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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] 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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March 15th Open Sunday cancelled

March 15th Open Sunday cancelled 150 150 Nick Casswell

We will not be opening to the public on March 15th as we had planned due to the Coronavirus outbreak. We have a particular problem with our restricted washroom facilities and are conscious of the need to keep our visitors and volunteers safe.

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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

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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

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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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