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01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
01. Ray Carroll (1930-2017)
The death of Ray on 29 January was a sad loss to the Society. He had been Reviews Editor for 20 years and an active SLHA member since coming to Lincolnshire as County Librarian in 1980.
2017, Ray Carroll
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
02. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (1)
Pearl Wheatley, former SLHA chairman, celebrated her 90th birthday on 28 February.
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03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
03. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (2)
SLHA members joined Pearl for an informal coffee morning at Jews' Court when a special cake was cut.
2017, Pearl
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
04. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (3)
Rod Ambler, SLHA President, presents Pearl with a gift from members - a flight on a light aircraft from Wickenby airfield over the Lincolnshire Wolds and coast.
2017, Pearl
05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
05. Pearl Wheatley's 90th Birthday (4)
On Sunday 9 April Pearl took her flight from Wickenby across to the Horncastle area and then north along the coast, taking in the Humber Bridge.
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06. Till Bridge Pumping Station
06. Till Bridge Pumping Station
06. Till Bridge Pumping Station

At the invitation of the landowner a small group from the industrial archaeology team visited the site of a former steam powered drainage pump close to the River Till on the edge of Scampton parish.

Chris Padley is here standing in the scoop wheel chamber as we consider the type of mid-19th century steam engine likely to have provided power in this remote spot.

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07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
07. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (1)
A day conference on Grantham's vernacular buildings was held on 11 March. It was arranged by the Society's Building Recording group and held in the early 16th century Grammar School building of the King's School.
2017, Grantham
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
08. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (2)
The morning session of the conference was taken up with a tour of the central area of Grantham. This building in The Antelope, an important survivor of the 16th century, explained to delegates by Prof David Stocker.
2017, Grantham
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
09 Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (3)
The well known Angel Inn was also visited by groups on the morning tours. Here, Prof Philip Dixon was the expert guide.
2017, Grantham
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
10. Vernacular Building Conference, Grantham (4)
Members of the Grantham Civic Trust helped organise the day. Dr John Manterfield, seen here pointing out key features of the conduit in Grantham's Market Place, took the lead and also spoke at the afternoon session in the school.
2017, Grantham
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)
11. Walkabout at Spalding (1)

On Saturday 22 April Neil Wright led a 2-hour walking tour around the central area of Spalding.

We pondered the Abbey Buildings with their uncertain association with Spalding's medieval priory.

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12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
12. Walkabout at Spalding (2)
Neil's tour of Spalding inevitably took in industrial features of the town, including the once busy railway station on the western flank of the town centre.
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13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
13. Walkabout at Spalding (3)
A significant part of the morning's tour was a visit to the Chain Bridge Forge and an introductory talk there by Geoff Taylor.
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14. Spark Festival, Lincoln
14. Spark Festival, Lincoln
14. Spark Festival, Lincoln

The biennial Spark Festival, which promotes engineering, was held in Lincoln Cathedral over the first weekend in May.

SLHA sold books and met friends at their stall in the south transept (Ken Redmore and Stephen Betteridge here in attendance before the crowds arrived).

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15. Visit to Walsingham (1)
15. Visit to Walsingham (1)
15. Visit to Walsingham (1)

Eleven members of the Society's Building Recording Group met members of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group in Walsingham on Saturday 20 May.

This town has been the subject of a special study by the Norfollk group. 

The Lincolnshire group are seen here on Common Place.

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16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
16. Visit to Walsingham (2)
One of the highlights of the visit to Walsingham was the visit to Friday Cottage in Friday Market.
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17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)
17. Wolds Walking Festival (1)

Stewart Squires of SLHA led a walk around the former Claxby ironstone mine workings on Saturday 20 May.

This was one of the events launching the 2017 Wolds Walking Festival.

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18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
18. Wolds Walking Festival (2)
Stewart pointed out the earthworks marking the former tramways, tipping docks and other features associated with the Claxby mine.
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19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)
19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)
19. Wolds Walking Festival (3)

SLHA mounted a small bookstall and information point in the Viking Centre at Claxby.

Here Stewart Squires is making a point to Sir Edward Leigh, the local MP.

