Events

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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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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