Months with Events
About Events

Events are open to all and prior booking is not necessary except where indicated.

Unless advertised otherwise, SLHA members are charged £1.00 and non-members £5.00 for attandance at events.

Details of all events are obtainable from SLHA.


Speakers Offered

Names and contact details of speakers are available from the SLHA Office.

Speakers Wanted
Additions to our database of speakers are welcomed - please let us have details of topics, contact information and fees.

 

Events Calendar

January

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Lincolnshire Churches

REARRANGEMENT

Unfortunately Professor Carenza Lewis is unable to give the talk planned for this date.
In its place will be a presentation by Professor David Stocker, SLHA Trustee and acknowledged expert on medieval churches

Professor Lewis's talk on The Archers and Rippingale is being arranged for a future occasion

Admission: members £1.00, non-members £5.00

Wednesday 17 January, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sunday Special: 3 short talks
Torksey Viaduct - Chris Padley

Some Lincolnshire Barns - Naomi Field
Lincolnshire Finds - an update - Adam Daubney

Admission: Members £1.00, non-members £5.00

Sunday 21 January, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

February

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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 02 February, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
British Horological Institute

Talk, guided tour and time to explore

Please note: there will be two tours, one at 10.00am, which is fully booked, and one at 1.00pm, on which there are spaces available 

Admission £14.50, including coffee

Pre-booking through SLHA essential

Wednesday 07 February, 2018
10.00am and 1.00pm
UPTON, NEWARK: Upton Hall, Newark, Notts, NG23 5TE
Download booking form: 02.18-BHI-Visit.pdf

Knights, Kings and Queens

Half-term holiday event

 

Find out about Knight's, Kings and Queens and make a shield, a crown, a jewelled pendant and more!

 

Admission FREE Activities £1.00 each

Children MUST be accompanied


Monday 12 February, 2018
10.00am to 12.00 noon
KIRTON IN LINDSEY: Town Hall, High Street, DN21 4LZ
The Building of X Class Submarines by Marshalls of Gainsborough

A talk by Lt Cdr Sandy Powell, RN Rtd

All Welcome

SLHA Members £1.00, Non-members £5.00

Wednesday 21 February, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

March

March 2018
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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 02 March, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
New Light on Roman Leicester

Recent Archaeological Discoveries

Presented by Dr Gavin Speed 

Admission: Members £1.00, non-members £5.00  

Wednesday 14 March, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sunday Special: 3 short talks
The Rich History of the Cornhill Quarter of Lincoln - Beryl George

Mud and Stud Buildings - Jenne Pape
Archaeology Talk - to be confirmed

Admission: Members £1.00, non-members £5.00
Sunday 18 March, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

April

April 2018
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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 06 April, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Tudor Tales

Family Craft Event – organised by the SLHA

* Make a Jester Stick £1.00
* Model a Knight’s Head in clay £1.00
* Decorate a Crown £1.00
* Find out fascinating facts about the Tudors!

Admission FREE

Children must be accompanied

No need to book – just drop in
Everyone welcome
Friday 06 April, 2018
10.00am to 12.00pm
MARKET RASEN, Market Rasen Library, 73 Mill Road, LN8 3BP
Lincolnshire Postcards - Photographers and Publishers

A talk by Chris Hewis 

Admission: Members £1.00, non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 18 April, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
RAF Stenigot - a Pioneering Radar Station
Presented by Chris Lester
Thursday 19 April, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
New Members' Day

Open to new and current members

Everyone welcome

Please contact Nigel Burn

nmeburn@virginmedia.com

Sunday 22 April, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

May

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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 04 May, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Book Launch - Lincolnshire Houses
Lincolnshire Houses by David Roberts

Special event to mark the publication of this well-illustrated new book

Introduction by Stewart Squires and talk by Publisher and Editor Shaun Tyas 

Price at event and for pre-ordered copies £30.00, normal price £35.00

Tea, coffee and cakes

Admission FREE, but please let us know if you plan to come
Tel: 01522 521337  E-mail: info@slha.org.uk
Sunday 06 May, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Title & Speaker To Be Confirmed
Thursday 17 May, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Fighting Monks
The Antics of the Knights Templar
A Day Conference Organised by the SLHA Local History Team

Programme:

The Military Orders and the Collapse of the Crusader States in the Levant - Nicholas Morton

Boston's Forgotten Crusade - Andrew Hoyle 

The Templar Lands in Lincolnshire in Early 14th Century Lincolnshire - Mike Jefferson

Leper Knights: the Valiant Knighthood of St Lazarus of Jerusalem - David Marcombe

The Story of the Eight-Pointed Cross: The Order of St John - Tom Foakes

The Dissolution of the Order of the Knights Templar in Lincolnshire - Nigel Burn

Cost:

£25.00 for SLHA members; £35.00 for non-members
includes a buffet lunch and tea and coffee

Saturday 19 May, 2018
9.00am to 4.30pm
HORNCASTLE: Banovallum School, Boston Road, LN9 6DA
Download booking form: 05.18-Fighting-Monks-booking.pdf
Aerial Crop Spraying

My 25 Years in Aerial Crop Spraying.

