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Our next Open Meeting and Book Launch
will be on
Saturday November 23rd 2019
at St Peter at Gowts church hall, Sibthorp Street, Lincoln
Doors open 9.30am; Launch begins 9.30am with talks by booklet contributors until 12 noon. Refreshments available. 
All welcome, admission free. 
Learn about George Boole's Lincoln, buy booklets at reduced prices 
and join The Survey Of Lincoln

Chapters:

ANDREW WALKER   Introduction

SUSAN PAYNE         Key dates in George Boole’s life with particular reference to Lincoln

MALCOLM SMITH     The significance of George Boole’s work

BERYL GEORGE      34 Silver Street: George Boole’s birthplace

ROB WHEELER        Robert Hall’s Academy at Waddington

ROB WHEELER        George Boole’s school and the move to Pottergate

LESLEY CLARKE      George Boole and the Lincoln Mechanics’ Institute

ANDREW WALKER   Accommodating a thirst for knowledge in George Boole’s Lincoln

ANDREW J.H. JACKSON  The provincial press and local and regional life during the first half of the nineteenth century

RICHARD SKIPWORTH  George Boole and the Chartist

GEOFF TANN            Lincoln Saving Bank and Lincoln Benefit Building Society

DAVE WATT              A modern street map of Lincoln showing places associated with George Boole, with the sites of memorials erected in his honour

ADAM CARTWRIGHT The arrival of the railways

BERYL GEORGE      The building of the first Lincoln Corn Exchange

BERYL GEORGE      Lincoln’s changing centre, 1815-49

MICHAEL J. JONES Antiquaries and archaeologists in early-Victorian Lincoln

NIGEL HORNER AND ROB GOEMANS The Lincoln Asylum – innovations in treatment

GEOFF TANN            Lincoln contemporaries’ appreciation of George Boole

ANDREW WALKER   The Boole Window, Lincoln Cathedral

SUSAN PAYNE         The centenary of George Boole’s death and the plaque at Pottergate, 1964

DAVE KENYON         George Boole: A personal journey to the High Street plaque

ANDREW WALKER   Recent memorials to George Boole in Lincoln

SUSAN PAYNE         The George Boole (Rollett) Collection

 

For further details, please email Geoff Tann at solsecretary@gmail.com

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Shops and Shopping in Lincoln: A History (£7.50) Our 2018 booklet.



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What is The Survey of Lincoln?

We are a Lincoln-based group of people who are interested in the history of the city, especially its older buildings & other features left as visible traces of past activity. We research varied aspects of a different area or aspect of Lincoln each year, publishing our findings in illustrated affordable booklets. 

Members receive a copy of The Survey of Lincoln’s newsletter The Lincoln Enquirer, twice a year. Members are invited to the AGM (June) and to Open Meetings where short talks relating to Lincoln’s history are presented & discounts are offered on The Survey of Lincoln’s publications. 

This website contains most of our previous newsletters and details of our growing number of publications. It also holds material which we have not published elsewhere.

To contact us please email solsecretary@gmail.com or write to The Secretary, The Survey of Lincoln, c/o 23 Spa Buildings, Lincoln. LN2 5AU. 

Chairman's Introduction

The Chairman's baton has been passed on four times now. Throughout the years the position has been held by an Archaeologist, a Historian, an Archivist (my thanks to Chris Johnson for all the wisdom, knowledge, guidance and patience imparted over a most effective reign) and now an Engineer!
 In all these I'm sure that there has been and will be one unifying factor: a respect of and concern for our own City of Lincoln. 

An Engineer for 40 years before the inevitable redundancy "Friday this place is a factory, Monday it will be history" - some of my recollections are published as the chapter 'He's gone to the foundry' in our booklet Boultham and Swallowbeck: Lincoln's south-western suburbs (A. Walker edited, 2013).

In 1999, a few months before the final closure of the Ruston Bucyrus site I was made redundant. Having been for some years an Industrial Volunteer at the Museum of lincolnshire life, and having completed an external conservation course with Nottingham University, I was offered a 'front of house' position at the Museum of Lincs Life and this eventually led to supervision of the volunteer group.

A final retirement in 2013 has confirmed my belief that retirement can be a 'many splendoured thing'. In addition to membership of The Survey of Lincoln, the SLHA Vernacular Architecture and Industrial Archaeology teams, and industrial advisor to the Lincoln city council Historic Environment Panel, it is good to keep in touch with spanners at the Dogdyke Drainage Station. 

We must all be conscious of the rapidity with which the built environment of the City is changing. I hope that when this baton is next passed on, The Survey of Lincoln will still be contributing to the documented knowledge of our past and when necessary will remain an effective voice of conscience against those forces that would give us a city not worthy of its past. 

I would urge all members, and others, to keep themselves appraised of proposals currently affecting Lincs County Council Heritage Services, and not to hesitate to put pen to paper to relevant councillors to express opposition or support as appropriate for their various intentions. 

Derek Broughton  
Chairman, The Survey of Lincoln 2017 - 















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