CAMEO CLUB OF KIRKBY-on-BAIN and ROUGHTON | March MEETING
This was a final meeting of the club with only a few committee members coming to give our cheque donation of £265, to add to the £100 given at the beginning of last year and 33 memory blankets knitted by members and friends, to Julie Baker, representative for SANDS, our chosen charity for 2019. Thanks to the following for donating the blankets: Hilda Kirwan, Margaret Dewrance, Glynis Briscombe, Sue Wright, Sue Schofield, Jill Russell, Bev Brennan, Irene North, Val Hare. Continue reading →
We were fortunate to have a really interesting talk and presentation from Les Binns, who is Chair of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and one of the volunteers for this charity.
The topic was ‘The Local Area Reserves and the Work of the Volunteers’
Les went through the local nature reserves – Kirkby Moor, Moor Farm, Roughton Moor, Woodhall Airfield and Kirkby Gravel Pits and highlighted the wildlife and flora and fauna that can be found in these reserves with many beautiful photographs he has taken to illustrate the huge diversity to be found. We saw stunning photographs of many varieties of orchid, cotton grass, Little Ringed Plovers to mention just a few. Les’s photographs can be found hereContinue reading →
Unfortunately, Julie Baker from SANDS was unable to attend due to being called away at late notice to a conference. It has been arranged that she will come to the 17th March meeting to collect our donation and knitted memory blankets before our AGM.
Thus, our January meeting had more time to spend on playing Bingo! We had a really jolly time playing a series of games. It was a big learning curve for some of us while others were Bingo veterans!!! Louise Roberts was our caller and learnt the ropes really quickly and did a sterling job. The evening was a great success and quite a change from having a speaker. Continue reading →
What does CAMEO stand for? Come And Meet Every One
What is it? A get-together of folks of all ages from surrounding areas: Kirkby on Bain, Roughton, Haltham, Mareham Le Fen and more.
Why? A chance for newcomers to the area to meet others nearby and regulars to share and talk and give support when needed. We collect for a different chosen charity each year, such as 2019 SANDS – a group supporting those families experiencing neo-natal and still-born deaths. In memory Wren Plume-Russell 1/1/19 Continue reading →
KIRKBY on BAIN and ROUGHTON CAMEO CLUB MEETING 15/10/2019
We were entertained by Nigel Coe, proprietor of ‘Sweet Treats’ of Horncastle, with his talk ‘The History of Sweets’ taking many of us back to our childhoods when we still had all our teeth!
Nigel explained how he went from a hobby market stall to looking for a premises as his trade developed to full time, then needing to move to a larger shop where he and his wife Judith are now, as she needed more space to make up her gift packs. They began with 150 sorts of sweets to now having over 500 kinds. Nigel started researching the history of sweets and their stories. Continue reading →
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 →