Events and Talks

LOCAL HISTORY TALKS PROGRAMME 2019

Our programme of talks for 2019 is being prepared and will be available here soon.  All talks are presented in St Denys’ Church Rooms, off the Market Place in Sleaford.  Each talk lasts approximately an hour.  Refreshments are available and there is a raffle.

£3 for non-members and £1 for members.

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Previous talks in the 2018 season:

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

Nigel is a researcher at Sleaford Museum and he presented a fascinating history of the Workhouse which existed in Sleaford.

Tuesday 24th July      Understanding Sleaford Castle          Doug Plowman

Sleaford Castle, built in the 12th century, is a well-known landmark in the town.  Doug presented new, evidence supported, ideas of the origins and uses of Sleaford Castle to a packed house in a fascinating talk.

 

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.

 

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.