TEN YEARS AGO: Easter ‘shell-ebrations’ in Sleaford and Leasingham

Here are three Easter-themed pictures that appeared in the Sleaford Standard 10 years ago this week.

Easter trail at Mareham Pastures, Sleaford.
Bottom L-R Goerge Orriss 4, Frankie Bennett 8, Lily Canniford 10.
Top L-R Charlotte Orriss 10, Connie Bennett 10, Evie Russell 10. ENGEMN00120120404165326
Easter trail at Mareham Pastures, Sleaford. Bottom L-R Goerge Orriss 4, Frankie Bennett 8, Lily Canniford 10. Top L-R Charlotte Orriss 10, Connie Bennett 10, Evie Russell 10. ENGEMN00120120404165326

The first shows youngsters at Mareham Pastures, Sleaford, where supporters of the nature reserve were holding their seventh annual Easter celebration.

More than 300 children and their families took part in the event, which included such activities as an Easter trail around the site and a chocolate tombola.

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The next two pictures were both taken at Leasingham’s St Andrew’s CofE Primary School.

Steph King, chairman of the Leasingham School PTA, with Grace and Elliot Clark.

There, celebrations included an Easter egg hunt, a special church service, and a bonnet parade.

An Easter fair, set up by the school’s PTA during the church service, featured games, including a coconut shy and hoopla, ice creams, flower stalls, Easter basket making and decorating, and a chocolate tombola as well.

Pictured (from left) Henry King, William King, Lucy Riley, Isabella Bradbury, Charlotte Marriott, Abigail Crawford, and Alexander Crawford.