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 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!