Days Out

A woolly idea to bring back bloom

Plans for the Spalding Flower Parade are continuing to knit together and a new thread is being followed to overcome the lack of tulips compared with previous events. The idea was put online that people could knit flowers for next year’s Spalding Flower Parade on May 6 instead. And chief organiser Steve Timewell (pictured) was inundated with around 70 volunteers ...

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There’s plenty to do over summer

A summer of fun is being set up by South Holland District Council’s communities team. The ever-popular ‘Activate!’ will be held on Wednesday, August 3, in Carters Park in Holbeach. Running from 11am till 3pm. It is designed to give children, young people and their families a free opportunity to try new sports and arts activities within the local community. ...

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Free fun at 50s themed fest

Step back into the 1950s with a specially themed day of events at Ayscoughfee Hall this Saturday, July 23. From 10.30am to 4pm there will be a host of vintage fun and games for all the family to try. Entry to the event is free with the majority of the action set to take place in and around the historic ...

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Music festival is catering for all

A special music festival aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to attent is returning to Crowland this week. The Going Forward Music Festival is the fourth annual event which this year takes place at Southview Community Primary School in Postland Road, on Saturday. (23) Among those on stage from noon to 7pm will be the incredibly talented singer Chloe Lorentzen ...

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GALLERY – Help create a brass plaque trail

You can help shape a new Spalding town centre attraction as a museum holds its open day this weekend. ARTeFACT is to be a new permanent brass plaque and animated arts trail that will connect the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society to other key and historic Spalding locations. The Broad Street museum itself is holding an open day from 11am to 4pm ...

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Water taxi’s world accolade

One of Spalding’s best attractions has been named in the top ten per cent of places to visit in the world. The Spalding Water Taxi has been given the Travellers’ Choice accolade by ratings website TripAdvisor. It’s due to the ratings left by users being so high they rank in the top ten per cent across the globe. The running ...

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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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Celebrating the Fens

On Sunday (June 19) the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society Museum in Broad Street, Spalding will be open to visitors from 11am to 4pm for the Celebrating Fens event and will be the last opportunity to view the Portrait Promenade Exhibition. This special exhibition is the result of collaboration between Transported Arts, photographer Steven Hatton and the Society. The exhibition showcases people ...

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Time for popular fayre to return

Holbeach Town and Country Fayre returns this weekend after an enforced four-year break to finally mark it’s quarter of a century anniversary. The popular event takes place at King’s Field on Fen Road from 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday and Sunday, (June 18 and 19). It was last held back in 2018 with 2019’s event having been cancelled due to ...

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‘Royal’ family join parade

Moulton will be hosting ‘royalty’ on Sunday when the village holds its Tulip Parade for the first time since 2019. The youngsters picked to be the royal family in 2019 will finally have their chance to take part in the event. The Queen is Abbie-May Wilson-White, the Princesses are twins Keisha and Jenna Campbell and the Prince is Jack Bell. ...

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Monster fun for all at Truckfest

Monster trucks are back over the Bank Holiday weekend when Truckfest returns after two years away. Staged by Spalding-based Live Promotions, the show is celebrating its 40th anniversary and TV’s Todd Dewey from Ice Road Truckers is flying in to meet fans across the three days. This year the doors open at 2pm on Saturday, but visitors are invited to ...

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New festival to be a blast from the past

Holbeach is set to get medieval as part of a free new festival in the town. The Holbeach Medieval Festival is taking place at a number of locations in the town on July 2 and 3. Living encampments are set to bring the period to life. Not only will there be military re-enactments but there will also be opportunities to ...

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Gentlemen open up doors weekly

A Spalding Institution is to open up its doors every week. The Spalding Gentlemen’s Society is to open the doors to its Broad Street based collection every Wednesday from 11am to 1pm. It’s also looking to open up for a spell on Sundays at some point in 2022.SGS volunteers will be present at the Transported Stall in Spalding Market Place ...

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Gosberton set for Septemberfest

Folk legends Martin and Eliza Carthy are headlining a weekend of music and events coming to Gosberton’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church from September 17-19. Septemberfest is part of English Heritage’s Future of the Past series of events and the link up with Sound Lincs is to feature some excellent musical talent, many of whom will be playing their ...

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Cheers as Holbeach Music and Beer Festival hits the right note

There was plenty to raise a glass to as the Holbeach Music and Beer Festival  returned for another year. A host of top acts and a fantastic array of beers and ciders were on hand to be enjoyed at the King’s Field from Friday to Sunday. Tribute acts including Vicky Jackson as Pink and The Jam’d proved hits alongside local ...

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Festival promises fun for the family

Spalding Festival is set to be even bigger and better as it returns for 2019 this weekend. This year’s Spalding Round Table event is both an indoor and outdoor spectacle promising even more fun for all the family than before at the Castle Sports Complex. Not only is there set to be the usual fantastic array of beer and cider ...

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Pinchbeck goes live this weekend

Pinchbeck Live returns this weekend with attractions across the village. Saturday will see a host of attractions at the Community Hub and Library between 10am and 4pm including a talk by the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society, a pinball competition, historic displays, live music from Peppermint Junction and a demonstration by Spalding Amateur Radio Society. Sunday sees St Mary’s Church Harvest Festival ...

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Relax and refresh this September in Spalding

A new series of meditation and mindfulness courses starts in Spalding in September. The antithesis of modern living, meditation and mindfulness brings space and peace to our lives. Next month, there are two options for those looking to explore their inner peace. A spokesman said: “All living beings have a shared wish – to be happy and free from problems. ...

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Flypasts set for 1940s weekend in Spalding

History comes to life again in Spalding this weekend at the Ayscoughfee 1940s Weekend. Set for the two-day event is a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast on both days, weather permitting. On Saturday and Sunday (August 11 & 12), Ayscoughfee will be full of memorabilia displays, stalls, vintage vehicles and entertainment, including dancing and singers. At 2.30pm on Sunday ...

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Get diggy with it at Ayscoughfee archeology festival

Grab a trowel, the second annual Festival of Archaeology takes place this weekend at Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding. On Saturday and Sunday (July 28/29), visitors can dig deep into dirt pits to unearth fossils and get hands-on with a host of activities and crafts, as well as talks, walks and demonstrations. The first festival weekend last year was a success ...

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