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2018 Monthly Meetings

Members £1.50 Non-Members £2.50

Monthly Tuesdays - Village Hall, High street

7.30 pm


16th January - Annual General Meeting. This will be followed with a talk by Richard Finney entitled ‘Trent Sourcer to Trent Sider’. The story of the North Staffordshire valley that gives birth to the River Trent.


20th February - Sue Leese presents ‘Tales from the Manse’. The Reverend David Lees, and his wife Sue, spent 11 years until recently serving the people of Epworth. As the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley, Epworth has given its name to many institutions associated with Methodism.


20th March  - David Templeton presents ‘Mary Queen of Scots. The Captive Queen’. Mary was held captive in Sheffield Castle from 1570 to 1584 and called it the “most hated prison she had been in”.


17th April - Local photographs from 'The John Wilson Collection'. John was an avid postcard collector. Thanks to his enthusiasm, together with three local early 20th century photographers, the Group has an extensive collection of local 20th century photographs.


15th May - ‘Women’s Role in the Great War’.  By June 1917, roughly 80% of the weaponry and ammunition used by the British army during World War I was being made by women who became known as munitionettes. Richard Pullen explains their story.


19th June - Conducted Tour of Stokes Tea and Coffee.

Stokes Tea and Coffee all began in 1892 when Robert William Stokes moved to the city of Lincoln. Four generations, more than a century, and many a brew later, the company is still going strong. Meet at the Lawn, Union Road, Lincoln at 2pm.


Saturday 21st July -  A Day Trip to Hull’s Museums Quarter. The unique Museums Quarter - consisting of Wilberforce House, the Hull and East Riding Museum, Streetlife and the Arctic Corsair trawler is in the heart of the Old Town, on the banks of the River Hull. The old warehouses, merchant dwellings, lanes and pubs nearby all lend their unique flavour to this historic district.

The coach will leave the village at 9.30 and return at 4.00. Cost tba.


Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th September - Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days - Saxilby in Wartime. The story of the effects of two World Wars on our community. Photographs, exhibits and memories.Village Hall - 1pm to 5pm.


18th September - ‘The History of Stokes Tea and Coffee’. The great grandson of the founder of the company, Nick Peel, tells the story of this unique Lincoln firm.


16th October  - ‘Birds for the Table; a Victorian Obsession’

A talk by David Leese on the history of how poultry keeping reflects Victorian and Edwardian society and as reflected in contemporary literature.


20th November - ‘Our Community During the Great War’. To commemorate the centenary of the end of the WW1, Chris Hewis presents detailed accounts of the local people involved, and the stories of many who gave their lives.


     11th December - Members Christmas Social