Yellow Bellies celebrate Lincolnshire

Pupils at Whites Wood Lane Junior dressed in yellow to help celebrate Lincolnshire Day G111001-2
Pupils at Whites Wood Lane Junior dressed in yellow to help celebrate Lincolnshire Day G111001-2

‘YELLOW BELLIES’ across the county all did their bit to help celebrate Lincolnshire Day.

The special day saw a wide range of events to celebrate the history and traditions of the county - from dressing in yellow to tasting Lincolnshire Sausages.

Celebrating Lincolnshire Day at the Co-op in Gainsborough. Pictured are Leanne Holland and Gabi Brown G111001-7b

Celebrating Lincolnshire Day at the Co-op in Gainsborough. Pictured are Leanne Holland and Gabi Brown G111001-7b

Youngster at White Woods Lane Community Primary School were also in on the action.

“We asked our children to come to school dressed for our Yellow Belly theme and also held an ‘eat with your child’ session,” said school business manager Rachel Ward.

“We invited parents, family friends and local residents along to come and enjoy a special Lincolnshire menu meal where we had all sorts - including Lincolnshire Sausages, beef and potato pie and a special Yellow Belly pudding.”

She added: “The kids all had a fantastic time and the parents really enjoyed getting stickers for good table manners and clearing their plates!”

Gainsborough Co-op also got into the spirit of things.

As well as launching a new beer from a Spalding brewery, they held a range of Lincolnshire-themed activities.

Gainsborough store manager Peter Thurlow said: “We’re in the heart of Gainsborough so we’re in a great position to get people involved and excited about Lincolnshire Day.”

“The event is an opportunity for us all to shout about what’s special about Lincolnshire – at the home store, we’re promoting food, through tastings and special Yellow belly baps made by our coffee shop, but we’re also promoting other local producers, such as the Boston-based duvet and pillow manufacturer Fogarty and Lebus, which crafts furniture in Scunthorpe.”