AN ABUNDANCE OF CRAFT
Lincolnshire's Poacher Country is abundant with craftsmen and women,
many of whom can be seen at craft centres, fayres and festivals around
As you travel around the area, make a point of stopping and admiring
some of the many village and town signs that have been created by local
craftsmen. There are many fine examples sculptured from wood, cast iron
and wrought iron.
ALFORD, CENTRE FOR
Alford has gained an excellent reputation as a craft centre over the
past 30 years since the introduction of the Whit Bank Holiday Craft
Market and the August Bank Holiday Festival. A national mix of craftsmen
meets alongside visitors who are in the town to enjoy, and take part
in, the crafts of yesteryear. Morris men from all around the country
demonstrate their dances at Alford to the enjoyment and amusement of
those looking on. Visitors will also enjoy the
weekly craft markets, held every Tuesday and Friday in the main summer
season, and the special Yuletide Christmas Market.
ART ON THE MAP
Each year the county celebrates its rich source of craftsmen with Open
Days in their studios. During the year private
studios open their doors so that the general public can enjoy seeing
first-hand painting, sculpture and ceramics to name but a few of the
THEATRE AND DANCE
Poacher Country is primarily a rural area,
but we are very fortunate to enjoy some fine examples of the arts. Louth
has its very own new theatre, the Riverside, and there is also an established
rural touring scheme seeing artists, actors and musicians travelling
around bringing their productions to village halls.
ANTIQUES AND COLLECTABLES
Visitors who enjoy antiques will relish meandering around the market
towns of Louth and Horncastle.
Horncastle has a renowned reputation for antiques and
here there are more than 20 different shops dealing in antiques and
collectables and they are full of some of the most fantastic and unusual
items. In Louth you can spend endless hours in the Old Maltings Antique
Centre, a haven for antiques and collectables.