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2. News / Events / Meetings

Monthly meeting dates at St Aidans church hall Grimsby road Cleethorpes 7:15 PM, 2016/17,

are as follows. All welcome.

Please note that as from 19 April, 2016, the venue for our meetings changes to St Aidan’ Church Hall,  Grimsby Rd, Cleethorpes.


Meetings 2018

16.01.2018  Alan Dowling: “Street names of Grimsby”

20.02.2018  “The Lost Villages of Lincolnshire” David Start

20.03.2018  From pre-historic settlement to medieval salterns – 

                    an overview of occupation found during excavation

                    of Hornsea Wind Farm Project 1.   Speaker Milica Rajic. 

17.04.2018   Martin Watkinson: “19 Century Humberston”

15.05.2018   “Sail Away With Me” Louise Bowen E Lincs Collections Officer. 

                         (Talk exploring some of the ship models in the collection)

19.06.2018   AGM. Followed by a talk on “Jillot re-visited”. Graham Parratt.

Previous Meetings 2017

19.09.2017        Secrets of St James’ Church, Louth. Stuart Sizer.

17.10.2017     Loretta Rivett “ Lincolnshire Dialect

21.11.2017     Dr Glynn Coppack   “A Game of Stones”

19.12.2017        Christmas Buffet

  Next Meeting 

20 February, 2018

The Lost Villages of Lincolnshire


16 January.2018

Street names of Grimsby





19 December 2017

Christmas Buffet






 Forthcoming Events


The society hopes that there will be a continuation of the Brookenby Dig (which shows much of interest from the Roman period) and further garden excavations by a local school  (with help from Cambridge University) which have been so successful this year.



November 8 – 11

Brookenby dig weather permitting.


October 14, Humberston Parish Church.

Members will attend in the afternoon.



11/12 September Heritage weekend at Old Clee.

All welcome!

Brookenby dig weather permitting.


 7 July

Trip to Beverley Minster

(A very enjoyable visit combining a visit to the minster with some time for shopping.

The guided tour of the minster was very interesting.)


Fieldwork: Old Clee Garden Dig.

Please see picture selection in Archaeology 2017 section.


Membership renewal


Saturday, 10 Decenber, 2016

Old Clee Garden Dig House Survey

The society is keen to do a series of local digs in the gardens of private property in the Old Clee area of N E Lincs.  Members of the society will be canvassing householders for their support in this project and it is hoped that enough interest will be generated which will allow the society and the local community to have a better picture of past life in that corner of the local area. Society members will be around between 11am – 2pm with letters explaining what the society proposes to do. It is hoped that a lot of interest will be generated and support given.

Update. This was a success and, with the help of the \university of Cambridge, the society hopes to be working on this project in May and showing a group of students from a local secondary school the importance of local archaeology.

Another such dig is being planned for Healing soon so watch this space!

Field work 2016

It has been confirmed that the society will be commencing digging at Swinhope from Tuesday 20.09.2016 for approximately two weeks.  We will meet on site on Tuesday, 12.09.2016 at 10am..  If you are interested in joining us on the dig please let David have your availability dates to give us some idea of staffing levels and up dated contact details such as mobiles etc. on 01472  236827  or

07906 695 014.

NB A report on this with some photos is available in the archaeology section of this website. David has commented on this dig.

September 10/11, 2016

Heritage Weekend at Old Clee Church

The society will be supporting Old Clee Church with a display and other events in the large room of the church hall. Refreshments are provided and an opportunity is available too young and old to try your hand at metal detecting, a useful skill for all budding archaeologists.

Guided walk on Cleethorpes foreshore in September.

There will be a guided walk along the seafront to view remains of the submerged forest and other archaeological finds. Please note the following for further information.

Membership renewal April 2016

A wee reminder from Vic, our Membership Secretary, that the new financial year has begun and that membership is due for the April 2016 – March 2017 period.  This will be yet another year when annual subscription has not been increased remaining at £12

and most excellent value.

Vic will be pleased to receive your cash/cheque at the next Open Meeting, 7 pm Tuesday, 19 April in our new venue of

St Aiden’s Church Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes – main road entrance, opposite McDonald’s.

Please make cheques payable to nelalhs or North East Lincs Archeaology  & Local History Society.


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