The rich and varied history of Lincolnshire and its buildings was celebrated in this year’s Heritage Open Days weekend.
Over 100 special openings and events took place in the county and all free of charge. There were numerous talks, guided walks and openings in and around Sleaford and district.
Events included an open day at St Helen’s Church, Brant Broughton and at Pointon’s ‘Tin Tabernacle’ church – the Victorian ‘flat pack’ temporrary church of tin and wood is still in use today as a village church and drop-in centre – plus a celebration of farming at Silk Willoughby church on all four days.
Heckington Windmill opened to the public with guided tours on the Saturday and Sunday with bread demonstrations and the brewery, tea room and shop were open.
St Andrew’s Church at Folkingham had a walk around guide with display by the local history group and Welbourn’s Victorian forge and farrier’s workshop, restored earth privy, display of blacksmithing and ironworking, photographs and memorabilia was popular too.