Trail to launch commemorating Spilsby’s Sir John Franklin

May 25, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

A Trail will be launched in Spilsby as part of the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival, to celebrate the life and achievements of the arctic explorer, Sir John Franklin. Franklin was born in Spilsby in 1786 and was raised in the town, later being educated at Louth Grammar School, but by the age of 14 he had joined the Royal Navy as a ‘first class volunteer’. Over the coming years he was involved in expeditions to […]

Police force becomes first in UK to mount global search for chief

September 20, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police will be the first UK force to advertise internationally for its new chief constable. Marc Jones, the county’s police and crime commissioner, said the role would be open for candidates from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The new chief will replace Neil Rhodes, who is retiring in February after 31 years with the police. Mr Jones said the force was able to recruit internationally due to a recent change in regulations. […]

One of Sir John Franklin’s missing ships is found in the Canadian Arctic

September 11, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

One of Lincolnshire explorer Sir John Franklin’s two ships which vanished in the Arctic more than 160 years ago has been found, Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper has announced. Sir John, from Spilsby, disappeared along with 129 men aboard HMS Erebus and HMS Terror while trying to find the Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. A search ran from 1848 to 1859. Canadian divers and archaeologists has been trying to find Franklin’s […]

King Edward VI Humanities College Celebrates Success

July 12, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

King Edward VI Humanities College has expressed delight at the news that all their that 6th Form Students have successfully completed their studies! Having received excellent careers education and advice, been interviewed by Aim Higher and had progress tracked all the students are very much looking forward to their futures.  The students are now looking towards their future plans, which include University places studying Business Management and Psychology, management training with a national company, joining […]