Category Archives: Blog

My Week at Heritage Lincolnshire – Chloe Roberts

My time at heritage Lincolnshire has been filled with such diverse tasks that have given me a greater understanding of many sections that comprise Heritage Lincolnshire. Each day introduced with a new, interesting task, for example, doing a geophysics survey with APS and pot reconstruction with Denise. My week here has definitely given me skills…
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Mark Steadman – Wayfarer Posts at Cogglesford Watermill

Mark has been working on wayfarer posts that are inspired by the mill’s rich history. “The towpath by the mill would have been full of dray or draft horses, pulling huge barges full of sacks of flour. The horses, and the world that comes with them... of stablehands, steadmans, farriers and saddlers, all contributed to…
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Graham Elstone – Exciting Progress on Moulton Mill Art Commission

“While researching Moulton Mill, I was reminded of a visit to an area of Derbyshire called Stanage Edge, where, when out walking, I came across what can only be described as a millstone graveyard; an area where discarded mill stones cut from the hard rock had been left, never to be used. I began to…
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Our Week at Heritage Lincolnshire – Work Experience Blog

Our week has been great and filled with so many different activities. This work experience hasn’t just been your bog standard shadowing but has been interactive and engaging with activities both on site and across the county. They not only aimed to give us a true experience of the working world but also a chance…
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Creative Work Continues on Heritage Open Days Art Commissions

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lincolnshire’s Heritage Open Days this year, artists Mark Steadman and Graham Elstone have been commissioned to create temporary, accessible artworks inspired by the rich histories of two beautiful heritage mills. Mark Steadman is creating artworks for Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford, and Graham Elstone will design a site-specific, interactive artwork for…
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New blog post from our latest work experience student

If you could go back... If you could go back in time and speak to your younger self, what would you say? Ironically, it’s a timeless question. After all, living with regrets is part of life – but does it always have to be? Young people today – myself included – are constantly bombarded with…
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The Unfortunate True Story of John Hussey

Hussey Tower, after remaining quietly for centuries on [now] Skirbeck Road in Boston has become the focus of scrutiny in recent weeks. Heritage Lincolnshire's phone has been ringing off the hook as journalists take a rare interest in rural fen land history. Reminiscing the affairs of John Hussey, excitement about the Royal Wedding, historians and…
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What Does Your Heritage Look Like In Action: Heritage Futures Workshop

On a drizzling Friday, a gathering of Lincolnshire's heritage enthusiasts learnt about planning for the future of their treasured heritage assets. This workshop was delivered by Heritage Lincolnshire in partnership with Rose Regeneration and included: a crash course in business planning, capturing audiences and, importantly, proving the impact of heritage groups' work. Protecting heritage assets is…
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Hands on experience with heritage

During my work placement with Heritage Lincolnshire I have been involved in a number of projects. In the first few days of volunteering with Heritage Lincolnshire I was involved in the Old Kings Head fundraising campaign. I created a heritage interpretation board with a murder mystery to solve involving people who once owned or visited…
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Why are we crowdfunding

Hello Heritage fans. You might have heard rippling like a rumour, (or announced boldly at the Heckington show) that we are going to run a crowdfunding campaign to save the Old King’s Head. Why Crowdfunding? Why are we doing this? What’s changed? Heritage Lincolnshire has been championing the protection of Lincolnshire’s extraordinary buildings and landscapes…
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