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Keep up with the seals at Donna Nook

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are publishing a weekly update on this year’s seal count at Donna Nook, provided by their warden on site. The first pup birth was recorded on October 22, and by November 2 the total was up to 67 pups, 15 along the fence-line, the others hiding.

The web page is updated once a week, usually on a Friday. You can also compare the seal count with recent years. Here’s the update link.

Evaluation Report: See the seals safely  (Heritage Lottery Fund)

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Tattershall Castle Christmas Market

Kick start your Christmas shopping at the Tattershall Castle festive market. Browse the many stalls situated in three fully heated marquees and the ground floor of the Castle. Lots of local produce and handmade gifts from Lincolnshire crafts people.

17 and 18 November 2018, 11:00 – 16:00
£1 entry charge or free admission for National Trust members.

Contact: tattershallcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk 01526 342543

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards: October / November 2018

Christmas in the air, but there’s plenty of pre-festive things going on in and around the village. Here’s our selection for the next few weeks:

 

 

 

November 10

The Cottage Museum hosts a public lecture in the Women at War series, “Granny Goes to War”, by John Weaver, to be held at the Golf Hotel at 2pm. Entrance is £7, including refreshments. Contact 01526 352456, email: info@cottagemuseum.co.uk

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New TV cop drama set in East Lincolnshire

” When high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?”

Such is the storyline of “Wild Bill”,  an new detective series commissioned recently by ITV. It stars Rob Lowe as the high-flying US cop who will shake up the East Lincolnshire force; you might recognise him from The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black or St. Elmo’s Fire.           Continue reading

Land, City and Sea

There’s an impressive art exhibition in Lincoln just now, well worth the trip to The Collection. “Land, City and Sea explores the many different ways modern and contemporary British artists have responded to the landscape, be it city or countryside, suburb or seaside. For the past twenty years David Ross, the entrepreneur and philanthropist has been building a world-class collection of British art made within his lifetime…..”

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BBC Make a difference awards

Welcome to the first ever BBC Radio Lincolnshire Make a Difference Awards.
Celebrate people who’ve gone the extra mile in Yellowbelly county. We have five categories designed to celebrate people who’ve gone the extra mile to make a difference where we live in Yellowbelly county. Winners will be invited to an awards evening in Spring 2019. Nominations deadline: 12 noon on Monday, 31 December 2018.

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Viking Festival this weekend

The Vikings arrived in England in 789 AD and their presence here lasted until 1066, when the invading Norsemen lost their final battle with the English at Stamford Bridge. Their influence on our county was profound, and it will be celebrated this weekend, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, at the Skegness Viking Festival.

You can explore a living encampment and smell the Vikings cooking, watch them making arrows or sharpening their swords and even and have a go yourself. On Saturday evening, from 5pm to 7:30pm, down on the beach you can witness the largest Viking battle these shores have seen for years! Fire jugglers and a firework display will finish off the evening.              Continue reading