Presented by Bob Buffam

Members £1.00, Non-members £5.00

Wednesday 23 May, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

June

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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 01 June, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
From Timber to Stone

Learning how to build in masonry in 11th century Lincolnshire

Presented by Dr Mark Gardiner 

All Welcome

SLHA Members £1.00, Non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 13 June, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Les Gostick Memorial Walk
Time and details to be arranged.
Thursday 21 June, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

July

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Members' Coffee Morning

THIS EVENT NOW CANCELLED. NEXT COFFEE MORNING ON FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 06 July, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Shropshire Study Tour

5-day study tour based at the Harper Adams University Campus which is ten miles north of Telford.

On our outward journey we will stop at the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley. There is plenty for all here including a visit to a coal mine or a trip on a canal boat. It is only just over an hour from here to Harper Adams University.

On Friday morning we will be visiting the Jackfield Tile Museum which is part of the Ironbridge Gorge group of museums, En-route we will have a quick stop in Ironbridge to look at the bridge which was under wraps when I saw it in November. The Jackfield visit will also include a special tour of Craven Dunnill Jackfield Ltd works which is on the same site as the tile museum. This visit is at the kind invitation of Chris Cox their manager. Here we will see reproduction Victorian floor tiles being made for the House of Commons. The rest of the day will be at nearby Blists Hill Victorian Town. 

Saturday morning will be spent at Acton Scot Historic Working Farm. This is where the BBC2 Victorian Farm series was filmed. We will spend the afternoon in the historic town of Shrewsbury. We will start with a walking tour lead by Peter Worsley looking at places Charles Darwin knew as a boy. You may have seen Peter’s book published last year The Darwin Farms The Lincolnshire Estates of Charles and Erasmus Darwin and their family.  There will be time after the walk to explore Shrewsbury for yourself.

Glyn Coppack, who will be on the tour with us, will lead Sunday’s archaeology day. We plan to visit Buildwas Abbey, Wroxeter Roman City, Acton Burnell Bishop’s Palace and Stokesay Castle.

On Monday morning, before we return to Lincoln, we will be having a private tour of the Flaxmill Maltings at Shrewsbury. This was previously called Ditherington Mill. It is being restored by Historic England and will still be a construction site in July. The project manager is Nick Hill who talked to us in November about his previous project Apethorpe Hall.

For more details and any remaining availability please contact the office 01522 521337 

Thursday 12 July, 2018 to Monday 16 July, 2018
Persecuted Baptists in Lincolnshire
Annual Brackenbury Lecture

by Bob Kershaw

This lecture will be given in Spilsby Methodist Church.
Donations welcomed for Raithby Methodist Chapel
where this annual lecture has normally been held -
and hopefully will soon be the venue again.

Free admission

Saturday 14 July, 2018
3.00pm
SPILSBY: Methodist Church, 24 Market Street, PE23 5JX
30th Hosford Memorial Lecture

The Railways and Tramways of the Claxby and Nettleton Mines.

Presented by Stewart Squires

Thursday 19 July, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Water Supplies to Lincolnshire Country Estates

Festival of Archaeology Fringe Event 

Presented by Chris Lester and Eric Newton

Admission £3.00 - no need to book 

Wednesday 25 July, 2018
10.30am
SCAWBY: Village Hall, West St, DN2O 9AT
Death on a Northern Crusade

The story of a knight in a lead coffin and his Lincolnshire and Norfolk companions.

Presented by Chris Robson

Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 

Friday 27 July, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

August

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Members' Coffee Morning

THIS EVENT NOW CANCELLED. NEXT COFFEE MORNING ON FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 03 August, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Society Picnic at Wainfleet

Includes opportunity for a guided walk, plus the chance to explore the interesting Magdalen College Museum.

Full details TBC in July.

Saturday 04 August, 2018
From 11.00am

September

September 2018
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Members' Coffee Morning

Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well

Friday 07 September, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
'Picture the Past' - Heritage Open Days Event by SLHA

Lincolnshire in the Frame

Exhibition of Lincolnshire Postcards, Photographs, information and Videos

Jews' Court Bookshop will be open

All Welcome

Friday 07 September, 2018 to Sunday 09 September, 2018
10.00am - 4.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Archaeology of the Hornsea 2 Pipeline
Presented by Richard O’Neill
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 19 September, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Event To Be Confirmed
Lecture
 
Presented by Simon Pawley
Thursday 20 September, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The Friends and Enemies of Books Today
2018 Annual Memorial Lecture In memory of Ray Carroll

Presented by Shaun Tyas
 
Admission by Donation
Saturday 22 September, 2018
2.30pm
Bourne: Red Hall, South St, PE10 9LY

