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Fenland and Heritage Network April 2021 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Fenland and Heritage Network April 2021

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FENLAND HERITAGE NETWORK

The table below shows the contact information for the organisations involved in the Fenland Heritage. If any of the details are incorrect or you would like to provide more information then please email michael.gilbert@woadman.co.uk. If there are any other group who would like to be added to the list or there are any errors then please get in touch.

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

Ayscoughfee Hall

Medieval merchants house and local history museum.

Boston Hanse Group

History of the Hanseatic League in Boston

Chain Bridge Forge Museum

Blacksmiths museum and local history archive.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Aviation and local history.

Deepings Heritage

Local history of the Deepings.

Fane Road Archaeology Group (FRAG)

Archaeology of Peterborough.

FenArch

Archaeology of the Fenlands.

Fleet Delvers

Local history of Fleet and surrounding area.

Gosberton Local History Group

History of Gosberton and South Holland.

Heritage Lincolnshire

History and heritage of Lincolnshire.

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

 

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels

Local history.

 

Louth Museum

History of Louth and surrounding area.

 

Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team (PAST)

Local history and archaeology of Peakirk.

 

Peterborough Archive Services

Archive of Peterborough records.

 

Pinchbeck Engine Museum

Industrial Archaeology.

 

Red Barn Creative

Heritage, creativity, craft and digital skills.

 

Sleaford Civic Trust

Heritage and history of Sleaford.

 

Sleaford Museum

Local history.

 

Spalding Cemetery

(Friends Of)

Local History

 

Spalding Gentlemens Society

Museum, archive and research hub for general/local history.

 

Spalding U3A History Group

General and local history.

David Lawson

Djl1943@outlook.com

 

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

Strawberry Glass

Stained glass crafts.

Thorney Museum

Local history and heritage museum.

Trigge Library

Sixteenth century library.

Trues Yard Museum

Local history and heritage museum.

Welland Rivers Trust

Conservation, restoration and education.

West Deepings Heritage Group

Local history and heritage.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Local history of Wisbech and the Fenland

Heritage Network 20/02/2021 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Heritage Network 20/02/2021

HERITAGE NETWORK

The fourth Heritage Network event was held online on Saturday 20th February 2020 and, building on the success of the earlier events, there were 23 people participating from 15 different organisations. This included two new organisations; Thorney Museum and the Welland Rivers Trust.

As the pandemic is coming towards the end organisations are starting to think about coming out of lockdown and planning to reopen and recommence events and this was the focus of much of the discussion. Many activities have been moved online with remote talks and lectures to maintain interest and these have attracted large audiences. One of the challenges will be to combine the realand the virtualworlds as we start to return to something approaching normality.

Some of the updates and possible ideas discussed at the meeting are shown below, if there is anything important that I have missed please let me know.

National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant Application:

An application has been made to support the work of the Heritage Network and includes;

Development of a shared website and virtual museum,
Website development and social media training, and
Support for museum training and engagement.

An announcement on the success of the application has been delayed until March 2021.

Website and Social Media Training:

An outline was given of the type of training that could be provided through the network including website development and maintainence as well as the use of social media to promote activities and projects. The emphasis was on the different platforms for communication that are available and how they can be linked.

Welland Rivers Trust:

Perry from Welland Rivers Trust explained the role of the trust and some of the projects in which they are involved. In particular they are looking for history and storys from the Welland. If anybody has any information they would like to share then please email Perry on perry@wellandriverstrust.org.uk.

Projects:

Chain Bridge Forge Museum are working on a number of projects including memories of the Spalding Flower Parade. If anybody has any photographs or other material please visit the CBFM website or contact them on chainbridgeforge@gmail.com.

Volunteering:

A number of organisations are having difficulties in attracting and retaining volunteers, particularly during the current coronavirus pandemic. If anybody has any ideas or strategies that have been effective please get in touch.

