Events

Fire service take trophy in Remembrance Day battle with Police

Any rivalry between blue light services was put to one side to help raise money for charity on Sunday night. Members of the county’s fire and rescue and police officers from Spalding pulled on their football boots for a fiercely contested match. “The game did not disappoint and massive thanks go to everyone involved in setting this up,” said firefighter ...

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Welland Senior Forum meetings return following long break due to COVID-19

A group for the over-55s is back meeting after the recent enforced break. Welland Senior Forums held its first meeting recently after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. The discussion centred on future meetings and building the sessions back up. The next meeting is due to be held on Tuesday November 16 at the United reformed Church Hall on Pinchbeck Road ...

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Blue light clash for Poppy Day

Two emergency services are to clash on the football pitch, all in the name of charity this Sunday, (November 14). A team from Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will take on a Lincolnshire Police XI for the Inter Services Remembrance Day Trophy at the Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field in Spalding at 7.30pm. The Remembrance Sunday event is being played to ...

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Craft Fair

The craft fair at Holbeach Women’s Institute Hall takes place on Sunday (Nov 7), not Saturday as reported in this week’s edition of The Voice. The event runs from 10.30am to 4pm.

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Potential Parade volunteers invited to attend training event at Anglia Motel

Volunteers who would like to help at a Remembrance Parade in Holbeach are being invited to a training event on Sunday. Health and safety will be on the agenda at the Anglia Motel, Fleet Hargate, owned by veteran’s supporter Harold Payne. He has taken on the organising of an unofficial parade in the town on November 14 after the parish ...

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Rebellion in the air at Gentlemen’s Society

There’s rebellion in the air at Spalding Gentlemen’s Society. The group’s latest lecture this Friday (October 22) is entitled ‘Rebellion, Revolution, Reform’ and is being delivered by dealer, author and lecturer Jasper Jennings. It will cover the surprising and intriguing stories to be found behind antiquarian prints during what historians call ‘the long 18th century’. SGS lectures at Broad Street ...

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Springfields fireworks display to mark centenary of Royal British Legion

Springfields Shopping Outlet annual firework display is set to mark the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion ahead of its returning Remembrance Parade. The fireworks is set to be a fabulous display specially choreographed to great music for all generations at 8pm on November 4, with access from 6pm. The music has been put together especially for the event ...

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Festival set to help football loving Roman (3)

A festival in Donington this Sunday is set to help a Holbeach three-year-old lead his best life. The Roman Festival is being held as part of the fundraising for three-year-old Roman Wilson was left brain damaged after suffering two strokes before he’d even been born. He’s already defying doctors predictions with his development, though is paralysed on his right hand side, ...

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Pumpkin fun attracts the crowds

Spalding’s Pumpkin Festival has been hailed a success with a great turnout. The event, which took place on a Saturday this year rather than the traditional Friday evening, saw hundreds of people attend, enjoying the attractions organised by South Holland District Council’s Communities Team. Coun Gary Taylor, portfolio holder for communities and facilities, said: “It went very well. “It was ...

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Brewing up for a good cause

It’s the season to raise a cup and some money for Macmillan Cancer Support.The official date for its annual coffee mornings to be held is Friday (September 24).But there’s plenty of mornings dotted around.Getting them underway was Saracen’s Head Village Hall on Thursday, September 16.They raised a brilliant £400 after volunteers baked a host of lovely cakes.A spokesman said: “It ...

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Decision day for parade plans

A decision on the Holbeach Remembrance Sunday parade was due to be made on Wednesday. A plea for volunteers to help steward the event went out earlier this month as there were fears it may not be able to go ahead.A final decision was due to be made when the town council and Royal British Legion held a meeting yesterday.Although ...

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Celebrating all things pumpkin

Pumpkin celebrations will be coming to South Holland with a family-centred event in Spalding. The celebration of horticulture and harvest will be in the town centre from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 9, with a variety of entertainment alongside the usual weekend market.Local businesses in the town centre are taking part in the annual window dressing competition and there ...

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Donington remembers

Donington is set to remember some of the World War Two veterans who passed through the village this weekend.The 1st Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers Arnhem Service is being held at 10.30am on Sunday (September 26) at St Mary and the Holy Rood Church.This memorial service includes the presentation of the colours and the names of the fallen soldiers are read ...

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Memorial for a brave airman

A memorial to a heroic RAF pilot who steered his stricken jet away from Spalding and died as a result, is to be unveiled on Monday. The Meteor VIII was being flown by Pilot Officer George Furniss when it got into trouble while over the town on September 27, 1953.He battled with the controls to steer the jet away from ...

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GALLERY – Community fair is a resounding hit

Village residents in South Holland came together at the weekend for a community event. With attractions galore for younger visitors, there was something for everyone to enjoy at the Gosberton Village Fair. The fair is usually held in June but was postponed this year until after the COVID-19 restrictions were lifted. There was no event last year because of the ...

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Friday Club ends after 66 years

A club for Holbeach’s elderly met for the final time last week, 66 years after forming. The Friday Club was set up in 1954 to give pensioners in the town somewhere to meet up. Demand meant another daily club The Pop In was launched around 1973 and that too ran until the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The organising committee of both ...

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Food festival was massive success

More than 3,000 visitors enjoyed the weather and the great food on offer at Holbeach’s annual Food Festival. Organiser Nick Worth is delighted with the way the event went, saying it had a “real community feel”. The event was held at Carter’s Park, this year over two days, and most stallholders reported having a great weekend. Nick said: “It was ...

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Scarecrows on parade in village’s day of fun

Mr Bean made a guest appearance in South Holland at the weekend, but he didn’t say much. Dolly Parton arrived to join the fun on Saturday as well. She had nothing to say either. It may well have had something to do with the fact they were made of straw and taking part in the Cowbit Scarecrow Festival. Resident Claire ...

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Music afternoon enjoyed by all

Visitors to Deeping St Nicholas Church enjoyed an afternoon of music recently. Arranged by Rodney Britten and Carolyn Sumner, the programme included various pieces of music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and The Beatles, as well as some traditional music played on the church organ. One young composer played her own piece on the piano called ‘Labyrinth’. An entertaining afternoon was ...

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Tasty treat to return to town

Holbeach Food Festival is set to return next month. Now in its seventh year, the festival is looking forward to bringing some normality and fun back into the town with a variety of food, drink and community stands on Saturday and Sunday, September 4 and 5. It’s being run once again in conjunction with Royals Gym which will be putting ...

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