About Events
About Events

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

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

Horncastle

‘Levellers & Leeches’ - Living Life in 17th century Lincolnshire
Day Conference organised by the Local History Team.
 
Programme:
9.30 Registration, tea and coffee
 
10.00 Welcome and Introduction 
 
10.05 "That famous fight and most glorious victory at Horn-Castle” The Civil War in Lincolnshire and the making of Oliver Cromwell
Presented by Jonathan Fitzgibbons
 
10.50 Sir Isaac Newton
Presented by Robert Iliffe

11.30 Tea and Coffee

11.50 Tudor and Stuart Decorative Interiors with reference to Lincolnshire
Presented by David Bostwick

12.40 Lunch

1.45 Two Puritan Bostons 1630
Presented by Neil Wright

2.35 What was the Leveller, John Lilburne, doing in Lincolnshire in 1649?
Presented by Clive Holmes

3.20 Tea and Coffee

3.40 Seventeenth Century Medicine 
Presented by Anna Marie Roos

4.30 Summary and Close
 
 
 
Saturday 16 May, 2020
9.30am - 4.30pm
HORNCASTLE: Banovallum School, Boston Road, LN9 6DA
Download booking form: LevellersAndLeeches.pdf

Please book in advance.

Please return your form and payment to:

Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, Jews’ Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LS

Alternatively, you may ring the office on 01522 521337 to book or contact info@slha.org.uk

The closing date for bookings is Saturday 2nd May 2020

(Please note that refunds cannot be made after the closing date)

Kirton in Lindsey

Invaders and Traders!
Craft activities for families inspired by Roman and Viking artefacts.
 
Joint event with Kirton Society.
 
Admission FREE. Activities £1.00 each
 
Children MUST be accompanied 
Tuesday 18 February, 2020
10.00am - 12.30pm
KIRTON IN LINDSEY: Jubilee Town Hall, DN21 4LZ

Lincoln

The Anchoress and the Queen
The history of St Peter’s Hill, Grantham and the recent archaeological search for St Peter’s Chapel, the Eleanor Cross and the medieval wall.
 
Presented by Ruth Crook
 
There will be a modest admission charge

Wednesday 15 January, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sunday Special: 3 Short Talks
• Historic Graffiti in Lincolnshire - Brian Porter
• Stamford Book - Chris Lester
• Shodfriars Hall, Boston - Bob Barclay
                                                                        

Admission (Members and Non-members) £1.00

Everyone Welcome


Sunday 19 January, 2020
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Controlling the Demon Drink

The Alcohol Problem in Victorian Lincolnshire

 

Presented by Adam Cartwright

 

Public houses and brewing, the Temperance Movement and Libel Action

 

Admission Charge 

Wednesday 19 February, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
The National Churches Trust
The role and work of the NCT in Lincolnshire
 
Presented by Linda Patrick NCT
 
Admission by donation
Tuesday 03 March, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk

A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA. 

Meet outside the Castle Hill Club. 

No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  

Sunday 08 March, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Sunday Special

• Roman Burials at Newport - Natasha Powers

 

• Feather Factories of the Fens - Neil Wright

 

• Nettleham Jersey School - Pearl Wheatley

 

Admission Charge

Sunday 15 March, 2020
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
The Gilbertine Order in Lincolnshire - Segregation and Reputation
Presented by Peter Townend, Network Archaeology
 
There will be a modest admission charge

Wednesday 18 March, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
The Architecture of Lincolnshire Railway Stations

Presented by Stewart Squires

Admission Charge 

Tuesday 24 March, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Discover Lincoln Weekend

A display at Jews' Court and the opportunity to explore the building.

Includes a quiz and colouring sheets for families.

For details, please visit www.slha.org.uk

 

Saturday 28 March, 2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Saturday 28 March, 2020
11.00am
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Saturday 28 March, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Discover Lincoln Weekend

A display at Jews' Court and the opportunity to explore the building.

Includes a quiz and colouring sheets for families.

For details, please visit www.slha.org.uk

Sunday 29 March, 2020
10.30am - 3.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 29 March, 2020
11.00am
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 29 March, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 12 April, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
New Member’s Day
On Sunday 19th April, we shall be holding a special meeting for all of those who have joined the Society in the last two years, which is intended to afford to our newer members a personal introduction to the various groups in the Society. Current members are very welcome.
 
We realise that with a society as large as our own, comprising a number of groups all catering for differing spheres of interest, it can sometimes be difficult to find one's way around. 
 
At the New Members Day we shall not only provide an overview of the Society, but there will be individual members of the various groups present who can give our newer members a practical insight into what the various groups do and in particular how the new member can become more involved in the areas that interest him or her the most. 
 
The format will be informal, as the afternoon is intended to cater for the needs of the newer members, and to provide them with the opportunity to ask - and hopefully have answered - their questions about the society from those who are best qualified to answer. 
 
Tea and coffee will be Laid on, and the bookshop will be open. Complimentary copies of certain back numbers of the Society's publications will also be available. This is an opportunity for our newer members to meet and get to know each other and to familiarise themselves with the operation of Jews Court. 

We do hope you will be able to attend, and it will help us to plan for the numbers if you could register an interest in attending by emailing the Society Chairman Nigel Burn, on nmeburn@virginmedia.com or alternatively please call the Society Office on 01522 521337.
 
We look forward to welcoming you.
Sunday 19 April, 2020
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
The Medieval Spalding Project (1050-1550)
Presented by Dr Michael Gilbert
 
The background and development of the Guide to Medieval Spalding, completed in Autumn 2019.
 
Admission Charge 
Wednesday 22 April, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 26 April, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 10 May, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Battle of Lincoln - Guided Walk

Guided walk by the SLHA along the route which the Royalist army took when it relieved the siege of Lincoln Castle in 1217.

Meet outside the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  

Sunday 17 May, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, LN1 3LY
Meet outside the Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Paper Mills of Lincolnshire
Presented by Hugh Nott
 
There will be a modest admission charge

Wednesday 20 May, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 31 May, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 14 June, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 28 June, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 12 July, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 26 July, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 09 August, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 30 August, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Friday 11 September, 2020
2.00pm
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Saturday 12 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 13 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Monday 14 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Tuesday 15 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Wednesday 16 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Thursday 17 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Friday 18 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Saturday 19 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 20 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted.  
Sunday 27 September, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Cathedral Close - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted. 
 
Sunday 11 October, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Victorian Churches in Lincolnshire
Presented by Matt Godfrey

There will be a modest admission charge

Wednesday 21 October, 2020
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Industrial Era Lincoln - Guided Walk
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA.
 
Meet outside Jews’ Court.
 
No charge, but donations to the SLHA would be gratefully accepted. 
Sunday 25 October, 2020
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

Sleaford

Viking Lincolnshire
Presented by Dr Erik Grigg 
Thursday 16 January, 2020
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Wills of our Ancestors
Presented by Simon Pawley 
Thursday 20 February, 2020
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys' Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Bernard Samuel Gilbert 1882-1927

The Billinghay born author and dialect poet.

 

Presented by Dr Andrew Jackson

 

Bishop Grossetestse University

Thursday 19 March, 2020
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys' Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Lincoln Cathedral Connected

Presented by Carol Bennet 

Thursday 16 April, 2020
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys' Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The 1217 Battle of Lincoln
Presented by Dr Erik Grigg 
Thursday 21 May, 2020
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys' Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

Out Of County

The following are events outside the County of Lincolnshire
Annual Society Tour - Winchester
For details please contact ken@abbeyside.co.uk

Thursday 16 July, 2020 to Sunday 19 July, 2020