Talks to celebrate RAF 100th anniversary

Adult Education Horncastle are hosting a Festival of Talks 2018, starting in April. “This year we celebrate each of the 100 years of the RAF. QEGS Horncastle continues on its well established and glorious journey alongside the RAF in Lincolnshire. Being well placed in the centre of the county QEGS has welcomed hundreds of air force children through its doors, where it has nurtured them for however long their parents have been stationed in the area. In Adult Ed we do our part and help with training to ease the way back to Civvy Street. Many members of staff continue to have affiliation with the RAF. We celebrate them all! Keep a look out on all media for updates…”

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International Bomber Command video

Here’s a clever video about the International Bomber Command Centre in Lincoln, posted on Facebook by BBC Look North: (Click on the loudspeaker icon to hear the music.)

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Cameo Club Update

From Maura Dormer

The next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club will be on Tuesday 20th February, 2018 at 8.00pm at Roughton Village Hall. One of our members, Jill Russell, will be enlivening us with a talk on her many gardens. Full details of this year’s programme will be given at the meeting.  Non-members are very welcome – please do come and join us. If you would like any further information, please contact the Secretary, Maura Dormer on 07708 947992. ( mauradormer@btinternet.com )

Parish Council meeting January 2018

The next Meeting of the Council will be held on Thursday
January 4 in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say! You can download relevant documents from the Parish Council website: Continue reading

Christmas concert: Horncastle and District Choral Society

The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.

 

 

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Seals at Donna Nook

For the past few weeks, hundreds of grey seals have been “hauling up” on the dunes at Donna Nook, near North Somercotes, as they do every year at this time. If you want to see them with their newborn, now’s the time to make the trip – they will be going back to sea as soon as their newborn are ready.

Donna Nook Nature Reserve is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife trust, whose volunteers are on hand to answer questions and make sure that both seals and humans are kept safe. You will need to travel by road – there is a car park.

This is as close as most people ever get to grey seals in the wild, but you must respect the trust’s guidelines:

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