Below are some of the websites discussed during the meeting and which may be of interest/use to members.

www.aim-museum.co.uk

www.heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk

www.gettingonboard.org

www.charitydigital.org.uk/heritage-digital

www.subbrit.org.uk (Subterranea Britannica)

www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/discover-the-waterways/boston-to-peterborough-wetlands-corridor

www.historicengland.org.uk/images-books/archive/collections/aerial-photos

www.cambridgeairphotos.com/map

The date for the next online networking event is Saturday 17th April 2021, details to follow. If you know of other groups or individuals to include in the network, please let me have their contact details and I will send them an invitation. If there any other topics you would particularly like to talk about at the next session let me know and I will include them on the programme.

This note and the contact list will also be available on the SGS website (www.sgsoc.org).

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FENLAND HERITAGE NETWORK

The table below shows the contact information for the organisations involved in the Local History Network sponsored by Spalding Gentlemens Society. If any of the details are incorrect or you would like to provide more information then please email outreach@sgsoc.org. If there are any other group who would like to be added to the list thenplease get in touch.

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

Ayscoughfee Hall

Medieval merchantshouse and local history museum.

Boston Hanse Group

History of the Hanseatic League in Boston

Chain Bridge Forge Museum

Blacksmiths museum and local history archive.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Aviation and local history.

DeepingsHeritage

Local history of the Deepings.

Fane Road Archaeology Group (FRAG)

Archaeology of Peterborough.

FenArch

Archaeology of the Fenlands.

Fleet Delvers

Local history of Fleet and surroundingarea.

Gosberton Local History Group

History of Gosberton and South Holland.

Heritage Lincolnshire

History and heritage of Lincolnshire.

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

Holbeach Cemetery Chapels

Local history.

Louth Museum

History of Louth and surrounding area.

PeakirkArchaeological Survey Team(PAST)

Local history and archaeology of Peakirk.

Peterborough Archive Services

Archive of Peterborough records.

Pinchbeck Engine Museum

Industrial Archaeology.

Red Barn Creative

Heritage, creativity, craft and digital skills.

Sleaford Civic Trust

Heritage and history of Sleaford.

Sleaford Museum

Local history.

Spalding Cemetery

(Friends Of)

Local History

Spalding Gentlemens Society

Museum, archive and research hub for general/local history.

Spalding U3A History Group

General and local history.

David Lawson

Djl1943@outlook.com

Organisation

Interests

Contact (email)

Strawberry Glass

Stained glass crafts.

Thorney Museum

Local history and heritage museum.

Trigge Library

Sixteenth century library.

Welland Rivers Trust

Conservation, restoration and education.

West Deepings Heritage Group

Local historyand heritage.

Wisbech and Fenland Museum

Local history of Wisbech and the Fenland

If there are any errors in the above information or any other organisations that should be included please let me know so the list can be amended.

Heritage Network 21/11/2020 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Heritage Network 21/11/2020

HERITAGE NETWORK

The third Heritage Network event was held online on Saturday 21st November 2020 and, building on the success of the earlier events, there were 23 people participating from 15 different organisations. 

I think we have all been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic and by the latest national lockdown that has meant that museums have been closed and meetings and events have all had to be cancelled. The response has been to increasingly move activities online by developing website access and holding remote talks and lectures that have attracted large audiences. The focus of this Heritage Network Event was to share experiences and ideas on how to manage during the pandemic as well as how we as a group can work together in the future. 

Some of the possible ideas discussed at the meeting are shown below. 

Fen and Wold Heritage Network:

To build a network of mutually supporting organisations as a ‘centre for fenland studies’ to share information and knowledge as well as promote the the heritage and attractions of the region.

Fen and Wold Heritage Website:

To develop a shared website with access to all participating organisations enabling them to link and promote their activities and projects.

Training:

To put in place a programme of training initially focussing on the development of IT skills including website development and management and the use of social media to raise the profile of organisations. 

Joint Projects:

To investigate the possibilty of joint projects including training, education and engagement, e.g. joint exhibitions, publications and conferences. 

Grant Funding:

To seek funding opportunities to help develop and support the heritage network.

