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Word Quiz

New SGS Charity Quiz

I know that the previous ‘General Knowledge’ quiz has only just finished but I thought, due to the Coronavirus and those Society members and your friends who are self isolating, or just spending much more time at home over the coming months, a new quiz would help pass the time.

It is a word quiz, based on the three letters ‘SGS’.

Please email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and you will be emailed the quiz and instructions, or download a copy from the following link: SGS Word Quiz  Please consider printing the pages back to back, to save paper, and in black & white to save ink.

You will also be able to purchase a copy from Bookmark in Spalding.

It will be the usual £1 entry fee, and the usual prizes of £20 first, £10 second, and a £5 random prize.

The closing date will be the 1st August 2020, so plenty of time to exercise those brain cells.


Stay safe everyone.

Many thanks,


Lanternist and Quiz Setter

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General Knowledge Quiz Results

General Knowledge Quiz Results
Many thanks to all who took part in the latest Society quiz – the results are now in!
There were two people sharing first and second prize:
C Chantler from Bath
J Baker from Chesterfield
The £5 random prize was won by L Golding of Ashford.
A total of £242.50 was raised, which is a great achievement.
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Cancellation of lecture

We regret that the final lecture of the season arranged for March 27th has been cancelled.

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March 15th Open Sunday cancelled

We will not be opening to the public on March 15th as we had planned due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

We have a particular problem with our restricted washroom facilities and are conscious of the need to keep our visitors and volunteers safe.

SGS Symposium: Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Lincolnshire and the Fens

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The Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Lincolnshire and the Fens

Given the current government advice on the coronavirus pandemic, Spalding Gentlemen’s Society regret that we must postpone the symposium planned for 18th April 2020 in the Baptist Church Spalding. All payments received to date will be returned and we will contact you again when circumstances permit the event to be rearranged. Thank you for your support and we look forward to meeting you in the future.

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Open Sunday

Our next Open Sunday is on February 16th.

The Broad Street Museum will be open from 2pm to 4pm.

All are welcome. There is no need to book or be part of an organised tour.

Take your time to look round our extraordinary range of local, exotic and curious collections.

The curator has put together a display case featuring ‘Crime and Punishment’.


Our friendly guides will try and answer any questions you may have and tell you more about the Society.

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Hannah Saunders, Artist in Residence


Hannah Saunders is an Artist, Medieval Art Historian, Creative Producer and Curator based in the Fenlands. Her work has been exhibited internationally, featured in publications including Dazed & Confused and Fotografia, and her first radio series Isle of Thorns was broadcast on BBC Cambridgeshire in 2019.  Her most recent work Allegorical or Historical, a series of self-portraits as Female Fenland Saints, will be exhibited at Peterborough Cathedral in March 2020. Her practice revolves around translating literary and historical themes into tangible works, with particular emphasis on advocacy and interpretation of women’s history, archives and folklore.

Hannah has received a Jerwood Bursary, enabling her to undertake her first artist residency at The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. During her time here she will explore and research women’s participation in antiquarian circles, and contemporary perceptions of collecting and collections; creating a micro oral history archive over January 2020.

If you are interested in talking to Hannah and allowing her to record a short conversation about the themes of her research you can contact her via email at hannahlouisesaunders@gmail.com (Please pick a time within one of the slots outlined below)


Are you a member of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society and want to discuss Women’s participation in Antiquarian Circles with Hannah? Pick a slot below.


Monday 13th January @ The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (13:00-17:00)

Monday 20th January @ The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society (13:00-17:00)


Are you a member of the public and want to discuss Contemporary perceptions of Collecting and Collections? Pick a slot below.


Tuesday 7th January @ The Market (11:00-15:00)

Tuesday 14th January @ The Market (11:00-15:00)


For more information, visit:



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Next Open Sunday in February

We will be giving our hard working stewards a rest in January. Our next Open Sunday will be on February 16th.


More details will be posted towards the end of January.


Happy New Year

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Open Sunday December 29th

Our December Open Sunday will be on the 29th not the third Sunday in the month.

We hope this will give Christmas holiday visitors to Spalding a chance to look round our intriguing museum.

You will find one or two new displays, including one incorporating some of our unique archival material with early Society artefacts.

We will be open between 2pm and 4:30pm. There is no admission charge, no need to book and no need to be part of a guided tour.


Explore the museum at your leisure. Our friendly guides will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

Christmas gifts from years gone by?

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General Knowledge Quiz

A 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 100 questions and the theme is ‘General Knowledge’.

The entry fee is a minimum of £1, other donations would be very much appreciated. There are three prizes of £20, £10 and a £5 lucky dip from all entries. The closing date for entries is the 1st March 2020.

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 General Knowledge Quiz, 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