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Historic items make comeback visit to Holbeach




Original letters written by Holbeach-born doctor and vicar William Stukeley and an original egg weigher paid a brief return visit to their home town.

Members of Holbeach Civil Society were given the chance to be reunited with some products of the town at a meeting where Lincolnshire Heritage Service were guests.

Stukeley's letters were brought to Holbeach by staff from Lincolnshire Archives were the historical artefacts are kept.

Other items seen by civic society members at their May meeting also included medieval coins relating to Holbeach from the Roman period and a cannonball found in Lincolnshire.

An old cannonball found in Lincolnshire. Photo supplied by Holbeach Civic Society. (2453940)
An old cannonball found in Lincolnshire. Photo supplied by Holbeach Civic Society. (2453940)

Holbeach county councillor Nick Worth, chairman of Holbeach Civic Society, said, “It was a very enjoyable evening, with a lot of participation from members, and I would like to thank Nicole Hilton, Chief Community Engagement Officer for Lincolnshire Heritage Service, and collections manager Ron Frayne for enlightening us all about the service with some fascinating objects relating to our past history."

Coun Nick Worth, chairman of Holbeach Civic Society, Photo: SG110913-223NG. (2453943)
Coun Nick Worth, chairman of Holbeach Civic Society, Photo: SG110913-223NG. (2453943)

Members were also introduced to newly-appointed historic environment officer, Ian Marshman, who spoke of his enthusiasm for protecting historic buildings in Holbeach and Lincolnshire as a whole.

The society's next meeting will be at The Reading Rooms, Church Street, Holbeach, on Thursday, July 19, at 7.30pm when there will be a talk by Squadron Leader Christa Lawrence about RAF Holbeach.

Holbeach Civic Society and I would like to thank Lincolnshire Heritage Service for enlightening us all about its work, with some fascinating objects relating to our past history."



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