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News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter
News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

The latest round-up of news from your patch.


HALLOWEEN special roller disco with Leo Promotions is on Tuesday, October 29, at the community centre, 6-8pm. Admission for skaters £4.80, skate hire £1.20. Refreshments available. Fancy dress optional.


CHURCHES Together for Gosberton, incorporating Glen Group, meet in Gosberton Baptist Church on November 7 at 7.30pm.

THE next film show at the Baptist Church is on November 18 at 2pm and will include films taken in Cumbria, Barnsdale Gardens and Melton Mowbray. Cost is £2 which includes the usual refreshments.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on Friday, November 1, Field Close 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am to noon.

FOR information on the Gosberton and District Royal British Legion visit www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/gosberton or contact phone 01775 840519 or 01775 750491.

ALL churches in Gosberton and the Clough and Risegate, together with the schools, are doing the Samaritan’s Purse shoe boxes, and leaflets are now being distributed.

SERVICES of Remembrance for Gosberton and District Royal British Legion on November 10 are 2pm at the Risegate memorial, 2.30pm at the Gosberton memorial and 3pm at the parish church and on November 11, Armistice Day, 10.45am for 11am at the Gosberton war memorial. There is a Christmas band concert with Banovallum Brass at Quadring Church Hall on December 13 at 7 30pm, tickets £6.


UNITED Services Club in Church Street will be holding its annual Halloween family night in the function suite of the club on Saturday. The event is free to attend and is for all the family to enjoy but children must be accompanied by adults and fancy dress is encouraged with prizes for the best ghoul or ghost. Dancing is to the Nick Grattan Treble Nine Roadshow from 7pm until late. Further details can be had from the club on 01406 423134.

LPPG Outreach HERE-4-U meets on Monday, 10am-4pm at WI Hall, Park Road. Morning speaker at 11am is Preston Keeling on his Respite Association Charity. Afternoon fun as usual with Sue at 2pm. All welcome, free admission and refreshments. Contact Rita 01406 424861 or Joan 01406 426508 for more information.

THE Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning, organised by Ann Wheeler, on September 26 at the WI Hall, raised £880. Thanks to all who helped and supported this event.

TABLE top sale at the community centre on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Proceeds to the Royal British Legion women’s section. Refreshments will be available.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church will be holding a craft fair on Friday, November 1, 9.30am-1pm.

Moulton Chapel

COFFEE morning and big book sale is this Saturday at the Methodist Church. In addition to refreshments there will be local produce, cakes, handicrafts, cards, bric-a-brac and puzzles.


A NO frills Halloween ceilidh community event is at St Mary’s Church Hall, Rose Lane, on Friday.

Spooky dress, ghostly pals and pumpkins are all welcome.

Dancing starts at 7.45pm until 10.30pm with a short break for a performance by the Slapdash Appalachian dancers. The Beltona band will provide the music and caller, Sue Gray, is there to help every step of the way. The emphasis is on having fun and everyone is welcome, no expertise required. Homemade cakes are on sale for 50p. Tea and coffee are included in the entry fee which is £4 for adults, children under 16 free. There is no bar but own drinks can be taken.

The next dance is the Christmas ceilidh on December 6. Further information can be obtained via the Spalding Folk Club website spaldingfolkclub@gmail.com or email rose.lane.ceilidh@gmail.com


LADIES Group meeting on October 30 will be a talk by Pauline Start, a retired midwife and president of the Inner Wheel.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm and non members are welcome, £2 admission.

More details on 01406 258304.

South Holland 
Local History Group

SOUTH Holland Local History Group meets on Friday at 7.30pm in St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding.

Speaker is Ian Blackamore on aviation archaeology.

Refreshments available.


SPALDING East Townswomen’s Guild meet today in the Gleed Academy library at 7pm for a social evening.

The competition is for a fridge magnet and the sales table and raffle will be for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

Everyone welcome to join in.

Whaplode Drove

LUNCHES will be served in the Church Room this Saturday, 11am to 2pm. There will be good home-made food available and the usual stalls and raffle. This is the annual fundraising lunch for the orphanage in Bulgaria and Peter Barnes will be at the lunch to show how the money raised last year has helped the children.

THERE will be no service at St John the Baptist Church this Sunday, as the Family Get2gether has been cancelled. The next will be on November 24, at 11am, when everyone will be making decorations for the Family Get2gether entry into the annual Christmas tree competition.

If anyone would like to enter a tree in the Christmas tree competition held in St John the Baptist Church, and has not been contacted already, get in touch with Liz McRoberts on 01406 540892, or by email to smcrob38@btinternet.com for further details. This is the ninth year of the competition and any individuals, clubs, businesses or families from the area are welcome to take part in this bit of festive fun.