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Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday 16th June between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome. If you have not already visited our unusual and varied collections please take this opportunity to have a look. There is no need to be part of a guided group. Wander about as you please and our friendly stewards will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

Open Sunday All Welcome 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday All Welcome

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday May 19th between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome. If you have not already been to visit our curious and interesting display of objects why not come along and take a look?

Returning visitors may find something they have not seen before. Our friendly guides will be pleased to answer questions and help you enjoy your visit. On these occasions you are able to walk around the displays in your own time without being part of a group. It is not a guided tour. There will be an optional introductory talk.

SGS Words and Numbers Quiz Answers (& Winners) 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

SGS Words and Numbers Quiz Answers (& Winners)

The Society would like to thank everyone that entered the Words and Numbers Quiz. The quiz raised £237, which is a great result!  A full set of answers is available here: SGS Words & Numbers Quiz Answers
The winners were:
1st Clive Roper of Alnwick, Northumberland
2nd D R Platts of Oswestry, Shropshire
Equal 3rd
Sue Abrams of Spalding, Lincolnshire
Jan Staniforth of Deeping St.James, Licolnshire
Tim Scott of Stourbridge, West Midlands
Pictures PLUS Quiz 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Pictures PLUS Quiz

A Great NEW Quiz for all the Family

The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is an accredited museum and a registered charity. We have created a NEW quiz to help raise funds for our current and future funding needs.

It is 140 questions and the theme is ‘Pictures Plus’.

The entry fee is a minimum of £1, other donations would be very much appreciated. There are three prizes of £20, £10 and £5. The closing date for entries is the 15th July 2019.

The quiz is available by either sending a Large SAE plus entry fee to QUIZ, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, 9 Broad Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1TB or email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and then send in your entry fee with the answer sheet.

You can also download the quiz by clicking here – SGS Pictures Plus Quiz Complete – or pick up a copy at Bookmark in Spalding.

Please help support us,and help exercise those little grey cells at the same time.

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. Registered Charity No. 216131

Open Sunday, a little earlier this month! 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday, a little earlier this month!

The Museum will be open on Sunday 14th April between 2pm and 4pm.

We are a week earlier this time to synchronise with other Heritage venues that are active in the locality. All are welcome.

Be assured we are not just for Gentlemen, that is a historical name of which we are very proud but belies the fact that we are open to all irrespective of gender.

Our friendly guides will be happy to show you round the many and varied items in our museum collection.

Did you know?    We have the second oldest museum collection in the country after the Ashmolean! Something for Spalding to be proud of.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

The Museum will be open to the public on Sunday 17th March. Our doors will be open between 2pm and 4pm.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the rich, intriguing and sometimes surprising collections that the Society has acquired over the last 300 years.

Please come and look round, have a chat to our friendly guides and learn about our history and how it has reflected the story of Spalding, South Holland and the wider world.

Entrance is free. Donations are welcome as are enquiries about membership, which is not restricted by gender, despite our name!

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

Our Museum on Broad Street will be open to the public on February 17th between 2pm and 4pm. All our welcome to come and browse our unique and intriguing collections. There is something to appeal to nearly everyone!

Understanding Fenland Landscape and Society: Past and Present 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Understanding Fenland Landscape and Society: Past and Present

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Broad Street Methodist Church, Spalding, PE11 1TB

Copy of Joan Blaeu’s 1645 map of the South Lincolnshire Fens by Jan Jansson (1646).

This one-day symposium will give attendees insights into the latest research into the landscape and society of the Fenland from the Roman to the Early Modern period. It will also highlight the role of Spalding Gentlemen’s Society as a centre for local research and highlight recent projects that have developed out of the Society’s museum, library and archive collections.

A complete programme is available at the link below.

Places are strictly limited and registration is essential. The registration fee of £20 (£10 for students) includes lunch and a tour of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society.

Book your ticket online via our Eventbrite page, or by filling in the form below and returning it by post to the Society.

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

Open Sunday

Our next public opening will be on Sunday 20th January. The museum will be open between 2pm and 4pm.

On New Year’s Day both The Times and the Daily Mail ran the story of the wounded German sailors being nursed by the British at Gibraltar in 1937. The story featured Matron ‘Madge’ Casswell of Gosberton. Medals and documents relating to this occasion are held at the Society and will be on display for the first time in many years. This lady had the bizarre distinction of receiving citations from both Churchill and Hitler and you will be able to see them at first hand.

All welcome.

Christmas Opening 150 150 Nick Casswell

Christmas Opening

The Museum at Broad Street will be open to the public on the afternoon of Sunday December 30th.

2:00pm to 4:30pm

This is an ideal opportunity for visitors to Spalding to take a look at some of our unique collections.

Our curator has assembled an entertaining cabinet of curiosities for the occasion.

Members please note that the Museum will otherwise be closed over Christmas with no access on our regular Mondays and Thursdays i.e.December 24th, 27th and 31st.