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SLHA - Events in 2014
 
01. Horncastle Conference
01. Horncastle Conference
01. Horncastle Conference

The annual day conference at Horncastle College on 8 February was entitled 'Architects and Antiquarians', and focused on the mid-19th century origins of SLHA.

Speakers were (l to r): Chris Johnson, Carol Bennett, Rob Wheeler, Pearl Wheatley and Chris Mackintosh Smith.

CJL

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02. Romans Rule: Craft Event
02. Romans Rule: Craft Event
02. Romans Rule: Craft Event
Kathy Holland, SLHA Secretary, organised a morning of family craft activities on the theme of the Romans at Nettleham Library on 19 February.  It was very well attended.
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03. Farm Building Recording (1)
03. Farm Building Recording (1)
03. Farm Building Recording (1)
The newly established Buildings Recording Group tackled a range of farm buildings in Spridington on 22 March
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04. Farm Building Recording (2)
04. Farm Building Recording (2)
04. Farm Building Recording (2)

The Buildings Recording Group took measurements and photographs of buildings as part of a training exercise in Spridington on 22 March

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05. Past & Present Event Launch (1)
05. Past & Present Event Launch (1)
05. Past & Present Event Launch (1)
The celebrations for SLHA's 40th anniversary began at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on 4 April.  It was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (Tony Worth) and his wife; the Mayor of Lincoln and the Sheriff of Lincoln, both with their consorts.
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06. Past & Present Event Launch (2)
06. Past & Present Event Launch (2)
06. Past & Present Event Launch (2)
The current SLHA President, Michael Jones (left), was joined by former Presidents Catherine Wilson and David Robinson at the anniversary celebrations on 4 April
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07. Past & Present Event Launch (3)
07. Past & Present Event Launch (3)
07. Past & Present Event Launch (3)
The currrent committee chairmen lined up for a photograph at the celebrations on 4 April: Ken Redmore (Publications), David Stocker (Building Recording), Chris Lester (Society Chairman), Brenda Webster (Local History), Stewart Squires (Industrial Archaeology), Craig Spence (Archaeology).
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08. Past & Present Event Launch (4)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (4)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (4)
A general view of tea and conversation at the anniversary celebrations on 4 April
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08. Past & Present Event Launch (5)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (5)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (5)
Dr Shirley Brook, Vice-Chairman of the History of Lincolnshire Committee, and Dr Dennis Mills, former Chairman of the History of Loincolnshire Committee, exchange words.
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08. Past & Present Event Launch (6)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (6)
08. Past & Present Event Launch (6)
SLHA Chairman Chris Lester with immediate past Chairman Stewart Squires.
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09. Book Launch
09. Book Launch
09. Book Launch
On 26 April Judy Theobald (centre) of Radio Lincolnshire launched the book by Michael Credland (right) on the First World War Memorials of Lincolnshire.  It was edited by David Start (left).
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10. WW1 Conference (1)
10. WW1 Conference (1)
10. WW1 Conference (1)

A conference was held in Market Rasen on 25 May with presentations about various aspects of the First World War in Lincolnshire.

Speakers seen here (left to right): Molly Burkett, Mike Osborne, Cliff Clover, Terry Hancock.  Dr Stewart Bennett was the seventh speaker.

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11. WW1 Conference (2)
11. WW1 Conference (2)
11. WW1 Conference (2)
A joint presentation was given by Chris Williams (left) and Peter Harrod (right) about the Fourth Northern General Hospital, which occupied Lincoln Grammar School (now Lincoln Christ's Hospital School) during the War.
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12. Lincolnshire Folklore
12. Lincolnshire Folklore
12. Lincolnshire Folklore
An entertaining afternoon with accounts of Lincolnshire folklore and song was provided at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life by Tom Lane (with Teri, Anne and Nigel) on Sunday 18 May.
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13. Walk in the Wolds
13. Walk in the Wolds
13. Walk in the Wolds

Jean Howard led a large group on a walk round her home village of Tathwell on Sunday 25 May.

This event, hosted by SLHA, was part of the 2014 Wolds Walking Festival.

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14. SLHA Awards 2014
14. SLHA Awards 2014
14. SLHA Awards 2014

At the AGM in Grimsby on 7 June, the 2014 Flora Murray Award was shared between projects in Nettleham and Market Rasen.

Shown here L to R: Chris Lester (SLHA Chairman), Caroline Foster (Rase Heritage Society), John Evans (Nettleham PC) and Mick Jones (SLHA President)

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15. Wartime Farming
15. Wartime Farming
15. Wartime Farming

Food and farming in WW2 was the theme of a day arranged jointly by SLHA and the Museum of Lincolnshire Life on 8 June.

Over 600 visitors to the museum toured the agricultural machinery galleries, saw living history displays, listened to music, browsed the SLHA bookstall (seen here before the visitors arrived) and tasted food 1940s style.

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16. Hilary's Lincolnshire
16. Hilary's Lincolnshire
16. Hilary's Lincolnshire

A large group of former friends and colleagues met in Spalding on 14 June to celebrate the life of Hilary Healey (d.13.5.13), highly regarded archaeologist and local historian.

The event was organised jointly with the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire.

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17. Picnic at Gunby Hall (1)
17. Picnic at Gunby Hall (1)
17. Picnic at Gunby Hall (1)

On Sunday 29 June members visited Gunby Hall and its splendid gardens and were able to join guided tours.  This is the rear (east) of the Hall.

