Bricks and Bones Heritage Activities 2018

We are very excited to announce that the next phase of the Bricks and Bones project is now underway!

All Bricks and Bones 2018 events are bookable via Banks Newton Heritage’s page.

Banks Newton Heritage are please to be able to offer another chance to enjoy a variety of FREE heritage events in the Wigford area of the Lower High Street, Lincoln. There are a variety of events planned, open to all ages (please see individual events for more details).

We are delighted to be able to offer Children’s University Stamps for our activities. For each of our ‘drop in’ sessions 1 stamp will be available. Please come back to visit as we will be adding more events, including some in the school holidays and an exciting community archaeology excavation!

Scroll down to have a look at the dates available and please get involved.


THE WIGFORD BIG DIG 2018
Our community-based archaeological dig is now underway !!!!
The site is on the corner of Sibthorp Street in the Wigford suburb of Lincoln.
It will run from the end of July into early August.
The arrangements for this exciting event are now available and can be found on the dig homepage —> Wigford Big Dig
You can also keep up to date with progress by visiting the Gallery Page.
All welcome – feel free to come on down.


Wigford & Sincil Bank Biodiversity Project
As well as looking at the Heritage resources within the area the Bricks & Bones project with be using this biodiversity project to look at the natural resources too.
So for something a little different why not come and share your interest in nature and explore the urban wildlife to be found within the project area.
Ideal for all ages.
Meet at St Peter at Gowts church hall, Sibthorp Street at 10am on Friday 10th August.

Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.


Heritage Walk No. 2 – Monday 13th August 2018.
A second chance to participate in the “Forgotten Lincoln” guided walk.

“Forgotten Lincoln – The History and Heritage of the Lower High Street”.

We are delighted to offer a FREE guided walk along the the High Street (Lincoln) from St Mary-Le-Wigford Church (next to the railway station) to St Catherine’s Church at South Park roundabout exploring the area’s rich heritage, architecture and culture.

The walk will be roughly 2 hours long with a number of stops along the way.
The route has no accessibility issues and there will an opportunity for refreshments half way through the walk.
Meet at St Mary-Le-Wigford church at 10am.

Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.


Heritage Arts – Roman Pottery Workshop – Thursday 16th August 2018.

Drop in anytime between 11.00am – 2.00pm
St Peter at Gowts Church Hall, Sibthorp Street, Lincoln.

Discover the wide variety of ceramics used by people who lived in Wigford, Lincoln during the Roman period.
Guided by an archaeologist you can handle real Roman pots and then make your own at our clay workshop.

All clay and equipment will be provided and no previous experience is necessary.
Refreshments will be provided and this event is FREE and open to all ages.

Register your interest via our Eventbrite page.


Heritage Arts Session – Tuesday 21st August 2018.

Drop in anytime between 11.00am – 2.00pm
St Peter at Gowts Church Hall, Sibthorp Street, Lincoln.

We are excited for this second opportunity to work with Lorena Jane from Take Part in Art.
Come and enjoy some heritage arts taster activities. There will be an opportunity to make a non-ceramic mosaic, be inspired by medieval illuminated manuscripts and create your own in acrylics or emulate historical architecture using mixed media and collage. Try one, two or all three. Drop by and Take Part in Art!

All equipment is provided and no previous experience is needed.
Refreshments will be provided and this event is FREE and open to all ages. There is something for everyone!

Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.



Experimental Archaeology – Smokehouse Construction 

Meet both days at 10am at St Peter at Gowts Church Hall, Sibthorp Street, Lincoln.
Wednesday 17th October 2018: Recreate a smokehouse using traditional methods.

Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.

Thursday 18th October 2018: Smoke your own food!

Register your interest on our Eventbrite page.


Heritage Food Event

Bricks and Bones 2018 will conclude this Autumn with a heritage food festival. Come and discover the culinary influences to be found on the Lower High Street. More information to follow – please come and check the website for more details.