Spalding Gentlemen’s Society
The centrepiece of the exhibition is the manuscript volume “Armes and Memoires”, which is believed to have been started in the 1710s or 1720s and seems to have been intended as a reference work. Johnson’s personal connection to many of the families makes “Armes and Memoires” an invaluable source for Lincolnshire history.
The exhibition includes a reproduction of the entire manuscript that you are welcome to browse and use to explore your family history.
Also in the exhibition are objects, books and letters from the Museum that give a sense of the personal, communal and sociable nature of the SGS’s early meetings. Display boards provide information about other notable members, including Sir Isaac Newton and Dr William Stukeley.
Ayscoughfee Hall is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30 to 4.00 and the exhibition runs until the end of March. Admission is free.