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GIFT and craft fair is in the Victory Hall on Sunday, 11am-4pm.

Gedney Drove End

MONTHLY bingo, with Johnny and Pam Disdel, will be in the village hall tomorrow. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

CHRIST Church, Dawsmere, will join with St Nicholas Church, Lutton, at St Mary’s Church, Long Sutton, on Sunday at 10.30am for a service to celebrate the start of Mission Week.


GOSBERTON Baptist Film show group, on Wednesday, saw a large attendance which included the Gosberton Risegate Silver Link Club who cancelled their fortnightly meeting in order to attend. Films included Cumbrian villages, Dalemain House and gardens, Taverham Nursery Centre, Norwich and Aldeburgh. Sandwiches were supplied by Betty Wilson and cakes by Phyllis Baxter and Marlene Twelftree. Helpers were Ann Gorbutt, Gill Adlard, Marlene Twelftree, Phyllis Baxter, Dave Twelftree, Maurice Adlard and the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton. Thanks were expressed to Tina Sandall for transporting the Silver Link members. The group has an outing on Wednesday, June 24, to Wollaton Hall and gardens, deer park and National History Museum. Cost is £16 inclusive. For further information contact 01775 840185.

GOSBERTON House School is running a very successful recycling venture. Just fill a bag with old clothing, material, blankets, etc, and leave them in the school reception.

ROYAL British Legion is having a summer band concert presented by the Banovallum Brass Band. It is in the Quadring St Margaret’s Church Hall on Saturday, June 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets from Gene Waterfall on 01775 840519 or 01775 750491; Ray Lindley on 01775 841092 or Debbie Reynolds on 01775 841585. Donations of raffle prizes will be welcome and refreshments will be served. All proceeds are for Gosberton Royal British Legion.

THE parish church collects postage stamps for the St Barnabas Hospice. A small border needs to be cut around the stamps, which are then kept together in a bag or envelope and placed in a tub at the back of the church, or on the window sill in the church porch, handed in at Quadring Post Office or dropped through the letterbox at 118 High Street, Gosberton.

WOMEN’S Institute meets on June 9 when the subject will be medieval street life by Tina Lee. The competition is for something old. The meeting starts at 7.15pm in the Public Hall. Contact Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553 for further information.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

ON Sunday, at 10am, at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church, a group service will be held, and will include those from Quadring St Margaret’s and Gosberton St Peter and St Paul’s, and as many people who would like to attend, including those who have moved away. Guest speaker will be the Bishop of Lincoln, the Rt Rev Christopher Lowson. The Bishop will open the new memorial gardens.

MESSY Church at the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church is on Friday at 3.30pm for toddlers to teens, plus parents.

Holbeach Hurn

WORTH Farms, at Top Farm, has an open farm day on Sunday for a real taste of the countryside. There’s no need to book and trailer tours will take in the farm, sheep shearing, tractors and vintage tractors. Admission is free and it runs from 11am-4pm.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Women’s Institute held its monthly meeting on May 19 in the Conservative Club.

This was the annual meeting with 24 members present, and was followed by a ploughmans supper and a raffle. The next meeting will be on June 16, which we will be celebrating the group’s 80th birthday with a buffet and entertainment.


SPALDING and District Flower Lovers Club meets tomorrow at Spalding Grammar School, at 7.15pm. Flower arranging demonstration by area demonstrator Helen Bird. For more information phone 01775 761740.

JOHNSON Hospital League of Friends’ summer fayre is on Saturday, 2-4pm, at the Johnson Community Hospital. There will be music by the Ukelele Band, games, raffle, stalls, crafts and cakes.

The ‘Friends’ continue to support the hospital with the purchase of equipment that helps patients on the wards and in the clinics. During the last financial year they purchased ophthalmic equipment for the outpatients department, iPads for occupational therapy to help stroke patients and information stands, and outside flower tubs were replanted. The cost of these improvements was over £6,700. The ‘Friends’ have also agreed to provide £7,000 towards equipment and refurbishments for the new cataract clinic and further equipment and ancillary items for the Welland Ward.

A service to remember D Day will be held on Saturday at 10.30am in Ayscoughfee Hall’s peace garden. Service associations and their standards, and the public, are welcome.

ROTARY Club of South Holland is celebrating 70 years since VE Day with a 1940s swing dance at the South Holland Centre on Saturday (7.30pm). Dance the night away to the sounds of Miller Magic and Miss Sarah-Jane. Tickets at £25 include a two-course supper and are available from Bookmark, Chattertons Solicitors and Hills Department Store (Thorntons counter).

CAR boot sale takes place at Spalding Grammar School on Sunday, 8am-noon.

Sutton St Edmund

GUANOCK House in Guanock Gate is open on Sunday as part of the National Gardens Scheme, 1.30-5pm. This is the former home of the talented and internationally known garden designer Arne Maynard and within the five acres are herbaceous borders, a knot garden, rose garden and lime walk, an orchard, walled kitchen garden and Italian garden. Admission is £3, children free, and home-made teas will be available as well as plants for sale.

West Pinchbeck

TOMORROW heralds an afternoon tea for members of the West Pinchbeck Senior Club. It is hoped that there will be local strawberries available for this event. The meeting will be held at the usual time at the village hall. Also in the programme, there is to be a quiz.

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