Countdown to Woodhall Spa forties weekend 2019

40s_police_box_150Once again Woodhall Spa braces itself for the annual journey back in time that is Forties Weekend. This year the festival is scheduled for this weekend (July 13 / 14.) Mostly the fun is free; there is a charge of £7.50 for Park and Ride and some concerts and dances are ticket only. For all the latest news, visit the forties weekend home page. If you haven’t been before, here’s a taste from 2017:

Petwood events
Mad about the forties
Last year

The Petwood Hotel is proud to be a Leading Ally again this year.


International Bomber Command D-Day Concerts

As part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day the International Bomber Command Centre is pleased to present a weekend of concerts.

Saturday the 8th June sees a celebration of all things 40’s – tributes to Vera Lynn, George Formby, Flannagan & Allen, Gracie Fields, Andrews Sisters, G.I. Frank Sinatra, Windsor Davis & Don Estelle, with Air Raid Warden as host & Compere, delivered with five piece band for full show. The evening will also include sketches and skits from It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Dad’s Army. Tickets are £25.00 per adult (Children free).Parking at £5 per car. Book online now.
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Medieval Falconry Weekend at Tattershall Castle

Picture credit Richard Croft (Wikimedia Creative Commons)Tattershall Castle has a full programme of special events this year, starting with another opportunity to be be transported back to the ‘golden age of falconry’ with Raphael Historic Falconry, the longest established professional historic falconers in the UK. You can watch these historically accurate birds swoop and soar and learn all about hawking in Lord Cromwell’s time.


This weekend attraction is on Saturday June 29  and Sunday 30 June 30, from 11 am to 4 pm, no booking needed. It’s free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue (apart from National Trust members.) For full details visit this National Trust web page. Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa Noticeboards May 2019

Spring is well and truly sprung so here’s another selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa. Plenty to choose from this month  – a car boot sale, a public lecture and some organ music!




May 6

The Woodhall Spa Town Bowls club is hosting a Car Boot Sale, starting at 8.30. Entrance fees are £6 on the day or £5 if you book in advance. Call 01526 352185 for booking and details.          Continue reading

Woodhall Spa 40s festival 2019

Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine with the dial set to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in 13th-14th July 2019, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.

Meantime, if you want to keep abreast of the plans, your best bet is to follow the festival on Facebook and do keep an eye on the official website too. Continue reading

An evening at the Petwood with Bill Ramsey

Join us on April 4th for An Evening With Bill Ramsey – the last Vulcan Captain. At 7pm Bill will be talking us through his truly extraordinary career which includes flying the Lancaster and Dakota with the BBMF, four years as Wing Commander with the Red Arrows and so much more.

This is the first of a series of talks called ‘An Evening With…’ which we will be hosting throughout the year. It is not an event you want to miss! The Petwood will be making a donation from tickets sales to Bill’s chosen charity, The People’s Mosquito.

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Dave Hands at the Petwood

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our event An Evening With Dave Hands. We know this will be disappointing for a number of you but there are still tickets available for An Evening With Bill Ramsey on Thursday 4th April.