February 2019 – On The Ration Lottery Draw

This month’s On The Ration Lottery was drawn at The Mall this week by Lincs FM’s John Marshall, with the very able assistance of Trevor and Lorraine Glenn, Landlord and Landlady of The Mall – Woodhall Spa.

January’s lucky winners are:

  • 93
  • 148
  • 174

Congratulations! Winners, as always, will be notified by post and received their £75 in Village Vouchers in the next few days. Remember you can use your vouchers at many restaurants, shops, salons and cafes in Woodhall Spa – including the Mall – so give yourself treat!

We have a few available numbers for the On The Ration Lottery remaining. So if you want to be in the running to win one of three £75 prizes from our monthly draw whilst helping to support the future of the festival, get in touch with a quick message and we’ll take it from there.

Car parks 2019 – update

car parking 2019



This is just to update you and plans are yet to be finalised about parking….

You will be able to pre book your space on line and pay just £7 per car for parking and the bus rides into and out of Woodhall.
Pay on the day: £10 (cash only).

Disabled parking
We have a dedicated disabled car park – HALIFAX Disabled Car Park. This car park is nearest to the village centre.
There are also spaces for disabled visitors at SPITFIRE car park. These spaces are alongside the Park & Ride bus pick up point.
A drop off point, for disabled passengers is located on Stanhope Avenue  in the centre of Woodhall just next to The Inn.

NORTON Motorbike Park is situated on Tattershall Road on the southern edge of the village and is for motorbikes only. It is a short walk to the centre of Woodhall from this motorbike parking location.

Sorry dogs are NOT allowed on the park & ride buses.


This car park is to the NORTH of Woodhall Spa and for visitors approaching from the North: Stixwould, Bardney, Bucknall, etc.

This car park is to the SOUTH of Woodhall Spa and for visitors approaching from the South: Boston, Coningsby, Tattershall, etc.

This car park is to the EAST of Woodhall Spa and for visitors approaching from the East: Horncastle, Louth, Grimsby, etc.

This car park is to the WEST of Woodhall Spa and for visitors approaching from the West: Lincoln, Newark, Waddington, etc.
Note – this car park is also suitable for disabled visitors arriving by car.
Also from SPITFIRE there is a good route into Woodhall suitable for pedestrians, mobility scooters and wheelchairs.

This car park is just for disabled visitors arriving by car. It is located close to the centre of Woodhall at St Hugh’s school. It is for disabled visitors arriving from all directions.

This is just for motorbikes. It is for motorbikes arriving from all directions.

Lottery Winners January 2019

on the ration winner

This month’s On the Ration Lottery lucky winners are:




Winners, as always, notified by post.

Remember you can use your £75 worth of vouchers at many places in Woodhall Spa, so give yourself a New Years Treat.

We have a few available numbers for the Lottery left so why not join us and support the 2019 Festival?

Three prizes a month must be won.

Simply message us for details. More info here: ON THE RATION

Lottery Winners December 2018

This month’s Lottery Winners December 2018 for the On the Ration draw was carried in front of her very festive window by Jo Creasey owner of Molly and Me.

The lucky winners are:




Winners,as always, notified by post.

Remember you can use your £75 worth of vouchers at many places in Woodhall Spa, including Molly and Me, so why not spend them on some gorgeous gifts for the festive season ?

Remember that we have a few available numbers for the Lottery so why not join us? Three prizes a month must be won and you help support the Woodhall Spa 40s Festival.

Simply message us for details.

And finally, a very Merry Christmas to all our players.

Lottery – November ’18 Winners

This month’s On the Ration Lottery draw was carried out on Saturday 2nd November by new business owner Tim of Stations Butchers (formerly R Hirst).

The lucky winners are:




Winners as always notified by post.

Remember you can use your £75 worth of vouchers at many places in Woodhall Spa, including Stations, so enjoy yourselves.

We now have a few available numbers for the Lottery so why not join us?

Three prizes a month must be won and you help support the 40s Festival.

Simply message us for details – HERE

Local good cause? Apply for a grant from us!

