n Y o ur w o D Wol d Ne wsle tter 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 Days Open Days 2014 The Heritage Open Days brochure 11 -14 Septem ber 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 G R E AT W A R 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. th 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 more! Wo ld th Lincolnshi re in the For a copy of the brochure please call Heritage Lincolnshire on 01529 461499. Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology th 12th – 27 July, 2014 e Fre nts e Ev nd ies a it tiv Ac nshire Wolds Introducing the first Lincol y to celebrate the Festival of Archaeolog eological heritage of rich and diverse archa Natural Beauty. nding Outsta the Area of project A community heritage Archaeology Festival first for the area Wold. to you by Down Your Wolds Countryside The Festival is bought d by the Lincolnshire Lottery Fund, supporte ire. funded by the Heritage by Heritage Lincolnsh Service and hosted n-your-wold.co.uk. 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. th – 5pm Saturday 12 July 11am Day Finds Identification Hall and Gardens and is offering Archaeology at Gunby Gunby Hall and Gardens Adam of Archaeology, Launching the Festival a chance to meet the County’s Finds Officer,ire. and collected in Lincolnsh free entry for visitors to 4pm to identify items chanced upon whilst or 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 be regular will There include will 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 .org.uk/gunby-hall Website: www.nationaltrust – lasting th 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. D o wn Y o ur IRE Lincolnshire Heritage 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 754079. H ERITAGE LINCOLNS H Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold Project Officer Navigation Warehouse, Riverhead Road Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0DA Tel: 07827 812519 / 01507 609740 Email: [email protected] www.down-your-wold.co.uk 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 Mines Monday 14th July 6.30pm – lasting approx 2½ hours Booking required through the Society of Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on 01522 521337 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. Y o ur More information on www.28ploughhill.co.uk. 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.
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