Seasonal Notes from Dr David Sheppard

September Note As the winds turn and come from the north, the smell of autumn is in the air. Most of the sights and sounds of summer have now gone and everywhere there is preparation for winter. There is still some activity on the few wild plants that are still in flower. The Large White, Greenveined White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies can still be found searching for nectar from marsh and creeping thistles. The Green-veined White will not survive the winter as an adult but its progeny will survive as pupae to emerge early next spring. The Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock, along with Comma and Brimstone, will hibernate as adults, sometimes inside the church itsel

Spirit of Sutterby - feedback survey

We would be very grateful for your help. The project has been running for some months now. We have deliberately avoided bombarding you with feedback forms. However, like all funded projects, we do need feedback, not only for our funders but also to enable us to improve your enjoyment of the project. Your thoughts and opinions are important, whether you have attended one event, all the events or are just participating from afar. We have designed a survey with 10 short, easy questions, which can be found at: All you need to do is double click on the above link in blue and you will be taken straight to the survey. If you have any difficulty, please copy and paste

Palaeography 2 The Return of Paul Dryburgh - Friday October 3rd 10am – 3.30pm Franklin Hall, Spilsby

A Workshop for all those interested in delving into Sutterby’s old records and documents, of which there are a lot! This is an opportunity to learn from Dr Paul Dryburgh of the National Archives. We know from his last visit that he is a patient and inspiring teacher and we are so pleased that he has agreed to return to Spilsby. The Workshop will be in 2 parts. In the morning Paul will give a practical introduction to the pleasures of deciphering old documents and handwriting. No Latin…but recognising that some documents do look as if they are written in a foreign language. (This session is also open to those of us who have already had an introduction, but may feel the need for a little refr

Free Workshop - The Story in the Stones

A workshop led by Prof David Stocker. Learn how to decipher the history of changes and alterations in a stone wall. Thursday 11 September 2014 - see events calendar for further details Numbers limited. Booking essential so please contact Denise on 01790 754079 or