Talks and events


This year, a varied programme of Local History Talks has been organised and is shown below.  All of these events start at 7.30pm in St Denys’ Church Rooms, off Market Place, Sleaford.  (except for 4th June date, which is held in Quarrington Community Hall on Grantham Rd)

Admission is £1 for members and £3 for visitors. Refreshments are served and there is a raffle. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors to all these events.  

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27th March     Waste to Wildlife      George Grout

This talk focuses on the development of Mareham Pastures in Sleaford as an award-winning environmental area.

22nd May      Spies Among Us         Simon Pawley

Simon will tell the fascinating and important story of Lord Hussey and the rebellion of 1536.


4th June        800 years of St Botolph’s Church, Quarrington      Mark Bamford and Christopher Micklethwaite   Please note:  This talk is to be held in Quarrington Community Hall, Grantham Rd.

Learn more about the history of this beautiful local church in its important 800th anniversary year.  This talk is timed to coincide with the anniversary celebrations organised by the Church.


24th July      Understanding Sleaford Castle          Doug Plowman

Sleaford Castle, built in the 12th century, is a well-known landmark in the town, but what do we understand of its origins and history?


25th Sept      Hard Times – The History of Sleaford Workhouse        Nigel Ogden

Nigel is a researcher at Sleaford Museum and has made an extensive study of the history of the Workhouse which existed in Sleaford.