On 15th May we had a visit from Chas Tibble on behalf of Skegness RNLI.
He gave us a very enlightening presentation and slide show starting with the history of the lifeboat service, on our part of the east coast, beginning with the first boats manned by ten and then twelve oarsmen, up to the most modern Shannon class fibre glass boat, ‘The Joel and April Gunnill’, which went into commission in 2017.
He stressed that the majority of crew are volunteers, often with family tradition, who give up their time and risk their lives to save people at sea, regardless of the conditions. Statistics from 2016 show 431 lives were saved and 8643 people rescued for one reason or the other.
He showed us some amazing early photos of the rowing boats setting out in ginormous seas, a lifeboat first stationed at Gibraltar Point from 1825 then moving gradually up the coast to Tower Esplanade in 1990. Continue reading →
Report on The Cameo Club of Kirkby on Bain and Roughton
The word Cameo stands for Come and Meet Each Other and meetings are held every third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in Roughton Village Hall. Any monies raised through entrance fees, raffles and number lottery goes towards our chosen charity which this year is the RNLI.
Long standing chair, Sue Wright stood down this year and thanks to her for all her hard work over the years. Carmita Booth was elected new chair.
Although traditionally a women’s group men have attended outside visits and activities such as going to Louth museum, Anwick Garden Centre and the pantomime. This year the new committee made the decision to actively encourage men to attend, particularly where they might be interested in the speaker. Continue reading →
Kirkby on Bain Cameo Club are very pleased to announce the talks and activities for the coming year. We welcome new members, if you are interested please either just come on the evening or call Maura Dormer on 07708 947992 for further information.
PLEASE NOTE: NEW START TIME 7.30PM
We meet at Roughton Village Hall, meetings start at 7.30pm and generally last a couple of hours. The annual membership fee is £6 and a monthly charge of £2. There is no commitment to join on your first visit. Charity for the Year: RNLI
Kirkby on Bain CAMEO Club, Programme 2018.
20th March: ‘Tattershall Castle – An overlooked treasure’ Paul Robinson, Operations Manager, Tattershall Castle.
17th April: ‘Ukele and all its delights’, Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers
The programme for this year’s Christmas concert “Joy to the World!” features Vivaldi’s timeless Gloria, the Christmas cantata A Winter’s Night by Cecilia McDowall, and a selection of carols. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins.