Blog: history

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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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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Conserving Historic Stonework

Join Kathryn Moore, Heritage at Risk Solutions Officer from Heritage Lincolnshire to find out what causes historic stonework to decay and what we can do to prevent it. This course will provide an introduction to how and why historic stone buildings and monuments deteriorate, as well as discuss the methods that can be used to…
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Medieval Lincolnshire

Join local archaeologist Dave Start to discover how to read medieval landscapes and unlock their secrets. You will learn how to identify surviving earthwork features like ridge and furrow, and the curious phenomena of deserted medieval villages. We will also study the role of castles and manor houses and how they related to the medieval…
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Reveal the History of your town or village

Join our CEO Liz Bates 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 of free and easy to digital resources to find out more about local archaeology…
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