Covid-19 pandemic support group

From Craig Leyland

A volunteer led group supported by Woodhall Spa and Kirkby on Bain Parish councils has been established to provide support to residents of all ages affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The primary function will be to provide an essential shopping and prescribed medication collection and delivery service to vulnerable and isolated residents in both communities.

We are hopeful that a leaflet will be delivered to all residents by Friday 27th March explaining how the service will work with the service commencing on Monday 30th March.            Continue reading

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.

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

Chatty Cafe scheme comes to Woodhall Spa

From Kath Fairs, The Book Fayre

We are very happy to announce we have become part of the Chatty Cafe scheme…Aiming to reduce loneliness by getting people chatting!

Join us every Wednesday from 10-11 am for our Natter and Chatter mornings. We’ll have tables where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. During these times we’ll also have a special offer of a regular latte/cappuccino/Americanism/tea and cake for just £5. A Chatter & Natter table brings people together and everyone is invited! If you’re on your own, in a couple, with a friend, if you’re a carer why not sit there with who you care for, mums and babies, dads and babies, grandparents and babies, young people, older people and anyone in between!

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The life and poetry of John Magee

From the Petwood Hotel, Woodhall Spa:

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.

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Cameo Club report February 2020

Tuesday 18th February 2020

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 here                  Continue reading

Cameo Club report: August 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 20th August Meeting

Speaker Alwyn Killingsworth, resident of Kirkby on Bain, came to give us a presentation about WW1. He has a special interest in all things to do with this war in particular with any connection to the local area such as the tank being developed in Lincoln.

Sir Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War 1905 – 1912

He decided to focus on the general hospitals developed during the war in particular those locally. He began with mentioning Sir Richard Haldane who was secretary of state dealing with the fiasco which was the Boer War. He introduced new equipment and began the Territorial Army. He set up the formation of General Forces Hospitals to supplement existing hospitals which became so necessary during WW1. These hospitals were staffed by unpaid members of the TA. Continue reading

The Dambusters return to the Petwood

The Petwood Hotel and the Kinema in the woods are proud to present an outdoor screening of Michael Anderson’s wartime epic ‘The Dam Busters’ starring Richard Todd and Michael Redgrave. Friday 17th May 2019 is the day for your diary and the show begins at 9.00pm in the grounds of the Petwood Hotel. Tickets are only available directly from the Kinema in Woods. Book online here

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