Now we have our AGM last November over Woodhall committee are working on the 2017 event. Our theme this year is to be ‘Traditional Rural Crafts’. The varied Lincolnshire environment lends its self to a wide range of crafts. The wolds have a tradition of hedge laying, there are dry stone walls in the Ancaster area and stone is a vernacular building material in the Stamford and Deeping areas. The fens and marsh have mud and stud used for cottages, some of which survive in entirety and many remnants are still there hidden away where people in the past have encased them in brick and tile as their living standards began to improve. Another activity which was important in the fens and marshes was drainage work, under drainage systems were installed by hand extensively form the 1850s onwards. Lots of different tile’s were experimented with, some only an inch and a half in diameter, thought to speed the flow of water, egg shaped tiles, horse show shapes and finally three inch round machine made pipes. The expected days work for one man, on piece work, thirty three yards of pipe laid at a depth often in excess of three feet and the trench partially back filled.
Woodhall Spa Country Show Bursary
The Woodhall Spa Country Show is an annual event run by volunteers aiming to provide an affordable, entertaining and educational day out for the whole family. Any proceeds from the show are returned to the local community to support the work of other community organisations.. The committee of Woodhall Spa Show are delighted to be launching a bursary designed to assist those individuals 16-28 years old in need of financial assistance to carry out a project or research of an educational benefit with in the realms of rural crafts, culture, heritage or agriculture. The bursary is designed to encourage and assist the continuity of rural arts with future generations. Consideration will be given to applications requesting assistance including but not limited to; training, materials, research, travelling expenses, clothing, tools, entry fees etc. etc. Applicants within a 15 mile radius of the show are encouraged to apply. Please indicate on your application if you are involved in any other community organisations. If you are available to assist at the show, this would be looked upon favourably. Please notify the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available to help prior or during the show, or make your self known at the Secretary’s marquee on the day of the show. You are expected to present details of your activities with the bursary to the committee at the AGM held in November 2017.
The closing date for all applications is Monday 31st. July. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 25th. August.
Woodhall Spa Country Show wish to acknowledge valuable help from :
Woodhall Spa Parish Council
Ron Tuplin; Public Address System
All Sponsors & Donors
Woodhall Spa Guides
St Johns Ambulance, Sleaford
2nd Coningsby Guides
Woodhall Spa and Horncastle Lions
Sarawen Rosettes, Wrangle
Lincolnshire Agricultrual Society
And finally thank you to all those who turn up and support us
We do have our own official photographer, Aggie Moore, Strike a pose and ask Aggie to capture the moment!