Sunday 4th – Friday 10th July 2021

Last year this meeting was a victim of Covid and, at the time of writing, it is still not clear
that it will be possible to hold it. But the majority of those who had booked last year are
keen to come this year, and there will be space for some who had not been able to book last
year to come this year. Assuming that travel within Britain is allowed, we have devised a
shorter programme which will involve predominantly open air venues or very large buildings
(ie Lincoln Cathedral, Boston Stump) and the hotel has assured us that they have ‘Covid
secure’ arrangements in place for meals and lectures. We are advising travel in private cars
and lunches will probably be picnics.

The meeting will be under the guidance of Nick and Eva Moore and we will be devoting
Monday and Tuesday to the city of Lincoln (on foot) and Wednesday to open air sites such
as Tattershall and Old Bolingbroke Castles, and Thursday to a tour of Boston. Other site
visits in the direction of Newark might be organised for Friday morning.

The venue is The Lincoln Hotel, which is immediately to the north of Lincoln Cathedral in the
centre of “Uphill Lincoln”. Unlike last year, we have booked all the rooms as standard
quality. If you would like a different category please contact Eva and she will see if she can
arrange this. 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. We enclose the
normal form, but do not send money at this stage. But please send the form as soon as you
are confident and certainly by the end of April. For enquiries about the programme etc
please contact Nick or Eva at . We would advise that all
those attending should have been vaccinated.


Sunday 4th July
Arrive early evening After dinner: Talk on cathedral.

Monday 5th
July Cathedral and Castle.
Walking tour of Minster Yard and buildings surrounding the Cathedral. Guide Nick Moore.
Guided tour of Cathedral and Wren Library
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 : Mick Jones on the Archaeology of Lincoln city.

Tuesday 6th
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.
Continue tour down to Greyfriars and Posterngate (Roman gateway)
Lunch picnic or cafes depending on the situation at the time
Visit to late mediaeval Guildhall in the Stonebow (guide Colin Hill) abutting the Roman wall
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.
After dinner; Inauguration of Dr Eurwyn William as President, and Presidential address.
‘”Let use be preferred to uniformity”: the study of vernacular architecture in Wales’

Wednesday 7th July 
Trip to Tattershall and Bolingbroke
Mud & Stud Cottages at Thimbleby. Perambulation (Nick Moore)
Tattershall Castle. Guide Prof Michael Jones.
Lunch in Tattershall Collegiate church.
Old Bolingbroke Castle
After dinner: Talk by Neil Wright on The town of Boston

Thursday 8th
July Trip to Boston
Walking tour of Boston with Neil Wright.
Boston Guildhall and Museum.
Lunch in the Banqueting Hall (v. large) of the Guildhall (hopefully)
Tour of Boston ‘Stump’ : St Botolph’s Parish Church.
Leave Boston for Lincoln. Drop off at Temple Bruer Templar Preceptory if time is available.
Drive through typical Lincolnshire villages ‘on the Edge’

Friday 9th July
Depart via sites in vicinity of Newark.
If the Pandemic has significantly reduced, Nick and Eva are prepared to arrange other visits
on Friday and Saturday. The hotel has agreed to some flexibility in bookings.


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