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?
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 bookingContinue reading →
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
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 →
After months of fundraising, members of Woodhall Spa’s Jubilee Park Bowling Club decided to use their own people power to finish the job of building their much needed new clubhouse. They can now afford a £30,000 prefabricated building to provide larger premises, with its own kitchen and disabled toilets, but that’s just for starters.
To avoid further costs club members have been out on the site in the park with diggers and tools preparing the foundations for the building, having cleared the site themselves and taken down the old clubhouse – all under their own steam.
Well over a year ago, I reported onthe campaign by Woodhall Spa Football Club to raise up to £25,000 to build a community Pavilion, through the Aviva Community Fund. It may have seemed then a long shot back then, but a few days ago the dream came true as celebrity comedian Robert Webb and MP Victoria Atkins officially opened Woodhall Spa United Junior Football Club’s new £363,951 changing pavilion.
The original fundraising effort was only the beginning; in fact the project was made possible by a £235,183 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which provides grants towards developing new or refurbished grassroots football facilities. Continue reading →
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust opened up Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve this weekend for Lincolnshire Heritage Day. Some of the highlights included a flock of greylag geese swooping across the lakes, an osprey soaring majestically above the airfield, as well as a flypast by a Spitfire and a Lancaster Bomber. Today the trust has thanked everyone who came along and all those who have supported their work in turning the airfield into a home for wildlife.
Those interested in the history of the airfield may also be interested in a talk to be given by Dave Bromwich, Head of Reserves at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, in Sleaford on Monday February 20 next year. Details hereContinue reading →