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Musings from the Museum #6

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We Don’t Always Know the Answers -Colin E Baslington As part of my helping at the Society I undertook to act as a Steward showing visitors round the Museum and some years ago a request came from a lady who wished to visit with her son. This was to be a private visit for two…

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Musings from the Museum #5

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Villein Pedigrees -Dr Michael Gilbert (michael.gilbert@woadman.co.uk) In the Society’s archives there are many surviving medieval documents that contain a wealth of information for the local historian. The best known are the Crowland Cartulary (a detailed account of the rights and privileges of Crowland Abbey in the middle ages) and the Myntling Register (a collection of…

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Musings from the Museum #4

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The Fun of Chasing a Mystery Object -Patty Harris As a fairly new member of the SGS, I cannot tell you the joy it brings me to be a member, from the first day of being shown round I felt welcomed despite being completely non-academic. When I enter the building, the 21st century slips from…

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Musings from the Museum #3

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Puffer Fish, Dolphins and substance abuse. -Phil Clay I am a volunteer assistant curator and steward at the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, one of my other duties is organising visits to the museum. I came to the Society with no museum experience at all but have gained a considerable amount of knowledge since joining the SGS.…

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Musings from the Museum #2

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[This post is part of our ongoing series of ‘Musings from the Museum’ contributed by SGS members, visitors and friends.] An article from your Caretaker and Life Member, Graham Cupper. When posed with this task my brain went blank. Having worked here for fourteen years or so, there were many things going through my mind…

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Musings from the Museum #1

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[This post is part of a new series of ‘Musings from the Museum’ written by Society members, volunteers and friends. If you would like to contribute, please email outreach@sgsoc.org.] I have been fascinated by The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society since I was young and first noticed the stuffed birds in Ayscoughfee Hall where I went for…

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A Deadly Cargo

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In the autumn of 1635, a ship docked at the Norfolk port of Yarmouth. It probably looked little different from the many other ships which plied their trade across the southern North Sea, between the coast of Germany and the Low Countries, and the harbours of eastern England. Hidden in its hold, however, lay a…

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Word Quiz

Word Quiz 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

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…

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General Knowledge Quiz Results

General Knowledge Quiz Results 150 150 Dustin Frazier Wood

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…

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Cancellation of lecture

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

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