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Chattertons sponsor Lincoln Longwool Society at the Heckington Show

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Chattertons Solicitors and Wealth Management were delighted to again be a sponsor of the Lincoln Longwool Society’s Annual Show and Sale at the Heckington Show on Sunday 31 July 2022.

Founded in 1892 by a group of celebrated Lincoln Ram breeders, the Lincoln Longwool Society aims to encourage breeding and promote Lincoln Longwools. They organise social events and occasionally breed workshops. Society membership is open to anyone who wishes to breed or support Lincoln Longwools.

Lincoln Longwools are a British breed of sheep originating predominantly from Lincolnshire. They are a ‘dual purpose’ breed, bred for both meat and wool. The wool of a Lincoln has always been of primary importance and the poor demand for wool is the reason for their decline in numbers over the last century. There are less than 800 breeding ewes left in existence, classified 'At risk' with the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST). Now a heritage breed of great national importance and with much to offer for those who are fortunate enough to keep a flock.

Edward Conway, CEO at Chattertons presented the awards for the Ram section, he said, “We are delighted to support an organisation that promotes the iconic Lincolnshire sheep, the Longwool. Lincolnshire’s rich ecclesiastical heritage was founded on the wealth brought about by wool from these sheep. They are in reality far rarer than the blue whale, and we are proud to play our small part in preserving this breed.”