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Gosberton Ladies Circle enjoyed soup, bun and a quiz at the meeting in the Gosberton methodist church. The evening was organised by Belinda Taylor and Michelle Smith. Next meeting of the Ladies Circle is on November 13 at 7.30pm in the methodist church and will be the painting of a ceramic Christmas decoration.

A coach party of members and friends of the Gosberton Ladies Circle enjoyed a shopping trip to Norwich.

During the winter months the Gosberton Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday will meet at the home of Des and Rene Curtis, Windmill Lane, Gosberton Risegate, starting the winter venue on Friday, October 31, from 2pm to 4pm. Members play table games and enjoy coffee, tea and cakes. For more information contact Mr and Mrs. Curtis on 01775 840945.

The Royal British Legion services of Remembrance are on Sunday, November 9, starting at 2pm with a service at the Gosberton Risegate war memorial . This is followed by a service at the Gosberton war memorial at 2.30pm and then a service at Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s church at 3pm. On Tuesday, November 11 a Remembrance service will be held at the Gosberton memorial.

There will be a film show at the Gosberton Baptist Church on Monday, November 3 at 2pm. Films will include Torbay, Babbacombe Model Village, Teignmouth, Dawlish, Dartmouth and Rutland Villages. Admission of £2 includes tea.

New people were welcomed to the ‘Open Book’ held in Gosberton Baptist Church on Saturday morning. It was led by the minister, the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton, on the subject of The Beatitudes, followed by discussion. Annie Weatherly-Barton organised coffee. Next meeting is on Saturday, November 8 in the Baptist Church at 9.30am for coffee with the talk starting at 10am. Theme will be ‘Weakness and Poorer of God’s People’.

‘Remembrance’ was the theme of the Gosberton Messy Church in the church hall on Friday. Twenty one children and ten adults carried out fun painting and made craft items followed by a meal.

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The mobile library will be in Gosberton Risegate on Thursday, October 30 at the Five Bells at 1pm to 1.30pm.


THERE will be chains a-rattling, screams and other spooky goings on at the United Services Club in Church Street on Saturday evening when it’s halloween family night with Nick Gratton and his Treble Nine Roadshow providing the entertainment. Doors open at 7pm and going on until late with free admission to everybody but children will only be admitted with parents, guardians or similar family members. Further details from the club on 01406 423134 during normal opening hours.

East Elloe Lions are holding a table top sale on Saturday at The Curlew Centre, Sutton Bridge, 11.30- 2pm. Admission 20p. Tables still available. Details from 01406 425346. .

At All Saints’ Church there will be a Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 2 at 4pm.Please enter the names of those you wish to be remembered at this service on the list at the back of the church.

Oasis Club meets on Saturday at 10am in the Reading Rooms, Church Street.

THERE is a coach trip to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate on Thursday, November 20, leaving Tesco at 7.30a.m. Tickets adults £30, concessions £29, children £24, from Lisa’s, 47-49 High St or phone 01406 426466 day or 01406 425387 evenings.


Nigel Ogden played to a full house on Sunday afternoon at the Burtey Fen Collection in Pinchbeck – to celebrate fifteen years since the opening of the purpose-built theatre organ venue in October 1999.

Nigel, presenter of BBC Radio 2’s ‘The Organist Entertains’ played the Wurlitzer cinema organ during the first half and the second half saw Nigel continue his programme of music on the Compton cinema organ, resplendent with its illuminated surround. Amongst the items played were a selection of pop songs from 1964, a Cole Porter medley and the score from the film ‘Mary Poppins’.

The 2015 programme is now available: Tel 01775 766081.


FLOWER Club met in the village hall on Tuesday, October 14 when 15 ladies attended. This week’s arrangement was by Jo Harvey (Halloween), which ladies will do at the next meeting.

Raffle winners were June Taylor, Brenda Munson, Barbara Cole, Pat Cook, Lorraine Clark, Pat Robinson, Doris Eldridge, Ann Bailey, Mary Cooper, Joan Healey and Marilyn Howe.

