We were fortunate to have a really interesting talk and presentation from Les Binns, who is Chair of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and one of the volunteers for this charity.
The topic was ‘The Local Area Reserves and the Work of the Volunteers’
Les went through the local nature reserves – Kirkby Moor, Moor Farm, Roughton Moor, Woodhall Airfield and Kirkby Gravel Pits and highlighted the wildlife and flora and fauna that can be found in these reserves with many beautiful photographs he has taken to illustrate the huge diversity to be found. We saw stunning photographs of many varieties of orchid, cotton grass, Little Ringed Plovers to mention just a few. Les’s photographs can be found hereContinue reading →
Unfortunately, Julie Baker from SANDS was unable to attend due to being called away at late notice to a conference. It has been arranged that she will come to the 17th March meeting to collect our donation and knitted memory blankets before our AGM.
Thus, our January meeting had more time to spend on playing Bingo! We had a really jolly time playing a series of games. It was a big learning curve for some of us while others were Bingo veterans!!! Louise Roberts was our caller and learnt the ropes really quickly and did a sterling job. The evening was a great success and quite a change from having a speaker. Continue reading →
What does CAMEO stand for? Come And Meet Every One
What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas: Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.
Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS – a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19 Continue reading →
A lovely evening was spent at our Christmas Jolly, eating our fill of turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pud/strawberry pavlova, cheese and biscuits, mince pies, coffee/tea and after eight mints. Very scrumptious it was too with the caterers doing us proud! It might seem to be a bit early for festive celebrations but, as we do not meet in December, it was the last opportunity for us to get together before the New Year! There were plenty of prizes for the raffles and Sue Carroll set us a very challenging Christmas themed quiz which certainly taxed our brain cells!! Continue reading →
Last June twelve Kirkby on Bain residents entered a competition to name the hitherto nameless path connecting the primary school to the Main Street. Once all entries were in, a vote was held and the winning entry was The Secret Path, suggested by Sue Carroll. The Parish Council duly commissioned signs, now installed at either end of the footpath, which will be officially opened this Friday at 3.15pm, at the school end in Wharf Lane. All welcome.
Spooky half term goings on at the castle! Will you dare to tread within the ghostly grounds? The castle is a maze of haunting walls. Take our spine shivering Halloween trail for some frightful fun and enjoy some creepy crafting activities.
Monday 21 October to Sunday 27 October | Gates open 11:00. Start 11:00. End 16:00. A National Trust Event – Normal Admission Charges Apply. Booking Not Needed. Check our website for the latest information. Continue reading →