Spalding Gentlemen's Society

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The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, one of the oldest learned societies in the Kingdom and the earliest provincial association for the encouragement of antiquarianism, was founded by Maurice Johnson (1688-1755), “The Antiquary”, of Ayscoughfee Hall, Spalding.

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“Visited from Boston last week and found your museum an absolute gem and the members so friendly, helpful and informative.”

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SURFLEET RESERVOIR A historical look at this drainage landmark using images from the SGS collection with personal reminiscences. Joseph Featherstone’s map of Deeping Fen, published in 1763. Living in South Holland, we sit on the flood plains of...

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Founded in 1710, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is Britain’s oldest surviving provincial learned society. Since 1955, its charitable purpose has been: ‘To promote and foster among the public knowledge, appreciation and the study of …’ what we now call the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. It is a membership society that welcomes women, notwithstanding its history and name. Membership is open to anyone aged eighteen or over.

welcome along

What We Do?

Founded in 1710, the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is Britain’s oldest surviving provincial learned society. Since 1955, its charitable purpose has been: ‘To promote and foster among the public knowledge, appreciation and the study of …’ what we now call the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. It is a membership society that welcomes women, notwithstanding its history and name. Membership is open to anyone aged eighteen or over.

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Musings from the Museum 27

SURFLEET RESERVOIR A historical look at this drainage landmark using images from the SGS collection with personal reminiscences. Joseph Featherstone’s map of Deeping Fen, published in 1763. Living in South Holland, we sit on the flood plains of...