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Summary of events in 2014
 Lincolnshire's Cultural Heritage:Customs, Folklore and Music  Thu, Feb 13, 2014
 Lincolnshire's 20th Century Military Legacy  Thu, Feb 27, 2014 – Thu, Mar 06, 2014
 Recording Ancient Graffiti at Benington All Saints  Tue, Mar 04, 2014
 Lincolnshire Heritage Conference 2014  Fri, Mar 07, 2014
 Quiz Night Fundraiser with Sausage and Mash Supper  Sat, Mar 15, 2014
 Place-names, Parishes and people: Understanding the English Countryside  Thu, Mar 20, 2014 – Thu, Mar 27, 2014
 Benington History Day  Tue, Apr 08, 2014
 Geocache Training  Fri, Apr 25, 2014
 Volunteer Tour Guide Training  Tue, May 06, 2014 – Thu, May 08, 2014
 The Launch!  Sat, May 17, 2014
 Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival  Sat, May 17, 2014 – Sun, Jun 01, 2014
 Beonna Open Evening  Sat, May 17, 2014
 Plague, Pestilence and death in 14th century England  Thu, May 22, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward  Fri, May 23, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward  Sat, May 31, 2014
 The Finale Weekend!  Sat, May 31, 2014 – Sun, Jun 01, 2014
 Dave Start's guide to the archaeology of Prehistoric Britain  Thu, Jun 05, 2014 – Thu, Jun 12, 2014
 Hilary Healey's Lincolnshire  Sat, Jun 14, 2014
 Heritage Lincolnshire at the Lincolnshire Show  Wed, Jun 18, 2014 – Thu, Jun 19, 2014
 Adopting Archaeology: Looking after local heritage  Tue, Jun 24, 2014
 An introduction to Anglo-Saxon art and architecture  Tue, Jun 24, 2014 – Tue, Jul 01, 2014
 A beginner's guide to pottery from the Saxon Invasion to the Reformation  Thu, Jun 26, 2014 – Thu, Jul 03, 2014
 Summer Fun Day  Sun, Jun 29, 2014
 National Archives Research Trip   Sat, Jul 05, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward  Sat, Jul 05, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward.  Fri, Jul 11, 2014
 Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology   Sat, Jul 12, 2014
 Archaeology and Finds Identification Day at Gunby Hall and Gardens  Sat, Jul 12, 2014
 Walk - Industrial Archaeology at Nettleton   Mon, Jul 14, 2014
 Special addition to the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology  Tue, Jul 15, 2014
 Caistor's Community Dig   Wed, Jul 16, 2014 – Fri, Jul 18, 2014
 Walk - Deserted medieval settlements in the Ludborough area  Wed, Jul 16, 2014
 Recording and researching your church  Sat, Jul 19, 2014
 Origins of human settlement in eastern Lincolnshire, 400,000 BC-AD 1086  Thu, Jul 24, 2014
 Behind the Scenes in Lincoln   Fri, Jul 25, 2014
 Volunteer networking day at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre  Sat, Jul 26, 2014
 Heritage Lincolnshire at the Heckington Show  Sat, Jul 26, 2014 – Sun, Jul 27, 2014
 Launching the Summer of Geocaching   Sun, Jul 27, 2014
 Showcase event at The Collection Museum  Thu, Jul 31, 2014
 Traditional Industries of the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Area  Sun, Aug 10, 2014
 Summer school in traditional Heritage skills  Mon, Aug 18, 2014 – Wed, Aug 20, 2014
 Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days 2014  Thu, Sep 11, 2014 – Sun, Sep 14, 2014
 Benington Bat Walk  Fri, Sep 12, 2014
 Watercolour Workshop   Sat, Sep 13, 2014
 Benington Memories  Sat, Sep 13, 2014 – Sun, Sep 14, 2014
 Fulbeck Manor - 400 years of portraits  Sat, Sep 20, 2014
 Lincolnshire's 20th Century Military Legacy  Wed, Sep 24, 2014 – Wed, Oct 01, 2014
 Setting up a local fieldwalking or archaeology project  Thu, Oct 02, 2014 – Thu, Oct 09, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward  Sat, Oct 11, 2014
 Harvest Supper  Sat, Oct 11, 2014
 Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward  Sat, Oct 18, 2014
 Introduction to researching the history of your village  Thu, Nov 20, 2014 – Thu, Nov 27, 2014
 The Past Online: digital resources for local archaeology research  Wed, Dec 03, 2014

Details of events in 2014 ....

