A step back in time
Come and spend the day digging into our past. From a tour with our very own Civic Society to The Arts and Heritage Centre’s impressive timeline. Or if you can’t wait, take a look at our own history pages and see what’s been happening over the past couple of thousand years.
Caistor Civic Society – Guided Tours
Take a look at Caistor past and present with Caistor Civic Society.
They take groups of 2 – 20 people and have a variety of walks to choose from – all with experienced, knowledgeable guides – these include:
The Town Trail – approx. 2 hours
A fascinating tour through the Town’s Conservation Area. Learn about the secrets of the Tower of Caistor. Walk down Lucy’s Lane, see the Roman Wall, the Home Guard H.Q. and much much more.
The Butter Market Walk – approx. 45 minutes
Stroll down Bob’s Lane, see the Old Session’s House, the New Heritage Centre, 19C Fire Station, charming old folk’s bungalows with their own unique water feature, see the old, but still vibrant, Grammar School, a well cared for elephant and much more.
Church Square Walk – approx. 40 minutes
A gentle stroll around the area of the Parish Church of St.Peter and St.Paul,
Through the peaceful ‘Wild Area’, amongst other things, see the Roman Wall. The oldest grammar school in Lincolnshire still used as a grammar school and, probably, the old tithe barn.
The Cornhill Walk – approx. 50 minutes
We talk about the Market Place before the encroachment of buildings and about the Great Fire of Caistor in 1681. See the Tower of Caistor, the Old National School, Wesleyen Chapel 1842, Police Station 1856, a fine listed Georgian House, some sympathetic new development and much more.
A Short Tour for Wheelchair Users – approx. 30 minutes
An interesting tour around the centre of Caistor with a little extra push where necessary.
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Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
In the Centre you will see interpretive panels about Caistor’s past including a massive print of the 1907 ordnance survey map and a 6 metre long time line describing Caistor’s history from 8000BC to the present day. Take a look at their interactive timeline here.
Caistor’s heritage has remained undiscovered for so many years and this project has provided the opportunity to tell the story about Caistor. In the Centre you will see interpretive panels about Caistor’s past including a massive print of the 1907 ordnance survey map and a 6 metre long time line describing Caistor’s history from 8000BC to the present day. We are sure you will find this really interesting and exciting and want to spend time reading about important dates in Caistor’s past. The library computers provide free access to www.ancestry.com website and enables research in to family history.