On March 19th nearly twenty people turned up at the village hall to hear Karen Maitland talk about her life and work – and what a truly fascinating evening it was!
Karen had come all the way from Devon to talk to the group and we hardly noticed how quickly the time was passing as she enthralled everyone with tales of her early life in war-torn Nigeria and her experiences with machete-wielding terrorists, right through to how she began her writing career.
Karen Maitland has written eight books, all on the themes of medieval murders, religion, ancient cults and legends and brutal penalties and punishments for often minor offences. The scope of her work ranges from the 12th to the 15th century and encompasses subjects including the Church, the inquisition, royalty, the plague, creatures of myth and the trials and tribulations of the populations at the time – some of it extremely gruesome! Read more →
Photographs and pre-1900 land records in the possession of the Allington and Sedgebrook History Society have been digitized using a digital camera and a scanner and uploaded to this website and to Flickr.
The original photographs have been protected as best as can be done in a normal building using conservation methods (Melinex® pockets inside a conservation standard box, from Conservation by Design)
Two hard copies were made for use for display and to be used for further copies thereby reducing the risk of damage to the originals.
The original land deeds dating from 1686 onwards are to be deposited in the Lincolnshire Archives as they are fragile and in need of professional storage. The deed from 1857 was retained, as this was in good condition and could still be used for display. This may also be transferred to the Archive if needed. Read more →
The village hall AGM and a couple of fundraisers are just around the corner.
The AGM will take place on Monday 14th April at 7.30 PM. The management committee is looking for help and support. They would also like to know what people want to see from Allington’s principle community building. This is your opportunity to have your say.
You can also support the village hall by attending two fundraising events.
There will be a coffee shop on Saturday 12th April in the Village Hall from 10:00 to 12:00. There will be a variety of filter coffees on offer together with a selection of teas and hot chocolate.
On 3 May there will be a Spring Fair in the Village Hall from 2:30 to 4:00. Attractions will include crafts, cards, lucky dip, jewellery, home made cakes, tombola, books, bric a brac and a fantastic raffle. Entry is £1 and includes refreshments. Under 12′s are free.