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• Long Sutton • Donington

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Spalding and South Holland "I think that if one were to live in this wide and open country of great fields and great seascapes, where the horizons are wide as the sea itself, where the wind sweeps and roars, where the snows come straight from the Arctic, and the geese last saw land beneath the Midnight Sun, one might walk like a hero, live like a fighting cock, and die at a hundred."

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South Holland is the southern most region of Lincolnshire, bordering Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, in the heart of the Fens. Spalding, its capital, Crowland, Donington, Holbeach, Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge are interesting market towns, each with its own church and fine architecture. Its a destination for all seasons that’s steeped in history.

Welcome

Getting Around

Exploring the Fens

Just waiting to be discovered.

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Holland means "high ground" and with its fertile soil, this area was able to compete with mainland Holland in the 18th and 19th Centuries, becoming renowned for producing vast quantities of Tulips. It remains a major bulb producing area along with being a richly productive agricultural region supplying superior fresh produce to the whole of the United Kingdom.

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If so why not take advantage of the FREE loan of a wheelchair or powered scooter when in Spalding. Visit Spalding Mobility Centre Ltd, 15 Winsover Road, Spalding Telephone 01775 722786

The units can be hired between 9.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Saturday. They must be returned by 4.45pm the same day

Penningtons Cafe - Red Lion Street - Spalding

Users do not have to be registered disabled or residents of Spalding.

The most convenient car park is located on Victoria Street and Spalding Mobility Ltd can be accessed via the back of the car park. Front Cover: The Coronation Channel, Spalding by Roland Turner - sisaphus' - http://www.flickr.com

2012 Spalding Flower Parade

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE: South Holland Centre Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1SS Tel: 01775 725468 • Email: tic@sholland.gov.uk • Open Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 4pm 2


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e-mail: chainbridgeforge@gmail.com Telephone: 07960 587724 Website: www.chainbridgeforge.co.uk

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The building is a treasure trove of items and information, which tells the story of the Forge and the community it served.

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Details of opening times can be found on our website. However, in the summer we will be open most weekends and if the door is open, you will always be welcome. The Forge is also available for special functions and visits. These can be booked through our website.

Getting Involved

The Friends will be the life blood of the Forge and through their involvement develop the Forge and ensure its sustainability. The benefits of membership are as follows: • • • • • • •

To be part of this fascinating project and meet new friends Be a guide for visitors and share information with schools and the community Gather information about the Forge and the Community Influence the development of the Forge and vote at the AGM Have a go at Blacksmithing Be part of social events and visits to other heritage sites. Receive regular newsletters

Membership An annual subscription of £10 will be charged per adult/ family. This will be charged to cover insurance and administration. Life membership is available for the cost of £100. Corporate Sponsorship is also available by contacting the Forge for details. Membership can be obtained, visit the website for details www.chainbridgeforge.co.uk

However, if membership is not for you but you would like to support the Forge or you would like to share a reminiscence, photograph or documents then contact the Forge by visiting www.chainbridgeforge.co.uk.

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Footings of an original Forge.

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Ownership of Joseph Rose.

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White’s Directory shows Francis South as the Blacksmith.

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Edward Fisher was Blacksmith and we have his account books which shows he was working for the community and boats that were using the port.

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The Dodd Family took ownership and three generations of the family have worked the Forge.

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The Forge was sold to South Holland District Council.

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The Friends of Chain Bridge Forge formed to preserve the Forge.


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By Rail East Coast Mainline to Peterborough. Direct connection to Spalding, approximately 20 mins. By Road Major Roads within 30 mins are A1(M), A17, A15, A47 London is 110 miles away York is 120 miles away Birmingham is 120 miles away Newcastle is 194 miles away From the North From the A1 take the A52 towards Boston then take the A17. Follow signs on the A16 Spalding By-Pass. From the South From the A1/A1(M) north of Peterborough take the A16 east to Spalding.

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Spalding bus and railway stations are centrally located and the journey time to London by rail is approximately an hour and a half.

There are also good connections to Doncaster, Lincoln, Nottingham and Skegness.

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By road it is easy to reach the nearby towns of Boston, Kings Lynn, Stamford and Peterborough.

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West Norfolk seaside resorts can be reached in approximately one hour.

MAIN ROADS RIVERS

NATURE RESERVES

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Public Transport

www.traveline.org.uk Tel: 0871 200 2233

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The Romans first attempted to drain the area by building sea walls and waterways, such as the Car Dyke, but this was largely unsuccessful. Charles the first granted the 4th Earl of Bedford the right to drain the fens in 1630 but there was fierce opposition from settlers.

Well known for being isolated, resentful of outsiders and independent of aristocracy, Fens people originally lived off the land by fishing, peat cutting, sedge and reed harvesting and extracting salt from the marsh, all of which then became under threat.

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The remains of 136 windmills can be found in Lincolnshire, all but two were for grinding corn. Some are in full working order and still produce flour for sale. Moulton Mill, situated on the B1357, in the village of Moulton was built in 1822 and was in constant use until 1994.

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The mill is considered to be an outstanding example of a tower mill with the tower standing 24 metres high and containing nine internal floors. The tower has been renovated and the new sails were installed in November 2012. There is a visitors centre and tearoom on the ground floor and disabled access to a set of working stones

Phone: 01406 373237 Website: www.moultonwindmill.co.uk Admission: The Granary tearooms and the Mill shop are free of charge. Address: Moulton Windmill, High Street, Moulton, Nr Spalding, PE12 6QB

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Cornelius Vermuyden was commissioned by the 4th Earl of Bedford to drain the Fens but, neither had anticipated the effect this work would have on the peat soils. Once drained, the soil dried out, the peat sank very quickly and the level of the land fell below that of the waterways, thus preventing the water from draining away further. It was not until windmills were introduced to pump water from the fields in to the waterways that the situation improved.

These windmills were gradually succeeded by more efficient steam powered pumps, which provided a permanent solution to the flooding. Visit the Pinchbeck Engine Museum details on Page 11

THE FLOWER INDUSTRY

Draining the fens has produced two different types of arable land: silt and peat. This combination has made the area well known for being fertile, with each area suitable for growing particular crops. The land around Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is ideal for producing soft fruits and apples. Boston grows cabbage, cauliflower and sprouts.

Spalding became famous for producing flower bulbs. The flower industry in Spalding began in 1880 when a small number of entrepreneurs began experimenting with a new crop - flower bulbs for sale as cut flowers and dried bulbs. By 1900 approximately 500 acres of bulbs were planted in the Spalding area. Now around 400 miles of rivers and artificial waterways, controlled by pumps, maintain the fine balance between flooding and fertility, thus keeping the Fens in their current state of first class agricultural land. Set in the heart of the Fens, South Holland is the ideal place to explore their rich and varied history. Why not follow the course of this history through a varied range of attractions, easily accessible from Spalding, many of which are outlined overleaf.

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Visit the unique Gordon Boswell Romany Museum for an insight into the Romany way of life. The Museum is all about the history of the Boswell family dating back 300 years. It includes a collection of family photographs, horse drawn gypsy wagons, carts and harness etc. You can book from the Museum - a group visit that lasts for 2 hours. A day out ‘Romany Experience’ where you spend a day being driven in a horse drawn gypsy wagon, have a meal cooked over a traditional Romany stick fire. A carriage ride can be booked by the hour, these make unusual birthday, anniversary and special occasion presents. See the museum stables before you leave. Group visits by appointment, day or evening all year round.

Open March to October, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4.30pm

Clay Lake, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6BL

Tel: 01775 710599

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Ayscoughfee Hall Museum and Gardens is one of the hidden gems of South Lincolnshire. Set in 5 acres of beautiful gardens (now a public park), the Hall is a fine, Grade I listed example of a late Medieval merchant’s house. Although the Hall was built in the 1450s, its many owners have left their mark, resulting in a fascinating and intriguing mix of styles and fashions. The Museum also features displays on the history of the local area and the people who helped create the Fens, as well as local art exhibitions in the ever-popular Geest Gallery, which change each month.

