Events

Sunshine and support made parade great

Holbeach Town Band, the Schuhplatter Dance Troupe and numerous community groups made Moulton Chapel’s Tuliptime Parade one of the best yet. Sunday’s parade saw 17 floats take part and was led by the parade queen Amber Bell and her princesses Matilda Sexton and Sadie Groom. Jenny Stanberry, who took over as chairman of the parade committee this year, said: “We ...

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Funeral home events

Three of South Holland’s funeral homes will be opening their doors to the public as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. The week runs from May 12-18 with the theme ‘You only die once’ and people are encouraged to take five simple steps to make their end of life experience better, from telling family their wishes, to planning ahead with ...

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How will you support Two Lips fundraising this month?

The Rotary Club of Spalding’s push to raise £10,000 for a third successive Two Lips campaign is well under way. Fundraising events are on throughout this month but the focal week starts on Monday and culminates in a ball at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding on Saturday, May 17. Tribute acts to Take That and Robbie Williams are the ...

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Be quick to get your activity or event in Summer Fun brochure

South Holland District Council’s Summer Fun brochure is being compiled at the moment and submissions for inclusion are invited. Any community group, venue or organisation running arts, sports or cultural activities for children and/or young people in South Holland over the summer holidays can have their activities and events listed free of charge. The brochure is distributed to every pupil ...

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Volunteers help Surfleet look spick and span again with Litter Blitz

  Surfleet is looking smarter now thanks to a litter pick by members of the community. Seven people took part in South Holland District Council’s latest Litter Blitz venue. The pick focused on local litter hotspots including the A16 underpass and the reservoir. Local resident and Surfleet parish councillor Judy Chapman organised the event as part of the environmental parish ...

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Gedney Dyke Village Hall gets makeover with a hand from Dulux

A village hall has a brand new look thanks to the hard work of staff and a generous paint donation by Dulux. Gedney Dyke Village Hall applied for the paint donation because staff felt it needed a warmer and more inviting look to bring it into the 21st century. Chairman Richard Ward nominated the project online. He said: “We are ...

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Search on in Pinchbeck for ‘lost medieval manor’

A full-scale exploration to hopefully find the remains of Pinchbeck’s ‘lost manor’ is within days of springing into operation. It is more than three years since Pinchbeck History and Archaeology Group’s last highly successful and rewarding dig at Healey’s Field was closed down, mainly due to lack of funding. But the project, which unearthed such a valuable wealth of information ...

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Railway show is a big hit

The first Spalding Railway and Model Engineering Show was a great success. In March last year Dave Webster organised and ran, with the help of friends from his village, his first railway and model engineering show to raise money for the village hall and a local charity. It was a great success, and Dave had an amazing number of requests ...

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Flower Parade legacy set to continue in 2014

The legacy of Spalding Flower Parade is set to continue in 2014 – all thanks to people power. The Spalding People’s Parade will echo the tradition of the town’s historic event with a smaller, cart-based parade on Sunday, June 22. Around 20 hand-carts, created by local schools, businesses and charities will leave the Sir John Gleed School at around 1pm ...

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Vintage fun to mark home’s anniversary

A Holbeach nursing home broke out the best china and bunting to celebrate a special occasion with a 1940s day. It is 25 years since the community rallied round to open Holbeach Hospital as a nursing home and a celebration saw residents, staff, family and friends get together to enjoy a day of themed fun, including a street party, tanks, ...

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Go where the flowers take you on festival trail

Spalding’s iconic flower parade may well be a thing of the past – for now at least – but you can still count on South Holland’s churches to make the district bloom at this time of year. As always scores of volunteers from Spalding to Sutton Bridge and Whaplode to Weston Hills will be decking their churches out in a ...

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Tulipmania fun comes to town

This weekend sees Tulipmania come to town – and there’s still time to get involved. Tulip Radio is heavily involved in the event, which will see the crowning of the Tulipmania Prince and Princess who will lead a procession around the festival gardens. Their big part will follow a photoshoot around the festival site. So now the hunt is on ...

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Chance to tuck in and have a go at Art in the Barns weekend

A Spalding studio threw open its doors for its Art in the Barns weekend to mark the official opening of its latest extension – a café. Although a major part of the studio’s conversion took place five years ago Unique Cottage Studios has now added to the gallery with a purpose built café and two additional studios. The purpose of ...

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Flinders Easter egg hunt fun

Donington youngsters got their hands on some treats thanks to the Flinders Founders Easter egg hunt. This fun event is held on Easter Sunday every year in Flinders Park. Teens were invited to register to get treasure hunt clues, hunt all round the park and if successful collect an Easter egg prize. As well as the treasure hunt there was ...

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Petting zoo proves a big Easter hit with the kids

Youngsters were able to get up close and personal with some baby animals at a special Easter event. The Playbarn at Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding, hosted Ark Farm’s mobile petting zoo over the weekend. Children were able to meet chickens, ducks, lambs, cows, piglets, goats and a black Labrador puppy at the event. The petting zoo was held over four ...

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Tractor enthusiasts have great day out

More than 50 tractors took to the streets of Moulton for the annual tractor rally. Organised by Paul Beecham and Mark Seymour, the sixth annual Moulton Tractor Rally has been hailed a success. Mr Beecham said: “We’ve raised £1,056.16 so far and we have more to collect in. “The money will go to Moulton Mill.”

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Children hunt for Easter treats in Moulton Mill

Youngsters hunted high and low around Moulton Mill and were rewarded for their hard work with some delicious chocolate treats. The event was organised by the team who run the mill as part of the Easter celebrations. l The next fundraising event takes place on Friday, May 2 and is a folk night with fish and chip supper. An evening ...

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Dog microchipping session in Long Sutton

A dog microchipping event is being held in Long Sutton on Tuesday, April 15. The venue is the mobile police station, which will be parked in Cinder Ash Park in the village between 9.30am and 12.30pm and the dog warden and local PCSOs will be in attendance. There is a special price of £6 per dog on the day and ...

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