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Lincolnshire Customs, Traditions and Folklore

4 December 2019 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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A 2 session course...6 hours for £24, or free to new learners, concessions available. (4th & 11 December 2019)


Lincolnshire Customs, Traditions and Folklore with Tom Lane.

Customs and Traditions once common in Lincolnshire often survive in one form or another. But when and how and why did they start, how did they develop and what do they mean now? From Plough Plays to Maydays, Hiring Fairs to Harvest Home, we will attempt to understand the survival of the County’s old Customs and Traditions and define the social dynamics behind them. Calendar customs, non- date-specific ‘special’ days (weddings/divorces, Tuttings, Horkey days etc), will claim our attention. Christmas, the one day into which we all cram so many traditions, new and old, will be under particular scrutiny. Along with the folk duo Stepping’ Stones, we will examine the songs and music associated with Lincolnshire customs and, hopefully, join in.  The course will also touch on superstition and folklore and its place in controlling people through fear. Together we may even choose to re-enact a long-dead custom that takes our fancy!

To be eligible for this course you must be available for both sessions; this course starts on 4th December 2019 and continues on 11th December 2019. (9am - 12 noon each day)

Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.
Booking is essential. For an enrolment form please email htladmin@heritagelincolnshire.org or telephone 01529 461499. If you are a member of Heritage Lincolnshire you will be eligible for a discounted rate of £18.

This lifelong learning course is part of the Grow programme organised by the Lincolnshire County Council Community Learning service. We aim to attract new learners and courses are open to all aged 19 and over on 31 August 2019.


4 December 2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Heritage Lincolnshire
01529 461499


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The Old School
Cameron Street
Heckington, Lincolnshire NG34 9RW United Kingdom
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01529 461499