Have you been to Hussey Tower?

Recently Eriks Pitkevics uploaded an interesting film about a recent archaeological dig at at this medieval site in Boston. According to Heritage Lincolnshire, the tower was once part of the impressive manorial home of Sir John Hussey, a member of the court of Henry VIII. It was constructed entirely of hand made red brick produced using local clay and was originally part of a large manor house, including a great hall, servants quarters, kitchens, stables and a large gatehouse. The tower was reserved for the high status accommodation of the Lord and his family.

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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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The Woodhall Spa Trail in winter

Just because it’s March, there’s no excuse for not going out to enjoy our Lincolnshire countryside, and there are some really enjoyable walks not far from Kirkby on Bain. How about walking the Woodhall Spa Trail to Horncastle?

This trail features in the iFootpath Walking Guide online series where you will find a mine of information for each section of this walk. The succinct introduction talks of: “A 7 mile ‘there and back’ walk along the mid section of the old Horncastle-to-Woodhall Junction railway line in Lincolnshire, known as the Spa Trail.

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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

Can you help Luke?

From Luke Elmore (via the Parish Council):

“Hi I was just wondering if you could help me am trying to find my great uncles grave his name is Benjamin elmore and he died in 1955 thanks Luke”

Not much to go on, but if you can help, or you would like to contact Luke directly, please get in touch here

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

A secret no more

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.

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