West Deeping Heritage Group has an annual programme of talks over the autumn, winter and spring months, finishing with an Annual General Meeting in March or April.
- Our talks are normally held in the Village Hall, King Street, West Deeping.
- Refreshments are available from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start.
- We vary the day of the week but our meetings are usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Everybody is welcome; there is no membership subscription. Admission is £2.50 at the door.
- Car parking is available behind the Village Hall but drivers should be aware that the entrance is narrow. Alternative parking at The Red Lion Public House, opposite the Village Hall.
Future talks for the remainder of this season are, regrettably, postponed. An AGM will be held when we start up again
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- Wednesday 25th March 2020 postponed until Tuesday 12th January 2021
- Wednesday 15th April 2020 postponed until Tuesday 13th October 2020
Pease, Puter and Piggs: a Lincolnshire village in the 16th and 17th centuries
David Mainwaring of Morton has studied hundreds of inventories and wills to build up a picture of a Lincolnshire village during the Tudor and Stuart period.
These detailed lists – of household furnishings and equipment, tradesmen’s tools and goods, even farmers’ crops and livestock – were made at the time of death, but give an intimate glimpse of everyday life.
(There is one such inventory in Lincolnshire Archives for John Corney, Gentleman, of West Deeping, who died in 1679. It lists the contents of each room in the house, thought to be West Deeping Manor – including the brewhouse where there were “a brewing copper, cooler tubs, an elting trough and a pair of quernes” and the yard and stables where there were besides a waggon and plough, “twelve neate beasts, four swine, three mares, one gelding a filly and a foal and fourteen sheep”. )
Strangers in Thorney
Dorothy Halfhide and Margaret Fletcher, of Thorney Society, talk about why an unusual group of agriculturalists came to be invited to settle in a small village on the edge of the fens in the 17th century, their influence on the landscape, their families and their struggles.
You might also want to hear talks presented for our neighbouring Heritage group. Deepings Heritage hold their meetings at the Deepings Academy, Deeping St James at 7.30 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month from September to May. Admission is £2 for visitors, £1 for members.