Events

GALLERY: Pinchbeck Carnival 2019

Rain didn’t keep the crowds away from Pinchbeck Carnival at the weekend. The annual event offered something for everyone from dance demonstrations to the Essex Dog Display Team. Carnival Parade Queen, Abigail Slade and her assistants, Samuel Start and Gabriella Santana led the parade around the village. Other attractions included Diamondz School of Dance, Kuk Sool Wan, the Breaston Highlanders ...

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Holbeach Town and Country Fayre cancelled

This weekend’s Holbeach Town and Country Fayre has been cancelled after Holbeach registered one of the highest rainfalls in the country over the past two days. In a statement, organisers of the event, which was celebrating its 25th year, said: “After a lengthy meeting with the committee and the land owner, it is with great regret that due to the ...

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Time to party in Pinchbeck as the annual carnival comes to town

Pinchbeck Carnival is back this weekend with ‘Careers’ being the theme of three days of fun in the village. Newly crowned carnival queen Abigail Slade will lead the ever popular parade on Saturday flanked by prince Samuel Start and princess Gabriella Santana. It will leave Wimberley Way at 12pm and make its way to the Rotten Row Playing Fields were ...

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Saddle up with White Horse Writers Open Mic night

Spalding’s White Horse Writers group is hosting its second open mic night on Thursday, May 30. Serge’s Tapas on Francis Street is again hosting the eclectic mixture of poetry, prose and music, all by local performers. It follows on from the success of the first such event at the end of March. The event starts at 7.30pm and all new ...

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Festival promises fun for the family

Spalding Festival is set to be even bigger and better as it returns for 2019 this weekend. This year’s Spalding Round Table event is both an indoor and outdoor spectacle promising even more fun for all the family than before at the Castle Sports Complex. Not only is there set to be the usual fantastic array of beer and cider ...

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Holbeach Big Clean date coming up

The date has been set for this year’s Lincolnshire Co-op Big Clean. The event is set up to spruce up the town to help prepare for Holbeach in Bloom and takes place on Thursday, June 6. Meeting at All Saints’ Church at 9.30am, from 10am-4pm, volunteers can get together and get the town looking good. Lunch will be provided. A ...

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Spalding choir braves stage for charity

A Spalding choir made up almost entirely of newcomers hit the stage in Peterborough last week for a good cause. Never having sung before or with little experience, several men from Spalding got out of their comfort zone, took up the gauntlet and after auditioning, joined with others from all over the region, as part of the Men United in ...

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Happy Healthy Minds at Ayscoughfee Hall

Hundreds of people visited Ayscoughfee Hall across two days for two Happy Healthy Minds events. South Holland District Council’s Community Development team put the events on as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Around 350 people attended the classes, craft and information stalls on Saturday, May 11 followed by another 150 on Wednesday, May 15. A spokesman for the Community ...

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Regular sessions for activities club

A Holbeach activity group for adults with learning disabilities now holds sessions two days a week. Following its open day taster day session in February, the Goldhay Arts club now runs weekly at Holbeach Hub and will next month hold a coffee morning for people to go along and see what members have been up to so far. The regular ...

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Regular sessions for activities club

The chance to try your hand at woodturning will take place at a Weston garden centre this weekend. Members of the Fenland Woodturners Club will be on-hand all day at Baytree Garden Centre on Saturday, May 18, to show their skills with demonstrations, as well as the chance for people to try and make their own objects. The club this ...

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Hard work pays off for village parade

A cool Bank Holiday weekend failed to deter visitors from pouring into Moulton Chapel for the annual village parade. Decorated bicycles joined floats and vintage vehicles in the village on Sunday. The 39th annual event took months of planning and organisers were delighted that the chilly weather wasn’t an issue. “It is a good job it wasn’t the day before ...

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Roll up, roll up…..Tuby’s fair is here.

Pupils from several local schools for children with disabilities were once again among those to get the first to get a taste of Tuby’s Fun Fair as it rolled into Spalding again today (Thursday). For the last 40 years that the fun fair has arrived in town its teamed up with the Spalding Branch of Lions International for a sneak ...

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Local runners raise thousands at London Marathon

Marathon runners from South Holland joined the crowds in London at the weekend and raised thousands of pounds for charity. Spalding runner Trevor Darnes clocked an impressive 3hrs 48mins for his first marathon in the capital. The environmental health officer for Fenland District Council also raised around £6,000 for Neuroblastoma UK. His daughter Ashleigh, 21, had the childhood cancer as ...

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Working theme for village flower festival

Moulton Chapel Methodist Church’s annual Flower Festival opens its doors today (Thursday, May 2). This year’s theme is “Working Day and Night” and, as ever, there will be a host of fantastic floral displays as well as stalls and refreshments on offer. The annual Village Parade take place at 3pm on Sunday May 5 and the church will be open ...

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Poetry and singing at care home’s Easter event

A Spalding care home raised £142.20 for the residents comfort fund when it held a special Easter event last Monday. The Rt Rev Robert Gillion, Assistant Bishop of Lincoln, attended the event at St John’s Care Home and members of the residents’ choir and poetry club sang hymns, read Easter poems and shared Easter memories. Stephanie Lamont helped organise and ...

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Men’s Shed helps man’s recovery

The benefits of joining the Men’s Shed organisation has been highlighted by a South Holland man who was supported by members during cancer treatment. His wife died two years ago and the man, who wishes to remain anonymous, joined the Long Sutton branch of the charity which was established in 2017 and meets three times a week. During last year ...

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Egg hunt was a grand day out

Over 1,000 people had an egg-cellent time in the sun at Ayscoughfee Hall on Good Friday, raising more than a grand for charity. In total 420 young people and their families hunted the historic gardens to earn a chocolate in the Macmillan Easter Egg Hunt. Together with a host of games a total of £1,127 was raised for the charity ...

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Coffee group gets on board

A group that encourages the elderly and retired of Whaplode to get together for a cuppa, were making waves recently. Those that attend the regular Coffee Pot group which meets on Wednesday mornings in the village were among the first this season to enjoy Spalding’s Water Taxi. The regular attraction between the town and Springfields is back running for 2019. ...

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Get quizzical for school fence bid

Supporters of a Spalding school are getting quizzical in a bid to help it beat the vandals. St Paul’s Primary School has suffered damage to its outdoor equipment on several occasions in recent months. It’s led to The Friends of St Paul’s Community Primary and Nursery School to try to raise enough money to fund £3,000 security fencing. The group ...

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