District news: Crowland to West Pinchbeck

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


MONDAY evening walk will be the final walk of the summer, and will be at Deeping Lakes. Please meet at the former St Guthlac School by 6.25pm to share transport.

WOMEN’S Institute will meet on Tuesday at 7.15pm in the Royal British Legion Hall for its harvest supper and social. The competition is ‘An old tune with new words’.

CROWLAND Wildlife Group is holding a DIY moth spotting evening next Wednesday at 7.30pm onwards at the wildlife pond. Open to everyone. Strings soaked in attractive-to-moths ingredients will be hung in the trees and lights should attract various moths. If anyone has a bat detector, please bring it along.

Gedney Dyke

BINGO will be held in the village hall on the following Wednesdays, September 11, 18 and 25. Eyes down at 7.30pm. All welcome.


IT is hoped that many people will go along to an open meeting of the Women’s Institute next Tuesday at 7.15pm in the Public Hall.

There will be a demonstration on floral art by Pamela Driscoll. Cost is £3 which is payable on the door and includes light refreshments. There is a raffle and a stall.

THE Public Hall is the venue for the Haven Group of Women’s Institutes on October 22 at 7.30pm when there is an evening with Doreen Reed. Doreen will entertain with her poems and tales of every day life. There will be the WI stall, raffle and refreshments. Tickets £3 each. For more information contact Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553.

BAPTIST Church has sent another hamper of groceries to the Spalding Agape Food Bank. If anyone in the Gosberton area would like to donate towards this, there is a box in the church vestibule collecting UHT and dried milk, squash, pasta sauces, sponge puddings, custard and instant whip, cereals, jam, biscuits, instant mashed potatoes and basic pot noodles.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police will be in the church hall on September 18, 10am-noon.

DON’T forget to visit the Gosberton community web site on www.gosberton.org and pass on your thoughts. Do you think that it could be changed in any way, ie colour, design, content? If so, email debbie@gosberton.org with your comments.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Friends of St Gilbert and St Hugh’s had a successful Bateman’s valuation day and raised £270. Thanks to all who supported it. Calendars will soon be on sale, and tea towels and key rings are still available, making lovely gifts for Christmas. For more information phone 01775 714819.


GOLDEN Oldies Disco Nite for the over 18s is back by popular demand at the United Services Club in Holbeach on Saturday. The night will be rocking to the music of Nick Gratton’s Treble Nine Road Show as the sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s set the mood for dancing. Fancy dress is optional but prizes for the best turned out as usual. Doors open at 7.30pm until late. Admission is free to club members and £2 for non members. For more details phone 01406 423134.

SPALDING Guardian reporter Winston Brown will be at Toto Shoes in Holbeach today from 9.30am to 1pm. If you’ve got a story for us or would like to request that a photographer attends your event, why not pop in and see Winston?

Holbeach St Johns

THIS Saturday the church will be holding a gift day from 10am to 4pm. Come along and see the history of the church from its consecration in 1840 to the present. Several photographs of the village past and present will be on view. Light refreshments will be available.

Holbeach St Marks

TO celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of Holbeach St Marks play area and the awarding of a £9,785 lottery grant, a free fun open day is taking place at the village hall this Saturday,11am-3pm. Attractions include free ice creams for children, bouncy castle, land train, craft stalls, barbecue, refreshments, funfair and dog show.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church Girls’ Brigade starts on Monday at 6pm for girls aged five plus and 7.30pm for girls 11 plus. Phone 01406 424467 for more details.

ROYAL British Legion women’s section has lunch at the Golden Lion, Moulton Seas End on Thursday, September 12, noon for 12.30pm.


A CRAFT fair at Moulton Mill is on Sunday, September 15 when there will be various stalls selling hand crafted items. Free admission and parking. Refreshments. Disabled access.

MOULTON Windmill Project annual meeting is on Thursday, September 26 at 7.30pm at Moulton Mill at 7.30pm. 


NICHOLAS Martin, who made his name at Turners in Northampton, will be playing the cinema organs at the Burtey Fen Collection on Sunday, September 15 at 2.30pm. Tickets are £8 and include refreshments. Call 01775 766081 for more information.


SPALDING Cactus and Succulent Society meets at Moulton Community Centre on Friday, September 20 at 7pm when the talk will be on succulent plants of South Africa in their habitat and cultivation. Free admission and refreshments. For more information visit www.spalding.bcss.org.ukor phone Ron Wood on 01775 750324.

ST Thomas’s Road Methodist Church has a table top sale on October 19, 10am-noon. Tables are £5, pre-book only. Contact 01775 768998.

BROAD Street Methodist Church is holding a coffee morning with snack lunches this Saturday, 10am-1pm. Fairtrade, cakes, books and jigsaw puzzles will be on sale. The 9am informal worship will resume on Sunday.

ST Thomas’s Road Methodist Church celebrates its harvest festival on Sunday at 10.30am and at 6pm. Everyone is welcome to attend these services. The church will also be holding a coffee morning, with cake stall and snack lunches, 10am–1pm at its sister church in Broad Street on Saturday, September 28. Proceeds will be for the organ repair fund. Looking ahead, on October 19 there will be a table top sale at St Thomas’s Road. Cost of a table is £5 and needs to be booked in advance by calling Gill on 01775 768998.

Spalding Ramblers

SPALDING Ramblers walk this Sunday will start in the lovely Lincolnshire resort town of Woodhall Spa. Meet in Coronation Road, adjacent to the Kinema in the Woods for a 10am start. Further details from the walk leaders on 01406 373384.


SURFLEET Ladybirds are thrilled to have Tony King talking and showing slides at the meeting on Tuesday. Tony will talk about his walking holiday from John O’Groats to Lands End. The Ladybirds meet at 7.30pm in the Fraiser Room next to the church. Guests are welcome to go along to hear Tony who is a popular and entertaining speaker, admission 75p.

Sutton Bridge

SPALDING Guardian reporter Lynne Harrison will be at the Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge from 10am-4pm tomorrow.Why not pop in and see her with your news or to request that a photographer attends your event?

Welland Seniors’ Forum

THE next meeting of the forum will be Tuesday, September 17, at 2pm at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, and will also be the AGM. Speaker will be Ernie Hall who will give a slideshow and talk on Rutland. Refreshments will be available and a raffle will help the forum’s costs. Any enquiries phone 01775 711427.

West Pinchbeck

THIS Saturday is village show day. Entries will be taken at the village hall, Six House Bank, between 9.30am and noon. The show opens for viewing at 3.30pm, when there will also be refreshments available, a raffle, tombola and bottle draw. Prizes will be presented at 4.30pm. For a schedule or any queries contact Anne on 01775 640200 or Wendy on 01775 640296. Please continue to support this village event.

WEST Pinchbeck Church Ladies meet in the village hall on Monday, September 16, at 7.30pm, when Tony King will be talking about his time as an Olympic volunteer. Members £1, visitors, ladies and gentlemen, £2.50 including refreshments.

If you would like to see your news included on our District News page, contact Denise Vickers on 01775 765400 or email her at denise.vickers@jpress.co.uk.