Cameo Club report: August 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 20th August Meeting

Speaker Alwyn Killingsworth, resident of Kirkby on Bain, came to give us a presentation about WW1. He has a special interest in all things to do with this war in particular with any connection to the local area such as the tank being developed in Lincoln.

Sir Richard Haldane, Secretary of State for War 1905 – 1912

He decided to focus on the general hospitals developed during the war in particular those locally. He began with mentioning Sir Richard Haldane who was secretary of state dealing with the fiasco which was the Boer War. He introduced new equipment and began the Territorial Army. He set up the formation of General Forces Hospitals to supplement existing hospitals which became so necessary during WW1. These hospitals were staffed by unpaid members of the TA. Continue reading

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Cameo Club report: July 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 16th JULY REPORT

Misty Culpin returned to set our teams some challenging questions in our Fun Quiz! It was a very close run thing with two teams finishing with the same score, each gaining 52 points. This was the first time a tie break had ever been required so Misty had to come up with a quick question.

The winners!

Unfortunately, neither team knew the answer to Prince Charles’ full name. It then had to go to a super tie break, a bit like the world cup cricket! The Try Hards just pipped The Unforgettables to the answer to the question: ‘Who is fifth in line to the throne?’ Answer: Louis!

Thanks go to Misty for setting us such varied brain teasers!            Continue reading

Cameo club report: June 2109

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – JUNE MEETING REPORT

On 18th June Sadie Hirst returned to give us a follow up talk to the one she did last year, where she talked about the history of cookery books – ‘Much Ado about Food’. She made the progression from recipes to the material culture i.e. the pots and pans with which to cook and the ‘History of Food’.

She explained that decisions about what you eat, where you buy it, whether you choose to eat meat or be vegetarian or vegan defines ourselves and our cultures. Migrants use their traditions of cooking to help remind themselves of the countries from which they have come.

Sadie began in Neolithic times and took us up to the Tudor/Stewart times.

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Cameo club report: May 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON

On the 21st May we saw the return, by popular request, of CATS the Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers Ukulele Band! With three of their players being members of Cameo; Sue Carroll, Sue Schofield and her mum Dinah Campbell, we have a growing connection with the band.

Yet again we had a full house and many visitors, both men and women. A very jolly time was had with lots of singing along, rattling of tambourines and dancing at the back. Band leader, Steve Tullett kept us amused, in between songs, with jokes and cartoons which included derogatory ones about Trump and Brexit! He also stressed that the band was always welcome to new members. The band meets most Mondays at 7.00pm in Coningsby Methodist Hall. 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

Cameo club report: March 2019

From Jill Russell

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON 19th March Report

Chair, Carmita, began the meeting welcoming us all and in particular two new members from Haltham, Helen Huthwaite and Margaret Humm.

We wish for a speedy recovery from her nasty accident, Roz Killingsworth from Kirkby on Bain, who joined us for the first time last month.

Our speaker for this month was Chrissie Chapman who came to talk about the murder which took place in Kirkby on Bain back in 1934. She kept us on our toes from the start putting up a title of ‘A Lincolnshire ‘Murdre’ at which some thought she had misspelled murder. She went on to explain that it was the ‘Old English’ spelling. She told us she was going to take a ‘tasteful and forensic look at murder’ and then promptly regaled us with the regicide of King Edward Ⅱ who was dispatched with a red-hot poker where it showed no visible signs! Continue reading

Cameo club report, February 2019

From Jill Russell:

CAMEO CLUB  KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 19th FEB MEETING REPORT

Presentation of cheque to RNLI

Chas  from RNLI Skegness gave an update on the station at Skegness. The new Shannon class lifeboat had been called out over ten times last year and helped save lives. It is used in training and also been in assistance in bigger rescues to larger boats. The inshore vessel also called out many times.

Marie from the fund-raising branch informed us of the ongoing fund-raising efforts through bucket collections, flag week, sale of yellow welly badges and donations from groups such as ours and individuals, which has led to a new inshore boat being acquired. The extension to the boat house is ongoing with a new shop and visitors’ centre plus museum. As we have stipulated our donation is for Skegness our cheque is ring fenced for them and we are so pleased to be able to give them a cheque for £350 which they were very thankful to receive.

Talk by Julie Baker from SANDS

As our chosen charity for 2019, Julie Baker came to tell us about SANDS which is an organization, based in London, but has volunteer groups, 106 across the country, whose aim is to support families who tragically lose babies whilst pregnant, before and during and after birth. Continue reading