Yes, it’s about those pesky mustard gas cylinders again. Kirkby Lane will be closed from from November 20 to 1.30pm November 25, due to the decontamination work in progress. To judge by the positions of the road signs the closure seems to be between the old chicken farm (opposite “Woodlands”,) and the junction with Woodland Drive.
There is also a sign at the Woodhall Spa T junction (B1191) but did nobody have the wit or courtesy to place a sign at the Kirkby on Bain end of the lane or at the junction with Wellsyke Lane?
NB: According to East Lindsey District Council, who are coordinating the project, the time and date of the end of the closure has been changed to 1pm on November 25.
Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:
November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm
Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. WebsiteContinue reading →
From the East Midlands District Council website (November 03):
“A number of people have asked about the decontamination that will take place at the affected area of woodland.
Dstl (Ministry of Defence’s Defence and Scientific Testing Laboratory (DSTL) in Porton Down,) will do an initial sampling of the area to determine the extent of the contamination. They will then remove any contaminated soil. Any artefacts or munitions related to chemical weapons will also be removed. These items and the soil will be taken to Dstl at Porton Down where they will be incinerated. Continue reading →
Here’s something different to do – the Parish of Boston is constructing the iconic Boston Stump from Lego® bricks. Well, not the iconic church itself, the largest parish church in England but a model designed to raise funds for for the church’s education and community outreach efforts, and you can help by sponsoring a brick or two. The Boston project follows similar initiatives to create models of Chester and Exeter Cathedrals, and the recently completed model of Durham Cathedral.
As you may have seen or heard on the news, one of the last two men alive who took part in the Dams Raid, George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, was decorated this week with the MBE by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace investiture, following a campaign for Johhny’s recognition led by TV presenter Carol Vorderman, and a public petition.
Johnny, who was born in Hameringham, near Horncastle, joined the RAF aged 19 and flew 50 missions between 1942 and 1944 before retiring in 1962 to live in Bristol, having reached the rank of squadron leader. He was awarded the DFM in 1943, and an honorary doctorate at the University of Lincoln earlier this year. As well as attracting international press and media coverage, the story was reported by Charles Foster on his excellent Dambusters BlogContinue reading →
A few months ago I came across a rather impressive collection of photographs taken in the Frampton and Kirton area by Chris Wicks, presented as a Youtube video. It reminded me of some pleasant days out in this rather underrated area of Lincolnshire. An idea for Boxing Day?