Local History Month at Lincs Inspire Libraries

Issued: Thursday 20th April 2017

Lincs Inspire Libraries and Archives present Local and Community History Month May 2017

The aim of Local and Community History Month is to increase awareness of local history, promote history in general to the local community and encourage all members of the community to participate.

Lincs Inspire Libraries and Archives present a series of talks and events during May celebrating and highlighting different aspects of history and local heritage in our area.

On Monday 8th May, Lu Coultas, who is a member of Lincoln Castle Garrison, will give a talk on Adventures in Medieval Dyeing at Immingham Library. The talk, which starts at 6.30pm, costs £2 per person (no concessions). Places are limited so it is advisable to book in advance at Immingham Library.

On Wednesday 10th May there will be a unique opportunity to view rare local history and archive resources held in the Library and Archive Collections in Grimsby and to talk to the Archives conservator Peter Noon about the items on display from 10am to 2pm. The drop in event is free of charge and a chance to view the treasures held in the archive and local history library.

Hazel Hale will give a presentation on Local Languages and Local History at Cleethorpes Library on Friday 12th May from 2pm to 4pm and at Waltham Library on Friday 19th May from 2pm to 4pm. The presentation will question what do we learn from history about local language, dialect and speech? What is the history of the English language in this part of Lincolnshire? As well as looking at the influence of the Vikings on language in this part of the country. There will be an opportunity to discuss and share dialect words and phrases. Each presentation costs £2 per person (no concessions). Places are limited so it is advisable to book in advance at the library where the event is being held.

Peter Noon, Archives conservator for Lincs Inspire Ltd. will deliver a conservation workshop at Immingham Library on Tuesday 23rd May from 2pm to 4pm. The workshop will give an introduction to the main responsibilities, aims and duties of our Archival conservator with particular emphasis on paper-making and parchment. Peter will explore the dos and don’ts of handling archival documents. Samples of materials used in archival conservation will also be available to view together with a display of book booking case binding. People attending this event are invited to bring their own archive material and/or historical documents for advice on conservation methods. The workshop costs £2 per person (no concessions) and places will be limited for this event so it is advisable to book in advance at Immingham Library.

On Thursday 25th May at Waltham Library there will be a presentation from the Lincolnshire Film Archive from 2.30pm to 4pm. Since its foundation in 1986, the Lincolnshire Film Archive has been seeking out and conserving motion picture film showing life and work in the county, building up a collection of fascinating resource material available to all with an interest in local history. Drawing on material from the Lincolnshire Film Archive, this afternoon’s programme will include a selection of short farming films which the audience will be invited to discuss and try to identify, followed by some longer films that provide surprising reminders of how very different farming was some sixty or seventy years ago. The event costs £2 per person (no concessions). Places are limited so it is advisable to book in advance at Waltham Library.

Immingham Civic Centre will play host to a talk by Garry Crossland on Friday 26th May from 2pm to 4pm on The History of Immingham Dock. Garry is a local historian and author who worked at ABP for 36 years. He is currently Secretary of Immingham Museum. The talk costs £2 per person (no concessions). Booking can be made in advance by contacting Immingham Library on 01472 323631.

For more information please contact the Local History Library in Grimsby (01472) 323635 or email Jennie Cartwright on:  jennie.cartwright@lincsinspire.com.