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Tweets from a recent #Lincolnshire Day Ranger rail ticket to cover what remains of the railways there. The railway network in the county was severely depleted by the closures of October 1970 but passenger services to the east coast @ #Skegness & #Cleethorpes remain. 1/15
Starting at #Skegness, the station concourse features a statue of 'Skegness Sam', famous from the 'Skegness is so Bracing' old Great Northern Railway poster. Old style semaphore signals still exist & the line from #Nottingham in now known as 'Poacher Line'. 2/15
Skegness-Grantham: Top left c/w leaving #Skegness the train passed the scorched, flat agricultural lands of #Lincolnshire & through market towns of #Boston, with it landmark church (Boston Stump) & #Sleaford with its magnificent set of disused malthouses once owned by Bass. 3/15
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ARTE, a public TV channel, has visited #Hull and #Grimsby. They have spoken to people & walked the streets. I will try & highlight some of it below.

Please, this is what @BBCNews & @BBCPanorama need to do.

Talk. To. Real. People.
The '22 report focuses on & speaks to fishermen as hopeful, core supporters of Brexit, Catching up with them, so to speak.
They describe their hopes for Brexit, then show us a fish auction at Grimsby. Now, almost all the fish auctioned there is from Iceland.Delivered by lorry.
A fish'n'chip shop, now almost all of the fish served is from Iceland, too, at almost double the price (£140->£220). The price for peas has gone up, bc there are no EUworkers to harvest. It's impossible to pass this on to customers. "This is Grimsby." So they reduce portions.
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We start our tour of #MiddleEngland in Oxford, where tonight in the garden in Christ Church that helped inspire Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland my daughter’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is being staged. A sellout (so proud!), but there are tickets on the door…
Also an inspiration to Lewis Carroll was this holy well in Binsey, which in the Middle Ages was famed for the miraculous properties of its ‘treacle’ - its ‘healing fluid’.

Hence the Treacle Well in Alice… Image
The well appeared thanks to the prayers of Frideswide, the patron saint of Oxford. The pagan ruler of Leicester tried to make off with her; she struck him blind; being kind, she then healed him. Still he came after her: so she fled to the remote island of ‘Betona,’ aka Binsey.
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