The date for the next online networking event is Saturday 20th February 2021, details to follow. If you know of other groups or individuals to include in the network please let me have their contact details and I will send them an invitation.  The aim of the next session will be to build on the ideas from this meeting and hopefully to discuss   launching the programme of training. If there any other topics you would like to talk about at the next session let me know and I will include them on the programme.

FEN and WOLD HERITAGE NETWORK

The table below shows the contact information for the organisations involved in the Local History Network sponsored by Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. If any of the details are incorrect or you would like to provide more information then please email outreach@sgsoc.org. If there are any other group who would like to be added to the list then please get in touch.

Organisation Interests Contact (email)
Ayscoughfee Hall Medieval merchant’s house and local history museum. www.sholland.gov.uk/ayscoughfee-hall 

museum@sholland.gov.uk 

Boston Hanse Group History of the Hanseatic League in Boston www.bostonhanse.co.uk 

bonstonhansegroup47@gmail.com 

Chain Bridge Forge Museum Blacksmith’s museum and local history archive. www.heritagesouthholland.co.uk/chain-bridge-forge 

chainbridgeforge@gmail.com 

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum Aviation and local history. www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/cranwellaviationheritagemuseum

cranwellaviation@n-kesteven.gov.uk 

Deepings Heritage Local history of the Deepings. www.deepingsheritage.wordpress.com 

deepingsheritage@hotmail.co.uk 

Fane Road Archaeology Group (FRAG) Archaeology of Peterborough. www.peterborougharchaeology.org/frag-fane-road-archaeology-group

enquiries@peterborougharchaeology.org 

FenArch Archaeology of the Fenlands. www.fenarch.org.uk 

info@fenarch.org.uk 

Fleet Delvers Local history of Fleet and surrounding area. joanwoolard38@gmail.com 
Gosberton Local History Group History of Gosberton and South Holland. www.gosberton.org/clubs-societies/gosberton-amp-district-local-history-society 
Heritage Lincolnshire History and heritage of Lincolnshire. www.heritagelincolnshire.org

htladmin@heritagelincolnshire.org 

Organisation Interests Contact (email)
Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Local history. www.holbeachcemeterychapels.org 

info@holbeachcemeterychapels.org.uk 

Louth Museum History of Louth and surrounding area. www.louthmuseum.org.uk

info@louthmuseum.org.uk 

Oxford Archaeology East Archaeology. www.oxfordarchaeology.com

Clemency Cooper

clemency.cooper@oxfordarchaeology.com 

Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team (PAST) Local history and archaeology of Peakirk. www.peakirkvillage.co.uk 

Avril Lumley-Prior

dr.amlumleyprior@btinternet.com 

Peterborough Archive Services Archive of Peterborough records. www.discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk 

archives.services@vivacity-peterborough.com 

Pinchbeck Engine Museum Industrial Archaeology. www.wellandidb.org.uk/about-us/our-museum 

info@wellandidb.org.uk 

Red Barn Creative Heritage, creativity, craft and digital skills. www.redbarncreative.org.uk 

Lorena Hodgson

lorena@redbardcreative.org.uk 

Sleaford Civic Trust Heritage and history of Sleaford. www.sleafordcivictrust.btck.co.uk

infor@sleafordcivictrust.co.uk 

Sleaford Museum Local history. www.sleafordmuseum.org.uk 
Spalding Gentlemen’s Society Museum, archive and research hub for general and local history www.sgsoc.org

info@sgsoc.org 

Spalding U3A History Group General and local history. David Lawson

Djl1943@outlook.com 

Strawberry Glass Stained glass crafts. www.strawberryglass.co.uk 

Gillian Wing

gillian@strawberryglass.co.uk 

Organisation Interests Contact (email)
Trigge Library Sixteenth century library. www.discoverstwulframs.org.uk/the-trigge-library 
West Deepings Heritage Group Local history and heritage. www.wdheritage.wordpress.com 

wdheritage@hotmail.co.uk 

Wisbech and Fenland Museum Local history of Wisbech and the Fenland www.wisbechmuseum.org.uk 

info@wisbechmuseum.org.uk