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About Events

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

Details of all events are obtainable from SLHA.


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

 

Events Calendar

January

January 2022
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A Ring-fort, a Sanctuary and a Roman Town
Evening Talk by Zoom

Archaeological Discoveries in East Yorkshire.
 
Presented by Peter Halkon, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Hull University.
 
Bookings are through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-ring-fort-a-sanctuary-and-a-roman-town-tickets-219370702677

Wednesday 12 January, 2022
7.30pm
Sunday Special
Sunday Special - Organised by the Local History Team
N.B. This is face to face REAL meeting! 
 
A Hayes & Sons – A Farm Railway Stewart Squires
A Novel Investigative Methodology Richard Croft
Portable Antiquities Update Adam Daubney
 
Everyone Welcome - Admission £4.00 SLHA Members £3.00.
No need to book – cash preferred – please pay on the door, open from 2.15pm 

Sunday 23 January, 2022
2.30pm
Nettleham Old School Rooms, Mill Hill, Nettleham LN2 2RX
‘Revolutionary Lincoln? A City in turmoil, 1911’
Evening Talk by Zoom
 
Presented by Dr Andrew Walker
 
Admission £4.00 - NB Admission £3.00 for members using promo-code in Winter mailing. Bookings are through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/revolutionary-lincoln-a-city-in-turmoil-1911-tickets-222965294197
Wednesday 26 January, 2022
7.30pm

February

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Vikings Ahoy!
A fun-packed half-term activity event. Come and join us for a morning of craft activities with a Viking theme. Topics will include making a shield in card, creating a Viking head in clay, a long-boat in card, creating Viking inspired jewellery using craft materials, plus experiment with writing in runes!.
 
Activities £1.00 each – no need to book
 
Everyone welcome. Children MUST be accompanied
Tuesday 15 February, 2022
10.00am – 12.00 noon
Jubilee Town Hall, High St, Kirton-in-Lindsey DN21 4LZ
The Ruston in the Blue Lagoon
Evening Talk by Zoom         

The story of the world’s oldest working excavator, a steam navvy made in Lincoln by Ruston Proctor & Co in 1909. 
                                                                                                                               
Presented by Andy Blow                                                                                                                                                                                               
Admission £4.00 - NB Admission £3.00 for members using promo-code in Winter Diary Dates. Bookings are through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-ruston-in-the-blue-lagoon-tickets-222706630527

Wednesday 16 February, 2022
7.30pm
Media Producer Andrew Blow will explain his latest DVD and streamed project "The Ruston in the Blue Lagoon” – the story of the rescue and preservation of what is now the world’s oldest working excavator, a steam navvy made in Lincoln in 1909, by a team led by engineering historian Ray Hooley.

March

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Gainsborough – Revisiting the Past for a Vision of the Future
Evening Talk by Zoom
                                
Presented by Jonathan Lee and Theresa Workman of the Gainsborough Townscape Heritage Initiative.                                                                                                     
Admission £4.00 - NB Admission £3.00 for members using promo code in Winter mailing. Bookings are through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gainsborough-revisiting-the-past-for-a-vision-of-the-future-tickets-222964401527

Wednesday 02 March, 2022
7.30pm
Sunday Special
Sunday Special Organised by the SLHA Building Recording Team
 
Greyfriars Update Katy Jayne Lintott - additional topics TBC
 
Everyone Welcome - Admission £4.00 - SLHA Members £3.00. No need to book – cash preferred – please pay on the door, open from 2.15pm

Sunday 13 March, 2022
2.30pm
Nettleham Old School Rooms, Mill Hill, Nettleham LN2 2RX
Moonshine, the Rural Dream and Building Provision for Smallholders ...
Moonshine, the Rural Dream and Building Provision for Smallholders in early twentieth-century Lincolnshire
                                                                                    
Presented by Dr Shirley Brook
 
The speaker has a particular interest in the cultural determinants of form in the buildings of different times and places. This talk will consider social and political pressure for access to land for landless labourers, building provision for small farms and the influence of an idealised view of the English countryside on housing in the fens and marshland of Lincolnshire in the early twentieth-century. 
 
