Wolds Words talk: The changing face of farming

Agricultural journalist Alan Stennett looks back at the way things have changed in the past and considers what may be required in the future. Monday 23rd October, 7pm-8.30pm Alford Manor House, £3

“Farming in Lincolnshire has always had to change as new methods, new crops and different production systems are introduced, but changes in our relationship with Continental Europe and pressures imposed by climate change and environmental regulation will mean that more changes will be needed in the next few years.”

Alan’s profile BBC Lincolnshire

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards October 2017

An autumnal selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa:

Today! (October 17)

Music for Woodhall. This month’s guest organist is Janet Dowsett:


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Standing room only at mustard gas public meeting

Thanks to Councillor William Gray for this report on yesterday’s mustard gas incident public meeting at the Petwood Hotel, where by all accounts it was standing room only:

“There was a thorough briefing on ‘Police Operation Saddleback’. 22 agencies have been involved. 14 ammunition boxes of have been recovered from Kirkby Woods. 13 boxes contained mustard gas bombs. These are now being destroyed safely away from the site.

10 gas canisters have been recovered from a lake in Stixwould. They had not leaked and therefore the lake has not been contaminated. 3 people have been arrested and are on bail.

A small area of land in the woods has been contaminated and decontamination will now take place. East Lindsey District Council will oversee this operation with the assistance of professionals. Kirkby Lane will remain closed at present and the site will be fenced to prevent access. Continue reading

Horncastle choral open evening

An invitation from the Horncastle and District Choral Society to come along to an open evening at the Methodist Hall, Queen Street, Horncastle at 7.15pm on October 9th. refreshments provided, so just turn up and sing! All welcome.

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Flossie Malavialle and Edwina Hayes in Concert

If you like live folk music performed by accomplished singers, there’s a treat in store as Flossie Malavialle  and Edwina Hayes are in Concert on Saturday September 30th 2017 at Market Rasen Festival Hall, LN8 3HT. Doors open 7:15 pm for 8:00 pm start. Tickets £10 can be reserved for payment on the door. Call 01673 843036 or 07771 745470 or email les@worrall.myzen.co.uk

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Remember the two Lancasters flying over the Petwood?

Look what popped up on Facebook the other day – “a short clip from 2014 of the “two Lanc’s” flying over Petwood Hotel. Used as the officers mess for 617 Sqn not only is it steeped in history the building and gardens are beautiful. The video is courtesy of Chf Insp Phil Vickers of Lincolnshire Police – many thanks.”

“The last two airworthy Lancaster Bombers took to Lincolnshire skies together on August 13 as part of their UK Bomber Tour. Continue reading

Dambuster bomb test site revealed

Charles Foster has come up with another Dambusters gem – a 1/50 scale model of the Möhne Damme, built with great secrecy in the winter of 1940–41 in the secluded grounds of the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in Garston, near Watford. The concrete model was designed by Barnes Wallis, who had been put in touch with the BRE and RRL team. Used to try out possible ways of blowing up the real dam, the repaired model was on show last weekend.

Full story on the Dambusters Blog