Can you help Sheila Allen (née Roberts)?

On behalf of Sheila Ann Allen, via the Woodhall Spa Memories Facebook group

Hello, I now live in Australia. I was born in Kirkby-On-Bain. My parents are Bernard Roberts (dec) & Rita Roberts. We lived at Jubilee Farm, owned by Herbert & Phyllis Underwood. I started school life in Woodhall & my paternal grandfather Victor (Sam) Roberts contributed to the large ornate gates of the park. I’d love to hear from anyone with any knowledge of my family.

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Cameo Club report: October 2019

KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON CAMEO CLUB MEETING 15/10/2019

We were entertained by Nigel Coe, proprietor of ‘Sweet Treats’ of Horncastle, with his talk ‘The History of Sweets’ taking many of us back to our childhoods when we still had all our teeth!

Nigel explained how he went from a hobby market stall to looking for a premises as his trade developed to full time, then needing to move to a larger shop where he and his wife Judith are now, as she needed more space to make up her gift packs. They began with 150 sorts of sweets to now having over 500 kinds. Nigel started researching the history of sweets and their stories.           Continue reading

The Dambusters return to the Petwood

The Petwood Hotel and the Kinema in the woods are proud to present an outdoor screening of Michael Anderson’s wartime epic ‘The Dam Busters’ starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Friday 17th May 2019 is the day for your diary and the show begins at 9.00pm in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel. Tickets are only available directly from the Kinema in Woods. Book online here

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Exclusive: Jill Brown reflects on the Ethel Major TV programme:

Jill Brown – Photo courtesy BBC

Following the recent TV programme about Ethel Major, hanged for murdering her husband in 1934, Ethel’s cousin Jill Brown, who brought this story to the attention of the BBC and appeared in the programme, has kindly shared her thoughts with us:

I thought it might be of interest to your readers to give a little more background to our family’s connection to Ethel Major (Nee Brown) and how I became involved in the program.

Although I now live in Kent on the South Coast my parents and wider family are from Lincolnshire and I still have many relations living there (many Brown’s!) My mother’s family were from Grimsby and my father born in South Willingham one of 6 children to Tom and Alice Brown. Grandad being a tenant farmer lived in various places around the county. My father gradually moved south due to work spending his last 50 years in St. Albans in Hertfordshire, despite that Lincolnshire was always where his heart was. Sadly my father passed away in 2017 and his wish was for his ashes to be scattered at Croxby Crossroads with other family members, back to his roots.           Continue reading

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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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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Cameo club report: March 2019

From Jill Russell

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON 19th March Report

Chair, Carmita, began the meeting welcoming us all and in particular two new members from Haltham, Helen Huthwaite and Margaret Humm.

We wish for a speedy recovery from her nasty accident, Roz Killingsworth from Kirkby on Bain, who joined us for the first time last month.

Our speaker for this month was Chrissie Chapman who came to talk about the murder which took place in Kirkby on Bain back in 1934. She kept us on our toes from the start putting up a title of ‘A Lincolnshire ‘Murdre’ at which some thought she had misspelled murder. She went on to explain that it was the ‘Old English’ spelling. She told us she was going to take a ‘tasteful and forensic look at murder’ and then promptly regaled us with the regicide of King Edward Ⅱ who was dispatched with a red-hot poker where it showed no visible signs! Continue reading