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The History and Objectives of the Lincolnshire Heritage Group Network

The Lincolnshire Heritage Group Network is an initiative which began in North Kesteven, then widened across the County. The idea behind the Network is that it is an opportunity for local history and archaeology groups and societies in Lincolnshire to share news and useful information, hear about projects, learn about what resources are available across the County, request help from each other, learn about looking for funding and much more.

It is led by what groups would like to hear about and what they would find useful.  The Network hopefully complements what is done for groups by Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology and the Bishop Grosseteste Heritage Consortium.

The Network was set up by the County Council Community Development Worker for North Kesteven (working as part of the Regeneration across Communities of Lincolnshire project) and is now co-ordinated by Sarah Grundy, located at Lincolnshire County Council in the Historic Environment Team. 

The Network has had, up until now, informal meetings four times a year, where usually one or two representatives from each group come along. We have decided, after consulting with members of the Network, that we will now aim to have one meeting per year for the North Kesteven groups, and one per year for the Lincolnshire-wide Network.  The timings for these will be responsive to events and need for meetings.

A variety of speakers are invited to deal with various subjects, for instance, Local Studies Library staff, Archives staff, God's Acre, Heritage at Risk, archaeology of the Witham Valley, the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) oral histories project, applying for lottery funding have all been spoken about previously. There is no formal constitution to the Heritage Group Network and there is no obligation to come to meetings.  Comments, suggestions and contributions are always welcome!

News, events, interesting information and notes from the meetings are sent via email or through the postal service to all members. All of this information is available on the website too, if you click on links above.

It’s very easy to become part of the Lincolnshire Heritage Group Network: there are no forms to fill in, just click on our contact details page where you can send us an email and your contact details to get more information.