Hilary Healey’s Lincolnshire

A celebratory day of talks and interests on the life and interests of Hilary Healey will be held on Saturday 14th June at Spalding Grammar School and is open to all. The event has been organised jointly by the Heritage Trust for Lincolnshire and the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology in remembrance of Hilary, a major authority on not just one, but many areas of Lincolnshire’s heritage and everyday life.

The day will include a range of talks and presentations which reflect a selection of Hilary’s interests and achievements. Her interests were so diverse that it has not been possible to cover them all through talks, but some are reflected in the displays which will be on show in the hall. Included is some of her artwork from which Hilary’s love of Lincolnshire beams out. She also wrote poetry and short stories and was an avid collector of any printed word about Lincolnshire. The day will also include the launch of Hilary’s book ‘Pinchbeck Mills’.Hilary sketch

The talks will cover a diversity of topics including Medieval pottery research, Bicker Haven and the landscape of the Hollands, the origins of the Lincolnshire Yeomanry, Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Singers, Mud and Stud buildings, Saxon cemeteries in Lincolnshire and Medieval Standing Crosses in Lincolnshire. The event will be held at Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road, Spalding PE11 2XH and will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Everyone is very welcome to attend but it is essential to book in advance and by the 4th June. There is a charge of £10.00 for HTL or SLHA members and £12.00 for non-members. The charge includes refreshments and a buffet lunch.

For further details of talks and speakers, and to book, please visit www.slha.org.uk or contact the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, Jews’ court, Steep Hill, Lincoln LN2 1LS. Tel 01522 521337

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