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CHANGE OVER:  Newly-elected president of the Ladies Probus Club of Spalding  Valerie Wright is pictured being congratulated by outgoing president Sheila Taylor.
CHANGE OVER: Newly-elected president of the Ladies Probus Club of Spalding Valerie Wright is pictured being congratulated by outgoing president Sheila Taylor.
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From Deeping St Nicholas to Whaplode Drove

Deeping St 

PRIZE bingo is tomorrow in the Methodist Chapel at 7pm.


WE recently reported on the Fun in the Park day and said it was organised and run by Flinders Founders. In fact it was organised and run by the Donington IDEA group. Flinders Founders and IDEA both do great work around the village and we apologise for this error.

MC a the recent solo drive was Jean Thompson. Winners were Mary Jennings, Eric Wyer, Marion Robinson; lucky score, Bryan Robinson; donkey derby, Edgar Bettinson. Raffle winners were Mary Jennings and Bryan Robinson.

WHIST drive winners on June 11 were Lynn Wyer, Rita Northern, Barbara Hall, Bill Moore, Tim Kane, Brian Bothamley; partner, Bill Moore, Barbara Hall, Norman Sharpe, Arthur Heppinstall; donkey derby, Lynn Wyer. Raffle winners were Jean Thompson, Barbara Hall and Ron Lowth.


BINGO today at the Victory Hall is at 7.30pm. Refreshments available, all welcome.


A coach party of members and friends of the Gosberton Good Companion’s Club enjoyed a mystery tour last week. Stopping for a coffee break at a garden centre near to Bury St Edmunds, they toured Suffolk, through many pretty villages with the pink houses that are local to that area, finishing up at the lovely resort of Aldeburgh for lunch and a look round. The outing was organised by Les White. Bryan Waters thanked all for supporting the trip.

GOSBERTON Rainbow Playgroup is having a fashion show on Tuesday, June 24, in the Methodist Chapel at 7.30pm. It will be given by Lincs Fashions of Heckington, cost is £3.

GOSBERTON Ladies Circle held its annual meeting in the Methodist Church on Wednesday presided over by Belinda Taylor. Arrangements were made for next year’s programme which had been organised by Michelle Smith. Officers elected were chairman, Belinda Taylor; secretary, Michelle Smith; treasurer, Kay Baker. Members looked at photographs of old Gosberton kindly loaned by Les Houldershaw, before enjoying a buffet supper. The group now takes a summer break, resuming in September.

A free barbecue is to be put on for all who helped at the recent flower and craft festival at St Peter ad St Paul’s Church and also to the sponsors. It will be held in Gosberton on Saturday, August 30. Those who would like to attend are asked to contact the vicarage with numbers for catering purposes.

PEOPLE in Gosberton and district are invited to attend a day course on painting on ‘The Pagan and profane’, an introduction to mythological subjects in painting in Thurlby Church Hall, 10am-3.15pm on Saturday, July 12. Please take your own food. Drinks will be provided. Cost is £20. For more details contact the Rev Canon Janet Beadle, vicar of the Ness Group.

THE next afternoon tea at the Methodist Church is on Sunday at 4pm. Afternoon tea and favourite hymns. For more information contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

THE Methodists are having a children’s service on Sunday, June 29 at 10.30am. The service will be very child friendly. Please come along with or without children.

THE Gosberton Academy and PTFA School fete is on Thursday, July 3, 3.15-5.30pm, in the school grounds. All welcome.

MESSY Church takes place in the church hall tomorrow, 3.30-6pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission. Donations welcome.

Gosberton Clough and 

ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s annual garden fete is on Saturday, July 5 at 3pm at Riseholm Farm, Gosberton Risegate. There will be all the traditional stalls and competitions, a steam engine and music from the Ukulele Band. Teas and refreshments will be served in the garden. Raffle prizes, cakes, etc, would be gratefully received. For more information contact Brian and Jane Tidswell on 01775 840260.

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodists are having a garden fete on Saturday, June 28, at the home of Jane and Tony Harrison, 24 Siltside, Gosbeton Risegate, 2-4pm. Proceeds will be split between the Risegate Methodist Church and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.

GOSBERTON Churches Together are having a beetle drive at the Gosberton Risegate Duke of York on Thursday, June 26 at 7.30pm; £3 per person. There is a raffle. Money raised will go towards the Gosberton Youth Club.

GOSBERTON Clough Centenary Methodist Church anniversary begins on Saturday, July 5 at 7pm with a service led by Michael Jessop with various items and followed by a strawberry supper.

