Months with Events
About Events

Events are open to all and prior booking is not necessary except where indicated.

Unless charges are advertised, events are FREE to SLHA members; non-members will be charged £3.00.

Details of all events are obtainable from SLHA.

Speakers Offered

Names and contact details of speakers are available from the SLHA Office.

Speakers Wanted
Additions to our database of speakers are welcomed - please let us have details of topics, contact information and fees.


Events Calendar


January 2017
King John's Last Journey

Presented by the Reverend N Panting

On the 14th and 15th of October 1216 the ailing King John stayed at Sleaford.
Four days later he died at Newark Castle in the midst of a great storm.

This talk tells of his final journey.

Thursday 19 January, 2017
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
Sunday Special: 3 short talks

The Grand Sluice, Boston - Neil Wright
Captain William Cust unfortunately killed by a Cannon Ball
- John Manterfield
Portable Antiquities and Persistent Places - Adam Daubney

SLHA Members free admission; Non-members £3.00

Everyone Welcome

Sunday 22 January, 2017
2.30pm to 4.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Buildings in Southwell from Medieval to 1750
Early Fabric in Historic Towns

Presented by Dr Chris King

Members free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 25 January, 2017
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ


February 2017
Members' Coffee Morning

The first of our monthly coffee mornings!

* Meet fellow members
* Learn all the news
* Find a new interest
* Make new friends

Tea, coffee, cakes & biscuits
(at a modest charge)

Friday 03 February, 2017
10.30 - 12.00
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Toys and Games, Past & Present

Family event for all ages

* Discover which toys and games people in the past played with, and compare with nowadays.
* Have fun making your own toys and games as many people did in times gone by.
* Share memories and images of games and playground games from Lincolnshire.
* Play games and enter competitions

Admission FREE, £1.00 charge for some activities
Children must be accompanied
Wednesday 15 February, 2017
10.00am to 12.00 noon
KIRTON IN LINDSEY: Town Hall, High Street, DN21 4LZ
The Midland and Great Northern Railway in Lincolnshire

An illustrated talk by Nigel Digby

Members Free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 15 February, 2017
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
The M&GNR was formed in 1893. The speaker, who has taken a special interest in this line since the 1980s, will show the stations and structures along on the line and also describe the traffic and working arrangements of the M&GNR in south Lincolnshire.
Medieval Armour from Tomb Effigies and Other Sources
Presented by Bill Busby
Thursday 16 February, 2017
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH


March 2017
Members' Coffee Morning

The second of our monthly coffee mornings.

Meet fellow members and find out what's going on.

Friday 03 March, 2017
10.30am - 12.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
Lincolnshire Churches
A talk and a film - presented by Roger Smith
Friday 10 March, 2017
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Vernacular Buildings in Grantham
A day conference arranged by

The SLHA Building Recording Group

Visits to several vernacular buildings in the town

Talks on Grantham's little known but significant old buildings and how they might be recorded

Conference Fee: £22.50 for SLHA members and £25.00 for non-members
this includes lunch and refreshments

Saturday 11 March, 2017
9.30am - 4.15pm
GRANTHAM: King's School, Church Street, NG31 6RP
Download booking form: 2017-Building-Recording-Day-Grantham.pdf
Morning Visits to some of Grantham's vernacular buildings will include:
* The Old School (early 16th century hall, attended by Isaac Newton)
* The Blue Pig (late 16th / early 17th century)

* The Angel and Royal Hotel (mid-15th century)

Lunch: in Grantham Museum. Also bookstalls and opportunities to visit the Museum, the Guildhall and the historic police cells.

Afternoon Talks include:
* Grantham's little known architectural gems - Professor David Stocker
* Using probate inventories to establish house types and evidence of building changes - Dr John Manterfield
* What does building recording involve? - Ken Hollamby

Grantham Building Recording Group: expressions of interest and discussion of the possibility of forming such a group

Sunday Special: 3 Short Talks

The Story of the Arch and Arch - Pearl Wheatley
Stamp End Railway Bridge - Barry Barton
Sixhills Priory - Chris Page

SLHA Members free admission
Non-members £3.00

Everyone welcome

Sunday 12 March, 2017
2.30pm to 4.00pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS
A Tourist in Lincolnshire, 1791

The travels of John Byng

Presented by Marion Ellis

Thursday 16 March, 2017
SLEAFORD: St Denys Parish Centre, NG34 7SH
The Hon. John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington, travelled extensively and kept a detailed record of the places he visited and the people he met. He visited south Lincolnshire during June and July 1791.
Prehistoric and Roman Sites on the Humber Foreshore

A talk by Chris Caswell

Members free - non-members £3.00

Wednesday 22 March, 2017
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ


April 2017
Members' Coffee Morning

The third of our monthly coffee mornings.

Chance to talk about the Society and perhaps buy a good second-hand Lincolnshire book -
as well as have a good cup of coffee.

Friday 07 April, 2017
10.00am to 12.30pm
LINCOLN: Jews' Court, Steep Hill, LN2 1LS

Family Event

Craft activities inspired by 'Treasures of Lincolnshire'

* Make a face pot
* Create jewellery
* Decorate a treasure box
* and more ...

Admission free; £1.00 charge for some activities

Children must be accompanied

Friday 07 April, 2017
10.00am to 12 noon
MARKET RASEN: Market Rasen Library, Mill Road LN8 3BP
The Complete History of the Draining of the Isle of Axholme

Presented by Angus Townley

Members free - Non-members £3.00

Wednesday 19 April, 2017
LINCOLN: St Hugh's Hall, Monks Road, LN2 5AQ
This talk covers the development of land drainage in the area from the Romans, illustrated with maps from various periods from the 1407 Inclesmore map through to the current day.
Through River Country

A Talk with a Film

presented by T Barnett

Friday 21 April, 2017
SPALDING: St John's Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, PE11 1JQ
Visit to Spalding

Visits to Sites and Buildings of special interest

led by Neil Wright

For all Society Members

Further details to follow

Saturday 22 April, 2017
details to follow
meeting place to be confirmed


May 2017
A Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind
Health Provision in Lincolnshire through the Ages
A Day Conference Organised by the SLHA Local Hsitory Team

The Grantham Plague - John Manterfield
Plants that Kill and Plants that Heal - Loretta Rivett
The Illness of George III - Mike Lewis
Lincoln Asylum - Judith McLaughlin
Hospital of the Holy Innocents - David Marcombe
Hospital Provision during the Inter War Period - Nicholas Hayes
Saturday 13 May, 2017
9.30am - 4.00pm
NETTLEHAM: The Old School, Mill Road, Nettleham, Lincoln, LN2 2PE
Download booking form: 2017-LH-Conf-BOOKING-FORM.pdf
Visit to Walsingham
Coffee & welcome
Introduction to Norfolk Historic Building Group
Presentation of the main results of the Walsingham study
Guided walk around the town
Visit to No. 7 Friday Market (drawing above)

Tea & summing up

Travel: Car sharing contact Ken Hollamby
Lunch: Own arrangements at local pubs & cafés 

Booking: Please let Ken Hollamby know if you plan to go:

An open event arranged by SLHA Building Recording Group (RUBL)

Saturday 20 May, 2017
WALSINGHAM Village Hall, NR22 6DJ