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.
Cameo invites ladies to join this thriving club, which meets at 8pm in Roughton Village Hall on the third Tuesday of the month. Secretary Maura Dormer said: “Either speak with one of the committee members or just come along to Roughton Village Hall”. Maura has also released the programme of events for 2017 / 18:
21st March: Stuart Lowe, ‘Wood Turning’ a talk and demonstration.
18th April: Peter Skipworth, ‘A Walk in the Wolds with Claire Balding’.
Local historian, author and illustrator Edward Mayor will be on hand to launch his new Historical Map of Kirkby on Bain at the Ebrington Arms this Saturday, starting at 12 noon. Copies of the hand-drawn map will be on sale at £5.00 per copy, including a donation to a charity of the landlord’s choice.
Based in Woodhall Spa, Edward is well known for his publications, including books on the history of Petwood House, The Kinema in the Woods and the founding of Woodhall Spa, as well as for his recent one-man awards scheme to reward local restaurants for dog-friendliness.
More things to do in and around Woodhall Spa before the Christmas rush, in date order:
There’s a coffee morning in aid of Lincoln’s St Barnabas Hospice, at The Inn, from 10.30 to 12am. All welcome. Admission £2.
Think of England. In the summer of 1943 Bett and Vera traveled the country hosting tea dances for RAF fighter pilots stationed nearby. They’re back, (Bett and Vera that is) so join them at Minting Village Hall for a 1940s experience. Continue reading →
It’s time to saddle up and hit the road for the Annual Sponsored Bike Ride “Ride+Strides”, in aid of our church, scheduled for Saturday 10th September. This event is once again operated by the Lincolnshire Churches Trust, and last year’s event in Kirkby on Bain raised a much appreciated grand total of £552. Please support this year’s ride and see if we can beat the record!
If you are not convinced, do download this poster sent in by John Dudley – it says it all. To find out how you can help raise some cash for urgent repairs, contact our local organiser, Betty Dixon, on 01526 353395. Continue reading →
“If you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon locally, why not visit our open garden on Sunday June 26th, 2 – 5 pm, right here in Kirkby on Bain! We can be found at the end of the village nearest to the gravel pits; we are the 4th house from the end – you will see a yellow NGS sign to the garden. Parking is next door in our neighbour’s field.
Admission is £3, children are free, and there will be teas and delicious cakes and cream teas served! Continue reading →