Here at the Festival we have just announced that we are launching a grant scheme for local good causes.

The Festival, as you may know, is run by local residents who give their time for free – none of the volunteers make any money out of the event.

We have now reached the stage where we have enough money in the bank whereby we can give back to the community grants to good causes.

So, are you a local good cause and would you like to apply for a grant from us?

If yes, please click on the link to read more and complete the application form.

Click here: grant application form.

On the Ration

The end of June 2018 1940s Woodhall Spa Festival Draw took place during our 1940s Woodhall Spa Festival weekend. Kath Fairs of the Book Fayre was asked to participate in the Draw. The winning tickets were numbers 17, 111 and 122.

Vouchers to the value of £75 have been sent to each of the lucky ticket holders.
Congratulations to all winners.

The Book Fayre is one of many local businesses accepting 1940s Woodhall Spa Festival Lottery Winner Vouchers.
To be in with a chance of winning, please sign up to pay by Standing Order – quarterly £13, that is only a £1 a week! You can renew or sign up via the 1940s website.

Press Release – 9 Jul 18

High Temperatures and High Spirits for Thousands at Massively Successful 1940s Festival

An estimated 40,000 people basked in glorious weather at this weekend’s Woodhall Spa 1940s Festival, and visitors and locals alike have taken to social media to praise the “seamless” organisation, excellent traffic and parking improvements and entertainments delivered despite the heat.

Temperatures soared as high as the four Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypasts, and visitor numbers also rode high. Attendance was on par with 2017’s event, with only the England v Sweden World Cup fixture drawing numbers slightly down on Saturday afternoon.

Feedback given to its volunteer committee and to the festival’s Facebook site overwhelmingly show the event was a massive success. With the huge range of entertainments, dances and parties, re-enactments and living history groups, vintage and military vehicles, competitions, the event has been deemed an “amazing weekend” by visitors to the village. Many have also praised business owners and the Woodhall Spa community for their enthusiasm and welcoming nature.

The additional spend on traffic management kept roads free of queues, and the increased number of shuttle buses ferrying visitors to and from the four car parks paid off, with reduced waiting times at the car parks and shuttle bus pick-up points.

Chair of the organising Committee Andy Hunter said today: “I’d like to thank everyone who came to Woodhall Spa for our Festival this weekend. We take care of all the organisation but it’s the visitors who make the atmosphere and the residents who welcome so many to our village that keeps bringing people back. The feedback we’ve heard so far seems to suggest this has been the best festival yet, and while there will always be tweaks and improvements to make I’m delighted with how this weekend has gone.”

Councillor and Leader of ELDC Council Craig Leyland echoed Hunter’s comments, as he Tweeted “the organisation and generosity of the volunteers who make it happen…” as the highlight of his weekend.

Highlights included flypasts by the BBMF on both days, crowned by a Sunday afternoon appearance by the Lancaster Bomber “Leader”, based at nearby RAF Coningsby, a skirmish re-enactment in the Pinewoods and regular sightings of a Winston Churchill impersonator who posed for photos with visitors. Operationally, the event ran very smoothly thanks to the year-long planning by the volunteer committee and locally-based support services they put in place;

• Dave Skells Traffic Management from Louth delivered the complex traffic plan
• Coningsby-based SRP Hire Solutions Provided crowd barriers, toilets and porta-cabins for the crew
• East Lindsay District Council issued 42 fixed penalty fines for illegal parking
• Horncastle-based medics LIVES treated 50 people over the weekend (60% of which were for heat-related ailments) – double the number treated in 2017.

Thanks go to the festival’s main sponsors The Petwood Hotel and The The Golf Hotel & Aqua Sante Spa – Woodhall Spa, our supporters Woodhall Country ParkThe INN at Woodhall Spa and Eclipse Photographic, Dave Robson LBIPP EFIAP and SRP Hire Solutions for their logistical support.

The organisers also wish to thanks the many individuals and groups who create the re-enactments, displays and living history features, the performers who entertain the crowds all weekend and the many volunteers who assist in the delivery of the show each year.