Events & talks2022Programme for 2022Visit to Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill, Wednesday 18th May, 2022Anglesey Abbey, Gardens & Lode Mill is one of the National Trust’s key properties and was 7th in their paying for entry sites. Lord Fairhaven lived at Anglesey Abbey from 1926 until his death in 1966. During that time, he created a comfortable country home which contains an eclectic collection of antiquities dating from the early Tudor period to the 1960’s. The gardens have sweeping avenues, classical statuary and flower borders. The house is 600 yards from the main Reception. For those who are less able, an electric buggy runs to and from the house. An individual electric buggy can be hired for 2 hours, but must be pre booked directly by you, on Tel. 01223 810086. The restaurant ‘Redwoods’ serves a good selection for lunches and afternoon teas. Admission is free to National Trust members and £14.25 for non members. The coach cost per person is £24.8.15 Depart Lincoln, from The Lincoln Hotel. 8.10am Pick up from Waitrose. There will be no comfort break on the journey. 10.15 Approximate arrival at Anglesey. The ‘Redwoods’ restaurant will be open for coffee etc. 16.15 Depart from Anglesey Abbey. Click here for further information and a booking form Talk by Dr Jim Cheshire at The Collection2.00pm Wednesday 8th June 2022.A Victorian Revival of Stained Glass.Stained glass was revived with great enthusiasm by Victorian advocates of medieval art: this was the ‘lost’ form if art that was ripe for rediscovery. But, despite the surge of interest in the medium, few could agree on what ‘modern’ stained glass should look like: should Victorian stained glass resemble medieval stained glass or develop in line with contemporary art? This talk will explore this debate through looking at a range of Victorian windows including many excellent examples from Lincoln Cathedral. The cost will be £8 per member and £10 for non-members. The Collection Museum is closed to the public on Wednesday but will open its doors for the Friends at 1.30 on the 8th June. The Cafe will also be opened for us. Click here for further information and a booking form.A Visit to Flag Fen & Clare CottageThursday 16th June 2022Departing from Lincoln Hotel 8.45 and Waitrose car park 9.00am, return about 6pmFlag Fen near Peterborough is the site of a Bronze Age causeway across the fen. Developed about 3500 years ago it consists of more than 60,000 timbers. Arranged in five long rows to create a way across the wet fenland. Partway across the structure a small island was formed and from the items associated with it scholars have concluded it was of religious significance.Clare Cottage at Helpston was the home of John Clare, widely regarded as one of the greatest English poets. He lived in the village from 1793 to 1832 at a time of significant change to English rural life – particularly seeing first-hand the impact of Enclosures.Click here for further details and a booking formTBC JulyVisit to be arranged Possibly Newstead or GrimsthorpeAugust SocialLocal Venue to be confirmedA Four Day Holiday in GloucestershireSunday 18th to Wed 21st September 2022Staying at the Best Western Hotel Robinswood GloucesterThe cost will be £375 pp for double rooms and £415 for singles which will include a guided tour of Rodmarton Manor (Arts and Crafts). The accommodation includes a three-course evening meal and full English breakfast and all coach travel is included.Other visits to be charged separately will be arranged such as Gloucester Cathedral, the town and the docks, Berkeley Castle, Chedworth Roman Villa and venues on the outward and return journeys.A deposit of £60 per person will be required by 31st March but to enable us to proceed it would be good to know your intentions in February. Vacancies may be open to non-members after the 28th February but please book a guest if you wish.Click here for further details and a booking formAdditional events may be arranged during the year, as the opportunity arises. Keep checking back on this web site.We are a Registered Charity directing all proceeds from subscriptions and events towards the acquisition, conservation, display and promotion of exhibits at Lincoln’s Museums and Gallery.