This summer Heritage Lincolnshire is helping to celebrate 50 years since Stamford was designated as the first conservation area in the country, back in 1967. We'll be bringing three of our most popular courses to the town's Arts Centre.
- How to Find the History on Your Doorstep
- Architectural History of Lincolnshire
- Conserving Historic Stonework: a homeowner's guide
As always prior booking is essential, so get in touch if you would like to receive an enrolment form.
There will also be an opportunity to hear Liz Bates, our CEO, speak about our work Saving Lincolnshire's Georgian Heritage as part of the town's biannual Georgian Festival on the 23rd September. Tickets* are £4.50 and proceeds will go towards our campaign to save the Old King's Head at Kirton. The following day you'll also be able to meet local crafts people and see a range of traditional skills on display during our Heritage Skills Fair, organised with partners from the IHBC.
We are also working with Stamford's younger residents to find out what they think of living in "the finest stone town in England". Thanks to a grant from Historic England we are working with children at the town's schools and a local film maker to produce films capturing their views on Stamford's heritage and its historic buildings. Everyone will have the opportunity to see the finished films during the exhibition marking the 50th anniversary being staged at the Arts Centre by our partners at the Stamford Civic Society between 20-29 September.
*Please book your tickets directly with the Box Office at Stamford Arts Centre.