Thursday, February 13, 2014
Lincolnshire's Cultural Heritage:Customs, Folklore and Music
9am - 1pm
 
 
 Lincolnshire's Cultural Heritage forms a rich and varied mixture of curious Customs, Folklore, Traditions, Songs and Dances.  This introductory course explores the nature, origins and meanings of aspects of the county's rich and colourful culture.  It's all there, from Caistor Gad Whipping to Stamford Bull Running and much more!
 
Join Tom Lane for this free, four hour, course. 
 
Booking is essential.  For further information contact Heritaghe Lincolnshire on 01529 461499 or htladmin@lincsheritage.org
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 – Thursday, March 06, 2014
Lincolnshire's 20th Century Military Legacy
9.30am-12.30pm
 
In 1914-18 and 1939-45 the world went to war.  Lincolnshire is famous as the birthplace of the tank in World War 1, and as 'Bomber County' in the Second World war.  In this year of major anniversaries of the two conflicts, this course, led by Gary Taylor, will look at how the two wars came to Lincolnshire, and how the county responded.  In addition to briefly looking at the national and local contexts of the two wars, the course will also look at how the county was defended and the differing types and locations of defensive structures, some of which can still be seen and which provide a physical reminder of the world at war.
 
This is a two session course on 27th February and 6th March, from 9.30am - 12.30pm and is FREE to new learners.
 
Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499. 
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Recording Ancient Graffiti at Benington All Saints
10am - 1pm
RECORDING ANCIENT GRAFFITI AT BENINGTON ALL SAINTS

4 March 2014, 10.00am – 1.00pm

Benington All Saints Church, Main Rd, Benington, Boston

Brian Porter who is leading the Lincolnshire Medieval Graffiti Project is looking for a small groups of volunteers to help him record the ancient graffiti inside the Grade I listed medieval church of All Saints, Benington. The process is quite simple and no prior experience is necessary. This will be a half day session starting at 10am and finishing at approximately 1pm, refreshments will be provided.

This event is being run by Benington Community Heritage Trust as part of The Beonna at All Saints Project. Please contact us on 01529 461499 or email beonna@outlook.com if you are interested in attending.
 
Friday, March 07, 2014
Lincolnshire Heritage Conference 2014
9.30am - 4pm

Lincolnshire Heritage Forum, Heritage Lincolnshire and the National Trust are joining forces again in 2014, to host the second annual Lincolnshire Heritage Conference on March 7th. 

The event will help all heritage attractions large and small to improve marketing strategies, recruit volunteers and understand their role in the future of Heritage in Lincolnshire. Presentations and workshops will be held throughout the day with a range of speakers with extensive experience in sector. Delegates will be given the opportunity to share their stories about opening and running a heritage site in Lincolnshire, and get hints and tips about how to improve their ways of working. 

The conference will be held at The Showroom, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY from 9.30am – 4pm. Attendance at the event is open to everyone with any interest in heritage, and entry is just £10* for Lincolnshire Heritage Forum members, and £20 for non-members, which includes refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch. 
 
If you would like to book a place/s please click on the following link https://lincsheritageconference14.eventbrite.co.uk


*Each organisation is entitled to one free place per membership. Discounts will be shown on invoice.

Saturday, March 15, 2014
Quiz Night Fundraiser with Sausage and Mash Supper
7pm for a 7.30pm sta
Quiz Night Fundraiser with Sausage and Mash Supper
Saturday 15th March 7pm for 7.30pm start
Benington Village Hall, Davids Lane, Benington, PE22 0BZ


Join the friends of All Saints Church for a sausage & mash supper followed by a quiz with cash prizes and help us to raise funds for The Beonna at All Saints Project.


Tickets cost £7.50 for adults and £5.00 for under 11's. No bar; please bring your own drink and glass. For tickets contact Mrs Teresa Woodcock tel: 01205 760200.
To find out more about the project which is being run by Benington Community Heritage Trust visit http://www.beningtonallsaintschurch.co.uk.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 – Thursday, March 27, 2014
Place-names, Parishes and people: Understanding the English Countryside
9.30am - 12.30pm
 
Place-names and parishes are a very familiar component of the English Landscape, but have you ever wondered what they mean and what they can tell us about Anglo-Saxon and Medieval England?
 
Join us on Thursday 20th and 27th March, 9.30am - 12.30pm, for this two session course, to find out!
 
Led by Matthew Godfrey, this short course will examine the meanings of place-names, the formation of parishes and the beginnings of the hamlets, villages and towns that we live in today.
 
Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please contact htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone on 01529 461499.
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Benington History Day
11am - 2pm
    
Benington History Day
Tuesday 8th April 11am – 2pm
The Admiral Nelson, Benington, Boston, PE22 0BT

 
 
Do you have any pictures, newspaper articles, stories or anything connected with the history of Benington which would help us to write a history of the village?
If the answer is ‘yes’ we would love to see it. Come along to the Admiral Nelson on April 8th 2014 between 11.00 am and 2.00pm.
Enjoy a free cup of coffee and share with us those special family memories.
We have already got a number of items you might find interesting and they will be on display.
 
Friday, April 25, 2014
Geocache Training
1.30pm

 

Join us for an afternoon session in the Orchard Gallery at Gunby Hall and Gardens at 1:30pm - We will launch the Lincolnshire Wolds Summer of Geocaching this July and need your help to lay the modern day treasure trail.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 – Thursday, May 08, 2014
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
Full days-time tbc
Volunteer Tour Guide Training
Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th May

All Saints Church, A52, Benington, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 0DZ

 

 

Benington Community Heritage Trust is looking for volunteer Tour Guides to conduct tours of All Saints Church in Benington, a beautiful Grade I listed medieval building.

No previous experience is necessary. This free two day training event will include;

 

- An introduction to Benington Community Heritage Trust and the Beonna at All Saints project

- A tour of All Saints Church

- An illustrated talk on church history and architecture

- A guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral

- Free time for shopping in Lincoln

- Lunch will be provided on both days

As a tour guide you will help visitors to understand the history and significance of this nationally important building by leading small groups around the church on special events and open days.

 

You will be playing an important role in the Beonna at All Saints project which aims to conserve and adapt the building for the benefit of current and future generations through its creative re-use as an activity and events centre. By becoming a part of this exciting project you will have the opportunity to;

 
-          Try something new

-          Gain valuable work experience

-          Develop new skills

-          Further an interest in local history / architecture

-          Meet new people

 
 One day will be based at Benington and one day in Lincoln, both sessions should be attended in order to complete the training. Transport to Lincoln from the Benington area can be provided or travel expenses can be reimbursed.

 

Booking is essential as places are limited. For further information and to reserve your place please contact beonna@outlook.com or call 01529 461499. To become a volunteer tour guide you must be aged 18 or over.
 
Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Sunday, June 01, 2014
Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the 10th Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival!  Explore the landscape and heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds; 16 days of walking, cycling and family fun in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
 
In the past 9 years the walking festival has more than doubled in size and now attracts around 5000 participants to explore this fascinating area.  Join us in celebrating our 10th Birthday and choose from a programme of 128 walks, ranging from hour-long town tours to a rigorous ramble taking 4 days!
 
For a brochure, detailing all the walks, please contact htladmin@lincsheritage.org, ring 01529 461499 or visit the Walking festival's website http://www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk/
Saturday, May 17, 2014
The Launch!
10.00am - 4.00pm
 
Join us at the Healing Manor Hotel, Stallingborough Road, Healing (off B1210) DN41 7QF to celebrate our birthday in great style!
 
An energetic day is in store, with plenty of family-friendly activities as well as great walks.  The traditional walk to our launch venue will be led from Habrough Railway Station, followed by a range of walks to discover Healing Manor, the village and surrounding area. Our young visitors will enjoy our first Geocache trail, a climbing wall, mini fair rides and lots more!  Live music, a hog roast and local ice creams and beer will help you relax once the walking is over.
 
Free car parking is available and dogs are welcome.  More information can be found on pages 12-14 of our walks brochure.  For a copy please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org, ring 01529 461499 or visit the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival website: http://www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk
 
We look forward to seeing you...
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Beonna Open Evening
From 5pm


Join us at All Saints Church, Benington nr Boston for:

Complimentary Afternoon Tea- served from 5pm
Music from the band ‘Black and Blue’
Cash bar open from 6pm
Short presentations from the project team
A chance to see the business and activity plan and architectural drawings

This is an opportunity for you to find out about plans to revitalise and restore the beautiful
All Saints Church and have your say on the future of the building.
 
Please come along to show your support for the project and share your views with us.


Free event - everyone welcome!

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Plague, Pestilence and death in 14th century England
10am - 1pm
 
FREE - This short introductory course will examine the profound religious, social and economic upheavals wreaked by the Black Death on 14th Century England; a period from which it took at least 150 years for its population to recover. This three hour course is led by Heritage Lincolnshire’s Penny Ward and Matthew Godfrey and will be held here in Heckington at The Old School, NG34 9RW
 
Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499. 
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
 
 
Friday, May 23, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Heritage trust of Lincolnshire has extended the successful 'Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk' project into North Lincolnshire.  This one day event, to be held in Appleby Village Hall,  will teach you the skills required to become a volunteer Heritage Steward for the project.
 
We aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area; a practical session will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the village.  Lunch is provided.
 
There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.
 
All events organised through this project are free to attend.  Open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places.  To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.  www.lincshar.org
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward
10.30am - 3.30pm
The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire has extended the successful 'Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk' project into North East Lincolnshire.  This one day event will teach you the skills required to become a volunteer Heritage Steward for the project.  Being held at the Grimsby Fishing Centre, Alexandra Dock, Grimsby, we aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area; a practical session will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the area.  Lunch is provided.
 
There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.
 
All events organised through this project are free to attend.  Open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places. To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.  www.lincshar.org
Saturday, May 31, 2014 – Sunday, June 01, 2014
The Finale Weekend!
Starts at 10am
 
Bringing the 10th Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival to a lively conclusion, our Finale event will consist of two days of walks and activities:
 
Saturday 10am-9pm
At Snipe Dales Country Park (Winceby PE23 4JB) young people can get their hands dirty by trying out bushcraft, bug-hunting and birdwatching, amongst lots of other activities.  At the Sir Joseph Banks Centre (Horncastle LN9 5HZ) its Crafters' Guild will be displaying, and selling, a selection of handmade artworks.  After squeezing in a walk why don't you join us, from 6-9pm, for an evening charity barbeque, hosted by Horncastle Lions.
 
Sunday 10am - 4pm
To be hosted by Horncastle Walkers are Welcome (their official launch event!).  Refreshments will be served all day from Stanhope Hall (Boston Road, Horncastle LN9 6NF), with live music provided by the Steppin' Stones between 2.30pm-4.30pm. A wide selection of walks are planned before everyone meets back at the hall for the conclusion of the festival and the traditional cutting, and sharing, of the Walking Festival Cake. 
 
Finale walks are listed on pages 48-51 of our brochure. To see more detail please visit http://www.woldswalkingfestival.co.uk/, email htladmin@lincheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.
Thursday, June 05, 2014 – Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dave Start's guide to the archaeology of Prehistoric Britain
1.30pm - 4.30pm
 
This two week course will introduce the main themes and current research on this fascinating period of Britain’s past. The primary focus of the course will be wider Britain, but Dave will also be looking at Prehistory from a local Lincolnshire perspective too. So if you want to learn more about hand axes, flints and the ice age landscape this is the course for you. Join us here in Heckington at The Old School, NG34 9RW.
 
Free to new learners. Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499. 
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hilary Healey's Lincolnshire
9.30am - 4pm
 
A day of talks and exhibitions on the life and interests of Hilary Healey to be held at Spalding Grammar School.
 
Join us in celebrating the life of Hilary who was a major authority on, not just one but, many areas of Lincolnshire's Heritage and everyday life.
 
To book a place contact the Society For Lincolnshire History And Archaeology, Jews’ Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln, LN2 1LS. Tel: 01522 521337 E: info@slha.org.uk 
 
Tickets are £12 each and if you are a member of either Heritage Lincolnshire or the SLHA the price is reduced to £10 each.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 – Thursday, June 19, 2014
Heritage Lincolnshire at the Lincolnshire Show
Visit our stand at this year's Lincolnshire Show where there will be displays about our recent work, try your hand at being an archaeologist with our popular 'Little Dig', and pick up your copy of this year's Heritage Open Days booklet.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 – Tuesday, July 01, 2014
An introduction to Anglo-Saxon art and architecture
10 am - 1 pm
PLease note the dates of this course have changed
 
 This course will now run from June 24th and finish on 1st July.
 
This two week course by Heritage Lincolnshire’s Matthew Godfrey will look at Anglo-Saxon art and architecture from the end of the Roman period through to the Norman Conquest. He will be focussing on some key archaeological discoveries which have shown that our perceptions of this period often referred to as the Dark Ages could not be further from the truth. This course will be held, here in Heckington, at The Old School, NG34 9RW.
 
Free to new learners.  Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499. 
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Adopting Archaeology: Looking after local heritage
9.45am - 4.30pm
Heritage Lincolnshire is working in partnership with the Council for British Archaeology and the University of York and bookings are now being taken for a Day school and  Skills Sharing Session to be held at the Guildhall Arts Centre, Grantham.
 
The programme includes a key note speech by Julian Richards (CBA Wessex) and presentations will be a mix of national initiatives and local projects.

