District news: Cowbit to West Pincbeck

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BINGO takes place at Cowbit Village Hall tomorrow. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. All welcome.


SATURDAY Strollers will be walking at Sawtry on Saturday. Meet at the former St Guthlac School by 10.25am to share transport. Wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and bring a picnic lunch.

WASTE freighters will be at The Groundsmen’s Shed, Snowden Field on Saturday from 8am-11am. One takes household waste, and the other takes green waste for composting (no plastic bags).

WESLEY’s Wayfayrers meet at the Methodist Chapel on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11am for an hour of peace and reflection.


ON Saturday, September 21 there is ceilidh/barn dance with music by the Beltonas. Admission by ticket only. Tickets (£6) include a ploughman’s supper and are available from doningtoncommcentre@aol.com, 07546343128, the entertainment committee and Donington chemist.

THE next roller disco by Leo Promotions is on Tuesday, September 24, 6pm-7.30pm for families and beginners; 7.45pm-9pm for advanced skaters. Admission for each session is £3.80. Skate hire £1.20. Refreshments are available.


LORNA Webb and her team of helpers are taking part in the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee morning. Theirs is held at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, September 24, 10am-noon. The coffee morning will carry over to the Wednesday at Gosberton church hall, 10am-noon.

THE annual sponsored Bike Ride and Stride in support of the Lincolnshire Churches Trust takes place on Saturday. A sponsor form for Paul Hardingham is at the back of Gosberton Church!

THE St Peter and St Paul’s Church harvest festival takes place on Sunday, September 22, at 11am.

GOSBERTON Royal British Legion’s 75th anniversary concert features the Banovallum Brass Band on Saturday, September 21 at 7pm at St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring. Tickets are £6 from Gene Waterfall on 01775 840519 or 01775 750491, Debbie Reynolds 01775 841585 or Rev Ian Walters 01775 840694. Donation of prizes welcome for raffle. All proceeds to The Royal British Legion, Gosberton.

THE general meeting of the Gosberton and District branch of the Royal British Legion takes place in Gosberton Church Hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Baptist Church has a film show on Monday, September 23 at 2pm showing films of Romania. Cost of £2.

Gosberton Clough and Risegate

MEET for coffee,tea and a chat at St Gilbert and St Hugh’s Church Hall, Gosberton Clough, 1pm to 3pm on Thursdays

THE harvest festival service for St Gilbert and St Hugh, Gosberton Clough and Risegate takes place at 11am on Sunday.

BIBLE study at Gosberton Clough takes place on Tuesdays at 2.15pm. Call 01775 750213 or email whbcs@btinternet.com


THERE will be an open day at Holbeach Cemetery Chapels, Park Road, on Sunday 11am-4pm. Craft work display by local children, the Transported van, discovery trail around the cemetery, light refreshments and Laddies’ ice creams and find out what is planned for the refurbishment and future use of these Victorian chapels.


BINGO will be held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Fulney, on Monday at 7.30pm.

Spalding West Townswomen’s Guild

THE next meeting is today at St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank, Spalding. The Ukulele Orchestra will be entertaining. New members welcome.

West Pinchbeck

THE 36th Village Produce Show was held in West Pinchbeck Village Hall on September 7. The standard of the entries was very high. All sections were well represented, from children’s entries, through cookery, fruit and vegetables, plants and flowers to handicrafts. The hall looked very impressive when the judges arrived, resulting in some good comments, and also leaving difficult decisions to be made. Prizes were presented by chairman Adrian Chappell. The Children’s Cup for the highest number of points in the children’s section was won by George Chappell. The Ladies Perpetual Cup was won by Ruth Neal and the Bernard Parsons Shield by Andrew Bannister. Wendy Houghton won the WI Strawberry Jam Cup, and also the WI Cup for the best item in the cookery section. The Derek Kennedy Memorial Cup was won by Chris Townsend for a very intricate beaded necklace.

First prize winners were – Fruit and vegetables: cooking apples – Anne Willson, dessert apples – Ruth Neal, plums – Sue Gibbs, pears – Jim Peach, raspberries – Sue Gibbs, tomatoes – Jean Bratley, coloured potatoes – Jacob Cox, white potatoes – Anne Willson, red beet – David Houghton, main crop carrots – Jacob Cox, onions – Ruth Neal, runner beans – Hayley Willerton, peppers – Sue Gibbs, five different veg – Ruth Neal, longest runner bean – Maurice Chappell, courgettes – Ruth Neal, marrow – Andrew Bannister, odd shaped vegetable – Andrew Bannister. Flowers: dahlia – Maurice Chappell, five mixed flowers – Vera Chappell, perfect rose – Lisa Bannister. Pot plants: fuchsia – Maurice Chappell, flowering plant – Elizabeth Sneath, foliage plant – Elizabeth Sneath, cactus/succulent – Jean Bratley. Floral arrangements: kitchen arrangement – Ruth Neal, arrangement in an unusual container – Chris Townsend, foliage arrangement – Ruth Neal, miniature arangement – Ruth Neal. Cookery: apple pie – Coralie Couling, chocolate cup cakes – Coralie Couling, three cheese scones – Chris Townsend, lemon curd tarts – Coralie Couling, flapjack fingers – Chris Townsend, lemon drizzle cake – Coralie Couling, gingerbread – Coralie Couling, raspberry jam – Ruth Neal, strawberry jam – Wendy Houghton, chutney – Ruth Neal, cold tea loaf – Charlotte Issitt. Men and boys: fairy cakes – Max Bannister, flower arrangement in a jam jar – Maurice Chappell, item of handicraft – Chris Tuke, a collection – Ben Ford.Handicrafts: birth congratulation card – Chris Townsend, cross stitch – Chris Townsend, knitting – Margaret Urben, painting – Jim Peach, any other item of handicraft – Chris Townsend.

Miscellaneous: limerick – Andrew Bannister, fruit and veg. Animal – Wendy Houghton, famous landmark snapshot – Abbie Chappell, humerous animal snapshot – Charlotte Issitt, decorated boiled egg – Carol Gruchlik, miniature garden – Wendy Houghton, homemade photo frame – Ann Garth, disaster class – Elizabeth Sneath. Children: nursery scene in a shoe box – Briony Sweeting, decorated stone – Rachel Gibbs, decorated biscuits – ages five to eight years – George Chappell, age nine plus – Abbie Chappell, miniature garden scene – Abbie Chappell, model made from junk – equal first awarded to Abbie Chappell and George Chappell. Pre-School entry –George Chappell.

WEST Pinchbeck Village Hall AGM will be held in the hall on Wednesday at 8pm. The committee is small and hard working, and new members are welcome. Meetings are held approx every two months, and some fundraising events are held throughout the year. If you feel you could offer some help, please go along to the meeting. Your presence will be much appreciated.