Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Sneath’s Mill annual show

Sneath’s Mill Annual Autumn Show will be held in Lutton Village Hall on Saturday. Show entries can be delivered to the hall on Saturday between 9am and 11am, the hall will then be closed for judging and will reopen at 2pm. Look out for the show booklets which include details of both adult and children’s categories, the entry form and ...

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Fashion show for charity

Long Sutton fashion shop Shelia Tiller hosts an evening on “What to wear and how to wear it” at Gedney Church on Tuesday. The event starts at 7pm and tickets are £10, to include a glass of Prosecco and canapés. All funds raised will go to the church. Tickets are available from 01406 550207, 364624, 363673 or 363536.

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Inspiration for brides-to-be

Brides-to-be can get inspiration from two wedding fayres this weekend. The Break charity shop and Holbeach All Saints’ Church have teamed up to hold a fayre at the church from 7pm-9pm on Saturday. On Sunday the Loving Hearts Wedding Fayre takes place at Fydell House, South Street, Boston, from 11am-3pm. Admission is £1 and includes entry to prize draw.

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All welcome at quiz night

Paul’s Quiz Night takes place on Saturday at the Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove. Teams of 4 are invited and the cost is £1 per person. All proceeds are given back in the way of prizes and a raffle Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start. All welcome. For further information call 01406 330768.

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Coffee and cake event

Lorna Webb and her team of helpers are holding a coffee morning as part of Macmillan’s World’s biggest coffee morning. It will take place at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, from 10am to noon. As well as the coffee, there will be stalls selling cakes and preserves, vegetables, plants and a raffle.

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See what Pinchbeck has to offer at special event

Pinchbeck Live this weekend showcases what the village has to offer. St Mary’s Church will be decorated for harvest. There will be tower tours, a quilt display, children’s crafts and stalls (Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12pm-4pm). On Saturday night there will be a free concert from 7pm. The Baptist Church has a flower festival, stalls, art sale and display, with Lunch ...

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SPRINGFIELDS COLUMN: Strictly’s Brendan Cole to turn on festive lights

The first of our new stores opened last Saturday when Ernest Jones Outlet Collection opened its doors to the public. The launch went down exceptionally well with many great offers on top brands. There will be plenty of offers throughout the coming months just in time for Christmas. The refit for Fat Face is moving along at a fast pace ...

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LETTER: A massive thank you from Pavanotti

During the past year or so I have had the pleasure and privilege of performing, as Pavanotti, in many local churches and have helped them to boost their funds by around £3,000 in total. The reception I have received has been overwhelmingly wonderful and I am delighted to say that some people have even been to see me more than ...

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LETTER: Thanks for helping us donate £4000

Following a successful Two Lips charity ball held in May by Spalding and Welland Rotary Club, a total of £4,000 has been donated to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, LIVES, Friends of Johnson Hospital and our own Rotary charity. This is money raised from local people for local deserving causes. We wish to thank all our supporters and sponsors for ...

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LETTER: Ugly sights need removing

In response to letters about the riverside knitting: I am not the one who has stooped so low as to post personal insults as you people have. For one you assume some thugs have vandalised those ghastly knitted images. This may not be true, it may well be a resident that opens their curtains every morning to be confronted by ...

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Pianist opens concert season

South Holland Concerts open their season on Saturday with pianist Ashley Wass. Born in Skegness, Ashley has accomplished many notable international triumphs – he has been a winner of the famous Leeds Piano Competition, the London International Piano Competition, a BBC Radio 3 New Generation artist and the first solo artist to obtain an exclusive record deal with NAXOS records. ...

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Lucky escape for mother and pups

A dog who escaped death row and the next day unexpectedly gave birth to two pups is looking for a new home in South Holland. Staffordshire Bull Terrier Lucky was on that day’s “put to sleep” list at the pound when she was saved from a very sad ending by the team at Jerry Green Dog Rescue. She was taken ...

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Band needs new singer

Local band The Soundinjectors are looking for a female vocalist. The current lead singer is leaving after ten years due to family commitments. The band plays most weekends and could give an aspiring musician a chance to get on the entertainment ladder. The band is based in the Spalding area and rehearses once a week. Call Dean on 07790 547464 ...

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Disco fun for under sevens

Grab your dancing shoes and join the grooviest under 7s in town for the South Holland Centre’s popular Top of the Poppets family disco. This regular afternoon of music, dancing games and family fun is back on Saturday at 1.30pm. Tickets cost £3 per child, with no charge for accompanying adults and babes in arms. They are available from the ...

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Give It a Go sports event

A range of sports can be enjoyed at a special event being held in Spalding to celebrate the Paralympics. Give It a Go takes place at the Castle Sports Complex on Saturday, 11am-3pm. The free event is open to people of all ages and abilities. A wide variety of sports will be on offer including wheelchair basketball, boccia, fencing and ...

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Wings and things on show at annual model exhibition

The Fenland and Spalding Model Club holds its annual Wings and Things Show at the weekend. The show takes place on Sunday from 10am to 4pm, at University Academy Holbeach. Admission is £2 for adults and £1 for children and OAPs, Model clubs from around the country will be present as well as special interest groups, including a group who ...

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Lions table top sale

East Elloe Lions Club (Holbeach and the Suttons) is holding a table top sale at Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, this Sunday. Sellers can set up from 9.30am, while the public will attend between 11am and 2pm. Admission is 20p towards Lion charity funds. Refreshments will be available. Tables are available by calling 01406 424822.

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LETTER: Thanks to youngsters who helped

The Pennygate charity shop (Pennygate Patient Link) would like to thank all the youngsters who so kindly gave up their time and painted the shop’s interior. Also for the fundraising that was done by them. We thank all of you very much and wish you every success for the future. H Wright Manager Pennygate Patient Link Spalding

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LETTER: Wait until Mr Charismatic appears

In response to Matthew Mahabadi’s letter in last week’s edition of The Voice: Why vote for someone who cannot accept the result of a democratic vote? Plus the fact that the Conservative press and media are set on crucifying Mr Corbyn who never received the total support from the likes of Owen Smith. As for a government in waiting, Labour ...

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LETTER: Disgusted with the DVLA

I am absolutely disgusted with the DVLA. My son woke up to find his car had been clamped outside our home. The reason they say is that his car is not taxed. After a couple of checks, the DVLA recognised they have made a huge mistake – my son’s car is taxed. My son rang 101 to let the police ...

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