Welcome

This site is home to the Kirton in Lindsey Society — an active civic and history society based in Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire since 1987. We hold regular meetings, trips and talks. Enquiries about the local area and family history are welcomed, as are all members, existing and new, young and old. For any information please contact us.


You can find out all about us and view some of our activities and pictures from our archives. Have a browse in the shop and see if we can help you solve that awkward present!

Do you have links with Kirton in Lindsey? If so, we'd love to hear your story so do contact us.
 

 

News

30 Years of unearthing Kirton's past!

September 2017 will be the start of our 30th year as a society and, to celebrate, we have a few additional events this year as well as our usual usual programme of talks and visits.Take a look below and on our events page for details.




Next meeting:

Tuesday 26th September 7.30pm - AGM & Dr. George Revisited

Dr. C. F. George was Kirton's local doctor in the 19th century and a pioneer photographer. As a result we have many images of Kirton during the second half of the 19th century and into the early 20th. Showing these pictures is always popular as we can compare then and now. After the AGM, Martin & Mary Hollingsworth will revisit some of these pictures and, thanks to modern technology, some of the commentary will be provided by the late Harry & Eileen Fisher who were responsible for saving many of the images from loss or destruction.

      





Join Us for Lincolnshire Day Celebrations

Sunday 1st October 2017 10.00am – 4.00pm at Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Hall DN21 4LZ

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day we are joining with the Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology; and the Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Town Hall for a day of displays, bookstalls, talks, walks, family events and activities all with a History and Heritage theme.

There will also be Lincolnshire sourced refreshments including Ploughman’s, Hot Dogs, Plum Bread and a raffle for a Lincolnshire themed food hamper.

FUN FOR ALL! Entry is FREE but there will be a small charge for some activities to help cover costs. Places for the talks and walk are limited – please book in advance. Further details and a booking form can be found here.


Old Christmas Returned - Sunday 17th December 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Hall DN21 4LZ

Passamezzo, specialise in British music from the 16th and 17th Centuries. “Old Christmas Returned: Music, words and song for Christmas in 17thCentury England” consists of ballads, lutesongs, carols, consort music, madrigals and readings, and describes how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century. The programme followins the religious calendar from Christmas Day itself to the beginning of Lent and includes music by Attey, Byrd, Dowland, Gibbons, Lawes, Locke, Purcell and Wilson and readings from Shakespeare, Drummond, Herrick and Taylor.

This will be a very special event and will replace our usual Christmas evening. Passamezzo was founded in 2001and the ensemble specialise in English Elizabethan and Jacobean repertoire. Concerts have a distinct theatrical air created by costume, readings and presentation. The ensemble delights in all aspects of musical life, from the intimacy of the lute song, to the brash raucousness of the broadside ballad, from the sacred part song, to the profane insanity of bedlamite mad songs. The programmes are carefully researched with music frequently taken from manuscript sources, unearthing pieces that have lain hidden for centuries. 
Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Bass Viol)
Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders)
Robin Jeffrey/Richard Mackenzie (Lute, guitar)
Tamsin Lewis (Violin, Viols, Alto)
Richard De Winter (Actor, Baritone)

Tickets and prices will be available nearer the time. The evening will include mulled wine and, hopefully, tit bits which represent the times.

 


Current Exhibition at the Town Hall

The current exhibition is 'Trades and Shops in Kirton in Lindsey' so come along to the Heritage Room of the Town Hall and have a look. It is open whenever the Town Hall is open or, if you are making a special visit, contact us to make sure you can get in.

Contact us

Please contact Mary & Martin Hollingsworth, 20 Grove Street, Kirton in Lindsey, N. Lincs. DN21 4BY Tel.01652 648435 or email enquiries@kirtoninlindseysociety.org.uk

About us

The Kirton-in-Lindsey Society was formed in 1987, is a registered charity and a member of  Civic Voice - the national body for Civic Societies. The aims of our Society are to advance the knowledge of the people in our area by the study and recording of local history, archaeology, industrial archaeology, topography, architecture, family history, dialect and local customs.

We try to achieve this by:
  • Holding public meetings and lectures, arranging tours, organising courses and conferences, publishing (or assisting in publishing) various guides, pamphlets and books about our local area.
  • Joining with other like-minded organisations in larger schemes.
  • Exploring and recording sites of archaeological and historical interest in conjunction with professionals.
  • Helping to safeguard such sites and any other material against destruction or dispersal, and encourage its availability for study.
  • Securing the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, natural or public interest in the area.

Our current membership stands at nearly 80, non-members are welcome to both regular meetings and special events.