13th July 2004

 

WHEELS IN MOTION FOR LOCAL HISTORY DAY

 

Local history enthusiasts can look forward to a trip down memory lane this weekend at the University of Lincoln.

 

The Local History Day, which is organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA) in partnership with the University of Lincoln, takes place on Saturday 17th July.

 

This year’s event is entitled ‘Out and About in Lincolnshire - Shanks’s Pony and Thereafter’ and will include talks relating to various aspects of transport throughout the county. 

 

As part of the event the SLHA will present the university with a complete collection of books they have published.  The full set of publications will be handed over to the university in a formal presentation at the start of the day.

 

“We are most grateful to the SLHA for this very generous donation,” said Dr Andrew Walker, principal lecturer in History.  “This will form a most valuable addition to the university’s local history book collection and will be of great benefit to our history students.

 

“We look forward to accommodating these books in the university’s new library, the former Great Central Warehouse.”

 

The first Local History Day took place in 2001 and has subsequently become an annual event attracting those with an interest in local history from around the county.

 

For more information about the day and booking details contact the SLHA on 01522 521337 or email slha@lincolnshirepast.org.uk

 

Staff and students at the university can contact Dr Philip Swan on 01522 886080.

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                   lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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