BINGO was held in the village hall on October 15 and a god crowd attended. A new snowball was started. Bingo is held on the first and third Wednesday each month, starting at 7.30pm. All welcome, good prizes. Contact 422050.

AN over-60s Christmas party will be held on Saturday, November 29 for people in Saracens Head and Holbeach Bank who have one person in the relationship who is 60 or above. Invitations will be out in November – if you are new to the area and would like to attend please ring 422050.


Spalding East Townswomens Guild met for their September meeting and birthday greetings were given to Mrs Shirley Storey, Mrs Linda Walters and Mrs Janet Bain.

Former member Mrs Laura Morfoot had died and Mrs Winch and Mrs Cross attended the funeral.

The coffee morning at Mrs Storey’s house had been a success and raised £89.

The luncheon club had met at Amicis and Hills and the next one would be at Springfields

Venues were discussed for the christmas meal.

The speaker for the evening was Mrs Christine Hanson from Bookmark who talked about the day to day running of the shop, the new lines they were trying to introduce and how much internet shopping had affected the shop. The restaurant was a favourite meeting place and the Guild have their luncheon club there.

Mrs Winch thanked her and gave her a donation for Macmillan Nursing.

The raffle winner was Mrs Doreen Grummit and the competiton was also won by Mrs Grummit.

This month’s speaker is Mrs Ann Smith on Wheelchair Rambling and the competition is for Autumn fruits. The meeting is on Tuesday at the library of the Gleed school, at 7 pm. If you would like to join us you are most welcome.


THE walk this Sunday will be around Woolsthorpe by Colsterworth, famous as the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. Meet in the cul-de-sac off the B6403 north of the village for a 10.30am start. More details are available from the leader on 01775 723227. Please note that this walk is a change to the advertised programme. The Fosdyke Bridge walk will now take place on November 23.


Surfleet Ladybirds meet on the second Tuesday of the month in the Fraiser Rooms. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 11 when we will be entertained by Nancy Ford talking about the South Wales Coast. We have had talks in the past from Nancy and they are always most informative and interesting.

Unfortunately our speaker for December 9 has had to cancel due to ill health, but Heather has managed to secure Mr Waugh who is a former butler from Burleigh House. He will be giving us a talk with a Christmas theme, appropriately.

Our annual Christmas dinner is being held on Tuesday, January 13, 6.30 for 7pm at The Crown Inn Surfleet. The cost for a two course meal, including coffee, is £10.95.

Names will be taken at the November and December meetings.

Everyone is welcome to join The Ladybirds. Membership is just £3.50 a year and a £1 per meeting. Visitors and guests are welcome. Why not come along on the second Tuesday of the month to the Fraiser Room at 7.30 to see what we have to offer? Any queries you may have about our group please contact the chairlady, Hannah Avery, on 01775680646 or the secretary Heather Girdlestone on 01775821130.

West Pinchbeck

St Bartholomew’s monthly coffee morning is on Saturday, 10am to noon. Refreshments, cake, books, bring and buy. Free entry. Proceeds to St Bartholomew’s Church. All welcome.​

GLU Children’s activity session for ages seven to 11 years. Younger children welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. West Pinchbeck village hall, Thursday, 10.30am to 1pm. Bible story, crafts, games and singing, finishing with a shared lunch. You will make something for lunch during the morning, but please bring along another item to share. To book a place please contact Wendy on 01775 640296 or Heather on 01775 640984.

Whaplode Drove

HOME-MADE food will be on the menu at the annual fund-raising lunches for the Burzitsa orphanage in Bulgaria, from 11am to 2pm in the Church Room. Come along to enjoy good food and company, to browse the stalls and maybe win a raffle prize.

PIZZA making is on the ‘menu’ of this Sunday’s Family Get2gether, 11am at St John the Baptist Church. Come and join in at this informal gathering for anyone of any age, during which refreshments are served also.

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