Joy to the World: Horncastle and District Choral Society Christmas concert

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.

 

 

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“Remembrance” – a documentary play at the Broadbent Theatre

Remembrance is an original documentary play written specially for the Broadbent Theatre, Wickenby. It tells the story of the Conscientious Objectors who set up Pacifist Farm Communities in Legsby and Holton cum Beckering during World War 2. Many of them were involved in the founding of the Broadbent Theatre and many of their families remain active members of the local community today.

You can catch the play on 6th December at 7.30 and 10th December at 4.30. There’s more background information and a booking link here.

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A white Christmas at Gunby Hall

This weekend Gunby Hall is open for a very special Christmas experience. From 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, (December 9 and 10,) you can enjoy seeing the house sparkle with white decorations, follow the snowy owl trail in the house, sing carols around the piano and tuck into a lovely mince pie in the tea-room. And if there’s no snow, they will give nature a helping hand…..

Entry is free to National Trust members, otherwise normal prices apply, pay at the gate. Call 01754 890102 or Details here

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Dambusters news

Charles Foster, nephew of Dambuster pilot David Maltby, has recently published  some new stories on his Dambusters blog, which you may find interesting:

 

 

 

Hopgood’s Shoolboy Diary

“If you are looking for a Christmas present for the Dambusters aficionado (or Old Marlburian) in your life, then you might be interested in this limited edition of Flt Lt John Hopgood’s schoolboy diary……” Continue reading

Visit the grey seals at Donna Nook

For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.

This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:

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Wanted – outgoing grandparents for ITV programme

From Grace Dunsby, ITV Casting Researcher

I work for a television company called Shiver Productions and we are developing a new television programme for a major broadcaster. We are looking for fun and outgoing grandparents who have 3 or more adult (18+) grandchildren who they would like to spend more time with. We’re hoping to hear from people before December 10th! If you have any questions, please call us on 0207 157 4588 or email me at shivercasting@shiver.tv Continue reading

Kirkby Lane closed again

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.

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