Events

Public’s chance to take safe viewing of sun at Weston event

This Sunday (June 22) is International SUN-day and South Lincolnshire Astronomical and Geophysical Society is inviting members of the public to have a safe viewing of the sun at Baytree Nurseries Garden Centre in Weston. Members of SoLAGS will be beside the main entrance with a selection of telescopes, and screens, and advice on how to view the sun safely. ...

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Holbeach has an appetite for annual food festival

Nearly 1,500 people proved that Holbeach has the appetite for an annual food festival. Organised by Lincolnshire county councillor Nick Worth, the event at the William Stukeley Primary School, was really well received. On the menu was a mix of food, music and culture thanks to the likes of Transported, Holbeach Town Band and Bakkavor Pizza. Coun Worth said: “It ...

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Party time at Pinchbeck Carnival

Pinchbeck got into the party mood at the weekend with what many thought was the “best carnival parade” the village has seen. Schools, pre-schools, children’s groups and dancing and music groups joined the Cities of the World-themed parade through the streets, led by the carnival queen and princesses, for the highlight of the weekend. More people than ever joined the ...

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Time to join Spalding’s people’s parade

If you felt something was missing from Spalding’s calendar this year, never fear. Despite the absence of the annual flower parade in 2014, there is something hoping to take its place in the hearts and minds of locals and visitors in the shape of Spalding People’s Parade. The event is on Sunday and will feature a parade of decorated trolley ...

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Celebrate the summer solstice at pub music festival

Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival The Five Bells, Tydd St Mary Saturday, June 21 Free entry 11am to 8pm. Whatever your musical taste, there is bound to be something to suit at the Rainbow Summer Solstice Festival this Saturday. To mark the longest day of the year, The Five Bells in Tydd St Mary is hosting a huge summer party. The ...

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Crowds turn out to support Holbeach Town and Country Fayre

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre has been hailed the best yet thanks to a brilliant turn out. The event took place at King’s Field over two days and had something for all the family ranging from martial arts demonstrations and a Hurricane flypast to art and craft stalls and vintage tractors. Committee member Andy French said: “We’d outgrown our previous ...

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Spalding sensory garden takes shape thanks to community champion Mick

  Selfless volunteer Mick Clarkson is building a reputation as a community champion who makes things happen. First it was Pop’s Patch – a four square metre piece of rough council land in Royce Road which he transformed and maintains; now he’s helping to create a 50 square metre sensory garden at The Garth School. The 53-year-old father-of-three is working ...

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Needlework workshop for all in Spalding thanks to #craftarmy

There’s an opportunity for anyone to learn more about knitting, embroidery, crocheting and other needlecrafts in Spalding on Saturday, June 14. Freelance artist Carol Parker is organising an Art On The High Street workshop called #craftarmy. Embroiderers, weavers and spinners will be on hand to show visitors the basics of the craft. Or people can just drop in for a ...

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Community supports hospital fair

Supporters came out in force to show their appreciation for Spalding’s Johnson Community Hospital at a summer fair. The event was organised by the Friends of the hospital, which marked its 60th anniversary with one of its most successful summer fairs – raising more than £1,000. Attractions during the day included a memory table looking back at the hospital’s past, ...

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Children’s chance to make music

Musically-minded youngsters can make some noise by signing up to a series of workshops bringing the sounds of Indonesia to South Holland. Children aged from five to 13 will be led in the Gamelan sessions by a music ensemble from Indonesia and will get the chance to play metallaphones, gongs and drums. Liz Lenten, of Scarlet Community Club, which is ...

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Cities of the world theme for carnival

London, Paris, Milan – expect to see them all represented at Pinchbeck Carnival 2014. The theme for this year’s event is Cities of the World and a number of local groups and organisations will be showing off their handiwork on colourful floats reflecting the theme. The carnival parade will start from Wimberley Way at noon and will be the highlight ...

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Tractors on the road for good cause

More than 30 tractors – mainly vintage – will be taking to the roads around Holbeach to raise awareness of breast cancer. The outing, which will see the convoy travel from Holbeach to Sutton St James on June 22, before moving onto Fleet and Gedney on its two and a half hour route, is the idea of tractor enthusiast Kevin ...

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A year to give thanks for our freedoms

This year is truly a year for commemoration and one in which it’s hoped many people might pause to remember the immense sacrifices made on our behalf by our forebears to enable us to live in peace and security. With the recent ceremonies surrounding the 70th anniversary of D-Day fresh in our memories, many people felt very humble seeing the ...

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Get your hands dirty and dig to learn about worms

Emily Walker (4, pictured), from Spalding, was among those who took part in the Riverford Big Worm Dig at Sacrewell Farm, near Peterborough. The Big Worm Dig is helping in a national survey of worms to improve understanding of the wriggly creatures, which have been described as the “new bumble bee” in terms of conservation. Worms are like mini-tractors, tilling ...

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Music in the park draws a crowd

Holbeach Town Band was the latest act to entertain the crowds in Ayscoughfee Gardens, Spalding, as part of its summer music programme. Scores of people came prepared with picnic blankets and deck chairs to enjoy the popular band run through its popular repertoire. The concerts are all held on the South Lawn (to the side of the museum) on Sundays ...

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Flinders Founders offer fun for all

Donington’s Flinders Founders had some fun in the sun at their annual fun day. The event took place at the village’s Flinders Park and saw a good attendance. There was a whole host of activities on offer including games and face painting. Musical entertainment was provided by the ever-popular Holbeach Town Band. Flinders Founders’ next event is the Party in ...

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Cheers! Fenland branch of real ale club is 40

The Fenland branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has been supping pints for 40 years – and is planning to brew a beer called Fenland 40 to celebrate. Back in 1974 the first informal meeting was held, at The Bull in Pinchbeck. On June 21 that year Fenland branch was formed at The Bull Inn at Market Deeping, with ...

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Join Spalding cycle action group PEDALS on leisure ride to Crowland

Spalding’s cycle action group has a leisure ride to Crowland as part of the forthcoming national Bike Week. PEDALS is inviting anyone to join members for the 20-mile ride on Sunday, June 15. Meet at The Vista (in front of Spalding parish church) at 2.30pm. Adults are asked to accompany riders under 13 and all bikes should be roadworthy.

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D-Day remembrance parade and service for Spalding

A parade and service of remembrance for the D-Day Landings is being held in Spalding on Sunday. Organised by the Spalding Royal Naval Association, fall-in for the parade is 10.30am at Ayscoughfee Gardens cafe. The service will take place at the garden’s war memorial at 10.45am. Ex-service organisations are invited to attend with their standards. A Spalding RNA spokesman said: ...

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Diggers to move onto Pinchbeck site in search for lost manor

Pinchbeck History and Archaeology Group begins a new attempt to find the village’s lost manor next week. The diggers will move onto Abbey Field in Northgate on Monday and will remove earth to create deep trenches six feet wide in six designated areas highlighted in a survey carried out in a geophysical scan. Visitors will be able to watch the ...

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