International Bomber Command memorial video

Here’s a clever video about the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, posted on Facebook by BBC Look North: (Click on the loudspeaker icon to hear the music.)

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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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Castaway in Horncastle

The doughty Horncastle Players are now busy rehearsing this year’s pantomime – Robinson Crusoe. Suspend disbelief as Dame Crusoe, her son Robinson, the Captain of the ship Hans Free and Schumacher the gorilla cast off from Horncastle fish docks only to be wrecked on a desert island ruled by the evil pirate Queen.

Of course there are the traditional chases, fights and love interests to keep you on your toes. The show opens on January 24 and runs Wednesday to Saturday over two weeks. Continue reading

Comedy at the Petwood: “The Wedding Reception”

Packing 5-star reviews from London’s West End and Edinburgh Fringe, this bonkers immersive comedy from Interactive Theatre International, the makers of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience, promises to love, honour and disarray…

The Wedding Reception sees Kate and Will expecting a small party to celebrate their wedding – but Kate’s mum had other plans! Cue uninvited guests, misbehaving family and secrets better left in the closet…

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A white Christmas at Gunby Hall

This weekend Gunby Hall is open for a very special Christmas experience. From 11am to 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, (December 9 and 10,) you can enjoy seeing the house sparkle with white decorations, follow the snowy owl trail in the house, sing carols around the piano and tuck into a lovely mince pie in the tea-room. And if there’s no snow, they will give nature a helping hand…..

Entry is free to National Trust members, otherwise normal prices apply, pay at the gate. Call 01754 890102 or Details here

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Visit the grey seals at Donna Nook

For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.

This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:

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From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: Year End 2017

Before you get stuck into the turkey and plum pudding, here’s our last selection of events for this year:




November 18: Christmas Fayre at the community centre in Alexandra Road, 10.30am to 3pm



November 21

Music for Woodhall’s guest performer will be international organist Chris Stanbury. Chris will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website Continue reading