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From Bicker to Whaplode Drove


A quiz night is being held at the Village Hall on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5, which includes supper. Teams of four. Own drinks can be brought along and glasses will be provided. There will be a raffle. For more information phone 01775 820784. Proceeds are for village hall funds.

BICKERS Bowls Club has recently completed a successful season with three teams playing in local bowls leagues. The two wood team won division two of the Boston and District Bowls League, it is the first time that Bicker have won this in the club’s 62 year history. The Bicker team were fifth in division three of the Coningsby and District Bowls League. They won the Powell Cup, beating Wrangle in the final. A team was entered in the newly formed three wood nine player league in the Boston and District Bowls League and this team were runners up in the league.


COFFEE morning will be held at Bourne United Reformed Church school room this Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. There will be all the usual attractions.


SATURDAY Strollers will be walking from Wimblington, near March on Saturday. This can be a muddy walk of about five miles so please wear clothing and footwear suited to the conditions on the day and take a picnic lunch. If you’d like to join the walk then meet by the library by 10.25am to arrange transport for those that need it. You will be very welcome.

Deeping St James

WOMEN’S Institute members enjoyed a harvest supper at their September meeting. The committee served everyone with a lovely supper of a selection of cheeses, salad and coleslaw with a home made bread roll followed by apple crumble and cream. Pete Sheppard, the president’s husband, acted as auctioneer selling produce, plants and preserves taken in by members. The money raised will be split between WI funds and the Deepings Foodbank. The competition for an item displaying autumn colours was won by Carole Mills. Next month the speaker will talk about ‘Life before Queensgate’ and the competition will be for a branded tin. There will also be a book sale in aid of ACWW.

Gedney Drove End

HARVEST will be celebrated at Christ Church, Dawsmere, with a decorated church on Sunday, October 12. This is also a fundraising event and will start at 1pm and includes tombola, raffle, competitions, stalls and refreshments. A Songs of Praise will take place at 3pm followed by an auction of flowers and produce. Donations of produce and prizes will be appreciated and may be given to members of the PCC.


On Sunday at 10.30am the Baptist Church is having its harvest festival.

ST Peter and St Paul’s Church harvest festival service followed by lunch in the church hall is on Sunday, October 19. Tickets are £8 each from Pat Walters on 01775 840694. Donations of raffle prizes and offers of help welcome.

A meeting of the Public Hall trustees was presided over by chairman, John Dennis, supported by secretary and treasurer Michael Callaghan. In view of increased costs for utilities, maintenance, etc, it was agreed the hire fees should be raised by £2 hourly effective from January 1. Date of next meeting is January 23 at 7.30pm.

ALL are invited to go along to the Baptist Church on Saturday at 5.30pm when there will be a power point presentation by the church’s link missionary Judith Ellis. This may be the last opportunity to hear Judith speak of her work as principal of the Kathmandu International Study Centre in Nepal, as at the end of this year Judith is coming out of BMS. The talk will be preceded by a light supper. For catering purposes phone Annie Weatherly-Barton to say you are coming on 01775 840693.

THERE is a community Bible study at the Methodist Church on Tuesday, October 14, at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served. Phone the Rev Ian Walters on 01775 840694 for any more information.

LADIES Circle meet on Thursday when the meeting will take the form of soup, roll and a natter.

It starts at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church and is £3 a meeting.

WOMEN’S Institute meet in the Public Hall on Tuesday, October 14. Fay Knight of Heckington Mill will give a talk on bread making.

COPY for the parish magazine should be sent in to theparishmagazine@hotmail.co.uk immediately.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE Chestnut Class of the Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary School visited the Abbey Farm at Woodhall Spa where they spent the day looking round.

Following the success of the Parent Task Force at the school, another one has been arranged for Saturday, October 18, between 10am and noon, to finish the EYFS area, to tidy the pond area and to carry out some work on the key stage one playground. All welcome.

Long Sutton

ROYAL British Legion women’s section will join the harvest festival at Coningsby Methodist Church on Saturday. The group’s annual meeting and quiz is on Monday at 7pm in the RBL Hall, West Street, 7pm. This will be followed by a fish and chip supper.

LUNCHES will be served at the Baptist Church on Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm. All welcome.


ROYAL British Legion annual meeting is on Monday, October 13, 7pm, in the Fraiser Room. Enquiries to 01775 840945.

West Pinchbeck

THE programme for the meeting of the Senior Club tomorrow (Wednesday) is the annual meeting.

It is an opportunity for members to vote in a new committee, which in its constitution happens every other year. The meeting starts at the usual time of 2pm at the usual venue of the village hall and it is hoped that every member makes a determined effort to attend.


A quiz night, with fish and chip supper, is being held in the village hall on Saturday, October 18. Doors open 5.30pm for 6pm start. Cost £7.50 including the supper.

Whaplode St Catherine

ATTENDANCE was slightly down for the quiz in the Memorial Hall on September 27, but a good evening was had by all. Top prize was won by the ‘Shipmates’ who also gained the questionmaster’s special for a fully correct quiz. The next quiz will be November 22 and bookings will be accepted any time. The Macmillan coffee afternoon went well, and almost £72 was raised and has been sent to the organisers. Attendance was also disappointing probably due to the roadwork’s signage. Bingo on Wednesday saw most of the regular folk. The cash snowball was not won so rolls over to the next session on the first Wednesday in November as usual. December 13 will see a physic fair, in the Memorial Hall, 10am-4pm, stalls, readings and refreshments. It is hoped that by the next event, the long drawn-out roadworks along Ravens Bank will be a thing of the past.

They have caused a lot of upset, problems and annoyance to everyone.