DIY shops to reopen

From Goodwins DIY, Woodhall Spa (via  Facebook)

We will be reopening on Tuesday 5th May!

Initially we will be offering a telephone order service only for local deliveries, including Coningsby, Woodhall Spa, Horncastle and the surrounding areas. £15 minimum and anything under £50 a £3.50 delivery charge will apply.       Continue reading

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

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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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

The life and poetry of John Magee

From the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa:

You’ve no doubt heard the famous poem ‘High Flight’ – a favourite among aviators and astronauts – but what do you know of the author? For our first aviation charity talk of 2020, Simon Devenish of the John Gillespie Magee Jr Foundation will talk about the life and poetry of John Magee alongside Squadron Leader Mark Discombe, Officer Commanding of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official), who will talk about the challenges of flying a wartime Spitfire.

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Cameo Club report February 2020

Tuesday 18th February 2020

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 here                  Continue reading

Cameo Report | January 2020

CAMEO CLUB of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton

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

CAMEO CLUB: new members welcome

CAMEO CLUB 2020

What does CAMEO stand for?  Come And Meet Every One

What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas:  Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.

Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS  –  a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19                   Continue reading

Cameo club: Christmas Jolly 2019

19th November 2019

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

The Secret Path: it’s official now

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