District News: Crowland to Whaplode St Catherine

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COPY for next week’s Lincolnshire Free Press should reach us by 10am this Thursday. Send your village news to denise.vickers@jpress.co.uk or post to Lincolnshire Free Press, Priory House, The Crescent, Spalding, PE11 1AB.


YOU are welcomed on Saturday mornings from 10am to the Methodist Chapel for tea, coffee and biscuits, and chat and laughter.

THE Methodist Chapel, with good kitchen facilities for parties and meetings, is available for hire. Contact Elizabeth White, letting officer on 01733 210240.


AN Easter Sunday treasure hunt will be fun for all the family in Flinders Park. Register between 10am and noon. Entry is £2. Complete the treasure hunt and win an Easter egg. There will also be games, refreshments, chocolate tombola and Easter Beanies stall.


THE Baptist Church Good Friday Service is at 10am followed by hot cross buns. Easter Sunday Family Service is at 3 pm.

FLEET Baptist Ladies meet on Tuesday, April 2, at 2pm, when Ethel Whitehurst, former matron of Holbeach Hospital, will be the speaker. This will be followed by home made cakes. Further information from Joyce on 01406 426781.

FLOWER festival takes place from May 3 to 6.


UNITED Services Club in Church Street will be holding its Easter family night on Friday evening in the function suite with music provided by Nick Gratton and his Treble Nine Roadshow. There is also the now highly regarded Easter bonnet competition with prizes in all classes and while this is mainly for the young ones being a family evening, there is always an air of expectancy with the adult element who sometimes spring a surprise with their entry! Admission is free with the doors open from 7pm and going on until late. Further details on 01406 423134 during club opening hours.

HOLBEACH Hospital League of Friends will be holding a cake stall outside the hospital shop on Easter Saturday from 9am.

MOTHERS’ Union Deanery Eucharist is to be held at All Saints’ Church on Monday, April 8, at 11am. The service will be followed by a bring and share (faith) lunch.

Holbeach St Marks

HOLBEACH St Marks Village Hall is holding a quiz night on Saturday, April 6 at 7pm. There is a £2 entry fee for the over 16s. Cash prize is a percentage of the door takings. A children’s quiz (no cash prize) will also run during the evening. No group limits, single entries welcome, one winning prize. The bar will be open and bar snacks will be available. Please come and support the hall.

Moulton Chapel

MOULTON Chapel Friendship Club bingo is in the youth and community centre tomorrow. Eyes down at 7.30pm.


A BARN dance is being held on Saturday, April 6, in the village hall, 7.30-11.30pm. It will feature the Liam Robinson Dance Band. Bring your own food and drink. Proceeds for the village hall refurbishment. Adults £8, 12 and under £4, from 01205 460459.

Whaplode St 

THERE will be a meeting, open to everyone, in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, April 10 at 7pm regarding the closure of these