Explore the history of Bourne at society event

One of the sample documents EMN-150608-142441001
One of the sample documents EMN-150608-142441001

A history society based in Bourne is offering people the chance to explore a collection of historical documents that were salvaged from a builders skip at an old solicitors office.

The Bourne branch of the Lincolnshire Family History Society has been donated more than 200 documents consisting of historical deeds, indentures and other documents covering various parts of Lincolnshire.

The documents are mainly from the 18th and 19th century and have been written in a variety of hands, many on vellum.

The society aims to record the names and locations shown on each document, along with a description of the content. Once catalogued, the collections will be donated to Lincolnshire Archives for future preservation.

A documents exploration day will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 10am to 3pm at the Bourne United Reformed Church Hall in Spalding Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the drop-in session and there is no obligation to take part in the recording work. Very light refreshments will be available, but if you plan to stay the whole day, please bring a packed lunch.

For more information email Bournebranch@lincolnshirefhs.org.uk or telephone 01778 425613.