The Dambusters return to the Petwood

The Petwood Hotel and the Kinema in the woods are proud to present an outdoor screening of Michael Anderson’s wartime epic ‘The Dam Busters’ starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Friday 17th May 2019 is the day for your diary and the show begins at 9.00pm in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel. Tickets are only available directly from the Kinema in Woods. Book online here

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Enjoy the Lincolnshire Wolds on video

Earlier this month I noticed three rather nice videos on Youtube promoting the Lincolnshire Wolds which have now been compiled into one feature. Why not sit back, take your mind off mustard gas down in the woods and see how many places or people you recognise!

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Boston in 1943

In have written elsewhere about the rich heritage of Boston, Lincolnshire, reflected by the town’s excellent Guildhall Museum. Boston’s recent past is also valued by the many contributors to a Facebook Group called BostonMemories, whose members share old photographs and comments, and occasionally an archive film, like this British Council production, made in 1943, which I included in my earlier post. Spurred on by a recent conversation with some Bostonian visitors to Gunby Hall last weekend, I thought it was worth another look at this wartime public information film set in this town, so often maligned these days:

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Annual Village Meeting 2017

If you came to our Annual Village Meeting earlier this year may remember the compilation of film clips I showed, representing some of Betty Dixon’s memories of her life in Kirkby on Bain. The film featured old photos and Betty’s own commentary:

Plans are now being drawn up for next year’s meeting, so if you have any ideas for us, now’s the time to tell us. Continue reading

Check out the Wolds Words Festival

wolds_words_2016_150The Wolds Words Festival is back again in October, celebrating the rich, diverse and unique culture of rural Lincolnshire. This year Horncastle features for the first time, joining the traditional venues in Louth, Spilsby and Alford.

 

In Horncastle the Community Cinema Club offers film screenings in the Stanhope Hall on 19th October and 23rd November. For the details visit their website or email thestanhopehall@hotmail.uk. The club is operated for the benefit of the community by a small dedicated team of volunteers who aim to show a wide range of films. Tickets are available from The Horncastle Music Shop or on the door.

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Brief Encounter at Jubilee Park

Poster courtesy movie poster shopDon’t miss a rare opportunity to see David Lean’s classic Brief Encounter, starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson, on a large outdoor screen in the beautiful grounds of Jubilee Park on July 16. The doors will open at 9.00pm and the film will start at approximately 9.30pm depending on light levels.

Full details and booking here