Acquisitions

The public can view what items we hold by going to www.ehive.com and searching for “Caistor Heritage Trust”. More detailed searches can be made by entering specific words such as, surnames, names of roads, organisations etc.

At this time there are about 300 items listed with a few thousand yet to be entered.

The artefacts, documents, books and photographs are stored securely and are protected for generations to come.

We will be pleased to hear from anyone who has items relating to Caistor and district to loan (long, short or medium terms), gift or wish to sell. Go to “Contacts”

The Trust uses national approved record keeping to track any items either, purchased, gifted or loaned.

The Trust is planning in the near future to ‘Work Towards Accreditation’.

A Trust policy is available. On the acquisition and disposal of artefacts.

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The Trust has provided exhibitions on Trades and the Chair Makers of Caistor. A general display of artefacts has been provide at the Arts and Heritage Centre. In addition the Trust provided the information for the Arts and Heritage Centre Timeline and the various information boards found around the town.

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The Trust are actively looking for funding to develop this website to provide public access to heritage documents and other resources.

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Go to “Events” – Caistor Heritage Trust” to see  a list of possible tours and talks on Caistor and district for all ages and abilities.

Over the past twenty years the Trust has been recording in various forms of media memories of Caistor and district.

The Trust has also rescued for the library service, Lincolnshire Folk Music and Society for Lincolnshire History & Archaeology recordings by making digital copies.

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Caistor Heritage Trust is an active member of the Lincolnshire Museum Forum and the Association of Independent Museums.