From the Woodhall Spa Noticeboards, May / June 2018

It’s a shame that Budgens have removed their noticeboard, but there are still plenty of events on the others, so here’s our selection for the month ahead. Take your pick: a trip to the BBC Gardener’s World and Good Food Show, a Big Band Night, a Banovallum Brass Concert, organ music at St. Peter’s or a good old car boot sale. Up to you!


May 15

This month’s visiting organist at Music for Woodhall will be Ryan Edwards. “Ryan’s continued popularity on the circuit could be a result of his fresh approach to organ playing which is reflected in the variety of styles of music in his concert programme. He understands the need to awaken new interest in the organ especially in his generation by appealing to both traditional and modern tastes.” He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website

May 16

Banovallum Brass celebrate the 75th anniversary of the infamous Operation Chastise, or as better known, The Dambuster Raids. To mark this occasion, the Woodhall Spa Group of Churches are holding an evening of music at St. Peter’s Church on the very night the brave airmen took flight 75 years ago. Proceeds will be going to the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln. Tickets are just £5 for adults and £3.50 for under 16’s. They are available from Andrew Price on 01526 388436 or email, and at Janet’s Tea Rooms on Station Road in Woodhall Spa.

May 28

Get up early for the Woodhall Spa Bowls Club Car Boot Sale which starts at 8.30 a.m. Entrance is £6.00 on the day or £5.00 if you book in advance. Call Patrick Newton on 01526 352185 for details and booking.


June 16

The Woodhall Spa Garden club are off on a day trip to the BBC Gardeners World and BBC Good Food Show at the NEC. Why not join them? The coach leaves at 8.00am, and returns at 4.00pm. For details contact Clare Preston 01526 352976. BBC Website


June 16

Woodhall Spa Rotary Club present their annual Big Band Night. Tickets are £22. As usual parties of 6 or more will have reserved tables. For tickets please contact Ian Ramsay,
Newlands, 56 Woodland Drive, Woodhall Spa LN10 6YG, Telephone: 01526 352881 or book online here.


“This year our musical extravaganza at The Aviation Heritage Centre at East Kirkby returns to its traditional Big Band format and its traditional mid-June date. As usual the evening will begin with a picnic party under the watchful eye of Just Jayne, Lincolnshire Aviation Centre’s historic Lancaster accompanied by the strains of Kodacrome to get your toes tapping. The evening will be hosted in one of the country’s most atmospheric venues, surrounded not only by Just Jayne but a setting of memorabilia that takes you back three quarters of a century, and appropriately this year our headline band is The Royal Air Force Squadronaires, one of the United Kingdom’s finest big bands, with a history going back to 1939 when many of London’s professional musicians were recruited into the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.”


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