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01. Bill Stead's 80th Birthday
01. Bill Stead's 80th Birthday
01. Bill Stead's 80th Birthday

For over 10 years Bill Stead, retired primary school headmaster, has been an essential part of the second-hand book business at Jews' Court. He entered his 9th decade in mid-February and we had a celebratory cake.

His natural inclination is to take a back seat and concentrate on work in our bookstore but his enthusiasm and knowledge of books brings him into frequent conversation with customers and fellow volunteers.

Happy birthday Bill!  Don't retire yet.

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02. Open Lincoln Weekend (1)
02. Open Lincoln Weekend (1)
02. Open Lincoln Weekend (1)

SLHA made a contribution to the annual Open Lincoln weekend (26 & 27 March) by arranging a series of walks in the centre of Lincoln.

One of two groups looking at Lincoln in the Industrial period began their tour outside Jews' Court

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03. Open Lincoln Weekend (2)
03. Open Lincoln Weekend (2)
03. Open Lincoln Weekend (2)

Walks arranged by SLHA were on the themes: 'Uphill Roman Lincoln', 'Medieval Streets and Markets' and 'Lincoln in the Industrial Period'.

The leaders were Penny, Karen, Avril, Mal, Tom and Nigel - a keen group who have been training together at Jews' Court over the past few months.

The group in this photograph are considering the Usher Gallery.

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04. Open Lincoln Weekend (3)
04. Open Lincoln Weekend (3)
04. Open Lincoln Weekend (3)

Over the Open Lincoln weekend the Society threw open its doors at Jews' Court to show visitors the building and explain its historical significance.

Pearl Wheatley and Chris Hewis met visitors in the upstairs meeting room where Pearl spoke about the building's history and its links to the Jewish Community.

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05. Open Lincoln Weekend (4)
05. Open Lincoln Weekend (4)
05. Open Lincoln Weekend (4)
Chris Hewis, avid postcard collector, had arranged a display of old images of Lincoln and neighbourhood in the meeting room. This proved to be an excellent stimulus for conversation and reminiscence.
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06. Attic at Jews' Court
06. Attic at Jews' Court
06. Attic at Jews' Court

The attic over the west range of Jews' Court has a simple timber roof structure, some of which probably dates from the late medieval period.

Access to this space was improved as part of the refurbishment project in 2004.

Visitors were able to view the space over the Open Lincoln weekend.

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07. Conference in Skegness
07. Conference in Skegness
07. Conference in Skegness

The Local History Team arranged a successful and well-attended day conference in Skegness on 18 May.

The speakers were (left to right): Jim Snee; Sue Leese; Caitlin Green; Susan Barton; Mark Acton (LH Chairman); Tammy Smalley; Chris Hewis.

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08. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
08. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
08. Wolds Walking Festival (1)

Stewart Squires led a 2-hour tour to the site of the Claxby ironstone mine on 31 May as part of the 2019 Wolds Walking Festival. 27 walkers made the tour, including four other members of the SLHA IA team offering moral and practical support.

 

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09. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
09. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
09. Wolds Walking Festival (2)

Stewart Squires is the acknowledged expert on the former ironstone mines at Claxby (19th century) and nearby Nettleton (C20). On the walk he described in graphic detail the punishing routine of the Claxby miners and pointed out many features of the mine's operation still identifiable on the disturbed hillside slopes.

2019, Squires, Claxby Mine
10. BALH Local History Award
10. BALH Local History Award
10. BALH Local History Award
At a meeting of the British Association for Local History in London on 1 June, Adam Cartwright received a Local History Award for his article Mowbray and Co Ltd, Brewers of Grantham (1837-1052), published in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, the SLHA journal, Volume 49.
2019, BALH British Association for Local History, Adam Cartwright. Mowbray and Company
11. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (1)
11. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (1)
11. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (1)

On Saturday 1 June a group of 40 people assembled at The Heneage Arms in Hainton to learn from the SLHA Building Recording Group (RUBL) about the historic Lincoln Lane Farmhouse (aka The Priory) in the centre of nearby Sixhills.

In the photograph: Ken Hollamby and Jenne Pape of RUBL discuss timber-framing with Norman Bonner (head caprenter at Lincoln Cathedral) during survey work in the building.

2019, Sixhills Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Norman Bonner
12. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (2)
12. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (2)
12. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (2)

Survey of the building included special photographic techniques, including rectified photography in the hands of Richard Croft.

His brother Paul Croft (University of Lincoln) analysed and dated paint samples from the houseís internal decoration.

Photograph: Richard (left) and Paul (front right)

2019, Richard Croft, Paul Croft
13. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (13)
13. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (13)
13. Lincoln Lane Farmhouse, Sixhills (13)
The study of the farmhouse included an aerial photographic survey by drone.
2019, drone
14. Civil War Conference (1)
14. Civil War Conference (1)
14. Civil War Conference (1)
A conference on the Civil War in Lincolnshire 1642-1660 was arranged jointly with the Cromwell Association and held at Lincoln Christ's Hospital School on Saturday 15 June. The speakers were Dr Clive Holmes, Stuart Orme, Professor Martyn Bennet, Dr Stuart Jennings, Dr Jonathan Fitzgibbons and Dr David Appleby.
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15. Civil War Conference (2)
15. Civil War Conference (2)
15. Civil War Conference (2)

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16. Brackenbury Lecture
16. Brackenbury Lecture
16. Brackenbury Lecture

The annual Brackenbury Lecture was held at Raithby Methodist Chapel (recently restored) on Saturday 13 July.

The speaker was Professor Mark Seaward of Bradford University (and native of Lincoln) on the theme: 'Environmental Interpretation of the English Landscape, with particular reference to Tennyson, John Clare and Peter de Wintí.

This year's event was aranged by the Tennyson Society.

2019, Mark Seaward
17. Study Tour in Devon (1)
17. Study Tour in Devon (1)
17. Study Tour in Devon (1)

The 2019 SLHA Study Tour, led as usual by Ken Hollamby, was based in Exeter. The long journey down to Devon was broken in to visit Stonehenge.

In the photograph: John and Mary Wilford, Adrian Bailey

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18. Study Tour in Devon (2)
18. Study Tour in Devon (2)
18. Study Tour in Devon (2)
A visit was made to Beer Quarry Caves where hard hats were the order of the day.
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19. Study Tour in Devon (3)
19. Study Tour in Devon (3)
19. Study Tour in Devon (3)
Sunday was spent in the Merrivale area of Dartmoor viewing a variety of archaeological sites on a walk led by Richard Ware of the Dartmoor Guides.
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20. Study Tour in Devon (4)
20. Study Tour in Devon (4)
20. Study Tour in Devon (4)
A spectacular Bronze Age standing stone was one of the highlights of the visit to Dartmoor.
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21. Study Tour in Devon (5)
21. Study Tour in Devon (5)
21. Study Tour in Devon (5)
On the return journey from Devon a stop was made at Coldharbour Mill at Uffcolme
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22. Uphill Lincoln Week
22. Uphill Lincoln Week
22. Uphill Lincoln Week

SLHA contributed to the Uphill Lincoln Week (July 15-21) by offering a guided walk each day. The walking tours had the themes of Roman Uphill Lincoln and Lincolnís Medieval Streets and Markets.

Despite the indifferent weather, the seven tours attracted a total of over 90 participants, some of whom were locals and some visitors to the city.


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23. Archaeology Week - Gunby Hall
23. Archaeology Week - Gunby Hall
23. Archaeology Week - Gunby Hall

SLHA made a contribution to Archaeology Week by providing a guided tour of the waterworks serving Gunby Hall.

On Wednesday 24 July Chris Lester and Eric Newton led a group of 13 to the site which included a 'holding tank', covered reservoir, ram pump and wind pump.

