Annual Parish (Village) Meeting 2019

You are invited to this year’s Annual Parish Meeting, scheduled for 6.30pm,Thursday June 6th, in the Primary School Hall, Wharf Lane, Kirkby on Bain.

Though organised by your Parish Council, this event is not a formal Parish Council meeting, but rather an opportunity for the community to meet and discuss local issues informally, and to have some fun into the bargain.

As well as a Public Forum, this year we plan to offer a fascinating talk about the roman farm recently discovered near to our village, given by archaeologist Lydia Henry from Heritage Lincolnshire, a tart-tasting session, and a name-the-footpath competition. Children from the school have been invited to entertain us and of course refreshments galore will be freely available.                 Continue reading

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Exclusive: Jill Brown reflects on the Ethel Major TV programme:

Jill Brown – Photo courtesy BBC

Following the recent TV programme about Ethel Major, hanged for murdering her husband in 1934, Ethel’s cousin Jill Brown, who brought this story to the attention of the BBC and appeared in the programme, has kindly shared her thoughts with us:

I thought it might be of interest to your readers to give a little more background to our family’s connection to Ethel Major (Nee Brown) and how I became involved in the program.

Although I now live in Kent on the South Coast my parents and wider family are from Lincolnshire and I still have many relations living there (many Brown’s!) My mother’s family were from Grimsby and my father born in South Willingham one of 6 children to Tom and Alice Brown. Grandad being a tenant farmer lived in various places around the county. My father gradually moved south due to work spending his last 50 years in St. Albans in Hertfordshire, despite that Lincolnshire was always where his heart was. Sadly my father passed away in 2017 and his wish was for his ashes to be scattered at Croxby Crossroads with other family members, back to his roots.           Continue reading

Roman farm near Kirkby on Bain: update

If you missed the open afternoon at the quarry last December, there’s a second chance to find out about the archaeological dig hosted by Alan Stephenson, Operations Manager at the Woodhall Spa Quarry. Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, Heritage Lincolnshire, who took us round the site last time, will be giving a free talk to update progress, at the Coningsby Community Hall on April 23rd, at 6.30pm.

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Ethel Major TV programme: update

Referring back to my recent article about convicted Kirkby on Bain murderer Ethel Major, I see that the episode of The BBC series “Murder, Mystery and My Family” partly filmed in the village, is scheduled for transmission on Friday April 5th, on BBC1 at 9.15 am. It will also be available online shortly after broadcast.

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Last Vulcan Captain to talk at the Petwood

Join us on April 4th for An Evening With Bill Ramsey – the last Vulcan Captain. Bill will be talking us through his truly extraordinary career which includes flying the Lancaster and Dakota with the BBMF, four years as Wing Commander with the Red Arrows and so much more.

This is the first of a series of talks called ‘An Evening With…’ which we will be hosting throughout the year. It is not an event you want to miss! The Petwood will be making a donation from tickets sales to Bill’s chosen charity, The People’s Mosquito.

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Typhoon talk at the Petwood

In the second instalment of our ‘An Evening With’ events, join us for a talk with Dave Hands from the Hawker Typhoon Restoration Project!

Dave’s connection with the Typhoon stems from his father, who was an engine test engineer with Napier, flying a modified Warwick out of Luton equipped with the Sabre powerplant. He has a history in aviation that stretches back to childhood with his father being Chief flying instructor at the London Gliding Club. Event Details:

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Cameo club report: March 2019

From Jill Russell

CAMEO CLUB of KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON 19th March Report

Chair, Carmita, began the meeting welcoming us all and in particular two new members from Haltham, Helen Huthwaite and Margaret Humm.

We wish for a speedy recovery from her nasty accident, Roz Killingsworth from Kirkby on Bain, who joined us for the first time last month.

Our speaker for this month was Chrissie Chapman who came to talk about the murder which took place in Kirkby on Bain back in 1934. She kept us on our toes from the start putting up a title of ‘A Lincolnshire ‘Murdre’ at which some thought she had misspelled murder. She went on to explain that it was the ‘Old English’ spelling. She told us she was going to take a ‘tasteful and forensic look at murder’ and then promptly regaled us with the regicide of King Edward Ⅱ who was dispatched with a red-hot poker where it showed no visible signs! Continue reading