About 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

Barton-Upon-Humber

Families and Fortunes in Tudor Lincolnshire

The Annual SLHA Memorial Lecture

2017 - In memory of Rex Russell (1916-2014)

Presented by David Neave

A joint event with Barton upon Humber Society

Members free - Non-members £5.00

N.B. CONFIRMATION OF VENUE

Friday 15 September, 2017
7.30pm
BARTON UPON HUMBER: Joseph Wright, Queen Street, DN18 5QP

Caistor

Book Launch
Ironstone Mining in the Lincolnshire Wolds

a book written by Stewart Squires and published by SLHA

Everyone welcome

Sunday 03 December, 2017
11.00am
CAISTOR: Caistor Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, LN7 6LZ

Claxby (West Lindsey)

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

Gainsborough

Wheels, Rails and Sails - Aspects of Trade and Transport in Lincolnshire

The Annual SLHA Industrial Archaeology Conference

The conference is wide-ranging in its topics but has an underlying theme of transport

Trade through the Port of Gainsborough - Philip Riden
Peat Railways: Workhorses on the Moors - Bob Evens
The Railways and Tramways of the Claxby and Nettleton Mines - Stewart Squires
Dunham Bridge : Up to Date - Stephen Betteridge
Coachwork from Lincolnshire - Adam Cartwright
Stagecoach Services in Lincolnshire before the Railways - Barry Barton

The lunch break will include time to visit nearby Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Conference Fee: £22.00 for SLHA members and £32.00 for non-members;
this includes lunch and refreshments

Saturday 04 November, 2017
9.30am - 4.30pm
GAINSBOROUGH: Methodist Church Hall, North Street, DN21 2HP
Download booking form: Wheels-Sails-Rails-Conference.pdf

The port of Gainsborough has had a key role since settlers started to develop it after the Romans left. It rose to prominence during the 17th and 18th centuries, loading grain and produce brought by smaller vessels for 'export' via the R Trent and beyond. Later, during the canal era, coal, lead and stone came from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to be transhipped into sea-going vessels. Similarly, goods were imported through the port and thence to the canals.

Crowle and Thorne Moors were served by a network of 3-ft gauge railways which were used to remove peat to several peat works, where it was processed for horse bedding and later horticulture. They operated from the 1890s until their demise in 2005.

Stewart Squires is the author of the book,'The Ironstone Mines of the Lincolnshire Wolds', the culmination of extensive research and community projects, which will be published later in 2017. Stewart will talk about the railway route to Ardesley, near Leeds, where Claxby Mine's ouput was taken to the West Yorkshire Iron and Coal Company's works.

The first Dunham Bridge was built in 1832 to replace a ferry whose existence can be traced back to 1296. George Leather's technically important bridge of cast iron bowstring arches was demolished in 1978 to make way for a simple steel girder construction reusing the previous bridge's piers and abutments. The Bridge Company's records are remarkably complete, providing very detailed information about traffic, maintenance and so on.

As motorbus and lorry transport became commonplace in the first half of the 20th century, Lincolnshire's industry rose to the challenge of providing bodies for nationally produced commercial vehicle chassis. Five firms in Scunthorpe, Louth and Lincoln were the principal local suppliers producing what were often stylish and distinctive vehicles.

Careful analysis of the details given in White's 1826 Lincolnshire directory for stagecoaches - their names, destinations, days, times and places of departure - have enabled a comprehensive and fascinating picture of the stagecoach routes and timetables throughout the county and beyond to be deduced.

Gainsborough Heritage Centre in located in the Old Post Office across the road from the conference venue. It has a wide range of material illustrating the town's industrial and social heritage and also well-presented displays of artefacts and artwork. There will be opportunity to visit over the lunch break.

Grantham

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

Harpswell

Harpswell Excavation Open Day

Bring your own picnic and enjoy a day exploring 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

Keadby

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

Parking at some sites is restricted so car sharing will be arranged.

Full details of the day's arrangements will be passed on to those who wish to go.

