This site is home to the Kirton in Lindsey Society — an active civic and history society based in Kirton in Lindsey, North Lincolnshire since 1987. We hold regular meetings, trips and talks. Enquiries about the local area and family history are welcomed, as are all members, existing and new, young and old. For any information please contact us.

You can find out all about us and view some of our activities and pictures from our archives. Have a browse in the shop and see if we can help you solve that awkward present!

Do you have links with Kirton in Lindsey? If so, we'd love to hear your story so do contact us.



30 Years of unearthing Kirton's past!

September 2017 is the start of our 30th year as a society and, to celebrate, we have a few additional events this year as well as our usual usual programme of talks and visits.Take a look below and on our events page for details.

Next meeting:

Tuesday 28th November 7.30pm - Change of Programme

Due to family bereavement, Chris Bailey is unable to give his talk on HMS Biter 1943-44

Instead Mike Credland will give a talk on 'A Tommy Goes to War'.
He will go through what the British soldier wore and the armaments he carried to fight in World War 1.


Old Christmas Returned - Sunday 17th December 7.30pm
Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Hall DN21 4LZ

To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, we have brought a very special event to the Town Hall. Passamezzo specialise in British music from the 16th and 17th Centuries and will recreate Christmas in 17th Century England through music, words and song.

The group are in costume with period instruments.

‘Old Christmas Returned’ consists of ballads, lutesongs, carols, consort music, madrigals and readings, and describes how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century. The programme follows the religious calendar from Christmas Day itself to the beginning of Lent and includes music by Attey, Byrd, Dowland Purcell and Wilson and readings from Shakespeare, Drummond, Herrick and Taylor. Concerts have a distinct theatrical air and all performances are researched from original sources.

All the members of the group are professional musicians in their own right:
Tamsin Lewis (Director, Renaissance Violin, Viols, Alto)
Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders, Alto)
Robin Jeffrey (Lute, Guitar, Tenor)
Michael Palmer (Actor, Baritone)
Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Bass Viol)

They have played in a great variety of venues including the British Museum; the Victoria and Albert Museum; Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; Hampton Court Palace and in theatres, concert halls, stately homes, churches, palaces and ruins throughout England. Their TV and radio work is just as diverse with performances for BBC Restoration and Howard Goodall's The Truth about Carols; Big Brother; Henry VIII and his Six Wives; and Elizabeth I.

Tickets £12 to include light refreshments and mulled wine. Available from One Stop Shop in the Market Place, or contact us on the numbers below.

We anticipate this will be a very popular concert so don’t delay!

Current Exhibition at the Town Hall

The current exhibition is 'Trades and Shops in Kirton in Lindsey' so come along to the Heritage Room of the Town Hall and have a look. It is open whenever the Town Hall is open or, if you are making a special visit, contact us to make sure you can get in.

Contact us

Please contact Mary & Martin Hollingsworth, 20 Grove Street, Kirton in Lindsey, N. Lincs. DN21 4BY Tel.01652 648435 or email enquiries@kirtoninlindseysociety.org.uk

About us

The Kirton-in-Lindsey Society was formed in 1987, is a registered charity and a member of  Civic Voice - the national body for Civic Societies. The aims of our Society are to advance the knowledge of the people in our area by the study and recording of local history, archaeology, industrial archaeology, topography, architecture, family history, dialect and local customs.

We try to achieve this by:
  • Holding public meetings and lectures, arranging tours, organising courses and conferences, publishing (or assisting in publishing) various guides, pamphlets and books about our local area.
  • Joining with other like-minded organisations in larger schemes.
  • Exploring and recording sites of archaeological and historical interest in conjunction with professionals.
  • Helping to safeguard such sites and any other material against destruction or dispersal, and encourage its availability for study.
  • Securing the preservation, protection, development and improvement of features of historic, natural or public interest in the area.

Our current membership stands at nearly 80, non-members are welcome to both regular meetings and special events.