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Heritage Network 20/02/2021

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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…

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Musings from the Museum 17

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SNAPSHOTS IN TIME. by Alastair Goodrum. 4. Colour: Littlebury Holbeach 2011/2.​Side view of the tomb in 2011. ©AJG 2011   It seems such a long time ago when, one evening at the end of October 2011, at an informal gathering in the Lecture Room, a sample of photographs taken from the Society’s glass-negative collection was…

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Musings from the Museum 16

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Musings from the medal department. The inter allied victory medal 1914-19 Of all the medals in the world the allied victory medal must surely be the most collected as the variants created, often in small numbers, combine to make a fantastic collection as very often there are many variants of a single medal found. I…

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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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