Woodhall Spa Country Show 2017

This year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show is only days away now, scheduled for Sunday the 21st of May. 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.

“Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have  encased them in brick and tile  as their living standards began to improve.” Continue reading

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Wolds Words Festival 2016

wolds_words_2016_150The Wolds Words Festival is back again in October, celebrating the rich, diverse and unique culture of rural Lincolnshire. This year Horncastle features for the first time, joining the traditional venues in Louth, Spilsby and Alford.

 

In Horncastle the Community Cinema Club offers film screenings in the Stanhope Hall on 19th October and 23rd November. For the details visit their website or email thestanhopehall@hotmail.uk.  The club is operated for the benefit of the community by a small dedicated team of volunteers who aim to show a wide range of films. Tickets are available from The Horncastle Music Shop or on the door.

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Woodhall Spa Country Show

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

The Enormous Crocodile comes to Woodhall Spa

Rhubarb Theatre are coming to the Book Fayre to present interactive storytime fun based on the Roald Dahl classic, for children from 2 to 5 years old, on April 19th, from 2 to 3 pm. For a free place, call 0152 6354501 or call into the bookshop. Singing, dancing and crafting are on the menu, so be warned!

“Watch out for the hungry croc – he loves to guzzle up little boys and girls! Join Rhubarb Theatre for this classic Roald Dahl tale.This storytelling workshop is full of fun filled drama, music and art – just bring the juicy and yummy kids!”

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: February 2016

Yesterday I spent an hour or so checking out the latest public notices. As research goes it was a very pleasant task, in the pre-spring sunshine, and I got the distinct impression that Woodhall Spa is waking up from the winter.

 

 

The Woodhall Spa and District Gardening Association is leading the way with three upcoming treats for the horticulturally inclined:

 

 

 

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From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, Christmas 2015

Only three weeks to go, so here’s a selection of festive events this month to put on your calendar, as advertised in the traditional way: Continue reading

From the village notice boards (Autumn 2015)

A selection of things to do and places to go in or near Woodhall Spa this Autumn, as advertised in the traditional way:

 

 

Halloween:

jubileePark_ball_posterJubilee Park Halloween Ball, Petwood Hotel, October 31, 7pm for 7.30. Tickets are £50 each, including a 3-course dinner, 2 bottles of wine on your table, complimentary bubbles on arrival and entertainment by ABBA Sensation and Coasty Disco

 

british_heart_logoCharity Social Dance: In aid of the British Heart Foundation, Coronation Hall, 7.30pm. Entry £4. Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and Line dancing. For details call 02526 388675

 

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