BGU's Dr Andrew Jackson has been out and about through April, discussing his research on little-known Lincolnshire author and dialect poet, Bernard Samuel Gilbert (1882-1927).

Following a recent conference paper for the Social History Society in London, Andrew has given talks on the writer to the Torksey History Group and to the Lincoln Branch of the Geographical Society.

He also visited Gilbert's birthplace, Billinghay, to give a talk to the village's history society, and to discuss with members the surrounding Lincolnshire landscape that had inspired much of his writing.

Andrew said "Bernard Gilbert’s work fell largely into obscurity following his death 90 years ago. I am on something of a mission to bring his writing to the attention of the people of his home county in the present, and to audiences well beyond Lincolnshire as well."

Dr Andrew Jackson is Head of Research at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.

5th May 2017