For the Love of Scrubs Horncastle and Woodhall Spa are asking for fabric donations as well as financial support, sewers and cutters, either at home or at the Hub based at Stanhope Hall, Horncastle. We have now reached over 1000 sets of scrubs for the NHS, care based charities and doctors’ surgeries in our locality. I have 2 boxes clearly marked outside my front door which I empty and deliver regularly. Continue reading →
Horncastle Town Council will be supporting the Crisis team set up by Horncastle Community Larder, the Urban Outreach Project (UFOP) and local businesses by providing £1,000 per month to purchase food for the town’s vulnerable residents who have been advised to self-isolate until the coronavirus crisis is over.
The Crisis Team will be assisting residents from Horncastle and the surrounding small villages.
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.
The trail, part of the Viking Way long distance path, passes through a mix of woodland and open countryside. Along the way you will discover impressive sculptures made from wood, stone and metal, all reflecting local wildlife and links with the past.” Continue reading →
Coming up: a Postcard, Stamp, Cigarette Card and Ephemera Fair organised by Springer Fairs, at The Stanhope Hall Boston Rd, LN9 6NF Horncastle, Lincolnshire. This is a long-established fair, taking place on Saturday, 14 March from 09:00 to15:00
There will be about 30 stalls. Admission is free. Catering and free car parking on the house. Continue reading →
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 hereContinue reading →
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