Events

Creative night a huge draw

There was nothing sketchy about the first Drink and Draw event last Thursday at Gin Bar in Spalding.Organised by Weston comic shop Strange Apparitions and Spalding Picture Framing, the event brought together the region’s creatives for a night of drawing, which included a beer mat decorating competition, won by Jason Martindale.Strange Apparitions owner Alexander Hunt said: “It was so nice ...

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Get ready for the Pumpkin Parade

Get a slice of the action on Friday as the Pumpkin Parade returns to Spalding. Now in its 18th year, Spalding Pumpkin Festival, which starts at 11am and closes at 8pm, attracts thousands of visitors with lots of things to see and do for all the family.Among the attractions will be charity stalls, a face painting competition, stilt walkers, a ...

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Join the audience for culinary radio show

A popular BBC food show will be broadcast from a Spalding venue next week, and you can get free tickets to attend.BBC Radio 4 show The Kitchen Cabinet is presented by Jay Raynor and will be on at 6.15pm on Tuesday, October 15.During the interactive show, Raynor will field audience questions.A BBC spokesman said: “The show is witty, fast-moving, and ...

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Care home fun has plenty of legs

Rats, snakes, millipedes and lizards were among the creatures raising interests for the residents of a Spalding care home. Southernwood Care Home in Matmore Gate invited those residents that wished to enjoy some more exotic animals last week. Barbara Thomas and snake Chris Knowles from the company Zoolab brought in a host of exotic animals for the residents to hold ...

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World’s biggest coffee morning

It’s that wonderful time again, when you can wolf down cake, tea and coffee with a good conscience as it’s for a good cause. The 2019 Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place nationally on September 27. There are plenty of places in South Holland taking part, why not try to fit in a couple and double your ...

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Phil Taylor powers fantastic hospital fundraiser

Pros and amateur dart players stepped up to the oche and raised a fantastic £7,000 for the Johnson Hospital with a charity darts night on Saturday. James Clayton beat Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor in the final of the tournament that included Wayne Mardle and Joe Cullen at Springfields. The organisers They also took on members of the public. Organiser and ...

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Planting day at cemetery

A tree-planting day will take place at Holbeach’s Hallgate Cemetery, this Sunday (September 22), starting at 10am. Recent cemetery improvements have included a memorial wall and garden, as well as resurfacing the roadway. Parish Council member Coun Rudkin said of Sunday’s event: “The cemetery has really come a long way since it opened in 2009 and I have been glad ...

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Woman’s Boobie Ball fundraiser

A women is celebrating a year of being cancer-free in style by throwing a spectacular Boobie Ball this weekend. Stars from Emmerdale are set to be in attendance for the event organised by Tina Rowe of Spalding to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and Prostate Cancer UK. The 41-year-old who runs Rose Letting Agency said: “Me and my mates ...

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Proms night hits the right note

The flags were flying high at The Elizabethan Social Club on Saturday as it held a special Last Night of the Proms. The Holbeach Town Band serenaded everyone and there was also some excellent solo songs from Sharon Bingham at the Whaplode Drove venue. The hall was decorated in red, white and blue while everyone was supplied with hats and ...

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Plenty of love in Weston

There was some big love for a new community group’s first event. Love Weston’s Big Picnic proved a huge success on Sunday with a fantastic turn out at the village park. The field was filled with activities including face painting, tug-of-war, bouncy castles, rock painting, vehicle displays and more. One of the most popular activities was the ‘Welly Wanging’ competition ...

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Village Tractor Run chugs along

Sunday morning saw another convoy of both modern and vintage tractors set off for the annual West Pinchbeck Tractor Run around the village and surrounds. More than 30 tractors took to the streets on September 8, after meeting at the village hall, where refreshments and entertainment were on offer. West Pinchbeck Tractor Run from the air (picture by Lincolnshire Drones). ...

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Fire station cash for Lighthouse Project

Representatives from The Lighthouse Project, Spalding charity have collected money raised at last weekend’s Spalding Fire Station open day. A Spalding Fire Station spokesman said: “Massive thank you to local businesses and community members who supported our event through donations and to everyone who attended.” The open day on Sunday raised £1,300, which was split between The Lighthouse Project, Spalding, ...

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Sandra’s memory walk for mum

A registered blind Spalding woman has organised a fundraiser memory walk for the Alzheimer’s Society following her mother’s diagnosis with the condition. Sandra Hudson has set up her first fundraising venture, which takes place on Thursday, September 12 at 11am at Springfields Outlet and Festival Gardens. Mrs Hudson said the charity has already been very supportive. Everyone is welcome on ...

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Final seaside veterans’ trip

Veterans charity fundraiser Harold Payne of Anglia Motel, Fleet, led his last fundraising parade of the year in Hunstanton last weekend. Harold has been organising trips back to the Normandy beaches on the Anniversary of the D Day landings. This year, he thinks, will be his last. Over the summer, Mr Payne has been taking veterans and his vintage military ...

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Spalding fire station picnic open day

Spalding Fire Station will host its annual charity fundraiser picnic and open day on Sunday, September 1. There will be live demonstrations, a barbecue, raffle and games, fire service shop, vintage fire engine, as well as police, LIVES and ambulance services. A fire station spokesman said: “We will be raising money for The Fire Fighters Charity and The Lighthouse Project ...

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South Holland to recognise Merchant Navy Day and anniversary of World War Two’s start

An Armed Forces service to commemorate the start of World War Two will take place in Spalding on Tuesday, September 3, at St Mar;ys and St Nicolas Church, alongside a council-run flag-raising marking Merchant Navy Day. The flag raising ceremony at the South Holland District Council offices, at 9.45am. The church service, which marks the day Britain declared war on ...

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Cowbit revs up for Fun on the Field

Cowbit’s annual Fun on the Field will have a few extra gears this weekend. That’s because the annual event will also boast a vintage car show as it takes place from 3pm on the Playing Field off Parkin Road. Cowbit man James Wilson-White will be there raising awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and the motor-sports lover offered to ...

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Thousands head back to the 40s

Thousands of people were transported back to the 1940s last weekend as a popular event returned for another year. Ayscoughfee Hall’s 1940s Weekend again proved a huge hit with those of all ages. A host of re-enactors brought the period surrounding World War Two to life on both days. The weather cleared on Sunday enough for a special Battle of ...

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Festival to get Holbeach shuffling

A brand new free festival aimed at young people is coming to Holbeach later this month, filled with live music performances, activities, games and food. Shuffle, organised by South Holland District Council, will run from 11am to 3pm on Friday, August 16, at Carter’s Park in Holbeach. It is free to attend and will offer a range of activities and ...

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Eleanor’s historic award

The last ever Baden Powell Award to be given out in Spalding has been awarded to a hard-working Guide. Eleanor Mowbray (14), of 1st Pinchbeck (St Mary) Guide Unit, has been presented with her Baden Powell Award. To gain the award she had to complete ten challenges which included holding a Ready, Steady, Cook evening, gaining the water safety badge ...

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