Kirkby on Bain cyclists raise funds for their church

In Kirkby on Bain near Woodhall Spa it’s time to saddle up and hit the road once again for the Annual Sponsored Bike Ride “Ride+Strides”, in aid of St. Mary’s church. Scheduled for Saturday 10th September, this fundraising event is backed by the Lincolnshire Churches Trust. Last year’s event raised a much appreciated grand total of £552.

Please support this year’s ride and see if the record can be beaten! If you are not convinced, do download this poster sent in by John Dudley – it says it all. To find out how you can help raise some cash for urgent repairs, contact local organiser Betty Dixon, on 01526 353395. Continue reading

Learn about the bats at Tattershall Church

From John Dudley:

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, TATTERSHALL
Bat Talk and Watch

See the bats as they emerge from their daytime roost on 26th August 2016, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm (-ish). BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED.
Cost: £2.00 per adult, £1.00 per child. Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 children) £5.00. Light refreshments will be available for purchase
Contact: Ian Nixon: 01205 723342 or 07833 674500
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National Trust events near you

national_trust_logo_green_150Tattershall Castle and Gunby Hall are currently both offering interesting events within easy traveling distance of Woodhall Spa over the next few weeks.

At Lord Cromwell’s Castle in Tattershall this Wednesday (July 13) outdoor theatre company The Lord Chamberlain’s Men return with their outdoor performance of Much Ado About Nothing, and there’s a Wars of the Roses weekend on July 30 and 31: “Travel back in time to the fifteenth century and immerse yourself in our medieval experience. Witness what everyday life was like over 500 years ago with living history tents, talks and displays.”

Gunby Hall gardens are always worth a visit at this time of year, and they are the inspiration for Gunby’s first contemporary art exhibition called ‘Densen – Disperse’, featuring the work of Christiane Löhr. Continue reading

Zero Degrees Festival

Logo courtesy zero degrees festivalZero Degrees Festival is a celebration of community, culture, comedy and sport taking place at various venues across Louth and the surrounding areas.The Festival ends with a special event on Saturday 16 July when British Sea Power perform at Louth Town Hall.

The Indie rock band are famed for their live performances, the unusual lyrical content of their songs and the adventurous choice of locations for some of their shows. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards, July 2016

Despite the disappointing weather, there are still plenty of events up on the boards for the weeks to come to complement the forties weekend. Here’s our selection, in date order:

 

 

July 2:

quilt1_106Tor-o-Moor Quilters are holding a show-and-tell at St. Peter’s Hall this Saturday from 3 to 5pm. Sales table, Fabric Trader, Book Seller, Tombola, Grand Quilt Draw. Entrance is £4 and the event is in aid of Home Start. Contact Doreen Hallet for tickets: 01526 352 087. Facebook Events Continue reading

Countdown to forties weekend 2016

40s_police_box_150Once again Woodhall Spa braces itself for the annual journey back in time that is Forties Weekend. This year the festival is scheduled for the weekend of July 16th. Mostly the fun is free; there is a charge of £5 for Park, Ride & Read and one or two concerts are ticket only. For all the latest news, visit the forties weekend home page. If you haven’t been before, here’s a taste from 2013:


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Falconry at Tattershall Castle

Tattershall Castle is host to Raphael Historic Falconry this weekend. This is a rare opportunity to watch historically accurate birds of prey swoop and soar and to learn all about hawking in Lord Cromwell’s time. The event itself is free, but normal National Trust admission charges apply for non-members. There’s no need to book in advance.

There will be three flying displays on Saturday and Sunday (July 02 and 03), starting at 11am. Between shows the falconers will be on hand to talk more about the birds from their static display. Full details Continue reading