Ruskington remembers with poppies

Children at Ruskington’s two primary schools have been enlisted to help create handmade poppies as a ‘pledge of peace’ to be hung on display in the parish church in the run-up to Remembrance Sunday.

Launch of temporary sculpture created by public visitors, supported by NEON. L-R NEON artists Viliina Koivisto and Mark Nixon, with NCCD visual arts development co-ordinator Lucy Lumb, pictured with the temporary sculpture. EMN-180810-102758001

Block party unveils new sculpture

Despite the rain there was a great turn out and lots of dancing in the gallery for the ‘Block Party’ at Sleaford’s National Centre for Craft and Design.

Sleaford Lionesses donate ?1,100 raised from their annual galf day to Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bike Service. Past President Jackie Creedon is pictured with Adrian 'Smiler' Hutson - fleet manager and Charles Douse - deputy chairman of LEBBS presenting the money. EMN-180924-134523001

Golf day helps blood bikes

Sleaford Lionesses have presented the proceeds of their annual golf day, held at Sleaford Golf Club in June, to three chosen charities. The club has donated £1,100 each to Lincolnshire Emergency Blood Bike Service, British Heart Foundation and Tiny Tickers.


Seminar focuses on village pubs

A free seminar is to be held at Sleaford’s New Life Conference Centre on Mareham Lane when Dr Claire Markham from the University of Lincoln will focus on her research into village pubs and their importance to rural communities.

Anwick blacksmith Samuel Sharman in action back in September 1969. EMN-180917-183652001

Nostalgia - Hammering out a living in Anwick

Our nostalgia photo this week was taken in 1969, showing Samuel Sharman at work in Anwick, as The Standard looked at how the role of the blacksmith was changing to be more agricultural engineer. The forge still exists in the village, but its role has changed to more artistic items.

Try Something New Day at Sleaford Town Hall. L-R Harriet Tricker of Sleaford talking to Steve Gunter - president of Sleaford Rugby Club, Rebecca Grice and Rebecca Jones - vice captains of Sleaford Ladies Rugby team. EMN-180917-120814001

Something new to try at event

Sleaford Town Council says a big ‘thank you’ to all the groups and interested members of the public who came to its first ‘Try Something New Day’ on Saturday.

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