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Musings from the Museum 15

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              Bible chain or is it? A Universal Goddess?        by Patty Harris Long, long ago, in a place called normal life, I was asked to try and investigate a museum piece. I bet, like me, you have walked past this dozens of times without sparing it…

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Heritage Network 21/11/2020

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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…

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‘Numbers’ Quiz Results

‘Numbers’ Quiz Results 150 150 Dave Jacobs

The latest Spalding Gentlemen’s Society quiz ‘Numbers’ has now closed, and the results are in. Many thanks to all those that took part, a total of £197 was raised, which is a great achievement during these trying times. A special thank you to all those that sent in a donation as well. The prizes were…

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New SGS Charity Quiz

New SGS Charity Quiz 150 150 Dave Jacobs

New SGS Charity Quiz Announcement A new quiz has been released, to help pass the time, and exercise those little grey cells etc. The theme is ‘Double Letters’, every answer is two words, and each word begins with the same letter. There are 100 questions in total. Please email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and you will be emailed the…

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AGM 2020

AGM 2020 150 150 Nick Casswell

Our 2020 AGM was held on Wednesday 30th September. It was a closed meeting organised under the emergency arrangements allowed during the pandemic. The President and Secretary were present and the quorum was made up of proxies submitted by the membership. We are very grateful to the 107 members who sent in proxy forms either…

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Musings from the Museum 14

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Daniel Cross Bates (1868 – 1954) Clergyman and Meteorologist by Richard Buck, Curator of Archaeology It is sometimes interesting to observe the way that small things from your past develop into something much larger and more interesting in later life… As a child my paternal Grandparents lived in a bungalow along Hawthorn Bank in Spalding.…

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SGS Numbers Quiz

SGS Numbers Quiz 150 150 Dave Jacobs

New SGS Charity Quiz Announcement I thought it would be a good idea to bring out another quiz, to help pass the time, and exercise those little grey cells etc. It is a Numbers quiz, and every answer is a number. Please email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and you will be emailed the quiz and instructions, or download a…

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Words Quiz Results

Words Quiz Results 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Many thanks to all who took part in the latest Society quiz – the results are now in. A total of £205 was raised, which is a great achievement. Also, a special thank you to those that donated a bit of extra money. All proceeds go to the Society. There were two people sharing first…

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Musings from the Museum 13

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Captain Christopher Middleton’s Map and Book -Jonathan Dobbs, SGS Member & Volunteer Coordinator A couple of weeks ago my Father was given a birthday present from his family to enable both him, and my Mother, to keep in touch with their grandchildren. Advertised as an easy to use video calling device, Portal from Facebook also…

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Musings from the Museum 12

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I Felt Like Alice in Wonderland (Italian & English) Irene Regolo [*We are delighted to have many international members, volunteers and correspondents. To ensure their voices are captured, we present their posts in their own words, followed by a translation where necessary.] Durante il mio viaggio attraverso l’Inghilterra, casualmente scoprii la SGS e il suo…

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