From the Woodhall Noticeboards March 2018

First trawl of the year!





March 20

Howard Beaumont is this month’s guest performer at Music for Woodhall. Howard has returned to the concert circuit with a new instrument, the Roland Atelier 350c portable organ which has all the big organ, jazz combo and orchestral voices to thrill the audience. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website          Continue reading


Adult Education Horncastle celebrates 100 years of the RAF

Adult Education Horncastle are hosting a Festival of Talks 2018, starting in April. “This year we celebrate each of the 100 years of the RAF. QEGS Horncastle continues on its well established and glorious journey alongside the RAF in Lincolnshire.  Being well placed in the centre of the county QEGS has welcomed hundreds of air force children through its doors, where it has nurtured them for however long their parents have been stationed in the area. In Adult Ed we do our part and help with training to ease the way back to Civvy Street.  Many members of staff continue to have affiliation with the RAF.  We celebrate them all!  Keep a look out on all media for updates…”

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Dutch Dambuster memorial opening announced

From Charles Foster – Dambusters blog:Image courtesy Charles Foster

“News…..from the appeal for a memorial near the spot on the Dutch coast where Melvin Young’s AJ-A was shot down returning from the Dams Raid, early in the morning of Monday 17 May 1943. Local organiser Jan van Dalen has announced that the appeal has now raised over €4600, and that a local stonemason has been commissioned.

The unveiling of the memorial will take place at 11.00 am local time on Friday 18 May 2018, at Castricum aan Zee.” Full details


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Dams Raid 75th Anniversary

From the Dambusters Blog:

Preparations are now in hand for events next summer to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Dams Raid. The first dates have now been announced:



Saturday 12 May 2018. The 617 Squadron Association Annual Dams Dinner will be held at the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa, for members of the Association and invited guests.

Sunday 13 May 2018, 10.00am. 617 Squadron Association Annual Wreath-laying Ceremony and Service, 617 Squadron War Memorial, Woodhall Spa. Members of the public welcome. Continue reading

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

Music for Woodhall: Mike Hall

Music for Woodhall’s guest performer this month is a regular contributor to BBC Radio’s ‘The Organist Entertains’. Mike Hall was born to musical parents and at the age of three, he was picking out melodies on the family piano. It wasn’t long before he was having piano lessons and by the age of 12 he was playing the mighty Compton Organ at the Grantham Granada. Mike will be on stage tomorrow (January 16) at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225.

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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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