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Donington to Whaplode Drove


VILLAGERS will be opening their gardens on Sunday from 11am to 5pm. Tickets and maps are available from Donington Market Square.

TABLE top sale on Saturday, July 19, 9.30am-12.30pm in the Ruby Hunt Centre. Good Quality ornaments and bric-a-brac. Money raised is in aid of the Ruby Hunt Centre and Donington in Bloom.

Gedney Hill

HOLY Communion will be held in St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove, this Sunday at 9.30am.


THERE was a good company of people at the Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday last week. The group played Scrabble and dominoes and enjoyed coffee, tea and cakes. Next one is on Friday, July 25, 2-4pm.

ST Peter and St Paul’s Church continues to collect newspapers to sell for church funds. The church porch is open on week days 9am-4pm for drop off of papers.

Gosberton Clough and 

ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s garden fete at Riseholme Farm, Gosberton Risegate, is on Saturday at 3pm. Among the attractions is a steam engine, music by the Ukulele Band, traditional stalls and competitions and teas served on the lawns. Cakes and raffle prizes and offers of help will be welcomed.

THE Clough Centenary Methodist Church is having a Songs of Praise on Saturday at 7pm. It will be led by Michael Jessop and will include items by different people, and followed by a strawberry supper. The chapel anniversary continues on Sunday when the service will be conducted by the Rev Tony Barnes followed by a tea. All proceeds for the Clough Methodist Church funds.

THE Risegate Silver Link Club had a lovely meeting on Wednesday afternoon when they met in a member’s garden. The weather was perfect and after a game of bingo all enjoyed a lovely tea of sandwiches, strawberries and jelly and fancy cakes supplied by the hosts. They also made the arrangement for the afternoon, assisted by Tina Sandall.

THE Duke of York was the venue for Gosberton Churches Together beetle drive on Thursday. MC was the Rev Maurice Perry and adjudicator was Margaret Wright. Solo winner was John Atkinson and the team game was won by the Nutty Bunch. Afterwards Sue Goodenough of the Duke of York put on a lovely meal.

JANE Harrison organised a garden fete on Saturday at the Risegate Methodist Church. Stalls and competitions were staffed by: cakes, Mollly Drakard and Chris Allen; tombola, Irene Illingworth, Paul Illingworth; books, Mick Lee; cover the square and guess the parcel, Sheila Lee; catch a pea and guess sweets in a tin, Marge Moore; raffle, Shirley Nicholls; 50/50, Beverley Purdom; bagatelle and book stall, Mick Lee; skittles, John Flowers. Refreshments were served by Jane Harrison,Vanessa Lyon and Gail Tyler. The proceeds were shared 50/50 between the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance and the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church.

MANY villagers enjoy the coffee mornings put on by Lorna Webb and her team of helpers. The next one is at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, 10am-noon.


MICHAEL Slater is offering bell-ringing tuition at All Saints’ Church on Tuesdays, 10.30-11.30am. Beginners are welcome.

THERE is a coach trip to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham, on Thursday, August 7. Pick up at Tesco, Holbeach. Tickets are £29 adults, Child £24. Telephone Lisa 01406 426466 day or 01046 425387 evening.

Holbeach St Johns

THE Light Ships. Meet Francois Matarasso on Wednesday, July 9, 10am-1pm in Holbeach St Johns church. He will be discussing the church in the community and aspects of village life. Come and have a natter and a cup of tea.

Moulton Seas End

THE final of the Moulton Seas End Has Talent show took place last Saturday. It was a thoroughly enjoyable, well supported, evening. All of the acts were entertaining and ranged from children’s delightful dance performances to some stunning singing. Children’s section winners were: dance - equal 1st, Amara (4) and Willow (6) Ferguson; Song, Alexis Bradshaw (5); recitation, Tallulah Stamp (6). Adult section winners: 1st Cerys Harvey (of Weston), 2nd Kate Harwood (Moulton Chapel), 3rd John Melpuss (Moulton Seas End), 4th Loretta Ferguson (Moulton Seas End); special commendation went to Sandra Bradshaw for her flute recital. Next event in the village hall is the family fun night on Saturday, July 19.

Saracen’s Head

NINETEEN ladies attended the Flower Club meeting on June 24. The flower arrangement was by Annette Holder. Raffle winners were Judy Jackson, Ann Bailey, Pam Goddard, June Taylor, Jo Harvey, Lorraine Clark, Pat Robinson, Marilyn Howe, Sally Gregory. After a members’ vote the Air Ambulance will benefit from the donations at the charity tea party.

VILLAGE hall annual meeting is on Monday at 8pm. All welcome. Light refreshments will be served after the meeting.


A coffee morning and snack lunches will be held on Saturday, 10am-1pm at Broad Street Methodist Church.

Weston Hills

QUIZ is being held on Friday, July 11, 7pm in the village hall. Tickets are £4 adults, £2 children. Light refreshments will be available and there will be a raffle. Contact Vic Prescott for tickets on 01775 766907.

BINGO starts at 7pm on Saturday, July 12, in the village hall.

Whaplode Drove

COME along to the Church Room this Saturday between 2pm and 4.30pm, when cream teas will be served. This annual event, organised by Jane and Fred Sivers, is not to be missed, as not only are their mouth-watering cakes and scones with jam and cream available, but also there will be a cake stall and raffle.

IF you were unable to visit St John the Baptist Church on the Patronal Festival gift day, there are boxes available for your gift at either W H Brand’s garage or Four Boys Post Office for the next two weeks.

THANK you to all who helped with, and everyone who supported, the recent Saturday lunches, when a total of £370 was raised.