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01. Lincoln, Central Methodist Church: Visit
01. Lincoln, Central Methodist Church: Visit
01. Lincoln, Central Methodist Church: Visit

The annual SLHA residential conference was held at Bishop Grosseteste University College over the weekend 10 to 12 February on the theme of Non-Conformity.

A visit was made to Central Methodist Church for a tour of the building and a view of this splendid mural triptych by Gary Drostle (2002).

Lincoln Central Methodist Church, murals, Gary Drostle
02. Lincoln Unitarian Chapel: Visit
02. Lincoln Unitarian Chapel: Visit
02. Lincoln Unitarian Chapel: Visit

The 2012 annual SLHA residential conference on Religious Non-Conformity was based at Bishop Grosseteste University College, and visits were made to chapels in the lower High Street, Lincoln.

At the Unitarian Chapel course members learned about the history of the church and its current activities.

2012, Lincoln, Unitarian Chapel
03. Lincoln University Engineering: Visit
03. Lincoln University Engineering: Visit
03. Lincoln University Engineering: Visit

On 7 March members of the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team were given a special tour by Dr David Waugh of the impressive laboratories and teaching rooms in the recently established engineering faculty at the University of Lincoln.

Lincoln University engineering, David Waugh
04. Foul Anchor: Visit
04. Foul Anchor: Visit
04. Foul Anchor: Visit

Members of the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team visited sites in and around Sutton Bridge on Thursday 22 March.

David Clowes and Beryl Jackson (local SLHA members) were the guides and interpreters of the complex system of sluices and bridges where the North Level Main Drain joins the River Nene at Foul Anchor to the east of Tydd Gote (TF 467180).

Tydd Gote, sluice, Foul Anchor
05. Sutton Bridge, Dock: Survey
05. Sutton Bridge, Dock: Survey
05. Sutton Bridge, Dock: Survey
On the afternoon of 22 March a group of IA members measured and photographed the remains of the former Sutton Bridge Dock, now the site of the local Golf Club.
Sutton Bridge, Dock, survey
06. Ellys Manor House: Visit
06. Ellys Manor House: Visit
06. Ellys Manor House: Visit

On a coach outing, which also included the Rutland Railway Museum (Rocks by Rail), SLHA members visited Ellys Manor House a fine stone house close to the church.

They were given a warm welcome by Clive Taylor the owner before undertaking a tour of the house which included the outstanding wall paintings on the first floor.

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Great Ponton, wall paintings
07. Rutland Railway Museum: Visit
07. Rutland Railway Museum: Visit
07. Rutland Railway Museum: Visit

An afternoon visit was made on 24 April to the Rutland Railway Museum near Ashwell which is currently being upgraded and re-branded as 'Rocks by Rail'.  

The museum location is the railhead for an extensive area of ironstone quarries which were served by a network of temporary lines, though only a relatively short section of line survives.

There are a large collection of working locomotives, almost all of which worked in ironstone quarries here or elsewhere, a wide range of wagons and other related rolling stock, and excavators to undertake quarry work.

Rutland Railway Museum, Rocks by Rail
08. Pyewipe Pumping Station: Visit
08. Pyewipe Pumping Station: Visit
08. Pyewipe Pumping Station: Visit

The SLHA Industrial Archaeology team and the Dogdyke Pumping Station Preservation Trust joined forces on 21 May for a visit to the pumping station at Pyewipe on the Fossdyke to the west of Lincoln (SK 954720).

They were generously entertained by the Chairman, Chief Executive, Engineer and other staff members of the Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board.

Pyewipe pumping station
09. SLHA Awards, 2012
09. SLHA Awards, 2012
09. SLHA Awards, 2012

The Flora Murray Award for 2011 was presented at the AGM to the Pickworth Local History Group in recognition of their excellent work in publishing books about the village and its school and in creating an informative website. Norman Whiting received the award on behalf of the group.

Awards of Excellence were made to History of Saxilby & District Group for the well-constructed village trail they had devised, and to Dr Katharine Sykes for her book Inventing Sempringham about the Gilbertine order, founded in Lincolnshire.

In the photograph (l to r): Mick Jones (SLHA President), Norman Whiting (Pickworth), Jane Hewis (Saxilby), Stewart Squires (SLHA Chairman)

awards Flora Murray
10. Stamford, All Saints: Visit
10. Stamford, All Saints: Visit
10. Stamford, All Saints: Visit

On the afternoon of 16 June, following the AGM, SLHA members visited some of Stamfordís magnificent stone buildings.

At All Saints church (shown here) David Stocker provided an introduction to the building's architectural and historical significance.

All Saints church, Stamford
11. Spalding History Fair
11. Spalding History Fair
11. Spalding History Fair

SLHA had a stall selling books and meeting visitors at the history fair held at Ayscoughfee Hall in Spalding in June.

Rod Callow, Society Administrator, is seen here as the friendly face of the Society.