Saturday 24 June, 2017
10.00am to 5.00pm
Keadby Lock (where the Stainforth canal enters the Trent)

Kirton in Lindsey

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
2017 Lincolnshire Day

Talks, walks, activities, displays, books from across the county - all on a Lincolnshire theme.

10.30am : Early 20th Century Life along the Foss Canal - Chris Hewis
Photographs from the John Wilson Collection take you on a boat trip in the early 20th century along England's oldest canal
11.45am : The Life and Death of Pingley Prisoner of War Camp - Pat Horton
A look at the development, re-use and demise of the PoW camp, including the real life stories of those who farmed, lived and worked there.
1.15pm : A Warning to the Curious: the Excavation of Cleatham Anglo-Saxon Cemetery - Kevin Leahy
This award-winning talk explains how the speaker found one of the most important burial sites in Europe and its implications for our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons
1.30pm : Kirton in Lindsey Heritage - a walk led by Martin Hollingsworth
A two-hour exploration of this ancient town looking at historic sites and their stories. Kirton is on a fairly steep hill so reasonable mobility is required.
2.30pm : Lincolnshire Folklore, Music and Song -Tom Lane, Nigel Creasey and Terri Clarke
Discover the history and traditions associated with the Lincolnshire farming year through a presentation including music and song.

Refreshments. Admission FREE but charge of £2.00 for each talk and the walk.

Joint event with Kirton in Lindsey Society

Sunday 01 October, 2017
10.00am to 4.00pm
KIRTON IN LINDSEY: Jubilee Town Hall, DN21 4LZ
Download booking form: 2017-Lincolnshire-Day-Talks.pdf

Lincoln

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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.


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
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 July, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
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 advanc

Please note: This event is now FULLY BOOKED

Saturday 29 July, 2017
1.00pm
LINCOLN: Lincolnshire Archives, St Rumbold's Street, LN2 5AB
Download booking form: 2017-Store-Tour.pdf
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 August, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
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 September, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Heritage Open Days

The 2017 theme: Freedom, Justice, Equality

Among the many events taking place across the county over the weekend are the following organised by SLHA:

Georgian Boston: Tyranny or Freedom - a Walk
Saturday 9 September, 10.30 - 12.00
Meet at the Ingram Memorial Statue, Market Place, Boston, PE21 6NP
Neil Wright leads a walk to sites in the town relating to agitation for reform in the 1830s

Crime and Punishment at Lincoln Castle in 1202 - a Talk
Thursday 7 and Friday 8 September, 14.00 to 15.00
At Jews' Court, 2/3 Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LS
Nigel Burn brings to life the written record of 1202 when guilt or innocence were determined by trial by order
Booking essential: contact 01522 521337

The Battle of Lincoln Fair - a Walk
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September, 11.00 to 12.00 and 14.30 to 15.30
Meet outside the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY
Join Nigel Burn to follow the steps of the Royalist army that relieved a besieged Lincoln Castle

Baron Hussey, Robert Carre, and the Lincolnshire Rising, 1536 - a Walk
Sunday 10 September, 14.00 to 15.30
Meet at Sleaford Market Place, Sleaford, NG34 7SH
Simon Pawley examines the roles of Hussey and Carre and visits Hussey's Old Place headquarters.

Thursday 07 September, 2017 to Sunday 10 September, 2017
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
Lincoln Book Festival

Local History Morning

Talks from authors about recent or forthcoming books:

Boston, 1086-1225: A Medieval Boom Town
(SLHA, 2017) Stephen Rigby
How a village at the time of Domesday grew within a few decades to become a leading English port

Treading the Boards: Actors and Theatres in Georgian Lincolnshire
(SLHA, 2016) Neil Wright
A lively description of the successes and failures, pleasures and hardships of the flourishing provincial theatre between 1730 and 1850

A Parson in Wartime: The Boston Diary of the Revd Arthur Hopkins, 1942-1945
(Lincoln Record Society, 2016) Nicholas Bennett, LRS editor
A vivid picture of wartime Boston and an engaging account of the life of a busy parish priest

The Ironstone Mines of the Lincolnshire Wolds
(SLHA, 2017 projected) Stewart Squires
The full story of mining in Claxby and Nettleton, recent industrial activity in an area of outstanding natural beauty

FREE entry

The Book Festival runs from Monday 25 to Saturday 30 September. Full details on the Book Festival website.

