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SLHA - Events in 2017
 
01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
The death of Ray on 29 January was a sad loss to the Society. He had been Reviews Editor for 20 years and an active SLHA member since coming to Lincolnshire as County Librarian in 1980.
2017, Ray Carroll
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
Pearl Wheatley, former SLHA chairman, celebrated her 90th birthday on 28 February.
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03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
SLHA members joined Pearl for an informal coffee morning at Jews' Court when a special cake was cut.
2017, Pearl
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
Rod Ambler, SLHA President, presents Pearl with a gift from members - a flight on a light aircraft from Wickenby airfield over the Lincolnshire Wolds and coast.
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05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
On Sunday 9 April Pearl took her flight from Wickenby across to the Horncastle area and then north along the coast, taking in the Humber Bridge.
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06. Till Bridge Pumping Station
06. Till Bridge Pumping Station
06. Till Bridge Pumping Station

At the invitation of the landowner a small group from the industrial aerchaeology team visited the site of a former steam powered drainage pump close to the River Till on the edge of Scampton parish.

Chris Padley is here standing in the scoop wheel chamber as we consider the type of mid-19th century steam engine likely to have provided power in this remote spot.

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07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
A day conference on Grantham's vernacular buildings was held on 11 March. It was arranged by the Society's Building Recording group and held in the early 16th century grammar school building of the King's School.
2017, Grantham
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
The morning session of the conference was taken up with a tour of the central area of Grantham. This building in The Antelope, an important survivor of the 16th century, explained to delegates by Prof David Stocker.
2017, Grantham
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
The well known Angel Inn was also visited by groups on the morning tours. Here, Prof Philip Dixon was the expert guide.
2017, Grantham
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
Members of the Grantham Civic Trust helped organise the day. Dr John Manterfield, seen here pointing out key features of the conduit in Grantham's Market Place, took the lead and also spoke at the afternoon session in the school.
2017, Grantham
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)

On Saturday 22 April Neil Wright led a 2-hour walking tour around the central area of Spalding.

We pondered the Abbey Buildings with their uncertain association with Spalding's medieval priory.

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12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
Neil's tour of Spalding inevitably took in industrial features of the town, including the once busy railway station on the western flank of the town centre.
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13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
A significant part of the morning's tour was a visit to the Chain Bridge Forge and an introductory talk there by Geoff Taylor.
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14. Spark Festival, Lincoln
14. Spark Festival, Lincoln
14. Spark Festival, Lincoln

The biennial Spark Festival, which promotes engineering, was held in Lincoln Cathedral over the first weekend in May.

SLHA sold books and met friends at their stall in the south transept (Ken Redmore and Stephen Betteridge here in attendance before the crowds arrived).

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15. Visit to Walsingham (1)
15. Visit to Walsingham (1)
15. Visit to Walsingham (1)

Eleven members of the Society's Building Recording Group met members of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group in Walsingham on Saturday 20 May.

This town has been the subject of a special study by the Norfollk group. 

The Lincolnshire group are seen here on Common Place.

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16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
One of the highlights of the visit to Walsingham was the visit to Friday Cottage in Friday Market.
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17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)

Stewart Squires of SLHA led a walk around the former Claxby ironstone mine workings on Saturday 20 May.

This was one of the events launching the 2017 Wolds Walking Festival.

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18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
Stewart pointed out the earthworks marking the former tramways, tipping docks and other features associated with the Claxby mine.
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19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)
19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)
19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)

SLHA mounted a small bookstall and information point in the Viking Centre at Claxby.

Here Stewart Squires is making a point to Sir Edward Leigh, the local MP.

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