Was there a Roman fort in Coningsby?

From Ryan Tomlinson (Woodhall Spa Memories Facebook Group).

Did you know that an RAF base, which was famously home to the Dambusters, was also previously occupied by the Romans?

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Cameo club report September 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 17th September Meeting

Our Chair Carmita was not well enough to attend so we wish her a speedy recovery. Sue Bruzas, vice chair, began the meeting with business re Christmas Meal payment of £15 and paying for tickets of £7 for the Horncastle panto by Oct meeting to ease accounting at the end of the year. The AGM will be held in March next year and, to encourage more of us to attend that meeting, a raffle will be held and the winner will have their subscription of £10 paid. Suggestions for next year’s charity would be welcomed asap.

Bob Turner (left) and Alan Taylor (right). [Click to enlarge in a new tab]

We welcomed veterans Alan Taylor and Bob Turner from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at Coningsby, to give us their talk: ‘Lest we forget’.

Alan began by explaining about the BBMF which is jointly owned by the RAF and Lincs County Council. LCC responsible for visitors’ centre staffed by volunteer guides such as themselves. Everything in the hangar is the RAF’s responsibility. Founded in 1957 its roles are:        Continue reading

Cameo club report: May 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON

On the 21st May we saw the return, by popular request, of CATS the Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers Ukulele Band! With three of their players being members of Cameo; Sue Carroll, Sue Schofield and her mum Dinah Campbell, we have a growing connection with the band.

Yet again we had a full house and many visitors, both men and women. A very jolly time was had with lots of singing along, rattling of tambourines and dancing at the back. Band leader, Steve Tullett kept us amused, in between songs, with jokes and cartoons which included derogatory ones about Trump and Brexit! He also stressed that the band was always welcome to new members. The band meets most Mondays at 7.00pm in Coningsby Methodist Hall. Continue reading

Cameo club report, April 2018

From Cameo reporter Jill Russell:

17TH APRIL UKULELE BAND – CONINGSBY and TATTERSHALL STRUMMERS

We invited the Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers following a recommendation from committee member, Sue Carroll, who is an enthusiastic member of this band.

We had a ‘full house’ with a great turn out of members and also a record number of visitors of which among them there were a fair number of men. All attendees were very welcome!

We were furnished with ukuleles, tambourines and rattles and encouraged to sing along and make as much noise as possible which we duly did! Continue reading

Banks to close in Horncastle

It may be about to get easier to park in the marketplace in Horncastle, but this will be of no comfort if you need to use the nearby HSBC or Natwest branches. The HSBC branch is due to close in June, and the Natwest in September. Both banks attribute these closures to the move to internet and mobile banking.

Bad luck for those who will lose their jobs and for customers who have no access to the internet or still have slow broadband and poor mobile coverage, or live miles from the nearest Post Office. For the residents of Kirkby on Bain, this leaves only the Barclays Horncastle branch and Lloyds in Coningsby within striking distance, and if the same logic applies, who knows how long they will last? Continue reading

Planning Application: quarry extensions

planning_wordcloud_150The Parish Council is considering a planning application by Aggregate Industries UK Limited  for the extension of Western quarry (in the parish of Tattershall Thorpe) and Eastern quarry (in the parishes of Tumby and Coningsby)

To view and comment on the application, please visit this Lincolnshire County Council web page

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From the Woodhall Spa noticeboards: January 2016

Even though it’s the low season just now and we all need a good reason for venturing out, my more-or-less monthly notice board trawl has yielded some interesting results:

 

 

Organist Paul Carman is the featured entertainer at Music For Woodhall on January 19th at 7.30 pm, in St Peter’s Church Hall. Tickets are available from Philip Groves, 01526 353225, and they are priced at £5 for members, £7 for non-members. More information from the Horncastle News. Here’s an example of Paul’s laid-back jazz style:

Photo courtesy United Methodist Church, ConingsbyThe Woodhall, Coningsby, Tattershall and District History Society are keen to attract new members and the best way to try it out is to turn up at their next meeting on January 13th, at 7.30 pm. Continue reading