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BICKER Bowls Club is having an open day at the bowling green (behind Bicker Village Hall) on Sunday, April 12, from 2pm onwards. Bowlers and non-bowlers are welcome, come along and see if you would like to join the club. The club has two teams playing in the Boston Bowls League and one in the Coningsby Bowls League.

A quiz night is being held at the village hall on Friday, May 15, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person to include jacket potato supper. Maximum of four persons per team, bring your own drinks. Details on 01775 820220/01775 248062.

Cactus Society

SPALDING Cactus Mart will be held on Saturday, April 25, 10am-3pm, at Holbeach Community Centre, Fishpond Lane, PE12 7DE. There will be 15 growers and nurseries participating selling a wide range of plants. An extensive selection of refreshments will be available during the day. There will be ample free parking and admission is free. For more information visit http://www.spalding.bcss.org.uk/cactusmart.html


A fashion show by Karen’s and Welchy’s is on Tuesday, April 21, 7.30pm in the church hall in aid of Donington in Bloom. Tickets £5, to include wine and nibbles, are available from Karen’s and Get-a-Head.

SOLO winners on March 24 were Mary Jennings, Lavinia Lord, Barbara Hall; lucky score, Joan Hodgson; donkey derby, Mary Jennings. Raffle winners were Edgar Bettinson and Benny Crampton.

MC at the whist drive on March 25 was Jean Thompson. Winners were A Heppinstall, N Sharpe, B Hall, B Moore, T Kane, J Thompson; partner, Mr W Moore, Barbara Hall; donkey derby, A Caswell. Raffle winners were N Sharpe and A Caswell.


IF you are feeling at a loss on Easter bank holiday Monday then go along to The Old Black Lion and meet your new landlord Jason. There will be food on offer day and night, drinks including tea and coffee, so pop down have a chat – you might make new friends.


SATURDAY, April 25, is the starting date for a new series of Open Book at Gosberton Baptist Church. The theme is ‘From Passion to Pentecost’ and it starts at 9.45am for coffee followed by the lecture at 10am. For more information contact the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton on 01775 840693.

GAMES of Scrabble and dominoes were played at the Gosberton Baptist Fun and Fellowship on a Friday at the home of Des and Rene Curtis. Mrs Curtis provided cakes, coffee and tea. Next session will be on Friday, April 24.

TODAY, Maundy Thursday, there is a service of Holy Communion at the Baptist Church at 7pm and Holy Communion will also be administered at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on that evening. Don’t forget the March of Witness tomorrow, Good Friday, starting from the Baptist church at 10.30am and finishing at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Hall around noon.

NEXT meeting of Gosberton Good Companion’s Club is in the Public Hall on Tuesday at 1.45pm.

GOSBERTON Ladies Circle meet in the Methodist Church on Thursday, April 19, at 7.30pm, when the talk will be on Project Linus – home-made blankets for children in need. Cost is £3 per meeting.

SUNDAY afternoon tea and favourite hymns is at the Methodist Church on April 19 at 4pm. For more information contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

Gosberton and district has had the offer from a professional website designer who is to help build a far more professional looking website to promote the community. It will be built alongside the present one and when complete will be switched over to the new one. Good pictures are required from the Clough to the Eaudyke and in between, of businesses, local clubs and societies. Contact info@gosberton.org

LINCOLNSHIRE police have a surgery in the church hall on April 15, 10am-noon.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

GOSBERTON and District Churches Together organised a successful evening at the Duke of York on Thursday. It began with a beetle drive with the Rev Maurice Perry as MC. Winners were: solo, John Flowers; winning team, Clint’s team. All five of the winners received a large Easter egg in a box. This was followed by an Easter service jointly led by Mr Perry and the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton. Keyboard was played by Jean Mews. A raffle was organised by Sheila Lee and won by the Mr Weatherly-Barton, Tom Justin, Phyllis Baxter, Paul Illingworth, Holly Waterfall. Mr Perry was celebrating a birthday so all sang Happy Birthday to him and presented him with a card. Sue Goodenough provided shepherd’s pie, chips, hash browns and decorated cakes for the supper. Thanks were expressed to Sue and to Phil Britain for their hospitality. Proceeds amounted to £70 for the British Red Cross. The next Churches Together event at the Duke of York is on May 14 and will be for Christian Aid.

A meal with Holy Communion is at the Gosberton Risegate Methodist Church today, Maundy Thursday, at 7pm. Tomorrow, Good Friday, there is a March of Witness starting at the Baptist Chapel in Gosberton at 10.30am and finishing at St Peter and St Paul’s Church for refreshments at around noon. Also on Good Friday, a Service of the Cross will take place at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s at 2pm. This is a special service for Good Friday consisting of prayers and readings recalling the final hours up to the crucifixion.

Handful of Harmonies

LADIES from Spalding Handful of Harmonies choir have been treading the boards again in London’s West End, this time at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Along with approximately 40 others from the other Harmonies’ choirs they wowed the audience with their medley of My Fair Lady changing from Cockney to the perfect elocution of words. The more gentle song A Moment in Time recorded by Adele followed by New York, New York and Don’t Stop Believing wound up their performances. The enthusiasm and pride of their music director Andrew Clingo was very evident to the audience who included many friends and family who had travelled to London. This choir is open to ladies who simply enjoy singing, an opportunity to have quality ‘me’ time creating beautiful music for fun. Concerts are completely optional and there are no auditions. The next term starts on April 24 at Bromley Memorial Hall, Pode Hole, 1.30-3pm. For further information email andrew@handfulofharmonies.co.uk or call 01778 345857.


