District news from the Lincolnshire area

Village News EMN-151118-093721001
Village News EMN-151118-093721001

South Willingham

Peter Lacy, Marcus Edmundson and Eileen Stephenson were the recent winners in the Willingham Winners Club, which raises funds regularly to help towards the maintenance and upkeep of the parish hall.

Thanks were extended to everyone involved for their support.

Club manager Christine Nutten will be pleased to hear from anyone interested, so if you would like to join, contact her for more details and be in with a chance of winning a prize in the monthly draw.

The annual cost is £12, with membership due to be renewed at the beginning of September in each year but new members are welcome at any time when part payment will apply for the first months.

Quiz night - The social and fundraising programme of events organised by the parish hall management committee each year always includes at least one team quiz evening with a supper.

It always attracts a good crowd who enjoy the friendly competition with good food.

Proceeds amounted to £224 at the recent event and a further quiz with a two-course home cooked supper has been arranged for Friday, February 15, at 7pm.

All are invited to go along and enjoy what is on offer.

Tickets are on sale at £7.50, including the meal, and can be reserved by phoning Maureen on 01507 313584.

If leaving a message, please state if you are part of a team (maximum number of four).

The parish hall committee is also making provisional plans for celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday, with a big event on Friday, April 22.

More information will be available shortly but people are asked to note the date in their diaries so that they can be involved in this historic celebration.

East Barkwith

The twice monthly Sunday evening quiz sessions on the first and third Sundays of the month at the Cross Roads Inn are proving very popular.

Landlord Neil intends to keep them on the programme during 2016, together with ‘open the box’ which continues to enthral guests and patrons.

He will be hosting a very special quiz at the Cross Roads on the first Sunday in February, when everyone will have the opportunity to partake in an attempt to hold the world’s largest pub quiz.

At exactly 7.30pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016 thousands of pub quizzers and pub regulars, together with friends and families, will be sitting down in their local to answer the first of a series of questions of an identical pub quiz in an attempt to break the record for the world’s largest multi-venue quiz.

There is a maximum of four per team and a charge of £4 entry per team.

North thoresby

The North Thoresby and District WI started 2016 off with a new year party in the village hall.

President Gill Kettle welcomed 19 members and husbands and wished them all a happy new year.

Following a short business meeting, she handed over to Jamie Harris who introduced members of the Louth Playgoers Singers.

With Derek Smith organising the backing tape, they entertained with a variety of Christmas songs and carols.

In her vote of thanks, Annette Brewell said how appropriate it was that, on twelfth night, they should enjoy hearing and joining in with familiar songs one more time. Members then enjoyed supper and a chat.

The next meeting will be the annual meeting in the Wesley Centre on February 2 at 7.30pm.

Inner Wheel

The Inner Wheel Club of Alford and Mablethorpe held a fundraising coffee morning for Parkinson’s UK.

Lesley Swift, Louth organiser for the charity, attended the event and drew raffle prizes.

All proceeds from the coffee morning will be going to the Louth branch of Parkinson’s UK.


The Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Society is arranging a weekend summer break, with visits to the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston and the Llangollen railway on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5.

The price for the weekend is £130 per person, including coach travel from Luborough, train fares, dinner and also bed and breakfast at the Ramada Hotel in Wrexham.

There is a £20 single room supplement.

For bookings, call John Mimmack on 01472 811961, or email jmimmack@btinternet.com.