Events

GALLERY – Walking in a Winter Wonderland

The magic of the season was brought to life for visitors to an illuminated winter wonderland. The elves at Springfields Festival Gardens were kept busy installing an array of colourful lights as part of the centre’s Christmas celebrations. Visitors were able to enjoy new zones for this year, including the Moon and Stars, an Elf Hideout, Christmas Hill and Woodland ...

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GALLERY – Lantern fun lights up Christmas in Holbeach

This year’s St Nicholas Fayre has been hailed a great success. Organised by Jane Francis, on behalf of the Holbeach Regeneration Community Interest Company, the event took place on Friday night and Saturday, in and around All Saints’ Church in Holbeach. The highlight was the children’s lantern parade which saw scores of families walk around the church with handmade lanterns. ...

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GALLERY – Christmas comes to Spalding

Christmas arrived in Spalding at the weekend with a special event in the town centre. With activities from 4pm to 8pm on Friday and again on Saturday from 10am to 3pm, there was plenty for everyone to enjoy. Vintage funfair rides proved popular, as did the visiting cast from this year’s panto Dick Whittington which will be at the South ...

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Santa Claus is coming to town thanks to South Holland Rotary

The South Holland Rotary Club will be taking Santa Claus out and about around Spalding again this December while raising money for local charities. From December 2-22 the volunteers will be pulling Christmas’s main man around for all the children to see.You can donate to the Rotary Club and the charities it supports without even leaving your home.You can text ...

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Weekend date for Pride Awards

After a six-month delay thanks to the pandemic, the Pride of South Holland Awards are finally being held this weekend. The awards have been held annually since 2013 and the 2020 winners were due to be revealed at a ceremony last June.But the event had to be postponed and is now being held this weekend at the South Holland Centre, ...

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Big party invite for supporters

Veteran’s supporter Harold Payne has issued an open invite to supporters of the recent Holbeach Remembrance parade to a celeration. Mr Payne will be hosting the event on Sunday, December 5 at his Anglia Motel in Fleet Hargate.“Everybody who supported the parade is welcome to come along. They will need to collect a free ticket first so we know how ...

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South Holland remembers the fallen

Crowds turned out in their hundreds to remember the fallen at services across South Holland on Sunday. Notes from The Last Post echoed around war memorials in towns and villages throughout the district to mark the start of two minutes’ silence observed by all. Veterans aged 100 mingled with teenage cadets in the event which also marked the centenary of ...

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Fire service take trophy in Remembrance Day battle with Police

Any rivalry between blue light services was put to one side to help raise money for charity on Sunday night. Members of the county’s fire and rescue and police officers from Spalding pulled on their football boots for a fiercely contested match. “The game did not disappoint and massive thanks go to everyone involved in setting this up,” said firefighter ...

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Welland Senior Forum meetings return following long break due to COVID-19

A group for the over-55s is back meeting after the recent enforced break. Welland Senior Forums held its first meeting recently after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. The discussion centred on future meetings and building the sessions back up. The next meeting is due to be held on Tuesday November 16 at the United reformed Church Hall on Pinchbeck Road ...

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Blue light clash for Poppy Day

Two emergency services are to clash on the football pitch, all in the name of charity this Sunday, (November 14). A team from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will take on a Lincolnshire Police XI for the Inter Services Remembrance Day Trophy at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Spalding at 7.30pm. The Remembrance Sunday event is being played to ...

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Craft Fair

The craft fair at Holbeach Women’s Institute Hall takes place on Sunday (Nov 7), not Saturday as reported in this week’s edition of The Voice. The event runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

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Potential Parade volunteers invited to attend training event at Anglia Motel

Volunteers who would like to help at a Remembrance Parade in Holbeach are being invited to a training event on Sunday. Health and safety will be on the agenda at the Anglia Motel, Fleet Hargate, owned by veteran’s supporter Harold Payne. He has taken on the organising of an unofficial parade in the town on November 14 after the parish ...

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Rebellion in the air at Gentlemen’s Society

There’s rebellion in the air at Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. The group’s latest lecture this Friday (October 22) is entitled ‘Rebellion, Revolution, Reform’ and is being delivered by dealer, author and lecturer Jasper Jennings. It will cover the surprising and intriguing stories to be found behind antiquarian prints during what historians call ‘the long 18th century’. SGS lectures at Broad Street ...

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Springfields fireworks display to mark centenary of Royal British Legion

Springfields Shopping Outlet annual firework display is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion ahead of its returning Remembrance Parade. The fireworks is set to be a fabulous display specially choreographed to great music for all generations at 8pm on November 4, with access from 6pm. The music has been put together especially for the event ...

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Festival set to help football loving Roman (3)

A festival in Donington this Sunday is set to help a Holbeach three-year-old lead his best life. The Roman Festival is being held as part of the fundraising for three-year-old Roman Wilson was left brain damaged after suffering two strokes before he’d even been born. He’s already defying doctors predictions with his development, though is paralysed on his right hand side, ...

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Pumpkin fun attracts the crowds

Spalding’s Pumpkin Festival has been hailed a success with a great turnout. The event, which took place on a Saturday this year rather than the traditional Friday evening, saw hundreds of people attend, enjoying the attractions organised by South Holland District Council’s Communities Team. Coun Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: “It went very well. “It was ...

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Brewing up for a good cause

It’s the season to raise a cup and some money for Macmillan Cancer Support.The official date for its annual coffee mornings to be held is Friday (September 24).But there’s plenty of mornings dotted around.Getting them underway was Saracen’s Head Village Hall on Thursday, September 16.They raised a brilliant £400 after volunteers baked a host of lovely cakes.A spokesman said: “It ...

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Decision day for parade plans

A decision on the Holbeach Remembrance Sunday parade was due to be made on Wednesday. A plea for volunteers to help steward the event went out earlier this month as there were fears it may not be able to go ahead.A final decision was due to be made when the town council and Royal British Legion held a meeting yesterday.Although ...

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Celebrating all things pumpkin

Pumpkin celebrations will be coming to South Holland with a family-centred event in Spalding. The celebration of horticulture and harvest will be in the town centre from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 9, with a variety of entertainment alongside the usual weekend market.Local businesses in the town centre are taking part in the annual window dressing competition and there ...

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Donington remembers

Donington is set to remember some of the World War Two veterans who passed through the village this weekend.The 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers Arnhem Service is being held at 10.30am on Sunday (September 26) at St Mary and the Holy Rood Church.This memorial service includes the presentation of the colours and the names of the fallen soldiers are read ...

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