You commented on the 2017 Festival
Lancashire Belle Having already privately thanked all those involved in the planning and execution of this year's wonderful Woodhall Spa 1940's Festival, I feel that it's well overdue I now do so publicly! This also enables me to extend my thanks to all the venues and businesses that participate in making the event such a huge success, and to those often unsung folk without whom none of it would happen - the many volunteers, who might feel their hard work and contribution goes completely unnoticed. It really doesn't, I assure you.
I'd also like to thank everyone in Woodhall Spa, as well as all those visiting over the course of the weekend, and not forgetting all my fellow entertainers, who made this Lancashire Lass so very welcome. In fact, this is my third time performing at the event, having had to miss out last year due to other commitments. By 'eck (as we say in Lancashire)... it's really grown in that time! I appreciate all too well that the bigger an event becomes, the more issues there can be. But in my experience of performing at 1940s events, Woodhall Spa sets the standard. It is an honour and a privilege to be part of such a fabulous event - and I had the most fun weekend, with some lovely audiences and some great dancers. If I didn't quite have the biggest stroll of the weekend on Sunday, I'm pretty sure we came close to it! So thank you Woodhall Spa, thank you Lincolnshire, thank you to every last one of the 45,000 visitors who attended this year's event and who, judging from the many hundreds of social media posts and images I’ve since waded through, enjoyed the whole experience as much as I did. Thank you, Woodhall Spa.
Debbie Laver Best event in the county. More camping pitches on jubilee park required though. Only negative comment is that we couldn't enjoy the entertainment in the VIP area outside the pub. The wire fences looked scruffy and spoilt it.
Dave Corby Alison Grant I managed to visit the festival both days for our very 1st time and overall found it to everything that friends had said it would be ! Brilliant, fantastic, excellent and loads more !!!! Only couple of gripes would be a later bus to the carparks stagger the bus drivers start times maybe and get the farmer to cut this grass please !
We will be back next year should it be on !!!
Mark Lofthouse First ever visit this year and left it to late to book in with my jeep and tent so Day tripped it on Saturday . Excellent event and the park and ride for a fiver for two of us was excellent, paid more for two ice creams! Only complaint is there's too much to see in one day !! Keep up the good work and see you next year for two days .
Bev Louise Excellent weekend. Stayed at woodhall country park. Visited the village/festival Friday Saturday Sunday. Just couldn't get enough. Need the dates for next year so we can book it. Still so much to see and do. Very emotional and enjoyable too. We did over 25,000 steps and was still wanting more. Thank you so so much, it's the high light of our year. We also met a beautiful lady who was a land girl in the war. That was a special moment. Hats off to all the committee you deserve the rest. Looking forward to next year. Thank you.
Mike Jackson Fabulous event as always we arrived Friday afternoon and went home Sunday about 5. So much to see and do. The lady on the gate at the Petwood was extremely helpful and smiley all weekend and all your volunteers were friendly and very helpful. Keep up the good work.
Denise Barritt As a stall holders point of view...setting up was on the Friday, but visitors were buying from us whilst climbing over our boxes. Great for business thank you but should it be a 3 day event as we weren't ready. Luckily we turned up on Thursday and got all tables out, ready to put stock out Friday.
We had a fantastic show as always. Wonderful customers and happy traders.
Thank you Woodhall x
Julia Elizabeth Upsall Came Sunday park and ride well organised loved seeing everyone dressed to the nine's look forward to next year. Thank you for a lovely day out.
Donna Jones We had the most amazing day, this was the second year we have visited and we already looking forward to next year. A massive well done to everyone one involved.
Sarah Buston we had a brilliant day thank you. hoping to come next year 😁 tho hopefully without tantruming twins 🙈 ... event is made so much better by the 90% of people dressed up. thank you. its like really walking back in time. ... until someone walks past in crocs and a stripey top 😂😂
Robert MacKinnon Cracking event, wonderful atmosphere.. A great way for all generations to learn, laugh and bask in the history of the brave souls who made a real difference during that time of adversity.
