Nostalgia: Election day in Persian desert

Nostalgia: 1966 EMN-190122-091627001
Nostalgia: 1966 EMN-190122-091627001

A local farmer who made a 2,000-mile expedition across the mountains of Persia was speaking of his travels back in 1966.

Mr R K Cornwallis (pictured) of Bleasby Grange recalled his five-week adventure led him to missing both the general election and the farm price review.

As chairman of the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation, Mr Cornwallis was particularly interested in seeing the
 many birds of Iran, some rare in this country.