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[challenge entry] Now living in the spiritual home of the sausage (Lincolnshire) I reckon I know a thing or two about em...
I have collected a few photos of the sausage industry in days gone by. Once picked, sausages needed to be transported from the flat fens into the towns and cities. They would be ferried along the rivers and dykes by watermen, known locally as Jockeys. Here in this 19th C photo, a young Jockey takes a break before the final push on into Lincoln market.


Today there is a movement away from the intensive sausage farming methods of the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Now organic sausages are growing on the fertile soil of Baston Fen.


Some of the larger ones where used as buildings, in this photo we see a converted puffer-banger mill, that is now part of a modern housing estate.


And to finish on a more traditional note, here is one of Lincolnshires lovingly tended thatched sausages.

From the Sausages! challenge. See all 414 entries (closed)

(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:18, archived)
# I picture a similar thing when I see 'free range sausages'.
Good work, woo.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:20, archived)
# There is a place down the road from me that is selling
"Wild Sausage" which I "think" is free range?
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:32, archived)
# I think it means that the sausages are untamed and aggressive,
and likely to attack if you don't finish them swiftly.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:37, archived)
# sausage in a dyke.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:20, archived)
# And put there
by sausage jockeys :) This post is all levels of awesome :D
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:26, archived)
# i concur, it is all of awesome.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:36, archived)
# Lovely presentation. :)
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:22, archived)
# magic.
*clicks

(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:24, archived)
# haha the second one looks like a pink floyd cover :D

or should that be Link Floyd
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:25, archived)
# ha ha
Cheers fella
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:27, archived)
# Splendid work there

*click*
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:30, archived)
# Hahaha
winner
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 10:30, archived)
# Not to mention
the extensive haslet quarries that dot the landscape.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 11:01, archived)
# lovely stuff
i declare you wiener
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 11:46, archived)
# This is superb
Woo to you
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 11:51, archived)
# This is so good.
I love tourist info.


*clix*
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 13:24, archived)
# I question the validity
I live not more than a few miles away from Baston... I see no evidence of Sausage monoliths...

Unless they are cunningly hidden as those wind turbines.

Lovely work though. Clickage ensues.
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 14:15, archived)
# Very informative
Geography, history and a smidge of science all in one post!
*click*
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 17:13, archived)
# lovely
nice ideas
(, Wed 26 Aug 2009, 18:45, archived)