Cameo Club report February 2020

Tuesday 18th February 2020

We were fortunate to have a really interesting talk and presentation from Les Binns, who is Chair of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and one of the volunteers for this charity.

The topic was ‘The Local Area Reserves and the Work of the Volunteers’

Les went through the local nature reserves – Kirkby Moor, Moor Farm, Roughton Moor, Woodhall Airfield and Kirkby Gravel Pits and highlighted the wildlife and flora and fauna that can be found in these reserves with many beautiful photographs he has taken to illustrate the huge diversity to be found. We saw stunning photographs of many varieties of orchid, cotton grass, Little Ringed Plovers to mention just a few. Les’s photographs can be found here                  Continue reading

Cameo Report | January 2020

CAMEO CLUB of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton

Unfortunately, Julie Baker from SANDS was unable to attend due to being called away at late notice to a conference. It has been arranged that she will come to the 17th March meeting to collect our donation and knitted memory blankets before our AGM.

Thus, our January meeting had more time to spend on playing Bingo! We had a really jolly time playing a series of games. It was a big learning curve for some of us while others were Bingo veterans!!! Louise Roberts was our caller and learnt the ropes really quickly and did a sterling job. The evening was a great success and quite a change from having a speaker.        Continue reading

CAMEO CLUB: new members welcome

CAMEO CLUB 2020

What does CAMEO stand for?  Come And Meet Every One

What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas:  Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.

Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS  –  a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19                   Continue reading

Cameo club: Christmas Jolly 2019

19th November 2019

A lovely evening was spent at our Christmas Jolly, eating our fill of turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas pud/strawberry pavlova, cheese and biscuits, mince pies, coffee/tea and after eight mints. Very scrumptious it was too with the caterers doing us proud! It might seem to be a bit early for festive celebrations but, as we do not meet in December, it was the last opportunity for us to get together before the New Year! There were plenty of prizes for the raffles and Sue Carroll set us a very challenging Christmas themed quiz which certainly taxed our brain cells!!             Continue reading

Cameo Club report: October 2019

KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON CAMEO CLUB MEETING 15/10/2019

We were entertained by Nigel Coe, proprietor of ‘Sweet Treats’ of Horncastle, with his talk ‘The History of Sweets’ taking many of us back to our childhoods when we still had all our teeth!

Nigel explained how he went from a hobby market stall to looking for a premises as his trade developed to full time, then needing to move to a larger shop where he and his wife Judith are now, as she needed more space to make up her gift packs. They began with 150 sorts of sweets to now having over 500 kinds. Nigel started researching the history of sweets and their stories.           Continue reading

Cameo club report September 2019

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON – 17th September Meeting

Our Chair Carmita was not well enough to attend so we wish her a speedy recovery. Sue Bruzas, vice chair, began the meeting with business re Christmas Meal payment of £15 and paying for tickets of £7 for the Horncastle panto by Oct meeting to ease accounting at the end of the year. The AGM will be held in March next year and, to encourage more of us to attend that meeting, a raffle will be held and the winner will have their subscription of £10 paid. Suggestions for next year’s charity would be welcomed asap.

Bob Turner (left) and Alan Taylor (right). [Click to enlarge in a new tab]

We welcomed veterans Alan Taylor and Bob Turner from The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based at Coningsby, to give us their talk: ‘Lest we forget’.

Alan began by explaining about the BBMF which is jointly owned by the RAF and Lincs County Council. LCC responsible for visitors’ centre staffed by volunteer guides such as themselves. Everything in the hangar is the RAF’s responsibility. Founded in 1957 its roles are:        Continue reading

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