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From Gedney Drove End to Whaplode St Catherine

Gedney Drove End

ROYAL British Legion members will meet at Christ Church, Dawsmere today at 7pm.

MONTHLY bingo will take place at the village hall tomorrow. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

PAROCHIAL Church Council meeting takes place at Christ Church on Thursday, at 7pm.

SUMMER fair will be held at the village hall on Sunday, 11am to 5pm. The event includes fun for all the family with competitions for children and adults, bouncy castle, assault course, buckin’ bronco, coconut shy, village stocks, car boot, craft and local charity stalls, raffle and much more. Arena events include a dog show in aid of RBL, tug of war, traditional races for all, cops ‘n’ robbers and special appearance of Holbeach Air Cadets. Music will be by a new local band, Faze and there will also be a barbecue, licensed bar and refreshments. Please contact Jane Hallam on 01406 550508 or Jackie Cain on 01406 550680 for information, raffle tickets and competition entry forms.


GOSBERTON Baptists staged a very successful flower and craft festival over August bank holiday weekend. Many visitors viewed the beautiful floral displays, together with paintings and craft work, and enjoyed refreshments. On Saturday afternoon all were treated to two sessions of singing by the Spalding and District U3A singing group, accompanied by Jacqueline Kemp. On the Sunday evening the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton led a Songs of Praise, with Alison Bishop organist. Winners of the competitions, being held on the lawns were: golf, Des Curtis; marbles in pot, Chris Scholfield; bean board, Jane Pearson; pegs on line, Albert Wells; teddy’s birthday, Clive, of Surfleet Glen Stores. There were over 30 raffle prizes. Flower arrangers were Pam Stanley, Janice Smith, Carol Fry, Pat Scharff, Elizabeth Steele, Wendy Cardillo, Maureen Underwood, June Edwards, Eileen Bendall, Annie Weatherly-Barton, Des Curtis, Phyllis Baxter and Marlene Twelftree, and Alison Bishop made a prayer tree. Those exhibiting craft work were Ryall Moger, Ann Gorbutt, Trudy Fox, Annie Weatherly-Barton, Betty Wilson, Jim Davey, Sue Hunt, Spalding U3A art group, Thursday Craft Club (Gosberton), Nancy Robinson and Phyllis Baxter and paintings were by Graham Timbrell with photographs by Tony Quinton. Organising committee: chairman, Steve Weatherly-Barton; outline organisers, Annie Weatherly-Barton and Phyllis Baxter; coordinators - flowers, Phyllis Baxter; arts and crafts, Annie Weatherly-Barton; catering, Carol Pearson and Debbie Reynolds; stalls and competitions, David and Marlene Twelftree; raffle, Des and Rene Curtis; entertainment, Tessa Chapman; publicity, Annie Weatherly-Barton, Tessa Chapman, Marlene Twelftree and Phyllis Baxter. Thanks to all who helped in any way at all including the sponsors who made the whole thing possible.

GOSBERTON Good Companion’s Club met in the Public Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Chairman, Eddie Edwards was caller for the bingo. A raffle was organised by Lilian Crunkhorn and Edna Richardson. Les Stevenson and Bryan Waters ran the auction with Maxine Dobney and Mike Smith as the runners. Names were taken of those going on the outing to Bury St Edmunds on September 19. The harvest meal was arranged for Tuesday, September 9, at noon for club members.

NEXT film show at the Baptist Church is on Monday, September 15, at 2pm. Cost of £2 includes the usual refreshments.

Gosberton Clough 
and Risegate

GOSBERTON Clough Centenary Methodist Church is having its harvest festival on Sunday at 2.30pm when the preacher is Peter Shields,of Spalding. This will be followed by tea. The harvest continues on Monday, September 8 at 7.15pm with a supper and sale of produce. All proceeds for church funds.

MEMBERS of the Gosberton Risegate Silver Link Club enjoyed their afternoon’s fortnightly meeting chatting to friends and enjoying a cuppa. The meeting was held in the Risegate Methodist Church and after tea they all played their favourite game of bingo. Caller was Tina Sandall, helped by Margaret Staff and Kimberly. A raffle was manned by Margaret Staff and more tea was served with refreshments. The afternoon finished with a short game of ‘Family Fortunes’.


HERE-4-U meet on Monday, September 8, 10am-4pm at the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road, to support dementia victims and carers and anyone needing company. Free admission, refreshments.

Long Sutton

WOMEN’S Institute met on August 16 at the Conservative Club when members enjoyed a talk from Hotter Shoes. Members were given a goodie bag and a raffle ticket; this prize was won by Shirley Santry. There was also a members’ raffle. The next meeting is on Tuesday, September 16, when a fashion show will be held by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Everyone is welcome to this event and members from the Royal British Legion and Whaplode WI have been invited amongst other Wis. This will be held in the Conservative Club at 7pm.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Group will meet at the Methodist Chapel at 2pm on Thursday when the speaker will be a representative from the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Service. THE monthly service will take place at the Chapel on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Moulton Chapel

Following a successful first pumpkin party in 2013, the committee is pleased to announce its second pumpkin party to be held on Saturday, October 25, at Moulton Chapel Community Centre, 7-11pm. Tickets are £5 with a family ticket £15, including a jacket potato supper. The evening includes a disco, fully licensed bar, raffle, children’s fancy dress competition and also a competition for the best carved pumpkin, with prizes for all winners. Tickets are available by phoning 01406 380551.


THE Probus Club of Spalding held its August meeting at South Holland Centre, where the president, Peter Nicholson welcomed 55 members. Peter Godding said Grace before members enjoyed lunch. The president advised members that tickets were on sale for Ladies Day on October 1. Members were asked to advise Roger Perkins of their seating requirements. The president inducted Douglas Hern, proposed by John Heron. Douglas gave a short account of his working and family history. Speaker June Spouncer, accompanied by her guest and a hearing dog gave a talk outlining the training and skills needed to be a guide dog for the deaf. Members were fully appreciative of the development and costs involved in guide dog preparation and the great improvement it made to the lifestyle of the deaf. The next meeting is at the same venue tomorrow, when the speaker will be Alistair Goodrum, with his subject ‘They Spread their Wings’. The stewards will be Bryan Daff and Peter Godding. The club is open to retired professional and businessmen, and further details can be obtained from Andy Wardman, the president and secretary of the club (01775 723893) or on the website http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ProbusClubofSpalding

West Pinchbeck

EVERYONE is invited to the annual village show on Saturday in the village hall. Doors open at 3.30pm with prize giving at 4pm. Entries are 25p per item with children’s section free. Entries to be submitted between 9.30am and noon on the morning of the show. There will be refreshments, a raffle and tombola. Enquires to Anne Willson on 01775 640200 or 01775 601775.

St Catherine

BINGO is tomorrow in the Memorial Hall with all the best attractions, good prizes, super food and a lovely atmosphere in the newly redecorated Hall. Doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. For more information phone 01406 540733.