7.00pm at The Old Ship Pointon unless otherwise stated
January 8th - Public event - 'The Only Thing We Take Seriously is the Archeology' - a humorous talk by Dave Hibbitt on the digs Grantham Archeology Group have done in this area
February 2nd - The Gilbertine Lectures
Public event at The Village Hall, Billingborough. Start 10.30 am Speakers are Dr Nicholas Bennett
- 'Lincolnshire Cathedral Library and guidance about caring for aging documentation',
Paul Cope-Faulkner - 'Gilbert's Second House - History and archeology of Haverholme Priory',and John Wilford -
'St Gibert's First Urban Monatery: St Katherine's Priory Lincoln'.
February 5th - Members only - 5th Aniversary Meal + 'Who Do You Think It Is?' quiz
March 19th - AGM - An update on the Groups projects -Billingborough High Street and War memorials - Members only
April 30th - Public event - 'Bridge End Causeway'
June 11th -Trip to Ellys Manor, Great Ponton. Members (and guests)
23rd July - Summer Outing and Public event - Illustrated talk by Chris Lester - 'Water Supply to Lincolnshire Country Houses' - Public event
3rd August - A Gilbertine day - Public event
October 15th - 'Billingborough High Street' - Public event
December 3rd - Christmas Social evening - Members only
January 10th - Members evening
February 4th - The Gilbertine Lecture
Public event at St Andrews Church, Billingborough. Speakers are Glyn Coppack, Paul Cope-Faulkner and John Wilford. A full day starting at 9.30 am
February 7th - Third Anniversary meal - Members only
March 20th - AGM, followed by Stan Bristow's archive videos, including the Silver Jubilee in Billingborough
April 24th - A meeting with other Lincolnshire heritage groups and history societies at The Old Ship
May 19th - Visit to Aslackby Manor - members and their guests only
June 19th - 'Lincolnshire's Lost Villages- public event
July 24th - Summer outing to Wyles Manor near Donington - Members only
September 11th - 'Life on The Verge' - public event
October 30th - 'War Memorials in Leicestershire' - Public event
December 4th - 5 - 10 min slot by members and social evening - members only
January 11th - 'Life with the Reiber family in Billingborough from Prison of war to Present'
members and their guests (£2 per guest)
February 8th - 2nd aniversary meal - members only
March 12th (1-3pm) and March 13th (10am-2pm)-The Gilbertines in Lincolnshire Exhibition
Public event at Toller Court Room, Sandtgate, Horbling
March 12th 2pm- 3rd Annual Gibertine Lecture by Dr Janet Sorrentino
Public event at Toller Court Room, Sandtgate, Horbling
March 22nd - AGM - members only
May 3rd - 'Billingborough Boys on the Velt' - Public event
by Allan Stennett - Radio Lincolnshire presenter and author.
June 6th (MONDAY)- Talk and tour of Dowsby Hall - members only
talk and tour with Mr & Mrs Jennings (subject to their availability)
23 August - Summer evening outing. Talk and walk at Sempringham - members only
27th September - Presentation of Artifacts found on Billingborough Fen - members only
by Peter Barham
Noverber 1st - Lincolnshire Heritage At Risk - public event
by Michael Knapton of Heritage Licolnshire and Mike King
December 6th - 'About the Fens' - public event
by Rex Sly, fenland historian and author. His family had a farm on Sempringham Fen until 1970. Born in the Fens, the son of a farmer whose lineage in farming goes back to the 17th century he has painstakingly looked into the history of families who earned their living in a variety of trades in the Fens.
January 19th - House History- Ivy House
At 2 Folkingham Road. Members only
February 4th - Members' Annual Dinner
8pm The Three Kings Threckingham
February 6th - 2nd Annual Gilbertine Lecture 'Gilbert's Saints'
By Heather Josselyn Cranson (Organised by the Gilbertine Group)
March 2nd - Committee Meeting
March 9th - AGM (members)
April 13th - Duck Decoys - Open Meeting
By Roger Callow
Did you know that Duck Decoys were an important part of the local economy in the 18th Century? What were they? How did they work? Where were they and can we still see signs of them?
May 22nd - Inaugural Lincolnshire Walk
Starting at The Old Ship Pointon - launch of the Guided Walk Brochure. Times to be confirmed. (Organised by the Walking Group)
June 8th - Family History - Local Names
August 24th - 'How to Interpret Old Buildings'
by Mike King. Members only - meet at Billingborough Crossroads 7 pm
September 14th - Committee Meeting. 2,Folkingham Road
September 28th - Members only - an evening looking at Lincolnshire Life magazines.
Topsy Lodge Dowsby Fen Road 7pm onwards
November 2nd - 'Garden Heritage in South Lincolnshire' - Open Meeting
By Steffie Shields
Steffie Shields is a photographer, lecturer/ Cambridge tutor and garder writer. A Royal Photographic Society Licentiate, she speciaises in historic landscapes, gardens and plant portraiture, supplying Garden Matters Photographic Agency. Her work has been widely published and she is a regular contributor of illustrated articles to Lincolnshire Life. She is a member of the Garden Media Guild, Professional Garden Photographers Association, and Garden History Society. She has lectured country-wide, and is Vice-Chairman of the national charity the Association of Garden Trusts (AGT) and Vice-Chairman of the Lincolnshire Gardens Trust.
November 16th - Members' Social Evening and Review of Year's activities
The Car Dyke
7.00 pm Tuesday 15th September, The Old Ship Inn, Pointon
An illustrated talk by David Start of Heritage Lincolnshire.
A Railway Evening
7.00 pm 23 June 2009
This event, attended by 50 people, was held at The Old Ship Inn at Pointon. A talk on the historic Sleaford and Bourne Railway line was given by John Clark with other people bringing their memories and memorabilia. More
First Annual General Meeting
Took place at 7pm on Tuesday 17 March 2009 at 22 Ousemere Close, Billingborough.
The Group's first events were talks by Dr Kate Sykes of Oxford University entitled 'Gilbert Who?'. They took place on 3 February 2009 at Pointon Primary School, and on the 4 February at Billingborough Primary School
Dr Kate Sykes is a member of staff at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. She has studied
aspects of the life of St Gilbert and the Gilbertines as reflected in the title of her Phd Thesis
Katharine Sykes Brasenose College Oxford. August 2007 Doctor of Philosophy Thesis 'The origins of the Role of Master of the Order of Sempringham c1130 - c1230'
Kate came to talk to us about Gilbert the man. The person who found himself responsible for the spiritual and physical wellbeing of a group of people who wanted to share in community. He was their leader, but he did not himself belong to their community for several years.