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THERE will be a fashion show by Lincs Fashion on September 12 at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets, available from the hall committee members or the post office, are £3 to include refreshments. Bargain clothes can be purchased on the night. Raffle. All proceeds to the village hall funds.

Boston Custom and Modified Car Show

FOLLOWING on from the success of last year’s event, the first outside of Boston, the Boston Custom and Modified Car Show is being held once again in King’s Field, Common Road, Moulton Seas End, PE12 6LF, on Sunday, August 19, 10am-3pm. There will be assorted refreshment stalls, trade stands and children’s rides, bouncy castle etc. While admission is free, there will be a collection box for donations for LIVES with all profits from the overall event being donated to the same charity. The event is open to anybody wishing to take part either on the club stands or by entering individually with their car and entry is free in all cases with trophies in the various classes. The event is open to any custom car, hot rod, kit car and classic car owners. Further details from Edward on 07960 002991 or customandmodified


UNITED Reformed Church coffee morning will be held in the schoolroom, 10-11.30am on Saturday.


AFTERNOON tea dance tomorrow, 2-4pm, £4.50 including afternoon tea and raffle at the British Legion Hall. Music by Eric Cloud. Proceeds to Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall in memory of June Cooke.

CROYLAND Abbey coffee morning is on Thursday, 10am-noon. There will also be a bring and buy sale.

Deeping St Nicholas

PRIZE bingo will be held in the Jubilee Hall on Thursday, 7pm, in aid of Crowland Cancer Care funds.


THERE will be a summer lunch on Sunday, August 19, 12.30pm, in the church hall, priced at £8.50. To book phone Jane Stanley on 01775 821515.

COFFEE and Chat at the church hall on Saturday is 10am-noon. If you are interested in church fundraising join in with events; meeting on Monday, August 13, in the hall at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at £2.50 from Carol Holt 01775 820248 for the Picnic in the Garden at the Old Vicarage on Sunday, September 2. Kirton Brass Band will be playing.

Gedney Dyke

AUGUST bingo sessions, in the village hall, are: all cash bingo, Wednesday; prize and cash bingo, Wednesday, August 15, 22 and 29. Eyes down 7.30pm; refreshments available.

There will also be a table top sale on August 19, 11am-2pm. For further information or to book a table phone Peter Carter on 01406 362434.


A MEETING of Gosberton and District Royal British Legion will be held in the church hall on Wednesday, August 15, at 7.30pm.

WOMEN’S Institute is taking a break in August but will resume on Tuesday, September 11 at 7.30pm when Judy Theobald will be talking about 20 odd years in the media.

A meeting of Gosberton Parish Council takes place in the village Public Hall on Monday at 7.30pm.

GOSBERTON Churches Together is having a special summer holiday edition of Messy Church in St Margaret’s Hall, Quadring, on Friday, August 17, from 4pm. Cool music, food and fun. Entry is free although donations towards the cost of food and crafts are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact the Rev Ian Walters or Pat Walters on 01775 840694.

Ramblers Group

SPALDING Ramblers Group will be leading a short evening walk tomorrow, starting from the market place in Long Sutton at 7pm. New walkers welcome. For more information ring Marjorie on 01406 362885.


ENTERTAINERS Patty and Tony Harris, from Gedney, are once again coming by popular demand to entertain the Ladybirds with more of their wonderful music. Patty sings and Tony plays the guitar. They cover well known songs by Johnny Mercer and others from the 20s to the 60s. The meeting is on Tuesday, August 14 at 7.30pm in the Frasier Room by the church. Non members are welcome; ticket 75p.


THURLBY Home and School Association is holding its next car boot sale on September 23, 2-4pm, at Lawrance Park, Crown Lane. £5 per vehicle. As usual, there will be no admittance to the field before 1pm for car boot sellers. Parking and toilet facilities will be available at Lawrance Park. A barbecue will be available as well as other refreshments. For more information phone Tamarra Flegg on 01778 393826.

Whaplode Drove

THIS Sunday, St John the Baptist Church garden fete will take place in the vicarage garden from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Among the stalls will be a bottle stall, cake stall, children’s tombola and white elephant, as well as sideshows and games and refreshments. The raffle will have over 20 prizes, with a first prize of £100. If anyone has donations of bottles, cakes etc then please ring Jane Sivers on 01406 331330 or Morris Stancer on 01406 330544, to arrange collection.

THANK you to everyone who helped Jane and Fred Sivers at their cream teas afternoon, held recently in the church room and to all who supported this annual event. A total of £305.85 was raised and donated to the church room refurbishment fund.