Admission £4.00 (£3.00 for SLHA members)   
      
Bookings by Eventbrite or pay on the door by cash or cheque
 

Wednesday 16 March, 2022
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

Shirley Brook began her study of history as a part-time, mature student, enrolling in Dr Jim Johnston’s class for a Certificate in Local History from the University of Nottingham.

Further study led to a BA(Hons) in Regional and Local History from the University of Hull followed by a post-graduate research scholarship culminating in a PhD for her 2005 thesis, The Buildings of High Farming: Lincolnshire Farm Buildings 1840 – 1914.

Shirley worked as a tutor for the University of Hull and Bishop Grosseteste University where she helped to establish the Heritage Studies degree course on which she was a part-time tutor for many years. She is currently Vice Chair of the History of Lincolnshire Committee.

 

 
Lincolnshire Houses and Gardens
All day Conference Petwood Hotel Woodhall Spa

Petwood House and the Peto Garden Emma Brealey
Holyrood House: the story of a vanished mansion Patty Harris
Life in a bygone age: Mrs Smiths Cottage, garden, and allotment Paul Smith
Swanpool Garden Suburb – Lincoln’s Failed Dream Lesley Clarke
Technology and the English Country House in the Long Nineteenth Century: The 
        case of Lincolnshire Dr Andrew Walker
Heckington Manor: from dereliction to restoration Charles Pinchbeck
 
Admission £40.00 including buffet lunch, tea & coffee SLHA members £30.00 using code in December mailing or on completion of paper booking form. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lincolnshire-houses-and-gardens-tickets-222987851667

Saturday 26 March, 2022
Petwood Hotel, Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, LN10 6QG
Download booking form: 2022HousesAndGardens.pdf

April

April 2022
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Visit to All Saints Church, Legbourne & St Helen’s, Cawthorpe

Guided Visit to All Saints Church Legbourne and St Helen’s Church at Little Cawthorpe.

A morning visit to explore two of Lincolnshire’s churches and enjoy a short guided walk of just under a mile between the two venues. Parking will be at Legbourne Village Hall LN11 8LW, which is 5 mins walk from All Saints Church. Coffee and biscuits will be provided from 10.00am at All Saints, following which, Jean Howard will give a talk and guided tour of the building.

Bookings are through Eventbrite. Admission £8.75 per person. The charge includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, a donation to both churches, a guided walk between the churches plus a talk and guided tour at both All Saints and St Helen’s.

Please note: places are limited and must be booked in advance

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-to-all-saints-church-legbourne-st-helens-at-little-cawthorpe-tickets-163770559151

Tuesday 26 April, 2022
10.30am


 All Saints Church, Legbourne

Saint Helen's, Little Cawthorpe

Legbourne All Saints has an unusual green (copper) and white (chalk) appearance. It contains many features of historic and artistic interest including the county's best suite of windows by Preedy, some mediaeval glass and interesting needlework.

The walk, which is approximately one mile, between the two churches, follows a delightful route, passing amongst other things, Legbourne's dual-powered mill.

Little Cawthorpe St Helen's is a Victorian polychromatic design which was described at its unveiling as being ' a truly excellent design ......... for cheaply rebuilding a small rural church ..... the arrangements thoroughly correct'.

Jean will give a talk and tour of St Helen’s, finishing at around 12.10 to walk back to Legbourne.

Please note: There is disabled access to the church at Legbourne but at Little Cawthorpe there is a flight of shallow steps. There is a toilet at Legbourne Church which will be open all morning.

Lunch will not be provided but you can bring a picnic or alternatively book your lunch at The Royal Oak at Little Cawthorpe 01507 600750 or at The Waggon and Horses at South Reston 01507 450364

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Jean Howard is a Lincolnshire Blue Badge Guide with a particular interest in churches. She has led bus tours and residential weekends exploring the churches of Lincolnshire and her native Norfolk. She knows both these churches well as she worships at Legbourne and helps care for Little Cawthorpe church as part of her volunteer role with the Churches Conservation Trust.

 

Spring Customs and Folklore
From Lent to Easter and more!
 