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21. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (1)
21. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (1)
21. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (1)
Chris Lester led an excellent day trip to industrial heritage sites in the Ise of Axholme. Visits were made to Dirtness Pumping Station (a rare opportunity to view the interior) and Owston Ferry Pumping Station (John Dawson seen here describing the operation of the pumps).
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22. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (2)
22. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (2)
22. Isle of Axholme Industrial Heritage Visit (2)
The tour of the Isle concluded at West Stockwith. The Chesterfield Canal joins the Trent at this point.
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23. Brick Identification in Hainton (1)
23. Brick Identification in Hainton (1)
23. Brick Identification in Hainton (1)
Stewart Squires spent a day with the Building Recording Group helping date bricks in the 'Nunnery' at Sixhills (subject of detailed study by the group).
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24. Brick Identification in Hainton (2)
24. Brick Identification in Hainton (2)
24. Brick Identification in Hainton (2)
Following the morning's work at Sixhills, Stewart led a walk around Hainton to examine, date and classify brick buildings in Hainton, the adjoining village.
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25. Presentation of Poster to Lincoln UTC
25. Presentation of Poster to Lincoln UTC
25. Presentation of Poster to Lincoln UTC

A composite poster edited and prepared by the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team under the leadership of Eric Newton was presented to the new University Technical College in May.

Photograph: Eric Newton (left) and Chris Lester (right)

 

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26. Brackenbury Lecture 2017
26. Brackenbury Lecture 2017
26. Brackenbury Lecture 2017

The annual Brackenbury Lecture, arranged by SLHA, was given by Catherine Wilson on the subject of Sir John Franklin, man of Spilsby. The chapel at Raithby was fit for use except for the absence of suitable blackout, so the meeting was held at Spilsby Methodist Church.

Photograph: Mark Acton (Chairman, SLHA Local History team) and Catherine Wilson

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27. Study Tour to Cornwall (1)
27. Study Tour to Cornwall (1)
27. Study Tour to Cornwall (1)

The 2017 SLHA study tour was in Cornwall, based at the Penryn campus of the University of Exeter in early July.

The first full day was spent on a tour of archaeogical sites in West Penwith under the expert leadership of Pete Herring. Here the group is approaching Gurnard's Head on the north coast 8 miles west of St Ives.

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28. Study Tour to Cornwall (2)
28. Study Tour to Cornwall (2)
28. Study Tour to Cornwall (2)
The tour of archaeological sites in West Penwith included one of several stone circles in the county. This one was Boscawen-Un.
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29. Study Tour to Cornwall (3)
29. Study Tour to Cornwall (3)
29. Study Tour to Cornwall (3)
Chysauster, the Romano-British village in the care of English Heritage, was the third site visited on a full day of archaeology.
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30. Study Tour to Cornwall (4)
30. Study Tour to Cornwall (4)
30. Study Tour to Cornwall (4)
One day was devoted to Cornwall's tin mining heritage. Members of the party are here seen at the Geevor Mine where they had a conducted tour of the extensive surface workings and a short underground visit.
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31. Study Tour to Cornwall (5)
31. Study Tour to Cornwall (5)
31. Study Tour to Cornwall (5)
The excellent local guide (Adam Sharpe) completed his day's tour of Cornwall's tin mines on the extreme west coast with a visit to Botallack Mine, under the care of The National Trust.
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32. New Book on Medieval Boston
32. New Book on Medieval Boston
32. New Book on Medieval Boston
SLHA published Stephen Rigby's book 'Boston 1086-1225: A Medieval Boom Town' in July. Prof Rigby talked on this theme and sold copies of his book at a meeting of the Boston Preservation Trust at Fydell House, Boston on 15 July.
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33. David Robinson (1927-2017)
33. David Robinson (1927-2017)
33. David Robinson (1927-2017)

Former SLHA President, David Robinson died on 25 July, a loss that will be sorely felt by communities and organisations across the county.

David was a prolific author, experienced editor and accomplished speaker and tutor. He played a significant role in the leadership and development of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Louth Museum and The Sir Joseph Banks Society, and was a prominent layman in the Methodist Church.