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Based at Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck, the museum and exhibition are dedicated to all those who have been involved in the local flower industry. Pictures of many of these people at work are on display as well as photographs of Tulip Parades from 1964 to 1974.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum & Gardens hosts a wide range of events throughout the year, including Craft Fairs, children’s art activities, musical and theatrical performances in the Hall and Gardens, and much more.

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Ayscoughfee Gardens contain a listed War Memorial (designed by noted architect Sir Edwin Lutyens) and Tudor ice house, as well as a sculpted yew tree avenue dating back to the 1730s and a Peace Garden featuring memorial plaques to military services and associations. The Pavilion Café in the Gardens serves a wide range of drinks, light refreshments and meals to suit all tastes.

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Ayscoughfee Hall is open 10.30am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (open Bank Holidays 10.30am – 4pm). The Pavilion Café in Ayscoughfee Gardens is open 10am – 5pm Monday to Sunday from April to September and 10am – 3.30pm September to March.

Phone: 01775 725861 Website: www.wellandidb.org.uk Admission: Free: Open daily 10am to 4pm April to October.

The Gardens are open 8am to dusk, year round (except Christmas Day).

Address: West Marsh Road Pinchbeck Lincolnshire PE11 3UW

Please check our website for Christmas closing.

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‘get closer to nature’ Frampton Marsh, the RSPB nature reserve five miles south of Boston, has a growing reputation as one of the best places to get closer to nature in the country.

Whether you’re an experienced birdwatcher, starting out with an interest in nature or looking for somewhere to take the family on a great day out, Frampton Marsh has something for you to enjoy. What’s more; parking and entry is absolutely free so there’s no excuse not to check it out!

For families we have a fantastic new wildlife garden which children can roam through and explore. Why not hire a Wildlife Explorer Backpack and try minibeast hunting, wildlife spotting, puzzles and lots of other fun activities to take out around the reserve?

In the spring, try your hand at DIY pond dipping on our great new pond dipping platform and come along to some of our family events held throughout the Easter and summer holidays.

If you’re new to birdwatching Frampton is a great place to start as we’ve designed the habitats, hides and trails to get you as close to nature as possible. Our modern-yet-cosy visitor centre, three wildlife watching hides and over 3km of trails suitable for all abilities give great views of wildlife. You can hire binoculars from the visitor centre and welcoming and helpful staff and volunteers are on hand to point you in the right direction.

If you’re a more experienced birdwatcher we hope you’ll agree with the many visitors who have named us their favourite RSPB nature reserve. The Wash, one of Europe’s most important wetlands and the stop-off point for thousands of migrating birds each year, is a fantastic place to see wildlife and Frampton is set up to make the most of this fantastic location. We have a monthly guided walk throughout the winter, ideal if you’d like to learn more about the reserves, and even on a chilly day there is nothing better than a gentle stroll around the trails to feel closer to nature and further from the bustle of everyday life.

Pop into the visitor centre for a tea, coffee or cake to warm up and chat to our friendly volunteers about what you’ve seen. Think you’ve seen all that Frampton has to offer? Make the 20 minute journey to Freiston Shore, five miles east of Boston, to see flocks of waders, ducks and geese and witness the high tide spectaculars during migration: thousands of birds coming to roost on the lagoons. Interested in history? Keep your eyes peeled for the World War Two defence structures around the trails at Freiston Shore.

Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore offer so much to see and do, you’ll want to come back again and again.

You can find more information about Frampton Marsh and Freiston Shore reserves at our web pages: www.rspb.org.uk/framptonmarsh and www.rspb.org.uk/freistonshore.


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The electric boats are very easy to control and after 10 minutes tuition with a qualified pilot you’re on your way to an adventure. Half or full day hire available. Later this year our new 48 foot narrowboat will be available for day time or short break hire. Experience the fun of being on a narrow boat and sleeping on the water, a great adventure for the children and not forgetting the adults!

No experience necessary as tuition will be given by a qualified Pilot. Have great fun this summer by visiting one of Spalding’s main tourist attractions, The Spalding Water Taxi. Running 7 days a week between Spalding Town centre and Springfields Shopping Complex.

Enjoy the 35 minute journey by being the skippers mate or sitting back and watching the array of wildlife on and around the river. Private charters are available day or evening for celebrations , picnics, group outings or fishing trips.

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For further information please visit our web site www.spaldingwatertaxi.co.uk or contact Spalding Water Taxi on 07970 832131 / 01406 380532.


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Market Towns - Spalding Situated on the banks of the River Welland, Spalding is famous for being the centre of the flower industry in Britain and for it’s live entertainment and traditional markets.

With over 2000 parking spaces for visitors, the mainly pedestrianised town centre is easily accessible. There is a modern seating area, especially designed for street theatre, with many well known high street shops, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance. The “old town” of Spalding is compact with many independently owned shops and The Crescent is an attractive curved street with a mixture of Georgian, Victorian and contemporary architecture.

Spalding features a mix of independent and national retailers. There are prize-winning butchers selling local specialities, modern supermarkets, antique shops, clothing shops and an award-winning book shop.

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The twice weekly markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays sell fruit, vegetables, household goods, flowers, clothing and other useful items. There is also the monthly Farmers’ Market in the Sheep Market selling local produce. Spalding must be one of the few towns to have two large department stores: Hills on Broad Street (see advertisement on page 28) and Beales in the Market Place.

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A visit to Fun Farm at Weston near Spalding will keep your children entertained and active with hours of fun for all the family! Fun Farm has a multi-level, action packed padded play structure with slides, deck climbs, roller squeezes and a spooky spider cave! Your children will have endless fun exploring and climbing in this safe and friendly environment. When it's time to relax why not recharge your batteries with a meal from their snack menu.

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The Fun Farm also has an exciting laser tag game with a fully licensed bar and coin operated ten pin bowling.

Telephone: 01406 373444 Email: enquiries@funfarm.co.uk Website: www.funfarm.co.uk see full advertisement on page 24

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Market Towns - Crowland Crowland, lying on the southern-most border of Lincolnshire, has some fascinating archaeological and historical focal points.

Its most famous landmark is Crowland Abbey. Founded by St. Guthlac, a Benedictine monk born in 667 AD, the Abbey contains some very impressive ruins noted for undefaced medieval statues and a dogtooth arch. Today, the well preserved north aisle of the Abbey fulfills the role of Crowland's Parish Church. Another must see is the Trinity Bridge, a most unique triangular bridge dating back to the 14th Century.

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Crowland Town and Riverside Walk Stroll along the banks of the River Welland or stop for a picnic by the lake. Discover the miles of footpaths and the secret wildlife of the Fens. Pigeons Farm Children's Activity Farm With many breeds of farm animals and birds, a large Play Area, Restaurant and Shop. At Pigeons Farm they welcome everyone who is interested in the animals and wants to have a day of fun too. Wisbech Road, Thorney, PE6 0TD www.pigeonsfarm.co.uk

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Market Towns - Holbeach Holbeach is a busy town with a great sense of community. There is an impressive range of independent shops as well as a modern supermarket and a more traditional market. One of England's largest parishes, the area has several fine churches. The Parish Church of All Saints, largely built in the 14th Century, has a particularly fine turreted north porch which is believed to have been salvaged from the nearby castle of Thomas de Moulton when it became a ruin. The St. Mary Magdalene Church in nearby Gedney is also well worth seeing. Seasonal events such as the Summer Vintage Tractor Rally and the impressive Christmas Fayre, make Holbeach well worth a visit.

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Carter's Park was the early training ground of the Olympic shot putter, Geoff Capes, who in the 1970s set Commonwealth and British shot putt records and was Britain's Strongest Man on three occasions.

Holbeach is the birthplace of the antiquary, physician and Anglican priest, William Stukeley and Nobel Prize winner Norman Angel, whose 18th Century house is in the High Street. The peaceful circular cycle and walking routes are popular and the many pubs and restaurants are ideal places to enjoy good food.

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Trails: The Holbeach Trail is a 24 mile circular cycle ride starting from Holbeach. The Hull to Harwich cycle route passes through Holbeach and is one of the easier long distance routes which uses the easy gradients of eastern England, visiting the counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. 18

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Holbeach - town centre

Holbeach is a Fenland market town with 6,457 residents.

The town lies 8 miles from Spalding, 17 miles from Boston, 20 miles from King's Lynn, 23 miles from Peterborough and 43 miles by road from Lincoln. It is on the junction of the A151 and A17.

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Market Towns - Sutton Bridge The area around Sutton Bridge was once marshland, gradually reclaimed from the sea from the 16th Century onwards but even by the 19th Century there was nothing more than a few cottages. The River Nene was much wider than it is now, with no bridge, so it had to be crossed at low tide with great care and a guide. As the land was reclaimed, a bridge was built to span the Nene. The current swing bridge is the third one (built in 1897) originally built to cater for road traffic on one side and rail on the other. After 1965 when the railway was closed, the bridge converted to purely road use.

Whilst farming and food processing are the main industries, 1987 saw the opening of Port Sutton Bridge which is a thriving modern 62 acre dry cargo port and warehouse facility and in 1999 the gas fired Sutton Bridge Power Station was opened, both offering good employment opportunities.

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www.visitspalding.co.uk I Visitor Guide Sir Peter Scott, the famous naturalist, spent many years living in the East Lighthouse painting the geese and other wildlife there and set up a small nature reserve for wildfowl. The Sir Peter Scott Walk follows the coastline of The Wash from the East Lighthouse to King's Lynn in Norfolk where hardy walkers can enjoy the fantastic scenery and search for the varied wildlife that live here.

The Cross Keys Bridge is a unique historic feature of the town, the amazing inner workings of which can be experienced on Lincolnshire Heritage Days. Plans are evolving to build a new Community Centre and Library to enhance the growing town, which already boasts several high quality independent shops selling antiques, furniture and ladieswear.

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Golf Course: A top quality 9 hole course and club house. Church: St. Matthew's Church dates back to 1843 and is the only flint-built church in Lincolnshire. It is well supported and holds a popular Flower Festival in July and Art Exhibition in August each year. Trails: The Sir Peter Scott Walk.

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Market Towns - Long Sutton Long Sutton is a small picturesque town with a good selection of shops centred around High Street, Market Street and the Market Place where a thriving market is held every Friday. Historically Long Sutton can trace its origins back to Norman times, and possibly to the 9th Century. It has links with John of Gaunt and Dick Turpin. Today it is a small, picturesque town with a lively community, and something to offer for all ages.

Visit the Parish Church of St Mary, famous for its 13th century lead covered wooden spire, reputed to be the oldest and tallest wooden spire in Europe and built to the same design as Chesterfield’s famous twisted spire. The fine 18th Century buildings reflect the town’s prosperity at that time.

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Market Towns - Donington The village of Donington lies eight miles north of Spalding on the A152 and is well worth a visit, with a good selection of independent shops and choice of restaurants & public houses.

It is the birth place of the well known explorer, Captain Matthew Flinders, who, in his younger days, served under Bligh on the Bounty and under his own command went on to survey and map much of the Australian coastline. Donington Football Club is a long established club which plays in the Saturday League, as well as running a well supported junior team. For up-to-date local event information visit: www.doningtonidea.org

Residents have adopted waste parcels of land, Flinders Park & roundabouts where bulbs are planted with winter & summer flowering plants. Hanging baskets and spectacular planters line the high streets homes & shop fronts. Its no surprise that Donington in Bloom amazing result by getting the East Midland in Bloom Gold Award for three years running 2010, 2011 & 2012.

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Matthew Flinders Exhibition: including a stained glass window & bust. (often visited by Australians touring the area)

The Arnhem Oak Memorial Tree because of the towns link to the Parachute Regiment based in Donington during the war. (still has a parade & service every September)

A Fantastic Flower Festival for 10 days leading up to the Spalding Flower Parade.

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Flinders Park: The community of Donington is creating a new landmark public space and commemorating one of the county’s most notable explorers, Matthew Flinders. The park design will celebrate local heritage and provide opportunities to promote and expand local tourism. By creating a new venue for community activities and by assisting the development of community organisations and events, the project will support social and economic sustainability.

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Churches in South Holland In Lincolnshire you can find one of the finest collections of medieval churches of any county in England. The South Holland area boasts many of these impressive places of worship, several of which are given a mention in Simon Jenkins’ “England’s Thousand Best Churches”.

These fine churches were built in the perpendicular style on the wealth of the wool trade. It could be said that influential land owners were buying a place in Heaven! At Long Sutton you will find the unusual spire of St. Mary's, said to be the oldest, highest and most perfect wooden spire in Europe.

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www.visitspalding.co.uk I Visitor Guide The churches extend from Donington in the north of the District, with the church of St Mary and the Holy Rood. Here you can find memorials to local lad, the19th century explorer Matthew Flinders, famous for surveying much of the Australian coast. To the south is the church of St Mary in Tydd St Mary’s, close to the Cambridgeshire border.

The church at Sutton St James is yet another with a separate tower. It is described as ‘the church with no nave’. Other Medieval churches worth visiting are St Mary’s at Pinchbeck, St Peter and Paul’s in Gosberton, St Mary’s in Cowbit, the brick built church of St Nicholas in Lutton and the church of the Holy Trinity in Gedney Hill.

In Anglo Saxon times the areas of dry land that rose above the fen attracted the attention of religious communities. This explains why the oldest churches are situated in a ring around the Wash, roughly in a line that follows the A151 and A17. These include St Mary’s, Weston with its colourful kneelers, All Saints, Moulton, famous for its Adam and Eve font and St Mary’s, Whaplode, where there is a monument to the local family of magnates, the Irby’s. From here you can continue to the market town of Holbeach where the entrance porch to All Saints church resembles a castle and then on to Fleet, where the church of St Mary Magdalene has an attractive lych gate and, unusually, a detached steeple. Visible from the A17 is ‘The Cathedral of the Fens’ as Gedney’s St Mary Magdalene church has been called. This imposing building is noted for its clerestory of 12 closely spaced windows. At Long Sutton you will find the unusual lead spire of St Mary’s. This is said to be the oldest of its kind in England.

Spalding town centre boasts the Parish Church of St Mary and St Nicolas which overlooks the River Welland. This magnificent church is open daily. St. Matthew's in Sutton Bridge has the distinction of being the only flint built church in Lincolnshire. For more information contact the Tourist Information Centre on: 01775 725468

Away from The Wash are several more beautiful Medieval churches. Those of particular interest include St Guthlac’s at Crowland. This is part of the former abbey, founded by St Guthlac who, in 699AD, sought a life of solitude and contemplation. This he found in Crowland.

Other noteworthy churches include St Laurence in Surfleet which, until recently, had the lightest peal of 12 bells in the world. This church is recognisable by its tower which leans 6 feet out of perpendicular. St Margaret’s stands some distance north of the village of Quadring. Local legend has it that the village took it upon itself to move away from the church to escape the Black Death.

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The Arts & Entertainment ANNUAL PUMPKIN PARADE 2013: A popular family focused event which encourages everyone to celebrate the autumn harvest season and enjoy a colourful parade around Spalding town centre.

For information and confirmed dates on these and other events check: www.visitspalding.co.uk or call the tourist information centre on 01775 725468 for up-to-date details. South Holland hosts a range of events throughout the year. For the latest information on each event: www.sholland.gov.uk or www.visitspalding.co.uk

TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE: South Holland Centre Market Place, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1SS Tel: 01775 725468 Email: tic@sholland.gov.uk

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SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE - Market Place, Spalding, PE11 1SS

This lively venue houses the district’s only cinema and mixes its film diary with an impressive programme of live shows. Look out for some of the country’s top touring theatre and dance companies, regular comedy club nights and a music programme that encompasses professional jazz, classical, folk and country. People who like to take part themselves can find out about workshops and classes that take place at the Centre and pick up information about the numerous community arts groups in South Holland – many of whom use the Centre as a performance base. For more information about activities, live events and cinema screenings at the South Holland Centre, please either visit: www.southhollandcentre.co.uk or call: 01775 764777 Please see local press for details of community events taking place around the district For all the latest news: please find us on

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Shopping in South Holland Spalding is a bustling Georgian Market Town boasting over 270 shops and businesses

The vibrant town centre is a friendly and stylish place to shop. It hosts an ideal mix of familiar high street names, along with a large selection of independent outlets. These can be found in the central Market Place, Winsover Road, New Road, Sheep Market and The Crescent.

There are nearly 2,000 car parking spaces spread around the town, conveniently placed within walking distance of the shops and the market.

Don’t forget to visit: Springfields Outlet Shopping & Festival Gardens

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Sports Equipment for all the family and Specialist Bowls Suppliers 11 Vine Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1AN

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Almost hidden away, but ever popular, the street hosts a large selection of independently owned specialist businesses providing a wide range of goods and services; almost everything you could want. Many of the businesses have a clientele ranging over a radius of 50 miles.

It is an attractive winding street with an interesting mixture of Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture. The car park situated in Vine Street gives easy access to this hidden treasure. Everything from clothes to computers, cafes and restaurants to a traditional sweet shop can be found here. There are shops selling antiques, carpets, flowers, specialist bowls and menswear as well as a gymnasium, beauty salon and hairdressers.

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Gardens & Garden Centres 1. BAYTREE GARDEN CENTRE High Road, Weston, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6JU. Tel: 01406 370242. www.baytree-gardencentre.com

2. BIRCHGROVE NURSERIES GARDEN CENTRE, BULB MUSEUM & RESTAURANT, Surfleet Road, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3XY. Tel: 01775 680490. www.birchgrovegc.co.uk 3. CHESTNUT GARDEN CENTRE, FARM SHOP & RESTAURANT, Main Road, Gedney, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0BS. Tel: 01406 364932.

4. CROWLAND GARDEN CENTRE Postland Road, Crowland, Spalding, Lincs. PE6 0JB. Tel: 01733 212900 5. FLEET ROAD NURSERY & PLANT CENTRE Fleet Road, Holbeach, Lincs. PE12 8LD. Tel: 01406 426016.

6. GLENSIDE NURSERIES Glenside South,West Pinchbeck, Spalding,Lincs. PE11 3NP. Tel: 01775 640520.

7. SEAGATE IRISES, Long Sutton Bypass,Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9RX. Tel: 01406 365138

8. SILVERWOOD NURSERY GARDEN CENTRE, Brownsgate, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9AU. Tel: 01406 364364 9. SPALDING LIFESTYLE GARDENING CENTRE & RESTAURANT, 210 Spalding Road, Pinchbeck, Lincs. PE11 3PB. Telephone: 01775 769922.

10. SPRINGFIELD'S FESTIVAL GARDEN CENTRE & RESTAURANT Springfields Outlet Village, Camelgate, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6ET Telephone: 01775 760949. see map for location

South Holland is renowned for its fertile land and horticulture. One enjoyable product of this is the development of a variety of excellent garden centres and nurseries.

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For the more active, facilities include: hard surface tennis courts, a bowling green and putting green. Tickets for these are available from the Pavillion. The Gardens also has a children's playground and refreshments can be purchased at the Pavillion Cafe, which is open during daylight hours between March - October inclusive.

Occasional entertainment takes place in the gardens during summer months including the popular Friends of Ayscoughfee concerts.

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www.visitspalding.co.uk I Visitor Guide CYCLING The flat terrain of the Fens makes cycling a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all ages and levels of fitness. The quiet winding roads offer some stunning views and wildlife can be spotted in the verges and fields, with small villages that offer refreshments along the way.

Experience flying a light aircraft at Fenland Airfield at Holbeach St Johns. Guests can relax in the cafe while you fly. For more information go to: www.fenlandairfield.co.uk

FOOTBALL Spalding United were formed in 1921 and are nicknamed "The Tulips" because of the town's association with the bulb growing industry. They have always spent their entire existence playing at the same Sir Halley Stewart Field venue.

WALKING The Fens landscape provides a fascinating area for visitors to explore. Enjoy the peace and solitude of the South Holland Millennium Trails, a series of walks around the district or one of the many coastal walks. The Spalding Ramblers Group organises Sunday walks of between eight and ten miles throughout the year, with occasional summer and evening walks.

SQUASH Spalding Squash Club is located at Holyrood Walk, a private members club which boasts 4 recently re-furbished squash courts.

ANGLING Fishing is very popular in the South Holland area, available on all rivers and most drains. The area has a reputation for the quality of its fishing and the waterways have a well distributed and wide variety of fish, with perch, bream, pike, chub, gudgeon, rudd, roach and carp the most common. The national angling championships are often held in the Fens.

SAILING & BOATING There are launch slipways at Spalding, Surfleet and Crowland to make access to the rivers as easy as possible for a variety of recreational uses. And Spalding Yacht Club is located on the Welland.

GOLF Spalding Golf Club is a mature, 18 hole par 72 parkland course measuring 6,482 yards and features undulating fairways with many raised tees and greens. There is a practice area if you wish to use your own balls, or, adjacent to the car park is a driving range with ball hire and target flags which is very popular. visit: www.spaldinggolfclub.co.uk The Sutton Bridge Golf Club, established in 1914, is a fine 9 hole parkland course located in and around an abandoned late nineteenth century dock basin, adjacent to the River Nene. GLIDING The Peterborough & Spalding Gliding Club founded in 1968, is situated off the A1073 at St Guthlacs Lodge. Trial lessons are available so that you may experience the amazing thrills and breathtaking scenery of powerless flight.

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"I think that if one were to live in this wide and open country of great fields and great seascapes, where the horizons are wide as the sea itself, where the wind sweeps and roars, where the snows come straight from the Arctic, and the geese last saw land beneath the Midnight Sun, one might walk like a hero, live like a fighting cock, and die at a hundred." James Wentworth Day: 1934

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www.visitspalding.co.uk I Visitor Guide Early on a crisp Autumn morning you can stand on the sea wall and watch the wading birds at the water line feeding and swarming in huge flocks, or a hot spring day watch the Marsh Harriers feeding young, hunting on the marsh and the fantastic flying display as the male passes food to the female in mid air. Access to the sea wall is simple at Sutton Bridge and several other places too (see map) as most of the Western Shore is in South Holland.

Visit the Peter Scott Lighthouse at Sutton Bridge near the mouth of the River Nene, where he started his first captive collection of ducks and geese and where he began painting his famous wildlife pictures. The Scott Walk starts there and follows this unique piece of coast over the border to Kings Lynn in Norfolk. Not surprisingly there are several nature reserves in the area, on the banks of the River Welland is the Moulton Marsh Nature Reserve, owned and run by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, one of several in the immediate area. This is a place of tranquil beauty and peace and preserves some rare habitats. From the car park enter the reserve and walk the woodland path, off to the right as you pass through the gate. Here you can watch and listen to the wildlife emerge above the fresh water and saline lagoons either side of the sea defences, both teaming with wildlife. Visitors are welcome but do remember that these reserves were created to provide a safe haven for the wildlife and must be respected.

There are five main habitats including a woodland walk, meadow, pool and marsh. Visit the web site at www.sholland.gov.uk/ environment/vernatts follow the ‘Images’ and the ‘Reserve in detail’ links and see what has been seen on the reserve and the work in progress to keep this pocket wilderness just that. There is also a habitats map and directions on how to find the reserve. There are many more wildlife sites in South Holland and although some of them are not open to the public, they make up the rich pattern of biodiversity in this busy agricultural landscape. The pressures of development are constantly threatening to destroy some of the rarest habitats and there is a commitment to conserving as much of the natural landscapes of this unique Fenland area as possible. LINCOLNSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST: www.lincstrust.org.uk.

Spalding has its own safe haven at the Vernatt’s Local Nature Reserve. Sandwiched between the Spalding Cemetery and the Vernatt’s Drain, the waterway that surrounds the northern edge of the town, this miniature green lung is a mosaic of habitats with a surprising range of plants and animals living there. The reserve is the home of kingfisher, water vole, sparrow hawk, woodpecker as well as many seasonal song birds and over 250 species of plant, trees and shrubs.

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There are many restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee houses in Spalding and South Holland; all offering varied menus to reflect everyone's tastes.

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the best little butcher in the fens for the best in Lincolnshire grass fed beef, lamb and free range pork. Today “Lincolnshire Quality Beef, Lamb & Pork Ltd” has over 90 Lincolnshire farmers working with A Wright & Son a Lincolnshire abattoir and a select band of seven independent butchers as well as the Lincolnshire Co operative’s butchers shops and all are proud of their county and each is dedicated to promoting the unique provenance of “Lincolnshire Quality Beef, Lamb & Pork”. Each animal carries a CERTIFICATE of TRACEABILITY assuring you that it is Lincolnshire born, reared and traditionally fed.

Sutterton Farm Shop Co Ltd Pools Lane, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2EZ, Tel 01205 460870 www.suttertonfarmshop.co.uk online orders delivered free

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AMICI ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2 Vine Street, Spalding. PE11 1AN

THE BEIJING PALACE RESTAURANT Main Road, Gedney, Sp. PE12 0BW BENTLEYS BAR & RESTAURANT 2 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1BS

THE BIRDS, HUNGRY HORSE RESTAURANT & BAR Halmergate, Spalding. PE11 2EL THE BLACK HORSE STEAK HOUSE 66 Siltside, Gosberton Risegate, Spalding. PE11 4ET THE BULL INN 1 Knight Street, Pinchbeck, Sp. PE11 3RA

CHAMELI TANDOORI RESTAURANT 17 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Sp. PE12 7AB

THE CHEQUERS RESTAURANT & BAR Main Street, Gedney Dyke, Spalding. PE12 0AJ CHINA CITY CHINESE RESTAURANT 20 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EJ

CLEY HALL HOTEL & RESTAURANT Cley Hall Hotel, 22 High Street, Spalding. PE11 1TX THE CRYSTAL INN CANTONESE RESTAURANT 5 Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA THE DEER’S LEAP High Road, Weston, Sp. PE12 6RA

DRAGON PEARL CHINESE RESTAURANT 3 St.Johns Street, Holbeach, Sp. PE12 7AB

EASTERN PARADISE INDIAN RESTAURANT Fleet Street, Fleet, Holbeach, Spalding. PE12 7AD

FRANKIE & BENNY'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT & BAR Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ES GIULIANO’S 10 East Street, Crowland, Lincs. PE6 0EN GOLDEN CITY CHINESE RESTAURANT 30 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

THE GOLDEN LION 73 Seas End Rd, Moulton Seas End, Sp. PE12 6LD THE GRANARY HOTEL RESTAURANT & BAR 5 Market Street, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9DD THE GURKHA OVEN RESTAURANT 12 Sheep Market, Spalding. PE11 1BE

HARBOUR VIEW FARMHOUSE RESTAURANT East Bank, Wingland, Sutton Bridge. PE12 9YP THE HORSE & GROOM RESTAURANT & BAR 65 High Street, Holbeach, Sp. PE12 7ED ILONA’S BALTIC RESTAURANT 20 Station Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1EB

INDIAN COTTAGE RESTAURANT & TAKEAWAY 9 Station Street, Spalding. PE11 1EF INDUS INDIAN RESTAURANT 9 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

THE KITCHEN RESTAURANT & BAR Springfields, Camel Gate, Spalding. PE12 6ET

KRUA THAI RESTAURANT 56 High Street, Holbeach, Sp. PE12 7ED

THE LAMB & FLAG 226 High Road, Whaplode, Spalding. PE12 6TJ

MAI THAI RESTAURANT 42 Double Street, Spalding. PE11 2AB

THE MANSION HOUSE HOTEL RESTAURANT 45 High Street, Holbeach, Sp. PE12 7DY

THE MERMAID INN RESTAURANT & BAR 2 Gosberton Road, Surfleet, Sp. PE11 4AB

MULBERRY’S BAR @ THE CHEQUERS 1-2 Swan Street, Spalding. PE11 1BT

THE OLD BLACK LION Chapelgate, Gedney, Spalding. PE12 0BJ

PREZZO ITALIAN RESTAURANT Elsom House, Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB

THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL RESTAURANT & BAR 123 Station Road, Surfleet, Sp. PE11 4DG

THE ROYAL MAIL CART RESTAURANT & BAR 101 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QL

RESTAURANTS

SERGI'S DELI AND RESTAURANT 10 Francis Street, off The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AT

Tel: 01775 767696

SHANGHAI GARDEN CHINESE RESTAURANT The White Hart, Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SU

Tel: 01406 363633

THE SHIP ALBION 37 Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

Tel: 01775 762333

Tel: 01775 719012 Tel: 01775 714435

SILVERWOOD NURSERIES RESTAURANT & TEA ROOM Brownsgate, Sutton Crosses, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9AU Tel: 01406 364364

Tel: 01775 723329 Tel: 01775 840995

SUPREME INNS Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston. PE20 3AN

Tel: 01205 822804

THE THATCHED COTTAGE Pools Lane, Sutterton, Boston. PE20 2EZ

Tel: 01205 460870

THE SWAN 13 High Street, Moulton, Spalding. PE12 6QB

Tel: 01775 723022 Tel: 01406 426904

TULIP TANDOORI 2 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1QD

Tel: 01406 366700

TURNER'S FISH RESTAURANT New Road, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01775 711220

WETHERSPOONS IVY WALL BAR & RESTAURANT 18-19 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1DQ

Tel: 01775 725157

THE WOODLANDS HOTEL RESTAURANT 80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding. PE11 1QF

Tel: 01775 710173

YE OLDE SHIP INN RESTAURANT & BAR 89 London Road, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9EE

Tel: 01406 370407 Tel: 01406 423430

CAFéS

Tel: 01406 426104

AYSCOUGHFEE GARDEN CAFE Churchgate, Spalding. PE11 2RA

Tel: 01775 765770 Tel: 01733 211055

BOOKMARK COFFEE HOUSE & READING ROOMS 20 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01406 370767

CAFE T’S 5 Sheep Market, Spalding. PE11 1BH

CAFE MODA Beales Dept.Store, 7 Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SL

Tel: 01775 768282 Tel: 01406 258060

CASTLE SPORTS CAFE BAR Albion Street, Spalding. PE11 2AJ

Tel: 01406 351333

THE COSY CAFE & TAKEAWAY 5 Market Place, Long Sutton, Sp. PE12 9JA

CHESTNUT FARM SHOP TEA ROOMS A17 Main Road, Gedney, Sp. PE12 0BS

Tel: 01775 712010

EURO BAR 24 Commercial Road, Spalding. PE11 2HA

Tel: 01406 422234

GREGGS 8 Hall Place, Spalding. PE11 1SA

Tel: 07761 038200

THE LOFT COFFEE LOUNGE & BRASSERIE 68 Swan Street, Spalding. PE11 1BT

Tel: 01775 725181

THE MAPLE LEAF 20 Bridge Street, Spalding. PE11 1XG

Tel: 01775 760088

PACEY'S BAKERS 22 Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01775 714691

PENNINGTONS CAFE Red Lion Street, Spalding. PE11 1SX

Tel: 01406 424488

Tel: 01406 371950 Tel: 01406 426919

Tel: 01775 769948

Tel: 01775 680675

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Tel: 01775 766319 Tel: 01775 769231

Tel: 01775 725268

Tel: 07508 740061 Tel: 01775 710493 Tel: 01406 363123 Tel: 01406 365135 Tel: 01775 766266 Tel: 01775 762763 Tel: 01775 719494 Tel: 01775 710277 Tel: 01775 722640 Tel: 01775 724297

Tel: 01775 722746

TRIO'S 29 Winsover Road, Spalding. PE11 1EG

Tel: 01406 362465

Tel: 01775 722502

RUSSELL’S CAFé 17 New Road, Spalding. PE11 1DQ

TAYLOR’S COFFEE HOUSE 17 Sheep Market, Spalding. PE11 1BE

Tel: 01775 713529

Tel: 01775 768371

Tel: 01775 767155

SOUTH HOLLAND CENTRE CAFE BAR Market Place, Spalding. PE11 1SS

Tel: 01775 680275

Tel: 01406 370349

RIVERVIEW CAFE Hills Dept.Store, 18/19 Broad Street, Spalding. PE11 1TB RUMBLINGS 16 The Crescent, Spalding. PE11 1AF

Tel: 01775 762111

Tel: 01775 722931

Tel: 01775 766640

Tel: 01775 722014

Tel: 01775 764887 Tel: 01775 724403 Tel: 01775 719157


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Red Lion Hotel Refurbished 18th Century Hotel Offers You

• En-Suite Accommodation • Real Ales (2013 Good Beer Guide) • A Warm Welcome • Value for Money

THE RED LION HOTEL MARKET PLACE, SPALDING, LINCOLNSHIRE PE11 1SU Telephone 01775 722869 Facsimile 01775 710074 Email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

Abbey Parks Farm Shop & Coffee Shop Telephone: 01205 821610 www.abbeyparks.co.uk email: ros@abbeyparks.co.uk Homegrown and local vegetables. Large selection of chutney and jams, deli range of cheese, locally produced pork and beef, home baked hams, patés, freshly baked bread and cakes, real dairy ice cream. Coffee shop serving breakfast, lunch, tea and Sunday Roast (all home cooked) Bookings Taken. Open 9.00 - 5.00pm Mon-Sat, 9.30 - 5.00pm Sunday. Take away Meals and hot drinks. Freshly picked asparagus & homegrown new potatoes when in season.

Abbey Parks Farm Shop, Parks Farm, East Heckington, Boston, Lincs PE20 3QG

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Commercial Cladding Services Ltd Industrial roofing/cladding contractors & suppliers of associated materials

Open to Trade & General Public Unit B, Edison Court, Enterprise Park, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3FX Tel: 01775 712600 Fax: 01775 719009 Email: info@commercialcladdingservices.co.uk

www.commercialcladdingservices.co.uk

AUTO SERVICES

M.O.T’S SERVICING • CAMBELTS • CLUTCHES BATTERIES • EXHAUSTS • BRAKES • MOT’S / FREE RE-TEST Scheduled servicing and repairs on ALL makes of Vehicles

MOT TESTING STATION

FLEMING ROAD, ENTERPRISE PARK PINCHBECK, SPALDING, LINCS PE11 3YR TEL: 01775 725819

MOT TESTING STATION

Crowsons of Spalding ‘Sʑʢʧing Sʝuʃh LʖncɼʙnʂʕiȾɏ ʣinȪɏ 1953’

Sales - Service - Parts - MOT Bodyshop - Commercial Aftersales Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck, PE11 3UG (01775) 710650 www.crowsons-spalding.co.uk

Enterprise Way - Spalding

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Car Parks Factory and Farm Yards Drives Paths Private and Industrial Roads and Sewers Concrete and Pipe Works

A. COUPLAND (SURFACING) LTD. Asphalt, Tarmacadam & Associated Civil Engineering Contractors

Tel: 01775 767110 or 01775 760971 Fax: 01775 711246 Email: acouplandsurfacinglimited@yahoo.co.uk Pudding Lane, Off Wardentree Lane, Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 3TJ

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Woodlands Hotel Spalding The perfect venue for all occasions ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ® ®

Quality Accommodation, Good Food & Service Perfect for Weddings and Civil Partnerships Licensed for Wedding Ceremonies Unique Function Suite with a Garden Business & Conference Facilities Bar Lounge Open All Day to Meet, Greet & Host Business Meetings Open to non Residents for Lunches and Evening Meals Popular Sunday Carvery with live music Caters For All Occasions from Christenings, Birthdays, Anniversaries To Special Events and Wakes ® High Level Of Personal Service From Start to Finish

“The cottages are the best we have ever stayed in. See you next year.”

A warm welcome and value for money

Mr & Mrs West

Relax and enjoy the peaceful Lincolnshire countryside in one of our nine multi award winning cottages. Elms Farm Cottages are fully equipped and furnished to a high standard with level access throughout. Two miles away from the historic market town of Boston and ideally located to explore the Lincolnshire Fens, Wolds and Coast. Perfect for that peaceful break for two or with your family and friends. • Wood burning stoves • 2 & 3 bedroomed cottages • Walk to the local pub for good food • Riverside walk from our cottages • 2 private fishing lakes set in 18 acres • Near Frampton Marsh Nature reserve • Golf course and restaurant 350 metres • Tourist information on site • Wet rooms suitable for wheelchair users • Free WiFi available • Open all year, sleeps 2 to 38 • Weeks, weekends & mid-week stays • Wedding - Conference Venue.

The Granary is an early 18th century Grade ll listed barn. It offers you the perfect place to gather with family and friends to celebrate your special occasion. Wedding & Conference Venue

Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QP

Tel: 01775 769933

email: carol@elmsfarmcottages.co.uk tel: 01205 290840 mobile: 07887 652021 www.elmsfarmcottages.co.uk

80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1QF www.woodlandshotelspalding.com

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There are a whole variety of accommodation options - so you can be sure to find something to suit your taste and your budget. Character hotels, inns and guest houses are available throughout the area, or you may choose to stay on a farm, perhaps cater for yourself, or discover our range of camping and caravan sites. The choice is yours.

Spalding The Red Lion Hotel Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1SU Tel: 01775 722869 Fax: 01775 710074 Website:

A Refurbished 18th Century town centre hotel offering en-suite accommodation, real ales (2013 Good Beer Guide), a warm welcome and value for money.

You can now book online at: www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

êê Prices from £36.00 per person per night, sharing including breakfast 15 rooms with en-suite available

www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

Email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk

Contact: Mr Nigel Wilkins

The Anglia Motel -

Washway Road, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 8LT Telephone: 01406 422766 www.angliamotel.co.uk email: reception@angliamotel.co.uk

Ashleigh Fishing Lakes - 45 Broadgate, Whaplode Drove, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0TN. Camping and Caravan Park Telephone: 01406 330666 email: ashleighfishing@aol.com email: ashleighcaravans@aol.com 3* The Barn - 110 Quadring Road, Donington, Spalding, Lincs PE11 4SJ. Self-catering barn, sleeps 5 Telephone: 01775 821242 www.thebarnlincolnshire.co.uk email: margaretsmith814@googlemail.com 52


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Tel: 01406 370546 Contact: Jean Jakeman

Spalding

AA 4 star Bed & Breakfast

Westgate House & Barn

White Lodge Guest House

Little Lane, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6RU

10 Halmergate, Spalding Lincolnshire, PE11 2DR

A warm welcome, spacious ensuite rooms, locally sourced breakfasts, wood burning stove, rural location, wi-fi access... Everything you need for a comfortable stay.

We pride ourselves on providing comfortable B&B accommodation in luxurious surroundings coupled with professional service. Here at the White Lodge we are proud to be a recipient of a 5 star gold quality in tourism award.

Tel: 01775 719002 Mob: 0777 281 9672 Contact: Viv Barker

Website:www.westgatehousebandb.co.uk Email:enquiries@westgatehousebandb.co.uk

Spalding Mear Lodge

Claylake Farmhouse, Burr Lane, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6AZ Tel: 01775 768886 Contact: Fred or June Mear Email: mearlodge@btconnect.com www.mearlodgeguesthouse.co.uk

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Stennetts Farm Cottages Jiggles/Jekils Bank, Moulton Eaugate, Spalding Lincs PE12 0SX Tel: 01406 380408 Mobile: 07743 828405 Contact: Anne Ashton Email: info@stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk Website: www.stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk

Spalding ANGLIA MOTEL CAFE/RESTAURANT/BAR Washway Road, Holbeach Spalding, Lincs, PE12 8LT Tel: 01406 422766 Email: reception@angliamotel.co.uk Website: www.angliamotel.co.uk Our charity work is for Help our Local Heroes and Veterans

Email: whitelodge@lincmail.co.uk Website: www.whitelodge-guesthouse.com

This purpose built accommodation Trip Advisor Recommended is comfortably furnished having en-suite with power shower, double Prices from: glazing and controllable heating, Single: £30 per night also TV with DVD & hospitality tray. including breakfast There is a licenced bar and evening meals are available by Double/Twin: £50 per night arrangement. Our friendly family including breakfast run establishment has Twin, Double & Family rooms. Free WiFi is available There is one designed for disabled on site guests. All rooms are ground level and we have a large car park. Disabled Room Available Situated in rural surroundings only 2 miles south of Spalding town centre & adjacent to the A16 which give easy access to most venues in and around Spalding.

Situated in the heart of the Fens, overlooking the êêêê farmhouse gardens and paddocks, the cottages offer you complete peace and tranquility in luxurious four Cottage prices from star graded accommodation, yet are only a few minutes £185.00 per 3 day break, drive from historic Spalding. The cathedral city of £245.00 per week Peterborough is under half an hour's drive away. The Cottages have been completed to a very high standard Bed and breakfast prices and include fully fitted luxury kitchens with dishwashers from £35.00 per person and washer/dryers. There are flat screen tvs/dvd players £55.00 per couple complete with freeview channels in the lounge areas, and also in all the bedrooms and luxury shower rooms Bed and Breakfast services can with power showers. Free wireless internet facilities are be offered at short notice in the available in all the cottages. The Nook which is an cottages, subject to availability. ensuite double room, can be available separately complete with kettle, toaster, fridge and microwave at very reasonable rates. Also, although more compact than the standard cottages, the recent addition of the Harness Store studio apartment, also offers very good value for money.

The Anglia Motel is conveniently situated on the main A17 and has easy access to surrounding areas to Rooms from Spalding, Holbeach, Kings Lynn and Peterborough. £37.00 - £75.00 per night We offer various kinds of accommodation from holiday bungalows to motel cabins. All are very spacious and Open 7 am until 9 pm comfortable with everything you need including tv, everyday. All meals served tea/coffee making facilities and showers, some come all day from Bar snacks to with bath/shower. The motel cabins are ground floor full menu of approx 50 and have 2 single beds ensuite and are priced at different meals in our £37.00 per night. The larger bungalows are priced Restaurant. from £47.00 to £75.00 per night and sleep up to 4, please ask for your requirements when booking. We Function room for hire hold yearly events including vintage car and machine seating 120 people with rally first weekend in July and bonfire night in bar, ideal for weddings, November. Caravan site with electric hook ups for £10 birthday parties, per night and motor homes are £15 per night. We have christening & anniversary a cafe seating 300 and also do catering for buffets.

4* The Beeches - Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE12 6BZ Telephone: 01406 370345 www.beechesspalding.co.uk email: marierawlings@compuserve.com 4* Cackle Hill House B & B -

Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 8BS. Telephone: 01406 426721 www.bedandbreakfastnationwide.com email: cacklehillhouse@farming.co.uk

4 Church Walk S.C. Accommodation -

Moulton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6NW Telephone: 01526 352879 email: dougals.bright@btinternet.com

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Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE12 6BZ Tel: 01406 370345 Contact: Marie & Charlie Rawlings Email: marierawlings@compuserve.com Website: www.beechesspalding.co.uk

A warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our family run bed and breakfast. Set in the grounds of a beautiful period house. The Beeches offers bed and breakfast in a converted barn. All rooms have en-suite facilities, hospitality tray, television with DVD and are spacious, light and airy. Our English Breakfasts are sourced locally and served in our tasteful dining room. We have two ground floor rooms as disabled guests are very welcome.

A warm welcome awaits you at our family run farm. Located in the south of the county, bordering Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. The nearby marshes, well portrayed by Sir Peter Scott, illustrate Lincolnshire’s renowned openness and beautiful sunsets. Situated half a mile north of the A17, on the B1168 at the entrance to Cackle Hill Lane. Distances from Cackle Hill: Spalding 8 miles, Boston 15 miles and Wisbech 15 miles. Cackle Hill House is a member of Farm Stay UK

Holbeach Cackle Hill House Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 8BS Tel: 01406 426721 Fax: 01406 424659 Mobile: 07930 228755 Contact: Maureen Biggadike Email: cacklehillhouse@farming.co.uk

Holbeach

A 17th century character hotel providing 9 ensuite bedrooms with 2 HOLIDAY COTTAGES, 1252 Bistro & Bar, lounge, outside beer garden. Tastefully refurbished preserving many original features. Email: rickerby3@aol.com Website: www.holbeachhotels.com

Fenland Self Catering Holidays Tel: 01945 410680 Web: www.fenlandselfcateringholidays.com

Contact: Michael Southern

Email: michael@fenlandselfcateringholidays.co.uk

Bicker

Supreme Inns Donington Road, Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3AN

Tel: 01205 822804 Email: sales@supremeinns.co.uk

Website:www.supremeinns.co.uk

2 ground floor rooms with disabled access English Breakfast

êêêê All en-suite Twin/Double £30 per person, per night, sharing - including breakfast. Single rate £37.50

4 Star Silver Award

The String of Horses & Stables B&B Accommodation

45 High Street, Holbeach, Lincolnshire PE12 7DY

Wisbech

6 rooms all with en-suite facilities

Holbeach

The Mansion house Hotel & Restaurant

Tel: 01406 426919 Fax: 01406 426848 Contact: Richard Rickerby

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3 Boston Road, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 7LR Tel: 01406 425426 Fax: 01406 490807 The String of Horses is a traditional 17th Century coaching inn offering 4 ensuite rooms, a sports bar showing all big matches, a variety of entertainment such as quizzes and karaoke evenings. Light snacks available. Court yard garden and town centre location. Rooms from £40. Website: www.holbeachhotels.com

**** Hillarth House - sleeps 7/8 £280 - £400. 2 nights £190 Oct 31 - March 31 **** Woodlands Farmhouse - sleeps 7/8 Panswell, off Barton Road, Wisbech, Cambs. £280 - £400pw. 2 nights £190 Oct 31 - March 31 **** Sayers House - sleeps 4/5 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs £220 - £340pw. 2 nights £160 Oct 31 - March 31 **** Ivywood Railway Carriage - sleeps 4/5 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs £190 - £300pw. 2 nights £145 Oct 31 - March 31 *** Victorian Railway Carriage - sleeps 2/3 Station Road, Wisbech St Mary, Wisbech, Cambs £160 - £240pw. 2 nights £120 Oct 31 - March 31

Situated in Bicker Bar near Boston in Lincolnshire, the Boston Supreme Inn hotel has 55 large and well equipped bedrooms all with en suite facilities. All rooms have internet access, telephone points, flat screen televisions and alarm clock facilities and "in room" hospitality tray. We also have a modern, relaxing bar area, serving homemade bar meals all day, every day. Our Restaurant can seat up to 72 guests and here you will find some of the tastiest food in the Boston area, all freshly prepared by our chefs, using locally sourced produce.

3 and 4 stars Self-Catering, Sleeps 2 - 8 From £160 - £400 per week 2 nights from £120 - £190 Dogs and Children Welcome Free WiFi

Double Room £50.00 Easy Access Twin £50.00 Superior Double £80.00 Twin Room £50.00 All rooms sleep 2 with en suite facilities

Delamore House B & B & S.C Cottage -

Park Road, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 9DJ Telephone: 01406 365540 www.delamorehouse.com email: john.foley3@talktalk.net

4 & 5* Elms Farm Cottages -

Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincs PE20 3QP. Nine 4 & 5 star self catering holiday cottages. Telephone: 01205 290840 Mobile: 07887 652021 www.elmsfarmcottages.co.uk email: carol@elmsfarmcottages.co.uk

Highbridge Guest House -

9 London Road, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2TA. Georgian Guest House, built in 1834 Telephone: 01775 725810 Mobile: 07808 328062 www.highbridgeguesthouse.co.uk email: marshalld7@tiscali.co.uk

Hornfield House B & B - Hall Bank, Tydd St. Giles, Cambs. PE13 5NG Telephone: 01945 870617 www.hornfieldhouse.co.uk Lake Ross Caravan Park - Dozen’s Bank, West Pinchbeck, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 3NA Telephone: 01775 761690 www.lakeross.co.uk email: enquiries@lakeross.co.uk The Lincolnshire Poacher B & B -

11 Double Street, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 2AA. Newly Re-furbished B & B Rooms to Let. Telephone: 01775 766490 Email: bernadettescorr@googlemail.com

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Camping/Campsite

Little Ranch Caravan & Fishing Lakes -

Begdale, Elm, Wisbech, Cambs. PE14 0AZ Telephone: 01945 860066 www.littleranchleisure.co.uk email: littleranchleisure@beddalecambs.wanadoo.co.uk

Lucan Lodge B & B -

54 Fleet Road, Holbeach, Lincs. PE12 8LA Telephone: 01406 425976 www.lucanlodge.co.uk email: lally_46@hotmail.com

Mear Lodge -

Claylake Farmhouse, Burr Lane, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6AZ Contact: Fred or June Mear Tel: 01775 768886 www.mearlodgeguesthouse.co.uk email: mearlodge@btconnect.com

2* The Red Lion Hotel - Market Place, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE11 1SU. 18th century town centre hotel with 15 rooms Telephone: 01775 722869 Fax: 01775 710074 www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk The Ropewalk B & B - 54 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1QF Telephone: 01775 769392 www.theropewalkspalding.co.uk email: jackie@theropewalk.co.uk 3* Somercotes -

Rainwalls Lane, Sutterton, Boston PE20 2ED. Self-catering bungalow, large garden. Winter let possible. All enquiries: Telephone: 01235 833367 www.somercotes.biz email: M.L.R.Sharp@btinternet.com

4* Stennetts Farm Cottages -

Jiggles/Jekils Bank, Moulton Eaugate, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0SX. Telephone: 01406 380408 www.stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk email: info@stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk

3* Supreme Inns - Donington Road, Bicker Bar Roundabout, Bicker, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3AN Telephone: 01205 822804 www.supremeinns.co.uk email: enquires@supremeinns.co.uk Westbrooke House B & B - 71 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 1QF Telephone: 01775 723001 www.go-bedandbreakfast.co.uk/westbrookehousebandb 4* Westgate House & Barn - Little Lane, Whaplode, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 6RU Telephone: 01406 370546 www.westgatehousebandb.co.uk email: enquiries@westgatehousebandb.co.uk 5* White Lodge Guest House -

10 Halmergate, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2DR. Telephone: 01775 719002 www.whitelodge-guesthouse.com email: whitelodge@lincmail.co.uk

3* Woodlands Hotel Spalding -

80 Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire. PE11 1QF. Telephone: 01775 769933 www.woodlandshotelspalding.com

The Cley Hall Hotel - Spalding

Elms Farm Cottages - Hubberts Bridge - Boston

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IF YOU WISH TO ADVERTISE IN THIS SECTION FOR THE 2014 EDITION PLEASE CALL NICK WARD ON 01205 461116

AA and Visit England designated accredited accommodation information as supplied by Lincolnshire Tourism: www.visitlincolnshire.com

Accredited Accommodation 4* The Beeches B & B - Austendyke Road, Weston Hills, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6BZ Tel: 01406 370345 • www.beechesspalding.co.uk • Email: marierawlings@compuserve.com 4* Cackle Hill House B & B - Cackle Hill Lane, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincs PE12 8BS Tel: 01406 426721 • www.bedandbreakfastnationwide.com • Email: cacklehillhouse@farming.co.uk 4* Common Right Barns, Stable and Dairy Annexe S.C. - Common Right Farm, Plash Drove, Tholomas Drove, Wisbech St. Mary, Cambridgeshire PE13 4SP Tel: 01945 410424 • www.commonrightbarns.co.uk • Email: teresa@commonrightbarns.co.uk 5* Delph Bank Touring Caravan & Camping Park - (ADULTS ONLY) Old Main Road, Fleet Hargate, Spalding, Lincs PE12 8LL Tel: 01406 422910 • www.delphbank.co.uk • Email: enquiries@delphbank.co.uk 5* Elms Farm Cottages - Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincolnshire PE20 3QP Tel: 01205 290840 • Mobile: 07887 652021 • www.elmsfarmcottages.co.uk • Email: carol@elmsfarmcottages.co.uk 3* & 4* Fenland Self Catering Holidays - S.C. farmhouse + 4 other properties. Contact Michael at Fenland Self Catering Holidays Mandalay, Station Road, Wisbech St. Mary, Cambs PE13 4RY Tel: 01945 410680 • www.fenlandselfcateringholidays.co.uk 3* Marmion House - 11 Lynn Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 3DD Tel: 01945 582822 • www.marmionhouse.co.uk 4* Oliver Twist Country Inn - High Road, Guyhirn, Near Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 4EA Tel: 01945 450523 Fax: 01945 450009 • www.theolivertwist.com • Email: enjoy@theolivertwist.com 3* Orchard VIEW Camping & Caravan Park - 102 Broadgate, Sutton St. Edmunds, Spalding, Lincs PE12 0LT Tel: 01945 700482 • www.orchardviewholidays.com • Email: orchardview@hotmail.co.uk 3* Orchard Holiday Park - Frampton Lane, Hubberts Bridge, Boston, Lincs PE20 3QU Tel: 01205 290328 • www.orchardpark.co.uk • Email: info@orchardpark.co.uk 2* The Red Lion Hotel - Market Place, Spalding, Lincs PE11 1SU Tel: 01775 722869 • www.redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk • Email: info@redlionhotel-spalding.co.uk 3* Somercotes S.C. Bungalow - Sutterton, Boston, Lincs PE20 2ED Tel: 01235 833367 • www.somercotes.biz • Email: M.L.R.Sharp@btinternet.com 4* Stennetts S.C. Farm Cottages and B & B - Jiggles/Jekils Bank, Moulton Eaugate, Spalding, Lincs. PE12 0SX. Tel: 01406 380408 • www.stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk • Email: info@stennettsfarmcottages.co.uk 3* Supreme Inns - Donington Road, Bicker Bar Roundabout, Bicker, Boston, Lincs. PE20 3AN Tel: 01205 822804 • www.supremeinns.co.uk • Email: enquiries@supremeinns.co.uk Travelodge - Springfields Outlet, Camel Gate, Holbeach Road, Spalding, Lincs PE12 6EU Tel: 0871 984 6383 Fax: 01775 711810 • www.travelodge.co.uk Travelodge - A17 Wisbech Road, Long Sutton, Spalding, Lincs PE12 9AG Tel: 0871 984 6082 Fax: 01406 366584 • www.travelodge.co.uk 3* 4 Union Place - Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1HB Tel: 01945 588160 5* White Lodge Guest House - 10 Halmergate, Spalding, Lincs PE11 2DR Tel: 01775 719002 • www.whitelodge-guesthouse.com • Email: whitelodge@lincmail.co.uk

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Strawberry Glass - www.strawberryglass.co.uk

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South Holland has a growing number of visual arts and workshop venues open to the public. Geest Gallery Ayscoughfee Hall Museum Church Street, Spalding, PE11 2RA www.ayscoughfee.org The Lincolnshire Gallery Spalding Common, Spalding, PE11 3JZ www.lincolnshire-gallery.co.uk Tel: 01775 722921 Riverbank Studios Double Street, Spalding, PE11 2AB www.riverbank-studios.co.uk Tel: 01775 680683

Spalding Arts and Crafts Society Pinchbeck Village Hall, PE11 3RB Tel: 01775 724685 Strawberry Glass Stained Glass Design Studio gillian@strawberryglass.co.uk Tel: 07714 458813

The Spalding Photographic Society Meet Wednesdays at 7.30pm www.spaldingphotosociety.co.uk Tel 01406 370327

The Studio Station Road, Surfleet, PE11 4DA Tel: 01775 680897 Graham Timbrell Watercolour classes Tel: 01205 723762

Unique Cottage Farm Studios Fulney Lane South, Spalding, PE12 6FA www.uniquecottagestudios.co.uk Tel: 01775 766698

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Welcome to Spalding and South Holland 2013  

informative brochure of the south lincolnshire area and the fens for vistors to explore and enjoy

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