Talks and events

For 2017, the following events and Local History talks have been organised.

They all start at 7.30pm in St Denys’ Church Rooms, off Market Place, Sleaford. Admission to talks is free for members and £2 for visitors. Refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle. We look forward to welcoming members and visitors to all these events.  Click here to become a member.

Mangled carriages of the Sleaford Rail Crash 1937

March 28th – The Sleaford Rail Crash 1937 – 80 years on.  A talk by Mark Bamford which will give a context of rail travel from our town in the 1930’s and highlight this little-known disaster.

The Mysterious Origins of Sleaford

May 23rdThe Mysterious Origins of Sleaford.  Simon Pawley, local historian, gives a fascinating insight into the history of Sleaford’s beginnings. 

July 25th – Women in Medieval Lincolnshire by Nigel Burns.  Nigel will give a picture of the lives of women in our county in medieval times.

Women in Medieval Lincolnshire

Sowing The Seeds

September 26thSowing the Seeds.  Nigel Ogden will give an illustrated talk on the history of Charles Sharpe and the development of Sharpe’s Seeds in Sleaford.