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.
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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More things to do in and around Woodhall Spa before the Christmas rush, in date order:
There’s a coffee morning in aid of Lincoln’s St Barnabas Hospice, at The Inn, from 10.30 to 12am. All welcome. Admission £2.
Think of England. In the summer of 1943 Bett and Vera traveled the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. They’re back, (Bett and Vera that is) so join them at Minting Village Hall for a 1940s experience. Continue reading →
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Coming up, a special weekend at the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, formerly RAF Metheringham, celebrating the men and women of 101st Airborne Division, many of whom gave their lives in World War II.
The event is scheduled for 1st & 2nd May 2016 10 am to 5 pm. All Adults £5, under 16s Free.
A large contingent of the North West 101st Airborne re-enactment group will be camping out on Metheringham Airfield using the backdrop of Dakota KG 651 which is based there, and there will be a BBMF Lancaster flypast on both days, weather permitting. Continue reading →
A selection of things to do and places to go in or near Woodhall Spa this Autumn, as advertised in the traditional way:
Jubilee Park Halloween Ball, Petwood Hotel, October 31, 7pm for 7.30. Tickets are £50 each, including a 3-course dinner, 2 bottles of wine on your table, complementary bubbles on arrival and entertainment by ABBA Sensation and Coasty Disco
Charity Social Dance: In aid of the British Heart Foundation, Coronation Hall, 7.30pm. Entry £4. Ballroom, Latin, Sequence and Line dancing. For details call 02526 388675