SLHA The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology

Jews' Court, Steep Hill, Lincoln

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology is a registered charity that aims to promote greater awareness, interest and understanding of all aspects of the Cultural Heritage of Lincolnshire past and present.

The Society Office and Bookshop is located in a wonderful 12th century building in the heart of historic Lincoln. The bookshop is extensively stocked with new and second-hand books with a strong focus on Lincolnshire titles including many produced by the Society. A lively and diverse programme of events including talks, lectures, visits, family events and more is organised by the Society. Charges may apply for some of the events but everyone is very welcome to attend.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Bookshop Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Admission charges

Entry to the bookshop is FREE but admission charges apply to events.

Collection details

Weapons and War, Aviation, Archaeology, Social History, Maritime, Architecture, Archives, Agriculture

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Clayton and Shuttleworth manufactured Handley Page 0/400 bomber being towed out of the factory by a C&S tractor

Ploughshares into Swords

  • 12 November 2016 9:30am-4pm

An Industrial Heritage Day in Lincoln on the 12th November which will focus on the contribution that Lincoln’s Manufacturing Industries made to the Great War.
The First World War had a huge impact on Lincoln’s engineering companies and they quickly turned to the manufacture of a diverse range of military equipment and munitions for the armed forces. The Tank was developed and manufactured here and the city became one of the most important centres of aircraft production in the country. It also saw the recruitment of female labour into factories for the first time which would eventually lead to political emancipation. This conference opens with an introduction to Lincoln’s industries in the period leading up to the Great War and follows on with accounts of the principal activities, the products and the people who made them.
Talks will include ‘Lincolnshire’s Industries Leading up to 1914, and ‘Lincoln’s Industries in the Great War, both presented by Peter Robinson. Richard Pullen will give presentations entitled ‘Great War Tank Development’ and ‘The Tank Memorial’. Neil Wright will speak about ‘Women Munitions Workers’ and Charles Parker will give a lecture called ‘Aircraft Made in Lincoln’.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Christ's Hospital School
Wragby Road


Admission is £20.00 each - please book in advance by contacting or calling 01522 521337

SLHA The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology
Jews' Court
2-3 Steep Hill




01522 521337

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