From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, July 2019

Understandably, most new notices this month have something to do with next weekend’s famous 1940s festival. If you are planning to take part, you can find out more about this major event here

Here are some alternative attractions that caught my eye:

 

July 10

Sing for Britain

A concert by the Spa Singers, at St. Peter’s Hall, 7.30pm, admission £5 (£3 under 18s). Call 01526 860373 | Email thespasingers@hotmail.co.uk

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Countdown to Woodhall Spa forties weekend 2019

40s_police_box_150Once again Woodhall Spa braces itself for the annual journey back in time that is Forties Weekend. This year the festival is scheduled for this weekend (July 13 / 14.) Mostly the fun is free; there is a charge of £7.50 for Park and Ride and some concerts and dances are ticket only. For all the latest news, visit the forties weekend home page. If you haven’t been before, here’s a taste from 2017:

Petwood events
Mad about the forties
Last year

The Petwood Hotel is proud to be a Leading Ally again this year.

Woodhall Spa 40s festival 2019

Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine with the dial set to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in 13th-14th July 2019, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.

Meantime, if you want to keep abreast of the plans, your best bet is to follow the festival on Facebook and do keep an eye on the official website too. Continue reading

New Dambusters Book

Image courtesy Charles FosterFrom Charles Foster:

I’m pleased to announce that my new book, The Complete Dambusters, will be published by History Press on 1 May.

“On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster aircraft from the RAF’s 617 Squadron set off to attack the great dams in the industrial heart of Germany. Flying at a height of 60ft, they dropped a series of bombs which bounced across the water and destroyed two of their targets, thereby creating a legend. The one-off operation combined an audacious method of attack, technically brilliant flying and visually spectacular results, but while the story of the raid is well known, most of the 133 men who took part in the raid are just names on a list. They came from all parts of the UK and the Commonwealth and beyond, and each of them was someone’s son or brother, husband or father. This is the first book to present their individual stories.”        Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, July 2017

Understandably, most new notices this month have something to do with next weekend’s famous 1940s festival. If you are planning to take part, you can find out more about this major event here.

Here are some alternative attractions that caught my eye:

 

July 12

The Holiday Proms – Sing for Britain

A concert by the Spa Singers, at St. Peter’s Hall. 7.30, admission £5 (£3 under 18s). Call 01526 860373 Continue reading

Gearing up for the 1940s festival

Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine and sets the dial to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in July – 15 / 16th, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.

Meantime, if you want to keep abreast of the plans, your best bet is to follow the festival on Facebook and do keep an eye on the official website too. Continue reading