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Cactus Society

CACTUS Society meets tomorrow, 7pm for 7.30pm Weston Village Hall, Small Drove, PE12 6HU. Experienced speaker, Niel Oakman, will talk about the unique plants of Soquotra, Island of Dragons. Free entrance and refreshments. Selection of plants on show and, plant raffle. Further details from Ron Wood on 01775 750324 or visit www.spalding.bcss.org.uk


Once again the Fenland Working Weekend event is being held in fields off Branches Lane, Fleet. It is on the weekend of September 20 and 21. The event attracts many tractor and farming enthusiasts who are able to take their tractors and machines to plough and cultivate the fields in the traditional way as in years gone by. This event attracts both the tractor owning enthusiast plus those with farming displays as well as spectators who come from both locally and further awayRefreshments and hot food are available over the weekend. Minimum of £5 donation, which goes to charity, are the only charges to speak of – otherwise the fields are there to use. Contact Alan on 07720 705158 or Andrew on 07720 940559 for further details regarding anything concerning this event.


Holy Communion will be held this Sunday in Holy Trinity Church at 9.30 am.

Candlesby Herbs by Mrs J. Stafford Allen will be a talk to the Women’s Institute on Wednesday at 7-15pm in Gedney Hill Memorial Hall. This is an open meeting to everybody who is interested in herbs. Teas and refreshments are available during the evening.


IT was a beautiful, sunny morning for the coffee morning put on by Lorna Webb and her team of helpers and which attracted a large number of people including residents from Gosberton and the Clough and Risegate last Tuesday. The gathering was able to sit in the gardens and enjoy strawberries and cream with scones and coffee and browse round stalls packed with cakes, scones, pastries and preserves, plants and vegetables. There was a large, enjoyable raffle. Judy Dolton took in a jewellery stall helped by June Bright. Mrs Webb’s helpers were: Ann Cooper, Helen Fletcher, Sandra Thompson, Janet Darlington, Jean Hill, Brenda Robinson, Carol Pates, Irene Wright and Sue Waring. Mrs Webb thanked everyone for the wonderful support in raising money for Marie Curie.

Gosberton Baptist’s next film show is on Monday at 2pm with films of Northumbria. It starts at 2pm. Cost is £2 and includes refreshments.

Gosberton Rainbow Guides have been busy doing different craft work. They have made key rings, a dream catcher, and coasters. The Rainbow Guides meet in Gosberton church hall on a Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm

THIS Sunday is Sea Sunday and Gosberton Churches Together with the Glen Group have a service at Surfleet reservoir at 2pm.

At 4pm on Sunday, Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s Church have a summer concert presented by noted organist Charles Harrison who is assistant director of music at Lincoln cathedral and has just been appointed organist of Chichester Cathedral. Everyone welcome to this free concert when delicious home-made refreshmemnts will be served.

Messy Church will be in the Gosberton church hall on Friday from 3.30pm to 6pm

Gosberton Church Fellowship is in the church hall on Monday at 7.30pm Members £1 and non members £3. For more information contact Pat Walters on 01775 840694

Gosberton Bank House residents have recently enjoyed a music evening when they listened and sang to CDs. On Thursday they had a church service and then on Saturday a film evening when they watched The Sound of Music.

Gosberton Baptist fun and fellowship on a Friday is at the church on July 25 with table games, coffee, tea and cakes.


During the summer term the Gosberton Clough and Risegate primary school ran a series of parent workshops in school to focus on the teaching of maths, phonics, writing and other areas which may be useful in supporting children out of school. At the end of June the school held a summer ball. The disco was provided by Mr Hallam and there were drinks, sweets and cake

The summer fete was also successful with the usual attractions including a barbecue and refreshments, bottle stall, plant and cake stall, sweets and ice creams, swingboats, bouncy castle etc. There was plenty of support from families and friends resulting in £802 for PTA funds.

The school held its sports day on July 2 with field events for the children in the morning and in the afternoon parents came in to support the children in the track events. The winning team on the day was the yellow team. The whole day was organised by Mr Rooney and the Year 9 sports leaders from Sleaford Carre’s Grammar School. The PTA provided the refreshments.

On July 4 the PTA held a coffee morning to give new parents the opportunity to meet the PTA members at the same time enjoying coffee and cake.

Years two and three from the school had a lovely outing to Twycross Zoo which was part of their rainforest topic work.

The children especially enjoyed watching the orangutans and the elephants.

Children from Oak Class have been on a residential trip to Freiston Centre for Environmental Education and had a great time taking part in various activities including a climbing wall, archery, orienteering, building shelters, low ropes, barbecue cooking and campfires.


Old Ones and Young Ones Charity Pot Bingo is on Monday, eyes down 7.30pm at the WI Hall, Holbeach. The last session raised £35 each for the three charities – Holbeach Primary School, Callum Pite’s Smile Charity and Boston and South Lincs Merchant Seaman Association. All welcome.

St Johns

FENLAND Aero Club has an aerobatics weekend tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. For more information visit www.fenlandairfield.co.uk or phone 01406 540330.


A bingo in aid of Peterborough City Hospital Breast Cancer Unit is on Wednesday in the youth and community centre. The date is July 23, doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

June’s bingo raised £396. A further £1,000 has been given to the specialist nurses.who have bought a camera and photograph printer which will enable them to show photographs of procedures to patients who may be under going the same.Please bring a raffle or bingo prize.


AT the latest meeting of Pinchbeck WI it was reported that all the ladies wore something red at their strawberry supper evening which was beautifully prepared by Paulina Roberts and her team. President Margaret Moyses welcomed members and during supper Terri and Nigel played appropriate background music. After supper the business meeting was held. Ann Gill was thanked for all the work she had done for the carnival, Janet Bettinson was thanked for the main table decoration and Irene Wright, Trish Harvey and Gill Roberts were thanked for the 10 supper table arrangements that were given for the raffle.

Secretary Marilyn Tansley reminded members to support the Callum Pite day on August 2. Baking etc should be taken to the Glebe field on the day. The mystery outing is on August 11. On September 15 the Welland Group meeting will be held in the village hall at 7pm. On September 29 Pinchbeck Live will take place. Details later. Competition winners for the best dressed lady in red were Trish Harvey, Ruth Jones and Ann Gill. Entertainment followed with a really good “sing along” with Terri and Nigel. The vote of thanks was given by Susan Hensmanwright.The next meeting is in the village hall on September 8, starting at 7pm.Speaker/demonstrator Merle will help us with Reiki massage. The competition is an Autumn arrangement in a wine glass. Visitors welcome.


THE Evergreen Club are going to the Crown Inn for their club meal July 29.


There is a fun day at St Paul’s Church in Fulney on Saturday at 2pm.

Whaplode Drove

WHAPLODE Drove Village and Country Fair is on Sunday, 11am-5pm, at the Elizabethan Centre. Entry is free and there will be tractors, bikes, trikes, quad bikes, scooters, live music, bar and food, world jelly throwing competition, dog show, archery, fair rides and other attractions. Enquiries to 01406 330388.