Keep up with the seals at Donna Nook

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are publishing a weekly update on this year’s seal count at Donna Nook, provided by their warden on site. The first pup birth was recorded on October 22, and by November 2 the total was up to 67 pups, 15 along the fence-line, the others hiding.

The web page is updated once a week, usually on a Friday. You can also compare the seal count with recent years. Here’s the update link.

Evaluation Report: See the seals safely  (Heritage Lottery Fund)

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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 August / September 2018

Here are some things to do in the next few weeks. Weather permitting!

 

 

 

August 4

Come along to the Woodhall and District Gardeners’ Association annual Flower and Produce Show. It starts at 2pm, and the presentation of cups and prizes is scheduled for 3.45pm. Entry is £1, children free. Refreshments too!

 

August 21
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New website: Top ten RAF warplanes

From the Sopwith Camel to the Eurofighter Typhoon via the Avro Lancaster, here’s a present for RAF warplane enthusiasts. Fine illustrations, fascinating videos, clear technical information, concise writing, interesting quotes.  Aircraft Of The RAF, A Tour Of The Royal Air Force’s Top 10 Planes, by Greg Allwood and James Knapman, from The Forces Network.

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Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s weekend: plan ahead!

“The second weekend in July 2018 will see the very best of our region, as two highly successful events that celebrate Lincolnshire’s unique role in World War II will take place in partnership. Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival and Thorpe Camp 1940s Weekend will – for one year only – take place on the same weekend, 7-8 July 2018. The “Blitz spirit” partnership forged between the two volunteer committees means huge opportunity for visitors to attend two of Lincolnshire’s best summer events in one fantastic weekend.”

Whether or not you have been to this highly successful and popular annual time-warp event before, it’s a very good idea to visit the official festival website, especially if you want to make the most of the wide range of events on offer, contact the organisers or find out where to park. You can also check out feedback from previous years and browse the gallery of photos from last year’s festival – and much besides.

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards June / July 2018

Less than a month to go for the Forties Festival, (July 7/8) but in the meantime, there’s plenty going on the village. Here’s our latest What’s On guide, culled from the famous white fence:

 

 

 

June 10

Go crazy at the Cottage Museum’s Mad Hatter’s Tea party. The fun starts at 2.pm and there may well be zany games and an unusual version of croquet on the lawn. Web Page             Continue reading