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12. Willoughton: Village Walk
12. Willoughton: Village Walk
12. Willoughton: Village Walk
A walk around Willoughton on 1 July, led by Sarah Taylor, looked at the sites & buildings once occupied by traders in the village.
Willoughton, walk
13. Chichester: Weekend Tour
13. Chichester: Weekend Tour
13. Chichester: Weekend Tour

The annual weekend study tour, again organised by Ken Hollamby, was based at Chichester and included several sites in West Sussex.

Included in the tour was a visit to the ancient walls of the city where information was given about the construction and function of the bastions.

Chichester, city walls
14. Heckington Show: Book Launch
14. Heckington Show: Book Launch
14. Heckington Show: Book Launch

Catherine Wilson's fine book, Lincolnshire's Farm Animals, commissioned by the Heckington & District Agricultural Society and published by SLHA was launched at the Heckington Show on 28 July.

Tributes to the book were paid by Tony Worth, Lincolnshire's Lord Lieutenant, and also by broadcaster and journalist, Alan Stennett.

In the photograph (l to r): Stewart Squires (SLHA Chairman), Catherine Wilson, Tony Worth, Charles Pinchbeck (HDAS), Anne Stennett (RBT) and Alan Stennett.

Lincolnshire's Farm Animals, book launch
15. Heckington Show: Bookstall
15. Heckington Show: Bookstall
15. Heckington Show: Bookstall

Books were sold - and many enjoyable discussions took place - when SLHA manned a stall in the heritage tent at Heckington's Annual Show at the end of July.

 

Heckington Show, bookstall
16. Otby Top Excavations: Visit
16. Otby Top Excavations: Visit
16. Otby Top Excavations: Visit

The University of Kent are currently digging at Otby Top in Claxby parish on the site of a late Iron Age/Roman enclosure identified from crop-marks.

The site was visited by a small group from SLHA on Sunday 26 August.

Claxby, Otby Top, excavations, Iron Age
17. Horncastle Canal: Walk
17. Horncastle Canal: Walk
17. Horncastle Canal: Walk

SLHA was represented by Ken Redmore when he took two parties around Horncastle to see features of its canal as part of the Heritage Open Days programme.

Horncastle Canal, heritage open day walk
18. Grantham Canal: Walk
18. Grantham Canal: Walk
18. Grantham Canal: Walk

As part of the 2012 Heritage Open Days programme Stewart Squires took a party along the Grantham Canal from Woolsthorpe looking at the canal and its relationship with Sewstern and Longmoor Lanes.

This photograph shows the group at Woolsthorpe enjoying very warm sunshine.

Grantham Canal, walk, heritage open day, woolsthorpe
19. Harrington: Leach Lecture
19. Harrington: Leach Lecture
19. Harrington: Leach Lecture

The annual Leach Lecture was given by Jean Howard at St Maryís Church at Harrington on 12 September. Her theme was the three Baring sisters, who spent much of their childhood at Harrington Hall and, in various ways, led notable lives as adults.

In the photograph are: Jean Howard, Joyce Leach (widow of T R Leach) and Stewart Squires (SLHA Chairman) 

Baring sisters, Harrington Hall, Jean Howard
20. Britons & Anglo-Saxons: Book Launch
20. Britons & Anglo-Saxons: Book Launch
20. Britons & Anglo-Saxons: Book Launch

The History of Lincolnshire Committee launched the third of its Studies in the History of Lincolnshire when a group of members and friends celebrated Thomas Greenís book Britons and Anglo-Saxons: Lincolnshire AD 400-650 at Lincolnís Assembly Rooms on 18 September.

Dr Thomas Green, shown here with his book, is currently engaged in research at the University of Oxford, where he recently completed his doctoral thesis.

Britons Anglo-Saxons, Tom Thomas Green, book launch
21. Wind Power: Conference
21. Wind Power: Conference
21. Wind Power: Conference

Speakers at SLHA's conference at Bishop Grosseteste University College on Saturday 22 September gave a history of wind-powered machinery from the mills of the medieval period to today's wind turbines.

In the photograph, Chris Lester is introducing David Pearce, the speaker on wind turbines.

Wind power, conference
22. Churches in Lincoln Diocese: Conference
22. Churches in Lincoln Diocese: Conference
22. Churches in Lincoln Diocese: Conference

The annual SLHA Archaeology Day on Saturday 6 October was held at St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, with contributions from seven eminent speakers, about churches and church architecture in Lincolnshire.

This is a photograph of the day's speakers.

Lincoln Diocese, conference, church history architecture
23. Presentation to Sue Smith
23. Presentation to Sue Smith
23. Presentation to Sue Smith

At the annual party for SLHA volunteers on 2 December a bouquet of flowers was presented to Sue Smith, the Society's clerk/typist, in recognition of her 20 years' service.

Stewart Squires, SLHA Chairman, expressed the appreciation of the Society for Sue's hard work and dedication.

News 2012, Sue Smith, presentation
24. Bookshop
24. Bookshop
24. Bookshop
Paul Hunter poses in the Society's bookshop. Working with Pam D'Arcy, long-serving book buyer for the Society, Paul had the regular task of restocking the shelves.
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