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 →
On the programme for the next Horncastle and District Choral Society concert – “Anthems through the ages” and “Gilbert and Sullivan Galore”. Join us at St Mary’s Church, May 18, at 7.30 pm. Admission is £7. The choir is conducted by Caroline Boden and accompanied by Chris Hinkins. Full details: Continue reading →
On a fine day in December last year, Kirkby on Bain Parish Councillors were invited by Alan Stephenson, Quarry Operations Manager at the Woodhall Spa Quarry, to attend an open afternoon following the recent discovery by local archaeologists of a Roman settlement. It was a fascinating event, led by Lydia Hendry, Community Archaeologist, Heritage Lincolnshire, and her team. She took us round the site in small groups and explained what they had found so far, demystifying numerous trenches, artifacts and data.
I understand that there will be another opportunity to discover more secrets of this ancient settlement, later this year. Lydia has very kindly written an account of the December event for us:
CAMEO CLUB OF KIRKBY ON BAIN AND ROUGHTON – AGM – 15th Jan
Secretary Maura Dormer went through the minutes from last AGM and then described the very successful, enjoyable programme from 2018. Treasurer Rose Kimberley went through the accounts and fed back how well our charity fund-raising had done, the total amount raised being: £476.32. It was agreed £350 of this to go to our 2018 charity, RNLI Skegness, and £100 initial donation to our 2019 charity. The remainder to go towards expenses to set up this year e.g. Smartie tubes.
Sue Carroll’s 50/50 draw had been a success, as had the ‘fill the Smartie tubes’. As usual the raffle continued to be a good fund-raiser. The best attended meet had been the Ukulele night with many guests attending, both men and women. Continue reading →
Horncastle Up Stagers are proud to present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by David Ireland with original music by Richard Shepherd. Book now for this new production running 7.30 PM nightly at the Lion Theatre from 6th-8th December.
You are invited to a concert by the Horncastle and District Choral Society on Saturday December 8th, at St. Mary’s Church, Horncastle, 7.30pm. Music by Handel, Karl Jenkins and Bob Chilcott – a warm welcome is assured. Tickets, priced £7, including refreshments, are available from choir members, and at the door on the night.
This annual market will be taking place on Sunday 9th December from 11 am to 4 pm. The High Street will be closed and lined with Christmas themed craft stalls, artisan manufacturers, and delicious food suppliers.
Musicians will perform for your entertainment and Father Christmas will be in his grotto, and the organisers are busy arranging amazing street entertainment. You can come along just to enjoy the music if you so wish, but they are hoping that you will be enticed by the smell of freshly cooked ostrich burgers, distracted by cheeses, or completely waylaid by naughty sweets. Continue reading →