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

The Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Lincolnshire and the Fens

Saturday, 18 April 2020
9:30am - 4:30pm
The SGS will host its second annual Symposium on Saturday, 18 April 2020 at Spalding Baptist Church. Following last year's exciting exploration of Fenland Landscape and Society from the Romans to the present day, this year's Symposium focuses on the Viking and Anglo-Saxon period. The programme ranges from the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Lindsey to the Norman Conquest - and beyond. Speakers include: Dr Erik Grigg (University of Manchester), Professor Michael Chisholm (University of Cambridge), Dr Martin Blake, Dr Avril Lumley-Prior, Dr Nicholas Karn (University of Southampton), Freya Trotman (Crowland Abbey), Dr Michael Gilbert, and Neal Sumner. Registration is £20 for adults and £10 for students, and includes lunch and a visit to the SGS museum where a selection of artefacts, rare books, prints and drawings related to the Symposium will be on display.   To register, complete a Booking Form and return it with a cheque made payable to 'Spalding Gentlemen's Society' to: SGS, The Museum, Broad Street, Spalding, PE11 1TB   Online registration will open via this website on March 1.  

https://www.sgsoc.org/sgs-symposium-vikings-and-anglo-saxons-in-lincolnshire-and-the-fens
SGS Symposium: Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in Lincolnshire and the Fens 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Society member’s amazing Lindisfarne find

Society member’s amazing Lindisfarne find 150 150 Nick Casswell

Viking era gaming piece on Lindisfarne.   Society member Heather Casswell was given an unusual birthday treat. Son Christopher invited Mum to join in an archaeological dig he was co-directing at Lindisfarne for DigVentures and the University of Durham. As Heather was carefully trowelling away  she discovered a curious glass object. It was sent to…

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Open Sunday

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

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…

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Local History Networking Event

Local History Networking Event 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

Local History Networking Event Saturday, 22 February 2020 9.30-16.00, Spalding Baptist Church, Swan Street, Spalding, PE11 1BP SGS invites representatives of local museums, libraries, archives, volunteering organisations and research groups and projects to joins us for a local history networking day on Saturday, 22 February 2020. Attendees will hear from other collections and groups from…

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Hannah Saunders, Artist in Residence

Hannah Saunders, Artist in Residence 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

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…

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Next Open Sunday in February

Next Open Sunday in February 150 150 Nick Casswell

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

Open Sunday December 29th 150 150 Nick Casswell

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.…

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General Knowledge Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

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…

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Open Sunday

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday November 17th between 2pm and 4pm.   There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will…

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Open Sunday

Open Sunday 150 150 Nick Casswell

The Museum will be open to the public and members alike on Sunday October 20th between 2pm and 4pm.   There is no need to pre-book and you do not have to take part in a guided tour. Take your time to explore the varied and curious items in our collection. Our friendly stewards will…

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