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Kittens and snakes killed in Stickney house fire

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Several animals have died and many more have been rescued after a house fire in Lincolnshire.

Firefighters were called to the house in Stickney, near Boston, shortly after 07:00 BST, to reports a large number of animals were trapped.


Source: BBC Lincolnshire


Local history group is hoping to find the history of a war memorial

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Stickford Local History Group is set to research the war memorial in the village after receiving £4,100 funding.

The group plans to carry out research into the history of Stickford clock tower war memorial with the funding it has received after being successful in securing the money from the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: now and then programme.


Source: Boston Target


Airborne Museum in Arnhem requests local knowledge

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Can you help the Airborne Museum in Arnhem identify this soldier, who may be from the Spilsby area?

Devereux Atkinson was born in Spilsby, one of a large, extended family. At 14, in August 1939, he lied about his age and joined the Royal Norfolk Regiment.  He was later recruited by the Paras, 1st Airborne Division, B company, 2nd Battalion.


Volunteers keep the show going

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Volunteers are working hard to ensure a temporary studio theatre space will be open this coming Friday for Hambledon Productions "Just Like That".

The new studio theatre has 35 seats and is situated in what used to be the police station and more recently the theatres' office/meeting room/lounge.


Veteran shares VE Day memories at school

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To commemorate VE day, local veteran Ron Worth visited Spilsby Primary School to talk to the children about his experience as an evacuee in the Second World War.

Mr Worth, who is president of the Spilsby and District branch of the Royal British Legion, talked about where he was and what he was doing on VE Day 70 years ago.


Source: Skegness Standard


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