District News

From Crowland to Whaplode Drove


CROWLAND Proms 2014, due to be held on November 29, has been cancelled after much consideration by the organisers, who apologise to anyone who was hoping to attend. If you have already purchased a ticket you will receive a full refund from the source you purchased the ticket from.

East Elloe Lions

EAST Elloe Lions are holding a 50s/60s might on Saturday, October 18, at Gedney Victory Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm. Price is £10, including a sausage and mash supper with dessert. Proceeds to East Elloe Lions admin fund. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Dancing and disco by The Two Dollies. Contact Lion David Lilley on 01406 364307 or email pinkbankers@waitrose.com by October 10.

Gedney Dyke

BINGO will be held in the village hall on Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22 and 29. There will be the usual snowball, cash pot game, raffle, etc. Refreshments available. Doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

TABLE top sale is on Sunday, October 12, in the village hall. Sellers set up 9am, doors open 10am-12:30pm. Tables £5. Refreshments available including bacon rolls.

LINE dancing is held every Thursday in the village hall, 10am-11am, £4 a session.

THE recent coffee morning raised £121 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Gedney Hill

HARVEST festival service will be held in St Polycarp’s Church, Holbeach Drove, on Friday, October 10, at 7pm.

HOLY Trinity Church’s harvest festival service is on Sunday, October 12 at 3.30pm, followed by a harvest supper in the Memorial Hall at 5pm. Contact Janet Coles 01406 330441 for tickets at £6.


GOSBERTON Baptists, on Saturday morning, began a series of three lectures with the title ‘Open Book’, led by the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton. The first session was successful on the theme of ‘Did Jesus preach the Gospel?’. This was followed by discussion with Mary Burton leading closing prayers. Coffee and tea were served by Annie Weatherly-Barton. Next session will be on Saturday, October 18, at 9.45am for morning coffee before 10am start. All welcome.

THE Methodist Church was beautifully decorated for its harvest festival last weekend. A service on Sunday afternoon was conducted by the Rev Peter Sulston,of Grantham, with Pauline Robinson as the organist. The service was followed by a bring and share tea. The harvest continued on the Monday with a supper and auction of harvest produce conducted by Richard Moss. All proceeds for the Methodist Church funds.

The Banovallum Band is giving a concert in Quadring St Margaret’s Hall tomorrow in aid of Gosberton and District Royal British Legion. There will be items by the children of Quadring Primary School. Tickets are available at £6 from Gene Waterfall on 01775 750491 or on the door.

INTERESTED in singing and would like to join a choir, then go along to Gosberton Baptist Church, Spalding Road, on Monday at 2pm. The Baptists are starting a community choir, led by Alison Bishop and Annie Weatherly-Barton and will have its first practice then. New members are welcome to join and can just come along on Monday or for more information phone Annie on 01775 840693.

YOU are invited to Gosberton Baptist on Saturday, October 11, at 5.30pm for a light supper followed by an illustrated talk by the church’s Link Missionary, Judith Ellis. Judith has just retired as principal of the Kathmandu International Study Centre in Nepal. For catering purposes phone Annie on 01775 840693 by Monday.

THE combined coffee mornings put on by Lorna Webb and her helpers have raised £549.69 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Mrs Webb thanks all who supported her both at her Pinchbeck home and at the coffee morning held in Gosberton Church Hall.

GOSBERTON Bowls and Snooker Club is having a race night and sausage, mash and mushy peas supper on Saturday, October 18, 7pm for first race at 7.30pm. Contact Den Wilkinson on 01775 840974.

Subscriptions are also due for the coming year for the club, contact Den Wilkinson, as above.

Clough and 

YEAR six from the Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School have the opportunity to spend a day at the Thomas Cowley’s High School at Donington tomorrow. They will be taken by coach, meet staff, look around the school and take part in interactive sessions.

ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church had a successful harvest festival on Sunday. The church was beautifully decorated with flowers by Sally Spridgen, Janice Smith, Alma and John Weeks, Marion Dickinson and Sandra Thompson and produce was supplied by David Dickinson, David Spridgen and Peter Berridge. The Rev Ian Walters conducted the service with Rose Draper as the organist. Lessons were read by David Dickinson and Brian Tidswell. Afterwards 71 people sat down to a lunch in the church hall enjoying cold meats and salad, followed by a choice of sweets, provided by Jane Tidswell, Sally Spridgen, Bobby Mowbray, Sandra Thompson, Marion Dickinson, Pat Walters and Sue Murphy. On behalf of the church David Dickinson thanked all who had donated the food for the lunch, harvest produce, all helpers, those who gave raffle prizes and those who attended which has resulted in a profit of £600 for church funds. Produce was taken to Centre Point at Boston by Michael and Penny Casswell.


OASIS Club meets on Saturday, 10am in the Reading Rooms. Primary school age children can enjoy drama, games and singing, all free. Contact Gill Graper on 01406 423803.

ALL Saints’ Church sausage and mash harvest supper and quiz takes place on Saturday, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale from members of the social committee; £7.50 for adults, £4 under 12s.

THERE is a coach trip to York on Wednesday, October 15, pick up at Holbeach Tesco 7.30am. Adults £19, concessions and children £18. Phone Lisa 01406 426466 daytime, 01406 425387 evening.
THE high-flyers and the bad guys descend on Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, on Saturday, October 11 (7.30pm), for another night of international professional wrestling action. The show, which is family friendly, will feature championship and tag team tournament matches. Wrestlers scheduled to appear include Dangerous Danny Steel, Captain Rick Wildfire, Burchill, Luscious Lucas Black and many more. Tickets are priced £8 adult, £6 child/OAP or family £25 payable at the door or reserve at rebelpro1@hotmail.com or 07759 252029.


EVERGREEN Club is having a harvest tea in the church hall on Tuesday, 2-4pm. Billy J Wells will play a variety of music on the clarinet. Sandwiches, cakes and refreshments are included in the £2 ticket price. Raffle ticket will be £1. For further details phone Judy on 01775 820974.


SOUTH Lincolnshire Astronomical and Geophysical Society meet tomorrow at 7.30pm at the visitors’ centre at RSPB Nature Reserve, Frampton Marsh. Paul Money, well known local astronomer (amongst other things Paul writes equipment reviews for the BBC’s ‘Sky at Night’ magazine and occasionally broadcasts on Radio Lincolnshire) will give a talk on the ‘Orionids and other night sky treasures’, with a viewing session afterwards, weather permitting. Entrance is £5 at the door; admission covers costs only, this is a not-for-profit society.


COFFEE morning, with home made scones and cakes, is at Broad Street Methodist Church Hall this Saturday, 10am-1pm. Snack lunches will also be available, with soup and bacon butties on the menu. The church will also be open. All welcome.

SPALDING Gentlemen’s Society’s new programme starts tomorrow, with Professor Andrew Lambert, Professor of Naval History at King’s College London. His lecture is entitled, ‘First World War at sea from August 1914 to the eve of the Battle of Jutland’. This lecture examines the strategic and operational issues of the global war at sea and takes place at Spalding Grammar School (8pm).

WOMEN’S Friendship League members were given a talk by Inca Honnor, the last Flower Queen, at their last meeting. Inca explained why she had entered the Flower Queen competition and described her feelings for representing the town and district in the year of her reign. Members were pleased to hear of Inca’s experiences and enthusiasm for the role. The next meeting is today at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road at 7pm, when Alison Smith will speak on ‘What did the Georgians eat?’.

Sutton Bridge

VOLUNTEERS are needed for this year’s Poppy Appeal. If you can help contact Joyce Smith on 01406 350462 or a branch member.


THE fundraiser in the village hall on September 22 raised £1434.93 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Thanks to everyone who made this possible by helping on the day, providing cakes, buns and produce or by attending also thanks to the local MP John Hayes for drawing the raffle. Main winners were: 4.5 litres whisky, Rosemary Biggadike; name the doll, Mrs Rouse; hamper, Mrs Cordell; basket of fruit, Mrs Bruce; ladies basket, Mrs Sanderson; bunny and basket, Mrs Keeble; owl doorstop, Mrs Biggadike.

Whaplode Drove

ST John the Baptist Church harvest festival is on Sunday at 6.30pm.

Please note that there will not be an 11am service.

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