From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards: October / November 2018

Christmas in the air, but there’s plenty of pre-festive things going on in and around the village. Here’s our selection for the next few weeks:

 

 

 

November 10

The Cottage Museum hosts a public lecture in the Women at War series, “Granny Goes to War”, by John Weaver, to be held at the Golf Hotel at 2pm. Entrance is £7, including refreshments. Contact 01526 352456, email: info@cottagemuseum.co.uk

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New TV cop drama set in East Lincolnshire

” When high-flying US police chief Bill Hixon lands in Boston, Lincolnshire, with his 14 year-old daughter Kelsey in tow, he’s hoping they can flee their painful recent past. But this unfamiliar, unimpressed community will force Bill to question everything about himself and leave him asking whether it’s Boston that needs Bill, or Bill that needs Boston?”

Such is the storyline of “Wild Bill”,  an new detective series commissioned recently by ITV. It stars Rob Lowe as the high-flying US cop who will shake up the East Lincolnshire force; you might recognise him from The West Wing, Parks and Recreation, Code Black or St. Elmo’s Fire.           Continue reading

Viking Festival this weekend

The Vikings arrived in England in 789 AD and their presence here lasted until 1066, when the invading Norsemen lost their final battle with the English at Stamford Bridge. Their influence on our county was profound, and it will be celebrated this weekend, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October, at the Skegness Viking Festival.

You can explore a living encampment and smell the Vikings cooking, watch them making arrows or sharpening their swords and even and have a go yourself. On Saturday evening, from 5pm to 7:30pm, down on the beach you can witness the largest Viking battle these shores have seen for years! Fire jugglers and a firework display will finish off the evening.              Continue reading

All things sausage

It’s that time again, when you can join in the celebrations the county’s finest bangers at Lincoln Castle. The date is Saturday 13th October: 10am to 5pm.

Expect food stalls offering the best Lincolnshire produce from award-winning Select Lincolnshire members, children’s entertainment and live music. Lincoln Castle and Castle Hill itself will be filled with stalls selling all types of produce, and of course there will be an abundance of Lincolnshire Sausages on offer for people to buy and eat on the day or to take away and enjoy at home. Also entertainment from local chef Rachel Green’s cooking demonstrations, performances from The Cosmic Sausages, Juggling Jim, and everyone’s favourite: Mr Sausage himself! Continue reading

From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards, September / October 2018

Autumn’s in the air, but there’s still a lot going on in and around the village. Here are some seasonal suggestions for time out:

 

 

 

September 18

Music for Woodhall welcomes one of the team of resident organists at the famous Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Born and educated in Wigan, Lancashire, John has been playing the organ since the age of 8 and he’s been at the Blackpool Tower since he took up the job at the age of 16, straight from school. John’s unique playing style means he is always in demand to both ballroom dancers and die hard fans of organ music.

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Lincolnshire dialects appreciation group

I was told wen I were a yungun to find misen a good big fen wench to wed. Cos wen hoss dies yow cn hich er to plow. Quit your yawpin’ and bealin’! Yor yuckin and snatchin like a broken winded pissmyre. “Wim-wams fer winder-shutters”. Ya daft wazzack! What tha piggin erries a ya muckin aboot at!

Just a few Lincolnshire dialect pearls gleaned from a new Facebook Group, the Lincolnshire Dialects Appreciation Society. If you understand any of this, or you want to, then you can join the closed group here. Want some more?

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We Happy Few: book now!

The Horncastle Theatre Company’s next production is billed as a comedy drama. It’s about an all-female theatre company touring Britain during the darkest days of World War Two, written by a well-known actress and premiered in the West End. The well-known actress is Imogen Stubbs (Lady Nunn) and the play is directed by the indefatigable Penny Holland. You can catch it on the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st July, 7.30 pm at the Lion Theatre. Booking: Horncastle Music Shop (01507 526 566) or On Line. Tickets: £7 (Concessions £6)

The play is inspired by the real-life Osiris Players, whose travelling productions during the war inspired many to take up the profession – Judi Dench to name but one.

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