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SATURDAY Strollers will be doing a walk called ‘Landy Green Way’ that starts in Ferry meadows on Saturday January 4th. It is about 6 miles, so please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Meet at the former St Guthlacs School at 10.25am, and bring a picnic lunch.

WASTE Freighters will be at The Groundsmen’s Shed, Snowden Field on Saturday 11th January from 8.00am until 11.00am. One takes household waste, and the second takes green waste for composting (no plastic bags please).

CROWLAND Women’s Institute will meet on Tuesday 14th January at 7.15pm in The British Legion Hall. The competition is for a Photograph of Natures Beauty.

SATURDAY Strollers will be walking around Thornhaugh on Saturday January 18th. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather conditions. Meet at the former St Guthlac’s School at 10.25am and bring a picnic lunch.


On Sunday Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s church have a Christingle Service at 4pm.

Gosberton Methodist Ladies Circle meet in the methodist church on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm when the subject will be “Transportation to the Colonies”. Cost is £3 per meeting.

Gosberton Women’s Institute’s meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 7.15pm in Gosberton Public Hall sees a talk by Miriam Carette on Katherine and the Prince, a Royal Love Story. The competition is for a Royal Souvenir and there will be a bring and buy stall.

The mobile library is in Gosberton on Friday, January 10 at Field Close from 10am to 11am and then to Godfrey Ave from 11.05am to noon.

Lincolnshire Police have a surgery in the Gosberton church hall on January 13, from 10am to noon.

Gosberton Clough methodist has a Plough service on Sunday, January 12 at 3pm followed by a Ploughman’s tea.


Pinchbeck Photographic Group have local lecturer Tony Boughen of Bicker to open their new season of events on Thursday, January 9.

Tony will be giving an illustrated talk on ‘Flower Photography’, in which he encourages us to elevate flowers in photography to the level of importance they achieved in painting.

He looks at a number of ways of approaching cultivated and wild flowers as well as indoor plants, considering also composition, colour, the use of black and white, context and backgrounds. He also considers computer manipulation in his images. The group meets in the Pavilion at Pinchbeck East Primary School, which is located at the end of Fennell Road, just off Rose Lane. Meetings begin at 7.30pm and casual visitors are most welcome for a small entrance fee of £3.

Full membership is also available.


The South Lincs United Chorale has raised £850 for the Childrens’ Cancer Charity CLIC Sargent through its concerts held at Holbeach Methodist Church and also Spalding United Reformed Church. The Chorale delighted the audiences with its enthusiasm and musical excellence in the programme of both traditional and less well-known pieces. There was plenty of audience participation too and also laughter from conductor Malcolm Grief’s anecdotes between items. Musical interludes were provided by Gedney Church End and Lutton St Nicholas Primary Schools at Holbeach and by teenage brother and sister duo Joshua and Naomi Baldwin at Spalding.