Author Archives: Rachel Mayfield

Live music

The South Holland Centre’s young programmers “Youth Takeover” go alfresco for the summer edition of their popular Acoustic Café on Tuesday. This music event brings local, young acts to Spalding’s beautiful Ayscoughfee Gardens playing live music for everyone to enjoy. It’s a free event so just turn up from 6pm with a blanket and maybe a picnic for a relaxing ...

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Author visit

Para-cyclist and former vet Julian Earl will be at Bookmark, Spalding, on Wednesday at 7.15pm. Julian worked as a vet, later becoming president of the Lincolnshire Veterinary Association. In 2012 he suffered serious injuries in a cycling road race that ended his clinical work. He is now an approved para-cyclist targeting the national championships. In his book Julian entertains with ...

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Music and magic part of churches’ weekend

There’s lots of entertainment lined up over the weekend as part of This Life, Live It. Organised by the churches of Long Sutton, Lutton and Dawsmere, the events take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Leicester’s De Montfort University Gospel Choir kick off proceedings on Friday at 7.30pm. The concert takes place at St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton. Renowned illusionist ...

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Looking for summer holiday entertainment?

If you’re looking for something to keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays, why not check out The Umbrella in Spalding? The Westlode Street youth club has three events running during the holidays. On Monday, July 25, there is the Little Mix Dance Day, a fun packed Little Mix-inspired dance workshop. There is an Army and Camo Fun Day ...

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LETTER: I’ve had enough of back-biting

It is so disappointing to read ongoing negative columns from people who would have preferred to stay in the EU and who keep trying to paint a picture of doom and despondency. This is a democratic country and people from all walks of life voted to leave, not just the oldies as many would have us believe. What keeps being ...

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LETTER: Thanks to all who helped with Fayre

On behalf of the Committee of the Holbeach Town and Country Fayre I wish to offer our most sincere thanks to everybody who made this year’s event possible, more so considering the harsh weather we had to contend with in the week leading up to staging the event itself. We collectively would like to offer grateful thanks to Ashley King ...

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LETTER: I found letter very amusing

In response to Mr Turp: I’m sure I am only one of at least 17 million people that would have found Mr Turp’s letter of last week highly amusing for his overriding bitterness at the referendum result. It started off calmly enough before descending into a hysterical, bigoted rant using terms such as “extreme radical right wing”, “little Englander mentality” ...

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LETTER: There is still much to do

There has been some speculation about the future of UKIP, post referendum. It is being claimed that now we’ve achieved our original and primary goal, we can now sit back and leave it to the “experts”, people who were so sure that Remain would win, that those of them in actual government made no contingency plans for Brexit. Some experts. ...

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LETTER: Two issues with Theresa May

As Mrs May becomes our next Prime Minister, I have two major problems with this: 1. Mrs May supported the Remain camp. Can she be trusted with the negotiations? 2. She is not supporting the right of EU citizens currently residing and working in the UK to remain. This is disgraceful. The leave campaign supported existing residential rights. UKIP that actually ...

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LETTER: Referendum as explained to a cricketer

The EU referendum: as explained to a cricketer. In the UK’s EU referendum, there were two sides – in and out. Some from the right wanted in, or out, and some from the left wanted out, or in. Others were neither in nor out, but more wanted out, so we are all out. Perhaps. Those from the capital and others ...

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Church choir concert

Spalding Parish Church Choir hosts an informal evening of music on Sunday at 6.30pm. Songs will include Moon River, The Impossible Dream, Eternal Flame, You’ll Never Walk Alone, Consider Yourself (from Oliver), The Heavens are Telling and The Hallelujah Chorus. The concert takes place at Spalding Parish Church. Admission is free and there will be a retiring collection for choir ...

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Service for the Somme

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the “big push” on the Somme, the Spalding British Legion, in association with the Rev John Bennett and Chris Carter from Tulip Radio, are organising a short service at the Cenotaph in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding, on Friday. Proceedings will begin, as they did then, at 7.30am, with whistles blowing, signifying the launch of that fateful ...

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LETTER: Thanks for making Pride a success

I would like to thank everyone who took part in Pride of South Holland Awards this year. Without your involvement we simply couldn’t have done it without you doing your great work in the community this event would never take place. Firstly a huge thank you to all of our sponsors, without whom, none of this would have been possible. ...

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TULIP TALK with Jan Whitbourn

On Sunday, July 3, Tulip Radio will be hosting an Armed Forces Celebration Day in association with Harold Payne, from the Anglia Motel, Fleet Hargate. It will conclude a month of celebrations dedicated to the Armed Forces with many local veterans attending a meet and greet arranged for the community to come and enjoy a day of packed fun and ...

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TOWN CENTRE MANAGER: What’s coming up in town

Having attended the South Holland Pride Awards last Saturday afternoon, I was again reminded that without ready and willing volunteers, how much poorer our community would be. I congratulate all the winners and all of those nominated and thank them for their selfless contribution to our society. Jan Whitbourn and her team at Tulip Radio also deserve our gratitude, as ...

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LETTER: Help was appreciated

I would like to thank the very kind group of drivers who helped me to push my car out of a ditch in Crow Lane, near Fleet on Wednesday afternoon after the front wheel got stuck. Thank you all so much for your good humoured assistance, it was very much appreciated! Sarah Richens Long Sutton

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LETTER: Thanks for help after fall

I would like to thank the ladies and gentleman, and the staff of the nearby beauty salon, who helped me when I fell in Hall Place. Spalding, on Friday, May 13. Anne Harvey Wygate Park Spalding

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LETTER: Young will show their strength

Coun Richard Fairman is right when he says that things cannot remain the same with the EU (V Mail, June 23). There is still much to be done, as you would expect with an enterprise embracing so many different countries. It is an ambitious project, intended to leave in the history books the constant upheavals of the old Europe of ...

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LETTER: Do our best to work together

At long last the referendum is over. Leave won by a mile here and convincingly nationwide and there can be no ignoring the will of the people or second chance. It’s done and dusted. “Leave” will do our best to action our promises but it will not be immediate. Time to keep our nerve, move on and extract maximum advantage ...

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Summer singing social

Spalding’s regular Voices Unplugged singing group, led by Jane Wells, meets regularly throughout the autumn and winter to prepare for an informal concert. On Saturday there will be a summer singing social which is a chance for new people to meet regular members of Voices Unplugged, and enjoy an afternoon of singing together. The event takes place at Methodist Church ...

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