Blog: history

Rewriting the Past

A 4 session course...16 hours for £64, concessions available. (7th, 14th, 21st & 28th April 2020)     Rewriting the past Rewriting the past is a 16 hour GROW course in which Charlotte Davey and Jim Snee will show people how they use history and historical sources in creative writing, either fiction or non-fiction. In…
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Conservation Areas – History, Use and How to Assess Them

A three session course...15 hours for £60, concessions available. (6th, 13th & 20th February 2020.)   Join our Conservation Project Manager Matt Bentley at Fydell House, Boston for this 3 session course. The first conservation areas were designated in 1967 under the Civic Amenities Act, and there are now nearly 10,000 in England. Conservation Areas…
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Maps through the Ages

A 2 session course...12 hours for £48, concessions available (3rd & 10th February 2020)   Maps through the Ages The history and everyday application of navigation and map reading in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. This two day course, to be held at Navigation Warehouse, Louth, will chronicle the development of maps and…
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Victorian History and Dickens

A 1 session course...6 hours for £24, or free to new learners, concessions available (5th December 2019).   Victorian History and Dickens Join our tutor Roshni Khunti here in Heckington (10am - 4pm) and immerse yourself in the Victorian era; discover how our modern rites and rituals originated from this rapid age of progress over…
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Mediaeval Castles & Great Houses

  A 2 session course... 12 hours for £36, concessions available. James Wright is back with us again, following his very popular course on Historic Graffiti. Using architectural history, buildings archaeology, art history and landscape studies the purposes, status and developments of mediaeval castles are scrutinised in depth. Drawing on practical experience of fieldwork and…
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Reveal the History of your Town or Village

      A 2 session course...10 hours for £30, concessions available. Join Charlotte Davey, our Historic Site manager, to find out how to delve into the history of your town or village. Expanded from our successful 'How to Find the History on Your Doorstep', this course will also cover how to use a range…
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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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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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A County Divided: the English Civil war in Lincolnshire

Trapped between the Parliamentarian stronghold of the eastern counties and the Royalist armies of the north and west, Lincolnshire spent the years of 1642 to 1646 as a military frontier with conflict raging across the county on numerous occasions. This 2 session course will examine the progress of the war, and look at its impact…
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