Events

Gardening gloves at the ready to muck in with Big Co-op Clean events

Lincolnshire Co-op is asking for volunteers to muck in and help spruce up some nature spots and environmental projects.   Long Sutton Primary School is one of the locations for this year’s Big Co-op Clean. On Thursday (June 8) between 10am and 2pm there will be gardening work in polytunnels and raised beds, and clearance of the forest area.   ...

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Spalding’s history mapped out in Ayscoughfee Hall summer series

  The story of the Spalding’s history is being told through a series of special events at Ayscoughfee Hall this summer. The Festival of Archaeology will feature events, talks, displays and activities for the whole family. It kicks off on Thursday, July 20 with a talk by Louise Jennings, historic environment officer for Lincolnshire, focussing on the history of South ...

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Forum in Spalding as part of Volunteers’ Week

Representatives from organisations that involve volunteers are invited to join together in Volunteers’ Week to share best practice and tips. The South Holland Volunteer Coordinators’ Forum, led by Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service (LCVS), is for anyone who supports or manages volunteers or is involved in local community organisations and projects. Heidi Haxeltine, LCVS area officer for South Holland, said: ...

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Competition: Have your photo featured in Spalding Conservation Area exhibition

Here’s a chance to have your photograph in the Spalding Conservation Area exhibition this summer. The Voice has teamed up with Spalding Photographic Society and Spalding and District Civic Society to give readers a chance to have their images featured in the display moving throughout the town from May to September. There are four periods of entry: Thursday, May 4 until Wednesday, May 24; Thursday, ...

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Free CPR demonstrations as part of ‘Save A Life’ campaign

Free CPR demonstrations are taking place in Spalding tonight (Thursday).   The initiative is part of the BBC Radio Lincolnshire ‘Save A Life’ campaign.   St John Ambulance is one of the partners in this initiative which aims to teach 10,000 people CPR skills.   The demonstrations last between 30 and 45 minutes and will take place at 6.30pm and ...

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A blessing for brews at Spalding Beer and Music Festival

Some of the ales featuring at this year’s Spalding Beer and Music Festival have been blessed. The Rev Canon Steve Simcox (pictured right), minister at St John The Baptist Church, dropped in on Austendyke Ales in Weston Hills – one of the many local breweries supplying the festival – to taste a drop and read a blessing. The three-day event ...

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Open day to mark 70th anniversary

An open day is being held at Andrew and Co on Sunday to mark the business’ 70th anniversary.   The event at the company’s base at Welland Saw Mills in Little London runs from 10am-4pm and there will be lots to do for the whole family.   Along with craft stalls, Chain Bridge Forge will be showing off their amazing ...

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Reunion in Holbeach for Fleet Hospital colleagues

Organisers of a reunion for former staff of Fleet Hospital want more people to hear about it. So far about 50 former colleagues are due to attend the event at Holbeach United Social Club in Park Road on Friday, June 16 (7pm). One of the organisers, Mick Lowe, said: “All past staff members are welcome to purchase a ticket and ...

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Competition: Holbeach in Bloom to reward top gardeners

Holbeach In Bloom has got cash prizes on offer again for the town’s best gardens. For the second year running, the group has teamed up with The Voice to run the competition and reward people making a big effort. Whatever your outside space – a garden, balcony or window box – Holbeach In Bloom wants to see it. Judges Terry ...

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Happy 50th anniversary celebration for Holbeach’s air cadet squadron

Holbeach’s own air cadet squadron – correctly known as 2430 (Holbeach) Squadron RAF Air Cadets – has just celebrated 50 years as an independent squadron. There have been air cadets in Holbeach since 1941, but as part of the Spalding squadron. Holbeach moved to its headquarters in Church Street in 1964 and became 2430 Squadron 50 years ago this year. To ...

