Lincolnshire Day Celebrations
Fun for All
To celebrate Lincolnshire Day three local organisations: the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology; the Kirton in Lindsey Society; and the Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Town Hall are organising a day of displays, bookstalls, talks, walks, family events and activities all with a History and Heritage theme.
There will also be Lincolnshire sourced refreshments:- Ploughman’s, Hot Dogs, Plum Bread and a raffle for a Lincolnshire themed food hamper.
Entry is FREE but there will be a small charge for some activities to help cover costs.
Places for talks and the heritage walk are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. The timetable is below and you can click on the link to download the booking form. Lincolnshire Day Booking
The cost is £2.00 for each event including the walk which is weather dependent. (Payment will be refunded if the walk does not go ahead)
Talk 1: 10.30am – Early 20th Century Life along the Foss Canal – Photographs from the John Wilson Collection take you on a boat trip in the early 20th century along England’s oldest canal. Presented by Chris Hewis
Talk 2: 11.45am The Life and Death of Pingley Prisoner of War Camp – A look at the development, re-use and demise of Pingley Prisoner of War Camp including real life stories of those who farmed, lived and worked there. Presented by Pat Horton
Talk 3: 1.15pm – A Warning to the Curious: the excavation of the Cleatham Anglo-Saxon cemetery . This award-winning talk by Kevin Leahy explains how he found one of the most important burial sites in Europe and its implications for our understanding of the Anglo-Saxons. Presented by Dr Kevin Leahy
Talk 4: 2.30pm Lincolnshire Folklore, Music and Song – Discover the history and traditions associated with the Lincolnshire Farming Year through a presentation including music and song. Presented by Tom Lane, Nigel Creasey and Terri Clarke
Guided Walk: 1.30pm Kirton in Lindsey Heritage Walk – A two hour exploration of this ancient town looking at historic sites and their stories. (Kirton is on a fairly steep hill so reasonable mobility is required.) Led by Martin Hollingsworth
For all other activities – just turn up.
Did you know?
Lincolnshire Day is celebrated every year on 1 October and marks the anniversary of the Lincolnshire Rising, a revolt by Catholics against the establishment of the Church of England by Henry VIII in 1536.
The day aims to encourage local people to honour the historical event along with Lincolnshire’s traditions, past and culture.
The official flag of Lincolnshire was unveiled across the county in October 2005. The red cross is the St. George’s Cross representing England. Yellow represents the crops grown in the county, as well as the nickname ‘Yellowbellies’ given to people born and bred in Lincolnshire. Blue represents both the sea of the East coast and the wide skies of Lincolnshire, and green symbolises the rich lushness of the fenland fields. The fleur de lys is a recognised symbol of the City of Lincoln