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18. Picnic at Gunby Hall (2)
18. Picnic at Gunby Hall (2)
18. Picnic at Gunby Hall (2)

David Stocker spoke about the church (in the grounds of the Hall) and made special mention of the outstanding brasses in the floor of the nave.

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19. Picnic at Gunby Hall (3)
19. Picnic at Gunby Hall (3)
19. Picnic at Gunby Hall (3)

On the visit to Gunby Stewart Squires explained the succession of systems for pumping drinking water from a source in the nearby park to the Hall and its outbuildings.

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20. Picnic at Gunby Hall (4)
20. Picnic at Gunby Hall (4)
20. Picnic at Gunby Hall (4)
As part of the day at Gunby on 29 June, Paul Everson led a short tour of the deserted medieval village site
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21. Picnic at Gunby Hall (5)
21. Picnic at Gunby Hall (5)
21. Picnic at Gunby Hall (5)

Rod Callow played the piano in the Music Room at Gunby Hall and also the fine organ in St Peter's Church on the day of the SLHA visit.

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22. Liverpool Weekend (1)
22. Liverpool Weekend (1)
22. Liverpool Weekend (1)
The annual SLHA study tour, led by Ken Hollamby, centred on Liverpool.  Members enjoyed a guided tour of the waterfront in the City.
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23. Liverpool Weekend (2)
23. Liverpool Weekend (2)
23. Liverpool Weekend (2)
A tour of buildings in the centre of Liverpool included the lobby of the White Star building where first-class passengers for the transatlantic crossing assembled.
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24. Liverpool Weekend (3)
24. Liverpool Weekend (3)
24. Liverpool Weekend (3)
The extensive tour of the Mersey Tunnel included the control room for ventilation and other functions.
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25. Liverpool Weekend (4)
25. Liverpool Weekend (4)
25. Liverpool Weekend (4)
The U-Boat Story is an outstanding museum in Birkenhead, adjacent to the Mersey Ferry terminal.
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26. Liverpool Weekend (5)
26. Liverpool Weekend (5)
26. Liverpool Weekend (5)
The final morning of the Liverpool weekend was spent in the two cathedrals.  An excellent tour was provided in the Anglican Cathedral.
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27. Retirement of Pam D'Arcy
27. Retirement of Pam D'Arcy
27. Retirement of Pam D'Arcy
On 8 July SLHA volunteers said farewell to Pam D'Arcy.  She has been Book Purchasing Officer at Jews' Court for the past 14 years.
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28. Lecture on Edward Trollope
28. Lecture on Edward Trollope
28. Lecture on Edward Trollope
The annual Brackenbury Lecture was given in Spilsby Methodist Church on 12 July by Professor John Beckett of Nottingham University, on Edward Trollope.  It was a well-attended event; as always, the tea was excellent.
Spilsby,
29. Launch of Grantham Trail booklet
29. Launch of Grantham Trail booklet
29. Launch of Grantham Trail booklet
The Society's Past & Present exhibition moved to Grantham Museum in August and to mark both this and the re-launched booklet "Grantham: an Industrial Heritage Trail" (by Peter Stevenson) an informative walk along part of the trail was led by John Manterfield.
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30. Walk at Woolsthorpe
30. Walk at Woolsthorpe
30. Walk at Woolsthorpe

One of the Past and Present events in the Grantham area was a walk on 6 September, looking at the history of Sewstern Lane, the Grantham Canal and the railway line near to Woolsthorpe Wharf on the Grantham Canal.

This was led by Stewart Squires on behalf of the Society.

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31. Local History Library Donation
31. Local History Library Donation
31. Local History Library Donation

The donation of SLHA's library of Lincolnshire books to Bishop Grosseteste University was marked by a special event in the university library on 18 September.

Emma Sansby, Head of Library Services at BGU, is seen here with Dr Michael Jones, SLHA President.

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32. Conference: the Normans in Lincolnshire
32. Conference: the Normans in Lincolnshire
32. Conference: the Normans in Lincolnshire

The annual Lincolnshire Archaeology conference was held at Bishop Grosseteste University on 18 October.

Speakers on various aspects of the Norman period in Lincolnshire were: Drs Deidre O'Sullivan (University of Leicester), Robert Webley (University of York), Naomi Sykes (University of Nottingham), Glyn Coppack, Pamela Marshall, David Roffe and Jonathan Clark.

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33. IA Conference
33. IA Conference
33. IA Conference

50 years of the IA team was marked at a conference at BGU on 15 November.  Presentations were given on the recording of the county's industrial structures and remains.

Photo of IA team members: Standing, l to r: Jon Sass, Stephen Betteridge, Colin East, John Turner, Derek Broughton, Chris Lester, Barry Barton, Ken Redmore, Eric Newton, Tony Wall, Ken Hollamby.  Seated: Neil Wright, Chris Page, Catherine Wilson, Stewart Squires

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34. Book launch
34. Book launch
34. Book launch
John Turnerís book Artur Immanuel Loewental, published by SLHA, was launched at an SLHA 'Sunday Special' meeting on 23 November. John is seen here with copies of his book (designed by Ros Beevers) and the special celebratory cake.
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35. Plough Play
35. Plough Play
35. Plough Play

The entertainment for the Lincoln area Christmas party on 10 December was provided by a group from Branston who performed a traditional local Plough Play

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