About 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

Claxby (West Lindsey)

Claxby Mine - a Guided Walk
Led by Stewart Squires
 
A joint event part of a Claxby Day during the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, a joint event with the Festival and the Viking Centre.
 
No need to book. 
 
Admission by donation to be divided between the SLHA and the Viking Centre
Friday 31 May, 2019
10.00am
CLAXBY: Viking Centre, Pelham Rd, LN8 3YR

Gunby (East Lindsey)

150 Years of Water Supply at Gunby Hall (National Festival of Archaeology)
Joint event in association with the National Trust
 
Join members of the Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology (SLHA) for a guided walk around the sites of the water supply to Gunby Hall. The tour is expected to last for 90 minutes. Stout footwear is recommended.
 
Normal National Trust charges apply plus a recommended donation of £3.00
Wednesday 24 July, 2019
2.00pm
GUNBY: Gunby Hall, Spilsby PE23 5SS

Hainton

Summer Outing to Lincoln Lane Farm
Organised by the Building Recording Group
 
Admission £13.50 to include coffee & bicuits on arrival and a buffet lunch
 
Pre-booking essential as places are strictly limited

 

The event was fully booked

Saturday 01 June, 2019
9.30am – 4.00pm
HAINTON: The Heneage Arms, Louth Rd, LN8 6LX
Download booking form: LincolnLaneFarm.pdf
RUBL, the Building Recording Group, are organising a day out for members to learn about their project at Lincoln Lane Farm in Sixhills. This is open to all members but there is a limit of 40 tickets. This is an all day visit starting at 9.3Oam. There will be presentations all morning at The Heneage Arms in Hainton. Members of the project team will talk about various aspects of building recording used at Sixhills and the results of their researches. Coffee & biscuits on arrival and a buffet lunch is included in the price. After lunch there will be guided visits around Lincoln Lane Farm. The day will end with tea and summing up back at The Heneage Arms. We expect to finish around 4.00pm.
 
The meeting will be at the Heneage Arms in Hainton village which is on the A157, the Louth-Wragby road at the junction with the road to Sixhills. There is ample parking behind the pub. 

Kirton in Lindsey

Crafty Archaeology (Supporting the National Festival of Archaeology 2019)
Joint event for families in conjunction with Kirton-in-Lindsey Society.
 
Investigate images and real and replica artefacts and explore how we can use them to find out about people in the past and how they lived.
 
Enjoy a selection of crafty activities inspired by archaeological artefacts from Lincolnshire.
 
Use a variety of craft materials including clay to make a jester’s head and card and embossing foils to create a piece of Roman style jewellery and your very own version of the famous Witham shield decorated with Celtic designs!!
 
Admission is FREE with a £1.00 charge for each craft activity
Children MUST be accompanied
Drinks and light refreshments will be available
Thursday 25 July, 2019
10.00am – 12.30pm
KIRTON-IN-LINDSEY: Jubilee Town Hall, Market Place

Lincoln

The Buildings of Walsingham - A Pilgrim Town

Presented by Ian Hinton

Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 16 January, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Sunday Special: 3 Short Talks

• Aerial Photography - Kathryn Murphy

• Boston - the Daughter City - Neil Wright

• 12th century timbers in Farmhouse at Sixhills - Mark Gardiner 

SLHA Members £1.00; Non-members £5.00

Everyone Welcome

Sunday 20 January, 2019
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning

Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.

Everyone very welcome

Friday 01 February, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
The International Bomber Command Centre

A Story of Discovery, Education and Remembrance.

Presented by AVM PA Robinson OBE FRAeS, IBCC Management Board

An illustrated lecture on Lincolnshire Bomber Command 1939-1945 and the International Bomber Command Centre.

Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 13 February, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Coffee Morning

Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.

Everyone very welcome

Friday 01 March, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Sunday Special: 3 Short Talks

• Bishop Christopher Wordsworth - Elys Varney

• A Lincolnshire Brick Collector - Ken Redmore

• Archaeological Highlights of Lincoln's Eastern By-Pass - Reuben Lopez Catalan

 

SLHA Members £1.00; Non-members £5.00

Everyone Welcome

Sunday 17 March, 2019
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Feasting at Lincoln Castle
Presented by Cecily Spall  
 
SLHA Members £1.00; Non-members £5.00

Everyone Welcome
Wednesday 20 March, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Industrial Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend 
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA
 
Meet at Jews’ Court
Saturday 30 March, 2019
10.30am
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA
 
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club
Saturday 30 March, 2019
12.00 noon
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA

Meet outside St Paul’s in the Bail, Bailgate, (opp. Lion and Snake )
Saturday 30 March, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: St Paul’s in the Bail, Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AX
Guided Visits Of Medieval Jews' Court

Talks at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Please book by calling 01522 521337

Book-shop selling new and second-hand books 

Saturday 30 March, 2019
10.00am - 3.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets and Markets of Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA

Meet outside the Castle Hill Club
Sunday 31 March, 2019
11.00am
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Roman Uphill Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA

Meet outside St Paul’s in the Bail, Bailgate, (opp. Lion and Snake )
Sunday 31 March, 2019
12.00 noon
LINCOLN: St Paul’s in the Bail, Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AX
Industrial Lincoln - Guided Walk
Discover Lincoln Weekend
A series of Guided Walks organised by the SLHA

Meet at Jews’ Court
Sunday 31 March, 2019
10.30am
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Guided Visits Of Medieval Jews' Court

Talks at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

Please book by calling 01522 521337

Book-shop selling new and second-hand books 

Sunday 31 March, 2019
10.00am - 3.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning

Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.

 

Everyone very welcome

Friday 05 April, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Jean Bemrose - A Great War Nurse

Presented by Chris Hewis

Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 17 April, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
New Members' Day

New and current members all welcome

Please contact Nigel Burn

nmeburn@virginmedia.com

Sunday 28 April, 2019
2.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning
Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.
 
Everyone very welcome
Friday 03 May, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Brayford Pool – Then and Now
Presented by Neil Wright
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 

Wednesday 15 May, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
The events of 1483 - Richard III at The Angel, Grantham
Presented by Dr John Manterfield
Thursday 16 May, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Eve of Battle 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 

Free - donations welcome 

Sunday 19 May, 2019
11.00am & 2.30pm
LINCOLN: Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, LN1 3LY
Industrial Era Lincoln - Free Guided Walk

Meet outside outside Jews Court.

Sunday 26 May, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning
Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.
 
Everyone very welcome
Friday 07 June, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
The Civil War in Lincolnshire 1642-1660

This conference is a joint event organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) and the Cromwell Association. 
 

FULLY BOOKED 


Programme: 

Welcome and Introduction - Nigel Burn 

Lincolnshire and the Outbreak of Civil War - Dr Clive Holmes 

Cromwell’s First Campaign: Peterborough, Crowland and Gainsborough 1643 - Stuart Orme

Crisis in Command: Conflicting Military Authorities in the East Midlands - Professor Martyn Bennet

Life in a Garrisoned Town: Newark 1642-1644; Bolthole and Bastion for East Midlands Royalists - Dr Stuart Jennings

The City of Lincoln during and after the English Civil Wars - Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons

The Human Cost of the Civil Wars: Lincolnshire and its Hinterlands - Dr David Appleby

Cost:

The total cost for the event including a buffet lunch and tea and coffee is £25.00 for SLHA members and members of the Cromwell Association and £35.00 for non-members.

Saturday 15 June, 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
Lincoln: Christ’s Hospital School, Wragby Rd, LN2 4PN
Download booking form: CivilWarInLincolnshire.pdf
The Medieval town of Dunwich, Suffolk
Presented by Professor Carenza Lewis
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 19 June, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Medieval Streets & Markets - Free Guided Walk
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
Sunday 30 June, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Coffee Morning

With regret, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The next Coffee Morning is on Friday 6 September 

Friday 05 July, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
EVENT CANCELLED
Industrial Era Lincoln - Free Guided Walk

Meet outside outside Jews Court. 

Sunday 28 July, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Medieval Streets & Markets - Free Guided Walk
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
Sunday 25 August, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Coffee Morning

Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.

 

Everyone very welcome

Friday 06 September, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
The Archaeology of the First World War
Presented by Paul Stamper
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 18 September, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Industrial Era Lincoln - Free Guided Walk
Meet outside outside Jews Court.
Sunday 29 September, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning
Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.
 
Everyone very welcome
Friday 04 October, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
‘Off the Beeton Track’

Presented by Sadie Hirst


Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00

Wednesday 16 October, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Medieval Streets & Markets - Free Guided Walk
Meet outside the Castle Hill Club.
Sunday 27 October, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Castle Hill Club, Castle Square, LN1 3AA
Coffee Morning
Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.
 
Everyone very welcome
Friday 01 November, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Historic England and the Grimsby Project
Presented by Katie Carmichael
 
Members £1.00 - Non-members £5.00 
Wednesday 20 November, 2019
7.30pm
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
Volunteers Christmas Party
Sunday 24 November, 2019
2.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Coffee Morning
Find out about the Society, meet friends and enjoy a coffee.
 
Everyone very welcome
Friday 06 December, 2019
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

Market Rasen

Tudor Tales!
Craft a Jester’s head in clay 
Create a Story Scroll with pictures 
Make a sparkly Tudor Rose pendant
Try your hand at playing Tudor Five Stones 
Find out some Fascinating Facts about the Tudors in Lincolnshire  
Everyone welcome 
Children MUST be accompanied. 
Admission FREE - £1.00 charge for craft activities

Tuesday 09 April, 2019
10.00am – 12.00 noon
MARKET RASEN: Library, 73 Mill Lane, Market Rasen, LN8 3AT

Raithby by Spilsby

Environmental Interpretation of the English Landscape

With particular Reference to Tennyson, John Clare and Peter de Wint. 


