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WALK: the Stamford Canal: 10 am Saturday 18th May 2019

There’s an opportunity to join a guided walk,  starting from The Bertie Arms, Uffington, along part of the former course of the Stamford Canal, including privately-owned sections not normally open to the public, at the canal’s junction with the River Gwash and at Copthill.

Crayon Drawing of Stamford Canal at Uffington Bridge. A reconstruction by Nelson Dawson 1930s

Uffington Bridge

West Deeping Heritage Group supporters will remember the Heritage Lottery funded project of 2013, when several of us put in a lot of effort to research this historic navigation and raise awareness of its significance. We consulted the experts, created a photographic record of the remaining traces, gathered together copies of the scattered archives, installed interpretation boards, developed this website and published a walk leaflet for the West Deeping and Tallington section of the Stamford Canal. 

For everybody who sticks to the public footpath on the Uffington estate or missed the chance to investigate the Copthill section, here is the opportunity to explore, with the landowners’ permission.

It’s free for anybody who is on West Deeping Heritage Group’s contact list, as well as members of FRAG (Fane Road Archaeology Group).

Please register using the following link to the  FRAG website

Meet in the car park of The Bertie Arms, Uffington at 10 am. The walk will be a circular route of about 4 miles, stopping occasionally for a breather and some information about the history of the canal.  From Uffington Bridge, there is an option of making a diversion into the grounds of Copthill School, and a final visit  to the Bertie Arms for those who would like refreshment! Further details, if required,  from Maggie Ashcroft, West Deeping Heritage Group

 

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Researching local WW1 servicemen for West Deeping Heritage Group’s next talk

Wednesday 25th November   “We will remember them”

  • At West Deeping Village Hall
  • Refreshments from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 start
  • Admission £2.50 on the door.

Revd Martin Brebner talks about his research on the Roll of Honour for the Uffington Group of parishes, which includes Barholm, Braceborough, Greatford, Tallington, Uffington and West Deeping.  He went far beyond the memorials in local churches (even to the battlefields) in the quest for photographs, service records and commonwealth war graves.

Martin has prepared a series of information sheets on those who lost their lives which will be displayed at the talk.

Also on display – in folders – will be the Poster Gallery previously shown at “The Deepings Remember” exhibition in November 2014. This includes several West Deeping people, some of whom died, others who survived. 

Deepings Poster Gallery

The Deepings Remember 1914 to 1918 Poster Gallery

 

 

February talk

 

West Deeping Heritage Group welcomes all supporters and new visitors to our February talk.

Tuesday 24th February 2015: Dr Nicholas Sheehan of Uffington, Lincolnshire

Uffington Village signUffington revisited

What began as idle curiosity about a cryptically-named spinney on the outskirts of the village quickly developed into a quest to produce a definitive account of Uffington’s history from the Conquest to the present day.

 

West Deeping Village Hall, King Street (opposite The Red Lion)

Refreshments from 7pm: talks start at 7.30pm; Admission £2.50 (on the door)

For dates and details of future talks see our New Year poster

New Year programme of talks

 

West Deeping Heritage Group welcomes all supporters and new visitors to our programme of talks for 2015.

Tuesday 20th January 2015: David Dykes of Clare Cottage talks about

John Clare: the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet John Clare

John Clare may have shared the spoken and written dialect of the local labourers, but they were not his intended audience. It was only through the patronage of the local aristocracy that his work reached the educated classes!

West Deeping Village Hall, King Street (opposite The Red Lion)

Refreshments from 7pm: talks start at 7.30pm; Admission £2.50 (on the door)

For dates and details of future talks see our New Year poster

 

 

Dr Barry Barton talks about the Stamford Canal

Anyone who is interested in the Stamford Canal, or the Welland Navigation and who missed Dr Barry Barton’s talk at West Deeping in July 2013 won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear him talk in more detail about the history of the canal on Saturday 1st March 2014 at 2.30 p.m. at Uffington Village Hall.  Archives, photographs and a digital record of West Deeping Heritage Group’s recent project will be on display for the afternoon.

Uffington Bridge, Barnack Road

Uffington Bridge

Dr Barton is a member of the national Panel for Historic Engineering Works, for the Institution of Chartered  Engineers.  He carried out extensive research on the Stamford Canal the 1990s, resulting in its being listed as a Historical Engineering Work, along with Uffington Bridge.

In aid of the Village Hall roof, with tea and cakes, tickets £10.      Contact Michael Crowe 01780 762490