The Old King’s Head Free Courses

Join us for some free courses as part of our Old King's Head project funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Booking is essential for all courses.

To book please call us on 01529 461499 or email hannah.thompson@heritagelincolnshire.org

History of Kirton, the Old King's Head and Lincolnshire's Vernacular Buildings 

Learn about History of Kirton Village, the Old Kings Head & Lincolnshire's Vernacular Buildings on Wednesday 13th November 2019, 10am-4pm at Kirton Town Hall.  Join our Archaeological Project Services Senior Manager, Neil Parker and Heritage Lincolnshire's Heritage at Risk Solutions Officer Kathryn Moore to find out about the history of Kirton Village, the Old Kings Head and all about Lincolnshire's Vernacular Buildings.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, however you will need to bring along your own packed lunch.

How to Deflect Your Demons

The perceived threat of evil was a genuine fear that was faced by late mediaeval and early modern populations of Europe. The perceived threat of evil was a genuine fear that was faced by late mediaeval and early modern populations of Europe.
Witches, evil spirits and demons were considered to be real entities who posed a danger to buildings and their occupants. During archaeological survey, researchers commonly find evidence for the practice of ritual protection – methods designed to ward away evil and bring good luck to buildings. The course look at the physical evidence for the different ways that our historic buildings were protected from evil…
Find out all about this on our How to Deflect Your Demons - Apotropaic course with expert James Wright on 25th November 12.30-4pm at Fydell House, Boston including a visit next door to Boston Guidhall.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the course.

17th Century Food 

Join us at this Hubberts Bridge Community Centre to learn all about 17th Century Food from historic food expert Sadie Hirst on Monday 10th February 2020, 10am-1pm

With the history of The Old King's Head spanning from 1599, when it was built to the rebuild in 1661, Sadie has tailor made her talk to span Medieval, Tudor and Stuart Periods, with emphasis on the 17th century.
This will include a ''Pots and Pans Material Culture Through the Ages" demonstration, "Much Ado About Food" talk on
the history of food and another two demonstrations on how to make your own butter and a 17th century dish.

There will also be an opportunity for guests to look at Sadie's display collection and take home historical recipes if they wish.

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