Events

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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Art group readies exhibition

A collective of creatives is set to exhibit their work. Sutton Bridge Art Group are preparing for the upcoming art exhibition at St Matthew’s Church, Sutton Bridge. Members of the art group will be entering their paintings in a competition to be judged by the public. Last year’s winner was Lesley Robinson, this year herself and Chairman John Fitzsimmons are ...

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Lions celebrate achievements of the district’s determined children

A local charity group has celebrated some of the district’s most determined young people with its annual awards. The Spalding Lions Walk Tall awards each year celebrate youngsters in their final year of school who have succeeded in exceptional circumstances. Spalding Lions’ Elaine Mothers said: “Spalding Lions sponsor an Annual Prize for pupils in their final year of school to ...

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Cheers as Holbeach Music and Beer Festival hits the right note

There was plenty to raise a glass to as the Holbeach Music and Beer Festival  returned for another year. A host of top acts and a fantastic array of beers and ciders were on hand to be enjoyed at the King’s Field from Friday to Sunday. Tribute acts including Vicky Jackson as Pink and The Jam’d proved hits alongside local ...

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Care home fête is a winner

The St John’s Care Home summer fête was a fun-filled fundraising success last week, raising £470 for the home. “Everyone had a lovely time,” said co-organiser Stephanie Lamont. Bishop Robert Gillion opened the fête and joined the residents and staff choir for three songs. The fête was held inside because of forecast thunderstorms. Stephanie added: “We had stalls with games ...

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GALLERY: Fun weekend is hailed a success

Bakkavor once again hosted a fantastic fun weekend at Springfields. Despite the odd shower and thunderbolt on Saturday, record numbers visited the event on both days. Bakkavor organises the daytime fun weekend in Spalding, by way of a big thank you to all its colleagues in the UK. The company gives out free entry wristbands to those who want to ...

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Show off your garden and win

The Holbeach Front Garden competition is back, with prizes on offer to the green-fingered cultivators who take the top three spots. Whether your blooming garden is your pride and joy or you’re looking for a reason to get stuck into some landscaping, the Holbeach Front Garden competition is the perfect reason to share your time and effort. Organised by Coun ...

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Learning about town’s history

Local Brownies were on a hunt around Spalding recently as they learned about some of the history of the town. Clues were placed around the centre based on the Portrait of a Town bronze sculptures dotted around. A total of 46 Brownies took part in the event from the 3rd and 5th Spalding and 1st Pinchbeck packs. Organiser Kerry Weetman ...

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Holbeach Food Festival keeps getting stronger

Around 3,000 people descended on Carter’s Park last weekend as Holbeach’s Food Festival returned bigger and stronger than ever. For the first time the event was held over two days and Sunday also incorporated a hugely popular South Lincolnshire Strongest competition that produced entrants from as far afield as Newcastle and Nottingham. That was alongside food merchants, a host of ...

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Bigger portion of tasty food fest

The annual Holbeach Food Festival is back bigger and stronger than ever this weekend and even includes an inaugural strongman competition to be refereed by Geoff Capes. For the first time the Carter’s Park festival, which is free to attend, will be held over two days, this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. As ever there will be a ...

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UAH pupils turn on the style at prom

Holbeach could have been momentarily mistaken for Hollywood last week as pupils arrived in style to their school prom. The Year 11 pupils from University Academy Holbeach showed plenty off plenty of glitz and glamour on Friday, June 21 as they arrived at the school year-ending bash in a whole host of incredible vehicles and clothes. A large crowd of ...

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Get ready for the Crowland Show

The historic Crowland Show is back bigger than ever for 2019. Snowden Field will once again host the town’s top attraction on Saturday, June 29. The event has its origins in the pre-World War Two Crowland Foal Show but was reinvigorated as an annual event in 1978. It’s continued to grow since then and this year incorporates the Party in ...

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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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