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SLHA - Events before 1980
 
01. Summer School 1931
01. Summer School 1931
01. Summer School 1931
This was the very first Summer School. It led to the formation of the Lindsey Local History Society.
before 1980, Lincolnshire Local History Society, Summer School
02. Summer School 1934
02. Summer School 1934
02. Summer School 1934
The LLHS Summer School of 1934 was held in Woodhall Spa.
before 1980, Lincolnshire Local History Society, Summer School
03. Summer School 1937
03. Summer School 1937
03. Summer School 1937

The Lindsey Local History Society, one of the forerunners of SLHA, held residential summer schools during the 1930s.

This one took place in 1937 at St George's School Riseholme.

before 1980,
04. Summer School 1938
04. Summer School 1938
04. Summer School 1938

The Summer School arranged by the Lincolnshire Local History Society with the Lindsey Rural Community Council in 1938 took place in Stamford School.

In the photograph: (back row L to R) Helen Hall, Ethel Greenfield, Charles Brears, Agnes Inches, Lilian Greenfield, Frank Harrison, A.N. Other; (L to R front row) Rev A C Sinclair (of Beelsby), Mary Hardy and Molly Drewery.

before 1980, Summer School
05. Summer School 1951
05. Summer School 1951
05. Summer School 1951

The LLHS Summer School in 1951 was held at Fulbeck Manor by invitation of Mrs Fane.

In the photo: l to r, Miss Fell, Flora Murray, Miss A E Hardy, Mrs Farmery, Major North Coates, Andrew MacBain, Miss Marshall, ? Miss Bonner, Maurice Barley, Miss Allen, Mrs Fane, Mrs Roberts, Miss E M Hardy, Miss L Greenfield, Miss Williamson, Philip Russell, Miss Adlard, Miss E Greenfield, Mrs J Varley, Miss Reece, Miss Cheshire, ? Miss Sawbridge, Mr Mills

before 1980, Lincolnshire Local History Society, Summer School
06. Visit to Barrow-on-Humber 1953
06. Visit to Barrow-on-Humber 1953
06. Visit to Barrow-on-Humber 1953

In the summer of 1953 the Lincolnshire Local history Society organsied an outing to Barrow on Humber.

The gentleman in clerical dress is Canon Cook.

before 1980,
07. Visit to Calceby Church 1957
07. Visit to Calceby Church 1957
07. Visit to Calceby Church 1957
The ruined church of St Andrew at Calceby was visited by members of the Lincolnshire Local History Society in 1957.
before 1980,
08. Museum of Lincolnshire Life 1966
08. Museum of Lincolnshire Life 1966
08. Museum of Lincolnshire Life 1966

Much of the material which formed the original collection of The Museum of Lincolnshire Life was donated by Ethel Rudkin.

A wing of the museum was named after Miss Rudkin in a ceremony in 1966. She is supported here by Terence Leach (LLHS), Cllr Ralph Bennett and Sir Anthony Thorold.

before 1980,
09. Miss F A R (Flora) Murray
09. Miss F A R (Flora) Murray
09. Miss F A R (Flora) Murray

Miss Flora Murray was a leading figure on the local history and heritage scene in Lincolnshire for several decades.

Miss Murray was a student at University College Hull, 1931-1934 and after graduating she went to work in Lincoln as assistant to Major North Coates who was the Director of Lindsey Rural Community Council.

She became Director after the death of Major North Coates and remained in post until her retirement in 1974.

She was active in SLHA becoming Chair in 1990 at the age of 77 and was made an honorary life member and Vice-President of the Society.

She was also a keen supporter of the Lincoln Civic Trust and Lincolnshire Historic Buildings Committee. She was awarded the OBE in 1972 and received an Honorary Degree from the University of Hull in 1990.

She died on 1 May 2009 at the age of 96.

Undated photograph, probably from 1950s.

before 1980, Flora Murray
10. Visit to Spalding 1973
10. Visit to Spalding 1973
10. Visit to Spalding 1973

The Industrial Archaeology group within the Lincolnshire Local History Society were very active in fieldwork and publishing. They also arranged visits to industrial heritage sites in Lincolnshire towns.

Here is Neil Wright (former Chairman of the IA group and also council member of the national AIA) leading a tour in Spalding in 1973.

before 1980, Spalding, Neil Wright, Industrial Archaeology