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From Fenland Flywheelers to Spalding Ramblers


HOBBIES and pastimes will be the subject on Wednesday as it will be memorabilia night as enthusiasts bring their interests to the last of the current season meetings of the Fenland Flywheelers, in the function suite of the United Services Club, Church Street, Holbeach. It’s free admission with no membership involved and with light refreshments available and 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. For further information contact Darren Hughes on 07941 471802.


CAN you do comedy and lead a bit of a sing-along? The organisers of this year’s Christmas buffet lunch for the over 60s are looking for an entertainer for Sunday, December 6, for about one hour in the afternoon. If you can help contact Shirley Beard on 01406 365209.

COUNTRY and comedy show is at the village hall on Sunday at 2.30pm; doors open 1.30pm. Tickets are £10 and include refreshments. Performances are by Merv and Maria and Nigel Boy Syer. Contact Mary Garrett on 01406 362782. Tickets will also be available at the door. All profits to Gedney Dyke Village Hall charity.

CRAFT fayre is being held in the village hall on Sunday, March 22, and spaces are still available. If you would like a stall to sell your hand crafted items contact Jo on 07932 155928.

NEWLY formed Gedney Dyke Art Group meet every Monday, 7-9pm, in the village hall. Weekly fee is £3, including refreshments. There are a few spaces left. Experienced and inexperienced welcome to join. Further details from Maxine on 07549 777049.

A fun quiz is on Saturday in the village hall. Entry is £2 each, maximum six per team. Start time 7.30pm. The bar will be open. For more information contact Sue on 01406 364151.

COFFEE morning, book swap and table top sale is on Saturday, March 7, in the village hall. Sellers £5 a table. Set up 9am. Open from 10am until 12.30pm. Refreshments available, including bacon rolls.

CLAIRVOYANT evening with spiritual medium and healer, Barbara Price, is on April 11, in the village hall, 7pm for prompt 7.30pm start (no entry after 7.30pm). Tickets are £10. The bar will be open at the end of evening, however free tea/coffee/biscuits will be served at the interval. All proceeds to village hall. For further information contact Shirley on 01406 365209.


GEDNEY Hill Hall Committee thanks everybody who supported the Valentine’s buffet and dance in the Memorial Hall. About 90 people enjoyed dancing to Sounds Familiar. The buffet was organised by some of the ladies on the committee. There was also a raffle and licensed bar.

BINGO will be held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 11. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm.

CENTRE Stage Swing Band is performing on Saturday, April 18, in the Memorial Hall. Tickets cost £10; pre-book yours early to avoid disappointment from John Venters on 01406 330218, Ken James on 01406 330310 or John Riley on 01406 330558.


ALL the money has now come in from the Lincolnshire Churches Trust Ride and Stride from which the Gosberton group of parishes raised £344. Half of the proceeds remain in the parishes nominated by the participants and the remaining half goes to the Lincolnshire Churches Trust. The Rev Paul Hardingham thanks all who took part and sponsored.

THE Methodist Thursday morning coffee pop in is closed for winter. Watch this column for re-opening date.

GOSBERTON visitors crowded in to the home of Lorna Webb on Shrove Tuesday for the coffee and pancakes morning which raised £442.22 for the Jenny Freeman Lodge, St Barnabas Hospice, Spalding. There was a selection of stalls and a raffle. Mrs Webb’s helpers were Brenda Robinson, Carol Pates, Sue Waring, Ann Cooper, Sandra Thompson, Helen Fletcher and Janet Darlington. Mrs Webb thanked all the supporters, including those who donated to the stalls and raffle prizes.

THERE was a high attendance of more than 40 adults and children at the Messy Church in Gosberton Church Hall on Friday, with new families attending. Theme was ‘Jesus in the Temple’ and the children had to find a way out of a maze, drawing outlines round a body, hands and feet to show different sizes. They made models of temples and things to remind them of the season of Lent, and finished with a hot dog tea provided by Debbie Reynolds. Theme of the next Messy Church on March 20 will be ‘UnFrozen’. More volunteers are required to help with the craft work and competitions.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer service for Gosberton Churches Together and the Glen Group is at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, at 2pm on Friday, March 6. There will be a bring and buy stall and refreshments.


THE beetle drive at the Duke of York, which has been advertised for today, is in fact on Thursday, March 26, at 7.30pm. Organised by Gosberton Churches Together, it costs £3 per person, with four people in a team. The evening will include a raffle. Money raised will be donated to the British Red Cross.

WOODBINE Bible study is a Christian group which meets in the Gosberton Clough area. Anyone interested in joining can contact Mary Burton on 01775 750213.

THE Friends of St Gilbert and St Hugh have now held their third annual general meeting. The past year has been a good one, with funds raised through a stall at Pinchbeck Carnival, three or four car boot sales, and the selling of 2013 and 2014 calendars containing old photographs. The group is still looking for old and new photographs of village events and people for the next calendar. If you have any to lend, please contact Barbara Berridge on 01775 714918. The group has also sold tea towels and key rings and still have some for sale. They have also collected used stamps and made money through Easy Fundraising both from web searches and from on-line purchases. This year they have paid out £1,500 towards Tarmac repairs between the church and the church hall. Membership of the Friends starts at £10 per year and members become part of the group helping to keep the church and its hall in good condition. Friends receive newsletters two or three times a year on the different progresses.

THE Gosberton Risegate home of Des and Rene Curtis is the venue for the Gosberton Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday, tomorrow, 2-4pm.


WOMEN’S Institute held its monthly meeting on February 17 in the Conservative Club. Members enjoyed a talk by David Pateman from Parkway. A raffle was held and refreshments served. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 17, 7pm, with a talk by Karen Brammer from Stamford Cheeses. Cheeses will be available to purchase. As this will be an open evening everyone is welcome. Make a date in your diary as the WI is holding a coffee morning on Thursday, March 26, 10am–noon in the Conservative Club. There will be various stalls and fashion by Edinburgh Mill; everyone welcome.


ST Mary’s Church is holding a swishing event – an opportunity to swap that unwanted or ill conceived clothing purchase. There will also be jumble, pamper stalls, cakes, a raffle and the chance to buy some Mothering Sunday gifts. This will take place tomorrow at the church hall, Rose Lane. Doors open from 6.30pm with swishing starting at 7.30pm. Admission adults £3, children 50p. Tickets are available in advance from Michelle on 07752 270606 or on the door.


AFTER many happy years at the Constitutional Club in Spalding the Royal Observer Corps Association 15 Group is having to move its monthly meetings as the room it has always used is no longer available due to a long-term booking. The alternative room offered by the club is not suitable so the group is moving its meetings to the Reading Room [formally the Church Hall] in Church Street, Holbeach. Furthermore the meetings will now take place on the second Thursday of the month and start at the usual time of 7.30pm. The next meeting will be held on March 12. The group thanks the staff at the Constitutional Club for their support throughout many years.


THE walk this Sunday will link the green spaces of the beautiful historic town of Stamford. As it will only be about six miles long there will not be a lunch stop, but walkers are advised to bring a drink and a snack for the mid-morning ‘apple break’. Some of the areas walked may be wet underfoot so it is advisable to wear suitable walking boots. The starting point is the car park off Station Road (near the George Hotel), Stamford. More information is available from the leader on 01406 371492.


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