Booking for a free place at the event is via Eventbrite http://new.archaeologyuk.org/events/adopting-archaeology-community-conservation-workshop-june-24th-lincolnshire
or you can contact Tegwen Roberts, Local Heritage Coordinator, Council for British Archaeology Tel: 01904 521250 Email: tegwenroberts@archaeologyUK.org

Thursday, June 26, 2014 – Thursday, July 03, 2014
A beginner's guide to pottery from the Saxon Invasion to the Reformation
10am - 1pm
The pottery from an archaeological site can give us fascinating evidence of daily life and trade as well as clues about the social status and religious beliefs of the inhabitants.
 
Led by archaeological pottery specialist Alex Beeby, this two week course will look at how, when and where pottery was used and produced in this region, from the Early Saxon period to the age of the Tudors.  We will see how pottery was produced and traded and look at the changing styles and technologies used throughout this long period.
 
BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL Telephone 01529 461499 or email htladmin@lincsheritage.org for an enrolment form.
The course is funded by the GROW lifelong learning programme managed by Lincolnshire County Council. Courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2013.
 
FREE to new learners.
 
 
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Summer Fun Day
12 noon - 4pm

Summer Fun Day

Sunday 29th June 12 noon - 4pm

Playing Field, Hall Lane, Benington nr Boston

 

 
The fun day will be raising much needed money for Benington Community Heritage Trust and Benington football club. The two groups are working together to provide a fun filled afternoon for the whole family.  
 
Some of the attractions on offer will include a raffle, tombola, refreshment, BBQ, bar, dance display, garden games, football games and much more. Also featuring a car boot sale at £5.00 a pitch.  
 
For more information contact:
Alex Bell:  07949521366 or alex@bellbrothersnurseries.co.uk
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward
10.30am - 3.30pm
Join us for an introduction to the Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk project and the role of a volunteer Heritage Steward.  The morning session will be based at The Ropewalk Centre, Maltkiln Road, Barton on Humber, and the afternoon will feature a practical session which will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the area.
 
We aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.  Lunch is provided.
 
All events organised through this project are free to attend.  open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places.  To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.  www.lincshar.org
Saturday, July 05, 2014
National Archives Research Trip
7am - 9pm

The Lincolnshire Remembrance Project has decided to sponsor a coach trip to the National Archives. Some information, particularly the service records of First World War Officers are only available at the National Archives.

The trip will take place on Saturday 5th July departing from Lincoln at 7am. The coach will depart from outside Witham Park House, on Waterside South, Lincoln, LN5 7JN. Participants on the trip will be able to leave their cars in the car park (it is free parking but you do leave the vehicle at your own risk).

You will leave the National Archives at 17.00 returning to Lincoln at around 21.00.

There is no charge for the visit, but you must book your space in advance by emailing warmemorials@lincolnshire.gov.uk or calling Cath Pike on 01522 554959. 

Friday, July 11, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward.
10.30am - 3.30pm
Join us for an introduction to the Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk project and the role of a Volunteer Heritage Steward.  The morning session will be based at the Waltham Library, High Street, Waltham and the afternoon will feature a practical session which will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the area.
 
We aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area.  There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.  Lunch is provided.
 
All events organised through this project are free to attend.  open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places.  To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499  www.lincshar.org
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology

 

A series of talks, walks and events to celebrate the archaeology of the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Saturday, July 12, 2014
Archaeology and Finds Identification Day at Gunby Hall and Gardens
10am - 5pm

Launching the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology, Gunby Hall and Gardens is offering free entry for visitors and a chance to meet the County's Finds Officer, Adam Daubney, who will be available from 12 noon to 4pm to identify items collected in Lincolnshire.

Whether it is something dug up in your garden or chanced upon whilst walking the dog, Adam will give you an insight into what it might be.

The day will include regular tours of the house and archaeological walks at 12 noon and 2pm to explore Gunby's deserted medieval village site.

There will also be fun activities for the little ones too.

Gunby Hall and Gardens will be open from 11am - 5pm

Gunby Hall and Gardens, Spilsby, PE23 5SS

Telephone 01754 890102

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/gunby-hall

 

Monday, July 14, 2014
Walk - Industrial Archaeology at Nettleton
Join walk leader Stuart Squires for a walk exploring the remains of the ironstone mining industry in Nettleton. Take in the mine's yard, look at surviving buildings, walk the old road and discover the collapses, pitfalls, original adit and the remains of the former ropeway.

