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From the East Midlands District Council website (November 03):

“A number of people have asked about the decontamination that will take place at the affected area of woodland.

Dstl (Ministry of Defence’s Defence and Scientific Testing Laboratory (DSTL) in Porton Down,) will do an initial sampling of the area to determine the extent of the contamination. They will then remove any contaminated soil. Any artefacts or munitions related to chemical weapons will also be removed. These items and the soil will be taken to Dstl at Porton Down where they will be incinerated. Continue reading

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Metheringham airfield visitors’ centre gains Full Museum Accreditation

The Friends of Metheringham Airfield are pleased to see that over two years of hard slog, mainly bureaucratic, have been rewarded by the granting of Full Museum Accreditation standard to the Visitors’ Centre. This prestigious award will open up further opportunities to improve the visitor experience to the centre and enable other artefacts in store to be exhibited in a more interactive environment.

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Alzheimer’s Society volunteering

Alzheimers_society_logo_fb_150From David Johnson, Alzheimer’s Society in Lincolnshire:

“Side by Side” is a pilot scheme that enables people with Dementia to continue doing the things they love or to try something new with the help of a volunteer. We find out as much as possible about the person with Dementia and the Volunteers and what they enjoy doing, before they are “matched” on these criteria. Lincolnshire is one of only one of seventeen areas in the country chosen for the pilot scheme.

Volunteers undergo training and a DBS check and are fully supported throughout. All we ask of the person with Dementia is that they have sufficient capacity to successfully engage with the service, and we are hoping to get some great success stories soon! Read More Continue reading

Canadian Lancaster film UK premiere in Woodhall Spa

A group of visitors from the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, is in town this week for the UK launch of their thrilling documentary about the UK tour of VeRa, one of only two Lancaster bombers in the world still flying. The film will be shown to the UK public for the first time tomorrow at 1pm, in the Kinema in the Woods. Commissioned by the Warplane Museum and produced by Suddenly Seemore Productions during Vera’s amazing British adventure last summer, the film was recently distributed and screened to full houses in cinemas throughout Canada, for free.

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