For the love of Scrubs | Fabric donations needed

From Mandy Fitzaden-Gray

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.               
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Free plants at Reddings Farm

From Margaret Dewrance

Help yourself to some plants this weekend!

  • Tomato: Cherry Minibel
  • Chilli peppers: Devil’s Brew (hot!)
  • Echium: Blue Bedder
  • Cosmos: Sea Shells
  • Zinnia:Old Mexico
  • Echinacia: Pink Parasol
  • Nasturtium: Ladybird Mixed

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Cameo Club meeting: March report

From Jill Russell

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

Have you been to Hussey Tower?

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.

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Coffee Morning

The next Church coffee morning is scheduled for Saturday 14th March, 10am to 12 noon at Roughton Parish Hall.

On offer: stalls, tombola, mystery parcels, cakes, books and raffle, all in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and
St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain. Donations welcome.           Continue reading

Celebrate farming in Boston | free day out

Boston’s Celebration of Farming returns for it’s fourth year with a variety of vintage and modern farming equipment and tractors, as well as stalls offering unique products.

10am-3pm | Sun 29 March 2020
Boston Market Place Lincolnshire PE21 6EH

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The Woodhall Spa Trail in winter

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

Chatty Cafe scheme comes to Woodhall Spa

From Kath Fairs, The Book Fayre

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!

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All things pie in Louth

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

Ephemera Fair comes to Horncastle

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