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New Book: "Britons and Anglo-Saxons"
A ground-breaking book on a little known period

The History of Lincolnshire Committee launched the third of its Studies in the History of Lincolnshire when a group of members and friends celebrated Thomas Green’s book Britons and Anglo-Saxons: Lincolnshire AD 400-650 at Lincoln’s Assembly Rooms on 18 September. Dr Mick Jones, SLHA President, and Professor John Beckett, History of Lincolnshire Committee Chairman, spoke warmly about the significance of the study.

Dr Green then outlined some of the key aspects of his book, which offers an interdisciplinary approach to the history of the Lincoln region in the post-Roman period. Some of the ideas he develops answer key questions regarding the origins of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

A group of guests joined the author for photographs on the significant site of the church of St Paul in the Bail at the junction of Bailgate and Westgate.

Guests at the launch assembled on the site of St Paul in the Bail
Guests on the site of St Paul in the Bail
Dr Thomas Green with his book: Britons and Anglo-Saxons in Lincolnshire
Dr Thomas Green


September 2012

"Lincolnshire's Farm Animals" Book Launch
Lord Lieutenant commends Catherine Wilson's new book at Heckington Show

A concise and lavishly illustrated book on Lincolnshire’s distinctive breeds of farm animals was launched at Heckington Show on 29 July.

Written by Catherine Wilson, OBE, former SLHA President, and published by the Society, the book was commissioned by the Heckington and District Agricultural Society.

The Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire (Tony Worth) and SLHA Chairman (Stewart Squires) congratulated Catherine and commended the book.

Sue and Alan Stennett, both heavily involved in the protection and promotion of rare breeds, had provided information and photographs for the book.

It was appropriate that Alan, the veteran broadcaster, was compere for the public launch of the book in Heckington’s main show ring accompanied by prize-winning animals: a Lincoln Red cow, a Lincoln Longwool sheep and a Lincolnshire Buff cockerel.

Lincoln Red bullock, Lincolnshire Buff cockerel, and Lincoln Longwool ewe at Heckington Show, 2012

Lincolnshire's breeds:

Lincoln Red cow,
Lincolnshire Buff cockerel,
Lincoln Longwool sheep.

Principal participants at Book Launch at Heckington Show
Left to right:
Stewart Squires (SLHA chairman)
Catherine Wilson (author)
Tony Worth (Lord Lieutenant)
Charles Pinchbeck (Show Chairman)
Ann and Alan Stennett (contributors)

July 2012farm animals, Heckington