Thirty Y5 and Y6 pupils at William Stukeley Church of England Primary School took part in a  Heritage Skills Workshop, led by Jim Snee from Heritage Lincolnshire.  The three day event began at the Chapels, whsre pupils learnt about the history of them and studied the architecture and why buildings change and can decay over time.

Whilst at the Chapels they also visited a number of gravestones and learnt about the lives of some of the people buried in the cemetery.

They were fascinated to discover ‘Tommy’                                                                                                      the statuette standing guard over WW1 graves.





Back at school they enjoyed some interesting discussions about why heritage should be respected and restored, but finding new ways of using the buildings.  In small groups they created mind maps for their ideas which will go on display in the Chapels.



The workshop, led by GILLIAN and DAVID WING of STRAWBERRY GLASS on SATURDAY, 17th FEBRUARY 2018   in the  HOLBEACH  READING ROOMS was a great success.

Ten participants created  their own colourful stained glass suncatcher, using the copper foiling method of construction developed in   the Tiffany Studios in the 1890s.  There was a large selection of beautifully coloured and textured glass to choose from and everyone was delighted with the piece they took home at the end of the day.

It is hoped to organise another Stained Glass Workshop during the year, as many people were disappointed there were no places available on this course.

Varied and beautiful creations
Participants looking delighted with their day’s wor
copper foiling
Learning how to solder successfully


A one day workshop, was led by well known local watercolour artist, Phil Biggs.  Phil demonstrated how he approached water colour painting and the participants then all found a particular viewpoint in the cemetery and spent the day painting with individual advice given by Phil.  For several artists it was their first visit to the Chapels, but they all agreed that it was a beautiful area that deserved recognition and refurbishment.  It was ideal for painters.  Several wish to return for the PAINT OUT DAY ON 10th AUGUST.

Paintings will be displayed on one of our Cemetery Chapels Open Days on 12th AUGUST




From Auto to Awesome: A digital photography workshop for beginners

Join Heritage Lincolnshire’s Beverley Gormley in the superb historic setting of Holbeach Cemetery Chapels. With 1:1 assistance, beginners will learn to compose, shoot and edit great photos, and get to know their F-stop from their aperture! Are you baffled by your camera’s settings? Do you want to stop using ‘auto’? Then this is the course for you.

This workshop is for beginners who want to get more from their camera when photographing historic buildings, landscapes and monuments.

You’ll need to bring along your digital camera (point-and-shoot or DSLR, no camera phones or tablets please) outdoor clothing and sensible footwear as we’ll be venturing out into Holbeach in the afternoon.

To book your place please contact: