Sing along at the Wartime Proms in Woodhall Spa tomorrow

From The Horncastle Times:

The Spa Singers invite you to sing for Britain at a special Wartime Proms in St Peter’s Church, The Broadway, Woodhall Spa on Wednesday, July 15 at 7.30pm. The concert marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe. Sing along and wave your flags to songs that kept the nation’s spirits high, and hear some  speeches of the time.

Tickets:  £5 (£3 concession)  available at the door or call Tony, 01526 351373 or Jan, 01526 860373, or e-mail


VE day at the Petwood

Geoff runs LincolnshireTV and broadcasts on Siren FMOur first guest blogger Geoff Thompson wrote an article yesterday about his VE day weekend at the Petwood Hotel, published on Tripadvisor and re-posted here:

“This was my sixth stay at the Petwood, and no less a pleasure than all of the others. Parking is never a problem, and the splendid grounds never fail to lift the spirits as soon as I enter the gate. The staff were helpful and friendly, and I was soon relaxing in the comfortable oak panelled rooms of this remarkable country mansion turned hotel, by way of a spell as the home of officers of the famed ”Dambusters” Squadron.

That wartime history is not just a memory in this grand mock Tudor to Jacobean house; the bar once serving pints of beer to those heroic airmen is an atmospheric oasis of artifacts of those grim days, in a setting not too far removed from the cosy sanctuary of respite it once was. Continue reading