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2. News / Events / Meetings

Monthly meeting dates at St Aidans church hall Grimsby road Cleethorpes 7:15 PM, 2018/19,

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 2019

  • 15.01.19         TBA
  • 19.02.19        “The lie of the land. Interpreting and Reconstructing the Lincolnshire Landscape”
    Speaker:Tom Lane.
  • 19.03.19        TBA
  • 16.04.19        TBA
  • 21.05.19        TBA
  • 18.06.19       AGM & Buffet.

Meetings 2018

  • 16.01.2018       Alan Dowling: “Street names of Grimsby”
  • 20.02.2018     “The Lost Villages of Lincolnshire”  Speaker: David Start
  • 20.03.2018      From pre-historic settlement to medieval saltern.  An overview of occupation
  •                              found during the  excavation  of  Hornsea Wind Farm Project 1. Speaker  Milica Rajic. 
  • 17.04.2018       Martin Watkinson: “ 19 Century Humberston”
  • 15.05.2018         Louise Bowen NEL Museums  Collection 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.
  • 25.7.2018       The mystery surrounding Sir Anthony de Lucey – medieval knight  –  died in  1368″ .
  •                           Speaker: Chris. Robson    Non members are welcome as always.
  • 18.09.18          Film show – Grimsby and Cleethorpes in the period 1960-80.
  •                           Speaker: Peter Burton.
  • 16.10.18         “Medieval Marriage”. Lynda Telford.
  • 20.11.18         “Louth Canal and the people associated with it” 
  •                           Speaker: Stuart Sizer.
  • 18.12.18         “War Time Grimsby, film and interviews.”
  •                           Speaker: Peter Burton.


 Next Meeting




Forthcoming Events



September 15

Heritage Weekend at Old Clee, Cleethorpes. Theme: Picturing the Past.

Society Dig.

Messages from the Chairman:

Hi Every Body

Just a thank you for your efforts of this year’s dig. It was successful mainly due to all your efforts.  I will, when the information is available, do an up date.

This year’s dig will commence on Saturday 15.09.2018.  Dr Steve Willis will arrive on Saturday afternoon and it is hoped to set out the trench locations.  A mechanical digger will be on site for 09.30hrs., Sunday 16.09.2018 to assist with opening up the trenches.

It is suggested, to avoid standing about on site, that if you want to join in the dig to attend from 09.30hrs on Sunday 16.09.2018 or what ever time is suitable for you.  Normal site working is from 09.30hrs – 17.00hrs, or thereabouts.

The site is located in a field directly opposite the former married quarters of RAF Binbrook.  From the Binbrook road take to the turning signposted Brookenby and Kingsmead Park.

A portoloo toilet facility will be on site.  Please bring your own refreshments, the nearest shop is in Binbrook village approx. 2 miles away.

If you require any further info please do not hesitate to contact me.  01472 236827;  07906 695 014.#

regards   David  R

The Dig near Binbrook will occur for two weeks from 15 September with our usual liaison with Prof. Steve Willis and his students from the University of Kent. The society has had a very fruitful relationship with Steve over many years and we hope this will continue. The site is getting more and more interesting with the possibility of a Roman high status building being found eventually.


Anyone who is interested in participating in the dig or simply wishing to see what’s going on should contact the Chairman whose details are in the Contact section of the website.

July 14

Humberston Picnic in the Paddock 2 – 6 p.m. The Society will put on a presentation as last year.

Previous Meetings

18 September, 2018


25 July, 2018

19 June, 2018



  15 May, 2018

 17 April, 2018 

20 March, 2018


20 February, 2018

The Lost Villages of Lincolnshire



16 January.2018

Street names of Grimsby




Previous Meetings 2017

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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