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KAREN’S Fashion Show, in aid of Donington in Bloom, is today at the church hall at 7pm. Tickets are £5, including a glass of wine and nibbles.


NOW into its 14th year of providing interesting talks and subjects on assorted themes during the winter months, Wednesday, October 1, starts Fenland Flywheelers’ current season off with a very topical subject, with this year being the 100th anniversary of World War One, given by Cliff Clover titled ‘Zeppelins at war’. These events are on the first Wednesday of each month from October through to March and held in the function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street, Holbeach. Admission is free with no from of membership involved. Light refreshments are available and a raffle. Doors open at 7pm. The events, open to anybody and everybody to attend who want an alternative to perhaps watching television, attract quite a following. Further information can be obtained from Darren Hughes on 07941 471802.

Gedney Dyke

BINGO is held every Wednesday, except the first Wednesday of the month, in the village hall. Doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

A World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support is being held this Friday, 10am-12.30pm in the village hall.

TABLE top sale is planned for Sunday, October 12, in the village hall. Doors open to sellers at 9am with public access at 10am. Tables £5.

COFFEE morning and book swap is held on the first Saturday of every month, 10am-12.30pm in the village hall.

LINE dancing takes place every Thursday, 10-11am in the village hall; £4 a session.


GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship on Friday, 2-4pm with table games, coffee, tea and cakes.

THE Methodists have their harvest festival on Sunday with a service at 3pm. This will be followed by tea. The harvest supper is on Monday, September 29, at 7pm. Tickets £3.50 from Celia Hearth or Belinda Taylor.

THE Baptist film show group met on Monday when the audience enjoyed watching films of Buxton, Hopton Hall, Carsington Water, Eyam; Folkestone, Chatham Dockyard, Deal; Dover Museum and Battle of Britain Memorial. The Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton thanked those who had helped at the recent flower and craft festival. Annie Weatherly-Barton announced details of an excursion to Birmingham German and craft Christmas market on Thursday, November 20. Contact 01775 840693. Sandwiches for the tea were supplied by Betty Wilson and the cakes by Marlene Twelftree and Phyllis Baxter. The meal was served by Gill Adlard, Marlene Twelftree, Jenny Waterfall and Phyllis Baxter. General helpers were David Twelftree, Maurice Adlard and Steve Weatherly-Barton.

GOSBERTON Baptists are starting an ‘open book’ at the Baptist Church on Saturday led by the Rev Steve and Annie Weatherly-Barton. It will start with morning coffee at 9.30am followed by lectures, seminars and workshops bringing the Bible into the 21st century.

LORNA Webb and her team of helpers took part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support. Held at Mrs Webb’s home in Pinchbeck, Gosberton visitors enjoyed coffee/tea and scones with jam and cream. The stalls included cakes, preserves, quiches, plants, vegetables. Judy Dolton took a jewellery stall and there was a raffle and number of sweets in jar competition. Mrs Webb’s helpers were Helen Fletcher, Ann Cooper, Jean Hill, Sandra Thompson, Carol Pates, Irene Wright, Dorothy Holmes and Janet Holmes. There will be a continuation of the coffee morning in Gosberton Church Hall tomorrow from 10am to noon when there will be a bring and buy stall and a raffle. All welcome, and the combined proceeds will be sent to Macmillan Cancer Support.

A coach party of members and friends of the Good Companion’s Club enjoyed an outing to Bury St Edmunds on Wednesday. On the outward journey they visited a garden centre at Downham Market for morning coffee before arriving at Bury in time for lunch. During the four hour stay, the party looked round the abbey, the abbey gardens and the town and the museum. The outing was organised by Bryan Waters.

POSTAGE stamps are collected at St Peter and St Paul’s Church to raise funds for the St Barnabas Hospice. They can be placed, with borders cut round the stamps, in a tub at the back of the church or handed in to Quadring Post Office.

THE subject of the Ladies Circle meeting recently was ‘take a scrap of fabric with Julie’. Members were given lots of ideas that could be made out of small pieces of material. Refreshments were served by Celia Hearth and Shirley Sandall. Next meeting on October 9 will be soup, roll and a natter.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Risegate Methodist Church is the venue for a meeting of Gosberton Churches Together today at 7.30pm. ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church celebrates its harvest festival on Sunday with a service at 11am. This will be followed by a lunch in the church hall. To book a place for the lunch please phone Sue Murphy on 01775 750334 or Sandra Thompson on 01775 750370 .

