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From Deeping St Nicholas to Whaplode

Deeping St Nicholas

DUE to unforeseen circumstances County Councillor Elizabeth Sneath and District Councillor Angela Harrison will not be able to hold their proposed surgery for residents of the village on February 7. The event has been moved to Saturday, February 21, 10am-noon, in the parish church. Tea and coffee will be available if anyone wishes to call in and discuss any issues with them.


BINGO will be at the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday, February 6, starting at 7.30pm. All welcome.

DUE to the work being carried out at the church hall no coffee and chat will take place on Saturday, February 14.

IF you are interested in having weekly envelopes to support the up-keep of the church please contact Jane Pearson on 01775 820158 for more information.

DO not throw your stamps away, the church is collecting used stamps for St Barnabas. Either leave them in the church or put through the letterbox of 14 Church Street.

SOLO drive winners on January 20 were Eric Wyer, Jean Thompson, Lyn Wyer; lucky score, Mabel Burgess; donkey derby, Mabel Burgess. Raffle winners were Rita Harris and Marion Robinson.

Fenland Flywheelers’

THERE will be a certain buzz in the air at the Fenland Flywheelers’ meeting next Wednesday when the guest will be well-known bee expert Esmund Gadd talking about bee keeping. This event will be held in the function suite of the United Services Club in Church Street, Holbeach, with free admission; no membership is involved. Light refreshments available, plus a raffle. Doors open from 7pm for a 7.30pm start. The events are open to anybody and everybody to attend who wants an alternative to perhaps watching television as these entertaining evenings attract quite a following. Further information is available from Darren Hughes on 07941 471802.

Gedney Dyke

CRAFTY Crafters at the village hall is held every first Tuesday of the month. The first one is on February 3, 2-4pm. Go along with your craft projects and enjoy a free cup of tea/coffee, chat with other crafters and have a nice, relaxed and fun afternoon. Ring Jo for further info on 07432 155928.

A table top sale will be held in the village hall on Sunday, February 8, 10am-noon.

Tables £5, individuals entry free, refreshments available including hot bacon rolls fresh cooked. Ring Jo to book a stall or for further info on 07432 155928.


DON’T forget the Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday tomorrow at the home of Des and Rene Curtis, of Gosberton Risegate. Members play table games and enjoy tea, coffee and cakes from 2pm to 4pm. All welcome.

THE Ladies Circle enjoyed a talk, illustrated by slides, on 250 years of Kew Gardens, given by Tony Boughen, who frequently visits the gardens. Tea and coffee were served by members. Next meeting of the Ladies Circle in the Methodist Church is on Thursday, February 12, at 7.30pm and is titled ‘A crafty surprise’.

CHILDREN from Gosberton Rainbow Playgroup have been looking at garden birds. They have made bird food and a display of birds for their classroom.

THE Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton presided over a meeting of members of the Baptist Church, held at the home of Des and Rene Curtis on Thursday. It was reported that the chapel had looked very pretty over the Christmas period with the festive decorations, candles, fairy lights and Christmas trees. The meeting was informed that the Baptist Chapel will be the venue for the Gosberton Churches Together Christian Aid service on May 10 at 3pm. General business was dealt with. Future events were talked about, the two major ones being the flower and craft festival at the Baptist Church during August bank holiday weekend from August 29 to August 31 inclusive. Ideas are being looked at for a big celebration in 2016 to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the present Baptist Church in Gosberton. Next meeting was arranged for Thursday, March 19 at 2pm.


MOULTON Harrox Bowls annual meeting is on Monday at 7.30pm in Moulton Harrox Sports and Social Club. All welcome.

PLEASE note that the date for quiz night at Moulton Mill is Friday, February 6, at 7.30pm and not as shown in the village magazine. There is still space for two teams of four so call 01406 373237 to reserve your team. Price £8 per person which includes fish and chip supper.

Moulton Chapel

MOULTON Chapel Tulip time Committee has organised its annual fundraising pub quiz for Sunday, March 22, commencing at 7pm. This event is to be held at the Jolly Farmer Pub (courtesy of the landlord and landlady).

Entry is teams of up to a maximum of six, £2.50 per person entry fee. Last year the event was very well attended, so it is advisable to book places early. Book tickets with Jenny Stanberry on 01406 380551 or Jolly Farmer on 01406 380042.


THE village hall committee is holding a bag sale Saturday, February 21, 9.30am-noon. £1 a bag on the door. Fill your bag with whatever takes your fancy! Great for car booters.

EASTER afternoon tea is on Thursday, March 26, 2-4pm. Competitions and raffle. Tickets available soon, £3.50, call Brenda 01406 370775.

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