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SLHA - Events 2005-2009
 
01. 2005 AGM : The President Retires
01. 2005 AGM : The President Retires
01. 2005 AGM : The President Retires
At the 2005 Annual General Meeting of the Society held in Louth Methodist Church in June David Robinson stepped down as President and was succeeded by Catherine Wilson.
2005-2009,
02. 2005 AGM in Louth
02. 2005 AGM in Louth
02. 2005 AGM in Louth
General view of some of the members at the 2005 AGM held in Louth Methodist Church.
2005-2009,
03. 2005 AGM Tour of Louth
03. 2005 AGM Tour of Louth
03. 2005 AGM Tour of Louth
After the AGM David Robinson led members of the Society on a tour of the town, including the Priory in Eastgate, built by Thomas Espin in 1818.
2005-2009, Thomas Espin, Priory
04. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (1)
04. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (1)
04. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (1)

The study tour organised and led by Ken Hollamby included a visit to the important Roman site of Caerleon.

2005-2009,
05. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (2)
05. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (2)
05. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (2)
Another view of the SLHA group on their visit to Caerleon near Newport, South Wales.
2005-2009,
06. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (3)
06. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (3)
06. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (3)
On the return journey from South Wales an interesting hour was spent at Raglan Castle.
2005-2009,
07. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (4)
07. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (4)
07. 2005 Study Tour to South Wales (4)
Members of the tour group emerging from Raglan Castle.
2005-2009,
08. Jews' Court Bookshop (1)
08. Jews' Court Bookshop (1)
08. Jews' Court Bookshop (1)
A view of the second-hand book room at Jews' Court bookshop in 2005
2005-2009,
09. Jews' Court Bookshop (2)
09. Jews' Court Bookshop (2)
09. Jews' Court Bookshop (2)
A view of the second-hand book room at Jews' Court bookshop in 2005
2005-2009,
10. Jews' Court Bookshop (3)
10. Jews' Court Bookshop (3)
10. Jews' Court Bookshop (3)
A view of the new book room at Jews' Court bookshop in 2005. It was named the Wagstaffe Room after Thora Wagstaffe, who began the business of selling local books for the Society long before SLHA moved into Jews' Court.
2005-2009,
11. Jews' Court Bookshop (4)
11. Jews' Court Bookshop (4)
11. Jews' Court Bookshop (4)
A view of the new book room at Jews' Court bookshop in 2005. It was named the Wagstaffe Room after Thora Wagstaffe, who began the business of selling local books for the Society long before SLHA moved into Jews' Court.
2005-2009,
12. Jews' Court Garden
12. Jews' Court Garden
12. Jews' Court Garden
The garden behind Jews' Court looking west towards St Martin's Lane in 2005.
2005-2009,
13. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (1)
13. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (1)
13. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (1)

In February 2006 Dr Jonathan Brown's book Farming In Lincolnshire: 1850-1945 was launched at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. This was the second of the Studies in the History of Lincolnshire series. published by the History of Lincolnshire Committee.

In the photo: Dr Brown wirth Dr Andrew Walker

2005-2009,
14. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (2)
14. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (2)
14. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (2)

Jonathan Brown's book was launched by Dr Joan Thirsk, eminent agricultural historian.

Dr Shirley Brook, vice-chairman of the History of Lincolnshire Committee, presents Dr Thirsk with a bouquet of flowers.

2005-2009,
15. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (3)
15. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (3)
15. Book Launch: Lincolnshire Farming (3)
Jonathan Brown with Catherine Wilson, SLHA President.
2005-2009,
16. Caistor Canal Visit
16. Caistor Canal Visit
16. Caistor Canal Visit

Members of the Industrial Archaeology team at SLHA joined Caistor Heritage Group members on a walk along the former Caistor Canal in March 2006.

This is one of the locks between the Ancholme and South Kelsey.

Christopher Padley subsequently wrote a detailed article on the history of the canal which was published in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, the SLHA journal.

2005-2009,
17. 2006 AGM at Belton House
17. 2006 AGM at Belton House
17. 2006 AGM at Belton House

The 2006 Annual General Meeiting was held at Belton House by kind permission of the National Trust.

