Last Vulcan Captain to talk at the Petwood

Join us on April 4th for An Evening With Bill Ramsey – the last Vulcan Captain. Bill will be talking us through his truly extraordinary career which includes flying the Lancaster and Dakota with the BBMF, four years as Wing Commander with the Red Arrows and so much more.

This is the first of a series of talks called ‘An Evening With…’ which we will be hosting throughout the year. It is not an event you want to miss! The Petwood will be making a donation from tickets sales to Bill’s chosen charity, The People’s Mosquito.

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Typhoon talk at the Petwood

In the second instalment of our ‘An Evening With’ events, join us for a talk with Dave Hands from the Hawker Typhoon Restoration Project!

Dave’s connection with the Typhoon stems from his father, who was an engine test engineer with Napier, flying a modified Warwick out of Luton equipped with the Sabre powerplant. He has a history in aviation that stretches back to childhood with his father being Chief flying instructor at the London Gliding Club. Event Details:

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Cameo Club Report: October 2018

Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton – October Report by Jill Russell

The meeting was on 16th October and I think it was fitting that I filled in the first talk of the year with one on genealogy research and my daughter Ella Russell gave the last talk on : ‘Balancing Life as a Rock  Climber and a career as an Employment Lawyer’ – A rocky but rewarding combination. Without the vote given to women in 1918 even our feisty female forebears would not have imagined what Ella has achieved and the change that has come about in the potential for women to develop, even if there is still more to be done.

Ella started with a description of her life’s journey so far, being 33 years old. She was always encouraged to be active and she showed us her little walking boots which she wore when her father took her up and down a scrambling route on Snowden when she was 6. Holidays were always to hills and mountains from Peak District, Wales, Lakes, Scottish Isles to Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites.                  Continue reading

Cameo club update

From Maura Dormer:

Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club

Please note we have a change to our published programme for the meeting on the 21st August. This month will be an evening with Dinah Ward, ‘Decorating and Eating Cupcakes’ which was originally scheduled for September. New visitors are very welcome, if you are interested in joining us for the evening please call the secretary, Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 to ensure we have a cupcake waiting for you!!

Van Gogh Day at the Petwood

Local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor invites you to a day at the Petwood Hotel dedicated to the art of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most loved painters. You can discover his life and work in the Garden Room, against the background of the hotel’s restored Peto gardens, and view five painted copies of Van Gogh’s great paintings in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, copied by Edward. The date for your diary is July 22, and the event runs from 11am to 4.30pm

At 2pm Edward will give an informal talk about the paintings he has copied and examine the myths which cling to the artist. Also on offer, a sumptuous collection of books and catalogues featuring every surviving Van Gogh painting, print and drawing, and even a chance to win a set of prints and a Petwood voucher by doing your own copy of a Van Gogh drawing. Continue reading

How will farming change?

Agricultural journalist Alan Stennett looks back at the way things have changed in the past and considers what may be required in the future. Monday 23rd October, 7pm-8.30pm Alford Manor House, £3

“Farming in Lincolnshire has always had to change as new methods, new crops and different production systems are introduced, but changes in our relationship with Continental Europe and pressures imposed by climate change and environmental regulation will mean that more changes will be needed in the next few years.”

Alan’s profile BBC Lincolnshire

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Kirkby on Bain wildlife talk

lincolnshire_wildlife_trust_tw_150Just spotted a potentially interesting talk about Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s plans for our “fascinating” area and it’s diverse wildlife. It’s scheduled for 7.30 tomorrow (September 13) and the speaker is Mark Schofield. One small snag for interested residents – it’s at The Education Centre,
Whisby Nature Park……………Details here