The Longwool Sheep Keyring
The Longwool Collection
The Longwool Collection of merchandise has been created as part of our new diversification into holiday lets throughout Lincolnshire. We are currently restoring Pow Cottage in Tattershall, and have recently opened up our 16th Century restored Coaching Inn, The Old King’s Head which is a 9 bedroom B&B based in Kirton near Boston. A new website will be coming soon to showcase this new area within the Trust.
From this project we have developed four unique animal characters in our Heritage Lincolnshire colours. These are the Longwool Sheep, which is our headline character, alongside the Curly Coat Pig (which is now extinct), the Lincolnshire Buff Chicken and the Lincoln Red Cow. All of these animal breeds are native to Lincolnshire and we are proud to showcase them on our new merchandise including cushions and cups, Tea Towels and Keyrings.
There are four in each collection for you to purchase and all proceeds from purchasing these products will be directed back into our charity for us to continue our charitable aims of supporting, saving and transforming our counties incredible heritage.
Historically the Lincoln Longwool is one of our counties most important native breeds of sheep. They were bred to carry a heavy fleece of strong, lustrous rich wool which was is one of the heaviest fleeces of any breed and very popular with hand spinners. Their wool grows at a rate of 1 inch per month. Lincolnshire was an important wool producing area back in the 1700’s. With the decline in wool trade over the past few centuries, the breed has declined and they are now a rare sheep to see.
Made in the UK. They measure 6.2cm x 3.5cm and have a sturdy metal ring.
Free P & P to UK addresses.