Roman farm near Kirkby on Bain: update

If you missed the open afternoon at the quarry last December, there’s a second chance to find out about the archaeological dig hosted by Alan Stephenson, Operations Manager at the Woodhall Spa Quarry. Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, Heritage Lincolnshire, who took us round the site last time, will be giving a free talk to update progress, at the Coningsby Community Hall on April 23rd, at 6.30pm.

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Ethel Major TV programme: update

Referring back to my recent article about convicted Kirkby on Bain murderer Ethel Major, I see that the episode of The BBC series “Murder, Mystery and My Family” partly filmed in the village, is scheduled for transmission on Friday April 5th, on BBC1 at 9.15 am. It will also be available online shortly after broadcast.

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Lions Club Easter egg hunt

An invitation on behalf of The Woodhall Spa Lions Club:

Join us for an afternoon of family fun from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday April 20th in the grounds of the beautiful Petwood Hotel, for our popular Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. There will be characters in the woods for children to find, an answer sheet to complete and an Easter egg prize at the end. Suitable for the whole family!

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Last Vulcan Captain to talk at the Petwood

Join us on April 4th for An Evening With Bill Ramsey – the last Vulcan Captain. Bill will be talking us through his truly extraordinary career which includes flying the Lancaster and Dakota with the BBMF, four years as Wing Commander with the Red Arrows and so much more.

This is the first of a series of talks called ‘An Evening With…’ which we will be hosting throughout the year. It is not an event you want to miss! The Petwood will be making a donation from tickets sales to Bill’s chosen charity, The People’s Mosquito.

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Typhoon talk at the Petwood

In the second instalment of our ‘An Evening With’ events, join us for a talk with Dave Hands from the Hawker Typhoon Restoration Project!

Dave’s connection with the Typhoon stems from his father, who was an engine test engineer with Napier, flying a modified Warwick out of Luton equipped with the Sabre powerplant. He has a history in aviation that stretches back to childhood with his father being Chief flying instructor at the London Gliding Club. Event Details:

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Lindum Cottage rubble eyesore: update

The unsightly remains of Lindum Cottage, demolished in March 2018, have at last been moved out of sight.  The “eyesore” issue was originally raised at the Parish Council meeting last November, and was discussed once again at this month’s meeting. Following action by East Lindsey District Council, in December the present landowner, understood to be Coningsby building company Costellow and Tokelove, crushed the demolition rubble, but left the pile close to the main road through the village, causing further complaints by those living near the site and others passing through.

Photo taken yesterday 21/03/19

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Fibre Broadband – the cables are going in!

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKHaving learned recently from Lincolnshire Broadband Programme Manager Steve Brookes that  “……work is currently on hold because of high build costs…..” imagine my surprise this morning when I saw fast broadband fibre cables being installed in Kirkby on Bain main street. I had a chat with one of the installation crew, and he confirmed that they were installing fibre-to-the-premises cable today. They also kindly allowed me to take a picture, provided they were not in shot:

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