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St Benedict's Church, Scrivelsby
A Heritage Open Days visit to the King's Champion's church

The greenstone church across the fields at Scrivelsby was heavily restored in the mid-nineteenth century but much of the internal architecture and a range of monuments date from much earlier periods. Several members of the Dymoke family - the hereditary King's or Queen's Champions - are represented in the impressive monuments.

The history of the church and its connection with the Dymokes was outlined to a large group by Jean Howard on 13 September, an event featuring in the Heritage Open Days 2022 programme. Tea was served to the visitors by Francis and Gail Dymoke.

September 2022Scrivelsby Dymoke

St Benedict's Church, Haltham
A guided visit to an outstanding medieval church

Jean Howard, Blue Badge Guide, led a tour of this memorable medieval church on Tuesday 13 September. This was organised by SLHA as a contribution to the Heritage Open Days programme for 2022.

St Benedict’s Church, under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust, has a number of attractive and noteworthy features, especially the interior woodwork (screens, bench ends, box pews and pulpit). The exceptionally large four-light east window is the dominant feature of the church when viewed from the churchyard.

September 2022

Lincoln Riots: 1911
A tour of the key sites

Andrew Walker was the leader of an informative evening walking tour around the centre of Lincoln on 25 August. The theme of the tour was the short period of riots that disrupted the city in August 1911.

Andrew described the background of national and local unrest, especially concentrating on the railway and engineering workers in the city. The key events were examined at the sites where they occurred: the railway stations, Sessions House, Guildhall among them. This on-site recollection and an introduction to the main ‘players’ in the events brought this episode of Lincoln’s history into clear and interesting focus.

At the High Street level crossing

August 2022

St Wulfram's and ChristChurch
A visit to churches in Grantham

St Wulfram’s Church was the chief focus for a Society visit to Grantham on Wednesday 16 August arranged by John Manterfield. John took the group on a tour of the church’s splendid interior, including the crypt and remarkable Trigge Chained Library.

The morning was completed by a short walk through the town centre and a visit to ChristChurch, the former Finkin Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.

In front of the high altar at St Wulfram's

August 2022

Historic Horncastle
A walking tour and picnic

The Society’s Annual Picnic was based in a town centre venue, the Sir Joseph Banks Centre in Horncastle, on Saturday 13 August. It was an exceptionally hot day and the Tribute Garden at the rear of the Bridge Street premises provided welcome shade.
Ian Marshman, Chairman of Horncastle History and Heritage Society, led a walk around the centre of the town which highlighted some of its principal historical features, particularly those relating to the Roman period.
Members also enjoyed the display collection in the SJB Centre and heard about the work of the Society.

Examining the Stukeley map of Horncastle on the wall of the former National School

August 2022

Behind the Scenes ...
... at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Sara Basquill, Collections Development Officer with Lincolnshire County Council’s Museum Service, led a large group of members on a tour of the Museum of Lincolnshire Life’s stores on 12 July.

Time was given to examine unusual and infrequently displayed large museum items in the Butterworth Building at the rear of the Burton Road site. Sara also introduced some of the smaller and more fragile objects held by the Museum.

It was a privilege to see rare and important artefacts at close quarters and to become acquainted with some of the issues faced by today’s museums.

Inside the Butterworth Store

July 2022

Visits to two Churches
SLHA outing to Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe

A large group of SLHA members enjoyed visits to the churches in Legbourne and Little Cawthorpe on Tuesday 26 April. The leader for the morning's tour was Jean Howard, Blue Badge Guide, local church member and Churches Conservation Trust volunteer. 

All Saints Church at Legbourne, largely built of chalk, has outstanding Victorian stained glass windows and other significant features, some dating from the medieval period. By contrast, Little Cawthorpe's Church of St Helen, built in 1860 by eminent architect R J Withers, reflects Victorian taste in its style and decoration.

The day was bright though cool, ideal for Jean's guided walk  - a bonus - on the quiet lane and paths between the two churches. Coffee and cake served by church members at Legbourne were much appreciated.

In the chancel at All Saints Church, Legbourne

St Helen's Church, Little Cawthorpe

April 2022