New Lincolnshire Coast website

Whether you are a regular Lincolnshire coast visitor or you have not yet discovered its many attractions, you might like to bookmark a new website called Visit Lincs Coast. It’s early days yet, but there are already some compelling pages covering a wide variety of interests, from classic seaside days out to natural habitats and outstanding natural beauty.

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Dambusters blog updates

Recent Dambusters news from Charles Foster:

Fred Sutherland unveils portrait in Alberta: ” Great to see a new photograph of Fred Sutherland, looking well. Last Thursday, in his home town of Rocky Mountain House in Alberta, Canada, Fred unveiled a new portrait of himself, painted by Dan Llewelyn Hall. This is one of the 133 portraits painted by Dan to honour all the men who took part in the Dams Raid.”                       Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards, April / May 2018

Spring has sprung, or so we are told, so here’s another round up of what’s on over the next few weeks:

 

 

 

 

April 14

St Nicholas Players present their Old Time Music Hall at St. Peter’s Hall at 2.30pm. Tickets: £7.50 in advance, from the Cottage Museum info@cottagemuseum.co.uk or £8.00 on the door. Details here (Facebook)

 

April 17

This month’s visiting organist will be Andrew Nix. Andrew, who hails from just outside Selby, North Yorkshire, has established himself on the organ circuit not only as a musician but also as an entertainer. His varied musical repertoire along with his Yorkshire humour has made him one of the country’s favourite performers. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading

Teaching Assistant wanted

Kirkby on Bain Primary School has advertised a 1:1 Teaching Assistant Vacancy to start on May 21st. The job description and application form are available to download from the alert bar on the school home page.

The deadline for applications is 4pm on April 17. See poster below. Continue reading

Mustard Gas update: Kirkby Lane closure

Following the announcement that the revised start date for Phase 2 of mustard gas clearance works by the Ministry of Defence was to be 16 April, notices have recently appeared at the Woodhall Spa end of Kirkby Lane, though not at the Kirkby on Bain end. The signs indicate that the road will be closed from April 15 at 6pm until April 25 at 6pm.

 

I understand that this revised start date is wholly dependent upon there being no other calls on the MoD’s resources at the scheduled time. Previous update | ELDC Incident Update page

 

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Dam Busters in high definition restoration

The brand new high-definition restoration of the classic Dam Busters film is being premiered as one of the official opening events for the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln on Saturday 14 April. If you can’t get to Lincoln for this showing of the film, it will be screened again on Thursday 17 May, in a simulcast from the Royal Albert Hall, which you can catch at the Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa, the Playhouse, Louth,  the Savoy, Boston and other cinemas in our area. Booking here.

For the restoration, STUDIOCANAL went back to the original 1954 camera negative and sound negative. They have produced a 4K DCP, UHD version and a new HD version to the same high technological standards as today’s biggest international film releases.

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Coningsby Aviation Heritage Centre

Coningsby Aviation Heritage Centre is now open for visits on the first Sunday of each month. It’s based in the old NAAFI at RAF Coningsby and you can request a visit by e-mail: conavnheritage@gmail.com

There is disabled access to the centre and admission is free. Visits will depend on volunteer availability.
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