Exhibition dedicated to church architect

Pictured are Alan Teulon, Malcolm Frost and Jean Howard in front of part of the display at Harrington Church.
Pictured are Alan Teulon, Malcolm Frost and Jean Howard in front of part of the display at Harrington Church.

A VICTORIAN architect, who designed churches in Lincolnshire, will be celebrated with a display at a village church this weekend.

St Mary’s Church and the former rectory at Harrington were designed by Samual Sanders Teulon - a well known 19th century architect.

And now a descendant of his, Alan Teulon, has organised a free exhibition in the church on Saturday, September 10.

This was arranged after the church guide at Harrington, Jean Howard, approached Alan to see if he would do this.

Malcolm Frost, chairman of the South Ormsby Group of churches, said: “We’re delighted that Alan has so generously responded to Jean’s suggestion.

“It’s a splendid exhibition which I’m sure our church members and visitors will enjoy.”

The display, part of Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days, is on from 10am until 5pm.

This is one of many free open days across the county between September 8-13.

Other open days include the Classic Motorcycle Farm and Wartime Memorabilia Museum at Sans Souci in Coningsby Moorside, which is open on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Rarely open to the public, this home-run museum has motors, a Victorian farm memorabilia collection including home and family artefacts, a propeller from a German Heinkel He-111 bomber with its history, working farm engines and two strokes from 3-5cc.

Other places open include the Sir Joseph Banks Centre in Bridge Street, Horncastle (Friday and Saturday, 10am-4pm) with attractions including the Banks Tribute Garden - featuring plants the botanist brought back to England after his world voyage.

A display about Horncastle’s famous hangman William Marwood is at the Joseph Banks Centre in Bridge Street on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm, with period costume and document displays.

A short walk called Remembering Horncastle Horse Fair starts at the Black Swan Inn, Horncastle, on Friday, at 7pm.

This short walk will explore the site, streets and inns of the Horncastle Great August Horse Fair, the largest in the world in Victorian times, with author David Robinson in association with Horncastle Civic Society. The tour lasts approximately one and a half hours and booking is essential (Details: David Robinson 01507 602019).

A Talk on the History of Drill Halls is at Stanhope Hall in Boston Road, Horncastle, on Thursday, 7.30pm.

This illustrated talk by Mike Osborne will explore volunteer forces and buildings they used, particularly in Lincolnshire.

The talk lasts approximately one and a half hours and booking is essential (Details: Bill Aron 01507 526951).

Also at Stanhope Hall on Saturday and Sundaym 10am-4pm, is Horncastle History Days, featuring a wide selection of Horncastle-related archives, antiquities, maps, photos, books etc. You can search for your ancestors using local census and burial records.

Bardney Church has a Bardney Kitching Lecture on Thursday, from 7.30pm, on special events of the past including harvest customs, superstitions, traditions and seasonal fairs. The evening will include songs about Brigg and Horncastle Fair with a collection of local postcards.

Bardney Heritage Centre in Station Road is housing an exhibition called Bardney Abbey Dig 2011 Revealed on Thursday-Sunday, 11am-3pm.

This is based around the Bardney Abbey Excavation which tool place in the summer of 2011 and includes photos, video and artefacts from the dig.

Tattershall Castle, Thorpe Visitor Centre and the Sir Joseph Banks Centre will also be open for free over the weekend.

For further information visit www.lincsheritage.org