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

From Donington to Whaplode St Catherine


REMEMBRANCE Service is at 10.30am at the parish church on Sunday.

BINGO at the Ruby Hunt Centre is on Friday at 7.30pm.

COFFEE and Chat will be at the church hall on Saturday, 10am-noon.


FLEET Baptist Ladies meet today at 2pm in the Stables Hall when Christine Hasnson, owner of Bookmark, continues her story of her Spalding shop.
ON Remembrance Sunday,there will be a short service at the war memorial at 2pm, wreaths will be laid followed by a service at the Baptist Church at 2.30pm. Members, officials and standard bearers of the Royal British Legion will be in attendance.

Gedney Drove End

REMEMBRANCE Service will take place at Christ Church, Dawsmere on Sunday at 10am. The Royal British Legion will muster at the junction of Dawsmere Bank and Church Street at 9.30am and will parade to the church. Long Sutton Civic Society will exhibit memorabilia from World War One in church and the collection will be for the Poppy Appeal. All are invited to stay for refreshments after the service.

ROYAL British Legion annual meeting will take place at Christ Church, Dawsmere today at 7pm. All management committee roles will be up for election. Please contact chairman Rob Mitchell on 01406 559612.

MONTHLY bingo will take place at the village hall tomorrow. Doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm.


THE race night and sausage and mash supper for the Gosberton Bowls and Snooker Club was a success and well attended. Tom Mehew operated the projector and local butcher Trevor Sharpe supplied the sausage and mash supper. Thanks to all supporters, especially the sponsors, and those who contributed to a large raffle. Due to its success, it was decided to make it an annual event.

GOSBERTON House Care Home is having an autumn charity fayre at the home on Saturday starting at 2.30pm. All welcome.

THE annual churchyard working party clearing morning at St Peter and St Paul’s Church is on Saturday from 9.30am onwards, or turn up when you can. Refreshments will be provided. There will also be interior church cleaning on the same morning. If anyone can come for just an hour or so they will be welcome.

THERE will be a meeting of the trustees of the Public Hall in the hall on Friday at 7.30pm.

NEXT ‘Open Book’ at the Baptist Church is on Saturday. The church opens at 9.30am for morning coffee followed by a talk at 10am when the theme will be ‘Weakness ansd poorer of God’s people’.

ROYAL British Legion Remembrance Services begin with a service at the Gosberton Risegate war memorial at 2pm. This is followed by a service at Gosberton memorial at 2.30pm and then a service at Gosberton’s St Peter and St Paul’s Church at 3pm. On Tuesday, November 11, a service will be held at the Gosberton memorial.

THERE is a Christmas coffee morning at the Methodist Church on Saturday, 10am-12.30pm.


MEGA bingo is being held in the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road, this Saturday. Doors open at 1pm for eyes down at 2pm. There will also be a presentation to the Air Ambulance of funds previously raised.

Long Sutton

THE Baptist Church is having a craft fayre on Friday, 9am-1pm.

WOMEN’S Institute held its annual harvest supper on October 21 at the Conservative Club. Members and guests enjoyed a meal, and afterwards were entertained by Travis, a raffle was also held. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 18, at 7pm, with a talk and demonstration on Party Lites. New members always welcome.


ON Friday there will be a cake and produce stall at St Mary’s Church Hall, Long Sutton, from 9.30am to 11.30am. Money raised will go to the ongoing restoration of Lutton’s St Nicholas Church.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Club will meet at the Methodist Chapel on Thursday at 2pm for an open meeting when all are welcome. A representative from Edinburgh Woollen Mill will be showing a wide variety of ladies clothes from this season’s collection, also Christmas hampers and gifts will be available to purchase. The Christmas fair for the benefit of the chapel with stalls, raffle, competitions and refreshments will be held at St Mary’s Church Hall in Long Sutton on Saturday, 10am-noon.

Moulton Chapel

SWINESHEAD Silver Band will be in concert at the Methodist Church on Friday. Admission is £5 (including refreshments). Everyone is invited to an evening to suit all tastes. More information on 01406 381257.

Moulton Seas End

THERE will be an Act of Remembrance on Sunday at the village cenotaph, meeting at the memorial at 10.45am for the Act and then retiring to the village hall for refreshments after the placing of wreaths and crosses. There will be an area in the hall for anyone with memorabilia which they may wish to share, including a display by Mr Chris Chandler of the village. It would be a great idea if villagers could make an extra special effort in light of the many local personnel that lost their lives defending our country in conflicts all around the world, especially as this is the centenary year of World War One.


THE Remembrance Service at the parish church is at 3pm on Sunday.


SPALDING and District Flower Lovers’ Club meets at the Grammar School tomorrow at 7.15pm with national demonstrator Tracey Griffin.

EVERYBODY is welcome to the Remembrance parade on Sunday, starting with the parade of veterans and all youth organisation from the town centre. Assembling at 10am ready to march off at 10.15am to the war memorial in Ayscoughfee gardens, where a service and wreath laying will take place followed by a return parade back to the town centre for the march pass and dismiss.

PROBUS Club of Spalding held its annual ladies day luncheon at Springfields Exhibition Centre recently. Everyone was welcomed by the vice president, John Heron, in the absence of the president. Each lady was presented with a single red rose on arrival. Invited guests were from the Ladies Club of Spalding, president Valerie Wright and her husband David and from the Springfields Probus Club John Belcher. John Heron gave a resume of the history of Probus after which Peter Grimmett proposed the toast to the ladies. Valerie Wright responded on behalf of the ladies. Entertainment was provided by Stephen Ward, Road Works Raconteur. He regaled the audience with humorous rhetoric based on his past experience as a comedy writer/performer and over a decade spent as a traffic management surveyor for the UK’s largest road traffic management provider. The ‘Cover Girls’ followed and they sang and entertained with a host of nostalgic songs from the 40s. The next meeting is at South Holland Centre, as usual, tomorrow, when the speaker will be Mark Le Sage talking about the Rightside Trust. For more information on the club phone 01775 723893.

Whaplode Drove

THE annual fundraising lunches for the Burzitsa Orphanage in Bulgaria, held recently in the Church Room, raised £356. Peter Barnes and his wife Wendy put up a display of photographs and information about the children and how their lives are being transformed by such generous donations. Also Peter told of the ongoing work at the orphanage and thanked everyone for their continued support, help and donations.

REMEMBRANCE Sunday Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church, Gedney Hill at 10.55am. Laying of wreaths at St John the Baptist Church Memorial will take place at approximately 12.15pm.

Whaplode St Catherine

THERE will be the usual bingo in the Memorial Hall tomorrow, open 7pm.

A short Memorial Service on Sunday is at 10.55am followed by light refreshments and time to share experiences and thoughts. For more information phone 01406 540733.