Months with Events
About Events

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

Unless charges are advertised, events are FREE to SLHA members; non-members will be charged £3.00.

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

January 2017
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King John's Last Journey

Presented by the Reverend N Panting

On the 14th and 15th of October 1216 the ailing King John stayed at Sleaford.
Four days later he died at Newark Castle in the midst of a great storm.

This talk tells of his final journey.

Thursday 19 January, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Sunday Special: 3 short talks

The Grand Sluice, Boston - Neil Wright
Captain William Cust unfortunately killed by a Cannon Ball
- John Manterfield
Portable Antiquities and Persistent Places - Adam Daubney

SLHA Members free admission; Non-members £3.00

Everyone Welcome

Sunday 22 January, 2017
2.30pm to 4.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Buildings in Southwell from Medieval to 1750
Early Fabric in Historic Towns

Presented by Dr Chris King

Members free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 25 January, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

February

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Members' Coffee Morning

The first of our monthly coffee mornings!

* Meet fellow members
* Learn all the news
* Find a new interest
* Make new friends

Tea, coffee, cakes & biscuits
(at a modest charge)

Friday 03 February, 2017
10.30 - 12.00
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Toys and Games, Past & Present

Family event for all ages

* Discover which toys and games people in the past played with, and compare with nowadays.
* Have fun making your own toys and games as many people did in times gone by.
* Share memories and images of games and playground games from Lincolnshire.
* Play games and enter competitions

Admission FREE, £1.00 charge for some activities
Children must be accompanied
Wednesday 15 February, 2017
10.00am to 12.00 noon
KIRTON IN LINDSEY: Town Hall, High Street, DN21 4LZ
The Midland and Great Northern Railway in Lincolnshire

An illustrated talk by Nigel Digby

Members Free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 15 February, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
The M&GNR was formed in 1893. The speaker, who has taken a special interest in this line since the 1980s, will show the stations and structures along on the line and also describe the traffic and working arrangements of the M&GNR in south Lincolnshire.
Medieval Armour from Tomb Effigies and Other Sources
Presented by Bill Busby
Thursday 16 February, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

March

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Members' Coffee Morning

The second of our monthly coffee mornings.

Meet fellow members and find out what's going on.

Friday 03 March, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Lincolnshire Churches
A talk and a film - presented by Roger Smith
Friday 10 March, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Vernacular Buildings in Grantham
A day conference arranged by

The SLHA Building Recording Group

Visits to several vernacular buildings in the town

Talks on Grantham's little known but significant old buildings and how they might be recorded

Conference Fee: £22.50 for SLHA members and £25.00 for non-members
this includes lunch and refreshments

Saturday 11 March, 2017
9.30am - 4.15pm
GRANTHAM: King's School, Church Street, NG31 6RP
Download booking form: 2017-Building-Recording-Day-Grantham.pdf
Morning Visits to some of Grantham's vernacular buildings will include:
* The Old School (early 16th century hall, attended by Isaac Newton)
* The Blue Pig (late 16th / early 17th century)

* The Angel and Royal Hotel (mid-15th century)

Lunch: in Grantham Museum. Also bookstalls and opportunities to visit the Museum, the Guildhall and the historic police cells.

Afternoon Talks include:
* Grantham's little known architectural gems - Professor David Stocker
* Using probate inventories to establish house types and evidence of building changes - Dr John Manterfield
* What does building recording involve? - Ken Hollamby

Grantham Building Recording Group: expressions of interest and discussion of the possibility of forming such a group

Sunday Special: 3 Short Talks

The Story of the Arch and Arch - Pearl Wheatley
Stamp End Railway Bridge - Barry Barton
Sixhills Priory - Chris Page

SLHA Members free admission
Non-members £3.00

Everyone welcome

Sunday 12 March, 2017
2.30pm to 4.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
A Tourist in Lincolnshire, 1791

The travels of John Byng

Presented by Marion Ellis

Thursday 16 March, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The Hon. John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington, travelled extensively and kept a detailed record of the places he visited and the people he met. He visited south Lincolnshire during June and July 1791.
Prehistoric and Roman Sites on the Humber Foreshore

A talk by Chris Caswell

Members free - non-members £3.00

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

April

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Members' Coffee Morning

The third of our monthly coffee mornings.

