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From Gedney Drove End to Whaplode St Catherine

Gedney Drove End

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

Gedney Hill

A 70s disco party night is being held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, July 11, from 7.30pm to midnight.

A cold buffet and licensed bar will be available and there will be a prize for the best dressed man and woman.

Proceeds will be split between Sue Ryder and Help for Heroes. A raffle of wonderful prizes will be held during the evening.


A MESSY Church took place in the church hall on June 19. The theme was ‘sharing the story’.

There were lots of crafts to do, including making a trinity pyramid, a lords prayer booklet, traffic light biscuits, catapults, a footprint path (lots of children had their feet painted and walked up a paper path) and a treasure hunt in the church for lost sheep.

The group then had a story acted out, a song and said the messy grace. Everyone stayed for a buffet tea afterwards.

The next messy church is on Friday, July 17. Doors open from 3.30pm onwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Donations are welcome to cover the cost of food.

THREE new flower arrangers were welcomed to the Baptist Church floristry class on Tuesday. Members enjoyed arranging flowers in a basket. Tea and coffee were served.

Next week, members are asked to take flowers suitable for making a bouquet. Anyone wishing to join is to contact Annie Weatherly-Barton on 01775 840693.

A coach party of members and friends of the Gosberton Baptist film show group had a lovely time on Wednesday when they travelled to Wollaton Hall and park. The sun shone from start to finish.

The party walked round the park and formal gardens, and looked around the natural history museum.

NEXT afternoon tea and favourite hymns at the Methodist Church is on Sunday, July 19. For more information, contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

THURSDAY Craft Club meets in the church hall on a Thursday from 10am to noon. It is a friendly self-help group, the cost of £3 a session includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

THERE is a messy church in the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church on Friday at 3.30pm. For more information, call Jane MacFarlane on 01775 750525.

THE Ukulele Orchestra will be performing at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s garden fete at Riseholme Farm, Gosberton Risegate, on Saturday at 3pm.

Tea and cakes will be served in the garden, with the usual stalls and steam engine rides. Gifts of cakes and raffle prizes will be gratefully received. Contact Jane Tidswell.

GOSBERTON Clough Centenary Methodist Church celebrates its 80th anniversary on July 11 and 12.

On the Saturday, there is a songs of praise event in the church at 7pm led by Michael Jessop.

Duets will be by Edith Fell and Trevor Cummins, with poems by Ruth Perry. This will be followed by a strawberry supper.

The celebrations continue on the Sunday at 2.30pm, with a service conducted by Captain Paul Whitely. This will be followed by tea. All proceeds will go to church funds.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Group will meet at the Methodist Chapel on Thursday at 2pm, when the speaker will be Douglas Hilton with a talk on the history of the Sir Peter Scott lighthouse.

MONTHLY service will take place at the Methodist Chapel on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Moulton Chapel

JET, popular local skiffle group, will be performing at the Methodist church. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of foot-tapping, sing-along music, on Saturday, July 11, at 7.30pm. Cost is £5, including light refreshments.

The church has a reputation for holding raffles with good prizes. This time is no exception.

All proceeds to boost church funds for necessary maintenance.

Saracen’s Head

FLOWER Club members met in the village hall last Tuesday when 18 ladies attended.

Raffle winners were Judy Ingham, Jo Harvey, Barbara Wheatley, Joan Healey, Marilyn Howe, Sandra Thompson, Annette Holden and Pat cook.

At the next meeting, each member will be doing an individual arrangement, each having different pictures for them to copy.

LADIES Group meeting on July 29 will be a talk by George Waugh who is an former butler. He will be talking about is experiences.

This meeting is open to non members at a cost £2, which includes light refreshments. Meeting starts at 7.30pm in the village hall.

CARPET bowls is played on Mondays in the village hall, starting at 7.30pm. This is social bowling, give it a try and meet new friends. Inquiries to 01406 423065.

MONTHLY tea dances/line dancing/and Saturday dances are held in the village hall on a regular basis. For more details, phone 01406 423065.


SPALDING and District Flower Lovers’ Club meet tomorrow at Spalding Grammar School at 7.15pm.

Flower arranging demonstration by area demonstrator Shirley Henderson. Contact 01775 761740 for further information.

PROBUS Club of Spalding, held its June meeting at South Holland Centre, with 49 members attending.

They were warmly welcomed by the president, John Heron, who introduced the speaker Di Gill. He also welcomed a new member, Martin Levine.

Grace was said by Brian Wheatley, following which the members enjoyed lunch.

After lunch, the president proposed the loyal toast and Doug Best proposed the probian toast.

Members were reminded that this year’s outside bowls tournament will be held at the Castle Sports Complex on Wednesday, August 12.

Ladies day tickets for the October meeting will be on sale at the July meeting.

The president congratulated Geoff Craft, the winner of the trophy for the indoor bowls competition in April.

Roger Perkins said the current Spalding Probus indoor bowls trophy was in a dilapidated condition and needed urgent replacement.

Members agreed that a replacement could be purchased before the next indoor competition.

The next meeting is at the same venue on Thursday when the speaker will be David Rodwell and his subject will be ‘waste disposal’.

Stewards for the meeting will be Mike Jennings and Andy Wardman.

The club is open to retired professionals and businessmen, and further details can be obtained from Brian Geary (01775 714099) or from the club’s website at www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/probusclubofspalding.

Sutton Bridge

A pet service will be held in St Matthew’s Church. For those enjoying an early start to proceedings, a breakfast will be served at 8.30am inside the church.

The service is at 9.30am, all pets are welcome, even ponies.

West Pinchbeck

THE planned trip of the West Pinchbeck Senior Club, to the seaside, has had to cancelled due to transport difficulties.

The meeting will still take place at the village hall tomorrow at 2pm. The actual content has not been sorted out but it will be a games afternoon.

Whaplode St Catherine

BINGO is tomorrow in the Memorial Hall. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down 7.30pm for great prizes, super food and the WSC special atmosphere. Call 01406 540733 for details.

WEDNESDAY Mums and Tots Group at the memorial hall (10am to noon) helps socialise the tots.

Mums (or dads) can relax and enjoy a coffee. A mountain of toys and games and total security with free juice, etc. Details on 01406 540733.

MEMORIAL hall committee is organising a low-cost trip to Hunstanton on August 16. A luxury coach will be used with a toilet on board and full facilities.

For details, times and pick up options please ring 01406 540733 or 01406 540164.