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Councillors’ budgets enable new dehumidifier at Moulton Methodist Chapel

A problem with dampness at Moulton Methodist Chapel should be resolved now thanks to a donation from South Holland district councillors. Ward members Anthony Casson, Rodney Grocock and Andrew Woolf chipped in £50 each from their designated members’ budgets to buy a dehumidifier for the Bell Lane building. Installation was done by a qualified member of the congregation.

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Fybromyalgia meeting scheduled in Spalding

A meeting to raise awareness of Fibromyalgia, a long-term condition which causes muscle pain and tiredness in the body, is being held in Spalding on Monday.(May 8) Christine Johnson, who runs support groups in Spalding and Stamford for people affected by Fibromyalgia, will be speaking about what it is like to live with the condition, the issues surrounding it and ...

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22 winners in colouring competition which ‘amazed’ Springfields

The 22 winners in Springfields’ hugely popular Easter egg colouring competition have been announced. More than 3,000 children who took part in an egg hunt around the gardens were given the opportunity to enter the colouring competition, judged by staff at Thorntons. The overall winner was Beth McLaren (8), who gets a tour for four of Thorntons’ chocolate factory in Derbyshire. Runner-up was Tamzin Naish ...

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Eleanor sees sunglasses prize in Molsoms’ Easter competition

Five-year-old Eleanor Perkins was the winner of a Spalding town-centre Easter egg hunt organised by optometrists Molsom and Associates. The Hall Place business held the free competition for children aged four to 12, thanks to help from other local businesses and public buildings Eggs were displayed at Simpson Butchers, Flowers ‘n Things, Gibbs Shoes, The Loft, the library, Stennetts Jewellers, Hills Department Store, Bookmark and The South ...

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Winning photographs on display at Holbeach Cemetery Chapels’ busy open day

Tales of people draping dead moles around their necks to cure toothache were among those heard at an open day at Holbeach Cemetery Chapels on Saturday (April 22) attended by more than 60 people. Linden Secker, a leading researcher working with Holbeach Cemetery Chapels Trust (HCCT), led a trail of 20 graves telling stories of the occupations of the Victorians ...

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Delve into Victorian lives at Holbeach open day

A chance to discover the occupations of Victorians buried in a Holbeach cemetery and see inside its Grade II listed chapels is on offer on Saturday.(April 22) The open day is the latest event in a diary of activities being supported by a £49,000 Heritage Lottery Fund award. Gill Graper, a trustee of Holbeach Cemeteries Chapel Trust, said: “There aren’t many ...

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Springfields ‘overwhelmed’ as nearly 3,000 children do Easter egg hunt

A record number of nearly 3,000 children participated in this year’s Easter egg hunt at Springfields – more than double the previous highest. Children could complete a fun hunt in the Festival Gardens in return for a Thorntons Easter Egg and activity pack, which included entry to a ‘Design an Easter Egg competition’. The top prize being a family tour ...

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Porter’s horseshoe: Made in Spalding, hanging with royalty’s in Rutland

A symbolic horseshoe made in Spalding and bearing the name of South Holland District Council leader Gary Porter is now hanging on the walls of Oakham Castle to mark a celebratory event. Lord Porter was special guest at the venue for Rutland 20, a series of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rutland regaining its status as an independent county. As part ...

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Appeal by Holbeach air cadets squadron ahead of 50th birthday

People with links to RAF air cadets’ 2430 Holbeach Squadron are invited to take part in its 50th anniversary celebrations in May. The squadron wants to hear from former cadets, staff and committee members to join a celebration party. The current commanding officer, Flt Lt Dave Suddards, said: “The squadron was formed in 1964, originally as a detached flight of ...

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More acts revealed as Spalding beerfest line-up takes shape

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More acts for the second Spalding Beer and Music Festival have been revealed.     The event at the Castle Sports Complex in Spalding from Friday, May 26 to Sunday, May 28 will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the town’s Barbeque 67 event.   Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Cream played at the long-gone Tulip Bulb Auction ...

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