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SATURDAY Strollers will be walking this Saturday from Greatford, a pretty walk of approximately five miles. Please meet at the former St Guthlac’s School at 10.25am to arrange transport for those that need it. Please bring a picnic lunch and wear clothes and shoes suited to the weather conditions on the day.

CROWLAND Methodist Chapel Harvest Suppper is on Monday at 6pm. The speaker will be Ruth Yeo who works with disadvantaged people in London, gardening. Tickets are £6, with £1 donation to the Thrive charity, available from Margaret Smith, telephone 01733 210480.

WESLEY’S Wayfayrers are meeting in Crowland Methodist Chapel on Tuesday at 11am.

QUIZ Night with the ‘Mad Scottish’ quiz master on Saturday, October 13, 7pm at the former St Guthlacs School. Tickets £7.50 per person (including meal), teams of four to six. Frydays will provide the supper – fish, sausage or veggie option with chips. Please book your place with Jenny King 01733 211247.


GOSBERTON House Care Home is having a Bon Marche sale when the Spalding store will be visiting the home on Wednesday, September 19 from 2pm-4pm. All are welcome to go along.

ON Tuesday, September 25, Gosberton House Care Home is supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Coffee will be served between 10.30am and 11.30am, and there will also be a cake stall, 50/50 and raffle.

LORNA Webb and her team of helpers are supporting the Macmillan Cancer Support World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The first event will be at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, September 25 from 10am to noon. A scone or bun will be served with the coffee, and there will be a cake stall and a raffle. A continuation of the event will be in the Gosberton church hall on Wednesday, September 26 from 10am to noon. Again there will be coffee with a scone or a bun, a bring and buy stall and a raffle.

MEMBERS of Gosberton Baptist are invited to meet their Link Missionary, Judith Ellis at the Spalding Baptist church on Saturday at 7pm. Judith will be giving a presentation on her work in Nepal and gateaux, teas and coffee will be available.

NEXT film show at the Gosberton Baptist church is on Monday at 2pm and includes films of Cheddar; Wells, Cardiff and Weston-super-mare. Admission donation of £2 includes the usual refreshments.

THERE will be a meeting of the Gosberton churches together in Gosberton Baptist church on Thursday, September 27 at 7.30pm

GOSBERTON Parish Council meets in the Public Hall on Monday, September 24 at 7.30pm. Members of the public are welcome.


HOLBEACH Town Band’s next monthly bingo is at the WI Hall tomorrow.

NOW taking bookings for the table top sale on October 28 at the community centre, Holbeach, noon to 3pm. All proceeds to the Royal British Legion Women’s Section. Tables £5, set up from 10.30am. Can the people who put their names down at the last table top sale, please contact Les on 01406 425947.


SCHOOL news: October 12 will be harvest festival followed by bingo in the evening with eyes down at 7pm. On Saturday, December 8 at Holbeach Community Centre, there will be a table top sale and Christmas gift fair from noon until 3pm. Clear out your clutter and raise some cash for Christmas or purchase that last minute gift. Those wishing to book a table should contact Rachel at the school on 01406 423375 or 07880750060.


THERE will be a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday, September 19 at Holbeach St Marks Village Hall from 9am to noon. This will take the place of the normal pop-in coffee morning. There will be a raffle and several stalls to browse – perhaps buy some early Christmas presents. Please come along and support this event. All proceeds will go to the Macmillan charity.


THERE will be a coffee evening at the Methodist Chapel in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care tomorrow, 6.30pm-8.30pm.


GLEN Haven has the following events: Today: games from 2pm to 4pm. Cost 50p; Monday: bingo from 2pm to 4pm; Tuesday: Pop-In from 10am to noon; Wednesday: Edinburgh Woollen Mill, from 2pm to 4pm; Thursday, September 20: Pensthorpe trip, noon onwards. Further details from Lily Tucker, on 01775 723097.

TONIGHT the Pinchbeck Mother’s Union has a harvest service, supper and auction. This will be held in the church hall at 7.30pm. Cost £1.50, visitors very welcome, please let Janet Bettinson (01775 766170) know if you wish to attend.

ON Tuesday, September at 2pm there is a flower arranging class at the Baptist Church.

ALSO on Tuesday at 7.30pm The Women’s Royal British Legion has a meeting class at the Baptist Church.

ON Wednesday the Glencrafters meet at 1.30pm in the church hall. Bring some work that you are doing, or there will be people on hand to help you with a new project. Alternatively, come and learn how to make some Christmas decorations. The cost is £1 including tea or coffee and biscuits. Currently those who come along have been have been female, but any crafty gentlemen would be welcome too.


THE next lunch meeting of the Probus Club of East Elloe will take place on Tuesday at the Masonic Hall, Park Lane, Long Sutton, at noon. Guest speakers Kay Jenkinson and Vic George will talk about Long Sutton In Bloom. Meeting on the third Tuesday of every month, the Probus Club offers a warm welcome to all 55-plus year old retired business and professional men. For further information contact the secretary on 01406 363044.


ST Paul’s Church, Fulney, will be holding its autumn fayre in the hall on Saturday, September 22, from noon-4pm. Homemade cakes, marmalade, table top sale.

ST Paul’s Church, Fulney will be starting bingo on Monday, October 8. Doors open 6.30pm, eyes down 7.30pm. All welcome.


THE children’s group at St Bartholomew’s restarts its meetings on today in church from 6.15pm to 7.30pm. Open to children between seven and 11 years of age. Bible stories, craft, games and fun. For further details contact Wendy on 01775 640296.

WEST Pinchbeck Church Ladies meet on Monday at 7.30pm in the village hall. David Turner from Hills of Spalding will be speaking on Shops in Spalding during the 1960s. Visitors £2.50 inc. refreshments. Raffle. For further details contact Anne Peach 01775 640271.

On Wednesday the West Pinchbeck Village Hall Committee is holding its Annual General Meeting at 8pm in the hall. All are welcome. The committee are urgently in need of new members. There is not a large number of meetings involved, but some new ideas are needed.

THE monthly coffee morning at St Bartholomew’s, West Pinchbeck, is on Saturday, September 28, 10am to noon. Refreshments, cakes, books, bring and buy. A parish councillor will be available if you have any concerns you wish to discuss.

ON Sunday, October 7, is St Bartholomew’s harvest festival service at 11am followed by harvest lunch in the village hall, 12.15pm for 12.30pm. Tickets from Anne Peach (01775 640271). Adults £8, secondary school children £4 and primary school children £2. Bring your own drinks and glasses. Raffle. Book your tickets early.

ON Saturday, October 13 there is a Children’s Society Coffee Morning and Box Opening, from 10am-noon at Pear Tree Farm, Glenside South, West Pinchbeck. Refreshments, cakes, bring and buy, raffle, books. If you have a Children’s Society collecting box bring it along on the day or give it to Anne Peach beforehand for contents to be counted. (01775 640271).