Anne Rawson remembers Kirkby on Bain

From Anne Rawson, who used to live here:

I have some memories of Kirkby, but it was the April of my sixth birthday when we left so some memories have faded. Others come back with a little prompting.

I was born at No 1 The Elms, which doesn’t appear to have changed much to this day. I did indeed attend the school. Mrs Spears the headmistress said that I might as well attend school earlier than expected because I used to go to class with my older brother anyway. There were two classrooms, my brother, being three years older, was in the larger room and and I was in the other. Unfortunately I cannot remember the teacher’s name. Continue reading

Coffee Morning this Saturday

You are invited to a coffee morning at Roughton Parish Hall on Saturday 18th March, 10.00am to 12 noon, in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton
and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. There will be various stalls, including Tombola, Easter Gifts, £1 Mystery Parcels, Cards, Cakes, Books, Raffle etc.

Donations for Stalls gratefully received by Ann 354745, Maureen 354546, Jan 354446 or Hilda 354440

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Planning application: alterations at St Mary’s Church

planning_wordcloud_150The Parish Council is considering a planning application to carry out alterations at St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Kirkby on Bain  LN10 6GD to provide a stone guard on the east elevation windows.

 

To view the application, visit the ELDC website here. To view or download all the associated documentation, click on the [Documents] tab. Continue reading

Two new videos on the meaning of Christmas

bain_valley_churches_screenshot_150John Dudley has featured two challenging videos on his website Bain Valley Churches, of which St. Mary’s Kirkby on Bain is a member. These powerful videos are intended to remind people about the Christian meaning of Christmas.

You can see them here

Thanks Edward, you have put us on the map!

The bar at the Ebrington Arms was packed at lunchtime today as local historian Edward Mayor launched his fascinating historical map of Kirkby on Bain. Copies were selling fast at a fiver each and Edward was thrilled at the response to his latest initiative.

 

If you missed the launch or you want more maps, A3 size copies are now available at The Ebrington Arms. Continue reading

Christmas Coffee Morning Update

The coffee morning held at Roughton Parish Hall last Saturday (26th November) was a great success, raising a total of £500 before costs in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St Mary’s Church Kirkby-on-Bain. The organisers would like to thank all those who came along, contributors of produce and prizes and the support team on the day.

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