CAMBRIAN SUMMER MEETING 2020 IN LINCOLN Saturday 4th – Saturday 11th July


This year we are visiting the City of Lincoln and Lincolnshire for a full week, under the guidance of
Nick and Eva Moore. Many will know them for their book-selling business, Castle Books, a source
of many good Welsh history books on Cambrians’ shelves and a guarantee of the deep knowledge
of history and archaeology of our organisers. We will be devoting two full days to the city of
Lincoln (on foot) and four days (in a coach) to other notable regions of this large county with a
fascinating history of settlement and architectural development in a context interestingly unlike

The venue is the Lincoln Hotel, which is immediately to the north of Lincoln Cathedral in the
centre of “Uphill Lincoln”. The variation in room cost reflects the fine views over the Cathedral
from the front. We have booked a certain number of varied rooms, but there are other hotels etc
nearby for late comers, who will be welcome at dinner (£30). Parking at The Lincoln is free for
residents, otherwise there is a charge. Please remember to bring your National Trust and Cadw
cards (free entry to English Heritage sites).

Please book through CAA and do not contact the hotel at the initial stage. For enquiries about the
programme etc please contact Nick or Eva at There may be small
changes; the programme is not set in stone at this stage.

The railway station is in “Downhill Lincoln” and Cambrians coming by train should take a taxi (c£5)
or a bus from the nearby City Bus Station to get to the hotel. The train trip from Cardiff takes
c.5hrs. Driving from Welshpool is c3.5 hrs. If several are arriving on the same train we could book
taxis in advance (contact the Moores).

Sat. evening: Evensong in Lincoln Cathedral at 5.30; Mass
at St Hugh’s Catholic Church at 5pm.

Sunday Service in the Cathedral at 7.45am


Saturday 4th July

Optional early afternoon visit to the nearby Lincolnshire Life Museum. Guide Chris Page.

Late afternoon walk, led by Dr Mick Jones and Nick Moore to see Roman remains in vicinity of hotel:
Roman Eastgate, Newport Arch, Colonia walls and Roman basilica wall “Mint wall”.

After dinner: Introductory talk by Dr M Jones on the Archaeology and History of Lincoln city.

Sunday 5th July

Trip to Tattershall

Mud and Stud Cottages at Thimbleby. Perambulation (Nick Moore)

Tattershall Castle. Guide Prof Michael Jones.

Lunch in Tattershall Collegiate church.

Dogdyke Pumping Station. Guide Chris Page. Small museum illustrating Fenland drainage. The
steam and diesel engines will be working.

After dinner: Talk by Nigel Burn on Lincoln Cathedral and Castle.

Monday 6th July

Cathedral and Castle

Walking tour of Minster Yard and buildings surrounding the Cathedral. Guide Nick Moore.

Guided tour of Cathedral and Wren Library

Lunch in the Cathedral Centre

After lunch meet in the Castle Grounds – Visit to the Prison and Magna Carta display.

Walk round castle walls with views over Lincoln.

After dinner : Inauguration of Prof Michael Jones as President and Presidential address.

Tuesday 7th July

Downhill Lincoln

Guided walk with Nick Moore down ‘Steep Hill’ passing Norman houses, Jew’s Court (premises of
Soc Lincoln Hist & Arch) to visit the Collection Museum and Usher Gallery.

Continue tour down to Greyfriars and Posterngate (Roman gateway)

Find own lunch in area of Stonebow – suggestions will be made.

Visit to Guildhall in the Stonebow (guide Colin Hill) where CAA AGM will be held in the Council
Chamber. Continue the walk down the High Street to St Mary le Wigford and Brayford Pool.

The rest of the afternoon is flexible. The walk can continue to St Mary’s Guildhall. If some
Cambrians wish to visit shops they can break away. The new City bus station is in Sincil Street, near
the Railway Station with buses back to the Hotel.

After dinner: Talk by Neil Wright on The town of Boston

Wednesday 8th July

Trip to Boston

Walking tour of Boston with Neil Wright.

Boston Guildhall and Museum.

Lunch in the Banqueting Hall of the Guildhall

Tour of Boston Stump.

Leave Boston for Lincoln. Drop off at Temple Bruer Templar Preceptory if time is available.

Drive through typical Lincolnshire villages ‘on the Edge’.

After dinner talk TBA

Thursday 9th July

Trip to North Lincolnshire

Snarford Church. Guide Nick Moore

Gainsthorpe. Deserted Medieval Village.

Lunch at Barton Tileworks with views of the Humber Bridge

St Peter’s Church (Anglo Saxon). Guide Glynn Coppack

Goxhill ‘Priory’ & Thornton Abbey. Guide Glynn Coppack.

Drive past Wrawby Post Mill.

Later dinner and probably only a short talk TBA

Friday 10th July

Grantham & Harlaxton

Walking tour of Grantham with Dr John Manterfield.

Grantham Church and perhaps the Grammar
School where Newton was educated.

Lunch at the Angel Hotel and talk by John Manterfield

Harlaxton Manor, designed by Salvin. Tour round Harlaxton with their guide.

After dinner: Entertainment: Tom Lane and Lincolnshire Folk Songs.

Saturday 11th July Depart or a further walk in Lincoln, if desired.