Tours were arranged to basement areas and also to the roof.

2005-2009,
18. IA Team at Haverholme Lock
18. IA Team at Haverholme Lock
18. IA Team at Haverholme Lock

In August 2006 members of the Industrial Archaeology Team began recording Holdingham Mill. They also paid a visit to nearby Haverholme Lock and inspected the turbine in the bywash installed by Charles Hett of Brigg in the 1880s.

Photo (l to r): Stephen Betteridge, ?, Ken Redmore, Catherine Wilson, Chris Lester, ?, Barry Barton, Chris Page, Jon Sass, Ken Hollamby, Stewart Squires.

2005-2009, Haverholme
19. Jews' Court Bookshop
19. Jews' Court Bookshop
19. Jews' Court Bookshop
The interior of the bookshop area selling new books, 2006.
2005-2009,
20. Horncastle Conference - the Masons
20. Horncastle Conference - the Masons
20. Horncastle Conference - the Masons
The annual residential weekend conference in Horncastle in February 2007 was on the theme of charitable organisations. A visit to the local Masonic Hall to inspect the regalia and learn about the practices of the masons was a highlight of the weekend.
2005-2009,
21. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (1)
21. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (1)
21. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (1)

The SLHA Industrial Archaeology Team arranged the East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference in May 2007. This was centred around Boston and took as its theme Fen Drainage.

Delegates are seen here at Cowbridge alongside the Maud Foster drain two miles north of Boston.

2005-2009,
22. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (2)
22. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (2)
22. EMIAC Conference on Drainage (2)
Conference delegates also visited Lade Bank Pumping Station on Hobhole Drain, formerly steam powered.
2005-2009,
23. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (1)
23. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (1)
23. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (1)

The Annual Meeting of the Society was held in Gainsborough Methodist Church.

The afternoon tour led by Stewart Squires included the historic toll bridge over the Trent.

2005-2009,
24. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (2)
24. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (2)
24. 2007 AGM in Gainsborough (2)
Stewart's tour took members along Gainsborough's waterfront, site of shipbuilding, seed crushing and other industries.
2005-2009,
25. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (1)
25. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (1)
25. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (1)
Pearl Wheatley, Chairman of SLHA, was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in recognition of her work for the heritage of the county.
2005-2009,
26. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (2)
26. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (2)
26. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (2)

Pearl received her award from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Tony Worth.  (Later, in succession to the Lieutenant, Mrs Bridget Cracroft-Eley, he became Patron of SLHA.)

 

2005-2009,
27. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (3)
27. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (3)
27. Pearl Wheatley awarded MBE (3)
Perarl Wheatley with the Lord Lieutenant, his wife, City and County dignitaries and their partners.
2005-2009,
28. 2007 Study Tour: Bardsey Manor, Essex
28. 2007 Study Tour: Bardsey Manor, Essex
28. 2007 Study Tour: Bardsey Manor, Essex
The 2007 SLHA study tour was based at the University of Essex, near Colchester. One of the visits was to the site of the UK's earliest radar transmitting stations ar Bardsey Manor.
2005-2009,
29. 2007 Study Tour: Colchester Roman Wall, Essex
29. 2007 Study Tour: Colchester Roman Wall, Essex
29. 2007 Study Tour: Colchester Roman Wall, Essex
The tour included a day in Colchester with attention paid to Roman construction and artefacts.
2005-2009,
30. 2007 Study Tour: Long Shop, Leiston, Suffolk
30. 2007 Study Tour: Long Shop, Leiston, Suffolk
30. 2007 Study Tour: Long Shop, Leiston, Suffolk
On the return journey from Essex a stop was made at Leiston Long Shop, former workshop of Garretts agrciultural enginnering company.
2005-2009,
31. 2007 Study Tour: Orford Lighthouse, Suffolk
31. 2007 Study Tour: Orford Lighthouse, Suffolk
31. 2007 Study Tour: Orford Lighthouse, Suffolk
Another interesting stop en route to Essex was Orford, site of castle and lighthouse. Derek Broughton, in the right foreground, appears to have his own contrary plans for the day.
2005-2009,
32. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (1)
32. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (1)
32. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (1)
The speaker at the annual Brackenbury lecture in the historic Raithby Methodist Chapel in July 2007 was Nicholas Bennett on the theme of Lincolnshire clergymen.
2005-2009,
33. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (2)
33. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (2)
33. 2007 Brackenbury Lecture (2)

The annual Brackenbury Lecture is organised in turn by SLHA, the Tennyson Society and the Lincolnshire Methodist History Society.

