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A scarecrow festival kicks off a fun weekend on Saturday. The scarecrow tour starts from the Ruby Hunt Centre and is on all day.

On Sunday, Fun in the Park, in Flinders Park, starts at 2pm. There will be stalls, games, Holbeach Town Band, Bruce’s Amusements, a Fly Past, and food and drink.

If anyone is entering the scarecrow competition, could they get their details to Margaret Kenworthy at the Ruby Hunt Centre so she can sort the trail map.

Gedney Hill

THERE will be a gift day at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday, June 13, from 10am to 4pm. Refreshments will be served in the church and organisers would be pleased to receive any contribution you would like to make.

THERE will be no 4pm Evensong at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday, June 14. Instead, Songs of Praise will be held in Sutton St Edmund Church at 5pm.


FORTY members attended the recent Gosberton and District Local History Society meeting in the church hall. Ambrose Garner explained the use of some farming tools and instruments he had taken along.

Ivan Dennis asked for any information on his old flagon from Surfleet Brewery.

Sue Smith shared points of interest from a very old notebook from Smith’s family.

Shayne Blackmore said she had found, on the 1881 census, that the former name of Salem Street was West Street and had photos of Frank Brocklehurst’s dairy in Westhorpe Road, and Gosberton Scouts.

Chris Clark had maps, photos and information from a ledger relating to nursing.

Discussions took place when Ian Waters projected a picture of Gosberton Hall School when Charles Boyer was headteacher, and a 1880s map of Gosberton.

Old photos of people and places displayed on a large board during the flower festival will remain at the back of the parish church for visitors to view and hopefully share their knowledge of the district, on the paper provided.

Contact details on cards are also available on the board. The next meeting is in the parish church hall on August 10 at 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Baptist Fun and Fellowship met at the Risegate home of Des and Rene Curtis on Friday. Table games were played and Mavis Green took a box of chocolates for everyone to share, and tea, coffee and cakes were supplied by Rene Curtis.

ST Peter and St Paul’s Church will soon be on Facebook. The page will be developed over the next couple of weeks.

GOSBERTON Academy netball team recently competed in the Boston High 5 Netball Tournament. All had a brilliant time.

GOSBERTON House School took part in the recent Spalding People’s Parade.

THERE has been a change of date for the Gosberton House School sports day. It will now take place tomorrow.

The school recently held a family outdoor gardening afternoon and a dads, lads and lasses challenge afternoon when they were given a task to complete and compete against other teams.


ANYONE walking past Moulton Community Centre recently will have noticed the family of scarecrows sitting in the garden (pictured).

They are getting ready for the scarecrow competition which is to take place in conjunction with the popular Moulton garden crawl over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.

The competition is free to enter, and anyone wishing to enter should send their name, address and telephone number by email to moultoncommunitycentre@gmail.com

Entries which are not on the route of the garden crawl will be advised to take their scarecrow to the village green opposite the church, where it will be put on display over the weekend (or somewhere else close by).

Entries should be submitted by July 3 to ensure that they are included in the weekend’s programme, which will contain a voting slip.

People taking part in the garden crawl will be invited to vote for their favourite scarecrow, and the one with the most votes by the end of the event on Sunday afternoon will win £25.

Full details of both the garden crawl and scarecrow competition can be found at www.moultoncommunitycentre.co.uk


The Probus Club of Spalding’s May meeting at South Holland Centre was attended by 54 members, who were welcomed by the president John Heron.

Grace was said by Probian Roger Perkins before members enjoyed the usual carvery lunch. After lunch, the president proposed the Loyal Toast, and John Butler proposed the Probian Toast.

The president congratulated the Spalding Probus bowls ‘A’ team as they were the winners of the Probus League during the past winter period, with the ‘B’ team finishing second.

New member David Smith was inducted. David gave a resume of his personal history.

Speaker, Chris Andrews, gave members an interesting and well-presented talk on his life, and the events that led to his becoming a visitor experience manager at the RSPB reserve at Frampton.

For more information on the club, call 01775 714099 or visit www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/probusclubofspalding

THE Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding has had another busy month, spending time in the company of many wonderful people in the local community.

May began at The Spinney sheltered housing complex in Eye, for its social club meeting.

One woman, a very sprightly 94-year-old, taught members some new (naughty) verses for ‘You are my sunshine’, which she had learned during the war.

The orchestra also visited the residents of Southfield House in Spalding and the veterans of the Royal Lincs and Anglian Regimental Association at the Lighthouse Church.

The final gig of the month was an afternoon session with the Spalding Blind Club at Pinchbeck Village Hall.

This month is even busier, beginning with an Alzheimer’s Support Club in Crowland. On Saturday, the orchestra will play at Spalding’s Johnson Hospital League of Friends’ fete.

Also this month, the group will play at Holbeach Dementia Support Group, at the launch of the Wyberton arts and crafts festival and at a sing-along session at Holbeach Hospital.

An exhausting month comes to a close on Sunday, June 28, with an open-air concert in Ayscoughfee Gardens in Spalding, starting at 2pm.

This last concert is open to all members of the public, for free, but you might like to bring something comfortable to sit on ... as well as a pocket of loose change for the charity collection after the performance.


THERE was a good turn-out at the May meeting of the Cactus Society.

A talk with pictures was given by Cliff Thompson, following his exploration of the eastern mountain ranges in Mexico, the Sierra Madre Oriental.

The density and enormous variety of cactus species benefiting from the protection from the Mexican authorities was amazing. There was also a good selection of plants to buy at the meeting.

At the next meeting on Friday, June 19, Chris Davies will talk about cacti on the central western side of Mexico, Chihuahua to Morelos.

Join the group at Weston Village Hall at 7.30pm for an interesting and informative evening.


QUIZ night, with supper, is in the village hall on Saturday, June 26. Doors open 6pm. Tickets £7.50, available from Brenda on 01406 370775.

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