Lincolnshire 2022/2023

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High Sheriff

T M Strawson Esq

The Old Rectory, Thoresway, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN8 3UY


Having been born into a farming family with two brothers and one sister, I believed my future would also be in farming, but after a couple of years at Reading University reading Agriculture, I realized that farming was not for me and I chose the route of Commodity Trading in the City of London, which I enjoyed for 5 years.

In 1988 I left the City having decided that I wanted to work for myself and set up my own business.  My chosen business was to design and manufacture brass bedsteads, which was somewhat unsuccessful but, it enabled me to start Bradbury Group.  This is a manufacturing company producing a variety of steel hinged doors, largely concerned with the need for security.  This is now based on a single site in Scunthorpe.

My wife Kerry and I married in 1991 and we have three grown up children; Emma who is 28, Hollie 26 and Freddie 25.  All three children have now left home to follow their own careers, but Kerry and I continue to live in our family home at Thoresway in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In 2014 I set up a local Charity with the aim of getting disadvantaged younger people into the workplace.  To do this, it was also necessary to equip them with life and social skills, as well as provide a formal qualification or even an apprenticeship.  My aim has always been to expand this work into another geographical area by establishing a second charity therefore, my commitment to this work continues.

On a more personal level, I enjoy participating in sporting activities i.e. playing tennis; a round or two of golf; skiing and kite surfing amongst other things.

Initiatives and Objectives for 2022/23

Homelessness in the 21st century is not just a very sad state of affairs – it should not exist.

There are probably about 200 rough sleepers in Lincolnshire on any one night, with probably another 2-3,000 homeless either in hostels or sofa-surfing.  Without an address, a person has very limited choices in life.

So, my focus going forward as High Sheriff of Lincoln will be on the homeless and the charities supporting these people, to see whether the role of High Sheriff and, a good business brain, can make a difference.

T M Strawson


Under Sheriff

Michael Pace

Chattertons Legal Services Ltd, 1 Flavian Road, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 4GR

T: 01522 781466 or 07584 229472


2021/2022 High Sheriff
Mrs Claire Victoria Birch

2020/2021 High Sheriff
M J Scott Esq

2019/2020 High Sheriff
R W Day Esq

2018/2019 High Sheriff
I H Walter Esq

2017/2018 High Sheriff
A S Clark Esq DL

2016/2017 High Sheriff
Mrs J G A Hughes DL

2015/2016 High Sheriff
Air Vice-Marshal Gavin Mackay CB OBE AFC

2014/2015 High Sheriff
The Earl of Yarborough

2013/2014 High Sheriff
T E D Dennis Esq
Rowston, Lincoln

2012/2013 High Sheriff
J B Burke Esq DL
Knaith, Gainsborough

2011/2012 High Sheriff
R M Battle Esq

2010/2011 High Sheriff
J A C Godfrey Esq CBE
Searby, Barnetby

2009/2010 High Sheriff
The Lady Sarah McCorquodale
Stoke Rochford, Grantham

2008/2009 High Sheriff
J W Lockwood Esq