2017, David Robinson
34. Brick Collection Record
34. Brick Collection Record
34. Brick Collection Record

Members of the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team spent 4 days making a record of the late David Robinson's brick collection. This included unique examples from Lincolnshire brickmakers as well as bricks from historic buildings demolished over the past 50 years.

Photo (l to r): Ken Redmore, Chris Page, Chris Lester, Jon Sass, Stewart Squires

2017, David Robinson brick collection
35. Heritage Open Day event
35. Heritage Open Day event
35. Heritage Open Day event
As part of the annual Heritage Open Days weekend Nigel Burn, SLHA Chairman, took groups on short walking tours in the vicinity of Lincoln Castle to explain the action in the Battle of Lincoln Fair of May 1217.
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36. Memorial Lecture (1)
36. Memorial Lecture (1)
36. Memorial Lecture (1)

The 2017 Memorial Lecture was arranged jointly with the Barton upon Humber Society and took place in the Joseph Wright Hall, Barton on 15 September.

The event honoured Rex Russell (1916-2014), long time resident of Barton, and highly regarded local historian.

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37. Memorial Lecture (2)
37. Memorial Lecture (2)
37. Memorial Lecture (2)
The lecture, attended by an audience of about 80, was given by Dr David Neave of Hull University on the theme 'Families and Fortunes in Tudor Lincolnshire', highlighting the unusually large number of eminent men of national significance who had homes in the county.
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38. Lincolnshire Day (1)
38. Lincolnshire Day (1)
38. Lincolnshire Day (1)

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day (1 October) SLHA joined forces with Kirton in Lindsey Society for an attractive package of events. This included a talk by Chris Hewis, 'Early 20th Century Life along the Fossdyke', based on a photograph collection from Saxilby.

The indefatigable Chris gave the same presentation to an audience at Jews' Court later in the day.

2017, Chris Hewis, Kirton Lindsey
39. Lincolnshire Day (2)
39. Lincolnshire Day (2)
39. Lincolnshire Day (2)
Families from Kirton enjoyed practical activity led by Kathy Holland. Here are two participants wearing masks they have made depicting the 'green man'.
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40. Lincolnshire Day (3)
40. Lincolnshire Day (3)
40. Lincolnshire Day (3)

Our new Bookshop Managers, Eva and Nick Moore, ensure that we have a bookstall selling both new and secondhand books at our events.

Caroline Crane was in charge of the stall at the Lincolnshire Day event in Kirton in Lindsey.

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41. John T Turner (1934-2017)
41. John T Turner (1934-2017)
41. John T Turner (1934-2017)

John Turner, who had a career as a draughtsman with Ruston Bucyrus, died in October. John had been a member of the Industrial Archaeology team at one time and was much valued as the Society's postal sales officer for several years.

John will be remembered for two meticulously researched and well-written books, both published by SLHA: Nellie: The History of Churchill's Lincoln-Built Trenching Machine (1988) and Artur Immanuel Loewental (2014).

2017, John Turner
42. EMIAC in Northampton
42. EMIAC in Northampton
42. EMIAC in Northampton

The twice-yearly East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference was held in Northampton on 14 October. As usual it was supported by a number of SLHA members.

The venue was 

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43. 2017 Annual General Meeting
43. 2017 Annual General Meeting
43. 2017 Annual General Meeting

The Society's AGM was held at Bailgate Methodist Church, Lincoln on Saturday 22 October.

It is about twenty years since the meeting was last held in the city. In the 1980s and 90s Bishop Grosseteste College (as it was then) was the regular venue.

2017, Bailgate Methodist Church
44. Award winners in 2017 (1)
44. Award winners in 2017 (1)
44. Award winners in 2017 (1)

After the AGM on 21 October presentations were made to the winners of Society's awards.

