Blog: Grow

The Architectural History of Lincolnshire

      A 4 session course...16 hours for £48, concessions available. Join Liz Bates, the Trust's CEO and expert on local historic buildings, to discover the diverse architectural history of the county. This course will introduce the architectural history of Lincolnshire, from medieval manor houses and grand country houses, to the vernacular buildings found…
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Wet felting

      A one session course...6hrs for £18, concessions available or free to new learners. Fancy learning a new skill? Join tutor, Robyn Smith, for the day learning the traditional art of wet felting, a process using soap and water to turn the wool into felt. This course is suitable for beginners. On this…
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Food through the Ages

    A 2 session course...12 hrs (10am - 4pm each day) for £36, concessions available. Join Sadie Hirst, Food Historian and Columnist, on this interesting two day course;  learn about food history and take part in some historical cookery. Over the two sessions Sadie will explore cookery books as a unique form of literature,…
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Discovering Leatherwork

    A 1 session course - 6 hours for £18, concessions available and Free to New learners. Fancy learning a new skill? Join our tutor, Laurence White, of Shedtime Handcrafted Leatherwork, who does a wide range of leatherwork including period restoration, designs and reproduction. Get hands on an explore traditional techniques for working with…
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Wet Felting and Food History!

We are so excited to announce our two new courses. We are running two practical courses here in Heckington in December. The first, Food Through the Ages, will be a 12 hour course, over 2 days, where a whole range of Food History will be discussed and you will be able to create a few…
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Making Heritage your Business

      A 2 session course...10 hours for £30, concessions available. Liz Bates, our CEO, will be running an introductory course on business planning and teach you how to make the most of your resources, assets and collections. This will be interesting for anyone involved in running a heritage group or attraction in Lincolnshire.…
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Landscape Archaeology: techniques and practice

      A 3 session course...16 hours for £48, concessions available. Join tutors, Jim Snee from Layers of History, and Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, and explore how to use the landscape to understand the history it hides. This will be fascinating for anyone who likes to get out in the Lincolnshire countryside and wants…
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Decoding Church Architecture

Learn how to read a church with Dr Matthew Godfrey, Historic Churches Officer at the Diocese of Lincoln. Lincolnshire has an impressive number of churches which a rich architectural history and this course will help you to identify periods of ecclesiastical architecture and piece together their rich history. This course is free to new learners…
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History on your doorstep: how to research the stories of your neighbourhood…

This is a one day course, running from 10.00am to 4.00pm, where the Community Archaeologist for Heritage Lincolnshire, Lydia Hendry, will provide an introduction to conducting your own research; the morning session will focus on documents, either using on line resources, or public resources such as the archives at Lincoln and the afternoon session will…
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A practical introduction to Lime

* Dress for practical work. Join us at the Heritage Skills Centre and learn why we use lime mortars, the variety that can be used and get to experience creating your own mixes, pointing and a little lime plastering. This course is free to new learners or £18, concessions available. Tea, coffee & biscuits provided.…
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