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Learn to play brass instrument with Holbeach Town Band

Holbeach Town Band is hosting a free Learn to Play Week for the sixth year running.

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Demonstrator Ronald Kanne (right) with club member Michael Reddin.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG280617-213TW.

‘Wood-be’ experts hone skills

Timber enthusiasts branched out last month as they welcomed a professional to their neck of the woods.

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The imposing Queen's Hotel, Leeds

Queen’s Hotel in Leeds really made us feel like royalty

Leeds has long since thrown off the shackles of dull northern city and is these days a bustling, multi-cultural destination well worth a visit.

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Artist's impression of the old Customs House, Wisbech.

LOCAL MATTERS: Yo ho ho - and a bottle of liquor!

There was no organised police force in the UK until the mid 1850s.

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Judith Britten with former student Thuong Cong Dinh who competed in Malaysia and is now spearheading the game in his university and city. Photo supplied.

Scrabble club aims to spell success in Deeping St Nicholas

A Deeping St Nicholas woman is hoping to train the next generation of Scrabble champions and is offering eager youngsters the chance to learn how to master the game.

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Home Guard re-enactors at a previous Ayscoughfee Forties Weekend.

Don’t Panic! Forties weekend returning to Spalding

The era of World War Two, big bands and ration books will be spectacularly brought back to life at Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens.

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Farrier Mark who wants to find that special person. Photo provided by Boundless (Freemantle Media).

Rural dating: How new TV programme hopes to find love in the countryside

A new reality TV series is hitting our screens next year - and it’s all about finding romance in the country.

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Summer Fun brochure

Keep boredom at bay this summer!

Youngsters can keep boredom at bay during the summer holidays with the help of South Holland District Council’s popular Summer Fun brochure.

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Robert and Claire Bailey-Scott will open their garden at Yew Tree Farm to the public on July 23.

Garden at Yew Tree Farm in Gosberton to open to the public

The beautiful country garden at Yew Tree Farm in Gosberton will open to the public on Sunday, July 23.

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LOOKING BACK: Stylish young footballers’ new kit in ’07

LOOKING BACK: Stylish young footballers’ new kit in ’07

Young footballers in Gosberton were able to take the field in style in a new kit.

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LOOKING BACK: Protesters stop the A151 traffic in 2007

LOOKING BACK: Protesters stop the A151 traffic in 2007

Demands for a by-pass on the A151 brought traffic to a standstill as more than 100 protesters marched through Whaplode and Moulton.

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LOOKING BACK: Gamekeeper in trespass battle

LOOKING BACK: Gamekeeper in trespass battle

A cross-summons of trespass and common assault was dealt with at Spalding Sessions House.

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The Common Lizard, captured on camera by Amy Lewis.

Monthly column: Take a Walk on the Wild Side

This month Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Rachel Shaw writes about snakes and lizards.

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LOOKING BACK: Spalding and Pinchbeck Brownies go to the circus in 2007

LOOKING BACK: Spalding and Pinchbeck Brownies go to the circus in 2007

The circus came to town for Spalding and Pinchbeck brownie groups at a fancy dress party in St John’s Church Hall, Spalding.

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LOOKING BACK: Fun for everyone in Kirton back in 2007

LOOKING BACK: Fun for everyone in Kirton back in 2007

Kirton Town Hall hosted a fun day with a difference as lawn darts and marbles mixed with equality and integration.+

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How Gleed son’s war death was reported in the Free Press

How Gleed son’s war death was reported in the Free Press

It was with the deepest regret that the town learned that Lt Ariel Gleed, son of Mr and Mrs J W Gleed of West Elloe, Spalding, was reported as missing.

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Soaking the manager at Young Dons Family Fun Day.

Youngsters have a ball at fun day in Donington

Penalty shoot-outs, ‘soak the manager’ and friendly matches kept sporty youngsters on their toes at a recent family day in Donington.

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Carter's Park, Holbeach Food Festival.
Spalding's Saints and Sinners preserves by Andy and Elaine Ayre

Tasty turn-out at Holbeach Food Festival

Hungry visitors from far and wide packed into Carter’s Park for the fourth annual Holbeach Food Festival on Saturday.

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Taoist Healing, which explores elements from Tai Chi, is the topic for a meeting on Monday, July 10.

Exploring Taoist Healing in Spalding

A health and well-being meeting will look at Taoist Healing on Monday (July 10).

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The garden of Natalie Knight and Carl Knight, of Livingstone Drive

Entries coming in as we search for Spalding’s Best-Kept Front Garden

Entries have started to come in for Spalding In Bloom’s Best Kept Front Garden Competition – and there’s now less just a week left for others to enter.

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