Past meets the present as county’s history hits the web

AN innovative new website is showcasing the different aspects of Lincolnshire life throughout the ages.

More than 500,000 images, documenting thousands of years of county history, are now available online at www.lincstothepast.com . The site is aimed at both dedicated researchers and casual browsers, with records, photographs and actual objects being shown as high-quality images, which are also available to buy.

Coun Eddy Poll, executive member for cultural services at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to give residents even better access to Lincolnshire’s rich cultural heritage.

“The popularity of the cultural collection’s website has shown us that web visitors have an appetite for online access to our collections.

“We’re now taking this idea even further with Lincs to the Past, giving people round-the-clock access to thousands of years of Lincolnshire history.

“The site will also host online exhibitions on significant aspects of county history, featuring figures such as Henry VIII, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Margaret Thatcher.

“The new site will also enable people to research material from the Lincolnshire Archives in the comfort of their own home, meaning it has never been easier to discover more about your Lincolnshire roots.

“This will be of great benefit to those who have difficulty getting to the archives, such as those who live overseas.

“This is a fresh, fun and free way for everyone to explore the story of our county.”