Parking in the former mine's yard, now signposted from Normanby Top as 'Stow It' (postcode LN7 6SZ) Map Ref: TF 119981

Booking essential through the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on 01522 521337

If you plan to attend this walk please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The walk will not be suitable for pushchairs etc. No age restrictions but parents should be aware there are a couple of hills that may be difficult for children under 11. Steady walking, a couple of energetic rises; mostly tracks, some cross-field paths, stiles. Some road walking.

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Special addition to the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology
9.30am - 12.30pm
 
A FREE introductory course looking at archaeological aims and methods is to be held at Walesby this July thanks to community heritage project Down Your Wold teaming up with GROW, a Lincolnshire County Council learning initiative.

 The session will be held at Walesby Village Hal, Otby Lane, LN8 3UT on Tuesday July 15 2014, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Participants will join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Tom Lane to discover how archaeologists find out about our past.

 Booking is essential. Please call Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461499 or email htladmin@lincsheritage.org More information can be found here: http://www.down-your-wold.co.uk/news/archaeology-introduction-course-walesby

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Walk - Deserted medieval settlements in the Ludborough area
10am - 1pm
A walk with Heritage Lincolnshire's Gary Taylor exploring some of the earthworks of medieval settlements remains near Ludborough

Meeting at Ludborough church. Parking in the centre of Ludborough, by the church or Livesey Road (postcode DN36 5SF to DN36 5SG) Map Ref: TF 295 955

Booking essential through Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461499

If you plan to attend this walk please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. The walk will not be suitable for pushchairs etc. No age restrictions but parents should be aware there are a couple of hills that may be difficult for children under 11. Steady walking, a couple of energetic rises; mostly tracks, some cross-field paths, stiles. Some road walking.

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 – Friday, July 18, 2014
Caistor's Community Dig
Join the Bishop Grosseteste University team to see a real life excavation in action from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th July. Site opening times are Wednesday afternoon 1.30pm - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 5pm, Thursday 6pm - 8pm and Friday 10.30am - 4pm.

Visitors are invited to come along and experience the excavation process, hear an explanation of why it is taking place and what they hope to find.

This is a partnership project between the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, Down Your Wold, Bishop Grosseteste University and the Community Archaeology Group.

Start your visit at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, where the team at the centre will direct you to the site.

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, Caistor, Lincolnshire LN7 6LZ

Telephone: 01472 851605 Website: www.28ploughhill.co.uk

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Recording and researching your church
10am - 4pm
A day session from 10am - 4pm led by Dr Matthew Godfrey exploring the techniques used to research and record a church building.

Booking essential please call Denise Wheatley from the Spirit of Sutterby group on 01790 754079.

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Origins of human settlement in eastern Lincolnshire, 400,000 BC-AD 1086
A talk by Dr. Caitlin Green about the development of human settlement and society on the Wolds and eastern marsh of Lincolnshire. She will discuss how the nature and intensity of human activity changed and developed from the Stone Age through to the early medieval period.

No need to book.

Held at the Conoco Rooms at Louth Library, Northgate, LN11 0LY from 7.00pm to 8.30pm

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Behind the Scenes in Lincoln
10am
Join The Collection's archaeology curator for a look in the museum's archaeological store to discover how finds are stored, preserved and accessed after excavation. There will be a chance to see material discovered at important sites on the Lincolnshire Wolds. We will also see the museum's arms and armour and world cultures collections, not normally on public display.

Attendees to meet in the reception of the Lincolnshire Archives at 10am.

Booking essential - Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service on 01507 609740.

This event is part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology

Saturday, July 26, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Heritage Lincolnshire at the Heckington Show
 
Come and see us in the Heritage Area at the Heckington Show.  Find out about our latest projects, have a go at excavating Bob, our full size replica skeleton, and don't forget to pick up a copy of this year's Heritage Open Day booklet.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Volunteer networking day at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre
Celebrate the end of the Lincolnshire Wolds Archaeology Festival at the Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre and share your local history research and ideas. Meet David Robinson, Chairman of the North East Lincolnshire Archaeological and Local Historical Society and hear about some of the archaeological exploration they have been involved with. A heritage walk will also take place at 2pm. Meet the Caistor Metal Detector Group between 11am – 3pm to see their exciting finds.

Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill, Caistor, Lincolnshire LN7 6LZ

Telephone: 01472 851605 Website: www.28ploughhill.co.uk

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Launching the Summer of Geocaching
10am
Hidden in the Lincolnshire Wolds is a trail of geocaches which will help you discover more about the archaeology and history of the wonderful Wolds countryside.

Join us in Scamblesby Methodist Chapel at 10am for a geocaching tutorial and an opportunity to chat to other local geocachers, while enjoying some tea and cake!

