Those Were The Days - 25 years ago

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1st May, 1987: LANCASTER SAYS FAREWELL

AIR-RAID warnings sounded as a Lancaster rumbled over Upton and Kexby village hall at the weekend to salute the past and herald the future.

The ceremonial fly-past by the bomber was one of the highlights of a day of farewells before the building was demolished to make way for a new £65,000 village hall just to the rear of the present site.

It was also a day of handovers, with the new hall fund receiving a cash boost totalling over £33,000 from West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council and a very special painting being donated to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Comingsby. There was also a presentation to the Memorial Flight of mugs which were used during the war when the hall was a NAAFI Club.