DISTRICT NEWS: Crowland to West Pinchbeck

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Crowland: Saturday Strollers will be walking from Stamford, taking in Wothorpe and Easton-on-the-Hill on Saturday.

The walk is six-seven miles. Please meet at the former St Guthlac School at 10.25am to share transport if required. Bring a picnic lunch and wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather conditions. Please be aware that some walks may be muddy.


SILENT auction will be held at the Ruby Hunt Centre on Saturday, November 10, 7.30-11pm; £5 including entertainment and sausage and mash supper bookings to 01775 820856, 820055, 820552 or 820620. If you have any items to donate take to the centre or phone numbers above. All proceeds to the Ruby Hunt Centre.

BINGO at the Ruby Hunt Centre is on November 2 at 7.30pm.

COFFEE and Chat at the church hall is on November 10, 10am to noon.

BEETLE drive at the church hall on November 23 (7pm) is a fun night for adults as well as children. Admission, adults £2, children £1.

THE church is having a tombola at the Dickensian Christmas Market on November 25, If you can donate prizes please contact Carol Holt (01775 820248).


CHILDREN’S Society box opening takes place on Saturday, 10am-noon in All Saints’ Church. Please bring your boxes or just something from your purse to support this valued organisation.

ON Thursday, November 1, Oasis Club meets in the Reading Room 10am to 11.30am. Sessions for primary school age children with plenty of fun, games, stories, drama and music, all free. Contact Gill Graper 01406 423803.


HAVE you a few hours to spare a week? Are you involved in any organisations within Pinchbeck? Do you have access to email? The Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian are looking for a correspondent for Pinchbeck. If you would like to know more about what this involves, contact Denise Vickers on 01775 765400 or email denise.vickers@jpress.co.uk.

LUNCH 4U at the Baptist Church Hall on Saturday is from noon until 1.30pm. 
MONDAY is the children’s activity day for half-term at St Mary’s Church, 10am-noon. The theme is autumn days, so bring a coat! Cost is £1.50 (to cover materials) and numbers are limited. To book phone Rachel on 01775 713110, Aileen on 01775 768944 or Pat on 01775 724487 by tomorrow.


WOMEN’S Friendship League meets next Thursday, November 1, 7.30pm, at the United Reformed Church Hall, Pinchbeck Road. The speaker, Chris Smith, will show slides and talk about ‘The big country’. New members are welcome. There are still some seats for the league’s trip to Norwich on November 8. For further details phone Maralyn on 01775 766403.

West Pinchbeck

THERE is no Thirsty on a Thursday today at St Bartholomew’s. It will recommence next week, November 1, 9.30-11am with the monthly Eucharist Service at 10am. All welcome.

MONTHLY coffee morning is this Saturday in St Bartholomew’s Church, 10am-noon. Refreshments, cakes, bring and buy, books. Come along and buy your Christmas cards and gifts etc. There will also be a stall from the Olive Tree Christian Resource Centre at Old Bolingbroke, together with Fair Trade goods. A parish councillor will be in attendance if there is anything you wish to discuss.

FIREWORKS and bonfire will be held at West Pinchbeck Village Hall on Monday, November 5. The bonfire will be lit about 6pm, fireworks start 6.30pm. Bring your own fireworks, which must be handed to the organisers. Refreshments, including hot dogs, burgers, jacket potatoes, mulled wine and cakes etc will be available. There will also be a raffle. All welcome.