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Middens and Muck!

Online Lincolnshire

Join us, online, as Peter Hammond, a qualified archaeologist and an experienced local and family historian, delivers this entertaining talk. How did our forebears cope before the days of flush toilets and dustbins? Discover the intriguing story of sanitation in Victorian times and revel in the contents of the tub closets and midden privies. A…

Food and drink in middling households in the 16th and 17th centuries

Lincolnshire

A new talk series about food history with Mark Dawson - Talk 2 The 16th and 17th centuries were a time of major changes: social and economic as well as political and religious. The lives of the rich and powerful are often front of stage in the history of these centuries, but what about those…

Women in Medieval Lincoln

Online Lincolnshire

When people think of women in medieval Lincoln, they tend to think of Nichola de la Haye and Katherine Swynford, two of the most famous ladies associated with the castle and cathedral. In this talk, Prof. Louise Wilkinson draws on the research for her book, Women in Thirteenth-Century Lincolnshire (Woodbridge, 2007, paperback 2015), to look at…

Folklore and Custom in the East Midlands

Online Lincolnshire

Join us for this entertaining, online, talk which describes a year in the life of the East Midlands folklore calendar - from mob-football games, to Maypole dances and Mummers plays. Special attention will be given to the famous Castleton Garland Celebration, which traditionally takes place on the date of the talk. Our speaker Dave Mooney…

Anthotype Process & Printing – SOLD OUT

Online Lincolnshire

This date is now SOLD OUT! Tickets are still available for 17th June. Working in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design, join us for this online course - an history, science and art lesson all rolled into one. Anthotype printing is a rare historic photographic process, a way of making natural and…

Potions, Lotions and Cure-alls…

Online Lincolnshire

Join us, online, as Peter Hammond, a qualified archaeologist and an experienced local and family historian, delivers this entertaining talk. We’ve all heard of Boots the Chemists. But what about some of the other chemists that also flourished a hundred years ago? This talk focuses on a selection of some of them, and we ‘sample’…

In the Service of the Emperor: The Life and Experiences of the Napoleonic Soldier

Online Lincolnshire

In this online talk, Napoleonic re-enactor Edward Hammond will offer insights into the realities of military life for the ordinary fusilier in Napoleon’s renowned ‘Grande Armée’, the most professional military force of its day. As traditional historical narratives have given rise to an often unbalanced focus on the ‘great men’ of history, the demanding responsibilities…

Silverpoint Drawing

Online Lincolnshire

Working in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design, join us for this online course. You can step into the shoes of the “Renaissance Masters” and try out the delicate 15th century technique of drawing with a metal stylus, a technique of Leonardo Da Vinci and Raphael. All materials are provided for you…

Anthotype Process & Printing

Online Lincolnshire

Working in partnership with The National Centre for Craft & Design, join us for this online course - an history, science and art lesson all rolled into one. Anthotype printing is a rare historic photographic process, a way of making natural and environmentally friendly prints by exploiting the photosensitive material of plants with no camera…

Lincolnshire’s Troublemakers – Hutchinson, Wheelwright and Sir Henry Vane

Online Lincolnshire

Heroic Tales and Dark Deeds from Lincolnshire and Beyond - a series of talks. Join Adrian Gray for the last in this series of online talks. When Anne Hutchinson and John Wheelwright from east Lincolnshire got to New England in the 1630s, major trouble broke out that has led Hutchinson at least to go down…