Trish Carroll Absolutely fab weekend, our 1st but it will not be our last. Really enjoyed dressing up for the occasion. A huge well done to everyone involved in the organisation. We were shocked that there was not one piece of litter around during and after the event. Can't wait for next year.
Debbie Forrest Brilliant event. Enjoyed both days for the first time. Park and ride was brilliant and stress free. Loved seeing all the events put on as well as all the people and children dressed up. Well done to everyone involved. Looking forward to next year 🙂
Tracy Derek Drinkeld Travelled from Newcastle upon Tyne with my Jeep for the second time in succession and it seems to get better and better. WELL DONE.
Simon Russell Our 3rd year on the bounce and we loved it.Parking was vastly improved on last year. £5 for parking was well spent. Looking forward to next year. 😁
Jay King Thank you to all the people who organize this, it's wonderful and so much to see. Could you also Thank the Petwood, I loved walking around the ground's
Jade Manchett We've been the last 5 years in a row, my children (aged 1, 3, 5 and 6) absolutely love attending and it's such an amazing tradition for them to grow up with! They enjoy dressing up and learning about how life was in the war and my eldest was in awe when she got to meet a real life soldier who fought in WW2 - she said she will treasure the post card he gave her forever! There is no better way to teach them!! Please never stop
Rob Bell Great event in a lovely village. Well done organising Committee
Carol Wheeler Had a fabulous time great atmosphere all weekend well done to the organisers
Mark Anthony Sweeney All the years we have come to this event, this one was the best. Thank you.
Steven Marsh Great weekend stayed a star n garter metheringham and did a dinner dance at abbey lodge
Clive Shears We enjoy this event have been to all from the start just like to thank all who have worked so hard to make this years event even better just keep up the good work.
Karen Church Brilliant event. Had a fantastic time.
Pete Hibbard Great to see the Organisers have listened to constructive comments regarding the park and ride.. thoroughly impressed with the service from car park D, would like to see the facility open a little longer in the evening so that more of the entertainment could be seen.. as always a great support from re enactors and the Lives responders did an excellent job..
Debbie Monksfield It was a fabulous weekend what's the dates for next year .... need to book campsite and the time off work ....
Damaris Jean Vocalist Absolutely amazing weekend again! Enjoyed every moment! Thanks again for making this event so fabulous! Great photos too! Thank you! xxx
Michael Czajkowski Fantastic weekend again. Well organised. The committee did a lot of hard work and should be warmly congratulated.
Paul Sacks A cracking day on Sunday. Spoke to a number of event staff and asked questions which were answered and all of them really helpful, special mention to the guys manning car park C and our coach driver. Well organised and very enjoyable, many thanks to all involved in a great event.
Travelling Duck Plucker Brilliant. Was worth putting up all that bunting and posters in both St Peters Church Hall & Coronation Hall - and taking it all down again!!! Amazing to see so many people enjoying themselves whether dressing 40s style and/or swinging/jiving/strolling/waltzing, admiring the vintage vehicles, watching the reenactments, listening to a whole host of various different vocalists or Churchill & his speeches. Never realised either how large the event was with such a variety of different events going on all over the village at a number of venues 👍😊
Lisa Hughes This is the fourth year we've travelled from Liverpool for this event.. it's amazing and the organisers deserve a massive pat in the back. X
Kim Taylor Absolute corker of an event this year, it just gets better and better. Well done the organisation team you did Woodhall Spa proud!
Simon Russell Another fabulous day was had Sunday. The parking was a lot better than last year too. Hats off to all involved on an excellent event.
Bev Louise Fabulous weekend. High light of my year. Can't wait to hear the dates for next year. Looking forward to it already. Hats off to you all, excellent job done ✅
Carol Johnson Absolutely fabulous weekend!!! Well done to all involved. Can't wait till next year xx 😃❤️
Ian Ranyard Absolutely brilliant😁😁😁