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Planning and the Future

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Possible view of the new chapels

 

The Voice this week, 7th November, included an article about the planning permission which we are seeking for the refurbishment of the Chapels. Only time will tell if our plans are accepted but this is the exciting next step. Then we have to apply to the Lottery again for funding, and raise a matched amount for ourselves. Its a big job but with support from the community we shall be able to make these beautiful buildings into something useful for everyone again instead of watching them fall into disrepair. More volunteers are always welcome, as are new ideas for fundraising and participation events.

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Remembrance Sunday

November is the time to remember before all the excitement of Christmas starts.

This coming Saturday, 9th November at the Chapels in the Park Road cemetery we shall be taking a walk around the graves of the fallen from any wars to remember them and lay crosses. Each year more research is done and we find more servicemen who have given their lives for our safety. So we wish to pay our respects to each one. If you would like to join us from 2pm to 4pm, everyone is welcome.

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Chapels Window Embroidery

This project was lead by Fiona Gurney of Box of Frogs. A small group worked on it through the winter of 2017/18. Fiona painted the canvas backing and then the group added patchwork and a border. As usual under her guidance a brilliant piece of work grew out of all sorts of tiny fabric pieces. The completed work hangs in the Reading Rooms in Holbeach for all hall-users to see.

There will be another project with Fiona, probably in 2020. News about the  upcoming work will be shared later in the year.

Chapels Window Embroidery
Another project in 2018
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Look out for our first event of 2019

 PLEASE COME AND SUPPORT OUR FIRST OPEN DAY OF THE YEAR 

Saturday 6th April from 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

 The day will include:

A craft workshop for children

an exhibition in the chapels

and a guided Cemetery Trail by Linden Secker at 1.30pm

with

Light refreshments available all day


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WE WILL REMEMBER THEM – SATURDAY, 10th NOVEMBER, 2018

This special Cemetery Trail  honoured in particular the 31 fallen Holbeach soldiers from World War 1 who are buried or commemorated in the Cemetery.

At each grave there was a brief  description of the fallen and a Memorial Cross placed by the grave.

Commemorating a soldier who died in France and whose body has never been identified

The Trail  started at 2.00 p.m., and  the Chapels were open from mid-day so that more time was given to seeing the LAST 100 DAYS EXHIBITION.

There was  an opportunity to find TOMMY – the evocative silhouette that stands guard over each grave in turn.   A second TOMMY has now been purchased, thanks to the generosity of many local people in raising the necessary funds.

 

About 50 people came on the Remembrance Trail.
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POP UP CRAFT SHOP DAY: SATURDAY, 20th OCTOBER

This is a new venture. so do come along and support it.  There will be a variety of craft stalls in the Chapels, selling a good range of items from 11.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m.

Also spend a little time wandering round the cemetery and making use of the new CEMETERY TRAIL LEAFLETS.

Members of the Research Team will be on hand to help you find information about your ancestors.

Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

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SOUTH LINCS WALKING FESTIVAL CEMETERY TRAIL: 6TH OCTOBER

A chance to enjoy a gentle stroll around HOLBEACH CEMETERY, PARK ROAD,  and learn something about the interesting  lives of people buried here. As always the research team  has sourced some fascinating stories to share with the people who come on this trail.

Walk will start from the Chapels at about 2.00 p.m.

The excellent exhibition about soldiers who participated in World War 1 and are commemorated here,  may also be viewed.

Light refreshments will be served after the walk.

DO COME AND JOIN US FOR THIS ANNUAL EVENT ON SATURDAY, 6th OCTOBER.

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CHAPEL WINDOW MEMORY PATCHWORK PROJECT: SECOND SESSION ON FRIDAY 19th OCTOBER

Following the very successful Textile project, led by Fiona Gurney last year, the Trustees are delighted to offer another creative project that will be planned and developed with Fiona’s guidance. It is hoped that members of the original group will wish to meet again and be involved with the project.  Newcomers will also be most welcome.

Diamond window panes will be made using fabric that prompts memories, supplied by all participants. There will be a few sessions, during October and November,  in the Reading Rooms, Holbeach to discuss and plan the work. Participants will then work on sections at home, using recycled fabrics, outgrown clothes, scraps from your mending box, battered overalls – anything will be considered!

It is hoped that the finished creation will hang on one of the windows in the Chapels.

The stunning results of last year’s project are now hanging proudly in the  entrance hallway of AYSCOUGHFEE HALL, SPALDING.

If you are interested in becoming involved please contact:  JENNY WORTH on 01406 422319   or

This initiative is being funded by AWARDS FOR ALL LOTTERY FUNDING.

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HERITAGE OPEN DAY: PICTURING THE PAST

Once again the Trustees are delighted to join hundreds of other heritage sites in hosting an OPEN DAY on SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

The theme this year is ‘PICTURING THE PAST’ . There will be a number of displays created by both children and adults:

YEAR 5 CHILDREN FROM WILLIAM STUKELEY –  exhibits developed during their 3 day Heritage Skills Workshop in July.

ART WORK created  by children who attended the ARTS WORKSHOP  in JULY.

Last 100 Days’ Exhibition to commemorate those who fought and those who died in WORLD WAR 1. – also will you be able to find where ‘TOMMY’ is?

A selection of paintings and photos reflecting on the Chapels and Holbeach.

CEMETERY TRAIL AT 2.00 p.m.

There will also be an opportunity to discuss the future plans for the Chapels.