Our early spring selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa:
Returning to Woodhall Spa this month is international concert organist Nicholas Martin. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves, Music for Woodhall, 01526 353225. Website.
Nicholas Duke-Cox has undertaken extensive research over the past three years in preparation for a publication on the definitive history of the gardens at Petwood House, now the Petwood Hotel.
In a recent article written for The Kew Guild, Nicholas calls for primary evidence of landscape architect and naturalist William Goldring’s involvement at Petwood House, originally built for the furniture heiress, Grace Maple, then Baroness Eckhardstein, between 1905 and 1906.
Nicholas explains: “The fame of the gardens arose later c.1912 with the alterations and expansion to the original design, by Harold Peto. The literature knew of a first garden but not of its appearance. Thanks to the commissions of the Baroness to local professional photographer, John Wield, we have photographic evidence of the construction and maturation of that garden from 1906 to 1909.These images are unique. No one else ever had access to these gardens.”Continue reading →
Here’s our last selection of events for this year:
Come along to the Rotary Club of Horncastle’s Senior Citizens’ Concert. It’s at Banovallum School in Boston Road from 2 to 4pm, and attractions include the Horncastle Ukelele Band, Horncastle Community Choir and the Julie Deane dancers. Entrance is free and fun is guaranteed. Contact Mike on 01526 569870 or 07789 647 792. Last years’ concertContinue reading →
More things to do in and around Woodhall Spa before the Christmas rush, in date order:
There’s a coffee morning in aid of Lincoln’s St Barnabas Hospice, at The Inn, from 10.30 to 12am. All welcome. Admission £2.
Think of England. In the summer of 1943 Bett and Vera traveled the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. They’re back, (Bett and Vera that is) so join them at Minting Village Hall for a 1940s experience. Continue reading →
Some more suggestions for things to do within easy traveling distance from Woodhall Spa in the near future:
The Horncastle Theatre Company is proud to present Yes, Prime Minister, by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, directed by David Ireland, at the Lion Theatre, Bull Ring, Horncastle, Lincolnshire LN9 5HT from Wednesday 28 September to Saturday 1 October.
With the country on the brink of financial meltdown the PM is staring disaster in the face with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge? This amateur production is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.Continue reading →
This year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show is scheduled for Sunday the 22nd of May 2016. It’s shaping up to be the best yet, so come along any time between 9.30am and 5.00pm. You can find the showground along Green Lane opposite Canterbury Close (LN10 6QY), and a one way system will be operated on the day. All routes are signposted by AA signs.
“Throw a pot on a wheel; drive – no it must be sail – a radio controlled boat; have a go on the traditional fairground rides; enjoy the music from local musicians and Ka Ku Shi Gai, the Japanese drummers; try the dancing with the Woodhall Dance Fusion.”Continue reading →