DISTRICT NEWS: Crowland to Whaplode

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SATURDAY is your last chance to buy your early bird ticket for the RAF Wyton (area) Voluntary Band concert. Saver tickets £9 or family (2+2) £27. Telephone 01733 211797, 01832 280442 or 01733 211637. Concert will be held at University Academy Holbeach, Crowland site on November 24 (7pm).

WESLEY’S Wayfarers will meet on Tuesday at 11am for Bible study and fellowship at Crowland Methodist Church, Reform Street.

CROWLAND Cares is organising a coach trip to Holt next Wednesday to see the Christmas lights being switched on, and there are a few spare places. Tickets £8 from the library, or phone 01733 211797. Coach leaves Crowland at 3pm and heads for home at 8pm.

CROWLAND Christmas Lights Committee has organised the Christmas lights switch on and street fayre in North Street on Saturday, December 8 from 3.30pm. Please contact parish clerks if you can help steward the event, or if you wish to book a stall.

LOCAL businesses are being asked if they could support children from Holbeach Academy, Crowland centre with a donation to their Christmas raffle with the proceeds going to the oncology unit at Peterborough City Hospital. Also, they are selling a Christmas quiz sheet 30p for the same unit. If anyone would like to donate, or buy a quiz sheet, please ring Ruth Ellis, student support/university charity events organiser on 01733 210413.


THIS year’s charitable distribution to eligible residents will take place on Saturday, December 8 at 2pm at The Royal British Legion Hall. If you are over 70 years or a widow and have lived in Donington for at least seven years you will be entitled to payment from the charities. If you think you may be eligible and are not on the present list contact one of the clerks to the charities: Mrs S Inns 01775 820055 or Mrs L Pearson 01775 820627 .


ST Mary Magdalene Church arts and craft exhibition starts on Friday, November 23, with a preview evening (7-9pm) and continues on Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 10am-5pm. Eucharist takes place on the Sunday at 9.15am but will not be a full service. Paintings on display and for sale and artists will be painting during the exhibition. There will also be craft stall with wood turning, jewellery, ceramics and more. Refreshments available.


LORNA Webb and her team of helpers are putting on a Christmas fair in aid of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, November 27, from 10am to noon. This event will have a Christmas theme with Christmas decorations, mince pies, mince meat and other preserves, together with a cake stall, plants and vegetables and a raffle.

THE Lincoln Academy of Dramatic Arts Theatre Production Company will be visiting Gosberton Primary School on November 29 to perform their Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington, at 1pm.

THE mobile library will be in the village tomorrow at Field Close from 10am to 11am and Godfrey Avenue from 11.05am to noon.

THE Bishop of Grantham is coming to the Gosberton Churches Together Messy Church in St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring, tomorrow. He is expected to join in the activities which begin at 3.30pm.

THERE will be a teapot service at the Methodist Church on Sunday at 4pm, consisting of Sunday afternoon tea and hymn singing. For more information contact John and Enid Parson on 01205 357832.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church is holding a jumble sale tomorrow, 8.30am-noon; tea and coffee available.


THERE is a church bazaar this Saturday at St Mary’s Church Hall from 10am to noon. Free admission. There will be cake and preserves stall, produce, toys, tombola, craft stall, books, raffle, surprise gift stall, lucky dip and refreshments including the famous ‘bacon butties’.


SPALDING’S Chamber Choir, Cantemus, is taking to the stage next week for more of its ever popular cabaret evenings. The audience, seated at tables, will be treated to a variety of arrangements of songs from stage and screen and popular classics by the likes of Sondheim and Legrand. The 50th anniversary of both James Bond and The Beatles will be celebrated and there will be music from Spalding Grammar School’s own Charlesworth and Wayman, including a new choral arrangement of their musical ‘Dream Machine’.The cabaret evenings, hosted by Eric Wayman, are at Spalding High School on November 23 and 24 at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, including a glass of wine and nibbles (students free), are available from Cantemus members, Spalding High School office and Calthrops Solicitors, Market Place, Spalding.

THERE will be bargains galore at Broad Street Methodist Church on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, when the church is holding a £1 sale with clothes in good condition, household and garden items, books, games and much more.

SPALDING Probus Club meets at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday, December 5, when the speaker will be Probian Graham Brooks, and the subject will be ‘leprosy’.

Weston Hills

HOLY Communion (9.15am)will be followed by a Remembrance Service (3pm) on Sunday at St John’s Church.

A QUIZ night will be held on Friday, November 23, at 7pm in the village hall. Tickets are £4 and include light refreshments. There will also be a raffle. In aid of church tower funds. Contact Viv Prescott (01775 766907).

West Pinchbeck

WEST Pinchbeck Church Ladies meet on Monday and will be entertained by The Mad Tappers and Bosom Friends. Starts 7.30pm in the village hall. Visitors £2.50, including refreshments. Contact Anne Peach 01775 640271.

CHRISTMAS coffee morning at St Bartholomew’s on Saturday, November 24, 10am-2pm. Refreshments including lunchtime bacon rolls. Go along to make a Christmas related craft at a charge of £1 per item. There will also be cards and gifts from the Olive Tree Christian Resource Centre, a tombola, cakes and bring and buy.


RACE night at the village hall is on Saturday, November 24. Sponsored by Cecil and Margaret Coates for the church re-wiring. Tickets are £7, including a sausage and mash supper. Horses £4. Doors open 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm start. Bar applied for. There will be a tote, stand-up bingo and raffle. For tickets call 01406 371848, 01406 371900, 07904 110991 or 01406 370350.