Sunday Special at Grantham Museum – 19th October

Country House tramway

Grantham Museum will be host to a diverse and interesting ‘Sunday Special’ organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology on the 19th October at 2.30pm. The afternoon will feature a series of three short illustrated talks.

Stewart Squires will talk about Country House Tramways at nearby Stoke Rochford, Belton House and Harlaxton Manor. These properties each had very different tramway systems two of which appear to be very special and unique in Britain.

The Cringle Brook and Stoke Park Lakes is the subject of the second talk presented by Eric Newton. This will explore the links between the brook and the ornamental lakes in Stoke Park which were developed in the eighteenth century.

Brian Porter will talk about the intriguing subject of Medieval Graffiti and what it can reveal about life in the Middle Ages. Brian is leading the Lincolnshire element of what it is hoped will become a national project exploring and recording the evidence.

This event has been organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology as part of the ‘Past and Present’ project which has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Society touring exhibition which celebrates 170 years of the Society is currently on display at Grantham Museum where it will be on show until the end of October.

The ‘Sunday Special’ event will take place on Sunday 19th October at 2.30pm at Grantham Museum, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PY Tel. 01476 568783. Admission is by a suggested donation of £2.00 on the door. There is no need to book. Everyone is very welcome to attend and we look forward very much to meeting you.
The attached image shows a Lincolnshire Country House tramway – come along and find out more!

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