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June/July 2014
Welcome to the third Down
Your Wold newsletter. What a
lot has happened in the last
few months! Before we update
Heritage Open
Open Days 2014
The Heritage Open Days brochure
11 -14 Septem
is now available from the Heritage
Trust of Lincolnshire. On September
13th Down Your Wold will be at the
Sessions House in Louth as part of
the Lincolnshire Wolds in Wartime
exhibition. Some of our trained
volunteers will be on hand to record any stories
which may come up from the day. Our oral history
recordings will also be available on the Down Your
Wold website from September.
Thanks to our geocaching dream
team Mike Eckersley and Richard
Baldock for running four successful
geocaching training sessions. We
have recruited 25 volunteers who
are in the process of laying heritage
related geocaches throughout the
Lincolnshire Wolds. The geocaches
will be launched on July 27th at 10am
during a geocaching training session
at Scamblesby Methodist Chapel, all
welcome to come along and learn
Wo ld
re in the
For a copy of the brochure please call Heritage
Lincolnshire on 01529 461499.
Wolds Festival
of Archaeology
12th – 27 July, 2014
Fre nts
Ev nd ies
a it
nshire Wolds
Introducing the first Lincol
y to celebrate the
Festival of Archaeolog
eological heritage of
rich and diverse archa
Natural Beauty.
the Area of
A community heritage
Archaeology Festival
first for the area
to you by Down Your
Wolds Countryside
The Festival is bought
d by the Lincolnshire
Lottery Fund, supporte
funded by the Heritage
by Heritage Lincolnsh
Service and hosted
please visit www.dow
For more information
Exciting times this summer
as Down Your Wold is
coordinating the first
Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of
Archaeology which will take
place from July 12th – 27th as
part of the national festival.
The two week period will see
various talks, walks and workshops across
the Lincolnshire Wolds all aimed at getting
communities to discover more about the
hidden heritage of the landscapes they live
in. Please turn over for event details.
– 5pm
Saturday 12 July 11am
Finds Identification
Hall and Gardens and
is offering
Archaeology at Gunby
Gunby Hall and Gardens
of Archaeology,
Launching the Festival a chance to meet the County’s Finds Officer,ire.
collected in Lincolnsh
free entry for visitors
to 4pm to identify items chanced upon whilst
Daubney, from 12 noon
g dug up in your garden into what it might be.
Whether it is somethin
at 12 noon
will give you an insight
archaeological walks
walking the dog, Adam
tours of the house and
fun activities for
l village.
The day
Gunby’s deserted medieva
and 2pm to explore
the little ones too.
Spilsby, PE23 5SS
Gunby Hall & Gardens,
Telephone: 01754 890102
Website: www.nationaltrust
– lasting
Monday 14 July 6.30pm
approx 2½ hours
logy at Nettleton
of the ironstone mining
Walk - Industrial Archaeo
exploring the remains
, walk the old
Squires for a walk
look at surviving buildingsof the former
Join walk leader Stuart
Take in the mine’s yard,
adit and the remains
industry in Nettleton.
collapses, pitfalls, original
road and discover the
as ‘Stow It’
d from Normanby Top
aerial ropeway.
mine’s yard, now signposte
Parking in the former
01522 521337
Map Ref: TF 119981.
and Archaeology on
(postcode LN7 6SZ)
of Lincolnshire History
Booking essential - Society
If you like the sound of what the
Sutterby group have been up to
then please get in touch as we can
support you to set up a heritage
group to do the same.
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you on our plans and events we
want to say a few thank-yous first.
Our second thank you goes to the
Spirit of Sutterby steering group who
are doing a tremendous job! This year
has already seen them coordinate
many talks, run two fieldwalking
practical sessions, palaeography
training and prepare Sutterby Church
Yard for a bioblitz and research day.
The group has big plans for the year
ahead so if you live in the Spilsby
area and would like to join in please
call Denise Wheatley on 01790
Sam Phillips,
Down Your Wold Project Officer
Navigation Warehouse, Riverhead Road
Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0DA
Tel: 07827 812519 / 01507 609740
Email: [email protected]
Lincolnshire Wolds Festival
of Archaeology events…
Archaeology and Finds Identification at
Gunby Hall and Gardens
Saturday 12th July 11am – 5pm
Come along for free tours of the house as
well as Archaeology Walks exploring the
deserted medieval village site
A Finds Identification Session will take place from
12noon – 4pm so bring along any archaeological
items you may have collected while out walking or
digging the garden.
Walk Industrial Archaeology of the Nettleton
Monday 14th July 6.30pm – lasting approx
2½ hours
Booking required through the Society of
Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on 01522
Walk Deserted medieval settlements in the
Ludborough area
Wednesday 16th July 10am – lasting
approx 3 hours
Booking required through Heritage Lincolnshire on
01529 461499
Caistor’s Big Dig
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th
Join the University of Bishop Grosseteste
in a community big dig workshop.
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More information on
Recording & researching a church
Saturday 19th July 10am - 4pm
Booking required through Denise Wheatley on
01790 754079
The origins of human settlement in eastern
Lincolnshire, 400,000 BC-AD 1086
By Dr. Caitlin Green
Thursday 24th July 7pm – 8.30pm
Conoco Rooms, Louth Library, Northgate, LN11 0LY
A trip to the Collection at Lincoln
Friday 25th July 10am – 12noon
Join The Collection’s archaeology curator
for a look behind the scenes in the
museum’s archaeological store. There will
be a chance to specifically see material
discovered at important sites on the
Lincolnshire Wolds. Booking required through the Lincolnshire Wolds
Countryside Service on 01507 609740.
Volunteer networking day!
Saturday 26th July 11am – 4pm
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre, 28 Plough Hill,
Caistor, Lincolnshire LN7 6LZ
Various Caistor heritage walks and talks
will take place throughout the day. Throughout the month of July the Caistor Arts and
Heritage Centre will be holding a Lincolnshire
Wolds Heritage and Archaeology exhibition in their
gallery space.