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Wide Horizons

A history of South Holland's landscape and people.

Wide Horizons

Paul Cope-Faulkner, Hilary Healey and Tom Lane with contributions from John Honnor and Liam Robinson

South Holland District Council (Published 2010 by Heritage Lincolnshire)

Designed by Susan Unsworth
ISBN 978-0-948639-48-7


"This book is about a special place and the people who have fashioned it and made it their home through time. It is about a landscape that has been sometime water and sometime land and sometime neither one nor the other, but just wet land. It is about pioneers fighting for a foothold. It is about tenacity, communities who are prepared to battle for a place of their own, working together for the common good. These are people attuned to the landscape, understanding it and harvesting its resources respectfully..."


SHDC was successful with a Heritage Lottery Fund grant application which has provided the opportunity to translate the Wide Horizons book into five alternative languages: Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese and Russian which are now available to download.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage through innovative investment in projects with a lasting impact on people and places. 

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