Chance to talk about the Society and perhaps buy a good second-hand Lincolnshire book -
as well as have a good cup of coffee.

Friday 07 April, 2017
10.00am to 12.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Treasures

Family Event

Craft activities inspired by 'Treasures of Lincolnshire'

* Make a face pot
* Create jewellery
* Decorate a treasure box
* and more ...

Admission free; £1.00 charge for some activities

Children must be accompanied

Friday 07 April, 2017
10.00am to 12 noon
MARKET RASEN: Market Rasen Library, Mill Road LN8 3BP
The Complete History of the Draining of the Isle of Axholme

Presented by Angus Townley

Members free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 19 April, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
This talk covers the development of land drainage in the area from the Romans, illustrated with maps from various periods from the 1407 Inclesmore map through to the current day.
The Professions of Georgian Grantham
A talk by John Manterfield
Thursday 20 April, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Through River Country

A Talk with a Film

presented by T Barnett

Friday 21 April, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Visit to Spalding

Visits to Sites and Buildings of special interest

led by Neil Wright

For all Society Members and their friends

Saturday 22 April, 2017
start at 11.00am - finish 1.00 pm
SPALDING: South Holland Centre, Market Place, PE11 1SL
New Members' Day

An opportunity for members to visit Jews' Court and find out about the Society and the opportunities it presents.

Everyone welcome

Furtner details contact Nigel nmeburn@virginmedia.com

Sunday 23 April, 2017
10.00am to 12.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

May

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A Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind
Health Provision in Lincolnshire through the Ages
A Day Conference Organised by the SLHA Local Hsitory Team

Programme:
The Grantham Plague - John Manterfield
Plants that Kill and Plants that Heal - Loretta Rivett
The Illness of George III - Mike Lewis
Lincoln Asylum - Judith McLaughlin
Hospital of the Holy Innocents - David Marcombe

Hospital Provision during the Inter War Period - Nicholas Hayes

Bookings open until 5 May

Saturday 13 May, 2017
9.30am - 4.00pm
NETTLEHAM: The Old School, Mill Road, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2PE
Download booking form: 2017-LH-Conf-BOOKING-FORM.pdf
Matthew Flinders RN

A talk by Patrick Kaye

An open meeting
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00

Wednesday 17 May, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

Patrick Kaye is a retired doctor living in York with a particular interest in the life of Sir Joseph Banks and his Lincolnshire contemporaries.

In 1997 he sailed on the replica HMB ‘Endeavour’ in the Irish Sea as a supernumerary in Sir Joseph’s cabin.  

More recently, he was a trustee of the Banks Archive Project and was involved in the mounting of the exhibition "Joseph Banks – A Great Endeavour” in 2014 at The Collection in Lincoln and he wrote the Gallery Guide.


Edward Samuel - A Remarkable Sleaford Resident

A talk by Robert Turner

Thursday 18 May, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Visit to Walsingham
Programme
Coffee & welcome
Introduction to Norfolk Historic Building Group
Presentation of the main results of the Walsingham study
Guided walk around the town
Visit to No. 7 Friday Market (drawing above)

Tea & summing up

Travel: Car sharing – contact Ken Hollamby
Lunch: Own arrangements at local pubs & cafés 

Booking: Please let Ken Hollamby know if you plan to go: ken@abbeyside.co.uk

This is an open event arranged by SLHA Building Recording Group (RUBL)

Saturday 20 May, 2017
11.00am
WALSINGHAM Village Hall, NR22 6DJ
Claxby Ironstone Mine

Guided Walk led by Stewart Squires

Opening event of the 2017 Wolds Walking Festival

The route is 2.5 miles with some steep slopes and rough ground. Booking is not necessary - just turn up on the day.

