On Tuesday 19th June speaker Christine Chapman gave us a very interesting talk on ‘Lincolnshire Ladies and the Vote’. 2018 being the centenary of the gaining of women’s suffrage, this was a very relevant subject and Christine added to the interest by naming women activists in the Lincolnshire area.
The suffragette colours were Green, White and Violet and Christine pointed out that these initials could stand for Give Women Votes.
She was keen say that these were real women who believed that men and women should be given the same opportunities. However, in 1832 only one in seven men even had the chance or took the opportunity to vote themselves. The fight for women’s suffrage took place with the terrible backdrop of the Great War where women took on roles vacated by the fighting men. Continue reading →
Those who came along to the village school hall last Thursday were treated to an entertaining and informative evening, organised by Parish Councillors. After the Primary School choir got us in the groove with three songs, Alwyn Killingsworth spoke about the forthcoming Heritage Weekend which this year would be tied in with the Open Church Weekend on 8/9 September.
Councillor Pat Tartellin then talked about a new programme of Kirkby on Bain walks organised by herself and Councillor Penny Stones. Pat also said she was hoping to get Kirkby on Bain included in the Wolds Walking Festival and although too late for this year, she was optimistic for next year.
After a refreshment break during which we were invited to sample biscuits and vote in the ‘Bake a Biscuit’ competition, keynote speaker Eran Bauer gave a fascinating talk about the recent mustard gas major incident in Kirkby Lane which attracted so much national media attention at the time. Continue reading →
Kirkby on Bain Cameo Club are very pleased to announce the talks and activities for the coming year. We welcome new members, if you are interested please either just come on the evening or call Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 for further information.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW START TIME 7.30PM
We meet at Roughton Village Hall, meetings start at 7.30pm and generally last a couple of hours. The annual membership fee is £6 and a monthly charge of £2. There is no commitment to join on your first visit. Charity for the Year: RNLI
Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club, Programme 2018.
20th March: ‘Tattershall Castle – An overlooked treasure’ Paul Robinson, Operations Manager, Tattershall Castle.
17th April: ‘Ukele and all its delights’, Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers
I recently came across a fascinating blog post by Dr. Caitlin Green, featuring a collection of early maps of Lincolnshire. Caitlin describes herself as a historian and writer whose professional interests lie in the history, archaeology, place-names and literature of late Roman and early medieval Britain.
She explains: “This post is primarily intended to share images of some of the interesting early maps of Lincolnshire that still exist, dating from the medieval era through until the early seventeenth century. Details of each map and a brief discussion of the principal points of interest—including the curious region-name ‘Ageland’ that appears in eastern Lincolnshire on many of them—are provided in the captions to the following image gallery, which I aim to add to over time.”
Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:
November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm
Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. WebsiteContinue reading →
Earlier this month I noticed three rather nice videos on Youtube promoting the Lincolnshire Wolds which have now been compiled into one feature. Why not sit back, take your mind off mustard gas down in the woods and see how many places or people you recognise!