THE sun shone on members of the British Red Cross who were holding an awareness day in Grantham.
We had a Pancake Day Fund Raiser for The British Heart Foundation and Manthorpe Church at Roger & Anne Blakeman’s House on Tuesday.
85 people came and enjoyed Savoury and Sweet Pancakes ,Coffee, and Wine all for £8 a head.
We served from 11.00 -2.00 and 6.00-8.00 and one of our guests Val Odell wrote the following poem for us on the day
SKDC is reminding residents and businesses to dispose of potentially harmful asbestos correctly.
Small amounts of asbestos are being increasingly found among fly-tipping in the district that potentially poses dangers to anyone who comes into contact with it.
The council continues to clamp down on those who flout the rules and dump rubbish and is appealing to residents who report it to take caution if they discover building materials among any of the discarded items.
It is also appealing to those who may dismantle structures, such as sheds at home, to always check carefully if they contain asbestos and if so, to arrange safe disposal.
For more information on how to dismantle items correctly, visit the health and safety executive’s website www.hse.gov.uk
SKDC’s portfolio holder for healthy environment Coun John Smith said: “We know the majority residents and businesses are exceptionally careful and aware of the dangers of asbestos.
“Make sure you consult a licensed firm when arranging disposal of rubbish and asbestos at home and check the HSE website for licensed companies.”
To report fly-tipping call SKDC on 01476 40 60 80 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Police are appealing for information to help find missing 24-year-old Vytautas Baltrukonis.
Mr Baltrukonis was last seen when he attended Lincoln County Hospital for an appointment on the evening of Friday 13th February, staff at the hospital reported him missing. It is believed he may still be in Lincoln.
Officers are concerned for his welfare and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Mr Baltrukonis.
He was last seen wearing a distinctive white booble hat that has a red band with white ear flaps and tassles, a green zipped hooded coat, a blue fleece, grey gloves, dark grey trousers, black shoes, and a white or beige coloured scarf. He is around 5ft 7in in height and of slim build.
If anyone has seen Mr Baltrukonis or knows of his whereabouts please contact Lincolnshire Police on 101.
Grantham early this morning outside my work place.
I have to say Mother Nature did not look happy.
As they say, red sky in morning – sailor’s warning
Peter Reichelt, of Lincolnshire Family History Society says…
I have been contacted by a lady in France in Town of “Oignies”(I cannot pronounce it!).
The Communal Cemetery in the town has a double grave for 2 x 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment men.
These are the only First World War casualties in the cemetery, many others come from World War Two!
The town was always in German held territory in WW1.
One is Private 11746 Thomas Henry Turner who died of wounds on 26 September 1915 which by coincidence was around the opening days of the Battle of Loos.
I have a “gut feeling” they were captured in the early part of that battle. No proof though.
He was born in Wilsford, Lincs in 1873 to William and Eliza Turner.
In 1911 he was living with his parents in Village Street, Wilsford. At that time he was a Widower and his occupation was Iron Stone Miner.
He had nine brothers and sisters.
He was 42 years old when he died and to my knowledge had no children.
The other man in the grave is from Caistor, North of Lincoln and I am tracking him down in that area.
The History Group in Oignies is trying to find out more on both men and I am helping them as part of their World War One Centenary Commemorations.
Would you put this on Grantham Matters to see if anyone locally could be related or might have information on him. It is a long shot I know.
A project giving new life to a vast archive revealing 150 years of Lincolnshire’s unique engineering heritage is celebrating its successes to date.
Today, Thursday 19 February, volunteers working on the Ruston and Hornsby Project will gather at the University of Lincoln for an update on what has been achieved so far.
Ruston & Hornsby was formed in 1918, the result of a merger between William Ruston of Lincoln and Richard Hornsby of Grantham. After a series of takeovers in the 1960s, including English Electric, the Grantham company was wound up in the early 70s.
The project will see photos and films showcasing the history of the Lincoln-based engineering firm digitised, catalogued and made available online.
It will give people access to up to 150,000 photographic negatives, 150 reels of cine film and the recorded memories of former workers, offering a detailed insight into Lincolnshire’s manufacturing heyday and Britain’s industrial revolution.
The project is led by Lincolnshire County Council and the University of Lincoln, and has been made possible thanks to £98,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Dr Mike Rogers, collections access team leader at Lincolnshire Archives, said: “The event is an opportunity for the volunteers to learn more about the background of Ruston and Hornsby, how the project came about and see a range of images that have been scanned. It will also be a chance for them to get to know each other better and celebrate progress to date.”
Professor David Sleight from the University of Lincoln added: “Lincolnshire’s engineering heritage is a key part of the county’s story. This project will help protect that legacy, ensuring that these major achievements are not forgotten by future generations.
“Many of the negatives are on acetate, which has a limited lifespan. This project will transfer the originals into digital format, helping to preserve them. It will also make them available to people all over the world.”
All digitised and recorded data, much of which has never been made public before, will be freely available for all to see on the Lincs to the Past website www.lincstothepast.com .
To volunteer with the project, contact Helen Donald on 01522 550581 or email@example.com .
Lincolnshire police are investigating an incident which took place in the cemetery on Old Boston Road, Spilsby on the evening of Sunday 8th February 2015.
The victim was a 48-year-old local woman who was visiting a grave in the cemetery. She was struck to the back of her head by an unseen assailant.
The offence took place between 7:30pm and 10:00pm. The victim sustained only minor injuries but was dazed and confused by the blow and we are unable to offer a more precise time for the incident.
She does recall that here were a number of youths or young people in the vicinity of the cemetery at the time.
We are keen to trace those people who were in the area who may have witnessed the assault, or who may have seen the offender before or after the attack.
We would also be grateful for details of any vehicles that may have been seen parked in the area at relevant times.
Anyone with any information is asked to call us via 101 non-emergency number quoting incident number 379 of 8th February for the information of Detective Constable Emily Wooll-Rivers.
Laura Harrison says
Thank you Grantham Matters for the free ice skating tickets which we won in the competition – Kara loved it.
The skating rink at the Urban Hotel, Swingbridge Road, Grantham, is open all this week.
Hour-long sessions will cost £10 for adults, £8 for children and students, while under-fives can skate for £5.
Group discounts will be available for 10 skaters or more and we’ll be looking to work closely with youth groups and schools to ensure as many residents as possible will be able to enjoy this one off skating facility.
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Michael Townsend says…
I’ve had a e-mail from area manager of the Salvation Army charity shop next to Munch tea rooms.
They want volunters in the shop 12th March from 11am till 2pm to sign up.
The shop is finished but yet no staff in there and no date yet for opening.
I’m volunteering in the shop when it opens.