8th October 2002




Former staff and students from the Lincolnshire School of Agriculture’s Caythorpe campus will be gathering at Caythorpe Parish Church this Friday evening (11th October) for a special dedication ceremony.


The service, which will coincide with this year’s harvest festival, will commemorate the long association between the school and Caythorpe village.


To mark the occasion an embroidered picture depicting the school at Caythorpe Court and its four principals since 1948 has been created by local resident and former school receptionist Janet Avison.


Janet (59) of Church Lane, Caythorpe worked at the school for over 21 years and has embroidered as a hobby since childhood.


“I was asked to make something to commemorate the occasion,” said Janet, “so I copied an old black and white sketch and added the writing to recognise the principals and courses which were taught there.


“It was a great honour to be asked and also a great pleasure as it is something after my own heart.  It took about two months to complete and I really enjoyed it.”


The courses, which have been run at the Caythorpe campus since it opened as an education establishment in 1948, were transferred this summer to the University of Lincoln’s Riseholme Park campus.


The ceremony will take place at St Vincent’s Church, Caythorpe at 7.30pm on Friday.  Everyone is welcome to attend the service.




For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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