For the Love of Scrubs Horncastle and Woodhall Spa are asking for fabric donations as well as financial support, sewers and cutters, either at home or at the Hub based at Stanhope Hall, Horncastle. We have now reached over 1000 sets of scrubs for the NHS, care based charities and doctors’ surgeries in our locality. I have 2 boxes clearly marked outside my front door which I empty and deliver regularly. Continue reading →
CAMEO CLUB OF KIRKBY-on-BAIN and ROUGHTON | March MEETING
This was a final meeting of the club with only a few committee members coming to give our cheque donation of £265, to add to the £100 given at the beginning of last year and 33 memory blankets knitted by members and friends, to Julie Baker, representative for SANDS, our chosen charity for 2019. Thanks to the following for donating the blankets: Hilda Kirwan, Margaret Dewrance, Glynis Briscombe, Sue Wright, Sue Schofield, Jill Russell, Bev Brennan, Irene North, Val Hare. Continue reading →
Recently Eriks Pitkevics uploaded an interesting film about a recent archaeological dig at at this medieval site in Boston. According to Heritage Lincolnshire, the tower was once part of the impressive manorial home of Sir John Hussey, a member of the court of Henry VIII. It was constructed entirely of hand made red brick produced using local clay and was originally part of a large manor house, including a great hall, servants quarters, kitchens, stables and a large gatehouse. The tower was reserved for the high status accommodation of the Lord and his family.
Just because it’s March, there’s no excuse for not going out to enjoy our Lincolnshire countryside, and there are some really enjoyable walks not far from Kirkby on Bain. How about walking the Woodhall Spa Trail to Horncastle?
This trail features in the iFootpath Walking Guide online series where you will find a mine of information for each section of this walk. The succinct introduction talks of: “A 7 mile ‘there and back’ walk along the mid section of the old Horncastle-to-Woodhall Junction railway line in Lincolnshire, known as the Spa Trail.
The trail, part of the Viking Way long distance path, passes through a mix of woodland and open countryside. Along the way you will discover impressive sculptures made from wood, stone and metal, all reflecting local wildlife and links with the past.” Continue reading →
We are very happy to announce we have become part of the Chatty Cafe scheme…Aiming to reduce loneliness by getting people chatting!
Join us every Wednesday from 10-11 am for our Natter and Chatter mornings. We’ll have tables where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. During these times we’ll also have a special offer of a regular latte/cappuccino/Americanism/tea and cake for just £5. A Chatter & Natter table brings people together and everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with who you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!
It’s back! The market town of Louth in Lincolnshire will host the second Louth Pie Day on Wednesday 15 April 2020, from 09:00 until late.The town that became ‘The Pie Capital of the World’ for a day in 2019 will become the pie-makers’ capital during the 2020 event, with the first-ever Lincolnshire Pie Championship, a competition for amateur pie-makers, professionals and all-comers of all ages. Continue reading →
Coming up: a Postcard, Stamp, Cigarette Card and Ephemera Fair organised by Springer Fairs, at The Stanhope Hall Boston Rd, LN9 6NF Horncastle, Lincolnshire. This is a long-established fair, taking place on Saturday, 14 March from 09:00 to15:00
There will be about 30 stalls. Admission is free. Catering and free car parking on the house. Continue reading →