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MICK Rawle, a professional genealogist and member of the Leicestershire and Rutland Family History Society will be giving his talk entitled ‘Travelling tradesmen’ at the July meeting of the Bourne Lincolnshire Family History Society. The meeting will be held at the United Reformed Church Hal, Spalding Road, PE10 9LE today at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). The branch book stall will have available a range of publications by the Lincolnshire Family History Society and also family history research guides published by third parties such as the Society of Genealogists. Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.


LADIES Club meets in the village hall tomorrow at 7.30pm. For more information phone 01406 380247.


TINY Tots has play and lunch tomorrow from 10.30am (lunch 12.30pm) in the community centre. Tickets are £5 from 07546 343128.

SOLO winners on July 8 were Eric Wyer, Edgar Bettinson, Lynn Wyer; lucky score, Bryan Robinson; donkey derby, Eric Wyer. MC was Jean Thompson. Raffle winners were Barbara Hall and Joan Hodgson.

RECENT whist drive winners were Rachel Cope, Arthur Heppinstall, Rita Northern, Bill Moore, Roz Hull, Alan White; partner, Mr N Sharpe and Mr A Heppinstall, Mr B Moore and B Hall; donkey derby, John Collins. Raffle winners were Ron Lowth, Barbara Hall, Norman Sharpe.


FLEET and District Royal British Legion women’s section will have their next meeting in the Stables Hall at Fleet Baptist Church on Tuesday, July 22, at 2pm. All welcome.


IT’S eyes down at 7.30pm for the bingo this Thursday at the Victory Hall. Refreshments available.

Gedney Drove End

A summer disco is being held this Saturday in the village hall, 7.30pm to midnight. Theme of the music will be 70s, 80s, 90s and recent charge music and there will be a barbecue, licensed bar, raffle and games for children. Tickets in advance are adults (16 and over) £3.50, children (up to 15) £2.50, under three free and family ticket (two adults, two children) £10. Tickets on the doors are £4.50, £3.50 and £14 respectively. To book phone J Cain on 01406 550680 or email jjaxydgs04@me.com


GOOD Companions Club has its usual meeting today in the Public Hall at 2pm. On Tuesday, July 22, members take an outing to Sherringham and Bircham Mill. Usual pick ups.

PRESIDENT Christine Clark welcomed members to an informal July meeting of the Women’s Institute at the Public Hall. An invitation had been received from Fulney WI to a ‘swishing’ event on August 22 and Pode Hole WI to their harvest evening on September 2. Members were reminded of the Make, Bake and Show competition later this year and seven members agreed to take part. July birthdays were celebrated by Queenie Dennis, Jenny Pocock and Jean Baker and members sang Happy Birthday to them. No speaker had been booked, so the evening was spent with light-hearted quizzes, card games and unusual renditions of ‘My favourite things’ and Jerusalem. Chris surprised members with a delicious strawberry and cream supper, and a strawberry sponge cake which was enjoyed by all. Prize winners were Sandra Saxby, Jenny Pocock, Delcy Moore, Sue Pengelly, Betty Dakers, Ann Harvey and Eileen Johnson. Betty has arranged for the lunch club to meet at Threekingham on July 29. There is no meeting in August, so the next meeting will be the open meeting on Tuesday, September 9, when George Waugh will be relating ‘A butler’s experiences’. All welcome. Anyone wanting further details may contact secretary, Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553.

THE annual Sea Sunday Service, which involves Gosberton Churches Together and the Glen Group is at Surfleet Reservoir on Sunday at 2pm. All welcome, with or without boats.

Clough and 

GOSBERTON Risegate Silver Link Club met at the Methodist Chapel on Wednesday afternoon. Tina Sandall welcomed the members to an enjoyable afternoon. Bingo was played, followed by cake, biscuits and a cup of tea. Afterwards everyone played a game of donkey derby. Caller was Tina Sandall. Members had recently enjoyed the summer fete at the Risegate Methodist Chapel.


THE Lincolnshire Pet Crematorium is hosting Kirton Companion Dow Show on Sunday in Low Field (opposite the pet crematorium), Meeres Lane, PE20 1PR. Entries taken by post prior to the show and on the day from 9am, Judging starts at 11am. Proceeds to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Contact is Sylvia Carter on 01205 723508 or email sylvia@lincspetcrem.co.uk

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church has a jumble sale this Friday, 9am-noon.

ROYAL British Legion women’s section members will be going to the county purse presentation on Saturday at Bourne Church Hall.


A garage sale will be held on Saturday, 10am-2pm at 206 High Road, Moulton, in aid of Whaplode Church.

Pode Hole

PRESIDENT Mrs Campbell welcomed Women’s Institute members to their meeting on July 1. Her first task was to present Lynne Scarlet with her new member’s pack and welcome her to the institute. An invitation had been received from Fulney WI to attend a ‘swishing evening’ on August 22. Speaker Ros Savage gave a talk about her work as a prison officer in a range of different prisons looking after different category prisoners. Ros said male prisoners were easier to deal with than females and she gave an insight into what happens to a person when they are first sent to prison. Prize winners for fitting the most buttons onto a standard postcard were Mrs Ladds, Mrs Hilton and Mrs Guest. Birthday cards and chocolates were presented to Mrs Horry, Mrs Berridge and Mrs Mitchell. After refreshments members enjoyed a quiz organised by Mrs Loveridge with prizes, kindly donated by Mrs Tilley, given to the winner Mrs Walker and several runners up. The next meeting is on Tuesday, August 5, when the speaker will be Richard Ladbrook talking about Laddies ice cream.


THE Evergreen Club’s strawberry tea on July 1 went well. On Tuesday members hired a mini bus to take some of them, along with visitors, to Skegness for the afternoon. The day went well and the weather was kind. Next Tuesday the club is going to the Crown Inn at Surfleet for a club meal (club meals are paid by the club funds for members). Keep an eye out for posters for the day trip to Great Yarmouth by coach on September 2; £13 for visitors.


THE July meeting of Rippingle and District Women’s Institute was enjoyable and interesting when Jill Collinge gave members a virtual tour of Lincoln, starting from the lower part of Steep Hill passed the Jews House and the synagogue up to and into the cathedral. The youngest member had made a video showing the passing of the WI baton in Rippingale through to Bourne, transported by vintage vehicles with the various entertainment. She followed this with her video of her trip to Denman College where she took part in the art class after winning a WI bursary - a very talented young lady. There will be no meeting in August as there is an outing to Norfolk, various teas, lunches, bowling, Tolethorpe open air theatre and the ballet at the Royal Opera House, London. September will be a burlesque night and visitors will be welcome. For more information contact Rebecca Main on 01778 440411 or email rebeccamain1@yahoo.co.uk

West Pinchbeck

An alteration of the programme means there will be a normal meeting of the West Pinchbeck Senior Club tomorrow in the village hall. This is because the planned seaside trip has been put back a fortnight so a show can be taken in. Details of the trip will be presented at this meeting. Show tickets have been ordered for those who showed interest earlier.

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