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Walter Parker V.C. – Courage Under Fire

26th November 2018

In April 1915 the surviving troops of the 1st and 3rd Australian Brigades entrenched at the Gaba Tepe on the Galliopli peninsula were...

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The Hero of Aubers Ridge

7th November 2018

At 5am on the morning of the 9th May 1915 British artillery shells shook the ground of Aubers Ridge. For six days and...

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The Arch-Druid of His Age

30th October 2018

William Stukeley was born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire on 7th November 1687. An intelligent child, William excelled at school, and at the age of...

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Heritage Alive Grant Funds

24th October 2018

South Kesteven District Council, through InvestSK have launched a new small grants fund to support heritage projects across the district. The Heritage Alive...

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Defiance and Destruction – The Seige of Castle Bytham

4th September 2018

On the 2nd February 1221, the 13 year old King Henry III sent an order to the Mayor of Lynn for 2000 fathoms...

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Consultation on New Protection for Stamford’s Historic Heart

15th August 2018

Stamford contains half of the listed buildings in South Kesteven, but alongside these stand many non-designated buildings which contribute massively to the heritage...

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Of Duty and Honour – The Life of Captain Albert Ball

14th August 2018

Albert Ball was born in Nottingham on the 14th August 1896.  His father was a successful local businessman who would go on to...

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The Iron Duke’s Lady

2nd August 2018

The Fane family tree has its fair share of illustrious branches, weighed heavy with peers and politicians, soldiers and poets. Among these sits...

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New Sources of Funding for South Kesteven Community Projects

26th July 2018

Two new funding sources for community projects in South Kesteven have launched. Neither are exclusively aimed at heritage projects, but both aim to...

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Searching for Sarah

9th July 2018

In the last Heritage Alive Blog, we told the story of Sarah Marvin, a young woman convicted of theft and sentenced to transportation....

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A Convict’s Progress

27th June 2018

“Van Diemen’s Land is indebted for its present prosperous condition chiefly to the crimes committed in England”   Between 1803 and 1853 over...

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For the Love of Heritage

21st June 2018

The destruction of the Mackintosh building of the Glasgow School of Art, following a second fire in four years, has shocked and saddened...

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Overlord is Go!

5th June 2018

On the 5th June 1944, every US soldier and airman preparing for Operation Overlord was read these words, part of the message to...

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South Kesteven in the Stars

30th May 2018

In 18th Century Frieston there was a house surrounded by sundials and other scientific instruments. The resident was Edmund Weaver (1683-1748), who lived...

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Highlight South Kesteven’s Unknown Monuments

15th May 2018

Historic England have launched Immortalised, a season of events and discussions which seeks to explore who and how England commemorates. It will look...

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Grantham’s American Astronomer

15th May 2018

Maybe it was something in the water, but South Kesteven was  the birthplace of more than one scientist, mathematician and astronomer of note...

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Heritage Alive! Launched

15th May 2018

Heritage Alive!, a website designed to highlight and celebrate the heritage of South Kesteven, has launched today. The site is a growing resource...

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Science & Magic in Colsterworth

15th May 2018

In the garden of a Manor house in the small hamlet of Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, grows an apple tree that – at least...

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