Only weeks away now for that weekend when Woodhall Spa once again rolls out the time machine and sets the dial to the1940s. This year the festival is scheduled for the third weekend in July – 15 / 16th, so if you enjoy flypasts, parades, period costumes, big band music and the like, all to be found in one of the most attractive villages in Lincolnshire, then you know where to be that weekend.
In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.
This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading
The Parish Council has been notified by Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department of the following closures, apparently for resurfacing work, affecting Kirkby on Bain residents and visitors:
LOCATION: Kirkby Lane, Kirkby on Bain / Woodhall Spa (Between Roughton Road and B1191)
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 26/06/2017 to 07/07/2017 (5 days in this period) ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: B1191, B1192, Pauls Lane and Kirkby Lane / Tattershall Road
LOCATION: Main Road (Rimes Lane to Moor Lane), Roughton
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 12/06/2017 to 27/06/2017
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE: Roughton Road, Kirkby Lane, B1192 Horncastle Road, Main Road and Vice Versa Continue reading
This year’s Woodhall Spa Country Show is only days away now, scheduled for Sunday the 21st of May. Come along any time between 9.30am and 5.00pm. You can find the showground along Green Lane opposite Canterbury Close (LN10 6QY), and a one way system will be operated on the day. All routes are signposted by AA signs.
“Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have encased them in brick and tile as their living standards began to improve.” Continue reading
Horncastle and ELDC Councillor Fiona Martin announced at a town council meeting last Tuesday evening that as part of East Lindsey District Council’s latest review into car parking, there may be a 30-minute free parking period in the Market Place in future. While stressing the proposal has yet to be ratified, Councillor Martin said that combined with the retention of all day free parking at The Wong this could only benefit the town.
It strikes me that it would also benefit residents of neighbouring villages such as Kirkby on Bain who lost access to the only bank in Woodhall Spa in 2012 after it’s ATM was robbed by ram-raiders in 2010. If the proposal goes through, you’ll have the choice of three banks opposite the market place without shelling out for parking. But you’ll have to be quick!
Read more in the Horncastle News
From Bessie Major:
CAMEO Club – Kirkby on Bain
On 21st February Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox gave us a most delightful talk and presentation on ‘The Petwood Hotel’ which took us back to before the Second World War – the very early stages, when it was built as a very large bungalow for Sir John Blundell Maples’ daughter, Grace.
The slides showed us the bungalow as it was and explained how it was sold to be a hotel. We were taken on the journey from the early stages of building and then made even larger to be the Petwood Hotel. The talk also gave us a brief history of the family. We are most grateful for Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox’s time and presentation and hope they will return next year to continue the story. Continue reading
Our early spring selection of things to do in and around Woodhall Spa:
Returning to Woodhall Spa this month is international concert organist Nicholas Martin. He will be on stage at St Peter’s Church Hall, Woodhall Spa, 7.30pm. Contact Philip Groves, Music for Woodhall, 01526 353225. Website.