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Lincoln Guildhall’s history revealed in new book

A new book detailing the history of Lincoln’s Guildhall in the Stonebow has been published.

The book, titled Above the Bow, tells the story of the ancient building and the rooms inside the Stonebow, including the items inside, like King Richard II’s sword, and the quirky collar of Snips the terrier.

It features 70 pages, with many photographs (by Dick Makin), printed by Ruddocks design & print.

There is also a section on Lincoln’s Mayors, detailing interesting, funny or strange stories regarding mayorship.

The souvenir book was lead by Henry Ruddock of Ruddocks on behalf of the City of Lincoln, based on a 1990 guide written by Joe Cooke and Oscar Stewart. Henry Ruddock and Brian Taylor added more information.

The idea for Above the Bow came after the current guidebook went out of print, and a book was needed to fully appreciate on the Lincoln’s oldest buildings.

The book was even recognised at a ceremony in the Guildhall held by The Right Worshipful Mayor Karen Lee, where she was presented with a number of copies of the title.

She can pass these copies on as gifts to visiting dignitaries and other presentations.

The paperback book costs £10 and a few hardback copies are available for £15. Pick up a copy in Ruddocks on Lincoln High Street, or online.