A raffle will be held to decide who wins the Scamblesby ‘First to Find' certificate.

Scamblesby Methodist Chapel,Chapel Lane, Scamblesby, LN11 9XR

All Down Your Wold geocaches will go live on this date too. Visit www.geocaching.com to find your nearest one. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014
Showcase event at The Collection Museum

Archaeology Day

Last year's Archaeology Day at The Collection was very popular for visitors of all ages. This is part of the CBA (Council of British Archaeology) Festival of Archaeology and this year it will be run in conjunction with us, Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire.

The Collection are laying on children's activities and this year include a chance to do a dig (limited places so first come first served), object handling (again limited places) and a chance to act in or watch a short play about Ancient Egypt followed by a film about Howard Carter the famous Egyptian archaeologist aimed at younger viewers. They also hope to have a display of rare books on Egyptian archaeology from Lincoln Central Library. There will a £1 craft making a replica of a Norman manor house (all other activities are free).

We will be showcasing our services and activities. Find out about our latest projects and courses and get your finds identified by our resident experts. Short lectures on a variety of subjects will be offered throughout the day.   

The day will coincide with the opening of The Collection's Reconstructing the Past display which consists of models of lost pieces of Lincolnshire's heritage.

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Traditional Industries of the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes Area
 
 As part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Grazing Marshes project, we will be at Saltfleetby Gala on 10th August with a range of special Living History demonstrations and displays.  Come along and find out how people in the area have made a living over time.  Sheep farming, saltmaking, traditional building, smuggling and much more!
Monday, August 18, 2014 – Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Summer school in traditional Heritage skills
9am-5pm (days vary)
Building The Beonna:
Summer school in traditional heritage skills
Monday 18th - Wednesday 20th August

Are you aged 14-19? Want to learn more about how your local parish church was built and try your hand at the traditional techniques used?

Join us for this FREE 3 day event where you will learn traditional stone carving techniques, visit the Lincoln Castle Heritage Skills Centre and have a go at making your own stained glass panel, visit Benington All Saints to discover the history of this medieval church and find out about plans to conserve and adapt it for future use.

Limited places available, priority will be given to those from the Benington / Boston area. No previous experience is necessary. For an information pack contact Benington Community Heritage Trust on 01529 461499 or email beonna@outlook.com.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days 2014
Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days 2014
 
Open days run between Thursday September 11th - Sunday September 14th.  The theme for this year is 'Lincolnshire in the 1st World War'.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Benington Bat Walk
7pm - 9pm

 

Benington Bat Walk

All Saints Church, Benington, nr BostonDid you know that All Saints Church has a resident Bat colony? Join us for this family friendly walk to look for the bats and listen to their calls on special detectors, hosted by Ian Nixon of the Lincolnshire Bat Group. Free event. Please note booking is required as places are limited, call 01529 461499 or email beonna@outlook.com to reserve your place.


Saturday, September 13, 2014
Watercolour Workshop
10am - 3.30pm
Artists of all abilities are invited to come and enjoy a day with watercolour at Sutterby Church on Saturday September 13 from 10am - 3.30pm. Booking is essential as there are limited spaces.

Please call Denise Wheatley on 01790 754079 or email gandd@zencudo.co.uk to book your place.

An art tutor will demonstrate an introduction to a limited palette during the morning followed by a practical session. Basic equipment will be provided but attendees are welcome to bring their own materials. Attendees will need to bring a folding chair and a picnic lunch.

Saturday, September 13, 2014 – Sunday, September 14, 2014
Benington Memories
11am - 3pm

     

All Saints Church, Benington, nr Boston

Benington All Saints will be opening its doors for the Heritage Open Days Weekend. Come and join us for an exhibition about village life 1914-18 including service records, letters, photos and parish records. Take a tour of this beautiful medieval church and see the latest plans for its regeneration as a community and events centre. There will also be activities for children and refreshments will be available. The church bells will be rung on each day to open and close the event.


Saturday, September 20, 2014
Fulbeck Manor - 400 years of portraits
10.30am and 2pm
Take a tour of this 16th Century Manor House and view its interesting collection of 400 years of portraits of the Fane family.
 
Fulbeck Manor, Grantham, NG34 3JN.
 
On site parking, refreshments, partial disabled access and toilet facilities.
 
Bookings in advance please - contact Heritage Lincolnshire (01529 461499) or htladmin@lincsheritage.org
 
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Lincolnshire's 20th Century Military Legacy
1.30pm - 4.30pm


Sign up for this two session course starting  at the Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington, NG34 9RW.

