Over £9000 has been awarded to heritage projects in South Kesteven through the Heritage Alive! grants fund.  [caption id="attachment_1415" align="alignright" width="309"] Trevor Ridsdale and Sue Sulston from the ChristChurch Community Project receive their grant funding from Cllr Helen Goral, SKDC, Claire Saunders, InvestSK, Cllr Matthew Lee,...

[caption id="attachment_1378" align="alignright" width="360"] Lance Corporal Walter Richard Parker, VC (1881-1936), Royal Marine Light Infantry. Used under Creative Commons Licence[/caption] In April 1915 the surviving troops of the 1st and 3rd Australian Brigades entrenched at the Gaba Tepe on the Galliopli peninsula were desperate for relief.   Three...

[caption id="attachment_1331" align="alignright" width="364"] Cpl. Charles Richard Sharpe. Image Courtesy of Bourne Civic Society, used with permission[/caption] At 5am on the morning of the 9th May 1915 British artillery shells shook the ground of Aubers Ridge. For six days and nights every man for miles had born...

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignright" width="373"] 'William Stukeley' by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt. NPG D4074[/caption] William Stukeley was born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire on 7th November 1687. An intelligent child, William excelled at school, and at the age of 13 he joined his father’s Law practice as...

South Kesteven District Council, through InvestSK have launched a new small grants fund to support heritage projects across the district. The Heritage Alive Grant Fund seeks to highlight and celebrate the built and cultural heritage of South Kesteven, through projects which seek to inspire engagement with...

[caption id="attachment_1222" align="alignright" width="369"] The coronation of Henry III - Public Domain[/caption] On the 2nd February 1221, the 13 year old King Henry III sent an order to the Mayor of Lynn for 2000 fathoms of rope to be sent by boat to the town of...

Stamford contains half of the listed buildings in South Kesteven, but alongside these stand many non-designated buildings which contribute massively to the heritage of the town. South Kesteven District Council have announced a public consultation on a proposed Article 4 directive, which would provide an additional...

[caption id="attachment_1203" align="alignright" width="393"] Albert Ball: Public Domain Image[/caption] Albert Ball was born in Nottingham on the 14th August 1896.  His father was a successful local businessman who would go on to become first Mayor, and then Lord Mayor of Nottingham and later still be knighted. During...

The Fane family tree has its fair share of illustrious branches, weighed heavy with peers and politicians, soldiers and poets. Among these sits a woman who bore influence at the very pinnacle of the British political elite, and who would leave in her journals a detailed...

Two new funding sources for community projects in South Kesteven have launched. Neither are exclusively aimed at heritage projects, but both aim to support projects which will benefit communities within the district. LotterySK   LotterySK launched this week as a fun and simple way for local community groups and...