Saturday 30 September, 2017
10.30am - 1.00pm
LINCOLN: The Collection, Danes Terrace, LN2 1LP

Along the Foss Canal

Photographs from the John Wilson Collection from Stamp End in Lincoln to Torksey

presented by Chris Hewis

Admission: £1.00 members, £5.00 non-members

Sunday 01 October, 2017
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
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 October, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
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
A National Project on a Local Scale

The North East Lincolnshire's Coastal Prehistoric Landscape

presented by Megan Clement and Andy Sherman

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

Wednesday 11 October, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Annual General Meeting

Programme

Annual General Meeting of the Society, followed by
Presentation of 2017 Flora Murray Award and other SLHA Awards

Buffet Lunch

Presentation: 'Lincoln Cathedral Connected' - Dr Anne Irving (Programme Manager)

Visits and Walks: Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Roman remains in uphill Lincoln

Charge: £7.50 for lunch and refreshments

Saturday 21 October, 2017
11.30am
LINCOLN: Bailgate Methodist Church, LN1 3AR
Download booking form: AGM-2017.pdf
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 03 November, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Apethorpe Hall: the Story of an English Country House

A talk by Nick Hill

Admission: Members £1.00, non-members £5.00

Wednesday 15 November, 2017
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sunday Special: 3 short talks

Lincolnshire Folk in New Zealand - Erik Grigg
South Carlton Archaeology - an update - Duncan Wright
The Sixhills Priory Project - Ken Hollamby

SLHA Members £1.00
Non-members £5.00

Everyone welcome

Sunday 19 November, 2017
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Members' Christmas Coffee Morning
Everyone Welcome - just drop in
Friday 01 December, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
SLHA Christmas Party

Society members, friends and families are invited to the 2017 Christmas Party.

A 2-course Christmas meal with wine followed by entertainment

Wednesday 06 December, 2017
7.00pm
LINCOLN: Bishop Grosseteste University
The Archers - Lincolnshire Connections?

Talk by Professor Carenza Lewis
probably not an everyday story ...

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

Market Rasen

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
Treasures

Summer Holiday Event

* Use clay to make a Saxon face-pot
* Design a dragonesque brooch
* Create a Roman scabbard
* Decorate your own mini treasure box

Admission FREE;  Activities £1.00 each.
Children MUST be accompanied
No need to book, just drop in
Friday 04 August, 2017
10.00am to 12.00pm
MARKET RASEN: Market Rasen Library, Mill Road LN8 3BP

Nettleham

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

Sleaford

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
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
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.
The Professions of Georgian Grantham
A talk by John Manterfield
Thursday 20 April, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Edward Samuel - A Remarkable Sleaford Resident

A talk by Robert Turner

Thursday 18 May, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
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
W H Hosford Memorial Lecture

Unique and fascinating churches in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire

Presented by Dr Richard Shaw

Thursday 20 July, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
C Hodgson Fowler, Architect
Talk by Canon John Wickstead
Thursday 21 September, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

Charles Hodgson Fowler (1840-1910) was a prolific ecclesiastical architect; he built or restored over 50 churches in Lincolnshire. During his career he served as Architect to Lincoln Cathedral and the Lincoln Diocese as well as working in the counties of Durham, York and Nottingham.

John Wickstead has published a study of Fowler's work entitled 'Charles Hodgson Fowler: Durham Architect and his churches' (Durham County Local History Society, 2001)

The Social History of Corrugated Iron
presented by Ken Hollamby
Thursday 19 October, 2017
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

Spalding

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
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
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
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
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
Grimsby Ice Factory

Making Ice for the World's Premier Fishing Fleet

A talk by Chris Lester

Friday 15 September, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
My Life as an Evacuee
presented by Terry Grantham
Friday 20 October, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Spalding and South Holland; Mills and Milling

Presented by Keith Seaton

Friday 24 November, 2017
7.30pm
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ

Spilsby

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

Out Of County

The following are events outside the County of Lincolnshire
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
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