THE Duke of York in Gosberton Risegate is the venue for Gosberton Churches Together’s harvest meeting on Thursday, October 2, at 7.30pm. It will be a pub quiz and all proceeds will be for the Red Cross.


WOMEN’S Institute’s harvest festival is on Thursday at 7pm. Would members please note that due to the kitchen refurbishment no hot refreshments can be served. New members are always welcome.

MACMILLAN coffee morning is at the Cecil Pywell Community Hall on Friday at 10.30am.

HOLBEACH Royal Air Forces Association’s bi-monthly meeting was held at the United Services Club on September 9. Chairman Mr B Storey opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. The dedication was read by Mr P Parsons. The main business was discussing the Wings Week collection at Tesco and Budgens. The chairman was disappointed more able bodied members had not turned up to help with this main yearly event but thanked those who had helped. The next meeting is at the United Services Club on November 11 at 7.30pm.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church hot lunches will be served on Friday from 11.30am to 1.30pm. All welcome.

EVERYONE is welcome to the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning this Friday from 9am to 1pm at the Royal British Legion Hall.

Market Deeping

THE Iron Horse Ranch House in High Street is hosting Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 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. Proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support. For more info contact Diane Wheatley on 01778 344680 or email dianewheatley@talktalk.net

Moulton Chapel

HARVEST supper and auction at the community centre will now take place on Saturday, October 11, and not September 27 as previously advertised. It starts at 6.30pm and costs £6 per person.

A special ‘horology’ coffee morning will be held at the Methodist Church on Saturday, 10am-noon. There will be opportunity to have your clocks valued and to see a demonstration of clock repairs and servicing by a local expert. There will be the usual stalls of books, craft items, cards, local produce etc. Go along for a coffee and a friendly chat and see the horologist at work.

Moulton Seas End

MOULTON Seas End World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support is back on Friday in the village hall, 10am-noon. There will be all the usual stalls, cakes, raffle and tombola.


PINCHBECK has an innovative programme of events planned for the harvest weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, involving the churches, youth and community organisations. On Saturday the Baptist Church in Knight Street has a flower festival, lunches and stalls. The Adult Education Centre has parish councillor surgeries, exhibitions and the library is open. In the village hall there will be exhibitions, activities, coffees and teas with a supper and quiz starting at 7pm. St Mary’s Church will host craft stalls, coffee and teas, the great Pinchbeck Cake Off, tower tours and activities and in St Mary’s Church Hall, Rose Lane, will be a model railway exhibition and activities provided by the uniformed organisations. On Sunday the Baptist Church harvest service is at 10.30am with the flower festival continuing into the afternoon. At St Mary’s Church the 10.30am harvest service is followed by a parish bring and share lunch. For more information phone 07758 647965 .


ENJOY a night of nostalgia (including his 8.5 million seller Tell Laura I Love her) when Ricky Valance sings on Sunday, 7pm, at the Tulips Social Club, Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, Winfrey Avenue. Tickets are limited and are £6 from 01775-712047 or email tulips@uk2.net to book.

JOIN the Macmillan Cancer Support committee for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning at Strands Spa, in Clover Way, from 10am into the afternoon this Friday.

SOUTH Holland Local History Group meets on Friday at 7.30pm in St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank. A talk will be given by Holt Myers, a grandson of the founder of Levertons, once a major employer in the town, Caterpillar agent and engineers. Admission is £2 and refreshments will be available. All are welcome.

A coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support is being held on Friday in St Norbert’s Community Hall, St Thomas’s Road, 10am-2pm.

Whaplode Drove

PRIZE bingo is being held at the Elizabethan Centre on the fourth Thursday of every month starting this Thursday. Doors open 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm. There is also a cash flyer, accumulator, raffle and fun of course. Refreshments also available. No unaccompanied under 18s.

Whaplode St 

DON’T forget the Macmillan Cancer Support coffee afternoon on Friday, 2-6pm and the quiz night on Saturday,7.30pm. Book a table on 01406 540733. Both events are in the Memorial Hall.