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From Crowland to Whaplode Drove


CROWLAND Fire Station recruitment day, is on Sunday at the fire station from 10am until 2pm. Call in and find out what it takes to become a fire fighter.

CROWLAND Youth Club has re-opened in the new mobile building near to Snowden Pavilion on Mondays from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, ages ten to 16 years. Entrance is £1. Refreshments available to purchase and activities include pool, Xbox, Nintendo WII and PS2 and table tennis. Further information from Annette on 01733 210569, or call in on a Monday evening.

CROWLAND Women’s Institute will meet on Tuesday at 7.15pm in the Royal British Legion Hall. This month’s speaker is Tyna Birch who will talk about Parkinson’s Disease. The competition is for a pretty vase.


THE Ruby Hunt Centre’s autumn fair is on Saturday, October 12, 10am-2pm. Various stalls including face painting, raffle, tombola, etc. If you would like to book a table or car boot space contact 01775 820620 or 01775 822856.

Gedney Hill

ON Sunday, October 13 there will be a harvest service in Holy Trinity Church at 3.30pm followed by a meal in the Memorial Hall at 5pm. The meal costs £6 and anyone wishing to attend should contact Gemma Cole on 01406 330441.


ADULT help is always welcome at Gosberton Youth Club on Friday nights – please email youth@gosberton.org or ring the vicarage for information.

IT is hoped that as many residents and friends as possible will join the congregations from the local church and chapel on Sunday, October 27, at 10am at St Peter and St Paul’s Church when they celebrate the community together in a very visual and audible way.

LORNA Webb and her helpers have sent a total of £615.40 to Macmillan Cancer Support, from her coffee mornings last week. The coffee morning at her Pinchbeck home made £530.40 and the Gosberton one in the church hall realised £85. Mrs Webb is able to put on these coffee mornings because of the six friends that help her and she thanks them for all their hard work; also to her sponsors, especially four very large ones. Mrs Webb and her helpers are having another coffee morning on November 26 for the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.


HARVEST festival at All Saints’ Church on Sunday is at 10.30am and harvest Evensong at 6.30pm. Donations of money and/or gifts of food will be for Holbeach Agapecare Community Larder.

THERE will be a sausage and mash harvest supper and quiz in the Reading Rooms, Church Street on Saturday, October 19, at 7pm. Tickets are £7.50 and include a glass of wine.

All Saints’ Church congregation member Jennifer Cleaton is prepared to fill her car with tools, sewing equipment and other items no longer needed, for use in the developing world. Please see the list of suitable items at the back of the church.

HOLBEACH Medical Centre in Park Road is now taking appointments for flu vaccinations.

LITTLEBURY Medical Centre in Fishpond Lane has flu vaccination clinics on Saturday 9am to 2pm and Wednesday, October 23, 3pm to 6pm, for eligible patients aged 16 years or over. No appointment needed.

Holbeach Drove

HARVEST service will be held at St Polycarps Church on Friday, October 11, at 7pm.

Holbeach Hurn

ST Luke’s Church harvest festival is on Friday, October 11, at 6.30pm followed by a buffet supper.


A harvest festival service will be held at St Nicholas Church on Sunday at 11am. Lunch will follow at 12.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £5 and are available from church members.

ST Nicholas Church members thank very much all those who contributed to the recent flower festival. The festival was most successful raising over £4,000, and would not have been achieved without the help of so many.


BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning and snack lunches on Saturday, 10am-1pm. Books, jigsaws, cakes and Fairtrade will be on sale.

On Saturday, October 12, St Barnabas will be holding a craft fayre at the church, 10am-3pm.

Weston Hills

ST John’s Church harvest supper is tomorrow in the village hall at 7pm. Tickets are £7 adults and £4 child, from Viv Prescott on 01775 766907.

MOBILE library will be in the village hall car park on Wednesday between 10.30am and 11am.

BINGO will be held in the village hall on Saturday, October 12, at 7pm.

West Pinchbeck

ST Bartholomew’s harvest festival will be held on Sunday at 11am. Children from GLU Club are taking part, and harvest gifts will be welcomed. The service will be followed by harvest lunch in the village hall. Places must be pre-booked. Contact Anne Peach on 01775 640271 for details.

A ladies fashion Show by Karen’s of Donington will be held on Tuesday, October 15, in the village hall at 7.30pm. A selection of ladies clothes suitable for all ages and sizes. Tickets, £5 including wine and nibbles, are available from Anne Peach on 01775 640271. Raffle. Proceeds to be divided between West Pinchbeck Village Hall and St Bartholomew’s Church.


THIS is your Life!, an intimate tour through the life of the cherished friends and family of Jesus of Nazareth, dead and alive at the time, will be performed by the Redeemed Theatre Company at St Mary’s Church, on Sunday at 6.30pm. Entry is free. More information from ACT II Theatre Company on 01775 766921 or Father Jonathan Sibley on 01406 352033.

Whaplode Drove

COMMUNITY Choir is cancelled on Monday evening. The next meeting will be October 14 at 7pm in the Church porch. New members of any ability or age are welcome. For further information contact Liz McRoberts on 01406 540892.

ON Monday evening there is St John the Baptist Church harvest supper and sale of produce, beginning at 7pm in the Church Room. Tickets, £6.50 for adults and £3 for children. Further information is available from Mavis Stancer on 01406 330544. There will be a lovely home made, two-course buffet meal available as well as the usual good company. The sale of produce following the meal will raise much needed funds for Save the Children in Africa.