I did the rounds of the village notice boards once again today to make notes for a long list of events coming up soon in and around the village. Here’s my pick of the bunch (in no particular order of interest):
The next event leading up to this year’s 1940s Festival is a quiz night, to be held at St. Peter’s Church Hall on April 30th, starting at 7.pm. “Get your thinking cap on! We are holding a quiz night to raise funds for this year’s festival. For just £10 per person you get entry to the quiz night, ploughman’s lunch and an all-important pudding to round things off. Bring a bottle or simply have a coffee to stimulate those brain cells. Tickets won’t last long so call Pat Parry on 01526 352355″ Follow the Festival on Facebook
The Cottage Museum has some interesting offerings during this period, starting with a Countdown evening on April 9th: “Quiz fun with letters and numbers plus a bar meal”. The venue is the Abbey Lodge Inn, and the fun starts at 7pm. The cost is £10 per head, including a bar meal.
Later there’s a talk on English Spas, to be given by Dr Jane Adams. It’s all about the water cure, 1840 to 1960, and the role of Woodhall Spa. It’s on May 20th at 4.30, and the cost is £10, to include a cream tea. Download notice.
For further details and booking, contact Patricia Duke-Cox, 01526 352456 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Mr Peto comes to Woodhall Spa” is the second talk in a trilogy on the history of the gardens at Petwood House, Woodhall Spa, to be given by Dr. Nicholas Duke-Cox. It’s at 2.30pm on May 18th at the Petwood Hotel, and the cost is £7.50. Afternoon tea is included along with the opportunity to explore the gardens.
There’s drama at St Peter’s Chuch Hall on April 23rd, at 7.30pm. ‘Trouble on the Seafront’ is a Cutwater Production – a comedy about a Lincolnshire seaside resort. “The Council want to redevelop the Pier and everyone else like the ‘Donkey Man’, the Fortune Teller, and the Fish shop man are convinced they are going to ruin the place. The stereotypes come bouncing out to you as you imagine this unfolding. Their last comedy production for us was excellent and this promises to be even better. The entrance fee of £7.50 includes interval refreshments.”
Early booking is recommended. Contact Roger Webb 01526 353029
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust HQ at Banovallum House, Horncastle, is the venue for a talk by Mark Schofield called ‘Kirkby on Bain: Life after War and Gravel‘. Mark will explain the Trust’s vision for the Woodhall Spa airfield and surrounding area, at 7.30 on April 14th.
“There will also be a short AGM and a Naturalist’s Question Time – a cross between the Antiques Roadshow and Gardener’s Question time – where we are encouraging people to bring along photos, plant samples, wildlife questions, bird song recordings etc. for our ‘expert’ panel to answer and identify. There will be cheese and wine, for which we would ask a small donation.”
The Woodhall Spa and District Gardening Association is hosting a talk by Angela Smith about the work of the Carrington Hedgehog Rehab unit. It’s at 7.30pm on May 20th at St. Peter’s Church hall.
Contact: Sharon Witherall, 01526 353851