Village Picnic 2019

This year our annual village picnic was hosted by Jill and Peter Hilton, who so kindly offered the use of their lawn after the sucess of last year’s picnic. As with the inaugural event last year, we were very lucky with the weather, and some felt that the venue was an improvement – no wasps, lots of shade and no rabbit holes to trip over. The organising team are pretty pleased with the event and we will be planning next year’s picnic in due course, taking on board any feedback we receive. The winner of the wheelbarrow competition was Martin Briscombe. Thanks to Jill and Peter for their hospitality, and to Margaret Dewrance for coming up with the idea!  More photos:        Continue reading

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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

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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Report: Annual Parish Meeting 2019

The event organisers Martin, Penny and I thought that this year’s chance to meet up and have your say went pretty well. Tarts were tasted and voted on (the winner was Penny Stones’ delicious Bakewell,) ideas for naming the footpath were submitted and speed limit bin-stickers were distributed, before newly elected Parish Council Chairman Simon Tydeman addressed the meeting, listing recent achievements, current concerns and future plans.

Some of Simon’s remarks sparked heartfelt comments and suggestions, particularly regarding the quite shocking statistics gleaned from speed watch data collected by the recently installed speed warning signs, the continuing nuisance of HGV trucks traveling through the village, and of course the mystery now surrounding the recent fibre broadband installation works.  Once again “Have Your Say” proved not to be just a slogan in this village.

Our guest speaker Lydia Henry, Community Archaeologist from Heritage Lincolnshire, enthralled us all as she updated us on the progress of the archaeological dig at the Woodhall Spa quarry, known to most of us all as the gravel pits, setting out the historical and cultural context of this dig which, after a slow start, has now revealed the existence of a Roman Farm. Continue reading

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