LOCAL HISTORY TALKS PROGRAMME 2018
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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Tuesday 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?
Tuesday 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.
Previous talks this season:
Monday 4th June 800 years of St Botolph’s Church, Quarrington Christopher Micklethwaite
In this talk, we all learned a lot more about the history of this beautiful local church in its important 800th anniversary year. It was timed to coincide with the anniversary celebrations organised by the Church – click here to go to their website to see the whole programme of events
Tuesday 22nd May Spies Among Us Simon Pawley
It was very interesting to note that Simon had discovered that this famous picture – said to be of William Hussey – actually is not!!
Tuesday 27th March Waste to Wildlife George Grout