In the photo, back (l to r): Chris Penney (Holbeach) Stewart Squires (SLHA), Alan Dennis (Caistor), Peter O'Leary (Caistor);
front: Rosemary Foster, Sally Kelway, Janet Avison (Caythorpe), Robert Fish (Epworth)



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45. Award winners in 2017 (2)
45. Award winners in 2017 (2)
45. Award winners in 2017 (2)

Winner of the 2017 Flora Murray Award was Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust for their wide ranging project exploring the natural, artistic and historic aspects of the site with wide community involvement.

Photo: Chris Penney, Chairman of the HCCT

2017, Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust
46. Award winners in 2017 (3)
46. Award winners in 2017 (3)
46. Award winners in 2017 (3)

Caythorpe village and church won two Awards for Excellence: for a guide to St Vincent's Church, written by Christina Faraday, and a guide and children's 'passport' to the village war memorial.

Photo: Sally Kelway, Rosemary Foster, Janet Avison

 

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47. Award winners in 2017 (4)
47. Award winners in 2017 (4)
47. Award winners in 2017 (4)

Robert Fish of Epworth was presented with an Award for Excellence for his series of books on wartime in the Isle of Axholme. These included detailed personal and service records of men who fought and lost their lives.

Photo: Robert Fish with Stewart Squires, Chairman of SLHA Trustees

2017, Epworth, Isle of Axholme
48. Award winners in 2017 (5)
48. Award winners in 2017 (5)
48. Award winners in 2017 (5)

Winner of an Award for Excellence was the Caistor Heritage Trust for their large and informative website www.caistor.co.uk.

Photo: Alan Dennis, Peter O'Leary



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49. Talk about Cathedral Project
49. Talk about Cathedral Project
49. Talk about Cathedral Project
The afternoon's activities following the AGM on 21 October included a presentation by Dr Anne Irving, Programme Manager, about the Heritage Lottery funded project Lincoln Cathedral Connected.
2017, Dr Anne Irving, Lincoln Cathedral Connected
50. Roman Lincoln guided tour (1)
50. Roman Lincoln guided tour (1)
50. Roman Lincoln guided tour (1)

The day in Lincoln on 21 October which began with the AGM ended with a choice of guided tours: Roman Lincoln (Bailgate area) led by Mick Jones, and highlights of the Museum of Lincolnshire Life led by Chris Page.

Photo: at the Mint Wall (off Westgate)

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51. Roman Lincoln guided tour (2)
51. Roman Lincoln guided tour (2)
51. Roman Lincoln guided tour (2)

The tour led by Mick Jones, former City of Lincoln Archaeologist, included sites accessible to the public in the upper part of the Roman colonia.

In this shot the group, nearing the end of the tour, are viewing the site of the water tank or reservoir close to East Bight.

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52. Sixhills Nunnery
52. Sixhills Nunnery
52. Sixhills Nunnery

The Building Recording Group are continuing their survey work at the 'Nunnery' in Sixhills in collaboration with members of the local community.

On 15 October Steve Parry of the British Geological Survey provided detailed onsite information about the stones used in the Nunnery and in the adjacent parish church.

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54. IA Conference (1)
54. IA Conference (1)
54. IA Conference (1)

The day conference arranged by the SLHA Industrial Archaeology team on Saturday 4 November was held at Gainsborough Methodist Church in the centre of the town.

The theme of the day, entitled 'Wheels, Sails and Rails', was trade and transport in Lincolnshire

2017, Gainsborough Methodist Church
55. IA Conference (2)
55. IA Conference (2)
55. IA Conference (2)
The speakers at the IA conference were, from the back, left to right: Bob Evens - Axholme peat railways,
Adam Cartwright - Lincolnshire bus builders,

Barry Barton - Stage coach services 1826
Stephen Betteridge - Dunham Bridge
Stewart Squires - Railways & tramways & Ironstone mines
Philip Riden - Gainsborough's early trade on the Trent

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56.Tony Worth, SLHA Patron
56.Tony Worth, SLHA Patron
56.Tony Worth, SLHA Patron
The death of Tony Worth, CVO in early November is a great loss to the county. He served as Lincolnshire's Lord Lieutenant for a number of years and was involved with several groups and projects concerned with the County's heritage.
2017, Tony Worth, Lord Lieutenant