Events

Return of horse and pony show

Long Sutton’s Horse and Pony Show makes a return this weekend after a break for the pandemic. The event also includes a family dog show with classes ranging from Best Sausage Catcher to Scruffiest Dog – all cost £2 to enter. Dog agility will also be taking place from 11am. The whole event takes place at Cinder Ash Park and ...

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GALLERY – Triumphant return for country show

A country show saw a triumphant return after a three-year hiatus. Holbeach Town and Country Fayre took place last Saturday and Sunday after a three-year enforced break due to the COVID pandemic and bad weather. Attractions over the weekend included vintage cars and tractors, commercial and military vehicles and stallholders and exhibitors from across the UK offering a range of ...

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Over 60s club toasts jubilee

Members at Spalding Over 60s club toasted The Queen last week. The re-formed group, which previously met at Pode Hole, is now based at Spalding Bowls Club. And its latest meeting was the closest to the jubilee, so they enjoyed a special party. Pavanotti, aka Jeff Woods, provided the entertainment while Trisha Stafford served up a scrumptious tea. Joan Mitchell ...

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Holbeach to get medieval

Roll up, roll up, make haste and delay ye not, for the Holbeach Medieval Festival is close at hand. On July 2 and 3 the town is going back in time as part of a host of free fun for the family. Living encampments are set to bring the period to life with events held throughout the church grounds and ...

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Group celebrates the jubilee

Parkinson’s UK Spalding and District Branch’s latest meeting was a right royal celebration. The group put on a jubilee party to celebrate the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. Entertainment was by the Dream Belles who sang a set of 50s classics following by ABBA hits and couple of patriotic songs too. There was an afternoon tea provided by Beverley’s ...

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GALLERY – Spalding marks Armed Forces Day

Spalding’s Armed Forces Day parade returned for the first time since 2019 on Tuesday. Led by standard bearers and bikers and including veterans and dignitaries, the parade marched through Hall Place into Market Place in a show of support for those serving the country. Among those involved also were the Police Mini Cadets from Spalding Primary School and members of ...

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Johnson charity ball returns

Time to dust off your suits and gowns for the 12th annual Johnson Hospital charity ball. This year’s theme is Winter Wonderland and the event is due to be held on Saturday, November 19 at Springfields, Spalding. The event will include a meal, raffle, live music and a disco. Tickets are £45 and can be bought via johnsonhospitalcharity@gmail.com The event ...

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Holbeach gears up for the jubilee

Holbeach is gearing up for its celebration to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne. Shops are already decorating their front windows ahead of a whole host of events in the town from June 2-4. A special Jubilee Garden is being created for the momentous occasion in Carter’s Park while Coun Tracey Carter is in the process of erecting ...

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GALLERY – A Night in Wonderland raises thousands

A charity ball has raised around £7,000 to allow parents to stay in hospital with their children. Organised by Hayley Warner, who is the ward sister at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, the A Night in Wonderland ball was a huge success. The event, which took place at Springfields, Spalding, raised money for the young person’s assessment unit at the hospital. The ...

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Easter egg hunt fun in the gardens

Families enjoyed the long Easter weekend and the beautiful weather by taking part in the Springfields Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt, which ran from April 1 to 18 at the Spalding venue, was hugely popular with some of the days fully booked. Children were given an activity pack which included the Easter Egg Hunt clues and had to follow the ...

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Charity match in memory of mum

A local football manager is putting on a special game this week in memory of his mum who he is also to run this year’s London Marathon for. Bobby Patterson, the co-manager of Moulton Harrox, is working with another of his former sides, Holbeach United, to raise even more money for The British Heart Foundation. Margaret Patterson died suddenly aged ...

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Gallery – A big thank you to Holbeach volunteers

Volunteers from across Holbeach were treated to a special event at the weekend to say thank-you for all their hard work. Councillors Tracey Carter and Nick Worth funded the tea at the town’s WI Hall where there was plenty of cake for representatives from a number of groups in Holbeach, including Chosen, the foodbank, Little Miracles, the library, Holbeach Hospital ...

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Help for Ukraine crisis

Clients, staff and volunteers at a South Holland day centre have been collecting items to send to Ukraine. The Meadows Day Centre has joined the national outpouring of support for the country currently under attack from Russia. “Some of our older clients remember how hard it was in the war here, and how many things they missed, especially as younger ...

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Bid to launch multi-cultural hub

A group from Spalding’s Polish community is looking to create a multi-cultural centre in the town offering services including counselling from those fleeing the war in Ukraine. The White Eagle Community Centre was set up last October by Justyna Lukaszuk plus friends Grzegorz Komorowski and Monika Szymanska and has already put on several events at different venues around the town. ...

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Festival to return for Easter break

The South Holland Outdoor Festival will return to the district for the Easter holidays. The series of events across the area is run by the district council’s Communities team and proved a hit last summer. Now South Holland District Council is bringing the events to the Easter holidays from Saturday, April 2 until Sunday, April 10. A spokesman for South ...

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A portrait of people in Spalding at exhibition

A new photography exhibition which focuses on people in Spalding in the last few months is due to launch. ‘Portrait Promenade’ is a series of portraits created by photographer Steven Hatton of Electric Egg, captured during Transported Art’s Spalding Super Saturdays arts events in recent months. The portraits will be exhibited at Spalding Gentlemen’s Society from March 20 to June ...

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Book characters come to life

Ayscoughfee Hall School in Spalding celebrated World Book Day this week with everyone dressing up as their favourite book character. Headteacher Theresa Wright said: “Reading is such an important part of education, and the children were given lots of opportunities throughout the day to develop their love of books.”During the day, the children were able to spend time reading with ...

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Dancing queens and kings

Spalding’s over 55s dusted off their dancing shoes for a fun, free evening of dance at Diamondz School of Dance Studio.The evening was part of First Time for Everything, a programme designed by the Royal Voluntary Service to support physical and mental health and wellbeing and funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery.Local dance teacher, Bekki Loveridge from Adults Move Lincolnshire, ...

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Over 55? Get your dancing shoes on

Want to get active and try something new? Spalding’s over 55s are invited to join a fun, free evening of dance at Diamondz School of Dance Studio on Thursday, February 17, at 6.45pm-8.45pm. The free dance event is part of First Time for Everything, a programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service to support physical and mental health and wellbeing. Supported ...

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Good Mood Cafes to launch in district

Two new Good Mood Cafes in South Holland will connect people to the community and provide mental health support. The cafes in Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge are being launched by Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind). Good Mood Cafes are weekly, informal ‘get-togethers’ designed to connect individuals to like-minded people within their communities. The 90-minute, morning sessions ...

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