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 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: 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

Mobile Library upgrade

The Parish council has received a detailed letter from Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) explaining that they are currently in the process of renewing arrangements for the provision of vehicles to be used within the Mobile Library Service, as the current vans are coming to the end of the lease agreement between the service providers Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and LCC.

 

The salient points for readers in this village are:

  • smaller vans, more suitable for narrow lanes
  • vans will be more environmentally friendly
  • books will be selected to match the interests of customers along particular routes
  • books may be ordered in advance
  • there’s no intention to move the stops that are served but the service providers may need to review the days or times of the stops, to meet  mileage regulations

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