See how they run……. in Horncastle!

Book now for the latest Horncastle Theatre Company Comedy, “See How they Run”. The play runs nightly from April 10 to 13, at the Red Lion Theatre, and tickets are £7 (£6 concessions), available from The Horncastle Music Shop (01507 5265660) or online here. The curtain goes up at 7pm for all performances.

Fast-paced, hysterically funny and very silly, this classic comedy by a master of British farce has it all.

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Feel Good Coffee Morning

From Sue Frith Grau, Horncastle Just Events:

Continuing our “FEEL GOOD” theme, we have Sarah Parkes as our Friday morning coffee speaker. 25th January St Mary’s Church Horncastle 10am – 12. Everyone welcome.

Sarah has an academic background in chemistry, and concentrates on demystifying the science behind our health and wellbeing, making it all a little less scary. So if you don’t leap out of bed in the mornings feeling refreshed, motivated and ready to change the world, Sarah can help. Ironically I’m bringing cake 🙂

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Woodhall Spa Christmas Fayre 2018

This year’s Christmas Fayre takes place on Friday 7th December in Station Road and The Broadway from 6.00 to 9.00 pm. All the traditional activities and features established over the years will be there and the street will be packed with stalls and activities from clubs, craftsmen and local organisations.

 

The Christmas Grotto for Santa and his Elves will be a major draw for the crowds of children we see every year. Street entertainment along the whole closure area throughout the evening will feature Morris dancers, street musicians, mascots, Clowns (the friendly variety!!!) and children’s fairground rides. The County Linx Radio Bus will again provide music and a focal point for singers and other entertainment in the centre of the village near The Co-op.                Continue reading

Lincolnshire dialects appreciation group

I was told wen I were a yungun to find misen a good big fen wench to wed. Cos wen hoss dies yow cn hich er to plow. Quit your yawpin’ and bealin’! Yor yuckin and snatchin like a broken winded pissmyre. “Wim-wams fer winder-shutters”. Ya daft wazzack! What tha piggin erries a ya muckin aboot at!

Just a few Lincolnshire dialect pearls gleaned from a new Facebook Group, the Lincolnshire Dialects Appreciation Society. If you understand any of this, or you want to, then you can join the closed group here. Want some more?

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Adult Education Horncastle celebrates 100 years of the RAF

Adult Education Horncastle are hosting a Festival of Talks 2018, starting in April. “This year we celebrate each of the 100 years of the RAF. QEGS Horncastle continues on its well established and glorious journey alongside the RAF in Lincolnshire.  Being well placed in the centre of the county QEGS has welcomed hundreds of air force children through its doors, where it has nurtured them for however long their parents have been stationed in the area. In Adult Ed we do our part and help with training to ease the way back to Civvy Street.  Many members of staff continue to have affiliation with the RAF.  We celebrate them all!  Keep a look out on all media for updates…”

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Petwood resident pianist on the internet

If you have ever had Sunday lunch at the Petwood, you most your dining experience will have been accompanied on the piano by the talented Helen Clarke, resident pianist since 1997. She tells us that you can now preview her recording of “Unchained Melody” on Apple Music and download the classic via her home page.

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Johnny Johnson goes to the Palace

As you may have seen or heard on the news, one of the last two men alive who took part in the Dams Raid, George ‘Johnny’ Johnson, was decorated this week with the MBE by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace investiture, following a campaign for Johhny’s recognition led by TV presenter Carol Vorderman, and a public petition.

Johnny, who was born in Hameringham, near Horncastle, joined the RAF aged 19 and flew 50 missions between 1942 and 1944 before retiring in 1962 to live in Bristol, having reached the rank of squadron leader. He was awarded the DFM in 1943, and an honorary doctorate at the University of Lincoln earlier this year. As well as attracting international press and media coverage, the story was reported by Charles Foster on his excellent Dambusters Blog Continue reading