SATURDAY evening at the United Services Club in Church Street will have a special feel to it with the welcome return of popular vocalist Clayton in the lounge bar. Doors open at 7pm and going on until late with free admission to everybody. Further details can be had from the club on 01406 423134 during normal opening hours.

FRIDAY Club members had a treat on Friday when a London bus, with the logo Oxford Circus on the front, went along to the Women’s Institute Hall car park. But it was no ordinary bus it was a mobile fish and chip bus, which provided a meal to the 60 members of the club. The result was a lot of senior people, who regularly meet for a social time being able to have a hot meal with all the trimmings and a great time. This is not a regular feature, but a popular one when funds allow. Why not go along and support the bingo and other things that build up funds.

AN evening of music and magic with JET Skiffle is on Saturday, May 9, at 7pm in the Women’s Institute Hall, Park Road. Magic by Paul the Magician. Adults £6, children £3. Tickets from Shirley (01406 424669) or Gill (01406 423321).

Holbeach St Marks

PUPILS at Holbeach St Marks School have had a busy term. It began with literacy and arts week where class one met the adventurous mouse Hermelin who could solve mysteries. Class two began the topic ‘things that wriggle and crawl’ and had an ant farm in the classroom, they also enjoyed a visit to Woodside Animal Park. Class three started the topic ‘Scream machine’, which began with the film Lucky Dip. They created fairground inspired artwork and information leaflets for the seaside. They went to Twin Lakes to enjoy the fairground rides and made their own fairground rides in a craft session. The whole school experienced a visit to a Hindu Temple and enjoyed a taste of other cultures at Jimmy’s Spices.

Long Sutton

BAPTIST Church lunches will be served on Friday, April 10, 11.30am-1.30pm. All welcome.


AN Easter egg hunt takes place at Moulton Mill on Sunday, 10am-3pm. Charge per child.
On Easter Monday, Moulton Mill will be open from 10am to 4pm, with last tour at 3pm.


EVERGREEN Club will meet on Tuesday in the church hall for its Easter tea, 2-4pm. Sandwiches, cakes and refreshments will be served. Admission is £1. Raffle £1. Everyone welcome.

Spalding Ramblers

THIS Sunday Spalding Ramblers will be leading a walk of about six miles around Bourne Wood. This would be an ideal ‘taster’ walk for anyone thinking of joining this friendly group. Meet in the car park in the wood for a 10.30am start. Wear appropriate clothing and bring a drink and packed lunch. More information is available from the leader on 01775 680402.

Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding

MARCH has been another busy month for the Ukulele Orchestra, with another five gigs completed, in addition to weekly rehearsals.
Members kicked off the month with a performance for the Salvation Army Social Club, Peterborough. Three days later they played for Quadring Senior Citizens’ concert evening. The third gig of the month was a return to Peterborough for a party/lunch given as a thank you for the selfless work carried out by volunteers for Age UK. This was followed by a return visit to Swallows Court retirement
apartments in Spalding. The final performance of the month was a joint concert with the splendid Voices Unplugged Choir, in a
fundraising concert to contribute to the repairs/restoration appeal for Spalding’s Broad Street Methodist Church. During April the orchestra will perform at St John’s Care Home, Spalding; the Breathe Easy Asthma Support Group, Peterborough; pot luck
social evening, Holbeach Methodist Church; Glinton Friendship Club; a fundraising concert at St Norbert’s Church, Spalding and finally at the annual flower festival at Gosberton Parish Church. By the end of April, members will have passed the 20 gigs mark for 2015. Members thank everyone who has attended any of their performances.

West Pinchbeck

EASTER at St Bartholomew’s Church includes today, Maundy Thursday, Thirsty on a Thursday, 9.30-11am; Eucharist 10am. Tomorrow, Good Friday, hot cross buns and drinks at 10.45am, children’s colouring activities, followed at 11am by the Stations of the Cross. Suitable for all ages, with an opportunity for both children and adults to take part in a reading at each station, if they wish to. Follow the journey of Jesus to the Cross. Saturday, Easter Eve, Easter Eve Vigil and first Eucharist of Easter, 7.30pm. Easter Sunday at 10.30am everyone is invited to join a celebratory Easter Eucharist, followed by refreshments. For any further details contact Wendy on 01775 640296.

VILLAGE clean up and litter pick is on Saturday, April 11. Meet in the village hall car park at 2pm. Sacks, rubbish bags and hi-vis jackets provided. This will be followed by tea and cake. Contact Helen on 01775 640854.

MOSAIC workshops continue at St Bartholomew’s Primary School. Sessions cost £3.50 each, and are open to everyone. You can attend as many or as few as you like. Dates are April 15, 29, May 13 and June 3. Further details can be obtained from the school on 01775 640357, but booking must be made through http://www.transportedart.com. The resulting mosaic will adorn the wall of the new reception and office block.