Andrea Lilley


Andrea was born and raised in the U.S.A. and moved to Lincoln with her husband in March 2010. Andrea has attended The University of Texas in San Antonio and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. She is currently taking a break from her degree in Radio & Television to explore the United Kingdom.

The Grenadier Guards marched through Lincoln city centre on October 21, as thousands lined the streets to see the popular London tourist attraction.

The 300 Grenadier Guards gathered in the City Square before their march.

They practised for about ten minutes ahead of the parade.

Some guards found it hard to look at the people around them.

The guards started lining up for the parade.

The assembly was complete and they left the City Square.

The guards last marched through Lincoln in 2008.

Mayor of Lincoln Geoff Kirby saluted the Grenadier Guards.

The Grenadier Guards went up to the Cathedral to lay their regimental colours.

The Lincoln Business Club welcomed Nicki Gray as their new chairman. She is taking over after Eddie Strengiel stepped down from the post due to work conflicts. The club offers networking opportunities for local business and has over 600 members.

Gray, who was elected to the post after being the club’s secretary, is carrying lots of emotions about taking on the position: “I am very sad to see Eddie go, and on behalf of the club’s members I would like to thank him for all his hard work,” she said. “Without Eddie the club would not be as successful as it is today.”

“As a councilor my duties have increased somewhat and I now sit on a number of committees that take up more of my time, which was one of the reasons why I decided to retire as the chairman of the Lincoln Business Club,” Strengiel explained. “Another reason is that I have been in the role for six years now so I felt it was time to let someone else have a go,” he added.

Gray said that she is ready to get started and continue the work of the Lincoln Business Club, under Eddie Strengiel. “As Chairman I want to build on that success and get more involved in the issues affecting local business people such as the transport links between Lincoln and London.”

Source: Midlands Business News | Photo: Shooting Star

Lincoln’s city centre skies were filled with 300 white and purple balloons on August 12, as part of a fundraiser for the Meningitis Research Foundation.

Children and volunteers were urged to donate and participate in the day’s balloon racing events. Lincoln BIG’s Rachel Hanson organised the charity event in memory of her nephew, who was taken by the illness earlier this year.

The charity balloon race raised awareness of Meningitis and how important research for a cure is.

Earlier this year Rachel Hanson’s two year old nephew passed away without warning due to Meningitis.

Hanson’s nephew was posted in pictures in the area as a reminder of just how serious the illness is.

Volunteers offered face painting for donations to both children and adults.

A large crowd gathered as the children competed in talent competitions for £5 and £10 vouchers to W.H. Smith.

Volunteers and friends wait patiently for their turn to release the balloons that were providing them shade.

In preparation for the balloon release, children practiced their counting down skills.

The balloons were released after everyone present participated in a loud countdown.

The balloons took flight fast as children watched in wonder how they became tiny dots.

Many joked that the balloons they were on their way to Boston.

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