Explore North East Lincolnshire's Archives

FIVE hundred year old artefacts and historical documents from Lincs Inspire Library and Archives resources can be viewed at an event at Waltham Library in October at part of National Libraries Week (9-14 October).

The free Treasures Event takes place on Friday, October 13, and archives conservator Peter Noon will be on-hand to talk about the items and answer any questions from visitors.

Items on display include a letter signed by Henry VII which was sent to every county warning them of invasion by the King of the Roman – Maximilian I King of the Romans - who ruled from1459 to 1519.

The Mayor Court Book (1450 – 1631) will also be shown which considered the business of the Mayor and Council. And visitors can view the Lincoln Petition of Inhabitants (1483 and 1485). This was for King Richard III and asks, among other things, that all wool exported from Lincolnshire should be weight and pay dues at Lincoln.

Anyone is welcome to drop-into the event anytime between 2pm and 6:30pm. It is a follow-up to the popular Treasures Event held during May’s Local and Community History month.

Lincs Inspire Archives Service houses original documents for this area dating from the 13th Century to the present day. The Archives may be able to help if you are interested in family history, the history of your house, village and school, the people of North and North East Lincolnshire, Legal rights and titles and professional conservation and binding.

Customers are welcome to make an appointment with our Archives Conservator at Grimsby Town Hall to discuss their research. Please call (01472) 323585 for opening times.

Lincs Inspire Archives also has an online catalogue which provides access to summary descriptions of the archive collections, and more details of selected entries. View the online catalogue.