We were fortunate to have a really interesting talk and presentation from Les Binns, who is Chair of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and one of the volunteers for this charity.
The topic was ‘The Local Area Reserves and the Work of the Volunteers’
Les went through the local nature reserves – Kirkby Moor, Moor Farm, Roughton Moor, Woodhall Airfield and Kirkby Gravel Pits and highlighted the wildlife and flora and fauna that can be found in these reserves with many beautiful photographs he has taken to illustrate the huge diversity to be found. We saw stunning photographs of many varieties of orchid, cotton grass, Little Ringed Plovers to mention just a few. Les’s photographs can be found hereContinue reading →
Unfortunately, Julie Baker from SANDS was unable to attend due to being called away at late notice to a conference. It has been arranged that she will come to the 17th March meeting to collect our donation and knitted memory blankets before our AGM.
Thus, our January meeting had more time to spend on playing Bingo! We had a really jolly time playing a series of games. It was a big learning curve for some of us while others were Bingo veterans!!! Louise Roberts was our caller and learnt the ropes really quickly and did a sterling job. The evening was a great success and quite a change from having a speaker. Continue reading →
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.
A lovely evening was spent at our Christmas Jolly, eating our fill of turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pud/strawberry pavlova, cheese and biscuits, mince pies, coffee/tea and after eight mints. Very scrumptious it was too with the caterers doing us proud! It might seem to be a bit early for festive celebrations but, as we do not meet in December, it was the last opportunity for us to get together before the New Year! There were plenty of prizes for the raffles and Sue Carroll set us a very challenging Christmas themed quiz which certainly taxed our brain cells!! Continue reading →
On behalf of the Parish Council, many thanks to the merry band of residents who braved the chill wind and the usual traffic mayhem just before school home-time today to cheer on Councillor Tydeman who praised this latest Parish council project and complimented Sue Carroll on winning the naming competiton. Here are some snaps: Continue reading →
Last June twelve Kirkby on Bain residents entered a competition to name the hitherto nameless path connecting the primary school to the Main Street. Once all entries were in, a vote was held and the winning entry was The Secret Path, suggested by Sue Carroll. The Parish Council duly commissioned signs, now installed at either end of the footpath, which will be officially opened this Friday at 3.15pm, at the school end in Wharf Lane. All welcome.