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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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Spalding primary club extends breakfast club provision

A Spalding primary school has launched a breakfast club for its youngest students. Monkshouse Primary School already has a breakfast drop-in session established for Key Stage 2 pupils and has now extended the provision. Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 youngsters can enjoy cereals, toast and drinks during the 8am-8.45am session. Cost is £2 per day and children can be ...

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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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Charity run for Diabetes UK

A teenager from Holbeach Hurn has raised more than £100 for Diabetes UK. Jonathan Clark (17) decided to take on a 13-mile run around his home village to raise money for the charity. So far he has raised more than £100 through sponsorship and online donations. Jonathan said: “I organised the run by myself but I wouldn’t have been able ...

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Learn to walk like an Egyptian

Youngsters at Monkshouse Primary School have been learning all about the Egyptian way of life. Pupils at the Spalding primary school took part in a banquet, each playing various roles from the pharaoh and his queen to slaves. The children put on entertainment for the pharaoh while slaves served him food.

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Vista Crew runs up £550 for good cause

A group of 15 young people, volunteers and friends set off for a three mile run around town to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The Vista Crew, which is a group for teenagers that meets every other Saturday morning at the St Nicolas Church Hall, organised the charity run on Sunday. The event raised around £550. The total ...

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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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Terry takes the high road for charity Tour de France

A Spalding cyclist is getting ready to ride up hill and down dale on the Yorkshire stretch of this year’s Tour de France for charity. Terry Roberts decided to climb into the saddle and start cycling just a few months ago after a chance meeting with an old school friend on the market. The pair settled on the 120-mile challenge ...

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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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Penny mile helps to raise cash for MND

Members and friends of the MND Association have been going the extra mile to raise cash for the charity. Last year Andrew Grantham was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease and since then his friends and family have held various fundraising events in aid of the MND Association. The latest fundraiser was a Penny Mile held in Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Gardens. Andrew’s ...

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£100 recycling reward for happy anniversary couple

  South Holland District Council has awarded another £900 to great recyclers. The council’s Green Bag Lottery scheme has just completed its second round – and there were nine £100 winners out of a possible ten. The cash has come at just the right time for Holbeach St Marks couple John and Mary Newell. They are celebrating their diamond wedding ...

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Get your cameras ready

The Transported arts programme is on the hunt for a photographer to capture our area’s unique allotments during the spring. Funded by the Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places programme, Transported is a community-focused arts programme specifically aiming to increase the number of people in Boston Borough and South Holland engaging with the arts. One of the activity for ...

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Be part of blitz on litter in your neighbourhood

A litter pick in Surfleet will kickstart the next part of South Holland District Council’s Litter Blitz campaign. It will be part of a series of events in the run-up to the launch of the Community Litter Warden scheme later this year. District council waste and recycling officer Laura Simpkins said: “The aim of the scheme is to get local ...

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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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Grab slice of £32m Sportivate funding

Sporting clubs across South Holland are being urged to apply for a slice of £32million of funding. Sportivate is a nationwide campaign that gives people aged between 11 and 25 the chance to receive six weeks’ sport coaching or led sessions for little or no cost. This includes disability sport. An example of one local recipient of funding is Volleyball ...

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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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