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 →
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.
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!
June 30th is the date for the next fundraising event in aid of St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain. It’s a cream tea plus a raffle at Roughton Village Hall and it’s scheduled for 3pm. All welcome! Continue reading →
On the 21st May we saw the return, by popular request, of CATS the Coningsby and Tattershall Strummers Ukulele Band! With three of their players being members of Cameo; Sue Carroll, Sue Schofield and her mum Dinah Campbell, we have a growing connection with the band.
Yet again we had a full house and many visitors, both men and women. A very jolly time was had with lots of singing along, rattling of tambourines and dancing at the back. Band leader, Steve Tullett kept us amused, in between songs, with jokes and cartoons which included derogatory ones about Trump and Brexit! He also stressed that the band was always welcome to new members. The band meets most Mondays at 7.00pm in Coningsby Methodist Hall. Continue reading →
All welcome to the Kirkby and Roughton Plant Sale on Saturday May 18th, 10am to 12 noon, in Roughton Parish Hall. Refreshments available.
Donations of plants will be gratefully received from 9.00 am at the hall on the day of sale. The event is in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Roughton and St. Mary’s Church Kirkby on Bain. Continue reading →
You may have noticed we aren’t seeing so much of our Postman Ian Ranyard these days.
Yes, he has had some annual leave recently. However, after 35 years service on his round that includes Kirkby on Bain and Roughton, Ian has decided to go part-time, so instead of doing 5 days a week he has cut down to 3 days and no doubt earned Brownie points from his better half in the process.
It’s good news that he is not retiring altogether. Not only can he continue to give us all the fantastic service we have had from him over the years, but also he can pass on the peculiarities of our round to his colleague, who will be covering the other two days of the week. Ian has always gone above and beyond in his postal duties for us, which has been much appreciated.