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From Deeping St James to Whaplode Drove

Deeping St James

Duncan Barker-Magowan spoke about the art of glass bead making at the August meeting of Deeping St James WI. He told members that he first got into glasswork in May 2000 after he had been badly hurt in an accident. His wife, Ruth, had suggested glasswork to help in his recovery and as he was later asked if he made glass beads she bought him a kit. A jeweller in Bourne asked him to make some for the shop after seeing beads Duncan’s wife was wearing. Duncan explained that he uses recycled glass, particularly Murano glass. He demonstrated how he makes his beads, which needs lots of patience and the ability to be ambidextrous, as he had to keep the steel rod holding the bead warm and turning as he added the melted glass with the other hand. He then showed how putting dots of a different coloured glass on to a bead could be turned into tiny flowers, and making a black bead against a cream one then twisting it would give a wave effect. Duncan now has a shop in Long Sutton, where he also runs courses in lampwork, mosaics and stained glass. He sells a lot of his work to people in New York, where earrings made from the glass of Marmite jars are very popular. Members were able to purchase beads from the selection that Duncan had brought with him after his mesmerizing talk. The competition for “something made of glass” was won by Gill Anderson with her beautiful stained glass picture. Next month will be the harvest supper, to be held in the church hall on September 25 at 7.30pm.

Market Deeping

THE Iron Horse Ranch House in High Street is hosting a Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday, September 26, between 9am and noon. Home-made cakes and bread will be available to purchase, along with a raffle. All are welcome to go along and enjoy cakes and coffee/tea, with free admission. For more information contact Diane Wheatley on 01778 344680 or email dianewheatley@talktalk.net


The Evergreen Club of Quadring would like to thank all those that joined us on our Great Yarmouth trip on Tuesday, September 2. We all had a lovely time and the weather was good to us.


THERE is a open meeting in the Baptist Church Hall, Swan Street, tomorrow (September 10) at 6.30pm to meet with Alan Hardwick, the police commissioner for Lincolnshire. The doors will be open from 6pm to the public. This meeting is being organised by the West and East Policing Committees.

Spalding Cactus Society meet this month on Friday, September 19, 7pm for 7.30pm start at Weston Village Hall, Small Drove, PE12 6HU (near Baytree Garden Centre). Please join us with our experienced speaker Ian Thwaits who is talking about his visit to Namibia, South West Africa, with illustrations of some very large, unique plants in habitat. Free entrance and refreshments. Plant sales and plants on show with plant raffle. Further details from Ron Wood on 01775 750324 or email caronwood@sky.com www.spalding.bcss.org.uk

The Women’s Friendship League meetings are held at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding and commence at 7pm. New members welcome.


The village hall committee mmets tonight (Tuesday) at 8pm, in the hall.

BINGO is on Saturday at 7pm - everyone wlecome.

West Pinchbeck

West Pinchbeck Village Hall Committee will be holding its annual general meeting on Wednesday at 8pm in the hall. New members and fundraising ideas are always welcome. If you have a little spare time to help with the upkeep of this important village amenity, please go along to the meeting, or contact Anne and Jim Peach on 01775 640271.

West Pinchbeck Church Ladies meet in the village hall on Monday, September 15 at 7.30pm when Rob Kedzlie from NPD Direct Ltd will be the speaker. His topic is “Dispelling the Myths of Supermarket Food”. This is an open meeting and so everyone is welcome to go along to find out what that is all about. Visitors £2.50, including refreshments.

Whaplode Drove

The Harvest meeting of the WI this year included a home cooked supper shared by friends and family of the members. Before the meal the president Mavis Stancer introduced the speaker, Lois Fenn, who spoke of her experiences during the Second World War in her childhood home of Hull and as an evacuee in Lincolnshire. She spoke interestingly and movingly of the times and her memories were shared by many of the members. She brought her trilogy of books for all to see and her talk was enjoyed by all. She was thanked by Sandra Allen. The competition for a fruit tart was won by Carl Shutt, Mary Stone and Kate Mellish. After a delicious supper, enjoyed by all, the business of the meeting followed. Invitations to Whaplode WI for an evening of magic, a fashion show at Long Sutton and an outing to Spalding Civic Centre on October 23 were read out. Members were reminded of the resolutions discussion meeting at Holbeach on November 26 and the Macmillan Coffee morning on September 26. A lovely informal evening enjoyed by members and guests.


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