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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RIP Dr Mary Stopes-Roe

Dambusters Blogger Charles Foster has told us that there will be a public service of celebration for the life of Dr Mary Stopes-Roe at 1.30pm on Wednesday 12 June at St Mary’s Church, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8HW.

“Mary Eyre Wallis was born in York in 1927, the second of the four children of Barnes and Molly Wallis. When her father’s job at Vickers took him to Brooklands in Surrey, the family moved to nearby Effingham. Mary went away to boarding school at Godolphin School in Salisbury, and was a pupil there in the run up to the Dams Raid in 1943.             Continue reading

The Dambusters outdoor screening

The Petwood Hotel and the Kinema in the woods are proud to present an outdoor screening of Michael Anderson’s wartime epic ‘The Dam Busters’ starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Friday 17th May 2019 is the day for your diary and the show begins at 9.00pm in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel. Tickets are only available directly from the Kinema in Woods. Book online here

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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

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.

Good News for Dambusters fans

After a decade of disappointments, Dambusters blogger Charles Foster is happy about the prospects of a new film based on James Holland’s 2012 book, Dam Busters: The Race to Smash the Dams 1943: “Director Peter Jackson’s recent announcement that he is pressing on with his project to remake The Dam Busters film has been widely welcomed. “It’s just a great story. It’s always been a great story,” he told the Daily Telegraph on Thursday. “But it’s an even greater story now than it was in 1955 because back then there was still so much of the story that was under The Official Secrets Act.”

The full story      

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