Woodhall Spa 40s Festival set to be bigger, better and brighter than ever in 2015


Woodhall Spa’s 1940s Festival looks certain to be bigger and better than ever in 2015.

The free-of-charge community-run event is set to take place throughout the village for the duration of the July 18-19.

It attracts thousands of visitors who want to step back in time to experience a taste of wartime Britain.

Now in its fourth year, the Festival is one of the current beneficiaries of Lincolnshire Co-op’s Community Champions scheme, meaning a donation of anywhere between £200 and £2,000 is on its way.

Community Champions is Lincolnshire Co-op’s way of sharing its profits and sees cash donations awarded to qualifying charities, initiatives and events based in the county.

Every time Co-op shoppers use their dividend card in any Lincolnshire Co-op outlet where dividend is issued before March 7, the Festival will receive a much-needed contribution towards costs including improvements to parking availability and signage.

Chairman of the 1940s Festival Simon Elmer said: “Last year’s Festival was a massive success and we not only hope to replicate that with the 2015 event, we want to make it the best weekend yet.

“The contribution we can look forward to from the Community Champions scheme will help us to do just that.”

In almost two years of the Community Champions scheme’s existence, 470 local organisations have received a share of £290,000.

The Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival has now sold out all market pitches and has a full schedule of entertainments and performances in place.

For further information about the Festival visit www.woodhall-spa-40s-festival.com.