District news: Cowbit to Spalding

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COWBIT Ladies meet tomorrow in the village hall between 7.15pm and 7.30pm.The speaker is Mr Bailey who will talk about the history of Heckington Mill. Visitors welcome.

ON Friday, September 27 in the village hall there will be a coffee morning and afternoon from 11am to 3pm in aid of the Macmillan Fund. This event is being organised by Kay Ismail. If anyone would like to donate a raffle prize it would be appreciated.


CROWLAND Cancer Fund Committee held a dance at Crowland British Legion Hall on Saturday, August 31, and raised £737.50. Many thanks to everyone who helped and donated raffle prizes.


DONINGTON in Bloom has done it again – won gold, four years in a row. Very many congratulations to everyone who weeded, planted and had the mammoth task of watering, and the village looked absolutely beautiful as always due to the very hard work of all involved. Flinders Founders also got the highest award for It’s Your Neighbourhood and have been nominated for the national It’s Your Neighbourhood award. So congratulations to them and good luck to them.


THE new bingo season at the Victory Hall starts on Thursday. Eyes down 7.30pm. Sessions are every third Thursday of the month. Refreshments available. Contact 01406 363318.


GOSBERTON Churches Together Tuesday fellowship takes place in the Methodist Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.

SUNDAY is afternoon tea and hymns at the Gosberton Methodist Church at 4pm. For more information contact John or Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

GOSBERTON Methodists have a communion service on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Methodist harvest festival is on Sunday, September 29 at 3pm followed by tea. The harvest continues on Monday, September 30, at 7pm with a harvest supper and sale. Tickets for the supper are £3.50 from Belinda Taylor or Celia Hearth.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police will be at Gosberton church hall tomorrow from 10am to noon.

POSTAGE stamps are being collected for the work of St Barnabas. A border needs to be cut round the stamp and they can then be left in a tub at the back of Gosberton Parish Church or handed in at the Quadring Post Office.

ON Saturday at 7.30pm the Banovallum Brass Band will present a concert to mark the 75th anniversary of the Gosberton and District Royal British Legion. It will be held in the Quadring church hall. Tickets are available from Gene Waterfall on 01775 840519 or 750491 or Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585. Donations of raffle prizes will be welcome. All proceeds to Gosberton RBL.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship afternoon on Friday, September 28 from 2pm to 4pm with table games and coffee, tea and cakes. All welcome

THE mobile library will be in Gosberton on Friday at Field Close from 10am to 11am and then to Godfrey Ave from 11.05am to noon.

GOSBERTON Baptist Church is taking part in the Back to Church Sunday on Sunday, September 29 at 10.30am. All visitors welcome.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church has a craft club each Monday from 7pm to 9pm. Cost £1.50

ON Wednesday Keep Fit is held in the Risegate Chapel at 7.15pm. £1 per evening.

GOSBERTON Risegate Silver Link Club meets in the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church on alternative Wednesdays at 2pm for the over 60s. Anyone attending any of these events should contact Sheila Lee on 01775 840836


THE annual Fenland Working Weekend event is being held on the coming weekend of September 21st and 22nd in the field off Damgate Road in Holbeach and is open to both working and static farm machinery displays with the attraction of enthusiasts being able to plough in the designated fields close by. There will be both trade and refreshment stands with free admission to spectators with the usual small donation asked of those wishing to take part in the ploughing section. Further details or anybody wishing to book in can be obtained from Andrew French on 07720 940559 or Alan Thorpe on 07720 705158.


ON Thursday, Pinchbeck Photographic Group presents a digital projection “Mainly Kintyre” by Robert Sanders. This talk is about the landscape, geology, towns, villages, some history and some wildlife. Also a visit to the island of Gigha, a small island off the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland. All future meetings will be held at Pinchbeck East Primary School, Fennell Road. Turn opposite St.Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck, into Rose Lane, second right into Fennell Road and then continue straight to the end of the road. 7.30pm start, admission £3 for non-members. All welcome.


RIPPINGALE WI has organised a trip to ‘Behind the Scenes’ at the Royal Opera House for the beginning of October. The speaker for the October meeting will be Dorothy Wood, a mature student in garden design, her topic, ‘From Bus Pass to Student Card’. For further information contact Rebecca Main on rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk or 01778 440411


BROAD Street Methodist Church is celebrating its harvest festival and back to church Sunday at the weekend. There is a fayre on Saturday from 10am to 2pm with refreshments, various stalls and activities for children with a theme of Dare to be a Daniel. On Sunday there is a joint harvest festival and back to church service at 10am. Harvest gifts are again for the Agape Food Bank and can be bought to the church on Saturday and Sunday.

Spalding Cactus and Succulent Society

THE society meets at Moulton Community Centre from 7pm-10pm on the third Friday every month with a programme of talks about plants, environment and wildlife. Everyone welcome. Free admission and refreshments. This Friday’s meeting will focus on succulent plants of South Africa

in habitat and their cultivation. Visit www.spalding.bcss.org.uk or call Ron Wood on 01775 750324 for further details.

Spalding Probus Club

THE president announced that the next meeting on October 5 will be the ladies’ day luncheon at the South Holland Centre, 12pm for 12.30pm. The entertainment will be provided by Retrospekt.