Area: Lincolnshire

Category Antiquity

'AMES was born in 1987 and expanded from the small band of class attendees and local interested people into a national society of around 100 members. The aim of the Society, as stated in its Constitution, was, and still is, to promote and encourage interest in the History, Archaeology and Cultures of the ancient civilisations of the Near East. The new society was unique in the UK in embracing all countries of the Ancient Near East, including Egypt. We believe it is currently unique in this respect ... Benefits of Membership include ... talks by speakers who are acknowledged experts in their fields – at reduced members’ rates.'

Founded 1969: 'We have our own lecture room and observatory containing a 16 inch Newtonian/Cassegrain telescope as well as other smaller telescopes. Regular monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month with invited speakers who give talks on a range of astronomical topics ... We also run beginners’ sessions from September to May once a month on Friday evenings which are open to everyone'.

'One of the region's most popular and active clubs. We are an eclectic group of photographers, male and female, young and old, beginners and experienced. We meet to enjoy, share and improve our skills and our love for photography. We do this in many ways; club, regional and national competitions; also by submitting work for awards from various photographic societies. We have presentations from a variety of speakers, run regular competitions and also have practical sessions to help the less experienced members develop their skills.'

Category Grantham

Member of the Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

Category Lincolnshire

Member of the Local Nature Partnerships: England Grouping

'The aim of the Club is to share knowledge and experience amongst all members in a friendly atmosphere. We encourage our members’ interests in all aspects of photography by means of various events and exhibitions. Competitions are regularly held amongst our members for both prints and projected digital images. Our programme includes a mix of lectures, practical evenings and demonstrations showing how to get the best from your camera, computer or prints. New members are always welcome, just come along to try us out for a couple of weeks before deciding if you wish to commit to membership.'

'Aiming to encourage, improve and advance apiculture across the county of Lincolnshire and increase public awareness of the importance of bees in the environment. Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association (or LBKA) is made up of 10 districts, which cover the whole county. Each district has its own programme of meetings and events, and members are able to visit any LBKA district meeting and join in ... We aim to promote and provide an open and enthusiastic atmosphere at any of our events and all are welcome ... We also run events ourselves, either directly, or by one of our districts. These include the annual Spring and Autumn Lectures, the Lincoln District Bee Auction and the Bee Health Day.'

'Founded in 1990, the Lincolnshire Family History Society covers Holland, Kesteven & Lindsey, the three parts of our Historic County.'

Category Gardens Trusts

'The charity was set up in 1995 to bring like minded people together to share interests and skills for the benefit of gardens and gardening, and to encourage the next generation of gardeners ... Membership of Lincolnshire Gardens Trust is inexpensive and would give you the opportunity to: * Receive guided tours of gardens and parks (many not open to the public); * Hear experts talk about their special subject, often linked to a themed garden visit ...'

Category Louth

Member of the Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The Louth Naturalists' Antiquarian and Literary Society (Ants & Nats for short) was founded by a group of young men in 1884, who met each week to discuss local and natural history. The Louth Ants & Nats is still a thriving society today. As well as operating Louth Museum, the society owns and controls other historic buildings in the town. Our present-day aims : * To promote interest in and research into the history, natural history, archaeology and literature of Louth; * To organise lectures and excursions connected to the local history and natural history of our area; * To provide a museum for Louth and the local area, which is open to the public and tells the story of our town and its people.'

'We aim to further the art of photography in all its forms, and to support and encourage individuals whether novices or advanced workers in photography. We have a friendly, positive atmosphere for the benefit of all members and encourage visits by individuals or groups to and from clubs and societies with similar interests. We organise competitive and non-competitive events for the participation and enjoyment of all the members.'

'Established in 2005 to promote and encourage interest in the heritage of the Rase district– the Parishes of Market, Middle and West Rasen ... We run a full annual programme of meetings which sometimes means the venue is on location. Talks are arranged on a variety of heritage topics by visiting speakers and members.'

'RB Camera Group is a long-established photography club catering for beginners and experienced photographers alike. Weekly meetings are held in Nettleham Village Hall, Lincoln with a full programme of quality speakers, practical demonstrations and competitions. There is no obligation to join for the first few visits. See how you can improve your photographic skills and enjoy our warm friendly hospitality.'

Category Lincoln

Member of the RSPB - 1 East Midlands Grouping

'A group of enthusiastic photographers of varying ability. We meet twice a month on Tuesday evenings ... for educational & fun evenings; we try to get out and about in the summer. We have a number of competitions throughout the year, with local professionals to judge the photos. You are more than welcome to join us.'

Category Sleaford

Member of the Lincolnshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

Category Local Heritage

'SLHA promotes an interest in all aspects of Lincolnshire's heritage.'  Amongst a range of activities, the Society 'arranges lectures and other events about Lincolnshire’s history and archaeology'.

'Drawing on a rich heritage dating back to the 18th Century, Stamford Arts Centre is a thriving multi-arts venue that provides the opportunity to experience and participate in a wide selection of art forms from theatre, cinema, music and poetry to sculpture, dance, painting and drawing.'

Category Stamford

Member of The Arts Society - 1 East Midlands Grouping

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