LOCAL HISTORY TALKS PROGRAMME 2023
Our programme of talks for 2023 is now completed.
**Watch this space for our new programme for 2024.**
All talks are presented in St Denys’ Church Rooms, off the Market Place in Sleaford.
Each talk starts at 7.30pm (except Nov., which is from 2 -4pm) and lasts approximately an hour. Refreshments are available and there is a raffle.
£3 for non-members and £1 for members. Click here to become a member.
COMPLETED TALKS in 2023:
Tuesday 30th May 2023 ‘The Lincolnshire Home Guard’ by Dr Erik Grigg of Bishop Grosseteste University, Lecturer in History.
Erik presented a fascinating and very entertaining talk to a full house – this was a subject very close to the hearts of the audience and it was greatly enjoyed by all who were present. The AGM was also held on this evening; thanks to all who attended.
28th March 2023 ‘The Mills of Sleaford (Part 2)’ by Simon Pawley, local Historian and author of recently published, ‘Mr Fawcett’s Potato Patch – Carre Street and the Evolution of Sleaford 1780 – 1990’
Simon presented his talk to a packed house, focussing on the mills outside the town. He showed in an excellent powerpoint presentation where the mills had been situated and why – also the history of their ‘rise and fall’, linked cleverly to the sources which gave evidence to his stories and conclusions. Simon is always a popular presenter and this talk was no exception, it was greatly enjoyed by all.
Tuesday 25th July 2023 ‘1857 – Sleaford’s Marvellous Year’ by Mark Bamford, Chairman of Sleaford Museum Trust (SMT). The subject of this talk is the coming of the BS&MC railway to Sleaford in 1857.
Another extremely well-attended and popular talk from Mark Bamford, Chairman of the Sleaford Museum Trust.
Tuesday 26th September 2023 ‘Sleaford Corn Exchange – A Cornucopia of Use’ by Nigel Ogden, SMT Researcher.
The Sleaford Corn exchange is a much-missed building amongst many long-term residents of Sleaford. It had so many uses and many were associated with entertainment and having a great night out. Nigel has completed a great deal of research on this topic and he presented his talk to an appreciative audience.
Tuesday 14th November 2023 2-4pm ‘Talks, Teas and Teasers’, presented by Mark Bamford and Museum staff
An afternoon of heritage and history – a few short talks, some historical puzzles and quizzes, with tea and cake!
The second outing of this format and it was again very well received. The audience enjoyed 4 talks from Mark Bamford, Nigel Ogden, John Dale and David Marriage. many thanks to all the speakers and to Janice Smith for the gorgeous cakes and all-round excellent refreshments.