Events

Cathedral of Fens gets ready for flower festival

A village church dubbed the Cathedral of the Fens is gearing up for its 49th flower festival next month. Thursday, July 23, will see the start of the event at Gedney Church, where arrangements will be in the theme of Living with History. It takes two days and more than 70 arrangers to prepare the church for the hugely popular ...

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Making the best of a rainy day for Pinchbeck parade

The Best of British was on display – despite the typical English weather – at Pinchbeck Carnival. Light showers and heavier downpours failed to dampen the enthusiasm of all the village groups who took to the streets for the annual parade. Those who took part, including the village school, kids’ club, pre-schools, rainbows, brownies and guides, represented the theme in ...

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Spalding lunch to commemorate D-Day could become annual function

A social event organised as part of D-Day remembrance in Spalding was held on Monday (June 8). Twenty six people enjoyed a carvery meal at The Ship Albion in Albion Street. It was the first event of its kind organised by Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion and included guests from Spalding branch of the Parachute Regimental Association. It ...

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Spalding and Sutton Bridge banners designed to mark 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

These flags depicting images of Spalding and Sutton Bridge have been created to be part of the Magna Carta 800 celebrations. The flags will take part in events to mark the anniversary before being paraded at Lincoln Castle on Saturday (June 13), where they will be displayed on the castle walls. Twenty flags have been created by two artists working ...

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Free football training session in Surfleet for girls aged 7-11

A free girls’ football session is being offered on Saturday, June 20 to coincide with this year’s Women’s World Cup. Run by Give It Some Fizz Fitness, Sports and Education, at Surfleet’s Glen Park, it is open to girls aged from 7-11 and runs from 2pm-3pm. Sessions run regularly from 2pm-3pm every Saturday (except June 13) at Glen Park, giving youngsters ...

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury to feature in Long Sutton churches mission

The churches of Long Sutton have organised a special event giving people a chance to experience and discover the Christian good news about Jesus. This Life Live It runs until Sunday (June 14) and offers the chance to share films, food and music, drama and dance. Thursday sees drama workshops, bible teaching, film showings and “Make your own music” with ...

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Public invited to attend Pedals’ second Spalding Cycling Forum

Members of the public are being encouraged to attend the second Spalding Cycling Forum this week. The town’s cycling action group Pedals is staging the forum, chaired again by local MP John Hayes. As well as Pedals members David Jones (chairman) and Roger Smith (forum organiser), there will be representatives of Lincolnshire County Council, South Holland District Council, Lincolnshire Sport, Lincolnshire ...

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Free training in Spalding on responsibilities for community and charity group workers

Free training is being offered in Spalding on Thursday (June 11) to help those at the heart of community groups and charities know their responsibilities and how to meet them. The free full-day course provides clear explanations of the roles and responsibilities of trustees, company directors and company secretaries. The course at the South Holland Centre (9.45am-4pm) may also be interesting ...

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Scarecrows cropping up in Moulton ahead of garden crawl weekend competition

A family of scarecrows have cropped up in the garden at Moulton Community Centre. They are promoting a scarecrow competition next month as part of the popular Moulton Garden Crawl on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26. Entrants not on the route of the crawl will be advised to take their scarecrow to the village green opposite the church, ...

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New district councillor Jack leading mission to McLean up Spalding

Newly-elected district councillor Jack McLean has wasted no time in setting about trying to make Spalding a tidier place. He has created a group called Spotless Spalding with the aim of helping clean up the area and enjoying some social time with others who share the same desire. The group is open to all ages, and its first meet will ...

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Busy period for Spalding members of Women’s Institute

Spalding’s South Holland Centre is screening the annual general meeting of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes being held at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday (June 4) from 10.30am. Spalding’s Tollgate branch will be represented in London by treasurer Yvonne Achurch. Meanwhile, branch president Judith McCarthy attended a WI garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. This year is the ...

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Old time music hall in Whaplode Drove raises almost £2,400 for Macmillan Nurses and Papworth Hospital

A music hall show in memory of a well-known village performer was a sell-out over two nights. The shows were performed by Whaplode Drove Players, a group of people brought together by Hadyn Dilley, Jess Ford and Trevor Taylor, in honour of Henry Fowler, who performed in many shows and pantomimes over the past 30 years. The two shows raised ...

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Spalding People’s Parade ‘improving year on year’

The Spalding People’s Parade is “going from strength to strength” according to organisers. Despite the mixed weather forecast many more people attended the event this year which saw even more attractions in the grounds of the Sir John Gleed School. Music was provided by local band The Sound Injectors who also arranged other entertainment. The parade set off at 1pm ...

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Art to revamp Holbeach Cemetery Chapels is unveiled

Artistic efforts of children to give a new look to boarded up old buildings have been unveiled in Holbeach. Artist Steven Hatton, of Electric Egg, was commissioned as part of Transported’s On Your Doorstep project, to give a new lease of life to the boarded up Holbeach Cemetery Chapels. He worked with children at William Stukeley and Holbeach Primary schools ...

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A survival lesson from the best

Youngsters from Spalding, Holbeach and Pinchbeck had a survival lesson from the master when they met Bear Grylls at an adventure day. The 130 beavers, cubs and scouts from South Holland met the survival expert who has recently been re-appointed as Chief Scout, at the event at Burghley House, near Stamford. There were among 1,400 young people from across the ...

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Nostalgic dance for VE Day

Indulge in some nostalgia at a 1940s swing dance to mark 70 years since VE Day. The event is by the Rotary Club of South Holland, who invite you to pin up your curls, put on your glad rags and polish your medals for a night of dancing to the sounds of Miller Magic and Miss Sarah-Jane. The “South Holland ...

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Book free place now for voluntary sector forum in Spalding

The introduction of Universal Credit in South Holland is one of the subjects on the agenda at a free networking and information event for community organisations. Free tickets are now available for Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service’s (LCVS) second South Holland Voluntary Sector Forum. The event will include two guest speakers as well as creating an opportunity for community organisations ...

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Dementia support and awareness event in Spalding

Helpful advice and support for people affected by dementia will be on offer at a special event in Spalding. A Dementia Support and Awareness event is being held at St Barnabas Hospice in Clover Way on Friday, May 22 from 10am until 2pm. People living with dementia, carers, friends and support networks are invited to come along. Visitors can find ...

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Cast and crew line up for Dishonoured film

South Holland’s talent was out in force at a casting session for a Hollywood-style movie. A morning session saw people line up for chance to be part of the crew for the Dishonoured film, which has been written by local actor Steph Genovese. Steph said: “The crew who applied were so skilled, it made our job so easy in terms ...

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Reunion date for members of Gleed School Band and Welland Brass Band

Former members of two brass bands are being called upon for a reunion next month. Ex-Gleed School Band musicians Mark Le Sage and Trudy Habgood (nee Wood) have organised a get-together for afternoon tea at Whaplode Manor in Saracen’s Head on Sunday, June 28, at 2pm. They want to see as many ex-members of both Gleed School Band and Welland ...

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