1 July at 12:00–15:00, The Black Swan, 93 High Street, LN4 4RF Coningsby
So the next exciting event for the Lancaster Legends is a Duck Race/fun afternoon!! Details are just being finalised but you can start buying your ducks now! Ducks are £2.50 each and can be purchased via this event page or from a Lancaster Legends member. The race will start at approximately 1.30pm and you have a chance to win.
If you are based in or near the city of Lincoln, you are welcome to come along to a talk and signing session I am doing at the city’s Waterstone’s bookshop on Tuesday 10 July at 6.30pm. I will be telling some of the family stories I came across while researching my Complete Dambusters book as well as showing some pictures which weren’t used in the final publication. I will also be debunking some of the often-repeated mythical stories about how the men who took part in the Dams Raid were chosen.
“The second weekend in July 2018 will see the very best of our region, as two highly successful events that celebrate Lincolnshire’s unique role in World War II will take place in partnership. Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend will – for one year only – take place on the same weekend, 7-8 July 2018. The “Blitz spirit” partnership forged between the two volunteer committees means huge opportunity for visitors to attend two of Lincolnshire’s best summer events in one fantastic weekend.”
Whether or not you have been to this highly successful and popular annual time-warp event before, it’s a very good idea to visit theofficial festival website, especially if you want to make the most of the wide range of events on offer, contact the organisers or find out where to park. You can also check out feedback from previous years and browse the gallery of photos from last year’s festival – and much besides.
If you do social media, you can also track the latest notices and responses on Twitter and Facebook: Continue reading →
……at Tattershall Castle. Or at least there will be, on Saturday June 9th when you can make your very own pet dragon, take it with you on the Dragon Quest then enjoy watching The Reluctant Dragon presented by Quantum Theatre as the sun goes down. Details here
But if dragons are not your thing, or the date does not fit your plans, Tattershall has other events which reflect the history of the castle. From May 26th to 30th you can spend a day learning how archery helped put food on the medieval table, meet the Wolfshead Bowmen, hear about hunting techniques and test your skills with a longbow. Details hereContinue reading →
It’s a shame that Budgens have removed their noticeboard, but there are still plenty of events on the others, so here’s our selection for the month ahead. Take your pick: a trip to the BBC Gardener’s World and Good Food Show, a Big Band Night, a Banovallum Brass Concert, organ music at St. Peter’s or a good old car boot sale. Up to you!
This month’s visiting organist at Music for Woodhall will be Ryan Edwards. “Ryan’s continued popularity on the circuit could be a result of his fresh approach to organ playing which is reflected in the variety of styles of music in his concert programme. He understands the need to awaken new interest in the organ especially in his generation by appealing to both traditional and modern tastes.” He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves 01526 353225. Website
A fascinating new post from Charles Foster’s Dambusters Blog:
“It’s sad to have to report that the film director Michael Anderson died on Wednesday night, at the age of 98. He was best known to readers of this blog as the director of the 1955 film, The Dam Busters, but this was just part of his long career in the film business. At the time of his death he was the oldest living Oscar nominee for best director.”
“By the early 1950s, he was under contract as a director to Britain’s biggest film studio, Associated British Pictures, for whom he would eventually produce five films. ABP had bought the rights to Paul Brickhill’s best-selling book, The Dam Busters and commissioned a script from the writer of Journey’s End, R C Sherriff. Anderson was selected as director”
“What is not widely known………is that the film was nearly scuppered by a contractual dispute with Guy Gibson’s widow, Eve, after the shooting was completed. Continue reading →