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How to care for your historic home.

31 January at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Was your home built before 1919? Do you help to look after an historic building? Join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Heritage at Risk Solutions Officer, Kathryn Banfield, and learn how to care and maintain your historic home. You will discover: what an 'historic' building is and how they work how designations such as listing or conservation areas may effect your home and work that you would like to carry out what issues can arise with historic buildings and how to go about…

Reveal the History of your town or village

6 February at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Join archaeologist Ian Marshman to find out how to delve into the history of your town or village. Expanded from our successful 'How to Find the History on Your Doorstep', this course will also cover how to use a range of free and easy to digital resources to find out more about local archaeology and history online. We'll also be looking at finding and using historic maps, place name evidence, and discussing the history of Lincolnshire's towns and villages and…

Hoplands skeleton

Prehistoric Lincolnshire

21 February at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover what life would have been like in the county in the earliest of times. Learn how today's familiar landscape was created through thousands of years of human activity. Hear the stories of some of the oldest objects uncovered in Lincolnshire such as the 300,000 year old hand axes found at Welton le Wold, or the remarkable Witham Shield, a masterpiece of Iron Age metalworking. This is a 2 session course running on Wednesday…

Medieval Lincolnshire

8 March at 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover how to read medieval landscapes and unlock their secrets. You will learn how to identify surviving earthwork features like ridge and furrow, and the curious phenomena of deserted medieval villages. We will also study the role of castles and manor houses and how they related to the medieval landscapes that surrounded them. We will also consider farming practices (as illustrated by Lincolnshire's Luttrell Psalter), settlement patterns, and the rise of the monasteries.Throughout the…

Discover Spinning Wool

24 March at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come and learn how to spin wool on this one day course at the Heritage Skills Centre within Lincoln Castle. Spinning is one of the oldest crafts and remains relevant today as a satisfying way to create individual and unique yarns for knitting, crochet and weaving. During the course of the day this course will introduce you to the preparation of fleece and the basics of spinning. This course is free to new learners or £18, concessions available. Tea, coffee…

Introduction to Saxon & Medieval Pottery

19 April at 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

This course provides an introduction to studying and identifying the pottery of the Saxon and medieval periods. We will look at how the pottery from an archaeological site can give us fascinating evidence of daily life and trade as well as clues about the social status and religious beliefs of the inhabitants. This course will look at how, when and where pottery was used and produced in this region, from the Early Saxon period to the age of the Tudors.…

Stone Carving Taster Day

14 May at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

A one session course FREE to new learners from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Monday 14 May at the Heritage Skills Centre, Lincoln Castle, Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA. Join experts from the Heritage Skills Centre and learn how to use a chisel with this taste of stone masonry. This short course offers a simple introduction to the philosophy and techniques of stone masonry using low relief carving. Learners will be taken through the process of making a simple…

Conserving Historic Stonework

20 June at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join Kelly Appleton, Buildings Conservation Officer at Heritage Lincolnshire to find out what causes historic stonework to decay and what we can do to prevent it. This course will provide an introduction to how and why historic stone buildings and monuments deteriorate, as well as discuss the methods that can be used to diagnose the causes of decay. You will also find out what steps can be taken to prevent or resolve stone deterioration, in order to help secure the…

A County Divided: the English Civil war in Lincolnshire

7 July at 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Trapped between the Parliamentarian stronghold of the eastern counties and the Royalist armies of the north and west, Lincolnshire spent the years of 1642 to 1646 as a military frontier with conflict raging across the county on numerous occasions. This one day course will examine the progress of the war, and look at its impact on the people and landscape of the county. Join Jim Snee, project officer with the Layers of History Project, on this 2 session course which…

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