A heritage trail for North Hykeham will be published this month as part of the larger Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Trail project. The 30 mile trail runs along the Lincoln Edge in North Kesteven between Sleaford and Whisby Nature Park. The arts & heritage trail has developed alongside a programme of cultural events and arts experiences exploring and celebrating communities, local heritage and the landscape across locations along the trail route in North Kesteven.
The North Hykeham Heritage Trail, written by Ridges & Furrows historian Dave Reeves describes a circular route around North Hykeham starting at One NK/ Terry O’ Toole Theatre, and providing interesting facts and historical information about the town.
The trail guide is the culmination of the Ridges & Furrows Heritage Trail project in the town, which began with a residency with writer Hannah Nicklin in 2015. Hannah produced a piece of listening theatre inspired by North Hykeham, designed to be listened to on the Village Green.
Following this, in autumn/winter 2016, artsNK and Terry O’Toole Theatre worked with schools and communities in the town to research its heritage, following its story from old village to new town through the themes of earth water, wind and fire. The end result of this project was a celebratory event ‘The Winter Haecca’ which took place on the Village Green in December 2016.
The new trail guide will be available from various locations in North Hykeham, including the Town Council offices, library, and One NK centre.
For further information contact artsNK@Lincsinspire.com or phone The National Centre for Craft and Design on 01522 308 710