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01. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (1)
01. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (1)
01. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (1)

A small group of veterans from the Industrial Archaeology team visited New Holland and Barrow upon Humber on 5 February.

The aim was to follow the footsteps of the Lincolnshire industrial archaeologists who made a similar tour in 1967.

In the photograph (taken at Barrow Haven with the Humber Bridge as the backdrop) are: Eric Newton, Jon Sass, Stewart Squires and Chris Lester - with Ken Redmore behind the camera.

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02. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (2)
02. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (2)
02. Industrial Archaeology on the Humber Bank (2)

The visit included a tour of the small dock at the head of Barrow Haven where timber was being unloaded from Lady Anneke, a Dutch vessel of 2544 tons.

Photograph: Rear views of Chris Lester, Stewart Squires and Eric Newton

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03. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (1)
03. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (1)
03. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (1)

On a cold Wednesday in early February a large number of SLHA members enjoyed a visit to the BHI Museum at Upton near Southwell.

The tour began in the main hall with a general introduction to the development of long-case clocks. Next we heard about the drive to achieve ever greater accuracy in the construction of regulators.

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04. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (2)
04. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (2)
04. Visit to British Horological Institute Museum (2)
The BHI visit also covered the unique collection of 'speaking clock' mechanisms and, as seen here, the huge range of watches.
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05. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (1)
05. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (1)
05. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (1)

Over the weekend of 24 and 25 March visitors were invited into Jews' Court and told about its history and significance.

SLHA Chairman, Nigel Burn, gave an introduction to the building and its importance to the Jewish community.

photo: Chris Hewis 

2018, Discover Lincolnshire Weekend
06. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (2)
06. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (2)
06. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend (2)

Pearl Wheatley, seen here on the left, and Chris Hewis, who was behind the camera, provided tours of the interior of Jews' Court.

The number of visitors entertained over the two days totalled 175.

2018, Discover Lincolnshire Weekend
09. Book Launch
09. Book Launch
09. Book Launch

On 6 May SLHA hosted the launch of the long awaited book on Lincolnshire Houses by the late David Roberts.

Stewart Squires (left) took the chair for the event; the chief speaker was Shaun Tyas (right), editor and publisher of the book.

2018, David Roberts, Shaun Tyas
10. Local History Conference
10. Local History Conference
10. Local History Conference

The theme of the 2018 Local History Conference held at Horncastle Banovallum School on 19 May was 'fighting monks'.

Speakers included Dr David Markham, formerly of the University of Nottingham Extra-mural Department. His talk: St Lazarus of Jerusalem and Leper Knights.

2018, David Markham
11. Shropshire Tour (1)
11. Shropshire Tour (1)
11. Shropshire Tour (1)

The 2018 Study Tour led by Ken Hollamby was based at Harper Adams University, Shropshire from 12 to 16 July.

A demonstration of encaustic tile making was given at the Jackfield pottery in Ironbridge.

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12. Shropshire Tour (2)
12. Shropshire Tour (2)
12. Shropshire Tour (2)
A morning was spent at the Acton Scott Farm Museum where we saw animals, buildings and machinery. (This is the former school, now the cafe/restaurant.)
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13. Shropshire Tour (3)
13. Shropshire Tour (3)
13. Shropshire Tour (3)
Glyn Coppack led a tour of historic Shropshire buildings, beginning with Buildwas Abbey.
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14. Shropshire Tour (4)
14. Shropshire Tour (4)
14. Shropshire Tour (4)
SLHA Chairman Nigel Burn surveys the bath complex at Wroxeter Roman town site ('Veni, vidi, vici', he was heard to say.)
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15. Shropshire Tour (5)
15. Shropshire Tour (5)
15. Shropshire Tour (5)
The Castle at Acton Burnell, once a residence of the bishops of Bath and Wells.
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16. Shropshire Tour (6)
16. Shropshire Tour (6)
16. Shropshire Tour (6)

The Shropshire tour ended with a visit to Ditherington Flaxmill Maltings, currently subject of a huge restoration project.

The unique iron columns and beams of the main mill could not be viewed but the tour included the Dye House, a later building within the complex. 

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17. Brackenbury Lecture
17. Brackenbury Lecture
17. Brackenbury Lecture
Bob Kershaw was the speaker at the annual Brackenbury Lecture held at Spilsby Methodist Church on Saturday 14 July. His theme was 'Persecuted Baptists in Lincolnshire'. Mark Acton, chairman of the SLHA Local History team, chaired proceedings. (Bob is on the left, Mark on the right.)
2018, Brackenbury Lecture, Bob Kershaw
18. Water Supply Talk
18. Water Supply Talk
18. Water Supply Talk

Eric Newton (left) and Chris Lester, members of the SLHA IA Team, spoke about small-scale water supply installations in Lincolnshire at an open event at Scawby Village Hall on 25 July.

 

 

2018, Eric Newton, Chris lester
19. Picnic in Wainfleet (1)
19. Picnic in Wainfleet (1)
19. Picnic in Wainfleet (1)
The annual picnic was held at the historic Magdalen School in Wainfleet on Saturday 4 August. In the morning David Turner led a walking tour of th3e town and after lunch members visited the extensive local museum on the upper floor of the School.
2018, Wainfleet Magdalen School
20. Picnic in Wainfleet (2)
20. Picnic in Wainfleet (2)
20. Picnic in Wainfleet (2)
The walking tour of Wainfleet, led by David Turner, included All Saints' church.
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21. Picnic in Wainfleet (3)
21. Picnic in Wainfleet (3)
21. Picnic in Wainfleet (3)
David Turner, the walk leader, has lived and worked (as a builder) in Wainfleet all his life. His knowledge of the streets and buildings of the town is unrivalled.
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22. Display of Photos
22. Display of Photos
22. Display of Photos
Over the Heritage Open Days weekend, 7-9 September, the Local History team mounted a large display of historic photographs, many of them enlarged prints of postcards from Chris Hewis's collection.
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23. Memorial Lecture in Bourne
23. Memorial Lecture in Bourne
23. Memorial Lecture in Bourne

Ray Carroll (1930-1017) was honoured in the lecture given by Shaun Tyas at the Red Hall, Bourne on 22 September. He presented a critical account of modern publishing.

Photograph: Shaun Tyas (speaker), Lynne Carroll (widow of Ray Carroll), Stewart Squires (chairman)

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24. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (1)
24. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (1)
24. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (1)

A large group joined Nigel Burn and Malcolm Stainforth in a guided walk in Uphill Lincoln on Lincolnshire Day, 1 October.

The focus of the tour was the medieval markets in the City.

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25. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (2)
25. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (2)
25. Walk on Lincolnshire Day (2)
Lincolnshire Day was also marked in Welton where Avril Golding and Lynne Ballantine led a group around the village, pointing out principal features and their historical significance.
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26. SLHA Awards for 2018
26. SLHA Awards for 2018
26. SLHA Awards for 2018

The Society's Annual Awards were presented at the AGM in the Conoco Rooms, Louth on Saturday 20 October.

The Flora Murray Award for 2018 was won by Winterton Parochial Church Council; Mrs Gwenifer Shawyer (centre) accepted the award.

An Award of Excellence was received by Professor Carenza Lewis (left) on behalf of the University of Lincoln and Architectural Project Services of Heckington.

The awards were presented by Dr Rod Ambler (right), SLHA President.

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27. Guided Walk in Louth
27. Guided Walk in Louth
27. Guided Walk in Louth
SLHA members enjoyed a taste of Louth's heritage in the afternoon following the AGM on 20 October. This included a guided tour of significant buioldings near the centre of the town.
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28. Visit by BBC Radio Lincolnshire
28. Visit by BBC Radio Lincolnshire
28. Visit by BBC Radio Lincolnshire
Jews' Court was the mystery destination for BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Pirate Gold programme on 28 October. The two presenters, Amy and lan, are shown here in the bookshop.
2018, Pirate Gold
29. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (1)
29. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (1)
29. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (1)
The conference on the theme of Maritime Boston on 17 November included a tour of the town's surviving warehouse and other port structures in the South Street area. Neil Wright (centre of picture) was the guide.
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30. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (2)
30. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (2)
30. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (2)
About 100 members and others attended the Boston conference. Neil Wright is here describing the port-related builldings on the east side of South Street.
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31. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (3)
31. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (3)
31. Maritime Boston Guided Walk (3)
A short visit was made to view the interior of Shodfriars Hall, a building on South Street with timbered medieval frontage and Victorian hall at the rear. An extensive restoration programme is planned.
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32. Jews' Court Office
32. Jews' Court Office
32. Jews' Court Office

In November the Society office was moved from its location on the ground floor to the former library on the first floor. This was to create better working conditions for the staff and improve security.

Sue Smith, clerk, and Kathy Holland, SLHA administrator, are hard at work in this shot.

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33. Jews' Court Bookstore & Workroom
33. Jews' Court Bookstore & Workroom
33. Jews' Court Bookstore & Workroom

The increased business of the bookshop, especially in the trade of second-hand books, has brought pressure on storage at Jews' Court.

The solution, from November, has been to locate a large proportion of the bookstock in the former office on the ground floor at Jews' Court, which also has eliminates the need to carry books up and down the staircase.

In the photograph: Shanta Das, Membership Secretary (front left), Eva Moore, Joint Bookshop Manager (back left), Chris Page, Postal Despatch (centre) and Nick Moore, Joint Bookshop Manager (right)

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34. Neville Birch
34. Neville Birch
34. Neville Birch
Neville Birch, former SLHA Chairman and a founder member of the Society's Industrial Archaeology team in the 1960s, died in Lincoln on 28 November.
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35. Christmas Party
35. Christmas Party
35. Christmas Party

The annual Christmas party was held in the Refectory at Bishop Grossteste University on 5 December. This was the third year in succession that BGU was the venue; this year's event was organised by the IA team.

Over 40 members and friends enjoyed festive fare. The folk singing group Delta Dogs provided excellent entertainment.

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