Thursday, 4 December 2014

Woodhall Spa Open Day Postponed

Just a quick note to say that the open day to be held on 7th December in Woodhall Spa is going to be postponed til the New Year. It's just a little too close to Christmas and we might also look at restructuring the open days to maximise visitors too.

Watch this space for more news very early in 2015 and have a very merry Christmas!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Funding Bid Successful!

Great news-

After a year of limbo, we're back in business!

The wonderful people at the Heritage Lottery Fund have agreed to fund our forthcoming drama documentary, "Ghosts of the Skies".

Not a great deal has been filmed regarding Lincolnshire's earliest aviation history, which starts in the First World War. We aim to redress that, discovering hidden places in our landscape and install QR codes at certain sites of interest so that the landscape can reveal more about its past.

At the same time, we want to reveal a little about what civilian life was like for families and those left behind. To that end, we want to make the drama strand of this project truly interactive. We're holding open days in various locations in the county so that people can talk to us about their ancestors and what they did in the war. Perhaps they worked in one of the factories, or remembered the Zeppelin Raids overhead.

Come and see us at:
Grantham Museum, 7.30pm -9pm, 11th November
Priory Centre, Lincoln, 3.30pm-5pm, 24th November
Coronation Hall, Woodhall Spa, 6pm-8pm, 7th December

We'll also be on the lookout for volunteers to help us with research and with props and costumes, so do come along and see us!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Servers may be down on 20th and 21st Jan

Due to a problem with our domain registrar not being able to find our domain (How??!) we might experience some downtime on our site and related e-mails until it gets sorted.

If you need to contact us on those days please use as an alternative e-mail.

This won't affect ESPTV as it is on a different server.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

New trailer for Finding the Pathfinders- a great Christmas gift...

To celebrate the launch of the limited edition DVD of our first edit, we've made a new trailer.

Take a look here

Don't forget you can buy your DVD from us with the Paypal button at the bottom of this page. It would make a fantastic Christmas gift for any aviation or history fan! These last 50 copies are all signed by Douglas Percy Cannings DFM himself so grab one whilst you can!

Monday, 16 September 2013

The premier... and the DVD!

Finding the Pathfinders 11th September 2013, Kinema in the Woods

Wow, what a day...

Over 120 people came to support this very special premier at the Kinema in the Woods, Woodhall Spa. Much bubbly, nibbles and cake consumed and we were joined by Chris at the Lincoln Bomber Command Memorial Appeal and Chris Keltie, author of "Riding in the Shadow of Death", a wonderful book about another bomber command veteran.

Sean Taylor from East Kirkby Aviation Centre gave us a fantastic talk on a typical day for a "bomber boy" and the film itself was very well received by our appreciative audience. Many said that they laughed and cried in equal measure!

Thanks again to BBC Look North who came out again to see us. It was a chance for us to thank them for helping us find the last crewmate, Gordon Brown. Without their help, the story would have been incomplete. Thanks also to BBC Radio Lincolnshire for their excellent coverage too. Many of the relatives that we met at East Kirkby made the journey over to see the premier and we were joined by a relative that we had not met so far, a son of Ron Parker from 97 Squadron.

The day was rounded off by an amazing flypast of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, the "City of Lincoln". They came out just for us, despite a change in their flight plans that day. Huge, huge thanks for giving us three spectacular flypasts that set off the car alarms in the car park!

We know that there were many people that couldn't make the screening due to work commitments, or living too far away. We have made available a limited edition DVD of the film, signed by Douglas Percy Cannings of course and you can buy it here simply by clicking on the Paypal button below. A mere snip at £15, plus £3.00 postage, it's a special piece of history. Please accept our apologies if you experience a slight delay as we can't keep up with demand this week! All purchases should be with you within a week of your order date.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Getting ready for the Kinema Premier, "Finding the Pathfinders" 11th September

Everything's ready to go with our premier of "Finding the Pathfinders". Editing done (huge thanks to Martin for the 100s of man hours in the last couple of weeks!) flypast confirmed (weather please hold!!) and nibbles kindly donated by Ruskington Co-Operative, Sleaford Tesco and Di Ablewhite.

Tickets will be available on the door on the day and you can also book here:

This is our portal from an earlier post:

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Our visit to Belgium

We recently travelled to Courtrai (Kortrijk in Flemish) in Belgium in order to get some footage for "Finding the Pathfinders".

Dirk Decuypere, a historian and author invited us to film some of the bombing sites and interview locals who remembered the air raids. Here he is in the square. It was fascinating to see how accurate the bombing was with the Pathfinder Force, minimising the civilian casualties.

We met some amazing people, all of whom you shall meet when you come and see the completed documentary of course!

"But where do you get tickets?" did I hear you ask... Look no further...