Presented by Maureen Sutton
 
Admission £4.00 (£3.00 for SLHA members)
 
Please book through Eventbrite or pay on the door
 

Wednesday 27 April, 2022
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh’s Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

May

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Humberside Airport
Presented by Charles Parker
 
Admission £4.00 (£3.00 for SLHA members)
 
No need to book -  pay on the door with cash or cheque

Wednesday 18 May, 2022
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh’s Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Between the two world wars, several civil airfields were established in the Humberside  area but in the post-war period none of these were suitable for development.  With the advent of the North Sea oil and gas industry and the construction of the Humber Bridge, there was a need for a modern airport to serve both banks of the Humber and the former RAF Kirmington was chosen.  This talk looks at the development of the former bomber airfield into a modern international airport over the last fifty years; the different types of users, and how it has become much more than just a local airport.  

June

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‘Reimagining Greyfriars – 800 Years of Stories in the Making’
Evening talk by Zoom 

A chance to find out all the latest plans to bring this beautiful 13th Century friary building back into use in the heart of the city of Lincoln.  Closed for over 18 years, this grade 1 listed, scheduled monument has been on the ‘At Risk Register and Heritage Lincolnshire is working in partnership with the City of Lincoln Council to open it once again to the public.
 
Presented by Kathy-Jayne Lintott, Senior Projects Officer, Heritage Lincolnshire
 
Admission by Donation. Book through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-imagining-greyfriars-800-years-of-stories-in-the-making-tickets-320968494407
 

Wednesday 01 June, 2022
7.30pm
On-Line Event (Zoom)
Norwich Castle
Presented by Dr Tim Pestell 
 
Norwich Castle is currently undergoing a major National Lottery Heritage Fund redevelopment that will see the internal room spaces of the Keep rebuilt, a new Gallery of the Medieval World created in partnership with the British Museum and new toilets, shop and front entrance installed. This talk will reveal what is going on behind the hoardings and exactly why we needed a tower crane on a Scheduled Monument to do it!
 
I am Senior Curator of Archaeology at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, a post I have been in for the last twenty years. My interests are primarily in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval periods, but I have an active interest in the workings of the Treasure Act, the antiquities market and currently serve on the Reviewing Committee for the Export of Works of Art.
 
Admission £4.00 (£3.00 for SLHA members)
 
No need to book – pay on the door by cash or cheque

Wednesday 15 June, 2022
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh’s Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

July

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Tennyson’s Cornwall and Idylls of the King
Annual  Brackenbury Lecture organised jointly with the Tennyson Society
 
‘Tennyson’s Cornwall and Idylls of the King: Poetic Research and the Diffusion of Celtic Culture’
 
Presented by Dr J Cheshire, University of Lincoln
 
The lecture will discuss Tennyson’s tours of Cornwall in 1848 and 1860 and how this informed the genesis of Idylls of the King. Dr Cheshire will argue that Tennyson simultaneously popularised and diluted the Celtic roots of Arthurian literature and that the way Victorian culture co-opted Tennyson’s poem, merged the myth with the growing admiration for the Anglo-Saxons. 
 
Admission by donation to include Afternoon Tea – no need to book

Saturday 09 July, 2022
3.00pm
Raithby Chapel, Raithby Hall, Spilsby PE23 4DW
Churches Conference
The Conference will include:
 
‘If Walls could Talk’ Historic Graffiti in Lincolnshire Churches Presented by Brian Porter
 
Medieval Glass in South Lincolnshire Churches Presented by Penny Hebgin-Barnes
 
Guided Visit to St Andrew’s Church
 
Additional presentations to be confirmed
 
Admission £32.00 (£25.00 for SLHA members with Promo-code in the Spring mailing)
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2022-slha-churches-conference-tickets-317207735877

Saturday 30 July, 2022
9.30am – 4.30pm
Epworth: Wesley Memorial Church, 37, High St, DN9 1EP
Download booking form: Churches-Conference-Flyer2022.pdf
2022 Churches Conference

The 2022 Day Conference organised by the SLHA Local History Team will take place at Epworth in the north of the county. It will include a series of talks exploring various aspects of places of worship and a guided visit to St Andrew’s Church

In addition to a selection of talks, the Conference will host a Society book-stall selling new and second-hand books and maps. 
 