Annual Brackenbury Lecture


Presented by Mark Seaward

 

Followed by Afternoon Tea

 

Admission by Donation

Saturday 13 July, 2019
3.00pm
RAITHBY: Raithby Chapel (by Spilsby) PE23 4DW

Scunthorpe

Melting & Smelting - Industrial Heritage Day - EMIAC 97
Programme: 
9.00 Coffee and Registration 
9.30 Welcome and Introduction 
 
Talks will include:
‘The Changes the Iron and Steel Industry has made’
Presented by Steven Stubbins
The impact of the steel industry on the development of Scunthorpe including aspects of Local Social History
 
Coffee Break
 
‘The Lincolnshire Ironmasters Association and Railway’
Presented by Bryan Longthorne
The structure, development and ownership of the Companies and the origins of different raw materials and their transport to Scunthorpe
 
‘Changes in Steel making Furnaces over the 20c’
Presented by John Hill
How the industry has responded to meet increased demand for high grade steel for a variety of applications.
 
1.00pm Lunch, Displays and Bookstall
 
2.00pm A 15 mile rail tour arranged by the Appleby Frodingham Preservation Society with expert leadership, will give a comprehensive view of today’s steelmaking site. The tour will last around two and a half hours and include a tea and coffee break.
 
4.30pm Close
Saturday 05 October, 2019
09.30am – 4.30pm
Scunthorpe: British Steel Conference Centre, Brigg Road, DN15 0BA
Download booking form: MeltingAndSmelting.pdf
Introduction
 
Local iron ore was first smelted in Scunthorpe in the 1860s. The industry grew rapidly and by the 1920s three major companies, on sites to the east of the town, produced more than 10% of the steel made in Britain. In later years, now under single ownership, steel was produced in ever larger and more sophisticated furnaces and mills. Rail links to and within the site have been crucial to the development of the industry, especially since it has become wholly reliant on imported ore.
 
Scunthorpe owes its existence to the iron and steel industry. What was once a sparsely populated rural area has been transformed into a large town housing hundreds of workers and providing a wide range of supporting trades and services.
 
Key aspects of the industry and the development of the town are highlighted in the morning’s presentations. A guided tour by train in the afternoon gives a unique view of Scunthorpe’s huge iron and steelmaking site.
 
Car Parking 
There is ample car parking adjacent to the Conference Centre
 
Please book in advance
The total cost for the event including the train tour, buffet lunch plus tea and coffee is £25.00

Skegness

Beside the Seaside

Talks will include the following:

 

The 1953 Flood at Sutton on Sea - Sue Leese


Skegness Portrayed - Chris Hewis


Lincolnshire Coastal Development - Dr Susan Barton


Lost Lincolnshire Villages - Dr Caitlin Green


Lincolnshire’s Changing Coastline - Tammy Smalley


Freiston Shore - Jim Snee 


Cost: 

Admission £25.00 for members and £35.00 for non-members

Closing date for bookings 11th May 2019


Saturday 18 May, 2019
9.30am - 4.30pm
SKEGNESS: The Storehouse, North Parade, PE25 1BY
Download booking form: BesideSeaside.pdf

Sleaford

Heritage Lincolnshire, our work with Heritage, People and Communities

Presented by Kathryn Moore

Thursday 17 January, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
A Tale of the Collapsing Cathedral
Presented by Nigel Burn
Thursday 21 February, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Bully Beef and Biscuits – Sanitary Inspectors at War
 Presented by Will Hatchett
Thursday 21 March, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Lincolnshire Landscape
Presented by Jon Fox
 
Thursday 18 April, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The History of Sleaford Roman Catholic Church
Presented by Robert Turner
Thursday 20 June, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire

31st W H Hosford Memorial Lecture


Presented by Mike Credland

Thursday 18 July, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Aspects of Sleaford’s Industrial Past
Presented by Christopher Page
Thursday 19 September, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Witham Valley Monasteries
Presented by Jean Townsend
Thursday 17 October, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Sleaford Group AGM
Details to be announced
Thursday 21 November, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Variety Evening
Contributions by members and others including facilities for table top displays.
Thursday 19 December, 2019
7.30pm
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH

Out Of County

The following are events outside the County of Lincolnshire
Study Tour to Exeter
Staying at Exeter University. Tour arranged by Ken Hollamby jointly with Travel Wright Ltd of Newark, programme to possibly include :-
 
* Stonehenge new visitor centre
* Bishops’ Palace at Wells
* Archaeology of Dartmoor
* Walking tour of Exeter
* Seaton Tramway
* River cruise
 

FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 11 July, 2019 to Monday 15 July, 2019