Celebrate 100 years of the RAF with the Poacher Line

The Poacher Line will be making its next stop after a family day at Heckington Windmill as part of RAF 100 celebrations.

Visitors can enjoy a live band, Heckington Primary School choir, stalls, bouncy castle and demonstrations as well as a number of refreshments courtesy of Fen Farm Venison burgers on the trip. Plus, the Heckington Mill Tea Rooms will be open for business all afternoon.

The RAF cadets will also be providing a helping hand at the event, which runs from 12pm – 5pm on Thursday 31 May.

After the event, The Poacher Line will be putting on a special ‘music train’. Running from Grantham to Heckington 8 Sail Brewery, crowds will be entertained by the popular duo Identity Crisis on the train and The Blighty Belles at the Brewery.

Kaye Robinson, Community Rail Partnership Officer, says: “Following on from our event at Sleaford Station earlier in the year, we are now continuing our celebrations of 100 years of the RAF in Heckington!

“As part of the celebrations, the Poacher Line is encouraging people to visit the many heritage centres on our stops with more events to follow later this year.

“It’s going to be a really exciting day for everyone with lots to enjoy! There will be plenty of refreshments on offer and once the music train pulls into the station, the Identity Crisis and The Blighty Belles will kick the party off!”

You can catch the music train on Thursday 31 May at:

  • 18:01 Bingham, 18:29 Grantham,
  • 18:55 Sleaford arriving 19:02
  • Boston 18:48 arriving 19:04
  • Return 21:51 to Grantham and 21:28 to Boston

All money raised on the day will go directly to the RAF100 appeal and Heckington Mill restoration fund.