2019, Gunby Hall waterworks
24. Jews' Court Signage (1)
24. Jews' Court Signage (1)
24. Jews' Court Signage (1)
The hand-painted brown and cream hand-painted signs fixed to the wall and hanging over the pavement outside Jews' Court were erected about 15 years ago. They had become faded and worn and were well ready for replacement.
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25. Jews' Court Signage (2)
25. Jews' Court Signage (2)
25. Jews' Court Signage (2)
New signs, made by Allen Signs of Lincoln, were mounted in August. The colours are in line with the Society's approved style guide.
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26. Bardney Abbey Service
26. Bardney Abbey Service
26. Bardney Abbey Service

The annual service to mark St Oswald was held on the site of Bardney Abbey on Sunday 4 August.

The bones of St Oswald, King of Northumbria, who died on 5 August 642, were brought to the abbey, perhaps the most notable event in its life.

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27. Stamp End Information Board
27. Stamp End Information Board
27. Stamp End Information Board

An information board about the railway bridge at Lincoln's Stamp End, with its historic box girders, was erected in August.

Chris Lester and Eric Newton of SLHA had played a crucial role in ensuring that this important industrial monument was duly recognised.

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28. Visit to Wind Energy Museum
28. Visit to Wind Energy Museum
28. Visit to Wind Energy Museum

Industrial Archaeology team members visited the Wind Energy Museum at Repps in Norfolk on 23 August in order to understand the operation of wind pumps. A pump by E H Roberts in the Wolds at Oxcombe had been surveyed by the team earlier in the year.

In the photo: Eric Newton, Catherine Wilson, Barry Barton, Chris Lester (photographer: Ken Redmore)

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29. Iron & Steel Conference (1)
29. Iron & Steel Conference (1)
29. Iron & Steel Conference (1)

The IA team organised the autumn East Midlands industrial Archaeoology Conference at British Steel in Scunthorpe on Saturday 5 October.

Speakers at the morning session were (l to r)  John Hill, Stephen Stubbins and Bryan Longbone.

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30. Iron & Steel Conference (2)
30. Iron & Steel Conference (2)
30. Iron & Steel Conference (2)
General view of the EMIAC audience of 100+ in the British Steel Conference Centre.
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31. Iron & Steel Conference (3)
31. Iron & Steel Conference (3)
31. Iron & Steel Conference (3)
On the afternoon of the conference members were taken on a tour of the Scunthorpe works in a steam-hauled train run by Appleby Frodingham Steam Preservation Society.
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32. Annual General Meeting (1)
32. Annual General Meeting (1)
32. Annual General Meeting (1)

The 2019 AGM of the Society was held in the Guildhall Arts Centre in Grantham on Saturday 12 October.

Members are here assembling in the early afternoon prior to the guided tour of the town.

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33. Annual General Meeting (2)
33. Annual General Meeting (2)
33. Annual General Meeting (2)
The spacious and splendid ballroom in the Guildhall Arts Centre where the AGM was held.
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34. SLHA Awards
34. SLHA Awards
34. SLHA Awards
The Society's annual awards were made at the AGM in Grantham. Winners were:
Flora Murray Award - Wold Newton History website, represented by David Buckle (left)
Award of Excellence - Utterby Heritage Project, represented by Linda Sproston of St Andrew's Church, Utterby (right)
Also in the photo is Dr Rod Ambler, retiring SLHA President.
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35. Grantham Town Walk (1)
35. Grantham Town Walk (1)
35. Grantham Town Walk (1)

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36. Grantham Town Walk (2)
36. Grantham Town Walk (2)
36. Grantham Town Walk (2)

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37. Cookery talk
37. Cookery talk
37. Cookery talk

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38. Brenda Webster Memorabilia
38. Brenda Webster Memorabilia
38. Brenda Webster Memorabilia
A selection of photographs and documents featuring the late Brenda Webster were displayed at Jews' Court on 18 October. These included an album she had compiled to record her own family history and a collection of recent tributes from friends and colleagues.
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