Lincolnshire is a historical county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk to the south-east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south-west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the northwest, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north. It also borders Northamptonshire in the south for just 20 yards which is England's shortest county boundary. The county town is Lincoln, where the county council has its headquarters.
In 1974 South Humberside was created as a postal county and seperated from Lincolnshire. Although that county no longer exists, many people in Barton-upon-Humber, Brigg, Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Immingham and Scunthorpe still routinely use the county name in their postal address.
Lincolnshire is an agricultural area, growing large amounts of wheat, barley, sugar beet, and oilseed rape. In South Lincolnshire, where the soil is particularly rich in nutrients, some of the most common crops include potatoes, cabbages, cauliflowers, and onions. South Lincolnshire is also home to one of the UK's leading agricultural experiment stations located in Sutton Bridge operated by the Potato Council, Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research engages in research for the British potato industry.
Mechanisation around the turn of the 20th century greatly diminished the number of workers required to operate the county's relatively large farms, and the proportion of workers in the agricultural sector dropped substantially during this period. Several major engineering companies developed in Lincoln, Gainsborough and Grantham to support those changes, perhaps most famously Fosters of Lincoln, who built the first tank, and Richard Hornsby & Sons of Grantham. Most such companies are long gone, and Lincolnshire is no longer an engineering centre.
The A15 bisects Lincoln from near Market Rasen in the north to Bourne in the south of the county, while Boston lies at the end of the A17 from Newark upon Trent. Our drivers deliver throughout the old county of Lincolnshire, incuding to the following places: Alford, Bottesford, Broughton, Burgh Le Marsh, Caistor, Coningsby, Crowland, Crowle, Epworth, Holbeach, Horncastle, Kirton in Lindsey, Little Coates, Long Sutton, Louth, Mablethorpe, Market Deeping, North Hykeham, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Spilsby, Stamford, Wainfleet and Winterton.
Some of the items we deliver at Midland Catering and Event Hire include:
Whether it’s a party, a celebration or a huge blowout meal, getting your event right comes down to the right preparation. Getting your glass hire right can help make your event sparkle.
If you’re raising a glass to success you can’t go wrong with our Saxon Savoie champagne flutes. Like all of our glass hire, our flutes are individually checked and cleaned before being packed in special packing crates prior to delivery to you.
We have a massive range of glasses for hire available so if it’s 50 or 500 guests drinking wine, cocktails or even beer we’re bound to have what you need.
We have a great selection of table hire to suit a wide variety of events and special occasions. We can offer anything you might need from designer tables for events and conferences to traditional banqueting tables for weddings and functions.
Tables generally come in three types, based on how tall they are.
The tallest style of tables are called poseur tables or cocktail tables. These tables that you might find at bars and at cocktail parties and are designed either for standing up around or sitting at on bar stools. Our selection of poseur tables come in a range of colours and styles.
The lowest style of tables are coffee tables. These are low tables which are used for placing cups of coffee (hence the name), magazines and the like on and are usually surrounded by sofas or couches. We have a range of coffee tables for any type of event.
In the middle are banqueting tables. These are a set size (30 inches) in height and are the standard size for dining tables. We have round, oval and rectangular tables which can help with any size or layout of room.
The cup, plate and bowl are among some of the items that we hire out most often at Midland Catering and Event Hire. Sure, they’re not the most exciting of the items we stock but they’re an important aspect for many kinds of events and occasions.
We stock crockery in various different shapes and sizes to match different styles of occasions and different themes. Just as importantly, we have a large quantity of crockery stock available to help ensure we can meet demands for even the biggest events and wedding. However, we do recommend that for bigger events that you order with plenty of notice to ensure it can be picked in time.
If you hate washing up, don’t worry. Our “send it back dirty” service means all you have to do after your event is to scrape the crockery clean of any food items, put them back into the packing crates that they were delivered in and we will do the rest back at the warehouse while you relax.