This course provides an introduction to the fascinating twentieth century legacy left by the military in Lincolnshire.

In 1914-18 and 1939-45, the world went to war. Lincolnshire is famous as the birthplace of the tank during World War I and as 'Bomber County' for its role in the Second World War. This course will look how the two world wars came to Lincolnshire and how the county responded to them.

Join Heritage Lincolnshire's Gary Taylor to discover what survives today from one of the most important periods in the county's history.

Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499. 
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2014.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 – Thursday, October 09, 2014
Setting up a local fieldwalking or archaeology project
1.30pm - 4.30pm

This course provides an introduction on how to start a project to research the archaeology of your local area.  Join us for two sessions here at the Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington, NG34 9RW.

You will look at what techniques can be used to get your project underway and how to take your research from the archives into the field. You will cover how to find clues in old maps and aerial photographs, as well as where to find information about your area in the Historic Environment Record. There will also be an introduction to practical techniques such as fieldwalking, geophysics, and test pitting.

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to find out how you can help to uncover the archaeology of our county.

FREE to new learners. Booking is essential. For an enrolment form please contact us on htladmin@lincsheritage.org or 01529 461499.  FREE to new learners.

This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on August 31st 2014.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Harvest Supper
7pm (for 7.30pm star

Benington Village Hall, Davids Lane, Benington, PE22 0BZ

Chine and Ham Supper with a selection of homemade desserts, a raffle and quiz. Bring your own drink and glasses. Tickets: £7 Adults, £4 Children available from Alex: 07949521366 or Bell’s Nursery Outlet. All Proceeds to Benington Church.

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward
10.30am - 3.30pm


The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire has extended the successful 'Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk' project into North East Lincolnshire.  This one day event, to be held at Old Clee Church Hall (Church Lane, Grimsby, DN32 8NB), will teach you the skills required to become a volunteer Heritage Steward for the project.

We aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area; a practical session will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the village.  Lunch is provided.

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.

All events organised through this project are free to attend.  Open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places.  To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.  www.lincshar.org

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Introduction to becoming a Heritage Steward
10.30am - 3.30pm

The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire has extended the successful 'Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk' project into North Lincolnshire.  This one day event, to be held at Crowle Library and Community Hub, (52-54 High Street, Crowle, DN17 4LB), will teach you the skills required to become a volunteer Heritage Steward for the project.

We aim to offer an enjoyable day discovering the rich heritage of the area; a practical session will give you the opportunity to have a go at surveying some historic buildings in the village.  Lunch is provided.

There is no obligation to sign up as a volunteer but we welcome all who wish to do so.

All events organised through this project are free to attend.  Open to all, no experience is necessary; those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as there are limited places.  To book contact heritage-at-risk@lincsheritage.org or ring 01529 461499.  www.lincshar.org

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Thursday, November 27, 2014
Introduction to researching the history of your village
9.30am - 12.30pm

Join Liz Bates, here at The Old School, Heckington, for an introduction to methods of research into the history of a rural Lincolnshire village. The course will give you hints and tips about documentary resources available for your research and it will explain how a village survey can offer clues to its rich
history. Case studies on Lincolnshire villages will be used for a fascinating introduction to the
character of the area.

Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please email htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone 01529 461499.  This course is FREE to new learners.
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2014.


Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Past Online: digital resources for local archaeology research
1.30pm - 4.30pm

A one session course at Nettleton Village Hall, Moortown Road, Nettleton, LN7 6AA.

Join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Ian Marshman to see how the internet can help you explore the archaeology that's on your doorstep.

This course provides an introduction to the wealth of free online resources that can be used to research the archaeology and history of your local area.

If you’re interested in the past but unsure about computers then this is the course for you!

We will look at where to find information about the archaeological sites in your area, what excavations have occurred there in the past, and how you can find out more about them. We will demonstrate how to find out what artefacts have been found locally, and whether they are held in local or national museum collections. We will also consider historic buildings, including how to learn more about their construction, what levels of protection they have, and their current state of preservation. The course will also help you find out more about the historical resources that are available freely online, making your research easier and reducing the number of trips needed to libraries and archives.

The course will be interactive and assistance will be provided to help you get to grips with the resources discussed. If you have a laptop or tablet computer then please bring it along as there will only be a limited number available on the day. The village hall has free WiFi for the benefit of attendees.

Free to new learners. Booking is essential.  For an enrolment form please contact htladmin@lincsheritage.org or telephone on 01529 461499.
 
This programme of lifelong learning is run by Lincolnshire County Council.  We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 or above on 31st August 2014.

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