Heart of Lincs Newsletter - September 2022

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Heritage Open Days 2022 - What will you discover?

Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate history and culture.

Heritage Open Days is your once-a-year chance to discover some of Lincolnshire's rarely seen historic treasures, with exciting experiences that bring local history and culture to life, for free!

This year's theme is 'Inside Out - Lincolnshire's Landscape of Industry, Design and Innovation', and you'll have the chance to explore the beautiful features of historic St Denys Parish Church, step inside the rarely-opened Almshouse Chapel in Sleaford and many more heritage gems.

There will also be special events and displays including Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum's 'Reach for the Skies, Frank Whittle Story', walking tours with Sleaford Museum and more!

Click here for the full list of things to do in Lincolnshire throughout Heritage Open Days.

9th-18th September


It's an Eventful day in Sleaford this Saturday 3rd September


This Saturday is the perfect day to discover this thriving market town in the Heart of Lincs.

Shop local and pick up something unique at one of the three markets happening throughout the town:

🥦 Farmer's Market in the Market Place

🌮 Street Food & Artisan Market in Millstream Square

🎨 Craft Market, Navigation House

There's also the Town Crier Competition in the Market Place, an impressive Classic Car & Motorcycle Show in Lafford Terrace and live music and good food at The Ivy on Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for timings and more details.


Wings and Wheels at the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC)

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Join the teams from the IBCC and Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire as they bring together the motorised heritage of the county.

This free family event celebrates the heritage that is to be found across “Bomber County”, with Classic Cars & Bikes from across the region, representatives from many regional aviation heritage sites, 1940's music, children's activities, flypasts from the RAF BBMF Lancaster and Spitfire and much more!

The IBCC has been created to provide a world-class facility to serve as a point for recognition, remembrance and reconciliation for Bomber Command.

Visit their website for opening times and details of more upcoming events.

Sunday 4th September, 10am - 4pm

Photo of the Month

BBH to Hykeham

Image credit - Michelle T, Bracebridge Heath

Have you taken a beautiful photo of the district that you'd like to share?

Thanks to Michelle for this month's beautiful sunset photograph showcasing the Lincolnshire landscape of Bracebridge Heath looking over to North Hykeham.

Email heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk with your favourite photo and you could feature in our next newsletter!

Thank you to those who said hello at Heckington Show!

Coggs - Heckington

We had a great time at Heckington Show this year. 

A big thank you to those who entered the competition to win a Milling Experience at Cogglesford Watermill - we'll be announcing the winner on our social media channels in the next couple of weeks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

The winner will also be notified by email.

Explore, discover and enjoy the Heart of Lincs

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There's something for every age in North Kesteven, whatever the weather!

Click on the image above to enjoy a video showcasing some great places to visit in the Heart of Lincs.

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September Events and Activities

Friday 2nd Sept

Apple Harvest: Mrs Smith's Cottage

Saturday 3rd Sept

Open Day: Welbourn Forge

Transport Festival: Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

Apple Harvest: Mrs Smith's Cottage

Steaming & Milling Day: Heckington Windmill

Craft Market: Navigation House

Street Food & Artisan Market: Millstream Square

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show: Lafford Terrace, Sleaford

Town Crier Competition: Market Place, Sleaford

Thank Folk Festival: The Ivy, Sleaford

Pottery Day: Hub - Sleaford

Sunday 4th Sept

Apple Harvest: Mrs Smith's Cottage

‘Wings and Wheels’: International Bomber Command Centre

Thank Folk Festival: The Ivy, Sleaford

Wednesday 7th Sept

Nature Tots: Whisby Nature Park

BeVox Choir Taster Session: The Grandstand, Lincoln

Friday 9th Sept

 NavenBEES Early Years Group: Mrs Smith’s Cottage

Heritage Open Days 2022 opens: Venues across Lincolnshire

'Reach for the Skies: the Frank Whittle Story' exhibition opens: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

As You Like It – Lord Chamberlain’s Men:  International Bomber Command Centre

Saturday 10th Sept

 Walking Tours, Southgate & Jermyn Street: Sleaford Museum

Horticultural Society Produce & Flower Show: The Grandstand, Lincoln

Iron Age & Roman Archeology Revealed: Norton Disney

Sunday 11th Sept

Milling Day: Cogglesford Watermill

 Walking Tours, Northgate & Market Place: Sleaford Museum

Sculpture Exhibition ends: Doddington Hall

Monday 12th Sept

Coppice Crafting: Hill Holt Wood

Tuesday 13th - Thursday 15th Sept

Lincoln Guildhall & Postern Gate Tours: Guildhall & Stonebow, Lincoln

Saturday 17th Sept

Life on the Home Front:  International Bomber Command Centre

 Walking Tours, Westgate & Sleaford Castle: Sleaford Museum

Autumn Forage: Hill Holt Wood

Family Fun Day & Dog Show: Bernadette House, Lincoln

Sunday 18th Sept

 Walking Tours, Westgate & Sleaford Castle: Sleaford Museum

Lincoln City Half Marathon: Boultham Park

Friday 23rd Sept

IBCC September Soiree:  International Bomber Command Centre

Saturday 24th Sept

Harvest Family Fun Day: Heckington Windmil

Apple Day: Mrs Smith's Cottage

Craft Club: Mrs Smith's Cottage

Harvest Festival Weekend: Cogglesford Watermill

Sunday 25th Sept

Harvest Festival Weekend: Cogglesford Watermill

Harvest Family Fun Day: Heckington Windmill

Friday 30th Sept

Luna Cinema: Lincoln Castle

If you have any events you'd like us to include on our 'What's On' calendar, send us an email: heartoflincs@n-kesteven.gov.uk