Annual Parish (Village) Meeting 2019

You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday June 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain.

Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain.

As well as a Public Forum, this year we plan to offer a fascinating talk about the roman farm recently discovered near to our village, given by archaeologist Lydia Henry from Heritage Lincolnshire, a tart-tasting session, and a name-the-footpath competition. Children from the school have been invited to entertain us and of course refreshments galore will be freely available.                 Continue reading

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Annual Parish Council Meeting 2019

The next Council Meeting will be held on Thursday May 16  in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain, starting at 7.00 pm.

As usual we will start with a public forum so if you would like to discuss any local matter you are concerned about, please do come along and have your say!

 

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Plant sale

All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant Sale on Saturday May 18th, 10am to 12 noon, in Roughton Parish Hall. Refreshments available.

Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain.        Continue reading

Exclusive: Jill Brown reflects on the Ethel Major TV programme:

Jill Brown – Photo courtesy BBC

Following the recent TV programme about Ethel Major, hanged for murdering her husband in 1934, Ethel’s cousin Jill Brown, who brought this story to the attention of the BBC and appeared in the programme, has kindly shared her thoughts with us:

I thought it might be of interest to your readers to give a little more background to our family’s connection to Ethel Major (Nee Brown) and how I became involved in the program.

Although I now live in Kent on the South Coast my parents and wider family are from Lincolnshire and I still have many relations living there (many Brown’s!) My mother’s family were from Grimsby and my father born in South Willingham one of 6 children to Tom and Alice Brown. Grandad being a tenant farmer lived in various places around the county. My father gradually moved south due to work spending his last 50 years in St. Albans in Hertfordshire, despite that Lincolnshire was always where his heart was. Sadly my father passed away in 2017 and his wish was for his ashes to be scattered at Croxby Crossroads with other family members, back to his roots.           Continue reading

Cameo club report: April 2019

From Jill Russell

Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton – April 16th Meeting

At the start we wished our Chair, Carmita, well after her recent illness. Our deputy chair, Sue Bruzas, requested we sign a card to give her to show our support. We have also received a card from SANDS, our charity this year, thanking us for the contribution given to them so far.

We then had a first for our club! Instead of a talk we had Rachel Crooks from ‘Dance Fuzion’ lead us in an exercise session to music. Members varied in age and abilities but Rachel led us through a series of exercises where we could sit or stand if preferred and she sympathetically encouraged us to put as much effort in as we wished or of which we were capable!

We exercised arms, legs, hips, thighs, tummies, core etc with ever more increasing speed and need for co-ordination. We had a good laugh and a very enjoyable time was had by all. We discovered some parts of our bodies which we probably had forgotten we had! The overall message was that at whatever age exercise is good and very necessary.          Continue reading

Postman Ian carries on

From Martin Briscombe

You may have noticed we aren’t seeing so much of our Postman Ian Ranyard these days.
Yes, he has had some annual leave recently. However, after 35 years service on his round that includes Kirkby on Bain and Roughton, Ian has decided to go part-time, so instead of doing 5 days a week he has cut down to 3 days and no doubt earned Brownie points from his better half in the process.
It’s good news that he is not retiring altogether. Not only can he continue to give us all the fantastic service we have had from him over the years, but also he can pass on the peculiarities of our round to his colleague, who will be covering the other two days of the week. Ian has always gone above and beyond in his postal duties for us, which has been much appreciated.

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Roman farm near Kirkby on Bain: update

If you missed the open afternoon at the quarry last December, there’s a second chance to find out about the archaeological dig hosted by Alan Stephenson, Operations Manager at the Woodhall Spa Quarry. Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, Heritage Lincolnshire, who took us round the site last time, will be giving a free talk to update progress, at the Coningsby Community Hall on April 23rd, at 6.30pm.

Full details below              Continue reading