This blog is setting out to uncover all of the branches of the Newton Tree. Uniquely this will encompass both the actual physical tree itself that resides at Sir Isaac Newton’s birthplace at Woolsthorpe Manor and the family tree of Newton related descendants.
Never before has anyone attempted to set up a Newton Family reunion on this scale. Please join us for the journey!
The bold idea is to use social media to bring all the “branches” of the tree together and then invite Newtons to visit the area to explore their family links. This will culminate in a series of heritage and creative events based around walking the routes and old ways between the Newton related family bases, houses and buildings of South Kesteven, which will take place during the Gravity Fields Festival in 2014 and will be open to all.
Plans for the #NewtonTreeParty grew out of the first Gravity Fields Festival held in South Lincolnshire in September 2012, celebrating the life and work of Sir Isaac Newton.
Social media played a key part in the festival and there was great enthusiasm to embark on another ground-breaking social media adventure.
This initiative is just one element of a much wider programme of local community research into the life and times of Sir Isaac Newton in Lincolnshire called Lincolnshire’s Age of Scientific Discovery which is grant funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by South Kesteven District Council.
About the Heritage Lottery fund
Using money raised by the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference to heritage, communities and people across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places, to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, HLF invests in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than
£5.5bn across the UK