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From Cowbit to Pinchbeck


MESSY Church for Mothering Sunday is next Friday, 3.15pm in the village hall. Further details from Mary Haresign on 01406 380795.


DO you have any news of events taking place in Crowland? Email the details to denise.vickers@jpress.co.uk for inclusion in this column.


LATEST whist drive winners are R Lowth, R Northern, N Sharpe, B Moore; partner, B Moore and B Hall, T Kane and C Kane; donkey derby, B Bottomley. MC was Jean Thompson.

SOLO winners on March 18 were E Wyer, B Robinson, M Robinson; lucky score, L Wyer; donkey derby, M Jennings. MC was Barbara Hall.


GOSBERTON Bowls and Snooker Club annual meeting followed by a bowls meeting takes place on Wednesday, April 9 at 7pm in the club room. Anyone interested in bowls or snooker is invited to the meeting. The season starts at the end of April. For more information contact either Denis Wilkinson on 01775 840974 or Stan Cousins on 01775 750096.

TWENTY nine people enjoyed a film show at the Baptist Church on Monday watching films of St Annes-on-Sea and the 2013 Flower Parade floats. Sandwiches for the tea were supplied by Betty Wilson and cakes by June Monk, Marlene Twelftree and Phyllis Baxter. Helpers were Yvonne Cropley, Tessa Chapman, Marlene Twelftree, Gill Adlard, Phyllis Baxter, the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton, David Twelftree and Maurice Adlard.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on Friday, April 4, Field Close 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue, 11.05am-noon.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

MEMBERS of the Silver Link Club enjoyed a friendly afternoon on Wednesday. Tina Sandall informed the meeting of the sad news of the death of founder member, May Balderson. Members played bingo with Mrs Sandall as caller, and members also played donkey derby. A raffle was organised by Joan Howard.


HERE-4-U is at the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road next Monday, March 31, from 10am. Morning speakers will be Edward Richardson of Crowland, a writer on health matters, and Paralympic champion Sally Reddin on drug detection. Sue’s gentle exercises as usual at 2pm. All welcome. Free admission, tea, coffee.

Holbeach Bank

THE recent school jumble sale raised £163, thanks to all who supported it. All leftover textiles went into the clothing bank situated in the school car park and the remaining adult books went to the dementia group and the bric-a-brac went to the Chosen charity shop in Holbeach. The next event will be an Easter bingo at the school on. Doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7pm. There will be an opportunity to win a meal for two at the Bulls Neck, Penny Hill. All welcome.

HOLBEACH Bank Football Club is holding a fundraising retro disco night with Pure Vinyl this Saturday at Holbeach Services Club, 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 on the door.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church is serving hot lunches this Friday, 11am-1.30pm to which everyone is welcome.


THE annual spring fayre is this Saturday at the community centre, 10am-1pm. Various stalls will include new goods, school uniform and sportswear, cushions, paintings and handmade items; raffle and refreshments.

ALL Saints’ Church flower festival with the theme ‘the wonderful world of colour’, starts on April 26 until May 5. There will be stalls selling plants, china and crafts and refreshments will be available. On Sunday, May 4, there will be Songs of Praise at 6.30pm. For further information phone 01406 370805.

Moulton Chapel

ST James Church is holding a flower demonstration by Pat Ashley on Monday, March 31 at 7pm. Entry is £5 including refreshments.

COFFEE morning and big book sale takes place in the Methodist Church on Saturday, 10am-noon. Go along and find some bargain books, enjoy a cuppa and take your friends. Stalls will include local produce, cakes, puzzles, craft items and children’s books.

Moulton Seas End

VILLAGE hall annual meeting is on Friday at 7pm in the hall. If no new members come forward closure of the hall will have to be considered. If you would like to know more about becoming a committee member phone 01406 370386 or 01406 370243.


TEA4U next Tuesday, April 1, is at 2.30pm. Fun and easy Easter craft followed by tea and cake, free, in the Baptist Church Hall.

BAPTIST Church spring fayre is this Saturday, noon-4pm, with lunches noon to 1.30pm and light refreshments 1.30-4pm. Stalls will include crafts, cakes, games, books and more.

LADY Day Communion Service is today at 2pm at St Mary’s Church, organised my the Mothers’ Union with a faith tea to follow.
LENT lunches are being served at St Mary’s Church Hall on Saturday, noon to 1.15pm. Cost £4.
THIS Saturday Voices Unplugged, with guests Splinter and Jessica Barnes on cello will perform at St Mary’s Church at 7pm. Tickets are £6 on the door including refreshments, or phone Kate on 01775 420953 for information and reservations.

Everyone is welcome to all these events.

South Holland Local History Group

SOUTH Holland Local History Group meets on Friday at 7.30pm in St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding, when speaker will be Geoff Lee on wildlife in Lincolnshire. Admission is £2 and refreshments are available.