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From Gedney Drove End to Spalding

West Pinchbeck

The next meeting of the West Pinchbeck Senior Club is a party to celebrate the Club’s twenty-first birthday. Started by ladies meeting in members’ houses it gradually outgrew that type of meeting and ended up meeting at the present venue, the Village Hall. This meeting is to be held on Wednesday, 5th August at 2.00 p.m.

Gedney Drove End

MONTHLY Bingo with Johnny and Pam Disdel takes place at the village hall on Wednesday, August 5th. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Group will meet at the Methodist Chapel on Thursday, August 6 and the speaker will be Christopher Brandan­ King with a talk illustrated with slides about hi holiday in the Far East.

Gosberton

Anyone in the Gosberton group of churches wishing to be confirmed is to contact the vicar on 01775 840694.

Next meeting of the Gosberton local history group is in the methodist church on 10th August at 10.30am.

The Revd Paul Hardingham has started collecting sponsors for the Lincolnshire Churches Trust cycle ride. Sponsorship forms are at the back of all three of the parish churches within the Gosberton group.

Gosberton Good Companion’s Club has an outing to Wroxham/ boat trip on the broads with a coffee stop at Caithness Glass on Tuesday 18th August. Anyone wishing to join the party should contact Chris Edwards on 01775 841136

Residents of the Gosberton Bank House Home enjoyed a movie night when they watched The Sound of Music. They have also enjoyed sing-a-longs, when vocalist Carl comes in to the home to lead the singing of old time songs. The ladies have been given a manicure and also receive a weekly visit from a hairdresser.

Gosberton Baptist Church is making preparations for its flower, crafts and arts festival over August Bank Holiday weekend. It opens at 10.30am on Saturday 29th August, and by popular demand there will be entertainment by the Spalding U3A Singers at around 2pm on Saturday. The festival is open until 4.30pm on Saturday. Morning worship takes place at 10.30am on the following day with viewing from noon until 4.30pm when there will, be a Songs of Praise. The festival opens from 10.30am to 4.30pm on the Monday, with a dancing display, and puppet presentation by Ann Warren at 2,30pn. There will be cream teas, games and competitions and a raffle.

In pouring rain and with autumn temperatures a few people gathered at the river at Surfleet Seas End reservoir for the annual Sea Sunday service. It was led by the Rev Maurice Perry (methodist minister) who also blessed the boats.

Prayers were led by the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton (Baptist minister). The vicar of the Gosberton group, the Rev Ian Walters read a lesson and gave the address. Annette Rhodes was the offertory steward with the offering being donated to Missions to Seamen.

The Sound System was supplied by Bob Rowbottom. Afterwards the Ship Inn at Surfleet Seas End kindly provided the congregation and clergy with welcome drinks of tea and coffee.

Chairman, Eddie Edwards, opened the fortnightly meeting of the Gosberton Good Companion’s Club on Tuesday afternoon. He informed the meeting of the outing to Wroxham on Tuesday 18th August when it will be an 8.30am start. All welcome to join the party. Just phone Chris Edwards on 01775 841136. Maxine Dobney and Les Stephenson called the bingo assisted by Mary Mayfield and Carol Nicholls. Tea and coffee was made by Les Stephenson, Carol Nicholls and Mary Mayfield. They were helped by Maxine Dobney, Joyce Grantham, Linda Rookard, Ann Manning and Chris Edwards. The auction was conducted by Les Stephenson with Maxine Dobney, Ann Manning and Chris Edwards.

At the floristry class in Gosberton Baptist church on Tuesday evening members made a table arrangements with tea lights suitable for an outdoor patio table. Tea and coffee were served. The following week the class is doing an arrangement in a glass varse using oranges and lime and citrus shades of flowers. All welcome. Phone Annie Weatherly-Barton on 01775 840693

The Gosberton local history society will meet in the Gosberton methodist church on Monday 10th August at 7.30pm

Holbeach

Holbeach Royal Airforce Association’s bi monthly meeting was held at the Holbeach United Services club on the 14th of July.

The chairman opened the meeting and welcomed everyone. The dedication was read by Mr F Callcutt. The main item was the grant towards the reforming of the Holbeach A.T.C band. A vote was taken and approved. The president suggested we get a few more details before making the grant.

Wings week was also discussed and at present had no permission to collect at the Tesco store.

A dinner will be held on the 8th of August at Mr Harold Paynes, 12 for 12-30pm, all members welcome . The chairman closed the meeting and thanked everyone for their attendance. The next meeting will be held at the Holbeach United Sevices club on the 1st of September everyone welcome.

Gedney Dyke

Social Night Every Friday at 7pm – come and meet fellow villagers at our social night. There is a bar, with pool, darts or carpet bowls or just come for a chat.

Village Hall Fun Day – Sunday 9th August – Competitions for Cake Baking and Decorating, Best Dressed Teddy. Grand Raffle with 1st Prize - £50, 2nd Prize – Pimms Hamper, 3rd Prize - BBQ plus various other prizes. Wet sponge stocks, bouncy castle, candyfloss, facepainting, handicrafts, plus a variety of other stalls.

Come along and have some fun. Raffle tickets available on the day.

Bingo – Bingo will be held in the Village Hall on Wednesday 12th August. Doors open at 6:30pm for eyes down at 7:30pm.

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

Tickets are £18.00 – Adult, £10 for Children under the age of 16 years and must be accompanied by an Adult. Coach leaves Gedney Dyke Village Hall Car Park at 7:30am. Return journey home leaves the Arboretum at 5pm. For information and tickets please contact Rob or Sue Mitchell – 01406 550612 or gedneydykevillagehall@gmail.com.

General Knowledge Quiz - The next General Knowledge Quiz will be held at Gedney Dyke Village Hall in the evening of Saturday 29th August. The Quiz will start at 7:30pm, so be there early to get you team registered.

If you live outside Gedney Dyke Village and would like to be advised of activities in our Village Hall, please request a copy of our Monthly Newsletter sent by e-mail, which will give all the details. Put your e-mail address through the Hall letterbox. For further information on any of the above events please ring 07432 155928.

Spalding

The Probus Club of Spalding held the July 2015 meeting in the function room of the South Holland Centre, where the President, John Heron, welcomed 51 members and introduced the speaker, David Rodwell.

He introduced Richard Pacey a Guest of Jim Walker. New members Charles Thorne and Michael Smith were also welcomed. It was announced that the Ladies Day tickets were now on sale the event should not be missed as it is expected to be an entertaining day.

Norman Crosby then said Grace, after which the members enjoyed lunch.

Following lunch, the President proposed the Loyal Toast, after which the Probian Toast was given by Peter Godding. There was then a short recess.

The President then reminded members that on August 12th the outdoor bowls event, organised by Peter Godding, would be at The Spalding Sports Centre.

Martin Levine was inducted by the President as a new member.

Then, the Speaker Finder, James Newby, introduced the speaker for the meeting, David Rodwell, who gave an insight into our area’s methods of dealing with waste disposal. The vote of thanks was given by Brian Geary who said that the members had really been very interested and enjoyed the talk.

The regular raffle was then drawn, after which the President announced that the next meeting will be at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday 5th August, when the speaker will be Nicky Barr, and his subject will be “Lincolnshire Bomber Command”.

The Probus Club of Spalding is open to retired professional and businessmen, and further details can be obtained from Brian Geary, Past President and Secretary of the club(01775-714099) or on the website Probus Club of Spalding.