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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Travel the Aviation Trails

“These series of trails are the musings of an aviation enthusiast with too much time on their hands. I simply have a love of aviation (in particular military) having been introduced by my father’s stories of his time in the Royal Air Force during the 1950s.”

This is the opening gambit by the writer of “Aviation Trails”, a blog inspired by his own love of aviation which stems from his father and his own love of aircraft. This is a personal treasure trove for all those interested in aviation, featuring 53 trails throughout Great Britain, from Kent to the Scottish Borders, packed with info and pictures. Coningsby and Woodhall Spa airfields feature in Trail 1.

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Road works in Horncastle, Woodhall Spa and Kirkby on Bain

Major road works in Horncastle started yesterday, involving carriageway resurfacing, junction and traffic signal improvements in the town centre and the construction of a new shared footway/cycle pathway on Langton Hill.

Phase 1: West Street to be reconstructed from the junction with Reindeer Close to the Bridge Street/Prospect Street junction. Works are scheduled to end by September 10th.

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Van Gogh Day – for all the family

Local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor invites you to a day at the Petwood Hotel dedicated to the art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved painters. You can discover his life and work in the Garden Room, against the background of the hotel’s restored Peto gardens, and view five painted copies of Van Gogh’s great paintings in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, copied by Edward. The date for your diary is July 22, and the event runs from 11am to 4.30pm

At 2pm Edward will give an informal talk about the paintings he has copied and examine the myths which cling to the artist. Also on offer, a sumptuous collection of books and catalogues featuring every surviving Van Gogh painting, print and drawing, and even a chance to win a set of prints and a Petwood voucher by doing your own copy of a Van Gogh drawing.           Continue reading

Jubilee Park pool in ten best lidos survey

The open air swimming pool in Jubilee Park recently featured in the Guardian’s ten best lesser-known UK Lidos. Well, quite right too. Here’s what they said:

Jubilee Park, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. Tucked into the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside, Woodhall Spa has a charm that harks back to simpler times. At its heart is Jubilee Park, featuring recreation grounds, rose gardens, a bandstand and a heated 33-metre pool that sits in its own immaculately manicured grounds. There is a lovely campsite in the park, right next to the pool, so campers can practically roll out of bed into the water. Next to the main pool is a baby pool, and there’s a slide and a fountain to entertain younger swimmers. While lounging on the grass with a good book and some cake from the excellent on-site cafe is another option.”   
• jubileeparkwoodhallspa.co.uk
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Organ recital: Colin Walsh

Colin Walsh – Organist Laureate at Lincoln Cathedral is returning to St. Peter’s Church Woodhall Spa on Tuesday 3rd July at 2pm for a free recital. All welcome!

 

 

 

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“Colin Walsh is an English organist, who has played many recitals in various religious venues in England as well as two at the Royal Festival Hall. He has also played in many European countries and New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the USA. Some of his work has been released on the Priory label. He has worked as an organist or assistant organist at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle; Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; Salisbury Cathedral (1978-1985); St. Albans Cathedral (1985-1988); and Lincoln Cathedral. In July 2002 there were plans to sack Walsh, whom The Telegraph described as “one of Europe’s finest church organists”, after differences with the Precentor, Andrew Stokes; however this plan was dropped and he was given a new role. Since January 2003 he has been Organist Laureate of Lincoln Cathedral.” [BBC Music profile]              Continue reading

Petwood Cours D’Elegance

The Petwood Concours D’Elegance returns on Sunday 12th August with Jazz entertainment on the Terrace.

Gates open at 10am. Admission is free for visitors. Entrant charges on the day of £10 cars/£7 motorcycles.

Enjoy a Hog Roast £7.50 or Sunday Lunch available in the Restaurant (booking required).

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