The Horncastle History & Heritage Society

FRANCIS DYMOKE - PATRON OF THE SOCIETY

We are very proud to announce that the Town's long connection to the Dymoke family of Scrivelsby has been further cemented by Francis Dymoke agreeing to become a Patron of the Horncastle History & Heritage Society.

TREVOR BUTTERWORTH MBE has accepted the position of President of the Society. 

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PLEASE NOTE THAT MEETINGS ARE RETURNING TO THE ADMIRAL RODNEY HOTEL FOR 2018  DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBERS ATTENDING CURRENTLY. 

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 NEW CHAIRMAN FOR THE SOCIETY

 The Society is delighted that Dr Ian Marshman has accepted the position of Chairman of the Society. He received a unanimous vote at the meeting of the Society on the 20th November 2018.  Ian is an Archaeologist and currently works for Lincolnshire County Council as an archaeological planner.  He has a special interest in conserving the Roman Wall in the town.

Mary Silverton, on stepping down after seven years as Chairman, stated that she was pleased that under her stewardship the membership of the Society had grown from 30 to 93 members, and was now in a good position to go forward under the guidance of a forward thinking, younger person.

Chairmanship of HHHS 

 

A BLUE PLAQUE FOR ANNIE DIXON

The achievements of Annie Dixon have at long last been recognised in her home town of Horncastle by the erection of a blue plaque on her family home at 40 East Street.  To find out more about this remarkable woman who became the foremost miniature protrait artist of her day, despite fierce competition for the emerging media of photography, follow this link or visit our archive centre at Watson's Yard for full details of her life and  artistic output. 


 

The Horncastle History & Heritage Society
Founded in 1966 as the Horncastle Civic Society - an independent and non-political body dedicated to safeguarding and preserving the rich heritage of our ancient market town. We act as a leading voice in the development and growth of the Town.
The Society endeavours to highlight the heritage of the Town whilst promoting places of interest and activities in Horncastle to generate local pride and community spirit allied with an expanding tourist trade.

Society Meetings

Meetings are held every two months at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, North Street, Horncastle

A speaker is generally invited to most meetings, whilst the ordinary meetings give Members an opportunity to contribute to the business of the Society.

Non-members are very welcome to attend to see if this is the kind of group they wish to get involved with.

See 'About Us' for details of next meeting.

Wednesday 21st November 2018

ANNIE DIXON

Miniature Painting artist to Queen Victoria

Presented by Colin Gascoyne

Note: This meeting will be at the Watons Yard at 7.30pm

     MEMBERS ONLY 

        


Working for the town

Protecting and Enhancing

Working with the Town and District Councils on planning and conservation issues, to protect Horncastle's historic environment but also trying to make it an even more pleasant and interesting place to live and work.


Informing and Learning

We love to discover more about our town. Its history going back to Roman times and before and the influences of the railways and canals on its prosperity and the effect of the huge horsefairs on its social evolvement. We invite you to share it all with us.

Preserving our history  

TheSociety's archive centre at Watson's Infant School, West Street contains lots of information about the town.  It has a large photograph &b DVD collection.


Horncastle History on DVD available again

The DVD 'Horncastle Yesterday and Today' first produced in 2006 as a follow up to the 'Now & Then' book is again on sale at Perkins Newsagents and the Sir Joseph Banks' Centre for £9.99.
A must for anyone interested in the town's history.