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THE Royal British Legion Women’s Section will be holding its next meeting in Stables Hall on Tuesday, July 28, at 2pm. Members and friends are welcome.

Gedney DYKE

A Social night is held at the village hall every Friday at 7pm. Villagers are invited to come for a chat over a drink, or try their hand at pool, darts and carpet bowls.

Eyes down for bingo on Wednesday, July 29. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start.

The next coffee morning is on Saturday, August 1. Come and meet fellow villagers and have a chat over a coffee, bacon sandwich or choose from homemade cakes.

Do not forget to bring any books you may like to swap. Doors open at 10am until 12.30pm.

Crafty Crafters will next meet on Tuesday, August 4, at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

A village hall fun day will be held on Sunday, August 9, when the competitions will include cake baking and decorating, along with the best dressed teddy.

There will be a grand raffle, with a first prize of £50. A Pimms hamper and a barbecue will also be up for grabs.

There will be plenty of fun to be had for all the family with wet sponge stocks, a bouncy castle, candy floss, facepainting, handicrafts and a variety of other stalls. Come along and have some fun. Raffle tickets will be available on the day.

Gedney Dyke Village Hall, in conjunction with Gedney Drove End and Dawsmere Royal British Legion, is organising a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum to take place on Saturday, August 15.

Tickets are £18 for adult, and £10 for children under the age of 16.

The coach will leave Gedney Village Hall car park at 7.30am, with the return journey home leaving the arboretum at 5pm.

For information and tickets, contact Rob or Sue Mitchell on 01406 550612 or email gedneydykevillagehall@gmail.com.

The next general knowledge quiz will be held at the village hall on Saturday, August 29. It will start at 7.30pm, so be there early to get your team registered.

For further information on any of the above events, call 07432 155928.


THE last messy church was extremely busy, with several Gosberton Brownies in attendance.

Altogether, there were 46 children and 15 adults. There were lots of crafts with the theme ‘Looking after God’s world’ including decorating a plastic drink bottle, reusable bag decorating, flower planting, tropical fish sun catchers, making a big butterfly, a treasure hunt in the church, artists corner for making a massive underwater mural and a sand pit.

There were six children with birthdays this month; they all received a special messy church birthday card and all sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to them.

Everyone joined in with the celebration and then sat down to eat together. The hotdogs, pizza and assorted cakes that were served were eaten very quickly by all.

The afternoon was busy, noisy and hectic but great fun. The next messy church is in Gosberton Church Hall on August 21 from 3.30pm. For more details, go to www.gosberton.org/churches.


THE local branch of the Royal British Legion would like to invite all its members to the planting of a tree in the village hall grounds to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day on Saturday, August 15, at 3pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Moulton garden crawl and scarecrow festival takes place at the weekend, running from 1pm to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, costing £2.50 per adult, with accompanied children free.

Programmes will be available on the village green, opposite Moulton Church.

The programmes will contain a list of approximately 12 gardens to visit, and a voting form containing a list of scarecrows entered into the competition.

As visitors visit the various gardens, they will be able choose their favourite scarecrow, before returning their voting form to the village hall, which will be open with craft stalls and refreshments.

The scarecrow with the most votes at the end of the afternoon on the Sunday will win £25.

All proceeds will go to Moulton Community Association, which has organised the event.

For more information, go to www.moultoncommunitycentre.co.uk.


There will no pop-in session on Saturday, August 1. Instead, the next event will be on Saturday, September 5.

This is because on August 1, there is an Indian summer garden party at Brownlow House, Glenside North, from 3pm to 5pm, when the founder of Brook International school in India will talk about his work.

Ticket are £5 on entry, which will include afternoon tea. Contact John Bland on 01775 719123 for further details.

Saracens Head

Eighteen flower club members met in the village hall on Tuesday, July 7.

Raffle winners were Joan Healey, Brenda Munson, Mary Cooper, Ann Bailey, Lorraine Clark, Pam Godard, Pat Cook, Barbara Cole, Sandra Thompson, Jo Harvey, June Taylor, Maurita Taylor, Mandy Buckbury, Yvonne Walsh and Marilyn Howe.

A good crowd attended a bingo session in the village hall on Wednesday, July 15. The snowball was not won on 52 numbers, so will be carried forward to the next bingo on August 5.

New players are always welcome to attend, with all proceeds going to village hall funds.

Seats cannot be booked, so players are advise to arrive early if they have a preference to seating. Doors open at 6.30pm for eyes down at 7.30pm.

Well done to everyone concerned with the planting of all the plants and hanging baskets around the village hall – they look beautiful.

Spalding Ramblers

A Ramblers walk this Sunday will start from the picnic area off the A16 in the Lincolnshire village of Stickney, north of Boston.

This circular walk of about eight miles will start at 10.30am. New walkers are always welcome.

All you need are a drink, packed lunch, walking boots and clothing suitable for the weather. Call the leader on 01406 371951 for further information.

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