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A FASHION show is being staged by Lincs Fashions tomorrow at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £3 including refreshments and are available from the Post Office or on 01775 820784.


SATURDAYS from 10am you are invited to the Crowland Methodist Chapel for tea, coffee and biscuits, and chat and laughter. The ‘do you remember’ always gives those there something to think about.


BINGO at the Ruby Hunt Centre on Friday starts at 7.30pm.

COFFEE and Chat is at the church hall on Saturday, September 14, 10am to 2pm and it will also include Gift Day so take your donations to the hall or to Molsons Opticians.

Gedney Drove End

MONTHLY bingo will take place at the village hall tomorrow. Doors open at 6.30pm with eyes down at 7.30pm, refreshments available.

SUMMER fair, organised by the Village Hall Committee, will be held at the hall and playing field on Saturday. Daytime events will take place from noon to 5pm and will include various stalls, car boot, dog show, bouncy castle, arena events, side shows and much more. Competitions will include biggest vegetable, oddest shaped vegetable or fruit, home made preserves and cakes. Competitions for children will be to make a garden in a tin/box and to decorate a cake. The evening event, 7.30pm to midnight, will be ticket only. Tickets for the disco, to include a buffet, will be £5 for adults (18 and over), £2.50 for three to 17 years and free for under threes. Please contact Vikki Bills on 01406 550752 to make enquiries and to book a pitch or stall.


MOBILE library will be in the village on Friday, Field Close 10-11am and Godfrey Avenue 11.05am-noon.

ANYONE interested in singing in a community choir in Gosberton is asked to phone the vicar on 01775 840694.

SATURDAY, September 14, is the Lincolnshire Churches Trust sponsored ride and stride. If anyone would like to take part by cycling or walking, or to sponsor, they can contact the Rev Paul Hardingham. The Gosberton Group of Parish Churches will be open on that day for the signing of sponsor forms.

NEXT meeting of Gosberton and District Royal British Legion is on Wednesday, September 18 at 7.30pm in the church hall.

WOMEN’S Institute meets in the Public Hall on Tuesday, September 10, at 7.15pm with floral art by Pamela Driscoll. The competition is for a flower of the month and the bring and buy stall is anything home made. For more information contact Eileen Johnson on 01775 750553.

FIRST aid made fun is the topic of the first meeting of the year of the Gosberton Ladies Circle on Thursday, September 12, in the Methodist Church at 7.30pm.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

MESSY Church will resume at the Gosberton Clough Methodist Church on Friday at 3.30pm. There will be craft tables,drawing, games, singing, a prayer and then a buffet of sandwiches and cakes. Entry is free although a donation towards the cost of food and craft materials is always welcome.

ST Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church celebrates its harvest festival on Sunday, September 15, with a service at 11am followed by lunch in the church hall at noon.

GOSBERTON Risegate Methodist Church has its harvest festival on Sunday, September 15 at 2.30pm which will be led by the New Name Group of Sibsey.

The harvest continues on September 16 at 7pm with a short worship, supper and auction of produce.

Holbeach Drove

HARVEST festival service in the Methodist Chapel is at 6pm on Sunday and a harvest service followed by auction of produce on Monday at 7pm. Those taking produce to decorate the chapel please take on Friday morning.

Long Sutton

THERE will be a tea dance at Long Sutton Royal British Legion on Saturday, 2-5pm. Music, cream tea and tombola.

Lutton Marsh

LADIES Group will meet for lunch at the Jolly Crispin, Lutton, on Thursday at noon.


THE next meeting of Pinchbeck Women’s Institute is in the village hall on Monday, September 9 at 7.30pm. Speaker Jill Collinge will talk about ‘Regency days’. The competition is a cut out doll to be dressed in Regency styled clothing. Visitors welcome.

PINCHBECK Photographic Group invite you to its annual exhibition of prints, on view at Birchgrove Garden Centre, Pinchbeck, PE11 3XY from Friday.

On Thursday (7.30pm) the group meets for members’ social and viewing of the 2013 nature group annual exhibition CD from the Royal Photographic Society. Anyone wishing to enrol for the September-December period will be most welcome. This is the last meeting that will be held at Birchgrove Garden Centre before the group moves to Pinchbeck East Primary School for the meeting on September 19.

Saracen’s Head

DUE to unforeseen circumstances the bingo arranged for September 11 in the village hall, in aid of Help for Heroes, has been cancelled.

It will however be held at a later date. Normal bingos continue on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

OVER 60s meeting will be held on October 7 at 7.30pm in the village hall.

NEW members are needed to join the Ladies Group. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the village hall.

CARPET bowls is available to play on Mondays at 7.30pm in the village hall. New members are welcome.


SPALDING Photographic Society’s new season started last week. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 7.30pm through to April in the bowls pavilion at the Castle Sports Complex.

SUFFOLK based artist John Glover will demonstrate a pastel portrait at SACS’s monthly meeting, today, at Pinchbeck Village Hall, 7.30-9.30pm.

Visitors welcome for an entry fee of £4.50.


JOHNNY Walker, well known local bulb grower and this year winner of his 20th consecutive Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, will be giving a talk in the Fraiser Room next to Surfleet Church on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 to include light refreshments. Proceeds to the church flower fund.

West Pinchbeck

AFTER a summer break the West Pinchbeck Senior Club resumes its meetings tomorrow with Freya Trotman dealing with herbal remedies.

The club will meet at 2pm in the village hall. Anybody over the age of 50 is welcome to the meeting, followed by a cup of tea and a cake.

Members are reminded that the meeting on September 18 is the harvest lunch, starting at the earlier time of noon. Please contact Josie Wand is you are attending the lunch or not, for catering purposes. The lunch is followed by the harvest auction, to raise funds for the club, so if members will remember to bring produce etc the club will be grateful.

Whaplode Drove

GEDNEY Hill and Whaplode Drove Bowls Club will be holding its annual bowls drive and barbecue on Sunday at the rear of the Elizabethan Centre, Whaplode Drove; £5 for drive and barbecue, £3.50 for barbecue only. Drive to start at 2.30pm. Everyone is welcome to this event.