In response to a question at this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, champion motorcyclist Steve Plater agreed in public that the state of our local roads was a disgrace and potentially a matter of life and death. “Don’t get me started” he said, but encouraged by the positive reaction in the primary school hall, he did just that, criticising Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department’s apparent indifference.
This year’s meeting had got off to a heart-warming start at the Primary School Hall, as a small but excited group of younger children sang songs that many will remember with affection from their own schooldays. Most of the audience joined in, before taking part in a new venture – the village bake-off, scoffing delicious tray bakes and marking them out of ten. The outright winner was Jill Hilton and there was no shortage of scrummy leftovers taken home after the meeting. Continue reading →
I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.
I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading →
You are invited to a coffee morning at Roughton Parish Hall on Saturday 18th March, 10.00am to 12 noon, in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton
and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. There will be various stalls, including Tombola, Easter Gifts, £1 Mystery Parcels, Cards, Cakes, Books, Raffle etc.
Donations for Stalls gratefully received by Ann 354745, Maureen 354546, Jan 354446 or Hilda 354440
On 21st February Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox gave us a most delightful talk and presentation on ‘The Petwood Hotel’ which took us back to before the Second World War – the very early stages, when it was built as a very large bungalow for Sir John Blundell Maples’ daughter, Grace.
The slides showed us the bungalow as it was and explained how it was sold to be a hotel. We were taken on the journey from the early stages of building and then made even larger to be the Petwood Hotel. The talk also gave us a brief history of the family. We are most grateful for Dr and Mrs Duke-Cox’s time and presentation and hope they will return next year to continue the story. Continue reading →
A scheduled meeting of the Council was held on Thursday March 2, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.
Three members of the public attended, one of whom brought to the attention of councillors her serious concerns over litter in the village. The chairman thanked her for raising this issue. Items on the agenda included: Continue reading →
Cameo invites ladies to join this thriving club, which meets at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall on the third Tuesday of the month. Secretary Maura Dormer said: “Either speak with one of the committee members or just come along to Roughton Village Hall”. Maura has also released the programme of events for 2017 / 18:
21st March: Stuart Lowe, ‘Wood Turning’ a talk and demonstration.
18th April: Peter Skipworth, ‘A Walk in the Wolds with Claire Balding’.
Our village book group met on Tuesday afternoon. As we do not have books sent to us in January we decided to discuss our 10 favourite books. It proved to be good fun as people talked about the books they remembered from childhood and from school.
Some people talked about the books that they had won as prizes at Sunday School and books that brought back memories of special times in their lives.
Our book for February is the first book in Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, My Brilliant Friend.