Events

Railway show is a big hit

The first Spalding Railway and Model Engineering Show was a great success. In March last year Dave Webster organised and ran, with the help of friends from his village, his first railway and model engineering show to raise money for the village hall and a local charity. It was a great success, and Dave had an amazing number of requests ...

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Flower Parade legacy set to continue in 2014

The legacy of Spalding Flower Parade is set to continue in 2014 – all thanks to people power. The Spalding People’s Parade will echo the tradition of the town’s historic event with a smaller, cart-based parade on Sunday, June 22. Around 20 hand-carts, created by local schools, businesses and charities will leave the Sir John Gleed School at around 1pm ...

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Vintage fun to mark home’s anniversary

A Holbeach nursing home broke out the best china and bunting to celebrate a special occasion with a 1940s day. It is 25 years since the community rallied round to open Holbeach Hospital as a nursing home and a celebration saw residents, staff, family and friends get together to enjoy a day of themed fun, including a street party, tanks, ...

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Go where the flowers take you on festival trail

Spalding’s iconic flower parade may well be a thing of the past – for now at least – but you can still count on South Holland’s churches to make the district bloom at this time of year. As always scores of volunteers from Spalding to Sutton Bridge and Whaplode to Weston Hills will be decking their churches out in a ...

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Tulipmania fun comes to town

This weekend sees Tulipmania come to town – and there’s still time to get involved. Tulip Radio is heavily involved in the event, which will see the crowning of the Tulipmania Prince and Princess who will lead a procession around the festival gardens. Their big part will follow a photoshoot around the festival site. So now the hunt is on ...

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Chance to tuck in and have a go at Art in the Barns weekend

A Spalding studio threw open its doors for its Art in the Barns weekend to mark the official opening of its latest extension – a café. Although a major part of the studio’s conversion took place five years ago Unique Cottage Studios has now added to the gallery with a purpose built café and two additional studios. The purpose of ...

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Flinders Easter egg hunt fun

Donington youngsters got their hands on some treats thanks to the Flinders Founders Easter egg hunt. This fun event is held on Easter Sunday every year in Flinders Park. Teens were invited to register to get treasure hunt clues, hunt all round the park and if successful collect an Easter egg prize. As well as the treasure hunt there was ...

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Petting zoo proves a big Easter hit with the kids

Youngsters were able to get up close and personal with some baby animals at a special Easter event. The Playbarn at Springfields Outlet Shopping, Spalding, hosted Ark Farm’s mobile petting zoo over the weekend. Children were able to meet chickens, ducks, lambs, cows, piglets, goats and a black Labrador puppy at the event. The petting zoo was held over four ...

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Tractor enthusiasts have great day out

More than 50 tractors took to the streets of Moulton for the annual tractor rally. Organised by Paul Beecham and Mark Seymour, the sixth annual Moulton Tractor Rally has been hailed a success. Mr Beecham said: “We’ve raised £1,056.16 so far and we have more to collect in. “The money will go to Moulton Mill.”

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Children hunt for Easter treats in Moulton Mill

Youngsters hunted high and low around Moulton Mill and were rewarded for their hard work with some delicious chocolate treats. The event was organised by the team who run the mill as part of the Easter celebrations. l The next fundraising event takes place on Friday, May 2 and is a folk night with fish and chip supper. An evening ...

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Dog microchipping session in Long Sutton

A dog microchipping event is being held in Long Sutton on Tuesday, April 15. The venue is the mobile police station, which will be parked in Cinder Ash Park in the village between 9.30am and 12.30pm and the dog warden and local PCSOs will be in attendance. There is a special price of £6 per dog on the day and ...

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