Book Group update, February 2017

From Margaret Dewrance:

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.

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Local library invites you to a book signing

Horncastle Library welcomes local author Joni Daniels who will be signing her thrilling but moving debut novel “The Hub” on Thursday 26th January 10.00am – 12.00pm 2017. Paperback copies of the Hub will be on sale at £7.99

Joni’s heartbreaking story exposes the criminal and abusive practices of the psychiatric care facilities and the apathy of a broken health care system. Library article Continue reading

Annual Parish Meeting: full house!

The 2016 Kirby on Bain Annual Parish Meeting attracted over 50 local people and invited guests last evening, filling the school hall almost to capacity. Opened by Parish Council Chairman Sam Midgley and compered by Councillor Martin Briscombe, the event certainly lived up to our expectations.

The show got off to a flying start as pupils from Oak Class presented an engaging, and at times touching, picture of school life, making good use of the excellent audio-visual facilities offered by the state-of-the-art school hall, before a series of presentations by local people representing community groups. Continue reading

Have your say and celebrate with us…..

……at this year’s Kirkby on Bain Annual (Civil) Parish Meeting, scheduled for 7pm Thursday April 28th 2016, in the Primary School Hall in Wharf Lane.

It’s not a regular Parish Council meeting with a strict agenda, but an informal get-together – your chance to tell us what you really think about life in this village, to suggest how we might improve things, to socialise, showcase community activities and celebrate recent achievements.

Some of the highlights: Continue reading

Kirkby on Bain Book Group celebrates 11 years

From Margaret Dewrance:

This week the Kirkby on Bain Book Group celebrated its eleventh birthday. During that time we have read over 100 books of different types – novels, biographies, travel and history. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. There are no places available for new members at the moment but if anyone is interested in joining we will start a waiting list.

If you would be interested in reading along with us at home, the book for next month is “Operation Mincemeat”, by Ben McIntyre. We would be interested in hearing your opinions of the book. Continue reading

We love our red telephone box

Martin Briscombe writes:

Picture credit: Peter DewranceThe Kirkby on Bain Telephone Box

Adopted by The Parish Council  for  the princely sum of £1

Our telephone box is a fine example of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott’s red K6 telephone box. The parish council adopted it so that we could preserve a British icon, be a symbol of the village and be used for a variety of community uses.

A survey revealed it needed full restoration. The list included a new door, full reglazing and painting inside and out. Fortunately the main supplier of payphones for BT is X2 Connect, handily based just down the road at Newark. They could supply everything we needed and the Parish Council had funds available to cover.

March to June was a steady progression of stripping, preparation & painting round the box until all was complete. Fortunately the unmetered electricity supply to the box was still on. So  it only needed new lamps needed for re-illumination. Continue reading