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. […]

Lancaster bomber’s first flight since fire

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The sound of a Lancaster Bomber’s Merlin engines could be heard across Lincolnshire when it took to the skies for the first time in months. The iconic bomber, one of only two surviving flight-worthy examples in the world, was grounded for much of 2015 after an engine caught fire during a practice flight. Today the BBMF, based at RAF Coningsby, flew for the first time since the fire, taking to the skies of Lincolnshire and […]

SO Festival To Return

April 28, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Festival-goers can expect 11 days of excitement and explosive outdoor fun when the popular SO Festival returns to East Lincolnshire this summer. The spectacular event will take place in seven locations over 11 days bringing a programme of exciting entertainment sure to wow audiences. Returning again to East Lincolnshire, the festival is always a must visit for local people and visitors to the area and this year is no different as popular acts including Let’s […]

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 […]