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James Creassy – A Man of His Time

Barton upon Humber Civic Society commence their 2018 programme of talks in the Joseph Wright Hall with this examination of Lincolnshire born James Creassy, a drainage engineer, land surveyor and traveller.  Jean Cannon talks about Creassy’s works in England and Wales in the late 1700s and his travels in America and India based on extensive family history research.

The talk on Friday 19 January begins at 7.30pm in the ground floor Community Room which is fully accessible by wheelchair.  There is a refreshment interval at about 8.15pm, and the evening generally concludes around 9.15pm.

Park in the School Museum car park or there’s a public car park on Chapel Lane – one minute’s walk.  Street parking is also available.

Subsequent talks are:

16 February
Britain on Film: Rural Life

16 March
Barton Trinity Methodist Church
with Nichola Jones

20 April
A Tour Through Beverley (talk)
with Paul Schofield

18 May
History Walk through Baysgarth Park
with Richard Clarke

15 June
Garden Wildlife Close to Hand
with Adrian White

15 August
Summer trip to Epworth

14 September
Barton Town Band
with Jonathon Evison

19 October
Lincolnshire Cases in the Elizabethan Court of Star Chamber
with Helen Good

16 November
Anglo-Saxon ‘Productive Site’ at Melton Ross
with Kevin Leahy

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raffle tickets

Christmas Fair Grand Raffle ~ sponsors & winners

Thank you to our sponsors who kindly donated prizes for the raffle:

Bensons Butchers


Crisp and Fresh

CV Day Spa

Fleetgate Hardware

Fresh Cotton Clean

Lindsey Relay (Euronics)

Market Place Plant Stall

Mrs G Clark

Potty Pantos

Ride a Bike

Sandra Bright


The Blending Room

The Old School Canteen

W.A.Clarke Shoe Shop

Wilderspin School Museum


Winning tickets in our Christmas Raffle were:

  1. Spa Session worth £100 @CV Day Spa 0118
  2. Blueray player 0119
  3. Luxury hamper 1013
  4. Dried Flower Wreath 2062
  5. Afternoon Tea 0137
  6. Shoes Voucher 2086
  7. Voucher for Child’s Helmet 2165
  8. Voucher for Child’s Helmet 2082
  9. Voucher for Child’s Helmet 1656
  10. Voucher for Child’s Helmet 2126
  11. Kitchen clock and timer 0712
  12. Voucher for Plants 1548
  13. Massage 1624
  14. Dartington Glass Decanter 1568
  15. Yankee Candle Set 1926
  16. Luxury bath set 1035
  17. Blanc Platter and bowl set 1941
  18. Food bag/hamper 1920
  19. Chocolate hamper 1719
  20. Voucher 1632
  21. Relaxation Hamper 1873
  22. Wine 2061
  23. Ladies who Lunch Mug 1599
  24. Soap and Glory box set 2056
  25. Cashmere perfume set 1582
  26. Fragrance burner set 0094
  27. Thornton’s Snow flake & Snowball Col. 2214
  28. Thornton’s Star Collection 1658
  29. Thornton’s Alcohol Truffle Collection 0678
  30. Bath Sherbet 1794
  31. Body Shop Smoky Poppy set 2146
  32. Aloe Vera Set 0055
  33. Photo album set 1586
  34. Diary 0513
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Winter’s here!

Our winter opening times are now in operation.

The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am and 3pm.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop though is still open from 10am until 4pm on the same days (Thursday – Monday).

We will be closed for the Christmas break from Sunday 24th December, reopening on Thursday 4th January.

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We are immensely grateful to the Co-op Local Community Fund which has helped us launch our cushion sponsorship scheme, contributing over £900 to our £10,000 target. Private sponsors have added to this so we are well over 10% of the way to creating a unique and comfortable performance space to complement other venues in the town.


Businesses and private individuals are invited to sponsor cushions for £50 each or sections of cushions, which will be acknowledged with permanent labelling and in our publicity material for the Hall.

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Christmas Concert

The New County Choir return to the Joseph Wright Hall with their performance of The Infancy of Christ, a Christmas cantata, by Douglas Coombes.


Tickets (£6) can be bought on the door.

There will be refreshments on sale after the concert.

Please note: we only have stair access to the first floor auditorium – but there is also a stair lift if required.

Image: Westminster Window By Hystfield – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



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