District News

From Cowbit to Whaplode Drove


MOBILE library is in the village on Thursday, Barrier Bank 11.15-11.45am.


SATURDAY Strollers will be walking in Holme Fen on Saturday. If you would like to join in they meet near Crowland Library by 10.25am to car share. All you need is a picnic lunch, boots/shoes and clothes to suit the weather conditions.


RUBY Hunt Centre autumn fair is on Saturday, 10am–2pm. Various stalls including cakes, tombola, raffle, face painting, games, etc. Free admission and refreshments available. If you would like one of the few spaces left please call 01775 820620 or 01775 822856.

FLINDERS Founders halloween party is on Friday in the community centre at 6pm. There will be a fancy dress competition. Take along a pumpkin you have carved at home or carve one on the night then enter the competition.

DONINGTON in Bloom has a doll sale on Saturday, 10am-2pm in the Ruby Hunt Centre.


PRESIDENT Chris Clark welcomed members and visitors to the Public Hall for the Women’s Institute October meeting. Members’ names were taken for various events in the county and details were read out about a new competition looking for the county’s most inspiring WI member. Tickets were on sale for the Haven Group today at Sutterton, when Gail Stuart will be talking about her father, Eric Morecambe. Members were informed of the logistics of getting the entries to Hubberts Bridge for the Make, Bake and Show competition. Any member with a query about her entry should contact Chris Clark or Eileen Johnson. There was a request for baubles to be brought to the November meeting, for decorating the WI tree in St Peter and St Paul’s Church Christmas Tree Festival. Gosberton WI will be putting on a display at the flower festival in 2015, and the theme would be ‘All things bright and beautiful’. The lunch group will meet at the Bull Inn, Pinchbeck, at 12.15pm on Tuesday, October 28. Shirley Baxter received her gift for her October birthday. The speaker/demonstrator was Fay Knight from Heckington Windmill. She showed the correct way to knead dough, prove it and bake it. Fay made several styles and flavours of bread which she cooked in special low energy ovens. Most members managed to taste all of the different recipes and agreed that they were very tasty. One lucky raffle winner managed to take home a freshly baked loaf and Rosemary Sneath won the competition for an old kitchen utensil with her runner bean cutter. Next meeting is on November 11 at 7.15pm when Terry Barnatt will be showing slides and talking about ‘A country year’. Please contact secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553, for further information about the WI.

NEXT outing of the Good Companion’s Club is on Tuesday, October 28 to Doncaster. Usual pick ups. There are a few spare seats on the coach. Anyone interested can contact Bryan Waters on 01775 840069.

THERE will be a Fun and Fellowship for the Baptist Church at the home of Des and Rene Curtis, Penny Toft, Windmill Lane, Gosberton Risegate, on Friday, October 31, at 2pm with table games, coffee, tea and cakes.

THE next film show at the Baptist Church is on November 3 at 2pm which will include films of Torbay, Babbacombe Model Village, Dartmouth, Dawlish and Teignmouth and Rutland villages. Cost of £2 includes tea.

 Handful of Harmonies

YOU just can’t keep these ladies from London’s West End! Some of the Spalding group of A Handful of Harmonies, (see picture above) along with 25 other members of the choir, recently sang at Her Majesty’s Theatre. They performed a medley ‘Sweet Talking Guy/One Fine Day’, ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and ‘For Good’ from the musical Wicked.

Their musical director Andrew Clingo is working with them for their next trip which will be to London’s largest theatre, the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane in March.

The choir has recently recorded its first CD and will be singing some of the songs from this at Stamford Arts Centre on December 6. Tickets for ‘An Evening with a Handful of Harmonies’ are available from the box office or via the choir.

Spalding choir meet on Fridays at 1.30pm at Bromley Memorial Hall, Pode Hole, plenty of parking available. New members are welcome to enjoy an afternoon of singing.

Further information is available on the website www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk or you phone Andrew on 01778 345857.


TABLE top sale, in aid of the Royal British Legion women’s section will take place in the community centre on Sunday. Set up 10am, doors open 11am. Tables are £5 and entrance is 20p. For more information phone Les Ward on 01406 425947.

PURE Vinyl (retro disco) is at the Horse and Groom on Saturday, 8.30pm-midnight. Everyone is welcome, it’s free, so bring those boogie shoes and listen to music on real vinyl records.

Holbeach St Marks

REMEMBRANCE Service in the village is on Sunday, November 9,starting at 2.45pm at the war memorial followed by a march into church. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Long Sutton

HOT lunches will be served in the Baptist Church on Friday from 11.30am-1.30pm. All welcome.


FRIENDS of Moulton Mill meet today at the mill, www.moultonwindmill.co.uk

ALL Saints’ Church harvest thanksgiving lunch this Friday is at 7 West Cobgate, noon-2pm.

Moulton Chapel

THE Tulip Time pumpkin party is on Saturday at Moulton Chapel Youth and Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. The tickets are priced at £5 per person or family ticket £15 (two adults and up to three children). A filled jacket potato supper is included in the price and there will be a disco for entertainment and a licensed bar. Also a competition will be held, and prizes given for the best fancy dress and carved pumpkin. Tickets are obtainable by telephoning Jenny on 01406 380551.

MONTHLY coffee morning and sale at the Methodist Church is on Saturday, 10am-noon. There will be an opportunity to buy home made cakes, books, puzzles, craft items, cards and local produce.


SIX new members were welcomed to the Rippingale and District Women’s Institute October meeting. Lincolnshire South Federation Choir gave a rendition of songs prior to the county heats in Ilkley. Zoe Tant demonstrated the art of making Christmas cards using stamps and members were able to make their own. An appeal was made for someone to take over the Poppy Appeal collection in Rippingale during October 25 to November 8. Posters are being delivered to local the doctors’ surgery regarding organ donations. November meeting will be ‘Jewels in the crown’ by Crown Jewellers. For further information please contact Rebecca on 01778 440411 or e-mail


Whaplode Drove

PLAYING Field Association Social Club annual meeting is on Friday, November 14, at 8pm. For more information phone 01406 330315.

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