About Lincoln, Lincolnshire – UK Ink Supplies

Lincoln is a historic cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, England in the United Kingdom.

Brief History of Lincoln

The Romans conquered this part of Britain in AD 48 and shortly afterwards built a legionary fortress high on a hill overlooking the natural lake formed by the widening of the River Witham (the modern day Brayford Pool) and at the northern end of the Fosse Way Roman road (A46). The Celtic name Lindon was subsequently Latinized to Lindum and given the title Colonia when it was converted into a settlement for army veterans. Lindum Colonia was shortened on the tongues of the later, English speakers, to become ‘Lincoln’.

Construction of the first Lincoln Cathedral, within its close or walled precinct facing the castle, was completed in 1092.

When Magna Carta was drawn up in 1215, one of the witnesses was Hugh of Wells, Bishop of Lincoln. One of only four surviving originals of the document is preserved in Lincoln Castle.

During the industrial revolution, Lincoln began to excel in heavy engineering, building diesel engine trains, steam shovels, and all manner of heavy machinery.

The first ever tanks were designed and built in Lincoln by William Foster & Co. during the First World War.

Like many other cities in Britain, Lincoln has developed a growing IT economy, with many e-commerce mail order companies setting up in or around the city. One of these includes UK Ink Supplies, an ink cartridges and laser toner retailer.

Today, the non-metropolitan district of Lincoln has a population of 85,595; the 2001 census gave the entire urban area of Lincoln a population of 120,779. The council identifies a ‘Greater Lincoln’ catchment area covering surrounding villages and towns, which has a population of 250,000.

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