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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Road works in Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and Kirkby on Bain

Major road works in Horncastle started yesterday, involving carriageway resurfacing, junction and traffic signal improvements in the town centre and the construction of a new shared footway/cycle pathway on Langton Hill.

Phase 1: West Street to be reconstructed from the junction with Reindeer Close to the Bridge Street/Prospect Street junction. Works are scheduled to end by September 10th.

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Scampton closure: Charles Foster comments

Image courtesy Charles FosterTaken as a whole, the airfield is a vast space, big enough for a 9,000ft runway, so any development could well be done piecemeal. It is to be hoped that, if it is to be sold, consideration is given to the preservation of enough of RAF Scampton’s historic features to make a fitting tribute to the generations of personnel who have served there over the last 100 years.

Wise words perhaps from Charles, Dambusters Blog writer and nephew of Dambuster pilot David Maltby. Essential reading for all those disappointed by the latest government announcement that RAF Scampton is to close by 2022, leading to the relocation of the Red Arrows and the other RAF personnel who work there.

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New website: Top ten RAF warplanes

From the Sopwith Camel to the Eurofighter Typhoon via the Avro Lancaster, here’s a present for RAF warplane enthusiasts. Fine illustrations, fascinating videos, clear technical information, concise writing, interesting quotes.  Aircraft Of The RAF, A Tour Of The Royal Air Force’s Top 10 Planes, by Greg Allwood and James Knapman, from The Forces Network.

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Jubilee Park pool in ten best lidos survey

The open air swimming pool in Jubilee Park recently featured in the Guardian’s ten best lesser-known UK Lidos. Well, quite right too. Here’s what they said:

Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Tucked into the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, Woodhall Spa has a charm that harks back to simpler times. At its heart is Jubilee Park, featuring recreation grounds, rose gardens, a bandstand and a heated 33-metre pool that sits in its own immaculately manicured grounds. There is a lovely campsite in the park, right next to the pool, so campers can practically roll out of bed into the water. Next to the main pool is a baby pool, and there’s a slide and a fountain to entertain younger swimmers. While lounging on the grass with a good book and some cake from the excellent on-site cafe is another option.”   
• jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk
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Dambusters blog catch up

Dambusters blogger Charles Foster writes about his new book:

In Lincoln, for one night only

If you are based in or near the city of Lincoln, you are welcome to come along to a talk and signing session I am doing at the city’s Waterstone’s bookshop on Tuesday 10 July at 6.30pm. I will be telling some of the family stories I came across while researching my Complete Dambusters book as well as showing some pictures which weren’t used in the final publication. I will also be debunking some of the often-repeated mythical stories about how the men who took part in the Dams Raid were chosen.

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New art exhibition in Horncastle

Dont miss the temporary exhibition featuring the work of artist Anita Mortimer:  “A truly uplifting way of looking at the world. On paper, canvas or board. Using pencil, pastel, charcoal, graphite.”

The exhibition is at the Admiral Rodney Hotel, in North Street, Horncastle, this Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13. Tickets are available from the recently extended Mortimer Gallery in North Street. Anita has her own website with lots of examples of her work – well worth a visit whether or not you can make the exhibition.

“I have always picked up a pencil, crayons or felt-tips, since I was a youngster. Hours were spent scribbling on scrap paper or in colouring books. I grew up in Croydon Surrey. The only daughter in a family of four older brothers. Continue reading