BISHOP’S TOUR 2016

2017-05-23T10:23:33+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

On 25th June 2016 Bishop Tim Ellis took a group of enthusiasts around four Georgian neo-classical churches, starting with the grandest and most magnificent ~ All Saints' in Gainsborough.  Bishop Tim explained the deliberate Georgian movement away from mediaeval gothic design to the classical, as a result of the industrial revolution and the rising literate population moving from the [...]

SUMMER PARTY 2016

2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

The Summer Party was held on the evening of Friday 17th June at Manthorpe Old Rectory on the outskirts of Grantham, by courtesy of the owner Mr. Peter Cochrane.  An illustrated talk was given by Cambridge historian, Professor Neil Kent, who spoke on the subject of "Russian churches and monasteries".  He gave a fascinating insight into [...]

JAZZ PARTY

2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Past Events|

JAZZ PARTY 2016 AT MOUSE HALL, CAYTHORPE Thanks to an invitation from the generous owner, Ben Lyte, the Trust was able to hold a fundraiser at short notice in Ben's magical garden in Caythorpe, on the afternoon of Saturday July 9th. There was jazz music provided by the Thom Whitworth Quartet, luxurious strawberry and cream teas, [...]

OPEN GARDENS 2016

2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Past Events|

OPEN GARDENS 2016 We have had some excellent Open Garden events this year, which started with a Spring Bank Holiday opening of the grounds at Grimsthorpe Castle on 2nd May.  The weather was a little disappointing but did not deter some of you.  This was followed by Rauceby Hall on 15th May, where visitor numbers [...]

AUTUMN PARTY 13th October 2016 SLEAFORD ST DENYS

2017-05-23T10:23:36+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Past Events|

On the evening of 13th October 2016 those of us who attended the Autumn Party at Sleaford St Denys' church were treated to a wonderful evening's entertainment by historian Lesley Smith, who presented an enthralling and atmospheric monologue, in full costume, as Anne Boleyne.  She presented the tumultuous events of Anne's life from her own point [...]