This weekend 158 visitors came along to St Marys Church to admire our community’s contribution to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival. The Church was transformed in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars. Feedback was very complimentary and many visitors commented on the transformation of the church and the individual displays, all donated and arranged by parishioners. There was special praise for the idea to feature over a thousand knitted poppies, both red and white. This morning children and teachers from the primary school took a break from the classroom to see what can be achieved by a dedicated and creative community team.
I was told wen I were a yungun to find misen a good big fen wench to wed. Cos wen hoss dies yow cn hich er to plow. Quit your yawpin’ and bealin’! Yor yuckin and snatchin like a broken winded pissmyre. “Wim-wams fer winder-shutters”. Ya daft wazzack! What tha piggin erries a ya muckin aboot at!
Just a few Lincolnshire dialect pearls gleaned from a new Facebook Group, the Lincolnshire Dialects Appreciation Society. If you understand any of this, or you want to, then you can join the closed group here. Want some more?
Welcome to the 2018 Horncastle and Villages Churches Festival – a celebration of a rich architecture and heritage, of beautiful tranquillity and spirituality. This year many of our churches will be paying special tribute to those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars.
Every church has a story to tell, and at St Mary’s the focus will be on the the village during the Great War. Visitors are invited to view the war memorial stained glass window unveiled on Trinity Sunday, 30th May 1926, flower arrangements, and special displays including over 500 knitted poppies, a World War One book collection and other memorabilia.
Entry is free on Saturday and Sunday 8th – 9th September from 10am to 4pm and refreshments will be available. Continue reading
Last Thursday, seven villagers and one former resident turned up at St Mary’s Church to meet local historian, writer and artist Edward Mayor and his dog Sandy, for the much-anticipated historical walk around Kirkby on Bain, advertised here earlier. And they were not to be disappointed, despite the torrid heatwave conditions.
The walk started off in the cool of the Church as Edward introduced himself and gave us a summary of the earliest history of the village, one of several Kirkbys in Lincolnshire, some of which were mentioned on Edward’s historical map, from the Domesday reference to Cherchebi onward. The group then set off on a circular route along by the canal to Swandrift bridge, stopping at the probable sites of the gravel barge wharf and the old oak bridge for explanations, questions, answers and comments. Continue reading
From reporter Jill Russell
On Tuesday 19th June speaker Christine Chapman gave us a very interesting talk on ‘Lincolnshire Ladies and the Vote’. 2018 being the centenary of the gaining of women’s suffrage, this was a very relevant subject and Christine added to the interest by naming women activists in the Lincolnshire area.
The suffragette colours were Green, White and Violet and Christine pointed out that these initials could stand for Give Women Votes.
She was keen say that these were real women who believed that men and women should be given the same opportunities. However, in 1832 only one in seven men even had the chance or took the opportunity to vote themselves. The fight for women’s suffrage took place with the terrible backdrop of the Great War where women took on roles vacated by the fighting men. Continue reading
Those who came along to the village school hall last Thursday were treated to an entertaining and informative evening, organised by Parish Councillors. After the Primary School choir got us in the groove with three songs, Alwyn Killingsworth spoke about the forthcoming Heritage Weekend which this year would be tied in with the Open Church Weekend on 8/9 September.
Councillor Pat Tartellin then talked about a new programme of Kirkby on Bain walks organised by herself and Councillor Penny Stones. Pat also said she was hoping to get Kirkby on Bain included in the Wolds Walking Festival and although too late for this year, she was optimistic for next year.
After a refreshment break during which we were invited to sample biscuits and vote in the ‘Bake a Biscuit’ competition, keynote speaker Eran Bauer gave a fascinating talk about the recent mustard gas major incident in Kirkby Lane which attracted so much national media attention at the time. Continue reading