UK’s only flying Lancaster back in the air after ‘major’ overhaul

July 4, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

The UK’s only flying Lancaster bomber has taken to the air in its first test after undergoing “major maintenance”. As well as a complete overhaul, the aircraft was given new nose art featuring a kangaroo and bagpipes. It is part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, is currently at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford. The Lancaster is due to return to its base for the BBMF’s […]

Call Goes Out For Christmas Event

October 7, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Town Council are looking for organisations interested in providing stalls and entertainments for the annual Christmas Lights switch on event. We are looking for local businesses or other organisations to come forward to provide stalls and entertainment for the event that marks the start of the Christmas period in Spilsby.Councillor Andrew Wright,Spilsby Town Council The Council are looking for any local businesses or organisations who would be interested in running a stall or providing […]

Flyover Tops Off Fantastic Show

July 10, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A flyover of two vintage fighter aircraft topped off a fantastic Spilsby Show. Despite some overnight rain and looking very overcast the town’s annual show opened its’ gates at 10am as usual, with crowds growing throughout the morning. A few spots of rain threatened to dampen the spirits of those in attendance but the rain never materialised but instead turned to a bright and sunny summers’ day. The Show is well-known throughout the area as a […]

Come and join Queen’s birthday bash in Spilsby

May 24, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Bunting will be out and union flags will be flying at a party in the park being organised to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Residents are invited to relive the community spirit of the Diamond Jubilee by gathering in the Ancaster Road Playing Fields for an afternoon of fun on the day of the Queen’s official birthday – Saturday, June 11. The party is being organised by Bonny Smith and her friends, but the town […]

Vulcan aircraft takes off ahead of farewell season

May 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The world’s last remaining Vulcan bomber has taken off ahead of its final flying season. Passionate enthusiasts watched on as the aircraft, known for its role in the Cold War, soared across the sky ahead of its final season at an event held at the Doncaster Robin Hood Airport on Thursday, May 28. The event came just a week after the Vulcan to the Sky Trust, who operate the craft, confirmed that this coming season would be […]

East Kirkby museum enjoys Lancasters flypast over Just Jane

September 8, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Two airworthy Lancaster bombers have united with a grounded model for the first time in 50 years. The Canadian Vera and the UK-based Thumper flew over as Just Jane ran its engines at the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre. The museum in East Kirkby sold out its event with 5,000 attending to watch the fly past at 16:00 BST. A similar event was cancelled last week because of an engine fault with the Canadian Lancaster. The […]