NEW! We are pleased to announce that our new Great War naval exhibition at our Museum here at the Manor House Stables is ready to view!
Our Open Day will be on Sunday 24th July, 10am to 4pm. As usual, Michael will be there to talk about the exhibition and to answer any questions about the First World War. I will be there serving up coffees, teas and trench cake. Although there will be an emphasis on the naval aspects of the Great War, we will also continue to display the Scopwick House and VAD Hospital information and memorabilia, alongside other original exhibits. Entry is free, but donations gratefully accepted. For more information, please get in touch.
Background to the exhibition – A visit we made to Orkney at the beginning of June to see the ‘Poppies: Weeping Window’ at St. Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall also included a visit to the Naval Museum at Lyness on Hoy and the Kitchener’s Memorial off Marwick Bay. We are now planning a new display called ‘Remembering those who lost their lives at Sea – 1916’ . This will concentrate on the Lincolnshire lads who lost their lives at the Battle of Jutland which took place on 31st May 1916 and the sinking of the H.M.S. Hampshire off the coast of Orkney on the 5th June 1916. 737 men lost their lives in this one incident, including Field Marshal Lord Kitchener and 10 young men from Lincolnshire.
We are also researching any local naval connections, so if anyone has any relatives who were involved in these terrible tragedies we would love to hear their stories!
This exhibit will also be on show at the Heckington Show on the 30th and 31st July.