District news from Bourne to Whaplode Drove

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All dates in this copy are relevant to the next edition of the Free Press, Tuesday, October 23.

BOURNE Arthritis Support Group meet on Thursday, November 1. Speaker will be Kevin Harris with a talk entitled ‘Kings and queens of England’.


HEALTH walks are held every Wednesday starting at the Library, 10.30am for a 10.45 start. The walks are no more than three miles and there are refreshments on return, all for £1. Further details from Linda Barton 01733 212687.

CROWLAND Over 60s Club meets every Friday between 2pm and 4pm at Trinity Court. Join them for a game of bingo, a chat with friends, a cup of tea, chance to win a free raffle and an occasional bring and buy sale. The club also organises several outings throughout the year at no extra cost. Telephone for more details – Ann Savage on 01733 210158 or Carol Kilsby on 01733 210128.


HALLOWEEN party will be held in the village hall on Wednesday, October 31, 7-9.30pm. This is a fun event for all the family and includes a disco, fancy dress competition, games and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


NEXT film show at the Baptist church is on November 5 at 2pm and will include films of Rudesheim, Cochem, Bernkastel, Kamp Bornhofen, local Diamond Jubilee celebrations and Lincoln Cathedral flower festival. Admission donation of £2 includes the usual refreshments.

GOSBERTON Baptists have a fun and fellowship afternoon on Friday, 2-4pm with table games, coffee, tea and cakes.

MOBILE library will be in Gosberton on Friday, November 2.

ALL the churches within the Gosberton Group, plus the schools are taking part in the Samaritan’s Purse Shoe Box Appeal. For more information contact Julie Smith on 01775 821744 or email hollie.hatter@wsd999.plus.com


MOBILE library will be in Gosberton Risegate on Tuesday, November 6.

THE harvest auction and quiz planned for Thursday at the Duke of York has been cancelled.


ROYAL British Legion women’s section has a table top sale in the community centre on Sunday. Set up 10.30am, doors open noon to 3pm. Tables £5, entrance 20p. Contact Les Ward on 01406 425947.

Long Sutton

LONG Sutton Baptist Church harvest supper on September 24, followed by an auction of produce, raised £385 for the Operation Agri Charity.
THE Baptist Church Boys’ and Girls’ Brigade meets every Monday night and details can be obtained from Corinne Cooper on 01406 424467.

BAPTIST Church craft fair is on Friday, November 2, 9.30am-1pm.


FRIENDSHIP Club bingo will be held in the Youth and Community Centre tomorrow. Eyes down at 7.30pm.

A bi-centennial celebration service will be held at the Methodist Church on Saturday at 3pm. On Sunday the celebrations close with a Thanksgiving Service including Sacrament at 10.30am.


JOIN Macmillan Cancer Support for a ceilidh on Saturday, November 17, 7.30pm, at St Nicolas Hall, The Vista, Spalding. Tickets at £10, including supper, are available from Bookmark, The Crescent, Spalding, or phone 07802 231266. Music by Tourdion. Licensed bar.

SOUTH Holland Local History Group meet on Friday at 7.30pm in St John’s Church lounge, Hawthorn Bank. Speaker Geoff Dodd, a retired blacksmith, will talk on Spalding Chain Bridge Forge.

JOIN Spalding Ramblers for a walk of approximately eight miles in the beautiful Rutland countryside on Sunday. Meet at the village green in Exton for a 10.30am start. More details on 01775 725531.


VOLUNTEERS are needed for the 2012 Poppy Appeal collections. Phone Joyce Smith on 01406 350462.

Whaplode Drove

THERE is an evening of entertainment on Friday in St John the Baptist Church at 7pm, with the Community Choir and friends. No ticket is required and refreshments will be served. Enjoy songs old and new, as well as a few funny ditties. Donations for refurbishment of the Churchroom.

CHRISTMAS pudding making is on the agenda for this Sunday’s Family Get2gether, 11am, at St John the Baptist Church. Everyone will be asked to make a wish as they stir their pudding. All ages are welcome at this informal service.