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Get crafty

Gosberton Baptist Church has a flower, arts and crafts festival over the August Bank Holiday weekend, opening at 10.30am on Saturday, August 29, through to 4.30pm. At around 2pm there will be entertainment by the Spalding U3A Singers. On the Sunday morning worship is at 10.30am, opening for viewing from noon with a Songs of Praise at 4.30pm. Monday’s viewing is from 10.30am to 4.30pm with a dancing display and puppet presentation by Ann Warren at 2.30pm.

If anyone in the Gosberton area would like to help with the painting of the Quadring church hall they are invited to phone Tony Quinton on 01775 680232.

A youth club worker is required for Gosberton, three hours a week on Friday evenings. Hourly rate to be negotiated to work with young people between the ages of 11 and 21. The job entails helping to set up structured activities, supervising club members, recording attendance and collecting weekly subs. Please send a CV and covering letter to Gosberton Youth Club, 6, Wargate, Way, Gosberton. PE11 4NH or email youth@gosberton.org

Messy Church will be in the Gosberton church hall on Friday, August 21, at 3.30pm. The afternoon consists of crafts, singing, stories and a meal. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gosberton Good Companions Club have an outing to Wroxham on Tuesday, August 18, which includes a boat ride and a coffee stop at Caithness. Anyone wishing to join the party can contact Chris Edwards on 01775 841136.

The Thursday craft club continues to meet in the Gosberton Church Hall every Thursday from 10am to noon. The cost of £3 per week includes tea and coffee and biscuits.

Cactus Society

Growers meet

The Cactus growers meet on the third Friday each month with a 7 to 7-30 start at Weston Village Hall, Small Drove, PE12 6HU (Near Baytree Garden Centre).

On August 21 Graham Charles will be providing a demonstration of the genus Thelocactus found primarily in the Chihuahuan desert of Texas and Mexico, including plants and pictures.

There will be plants for sale, a raffle and refreshments. Just turn up for an interesting and informative evening. We’ll be pleased to see you. There is a small entrance fee of £1.50.

Long Sutton

Holiday club

Long Sutton Baptist Church holiday club from August 25 -28, 9 30-noon, for 4 - 11 year olds.

Contact Iris 01406 362746 or Corinne 01406 424467 or call at the church.


Event success

The barbecue held on Saturday evening was a great success. A total of £357 was raised for the forthcoming Flower Festival funds. A big “thank you” to all of the organisers. Don’t forget the coffee mornings every Monday in the Village Hall from 9.30am. All are welcome for a cuppa and a chat.


Live music

The live music and entertainment evenings are becoming very popular at the United Services Club in Church Street, Holbeach. On Saturday evening, August 15, starting at 8pm, popular acclaimed singer Mark Josef will be performing live in the bar.

There’s free admission with everybody welcome, but must be 18 or over and further details can be obtained from the club on 01406 423134 during normal opening hours.


Cilla tribute

Kevin Morgan will be playing the Wurlitzer and Compton cinema organs at the Burtey Fen Collection in Pinchbeck on Sunday afternoon at 2.30pm.

The theme is well known songs from the 50s and 60s - with a special tribute to Cilla Black, which will include ‘Alfie’ and ‘You’re My World’.

Tickets are £8 inclusive of refreshments and ice-cream. Tel 01775 766081 to book.

Saracens Head

Flower club

The Flower Club met in the village hall on Tuesday, August 5, and 16 ladies attended.

Final details regards the charity tea party were discussed and it will be held on Tuesday, September 1. This year’s charity will be for Air Ambulance and Alzhiemers Care.

Raffle winners were Sandra Thompson, Judy Ingham, Jo Harvey, Lorraine Clark, Mary Cooper, Sally Gregory, Gill Ward, Ann Bailey, Joan Healey and Barbara Wheatley.

Next time’s arrangement will be different colours of foliage and using driftwood or other pieces of wood.

Bingo was well supported on Wednesday, August 6. Snowball was not won and carries on to the next bingo.

Well done to the best kept village committee who have done a splendid job with flowers in the village and around the village hall they have kept looking really pretty. The committee held a plant stall and bric-a-brac, flowers, etc, in the grounds of the village hall on Saturday, August 8, to help raise funds.