Donations will be welcomed.

www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk

Saturday 20 May, 2017
1.30pm
CLAXBY: Viking Centre, LN8 3YR
History of Fairs 1850-1910
A talk with a film presented by Neil Watson
Friday 26 May, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: South Holland Centre, Market Place, PE11 1SL

June

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Coffee Morning
Meet and chat. Tell us what you think about the Society and find out what's going on. Browse in the bookshop as well.
Friday 02 June, 2017
10.00am to 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Normal for Norfolk?

Urban Life at Venta Icenorum (Caister-by-Norwich)

A talk by Dr Will Bowden

An open meeting
Admission: Members £1.00; Non-members £5.00

Wednesday 14 June, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Nature in St Denys's Church, Sleaford

The Les Gostick Memorial Walk, 2017

Thursday 15 June, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys's Church, NG34 7SH
The Brunels - Father and Son
A talk by David Leggett
Friday 23 June, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
The Industrial Archaeology of the Isle of Axholme

A full day tour by car of the principal sites.

Please contact the SLHA office to express interest info@slha.org.uk

Further details will be posted here

Saturday 24 June, 2017
Time to be arranged
Meeting place to be arranged

July

July 2017
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Study Visit to Cornwall

5-day study tour based at Penryn University with visits to

* Dingles Fairground Museum, Lifton
* West Penwith (archaeological tour)
* National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
* Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
* Eden Project
* Wheal Martyn Museum
* Geevor Tin Mine
* Botallack Mine

PLEASE NOTE: This event is now full booked

Thursday 06 July, 2017 to Monday 10 July, 2017
The Life of Sir John Franklin

The 2017 Brackenbury Lecture

presented by Catherine Wilson, OBE

followed by full afternoon tea

N.B. Change of Venue

Saturday 08 July, 2017
3.15pm
SPILSBY: Spilsby Methodist Church, 24 Market Street, PE23 5JX
Harpswell Excavation Open Day

Bring you own picnic and enjoy a day exporing the archaeological site and the local church and neighbourhood

Donations will be welcomed

Saturday 15 July, 2017
Starting time to be arranged
HARPSWELL: St Chad's Church, Harpswell, DN21 5UY
W H Hosford Memorial Lecture
Speaker to be announced
Thursday 20 July, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Treading the Boards

Theatre and Actors - including Spalding Theatre - in the Georgian Period 1750-1850

A talk by Neil Wright, author of the book recently published by SLHA

Friday 28 July, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Archaeology Store Tour

A special tour of the Archaeology Store for SLHA members including a session looking at ceramics.

The visit will include the rare opportunity to view artefacts and material generally hidden from public view in store.

Meet in Reception at Lincolnshire Archives.

Limited parking available in the Archives Car Park

Cost: £5.00 per person
Places are limited and MUST be booked in advance
Saturday 29 July, 2017
1.00pm
LINCOLN: Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold's Street, LN2 5AB
Download booking form: 2017-Store-Tour.pdf

September

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The Battle of Lincoln Fair 1217

A talk by Nigel Burn

Admission: Members - £1.00; Non-Members - £5.00

Wednesday 13 September, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ

October

October 2017
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Recent Discoveries in Lincolnshire Archaeology

Plus the Bronze Age Village at Must Farm

SLHA's Annual Archaeology Day Conference

Topics and Speakars will include:
Old Sleaford Revealed - Dale Trimble
Lincoln Eastern By-pass: recent excavations - Ruben Lopez
Excavations at Lincoln Bus Station - Gavin Glover
The Bronze Age Village at Must Farm, Cambridgeshire - Mark Knight
The Archaeology of the Gilbertine Order in Lincolnshire - Peter Townend
New Finds from some Lincoln Monasteries - Stuart Harrison
The Georgian Lunatic Asylum (The Lawn) - Kat Fenelly

Conference Fee: £25.00 for SLHA members and £35.00 for non-members;
this includes lunch and refreshments 

Saturday 07 October, 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm
LINCOLN: Christ's Hospital School, Wragby Road, LN2 4PN
Download booking form: 10.17-Archaeology-Conference-Booking-Form.pdf