Seat for Reg in Welton le Wold

A PUBLIC seat has been officially unveiled in Welton le Wold dedicated to the memory of popular villager Reg Lingard.

Reg, who lived in the village for 35 years, died in 2009, aged 81.

He was best known in recent years for his immaculate collection of vintage and classic tractors and agricultural machines.

Also for his success in winning ploughing competitions up to a national level.

The North Lincolnshire Ploughing Society awards a cup annually in Reg’s memory, at a competition held on the land of C V Stubbs and Sons.

The seat was officially unveiled last week by Margaret Stubbs, Chairman of Welton le Wold Parish Meeting.

Despite the intermittent showers, many of the villagers attended the unveiling.

Coun Adam Grist had also arranged a grant from East Lindsey District Council which went towards the concrete base for the seat to be placed on.

The seat is located by the chalk stream, facing the parkland of Welton le Wold Manor.

It was situated there because Reg had worked in the area for many years.

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