Join the RAF Memorial Flight Club!

What a good idea!

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.

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Joy to the World: Horncastle and District Choral Society Christmas concert

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.



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Help build the Lego Stump

Image courtesy Parish of BostonHere’s something different to do – the Parish of Boston is constructing the iconic Boston Stump from Lego® bricks. Well, not the iconic church itself, the largest parish church in England but a model designed to raise funds for for the church’s education and community outreach efforts, and you can help by sponsoring a brick or two. The Boston project follows similar initiatives to create models of Chester and Exeter Cathedrals, and the recently completed model of Durham Cathedral.

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From the Woodhall Spa Noticeboards September 2017

So now the Forties weekend is but a fond memory and the summer gently gives way to Autumn, what’s new in and around the village according to Bill Stickers?




September 10

5 and 10k walks

Walk, jog or run – it’s up to you at the Stourton Estates at 9am, just off the A 158 at Baumber. The events are in support of the MacMillan and Lives charities, and the early bird fee is £10.00. Details and booking Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, July 2017

Understandably, most new notices this month have something to do with next weekend’s famous 1940s festival. If you are planning to take part, you can find out more about this major event here.

Here are some alternative attractions that caught my eye:


July 12

The Holiday Proms – Sing for Britain

A concert by the Spa Singers, at St. Peter’s Hall. 7.30, admission £5 (£3 under 18s). Call 01526 860373 Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa notice boards, June 2017

An eclectic mix this month – a floral festival in Minting, a musical evening in Martin, an organist who came to fame through Britain’s Got Talent, and a summer charity ball – both in Woodhall Spa.




June 10 & 11

Minting and Gautby Floral Festival Weekend. 

“Our two lovely little villages are holding a Floral Festival on the weekend of June 10th and 11th, to raise funds for both churches and Gautby Village Hall. The churches will be decorated with flowers around the theme of “Pastimes and Hobbies in the Countryside”. Each day starts off at Minting Village Hall at 10:30am and ends at 4:30pm. On Saturday, there will be a PLANT SALE at the village hall and the MR Ukulele Duo will perform in each church.” Full details

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards November 2016

More things to do in and around Woodhall Spa before the Christmas rush, in date order:




November 4

st_barnabas_logo_tw_106There’s a coffee morning in aid of Lincoln’s St Barnabas Hospice, at The Inn, from 10.30 to 12am. All welcome. Admission £2.



November 11

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