William Stukeley lecture in Spalding

William Stukeley. (c) Lydiard House; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
William Stukeley. (c) Lydiard House; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

A public lecture by Spalding Gentlemen’s Society on William Stukeley: New Discoveries on his houses and gardens takes place at Spalding Grammar School on Friday (8pm).

Spalding Gentlemen’s Society holds a unique set of over 40 original drawings by the noted antiquary William Stukeley. It is a very personal collection and draws from all periods of his life, from the 1720s until the year before his death in 1765.

The drawings depict his houses and gardens at Holbeach, Grantham, Stamford and Kentish Town, and also include a series of family portraits. Twenty of these drawings will be on display at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum until October 16. Entry to the exhibition is free.

A number of society members will be present at the lecture with the books they have written. This is a unique opportunity to purchase books on local history direct from the author and to ask questions. The books will be available both before and after the lecture. Also available will be the catalogue that accompanies the exhibition.

Entry is £2.50.