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Egyptologist’s Notebooks.

Egyptologist’s Notebooks. 150 150 SGSocAdmin

The lectures are held on Friday evenings commencing 7.30 p.m. The lectures running through the autumn of 2021 will be held at Spalding Methodist Church in Broad Street, directly opposite our museum. Admission will be £3.00 per person. We ask that only people who are fully vaccinated or have passed a recent clear Covid test…

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Musings from the Museum 20

Musings from the Museum 20 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Who were the Spaldingas? Detail from original map by John Grundy 1732. The name Spalding is first recorded in Domesday Book (DB) in 1086 as Spallinge. During the next couple of centuries it was variously recorded as Spaldingis, Spaldinges, Spalingisand Spallinges. Few have doubted that the present-day name of the town is related in some…

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The Voyage of HMS Beagle

The Voyage of HMS Beagle 150 150 SGSocAdmin

  The lectures are held on Friday evenings commencing 7.30 p.m. The lectures running through the autumn of 2021 will be held at Spalding Methodist Church in Broad Street, directly opposite our museum. Admission will be £3.00 per person. We ask that only people who are fully vaccinated or have passed a recent clear Covid…

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‘Picture Quiz’ Results

‘Picture Quiz’ Results 150 150 Dave Jacobs

The latest Spalding Gentlemen’s Society ’Picture Quiz’ has now closed, and the results are in. Many thanks to all those that took part, a total of £132 was raised, which is a great achievement. A special thank you to all those that sent in a donation as well. The three prize winners were as follows.…

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Stukeley Memoirs Project Volume 2

Stukeley Memoirs Project Volume 2 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

SGS is pleased to release Volume 2 of William Stukeley’s Memoirs of the Royal Society. Volume 2 spans the period from to April 1742, when Stukeley ‘quitted [his] house in Glocester street, & retired,  for alltogether, to Stamford’. Yet in February 1748 he returned to London as Rector of St George the Martyr in Queen Square.…

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Musings from the Museum 19

Musings from the Museum 19 150 150 SGSocAdmin

PROCLAMATION The Enemy having invaded the Coast of Lincolnshire   This poster dates from about 1914 and was obviously never used, but it shows us that the nation feared invasion then, just as in the Second War, and had made preparations.  We have 15 of these unused posters in the collection and 116 pages of…

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Musings from the Museum 18.

Musings from the Museum 18. 150 150 SGSocAdmin

  A Tale of Four Rivers                                                                        An article by Dr Martin Blake                …

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New SGS Charity Quiz

New SGS Charity Quiz 150 150 Dave Jacobs

I have created a new quiz to help pass the time, and to continue exercising those little grey cells etc. It is a ‘Picture Quiz’ with 100 questions. Please email quiz.sgs@gmail.com and you will be emailed a copy with instructions, or download a copy from the following link: Picture Quiz Please consider printing the pages…

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Fenland and Heritage Network April 2021

Fenland and Heritage Network April 2021 150 150 SGSocAdmin

Fenland Heritage Network_April 2021_V1.doc [] 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…

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Stukeley Memoirs Project Volume 1

Stukeley Memoirs Project Volume 1 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

SGS is pleased to release the first volume of William Stukeley’s Memoirs of the Royal Society in an open access digital edition created by SGS and u3a members over the past year. Tremendous thanks go to the 36 volunteers who gave their time and energy to the project. Title page of William Stukeley, Memoirs of the Royal…

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