In 2007 the Tennyson Society were hosts and their secretary Kathleen Jefferson proposed a vote of thanks to speaker Nicholas Bennett.

2005-2009,
34. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (1)
34. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (1)
34. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (1)

SLHA published a book All Things Lincolnshire, edited by David Start and Jean Howard, to celebrate David Robinson's 80th birthday in August 2007.

David Start, David Robinson and Jean Howard are seen here at the book launch event.

2005-2009,
35. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (2)
35. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (2)
35. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (2)

David Robinson, OBE, MSc, is a former SLHA president and widely regarded local historian and author.

The festschrift published to mark his 80th birthday provided a range of articles reflecting his wide interests in Lincolnshire.

2005-2009,
36. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (3)
36. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (3)
36. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (3)
A personal message and a signature added much value to a copy of the book.
2005-2009,
37. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (4)
37. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (4)
37. Book Launch: David Robinson Festschrift (4)
A large audience gathered in Horncastle Methodist Church for the book launch. As well as family and personal friends, there were representatives of many of the organisations that David has contributed to over the years.
2005-2009,
38. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (1)
38. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (1)
38. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (1)

The book on Lincolnshire's Agriculture Engineers, Ploughs, Chaff Cutters and Steam Engines, with 13 contributors and edited by Ken Redmore, was launched at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in November 2007.

Ken is here paying tribute to the authors.

2005-2009,
39. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (2)
39. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (2)
39. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (2)
Ploughs and Chaff Cutters was launched by Roy Brigden, Director of the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading.
2005-2009,
40. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (3)
40. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (3)
40. Book Launch: Agricultural Machine Makers (3)
The audience of members and friends who gathered for the book launch at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.
2005-2009,
41. Visit to Barton Tile Works
41. Visit to Barton Tile Works
41. Visit to Barton Tile Works
Members of the Industrial Archaeology team visited the former Blyth's tile works at the foot of the Humber Bridge in Barton upon Humber in December 2007.
2005-2009,
42. Horncastle Weekend (1)
42. Horncastle Weekend (1)
42. Horncastle Weekend (1)

For several years SLHA joined with Keelby WEA in a residential weekend at Horncastle College, usually in February.

In 2008 the theme was xx. In the foreground: Kathleen Johnson; furthest from the camera: Mary Gibson

2005-2009,
43. Horncastle Weekend (2)
43. Horncastle Weekend (2)
43. Horncastle Weekend (2)

In addition to talks at the college the 2008 weekend, in line with the usual pattern, included a Saturday afternoon visit.

Members of the course are here enjoying the view from the west front of Lincoln Cathedral.

2005-2009,
44. Horncastle Weekend (3)
44. Horncastle Weekend (3)
44. Horncastle Weekend (3)
The Cathedral visit also included a tour of the remarkable roof over the chapter house.
2005-2009,
45. Louth Industrial Tour
45. Louth Industrial Tour
45. Louth Industrial Tour
Members of the Industrial Archaeology team were led on a tour of key sites around Louth's Riverhead by Stuart Sizer (right). Among the group are Chris Lester (2nd left) and Jon Sass (2nd right).
2005-2009,
46. Carrington Rally
46. Carrington Rally
46. Carrington Rally

On a very cool Spring Bank Holiday Monday in 2008 the SLHA IA team provided a bookstall and information point at the Carrington Steam Rally.

After this very unsatisfactory pitch in the open air we were soon allocated a space in the craft tent - a spot we occupied for several years in succession.

(Chris Lester is here awaiting the first customer; Ken Redmore is the man behind the camera.)