October

October 2018
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Members' Coffee Morning
Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well
 
Everyone Welcome – just drop in 
Friday 05 October, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

Archaeology Live!
Discoveries and Research from Lincolnshire and beyond
A Day Conference Organised by the SLHA Archaeology Team

Programme:

Keynote Address: Julius Caesar in Britain - Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick

Hidden Beasties: The Art of the Anglo-Saxons - Kevin Leahy

Long Barrows in the Lincolnshire Wolds - Mike Jefferson

Recent Work by Allen Archaeology - Mark Allen

Tattershall Castle: A New Perspective - James Wright

Recent Finds on the Lincolnshire Coast - Adam Daubney

Cost:

£25.00 for SLHA members; £35.00 for non-members
includes a buffet lunch and tea and coffee

Saturday 06 October, 2018
9.00am to 4.30pm
LINCOLN: Christ's Hospital School, Wragby Road, LN2 4PN
Download booking form: 10.18-Archaeology-Live-Booking-Form.pdf
This exciting Day Conference organised by the SLHA Archaeology Team will include a series of talks exploring the long and illustrious past of Lincolnshire given by leading archaeologists from within the county and beyond. 
 
Come and discover how recent discoveries are helping to re-write the past. Developer-funded and research projects are shedding new light on how our ancestors settled in this part of the country and how they used the land to survive.
The Gilbertines – A New Look
Presented by Rev. John Wilford
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 17 October, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Event To Be Confirmed


Thursday 18 October, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
AGM Details TBC


Saturday 20 October, 2018
11.30am
LOUTH: Conoco Phillips Room, Louth Library, Northgate, LN11 OLY

November

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Members' Coffee Morning
Meet and chat

* Tell us what you think about the Society
* Find out what's going on
* Browse in the bookshop as well
 
Everyone Welcome – just drop in 

Friday 02 November, 2018
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Paint Analysis - Layers of Understanding
Presented by Paul Croft, Conservator
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 14 November, 2018
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sleaford Group AGM


Thursday 15 November, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Maritime Boston
Day Conference organised by the SLHA Industrial Archaeology Team

Boston and the Hanseatic League - Pamela Cawthorne
Trade of the Port of Boston 1660-1840 - Philip Riden
Linking the Port to its Hinterland 1700-1850 and their effect - Rob Wheeler

Buildings of the Old Port of Boston - Neil Wright

Guided Walk led by Neil Wright

Cost £25.00 for members and £35.00 for non-members.
Booking essential – please visit www.slha.org.uk or call 01522 521337
Closing date for bookings 31st October 2018
Saturday 17 November, 2018
9.00am to 4.30pm
BOSTON: Boston Guildhall, South Street, PE21 6HT
Download booking form: 11.18-Maritime-Boston-booking.pdf

Boston was one of England's major ports in the medieval period, but then declined.   It revived in the period 1760-1850, mainly to send grain round the coast to London.   Until the 1880s the actual port was in the centre of the town, on the banks of the river Witham, and a few Georgian warehouses still survive.   A wet dock was created in the southern part of Boston in the 1880s and the port has flourished, in a small way, since then.

 

 Boston: 1. Warehouses on the Witham ; 2. Doughty Warehouse, c.1810

Built in the 1390's Boston Guildhall is a testament to the wealth and influence of the Guild of St Mary at a time when Boston's position as a centre of trade was second only to London. This wonderfully preserved building, with a wealth of original features, has survived the centuries and is to be enjoyed as one of Boston's finest visitor attractions.

A wealth of stories, secrets and experiences are told and shared throughout the building including the history of the Guild of St Mary, international trade with the Hanseatic League, Henry VIII’s dissolution of the Guild, the foundation of the Corporation of Boston and the very famous trial and imprisonment of the Pilgrim Fathers.

 












Sunday Special
Stamp End Bridge, The Final Solution Presented by Chris Lester
 
Lincoln City Grand Plans by Arthur Ward
 
Building Recording Group
Sunday 18 November, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Volunteer’s Xmas Party


Sunday 25 November, 2018
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

December

December 2018
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Society Christmas Party
Organised by the SLHA Industrial Archaeology Team 
 
Society members, volunteers, family and friends are warmly invited to book now for the 2018 SLHA Christmas Party 
 
Your ticket price of £28.00 will include: 
 
Mulled Cider/Apple Cider on arrival
2 Course Christmas Meal (Vegetarian option available)
2 Bottles of Wine per table of 8 plus Tea and Coffee after the meal
Nibbles and Christmas Crackers 
Wednesday 05 December, 2018
7.00pm
LINCOLN: The Refectory, Bishop Grossetestse University, LN1 3DY
Download booking form: 2018-Christmas-Party.pdf
Variety Evening
Short talks or displays by members and others.
Thursday 20 December, 2018
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH