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Cogglesford Watermill: Mon to Fri, 12 to 4pm, weekends, 11am to 4.30pm.
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum: Mon to Sun, 10am to 4.30pm
Navigation House: Mon to Fri, 12 to 4pm, weekends, 11am to 4pm.
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North Kesteven Walking Festival is set to return next month with over 60 walks available for all ages and abilities
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Saturday 24 June, 12 – 4pm
Waddington Village Hall & Redwood Community Centre (free vintage bus running between locations)
Waddington residents are currently delving into their history and sharing memories as part of the Heritage Lottery funded Ridges & Furrows project, which aims to celebrate local heritage and explore what makes this part of Lincolnshire distinct.
The Waddington stage of the Ridges & Furrows project will feature a special event, ‘Portraits and Places: A Waddington Celebration’ taking place at Waddington Village Hall and Redwood Community Centre, on Saturday 24th June. This free, family-friendly summer celebration will feature an exhibition of Waddington portraits created by artists Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio, together with their images of special places around Waddington (inspired by memories of the people who live and work there). The event will also include a bird of prey display, bouncy castle, face-painting, a guided walk and vintage bus between the two venues.
Artist duo Grennan & Sperandio were selected to work on the Ridges & Furrows project earlier this year. Since April, Simon Grennan has been working alongside project historian Dave Reeves, to deliver a range of different activities in the village, including conversations, drawing and walking, that help to share people’s knowledge and understanding of local history and personal stories. Grennan & Sperandio’s ‘pop-up’ portraits of Waddington residents will be appearing in shops, cafes and businesses around the village in June ahead of the final exhibition at the Portraits & Places event.
Grennan & Sperandio are also developing permanent artwork for the village inspired by their research, supported by Arts Council England Lottery funding awarded to Waddington Parish Council. The final artworks will form part of the planned Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage trail linking The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford with the Terry O’Toole Theatre in North Hykeham and passing through many villages and places of interest along the way including Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre, the Knight’s Templar Preceptory at Temple Bruer as well as Mrs Smith’s Cottage in Navenby.
To find out more about the Ridges & Furrows Arts & Heritage Project visit www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org
North Kesteven District Council will celebrate a great milestone this month as Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum turns 25 years old!
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum first opened its doors on Monday 8 June 1992 as a visitor attraction detailing the fascinating history of RAF Cranwell to the present day. Following the incredible success of a small airfield trail and the district’s strong links with aviation, it seemed a natural step to create a visitor centre to tell the story of RAF Cranwell; the home of the first military air academy in the world!
Since then the centre has gone from strength to strength and is now a fully Accredited Museum with a passionate team of staff and volunteers. Over the years the centre has grown to include new interactives, a flight simulator and has recently introduced a changing programme of fascinating exhibitions.
Heritage Assistant Angela Riley has worked at the museum for 7 years and says you learn something new every day. ‘I have worked at CAHM for a while now and I think that I can say that every day is an education. I meet so many friendly, interesting and knowledgeable people that it makes my job an absolute joy.’
Volunteers have been vitally important to the running of the museum and over the years it has seen some incredible support. Eric Horner has volunteered at the museum for a number of years and enjoys every aspect of his role: ‘I have volunteered at CAHM for some years now, and am constantly surprised by the range of visitors we receive, from knowledgeable aviation enthusiasts to children who enjoy the interactives. I continue to learn so much from all our visitors while I show them around the site.’
Come along and join in with the celebrations on Saturday 10 June and enjoy a slice of birthday cake and a celebratory toast!
For more information please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum on 01529 488490 or email email@example.com. For more information about the museum visit www.cranwellaviation.co.uk.
This walk is 4.75 miles. Please meet at the High Wood Car Park, Church Lane, North Rauceby at 2.30pm. Please allow up to an two and a half hours to complete this walk and will take you through open countryside, woodland and along farm tracks.
For more information please contact our Countryside Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01522 688868.
Rauceby Walks is walk number 7 of the collection of Stepping Out walks. All the walks have been developed in to an easy to read booklet with step by step directions to help you along your way which are available to download from www.countrysidenk.co.uk. You can also call us on 01529 308207 or email email@example.com for a hardcopy to be posted to you.
You can pick up your FREE trail at Navigation House or Cogglesford Watermill, open 7 days a week, 12 to 4pm. Alternatively you can contact the North Kesteven District Council Tourism Team on 01529 308207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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