The celebrations continue on Sunday, July 6, with the anniversary service at 2.30pm when the preacher will be the Rev Tony Barnes (Swindon) a former student at Wesley College who preached at the Clough in the late 1960s. This will be followed by tea.


MEGA bingo is on Saturday in the Women’s Institute Hall. Doors open at 1pm for eyes down at 2pm.

HERE-4-U next meeting is on Monday, June 30, 10am-4pm at the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road, Holbeach. Morning talk about home support. Afternoon exercises/entertainment with Brian Taylor and Jackie (Sue’s on holiday). All welcome, especially dementia carers and sufferers. Free admission, cuppas and bikkies.

HOLBEACH Primary School, Boston Road, has a summer fayre on Saturday, 11am-4pm, with a ‘street party’ theme. Activities will include a tug of war, tractor and trailer rides, games and plenty of entertainment. There is also a fancy dress competition.

HOLBEACH Library has a free event tomorrow, 1.30-6pm and Saturday, 10am-1pm. ‘A journey to the centre of your heart’ by Eric MacLennan, is a small trip filled with adventure.

For more details email TransportedRosie@litc.org.uk or phone Rosie on 07747 271820.

Holbeach Drove

THERE will be another Sankey Evening in the Methodist Chapel at 7pm on Friday, July 4. Come and join in singing the old hymns and enjoy the fellowship.

Long Sutton

ROYAL British Legion women’s section members will enjoy a strawberry tea on Saturday at Tattershall Village Hall. Today the group will meet at Wimberley Hall Farm Shop for coffee and cake at 2pm.


TEDDY parachuting takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Moulton Mill., 10am-4pm each day. Cost is £2 each teddy; bring your own parachute (carrier bag and string).

MIDSUMMER frolic at the mill will be a relaxing evening tomorrow (6.30pm) for everyone to enjoy with a barbecue and music. Tickets are £7.50 available from the mill.

Sutton Bridge

ST Matthew’s Church has a strawberry tea this Sunday, 3-5pm. There will be games and a raffle. Tickets are £5 from wardens.

Moulton Chapel

THE Tulip time Committee is holding its annual meeting on Monday at 7.30 at the Moulton Chapel Youth and Community Centre. All welcome to attend.

MOULTON Chapel Youth and Community Centre and Friends of the School are hosting a fashion show by Lincolnshire Fashions on Thursday, June 26 at 7.30pm at the Community Centre, Woodgate Road. Brands and high street names at reduced cost; perfect and no seconds. Entrance £2 on the door.


South Lincolnshire Astronomical and Geophysical Society has the inaugural launch of International SUN-day on June 22. Over 100 clubs from more than 20 countries will be celebrating in various ways. SoLAGS will be at Baytree Garden Centre, Weston, all day on Sunday, next to the main entrance, with a selection of telescopes and screens and will show people how to look at the sun safely.

South Lincs 

SOUTH Lincs Quilters is running a coach to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham on August 7. Tickets are £29 for adults, £24 for children aged five to 18 (to be accompanied by an adult) and £28 for guild members. For more information contact Lisa Teague on 01406 426466.


LADIES Probus Club of Spalding and District has recently had its annual meeting when a new president was elected. Valerie Wright takes over from Sheila Taylor, who now becomes immediate past president. The club meets each month on the second Wednesday for lunch and a speaker at the Woodlands Hotel. New members are always welcome and should anyone wish to join they can phone the secretary, Madeleine Grimmett, on 01775 760099.

Pictured: Sheila Taylor handing over the chain of office to new president Valerie Wright.

West Pinchbeck

ST Bartholomew’s CE Primary School summer fair is on Sunday, July 13 from noon. Fun and games, barbecue, refreshments, arena displays, tombolas, fairground rides, ice cream van. Grand raffle being drawn at 3pm.

Whaplode Drove

THIS Saturday is St John the Baptist Patronal Festival gift day. The church will be open 10am-4pm when a variety of crafts from local residents will be on display as well as lunches available in the Church Room 11am-2pm. If you are unable to visit the church, there will be boxes for your gift in both W H Brand’s garage and Four Boys Post Office for the next few weeks.

THE theme for this Sunday’s Get2gether, at 11am in church, will be Working Together in the Community. The children will be busy making a scarecrow to exhibit at the Whaplode Drove Village and Country Fair in July. Please would the children remember to bring a few old items of clothing that may be used to dress the full-sized scarecrow. Anyone of any age is welcome at this informal gathering during which refreshments will be served.