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UNDER STARTER'S ORDERS: Ladies of Handful of Harmonies went dressed for the occasion. Pictured, back row, from left: Lynn Franklin, Sue Ward, Caroline West and Beverley Mackey. Front row: Chris Chamberlain, Gail Luke and Pat Weavers.
UNDER STARTER'S ORDERS: Ladies of Handful of Harmonies went dressed for the occasion. Pictured, back row, from left: Lynn Franklin, Sue Ward, Caroline West and Beverley Mackey. Front row: Chris Chamberlain, Gail Luke and Pat Weavers.
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Deeping St Nicholas

NINE gardens in the village will be open to the public on Sunday, from noon to 5pm. Maps will be available for £2.50 each at all the gardens, which will be marked with a large red balloon.

The parish church and Methodist Chapel will also be open, where refreshments and parking will be available.

Proceeds will be divided between the youth organisations at the church and chapel.


BOOKINGS are being taken for the summer lunch at the church hall on Sunday, July 5, from noon for 12.30pm. To book, phone Jane on 01775 821515.

BEETLE drive is at the church hall on Friday, July 10, at 7pm, £1 per accompanied child and £2 per adult. A fun night for all ages.

Gedney Drove End and Dawsmere

A classic and vintage vehicle show is being held on the old school field, Dawsmere, on Saturday from 10.30am to 4.30pm.

There will be lots to see and do for all the family – stalls, barbecue, beer tent, ice cream, cupcakes, bouncy castle, face painting, Tarot readings, snakes and reptiles, plus a Battle of Britain memorial flight Spitfire flypast.

Free entry for vehicles and visitors. All proceeds to Gedney Drove End and Dawsmere Royal British Legion. Inquiries/vehicle entry to 01406 550612.


GOSBERTON House School opens its garden on Sunday, July 5, from noon to 4pm, in association with the Lincolnshire Garden Trust.

Tea and cakes, plant stall, plus a pupil enterprise stall. All welcome. The school held a gardening day on Saturday.

LORNA Webb and her team of helpers are putting on a strawberry and coffee morning on Tuesday, July 14, at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, 10am to noon, with coffee, scones and strawberries.

There will be a cake and preserves stall, plants and vegetables and a raffle. All welcome. Proceeds to Marie Curie.

The school has entered the Hayes Garden World Summer Sunflower Competition, which focuses on primary schools across the UK. It is to design a packet for sunflower seeds and the first prize is £1,000.

The winning designs will be printed and used by Thomas and Morgan for a variety of sunflowers to be sold by Hayes Garden World.

A youth club worker is wanted for three hours per week on a Friday, from 7pm to 10pm. The hourly rate is to be negotiated.

If you are interested, send your CV and covering letter to 6 Wargate Way, Gosberton, email youth@gosberton.org.

GOSBERTON Public Hall, built in 1872, a short period after the Franco-Prussian War and a significant building in the village, requires your attention, not in its architecture, nor in its foundations – but in its trustee management, which cares for the hall and ensures that it is able to continue in its public contribution to the community.

In such an old building, maintenance is important, maintenance costs, utility overheads and insurance costs are high – the list is never ending.

The hall has seen a lifetime of history. Be part of the future history by supporting the current activities available, or you could offer your services as a trustee.

If you can help, contact Michael Callaghan (secretary/treasurer) at callaghanpm@gmail.com.

Gosberton Clough & Risegate

FRIENDS of St Gilbert and St Hugh’s took part in the Pinchbeck Carnival. They had a successful, but wet, day and thank all those who supported them.

Albert Wells won the adults’ bean bags, with the children’s beanbags won by Abbie May Wand.

The treasure hunt will be drawn at the church fete held in the gardens of Brian and Jane Tidswell, of Riseholme, Gosberton Risegate, on July 4. It starts at 3pm.

Handful of Harmonies

THE ladies of Spalding’s Handful of Harmonies choir held a fundraising race night recently.

Instead of going to Royal Ascot Ladies Day, they held a ladies race night at ‘Royal’ Pode Hole to raise funds for the choir’s activities.

Afternoon tea was served in bone china cups and saucers, with dainty sandwiches. A mouth-watering selection of cakes was served halfway through the evening.

A massive £600 was raised, which will facilitate the extras to enable all members of the choir to participate in some of the extra events in addition to the weekly sing.

Their next fundraising event is a flower arranging demonstration at Bromley Memorial Hall, Pode Hole, on Saturday, July 11, at 2.30pm.

The Spalding choir sings at Bromley Memorial Hall on a Friday, from 1.30pm to 3pm. Ladies are invited along, there are no auditions and laughter and friendship is freely available.

Further information is available at www.handfulofharmonies.co.uk or call the choir director, Andrew Clingo, on 01778 345857.


EVERYONE likes to have something for nothing, so go to Lutton Church on Wednesday to enjoy a free concert with the Cantemus Choir. The programme starts at 8pm, and refreshments will be served afterwards.


BAPTIST Church summer fayre is on Saturday, from 11am to 3pm. There will be stalls, cakes, games and lunches (noon-1.30pm).

On Sunday, Cafe Church at 10.30am is for all ages. Get there early for coffee and doughnuts.

BINGO, for the Callum Pite’s Smile Charity, is on Sunday in the village hall. Eyes down at 3.30pm; cash and prize games. Please support this charity which helps support teenagers with cancer.


EVERGREEN Club members thank the Gosberton Club members for allowing them to join them on their coach trip to Nottingham, it was a brilliant day.

On June 16, members enjoyed the club lunch at the Four Crossroads. On Tuesday, June 30, the club is having its strawberry tea.


JUNE meeting of Tollgate Women’s Institute was held at St John’s Church Lounge, Hawthorn Bank.

The president welcomed members and two visitors. Correspondence and notices were given out including invitations from Pode Hole and Gosberton WIs.

Members were reminded of the picnic at Springfields on July 24. Mrs Achurch was delegate at the spring council meeting at the Albert Hall. She gave a full report to members.

Mrs McCarthy was the group’s representative at the royal garden party, she gave a report on her day at Buckingham Palace.

The speaker was George Waugh, who talked about his life, ‘A butler’s experience’.

The next meeting will be on July 21, when Miss D Reed will be the speaker on ‘poems and story telling’. Visitors welcome.

West Pinchbeck

FUN on a Friday is in the village hall, tomorrow, 2pm to 3pm and 7pm to 8pm.

This is a chance for people of all ages to come together and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat, to share experiences, discuss their hobbies and play games.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. For further details, and to offer help or ideas, please contact Janet Dutton on 01775 640966 or 07434 505700.

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