New Events, Amendments and Cancellations

For all of you who kindly purchased a paper copy from us, unfortunately Branston Hall is still unable to open however they will be honouring the use of the HOD’s brochure to get discount off an afternoon tea right through to March 2021 as continued support of Heritage Lincolnshire.

It may also be a great opportunity to re-visit some attractions whilst in the area that may have opened in the meantime!


New Events

Saturday 19 & Sunday 20

Event 34w: Discover the Heritage of Winterton: From Bellringing to the Winterton Show

Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th All Day

Interested in church bellringing? See our online demonstration and bell simulator. Perhaps book a date to try out the simulator?

Do you know the history of Winterton Agricultural Show? Find out more and see the online illustrated talk by John Fletcher, complete with a great many images of past shows, as well as the heritage of All Saints' Church and Winterton. A range of items to be explored.

All to be seen at This is the new heritage website for Winterton which is still being developed. It is planned to have all the above items uploaded ready for 19-20th September.

| Online Event | Past and Pastimes Theme |


Friday 11 September 

Event 35w: Searching for the Saxons

Friday 11th 10am-4pm

Join us and become an 'armchair archaeologist'!

In September 2019 metal detectorists found objects dating to the 5th and 6th centuries on a site near to Cammeringham – finds that suggest an early Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Finding one so close to Lincoln is highly unusual and marks this as a site of national significance.

Experts will be excavating the site from 1st to 11th September.  Normally we would invite the local community to come along and take part, but with social distancing measures in place, sadly we can't do that.  But you will be able to follow the progress of the dig online.

On Friday 11th September and there will be a virtual and interactive open day at the excavation, when you will see the action as it happens, and you can ask the archaeologists all your burning questions. Keep checking Facebook for details"

| Online Event | Past and Pastimes Theme |


Sunday 13 September 

Event 36w: The Landscape History of Barton’s Waters’ Edge Country Park

Waters' Edge Visitor Centre, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JR

Sunday 13th September, 13.00-15.00

Discover the history of the Waters Edge site across the last millennia with particular reference to the impact of Barton’s industrial revolution, its impact on the site and the development programme by which the country park was created.

Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please book your place via:

Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre:  Tel: 01652 631500

| Refreshments | On-Site Parking | On-Site Toilets | Fully Accessible |

|Past and Pastimes Theme |


Saturday 19 September 

Event 37w: Discover Weelsby Hall

Weelsby Hall, Weelsby Road, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, DN32 9RU

Saturday 19th September, 14.00-16.00

Discover the history of Weelsby Hall, from a fishing trawler owner’s mansion house to a facility that serves the local and national needs of people with learning disabilities.

Owned by Linkage Community Trust, visit one of the grandest buildings in North East Lincolnshire not usually accessible to the public.

Weelsby Hall is vitally important to Grimsby's heritage and particularly its fishing heritage, having been built for George Sleight in the late 1800s. Linkage Community Trust, a Lincolnshire-based charity, acquired North East Lincolnshire's grandest building in 1982 to serve the local and national needs of people with learning disabilities.

This is a rare opportunity to explore the grounds of Weelsby Hall and the interior entrance hall. Find out about the heritage of this wonderful place through a self-guided tour and learn more about how a grant from National Lottery Heritage Fund is helping Linkage to explore how the charity can preserve the hall for future generations. Numbers are limited and booking is essential. Please book your place via:

Booking Required by midday on 18th September:

| On-Site Parking | Partially Accessible |


Wednesday 16 September -  Saturday 19 September 

Event 38w: Discover Boston Guildhall

Boston Guildhall Museum, South St, Boston PE21 6HT

Wednesday 16 September -  Saturday 19 September: 10:30am, 11:45am, 1pm and 2:15pm

Boston Guildhall Museum looks forward to welcoming visitors to the museum through book in advance tickets available online through Eventbrite.

You have the option of a free self-led tour or a paid guided tour and both are available with or without a Guildhall Souvenir Gift Set.

Only one ticket will be available per booking which will admit up to two households to visit the venue at any one time but no more than six people in total.

With 45 minutes exclusive access, you are welcome to explore our American Connections exhibitions, visit our cells which served the town and are where the Pilgrims were famously held in 1607 and experience the beauty of this medieval building.

Booking Required via:

For more information or help in booking your ticket please contact us 01205 365954 or email

| Partially Accessible |


Saturday 11 September -  Sunday 12 September 

Event 39w: Spalding Cemetery Open Day

Spalding Cemetery, 96 Pinchbeck Rd, Spalding, PE11 1RF

Come and have a look at Spalding Cemetery. There will be volunteers on hand to help as you discover the heritage gems within the grounds.

The Chapel and Mausoleum will be open for viewing and you can look for the oldest gravestone or even that of Mr and Mrs Christmas. You can search for your ancestors.

There are no toilets of handwashing facilities on site, but the town centre is just a short walk away. Social-distancing will be in operation. Please bring your own facemask for use in the inside areas.

| On-Site Parking | Partially Accessible |


Amendments to Events

Event 3f: Ted Lewis, His Art, Life and Times. Presentation and Trail

There is a mistake in the contact details for booking. Please book your place via:

Telephone: 01652 661823


Event 14d: Grantham's Hidden Graveyard on Manthorpe Road

The graveyard will be unable to physically open as intended, due to concerns regarding safe access and social distancing. The Grantham Civic Society will instead be hosting a virtual presentation to go on the Grantham Civic Society Website. Further details will be posted on the Heritage Lincolnshire Website ( )and on the Grantham Civic Society Facebook Page and Website (

Event 29a: Stamford Endowed Schools Chapel Open Day

Sadly the event will not take place in person due to difficulties associated with the new COVID-19 guidance. A virtual tour and history map has been created instead and can be found here:




Event 14e: Sunday Afternoon at Grantham House and Gardens - CANCELLED

Sadly, this event has had to be completely postponed for this year, owing to an issue with the gardens.

Event 22f: Lincoln Unitarian Chapel - CANCELLED

Sadly, this event has had to be completely postponed for this year, due to concern over local COVID cases.

Event 30b: Miniature Worlds at Tattershall College - CANCELLED

We're really disappointed but due to a technical issue which was much bigger than we thought, we're going to have to cancel the event. It will return but we won't be able to get it fixed during the festival. We are however hoping to host this event again at a later date.

Event 32a: Enjoying Grantham Canal’s Heritage in the Past and Present - CANCELLED

Sadly this event has been cancelled. Please see below for a message from the organisers:

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that we have following our latest meeting decided to cancel our Heritage Open day event.
Our teams have worked hard over many months, putting systems in place to make Heritage Open Day as safe as reasonably practicable in these Covid-19 times. However, following the new control measures announced by the government on September 9th, and after much deliberation, we feel it wisest to cancel Heritage Open Day this year, the safety of our visitors and volunteers being paramount.