The Wesley Memorial Church is located in Epworth 

There is ample car-parking on-site

We look forward to welcoming you

September

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Boston’s Lost Industrial Buildings
Heritage Open Days Event - Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology in conjunction with Boston Guildhall
 
Illustrated talk Presented by Neil Wright (SLHA)
 
This illustrated talk by Neil Wright will show many buildings demolished in the last fifty years or earlier that were used in lots of different industries in Boston, some surprising. They include two ironworks that send steam engines and other products worldwide, feather factories and works that made cigars, crushed seeds for their oil, or packaged seeds for gardeners. Transport industry losses include railway offices where locomotives were designed in the 1840s, sheds to store locomotives, workshops where they were repaired, and creosote plants, riverside warehouses, dock warehouses, coal chutes, a fish quay and turnpike toll-houses.
 
Admission FREE – Donations welcome on the day
 
Pre-booking through Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bostons-lost-industrial-buildings-tickets-315737518417


Saturday 10 September, 2022
1.00pm
Boston Guildhall, South St, Boston PE21 6HT
Church of St Benedict, Haltham-on-Bain, Horncastle
Heritage Open Days Event
 
Explore and learn about this beautiful Norman country church with a talk by Blue Badge Guide Jean Howard. This attractive greenstone church has many interesting features including boxed pews facing in different directions and an interesting Norman typanum.
 
The Church will be open from 10.00am – 5.00pm but closed 11.00-12.00 noon for a talk about the church by Jean Howard. Everyone is very welcome to join the talk but places are limited. Pre-booking through Eventbrite is advised. 
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/church-of-st-benedict-haltham-on-bain--tickets-310772337427 
 
Admission FREE - Donations welcome on the day
 
Parking on the roadside in the village.

Tuesday 13 September, 2022
11.00am
Church of St Benedict, Haltham-on-Bain, Horncastle
St Benedict’s Church, Scrivelsby, Horncastle
Heritage Open Days Event
 
Explore the wonderful history of this Church with a talk at 2.00pm by Blue Badge Guide Jean Howard. Constructed in the 13th century, the church contains a fascinating selection of monuments from 1290 which commemorate generations of the Dymoke family.
 
The Church will be open from 10.00am – 5.00pm for independent visits but closed 2.00 - 3.00pm for a talk by Jean Howard. Everyone is very welcome to come and listen to the talk but places are limited.  
Pre-booking through Eventbrite is advised. 
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-benedicts-church-scrivelsby-horncastle-tickets-310981051697

Admission FREE - Donations welcome on the day
 
Parking available. Tea and coffee on sale after talk. 

Tuesday 13 September, 2022
2.00pm
St Benedict’s Church, Scrivelsby, Horncastle
Under Uricon: A celebration of Wroxeter Roman City's Social and ...
Under Uricon: A celebration of Wroxeter Roman City's Social and Cultural History
 
Presented by Dr Roger White, University of Birmingham
 
Admission £4.00 (£3.00 for SLHA members)
 
Pay on the door with cash or cheque
 

Wednesday 14 September, 2022
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
It is a remarkable fact that Wroxeter in Shropshire, site of the Roman town of Viriconium, has a rich tradition of responses to its archaeology from poets, artists, writers and even musicians. This is unusual, especially for Roman sites, and this lecture explores both the diversity of material, and why the site has been so engaging over the centuries. It draws upon the lecturer's more than 40-year engagement with the site.  

October

October 2022
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Lincolnshire Archaeology Conference
Talks will include:
 
Encounters with Achilles: The Trojan War as seen from Rutlan - Presented by Dr John Thomas
 
Roman Settlement in the Central Wolds - Presented by Dr Steve Willis
 
The Romano-British Pottery Industry at Market Rasen - Presented by Leigh Brocklehurst 
 
Additional Talks TBC
 
Admission £32.00 (£25.00 for SLHA members with Promo-code in the Spring mailing)
 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2022-lincolnshire-archaeology-conference-tickets-316599817577

Saturday 08 October, 2022
9.30am – 4.30pm
Welton Village Hall, 51 Ryland Rd, Welton, Lincoln LN2 3LU
Download booking form: Archaeology-Conf-Flyer-2022.pdf
Archaeology Conference

The 2022 Day Conference organised by the SLHA Archaeology Team will take place at Welton near Lincoln. It 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 people in the past lived and worked.

In addition to a selection of talks, the Conference will host a Society book-stall selling new and second-hand books and maps. There will also be displays by various organisations.
 
Welton Village Hall is located in the village of Welton 6 miles north of Lincoln. 

There is ample car-parking on-site

We look forward to welcoming you