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Focus on the South Holland Local History Group

Club focus, Local history group, St Johns Church Hall, Spalding
Talk by photographer Richard Adams, with Dennis Woolfe and Gordon Nottingham ANL-140628-093648009

Club focus, Local history group, St Johns Church Hall, Spalding Talk by photographer Richard Adams, with Dennis Woolfe and Gordon Nottingham ANL-140628-093648009

The South Holland Local History Group has been running for over 25 years in Spalding and welcomes anyone who wants to come along and find out more about the area’s history.

It aims to promote and encourage interest in the history of people and their way of life in the area.

It was originally set up by history teachers Rose and Bernard Clark in 1987 for those wishing to research their family history.

However in 1989 the group became more focused on the history of South Holland as a whole.

When Rose turned 83, she retired from the group, so Dennis Wolfe took over as chairman with Gordon Nottingham as treasurer.

Gordon says: “I book the speakers and we like to keep it as local as we possibly can – we have quite a lively programme with some really interesting speakers.

“For example, we have Gordon Boswell from the Romany Museum talking about the famous Appleby Horse Fair, as well as Brenda Harper, who is a retired history teacher, who gives great talks about local history.”

The group meet once a month from September to July every year, excluding January and February, and around 30 to 40 people often turn up to the lectures.

The meetings, which are held in the lounge at St John the Baptist Church, are open to all and entry is £2 per person. The group’s next meeting is their final meet before their small break and will be held at 7.30pm on June 25.

 

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