Welcome to June. We're not quite sure how that happened but here we are in the gorgeous month of June! It is the most beautiful time of year and as Wordsworth put it so eloquently:
It is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy all that the stunning Lincolnshire Wolds have to offer. Have you taken part in any activities during the Lincolnshire Wolds Outdoor Festival?
We went on the guided Horncastle Heritage Trail walk led by Ian Marshman and Nick Fox on Saturday. The sun was shining and more than 40 people joined in this incredibly interesting walk around our historical town. Did you know that the founder of Lunn Polly travel agents had their origins in Horncastle?
- Ian outside the Joseph Banks Centre
The Heritage Trail Walk can be found online here:
Horncastle Heritage Trail (lovelincolnshirewolds.com)
or you can pick up a leaflet at the Joseph Banks Centre. The Centre has loads of information about local walks and events so be sure to pop in.
- Official blue plaque celebrating the home and practice of famed doctor Edward Harrison MD.
Nature Labs Tour
Did you catch Nature Labs which did a tour of the market towns in half term? This free event enabled children to get connected with nature by examining samples with microscopes and planting wildflowers!
There are still so many fun events to come as part of the Outdoor Festival which finishes on the 11th June. Have a go at clay target shooting, more guided walks, fly fishing, a picnic in the woods and so much more! Check out the website below to see if any events interest you:
The Lincolnshire Show 2023
The Lincolnshire Show returns on the 21st and 22nd of this month.
Here is what the organisers have to say about it:
' A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food, drink, and aviation.This Big Show is a highlight on the county's annual event calendar - bringing together agriculture, farming and heritage, alongside food, drinks, crafts and shopping.Look out for spectacular entertainment in the Main Ring, shop delicious local produce in the Food Court and explore beautiful blooms, local art and handmade crafts in the Lincolnshire Lifestyle Marquee.Take a seat to watch top chefs in The Lincolnshire Kitchen, immerse yourself in agriculture with a packed timetable of livestock and equine classes and head to the Agricultural Lines to see machinery from past and present.The Aviation Zone celebrates Lincolnshire’s rich aviation heritage, and there’s plenty for younger visitors to see, make and do in the Discovery, Sport and Kids Zones.' Find out more here: lincolnshireshow.co.uk
We are also at the start of Farming Fortnight. As a wonderfully agricultural county, Farming Fortnight has huge relevance to us and our children. Here is some information from LEAF Education, the UK’s leading agri-education charity:
'Now in its fifth year, Farming Fortnight provides an exciting and inspiring platform to educate and connect children and young people with where their food comes from. This is vital to enable them to make more informed food choices, and help them lead healthy, active lifestyles, – all while capturing their enthusiasm to connect with topical issues around climate change, sustainable diets and well-being and showcasing the range of future career opportunities available in the agricultural sector. Each day of Farming Fortnight has a different theme, with a memorable social media hashtag to encourage schools and students to share their learning experiences.'
There are loads of resources here for you to dip into: www.countrysideclassroom.org.uk/farmingfortnight
Farmland surrounds our beautiful town so why not pop onto your bike and go and explore one of the many paths. You can find our more here:
Searching routes in Horncastle, Lincolnshire (lovelincolnshirewolds.com)
or take a picnic out to Prospect Street Park!
The Teenage Market Returns to Horncastle on 17th June
These markets give young people a chance to showcase their creative talents, with the next generation of market traders, crafters, artisans and local performers coming together to put on an enjoyable day for all involved. The confirmed dates for all of the Teenage Markets in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds are-
Horncastle- 17th June 2023, 9am-3pm.
Spilsby- 19th August 2023, 9am-3pm.
Horncastle- 16th September 2023, 9am-3pm.
Be sure to come down to Horncastle Market Place on the 17th and support our young traders. We have a wonderful variety of stalls and many of the items are really reasonably priced so you can pick up a bargain and make a young traders day!
New Businesses in Horncastle
We say hello to Redwood's which is a new American style restaurant in town on Bridge Street. Have you been yet? The reviews are excellent!
And finally, a big welcome to Lynette who opened her shop The Little Artisan & Holistic Emporium on Bridge Street.
It is a beautiful shop full of handmade artisan gifts and Lynette is also offering a range of holistic therapies. We wish you every success Lynette.
That's all from us this time.
Have a wonderful month.