What happened this day in history: December 13

1577 - Francis Drake set out from Plymouth in ‘The Golden Hind’, on his journey around the world.

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Otters dive in and make a big splash at presentation night

More than a hundred parents and children packed Stanhope Hall recently for this year’s Horncastle Otters Swimming Club presentation night.

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What happened this day in history: December 6

1492 - Columbus discovered Hispaniola, now know as Haiti and the Dominican Republic.


Video: Woodhall Spa Santa Dash

Hundreds of Santas were on the starting blocks for the Santa Dash
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Nostalgia: Haven pot over £1,200 for local charities

When it comes to helping out worthy

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Horncastle school supports Rotary shoebox appeal

Hundreds of shoeboxes will soon be on their way to Eastern Europe thanks to the generous people who supported the Rotary Club’s annual appeal.


Bingo for Friends of Pilgrim Hospital

An evening of prize bingo will take place at Coningsby Community Hall next week in aid of the Coningsby Friends of Pilgrim Hospital.

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Nostalgia: Summer playscheme fun

Lots of fun was had for all in Revesby when

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Wragby round-up

Christmas, council and entertainment

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Horncastle Masons give cash boost to nursery

Members of Bolingbroke Castle Masons of Horncastle have presented £750 to the Tim Tin Nursery and Kids Club at Martin, near Metheringham.

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What happened this day in history: November 29

1781 - The crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.

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East Barkwith WI

Another successful harvest meeting for members and guests has raised £100 for St Barnabas Hospice.

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Nostalgia: Boost for LIVES

The Tetford and Hundleby charity

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Tattershall students talk themselves to the top

Students from the Barnes Wallis Academy are proving to top of the debating class.

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Nostalgia: Celebrations in the sun in Thimbleby

The beautiful village of Thimbleby basked in bright sunshine in 1994 - just at the right time for the annual gardens and produce competition.

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Horncastle Methodist fair success

An array of stalls filled Horncastle Methodist Church as the November Fair took place.

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Annual lecture at Woodhall Spa

The annual lecture for the Cottage Museum in Woodhall Spa will be held tomorrow (Friday, November 24).

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Seven laws you might be breaking in your own garden without realising it

Thousands of British gardeners are at risk of becoming unwitting criminals due to a lack of knowledge of basic gardening laws, experts have claimed.

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What happened this day in history: November 22

1718 - British pirate Edward Teach (Blackbeard) was killed in battle with a boarding party, led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.


Horncastle Family History

Jean Townsend gave a talk entitled The Royal Consorts to Horncastle Family History Group in October and what a delight it was.

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