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HOLBEACH shop owner Patrick Limming will be talking about his retail background tomorrow. He will also talk about his idea on writing a book about it all in ‘The Accidental Shopkeeper’. The meeting is in the function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Further details if required from Darren on 07941 471802.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THE annual Plough Service at the Gosberton Clough Centenary Methodist Church is on Sunday at 2.30pm for the blessing of the plough.


HOLBEACH Town Band’s next monthly bingo is at the Women’s Institute Hall on Friday. Eyes down at 7.30pm.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church will be serving soup and pudding lunches on Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm, also usual coffee and tea. All welcome. Hot lunches will be served on Friday, January 23, 11.30 -1.30pm as usual.


PINCHBECK Photographic Group invite you to its 2015 programme launch on Thursday at 7.30pm. The talk will be ‘30 years of club photography’ by Neil Malton DPAGB, illustrating his exquisite images from macro work to landscapes. The talk will be held at the new spacious meeting venue in the hall at Pinchbeck East C of E Primary School, PE11 3RP. Admission £3.50 for non-members.

Whaplode Drove

THANKS to all who exhibited decorated trees and helped to make the church look so beautiful over the Christmas period. Any trees not already removed will be placed in the porch for collection. Please contact Mrs Sivers for access.

Whaplode St 

BINGO tomorrow is in the village hall, starting at 7.30pm. There will be the usual super prizes, good food and snacks, and that Whaplode St Catherine atmosphere. Phone 01406 540733 for details.

WHAPLODE St Catherine had a very good 2014. In June 2013 the hall was threatened with closure, a new committee had a relaunch attended by local MP, John Hayes, and a programme of functions was set about, which are now well established, and very well received. The year finished on a high with the children’s party with a good attendance and a good programme. Mr Hayes and his family declared the event open, and to see the progress made. The committee thanks Coun Malcolm Chandler who has supported its work, and made a generous grant to ensure the Christmas party went with a bang for all the local children.