2005-2009,
47. Somerton Castle
47. Somerton Castle
47. Somerton Castle

A visit to Somerton Castle - a rare treat - was SLHA's prize from Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire for winning a quiz competition in 2008.

Surviving structures on the site were visited and exploratory archaeological work on an adjoining site was witnessed.

In the photograph (l to r): Rod Callow, Marjorie Whaler, Pearl Wheatley (half hidden), Dave Start (HTL), Mark Acton.

2005-2009,
48. Book Launch: WW2 Civilian Memories
48. Book Launch: WW2 Civilian Memories
48. Book Launch: WW2 Civilian Memories

Ration Books and Rabbit Pie, a book based on the second world war memories of Lincolnshire civilians, edited by Linda Crust, was pubished by SLHA in the summer of 2008.

The book was launched in Spilsby Franklin Hall. As usual the Society had a small bookstall, manned her by Pearl Wheatley, which was the focus for both sales and animated conversations.

2005-2009,
49. Leach Lecture: Deserted Medieval Villages
49. Leach Lecture: Deserted Medieval Villages
49. Leach Lecture: Deserted Medieval Villages
The 2008 annual lecture given in honour of Terence Leach was delivered by David Start, Director of the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire, in Terence's home village of Dunholme on Lincolnshire's Deserted Medievel Villages.
2005-2009,
50. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (1)
50. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (1)
50. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (1)
The annual residential weekend conference at Horncastle College held jointly with Keelby WEA visited Bateman's brewery in Wainfleet in February 2009
2005-2009,
51. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (2)
51. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (2)
51. Horncastle Weekend: 2009 (2)
A second view of course members at Bateman's Brewery Visitor Centre, venue for the Saturday afternoon visit during a successful weekend conference.
2005-2009,
52. 2009 AGM in Bourne (1)
52. 2009 AGM in Bourne (1)
52. 2009 AGM in Bourne (1)

At the Annual General meeting of the Society held in Bourne in June 2009 Pearl Wheatley stepped down from the chair after 9 years in the role.

Catherine Wilson, SLHA President, makes the presentation.

2005-2009,
53. 2009 AGM in Bourne (2)
53. 2009 AGM in Bourne (2)
53. 2009 AGM in Bourne (2)
Following the morning's AGM a visit was arranged for members to Red Hall, 17th century mansion and one-time railway station building.
2005-2009,
54. 2009 AGM in Bourne (3)
54. 2009 AGM in Bourne (3)
54. 2009 AGM in Bourne (3)

The attic floor of Red Hall was of particular interest to SLHA members on their visit after the AGM.

On the extreme left: Neil and Sarah Wright; on the right: Joan Ketteringham

2005-2009,
55. Visit to Holbeach and the Fens
55. Visit to Holbeach and the Fens
55. Visit to Holbeach and the Fens
A day trip to the south-east of the county in 2009 took members to the Royal Observer Corps bunker near Holbeach (from which Chris Lester emerged apparently unscathed), the Bulb Museum in Pinchbeck and Moulton Mill.
2009,
56. Brackenbury Lecture 2009
56. Brackenbury Lecture 2009
56. Brackenbury Lecture 2009

2005-2009,
57. AIA Conference Visit to Scunthorpe Steelworks
57. AIA Conference Visit to Scunthorpe Steelworks
57. AIA Conference Visit to Scunthorpe Steelworks

In September 2009 the Association for Industrial Archaeology held their annual conference in Lincoln, which featured lectures and an extensive programme of tours to sites of industrial interest around the county.

The conference programme was organised and led by members of the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team. 

Some of the conference delegates are here seen on a tour of the Scunthorpe steelworks.

2005-2009,
58. Jews' Court
58. Jews' Court
58. Jews' Court

A photograph of Jews' Court taken in 2009 shows few changes from that taken over by the Lincolnshire Architectural and Archaeological Society in the 1930s.

In fact the building had received extensive renovation - thanks to Heritage Lottery funding - early in the new millennium, as recorded by a discreet plaque on the extreme left of the facade.

2005-2009,