Here’s our selection of events for the next few weeks:
Coningsby, Tattershall and District History Society: There’s a talk by Michael Credland at 7.30 pm, titled “Tommy Goes to War”, at the New Methodist Chapel, Silver Street, Coningsby. Entrance £2.00. Contact 01526 354954
Michael is a well-respected authority on the role of the Lincolnshire Regiment in the Great War and on war memorials, and has presented his research and expertise in various publications.
Christmas in the air, but there’s plenty of pre-festive things going on in and around the village. Here’s our selection for the next few weeks:
The Cottage Museum hosts a public lecture in the Women at War series, “Granny Goes to War”, by John Weaver, to be held at the Golf Hotel at 2pm. Entrance is £7, including refreshments. Contact 01526 352456, email: email@example.com
“These series of trails are the musings of an aviation enthusiast with too much time on their hands. I simply have a love of aviation (in particular military) having been introduced by my father’s stories of his time in the Royal Air Force during the 1950s.”
This is the opening gambit by the writer of “Aviation Trails”, a blog inspired by his own love of aviation which stems from his father and his own love of aircraft. This is a personal treasure trove for all those interested in aviation, featuring 53 trails throughout Great Britain, from Kent to the Scottish Borders, packed with info and pictures. Coningsby and Woodhall Spa airfields feature in Trail 1.
The Petwood Hotel is the proud sponsor of this 55-mile cycling and walking trail, just one of eight on offer around the city of Lincoln and surrounding countryside commemorating 100 years of the RAF and the close association that Lincoln and Lincolnshire has with aviation. It’s part of Visit Lincoln’s 100 Voices initiative, which tells the story of the RAF through the people who have experienced it, both men and women, in military and civilian roles. The 100 Voices are presented on “Wings” placed in a hundred Lincoln and Lincolnshire locations that have an association with the RAF.
This circular trail starts in Lincoln and brings you via the Water Rail Way to the Woodhall Spa wing near the war memorial, only a short ride or walk to The Petwood, where you can experience the famous “Dambusters” 617 Squadron Officers’ Mess. Continue reading →
1 July at 12:00–15:00, The Black Swan, 93 High Street, LN4 4RF Coningsby
So the next exciting event for the Lancaster Legends is a Duck Race/fun afternoon!! Details are just being finalised but you can start buying your ducks now! Ducks are £2.50 each and can be purchased via this event page or from a Lancaster Legends member. The race will start at approximately 1.30pm and you have a chance to win.
Coningsby Aviation Heritage Centre is now open for visits on the first Sunday of each month. It’s based in the old NAAFI at RAF Coningsby and you can request a visit by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is disabled access to the centre and admission is free. Visits will depend on volunteer availability. Continue reading →
When you join the RAF Memorial Flight Club, here’s what you will get straight away:
Visitor guide – the official guide to the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) and its historic aircraft
Latest Club magazine – behind-the-scenes news and images from the Flight, plus some fascinating wartime history
Aircraft data sheets – specifications of the Spitfire, Hurricane, Lancaster and Dakota
Member gifts – a membership card, pin badge, car sticker, wall planner, poster and pen.
Free aircraft hangar tours – show your membership card at the BBMF Visitor Centre, RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire and you can claim a free tour of the aircraft hangar. A tour normally costs £7 for adults.
Automatic entry into a monthly members’ ballot to win exclusive prizes such as VIP visits to the BBMF at RAF Coningsby, tickets to a BBMF flying-display event, prints and artwork signed by BBMF pilots, memorabilia signed by BBMF pilots, books, DVDs and other merchandise.