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Heritage Open Days, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September

Once again all three venues will be taking part in the Heritage Open Days designed to encourage visitors to explore their local history and heritage. There will be a free fun family trail at each centre on both days and you can see Cogglesford Watermill in action on Sunday.

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North Kesteven District Council is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their tourism team.

Proud to champion tourism, North Kesteven District Council supports four visitor centres within the District offering a unique experience for all ages.

Open to the public all year round, each venue has a distinctive story linking the site to local history, capturing the imagination of visitors young and old and giving people the opportunity to learn about their local heritage.

The tourism team at North Kesteven District Council are looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers to join their team. Working within the visitor venues, you will provide excellent customer service creating a memorable experience for all visitors.

You will have the opportunity to learn new skills including heritage skills such as milling, traditional ironworking; not to mention gaining experience in a customer service environment and meeting a wide range of new people.

Opportunities are available at Cogglesford Watermill, Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, Navigation House and Welbourn Forge. You will be a part of a hardworking team who are committed to delivering results, promoting tourism wherever possible and attracting new visitors to the District.

There are no minimum hours required and times are flexible to suit you. Minimum age for all volunteers is 17 years old.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, and would like an informal discussion, please contact Theresa Hobbs on 01529 308102 or email


With this FREE leaflet you can discover many points of interest about Sleaford’s historic riverside. From the origins of Sleaford Leisure Centre which was once an outdoor lido known as Bristol Baths to appreciating the imposing architecture of Lafford Terrace which was once the most impressive terrace of domestic housing in Sleaford.

With the easy to use map and directions and intriguing historical facts, this self-guided trail is the ideal way to experience the Sleaford of days gone by.

The trail will take approximately 1 hour, but don’t forget to take some time to explore the many charming places along the way including Cogglesford Watermill and Navigation House.

You can pick up your FREE trail at Navigation House or Cogglesford Watermill, see opening times for more details. Alternatively you can contact the North Kesteven District Council Tourism Team on 01529 308207 or email