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BOURNE Lincolnshire Family History society has an open day on Saturday at the United Reformed Church Hall, Spalding Road, PE10 9LE, 10am-4pm. Local registers will be available for research and members will be taking along their own resources, which cover a wider area of south Lincolnshire and beyond. Refreshments available. For more information email bournebranch@lincolnshirefhs.org.uk


HEALTH walks are held every Wednesday, meeting at the library at 10.30am for a 10.45am start. The walks are no more than three miles and there are refreshments upon return, all for £1. Further details from Linda Barton on 01733 212687.

CROYLAND Abbey flower festival takes place over the August bank holiday, from Friday, August 24 to Monday, August 27. Open from 10am until 5pm each day except Sunday when it will be open 12.30pm to 5pm. The theme is Songs of Yesteryear. The festival will close with a Songs of Praise service at 7pm on August 27.

East Elloe Probus

NEXT lunch meeting of the Probus Club of East Elloe will take place next Tuesday at the Masonic Hall, Park Lane, Long Sutton, at noon. Guest speaker is June Barton on `Pigsties, privies and old coppers’. The Probus Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month and offers a warm welcome to all 55+ year old retired business and professional men. For further details contact secretary David Cook on 01406 363044.


MUSIC festival, featuring The Indians, is being held this Saturday and Sunday at the Anglia Motel, Fleet. More details from 01406 422766.


LADIES Circle is not meeting in August, but resume on September 13 when the guest will be Olympic torch bearer Amanda Scase. Meetings start at 7.30pm and are £3 per meeting.

LINCOLNSHIRE Police are holding a surgery in the church hall on Wednesday, August 22, 10am-noon. The Community Beat Team for the area are PC Ian Coulson, PCSO Colin Abbotts and PCSO Sally Pusey.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Friends of St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Parish Church now consists of 21 members. Anyone wishing to join is asked to contact Barbara Berridge, of 1 Laxton Gardens, Pinchbeck. To help raise money for the upkeep of the church visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fostgsth to register and every time you shop just go in to ‘retailers’ then choose a retailer and ‘go shopping’. A donation will be made direct to the charity on purchases. There are over 2,000 well known retailers and it doesn’t cost a penny to use this method. There’s also money to be saved with special offers and voucher codes and it will help the church.

Weston Hills

MOBILE library will be in the village hall car park tomorrow, 10.30-11am.


THE 55 Club bingo is this Friday in the village hall, doors open 6pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.