From the Woodhall Spa notice boards: April / May 2016

Picture courtesy woodhallspa.orgI did the rounds of the village notice boards once again today to make notes for a long list of events coming up soon in and around the village. Here’s my pick of the bunch (in no particular order of interest): Continue reading

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New investment sought for Woodhall Spa

Since we started this blog just over a year ago we have reported on some important developments in Woodhall Spa, such as the acquisition of the old aerodrome by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the ongoing plans to restore the Spa itself, the Petwood Hotel Peto Gardens and the Woodhall Spa Football Club buildings, and the Book Fayre redevelopment.

All these improvements necessarily involve major investment, and now we hear that there’s more to come: Continue reading

Woodhall Spa Airfield to become a nature reserve

Great news for world war two buffs and local wildlife lovers – Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust announced recently that it has concluded the final phase of its purchase of the former RAF base at Woodhall Spa Airfield. The Trust will now begin developing the former airfield into a picturesque nature reserve rich in wildlife.

The Trust has thanked the many supporters who donated funds to help purchase the airfield. £450,000 was donated by WREN’s Biodiversity Action Fund Land Purchase Programme and a further £100,000 came as a legacy donation from Robert Thomas Pearson. The Trust also received substantial public donations.

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Woodhall Spa baths to be rescued after years of neglect

Picture courtesy NB HoldernessSince 1983 Woodhall Spa has been a spa town without a spa.

Until now. The badly decayed buildings have recently been bought by local building firm GN Construction who will work with Worldwide spa developers Wheway Lifestyle International to reopen the baths, which from the 1890s until the first world war were a magnet for visitors from far and wide seeking treatment for ailments such as rheumatism.

This should be welcome news to the people of Woodhall Spa, and the scheme should transform the experience of visitors who already swell the population of our “inland resort” during the summer season. Continue reading