On 15th May we had a visit from Chas Tibble on behalf of Skegness RNLI.
He gave us a very enlightening presentation and slide show starting with the history of the lifeboat service, on our part of the east coast, beginning with the first boats manned by ten and then twelve oarsmen, up to the most modern Shannon class fibre glass boat, ‘The Joel and April Gunnill’, which went into commission in 2017.
He stressed that the majority of crew are volunteers, often with family tradition, who give up their time and risk their lives to save people at sea, regardless of the conditions. Statistics from 2016 show 431 lives were saved and 8643 people rescued for one reason or the other.
He showed us some amazing early photos of the rowing boats setting out in ginormous seas, a lifeboat first stationed at Gibraltar Point from 1825 then moving gradually up the coast to Tower Esplanade in 1990. Continue reading →
Report on The Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton
The word Cameo stands for Come and Meet Each Other and meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Roughton Village Hall. Any monies raised through entrance fees, raffles and number lottery goes towards our chosen charity which this year is the RNLI.
Long standing chair, Sue Wright stood down this year and thanks to her for all her hard work over the years. Carmita Booth was elected new chair.
Although traditionally a women’s group men have attended outside visits and activities such as going to Louth museum, Anwick Garden Centre and the pantomime. This year the new committee made the decision to actively encourage men to attend, particularly where they might be interested in the speaker. Continue reading →
Kirkby on Bain Cameo Club are very pleased to announce the talks and activities for the coming year. We welcome new members, if you are interested please either just come on the evening or call Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 for further information.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW START TIME 7.30PM
We meet at Roughton Village Hall, meetings start at 7.30pm and generally last a couple of hours. The annual membership fee is £6 and a monthly charge of £2. There is no commitment to join on your first visit. Charity for the Year: RNLI
Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club, Programme 2018.
20th March: ‘Tattershall Castle – An overlooked treasure’ Paul Robinson, Operations Manager, Tattershall Castle.
17th April: ‘Ukele and all its delights’, Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers
The next meeting of the Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club will be on Tuesday 20th February, 2018 at 8.00pm at Roughton Village Hall. One of our members, Jill Russell, will be enlivening us with a talk on her many gardens. Full details of this year’s programme will be given at the meeting. Non-members are very welcome – please do come and join us. If you would like any further information, please contact the Secretary, Maura Dormer on 07708 947992. ( email@example.com )
Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club enjoyed an outing to Anwick Garden Centre last month. Many thanks to the staff there who showed us around the centre and then kindly answered many questions and queries over tea and biscuits, the perfect way to garden!! A very enjoyable evening.
We celebrated our 25th Anniversary at the beginning of this month with an afternoon tea party in the gardens of one of our members, Maureen Jordan. We were so lucky to have a beautiful day and were able to sit in the garden and appreciate an English summer afternoon. Our group reformed in 1992 after some years of not meeting. We were fortunate to have some of the original members from 1992 attend, many of whom are still active in the group. Chairperson, Sue Wright gave a short speech looking back over the years, the group have had many exciting trips and speakers and have donated over £5,500 to various charities over the 25 years. Many thanks to Maureen and her husband Keith for all of their work and also to Sue Kind who provided an amazing afternoon tea.
We next meet on Tuesday 18th July at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall. Our speaker will be telling us of Chatsworth, past and present. Visitors and new members are very welcome – please either just come along or call me for more details.
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 →