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SATURDAY Strollers will be doing a favourite walk from Northborough and around the Nine Bridges area on Saturday. The walk is around five miles. Meet at the former St Guthlac School at 10.25am to share transport if required. Bring a picnic lunch. Please be aware that some walks may be muddy.


DON’T forget the Dickensian fair this Sunday, 10am -4pm at Thomas Cowley High School.

TURKEY and tinsel Sunday lunch will be served at the church hall on Sunday, December 2, 12.30pm, £10. Bookings to Jane Stanley on 01775 821515.

Gedney Drove End

]HRISTMAS fayre in the village hall on Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.

Gedney Hill

HOLY Trinity and St Polycarp’s Churches harvest supper and sale raised £711, including donations and the recent race night at the Memorial Hall posted a result of £712. Thanks to all who attended.

THIS Saturday is the Christmas bazaar in the Memorial Hall, 11am-3pm. There will be stalls, games pampering room and lunches served.


ST Peter and St Paul’s Church flower festival 2013 is being held from April 27 to May 6. Booking forms for refreshments are now available. By booking a meal ahead, tables for the booked party will be reserved and the main course served at the table. Payment is made in advance. Teas can also be booked. Party organisers are asked to pre-book with Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585 or email deborah.reynolds90@ hotmail.co.uk. Refreshments will be served from 10am to 5pm (catering closes at 4pm on the last day). For bookings and enquiries on prices contact Debbie at 61 Salem Street, Gosberton or phone or email or complete the booking form online. The church is short of helpers for the festival. Help is required with refreshments, selling raffle tickets, plants, bric-a-brac, books, cakes, meet and greet and cleaning. Again a form can be found on line to fill in and submit.

THE Rev Paul Hardingham thanks all those who took part in the Ride and Stride. Money raised amounted to £105 from Gosberton parish; £45 from the Quadring parish and £291.60 from the Clough and Risegate parish. Each church keeps half of what it has raised and the remaining half goes to the Lincolnshire Churches Trust. Special thanks were given to Brian Tidswell who this year braved the Lincolnshire Wolds, and also to those who welcomed and provided refreshments to the riders and striders.

THE recent autumn fair at Gosberton House Care Home raised £886.35 which has been sharewd between the resident’s comforts fund, the local Multiple Sclerosis Society, Gosberton Patient Link and the local Parkinsons Society.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship afternoon tomorrow, 2-4pm with table games and refreshments.

AS a thank you to those who have attended the Gosberton Baptist film show group during the year, the group is giving a party on Monday, December 3, at 2pm. The afternoon will begin with a programme of songs and monologues by U3A followed by a Christmas buffet tea.

DON’T forget the Christmas fair on Tuesday at Lorna Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, 10am-noon.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church is having a Christmas fair on Saturday, December 1, from 1.30pm. There will be a cake stall, tombola, games and refreshments.

MESSY Church is at the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church on Friday, December 7 at 3.30pm.

IN the first quarter of the Friends of St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Easy Fundraising a cheque for £15.76 has been received. The group is also printing calendars and tea towels of the church, both £5 each plus postage and packing. Interested, then contact 01775 714918.

It is easy to raise money for the church without it costing a penny. Just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/fostgsth to register. Once registered click on the ‘find and remind toolbar’ on the home page and that has raised 50p. Shopping with Amazon, Argos, M&S, Tesco, Ebay and over 2,000 other retailers means they give money to the church and it does not cost you a penny!


ALL Saints Mothers’ Union is collecting essential items for the Women’s Refuge. Their immediate needs are toiletries such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, towels, toilet rolls and also non-perishable food eg tinned meat, tinned vegetables, pasta, breakfast cereals. Funds are very low at the moment so many basic items will be appreciated. Please take gifts to church this Saturday and Sunday between 10am and noon.

THE 1st Holbeach Girl Guides meet on Mondays, 6.30–8pm. Call 0800 1 69 59 01 or visit www.girlguiding.org.uk/join for further details.


THERE will be cash bingo and prize raffle in Lutton Village Hall on Tuesday. Eyes down 7.30pm. Refreshments available or bring a bottle.


SPALDING Ramblers will be leading a walk of approximately ten miles on Sunday. It will start from the car park in Wharf Road, Stamford at 10.30am. More details available on 01406 540343.

NOVEMBER is recognised as Remembrance time, and for the Spalding and South Lincs Western Front Association the branch is continuing to commemorate ‘Remembrance’ at its November meeting. The speaker will be Tony Stubbs, a member and local and national speaker of repute. Tony travels many miles each year, not only giving talks, but visiting memorials and gathering information on war memorials in towns and villages throughout the British Isles. Tony’s talk will tell the story of how the Crosby Angel memorial came to be, the dedicated work of the headmaster and pupils during the first world war, as well as the stories behind many more local Lincolnshire war memorials. Everyone is welcome to the meeting at Fulney Parish Church Hall today at 7.30pm.

THERE is a Christmas flower demonstration by Wendy Goodliff at Broad Street Methodist church on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, including light refreshments, from Barbara Howard (01775 769438) or Rose Robinson (01406 381134). The church is holding its annual Christmas tree festival and fayre on December 1 and 8, 10am-3pm and will be beautifully decorated. Homemade cakes and preserves, crafts, plants, gifts and Fairtrade will be on sale in the hall. Refreshments, including light lunches, at reasonable prices, will be available. For quiz lovers a new Celia Clear Quiz is available at Tuesday coffee mornings (10am-noon) or at the Christmas fayre.