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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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

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

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

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