Wednesday, 7 December 2016


QUIZ

Last week was in aid of the air ambulance, £41-50 was raised, winners were, "The 4 of us" & Oblong Table.
This week is for Christmas Market funds.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Thursday 8th Dec staring at 6-pm, with Lea School Choir, and market & light switch on @ 6-30
Please support for all local organisations.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Last week was a quiz, organised by Chris. Petty and proved a very interesting afternoon, winners were, Ann Williams 
& Peter Rushton. the next event is the Christmas lunch on Dec.15th.

PARISH COUNCIL

At the last meeting all councilors were present, no members of the public attended. The meeting began with a minutes silence in
remembrance of John Smart, a past  and very good member of the Council.
Matters discussed were, B.T. broadband, speed signs, precept for next year, Christmas lights & Village Hall.

SERVICES

This Sunday (11th.)
Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel :- Service, with Tim. Smith @10-30

Report by P Rushton.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

 UPTON LAD WINS AWARD FOR HIS SHEEP FLEECES

Local lad Jack Bowles has recently received a significant achievement for winning the Specialty Knitwear Fleece Category, open to all wool producers registered with The British Wool Marketing Board.
He is only 11 years old and has won the Stamford Depot Champion award for one of his fleeces, for one that he submitted as part of the British Wool National Fleece Competition.

This is the first time Jack has entered a fleece. and this award is the icing on the cake.
It certainly brought a massive smile to his face and his family along with all his supporters and friends.

This is Jack with his pedigree Southdown Ram Ash.






He's had a first at Lincolnshire show and few other rosettes and seconds at Wragby and Winteringham shows  in various classes this year with his flock.

Well done Jack.


Friday, 2 December 2016

METHODIST CHAPEL

SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER.  4.0pm.


Carols around the Scarecrow Nativity Scene in the chapel garden.  Refreshments afterwards.




A fabulous display which can be viewed from 4.0pm Sat. 3rd December.

Photos by Sylvia Howard.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

MACMILLAN

Further to the coffee morning a donation of £ 280 has been received for the funds.

QUIZ

Last week was in aid of Playing Fields, £135 was raised, winners were "Jane's Men" & "Oblong Tablers"
This week is for the Air Ambulance.

VILLAGE HALL

The next "Flix in the Stix" is,It's a wonderful World on Dec 12th.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Don't forget Thur. Dec .8th. 6-00pm Lea School Choir followed by market and light switch on at 6.30
all proceeds for local charities, please support. 


Report by P Rushton.

Monday, 21 November 2016

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 


A joint service between Church & Chapel was held, conducted by Rev. Lorna Lucas, which concluded with the two minute silence and wreath laying
at 11-00, along with a flypast from Sturgate airfield, a very good attendance from the community was at both events.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

A very good  (but expensive) day out was had at Sringfields & Baytree  at Spalding was had by members & guests last week,many thanks to Jenny Whiteside
and Star Coaches for making it a success.

CRAFT FAIR

A craft fair will be held in the Village Hall on Sunday 27th. Nov. from 1-00 to 4-00 pm.
for further details contact Carol Wells on 788786.

QUIZ

Last week was for Children in Need, winners were the "Oblong Table" £66 was raised
this week is in aid of the Playing Fields

SERVICES

This Sunday (27th,)
Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Mr. Tim Smith.

Report by P Rushton.

Monday, 14 November 2016

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The A.G. M. took ,last week, with the Chairman & Secretary reporting a successful show, despite being low on entries,one great feature was the scarecrow event and it is hoped to run it again next year. The Chairman thanked all who helped in any way, particularly the secretary, Jane Spencer.
The committee for the following year is :- Chair, Don Spittlehouse, Vice, Pete  Rushton, Sec./ Treas. Jane Spencer ,committee, G. Hobart, D. Farrow, J. Waudby, P. Chester, A. Blow.
New members will be welcome, please contact any of the above if you are interested.
Next years show will be on Sunday September 10th.

QUIZ

Last week was for the British Legion, £80 was raised, winners were "No Hopers" & "Oblong Tablers"
This week is in aid of Children in Need, raffle/ auction prizes appreciated.

LANTERN MAKING

On Sat.19th. Nov. in the Village Hall from 10-00 to 3-00 a session will be held, cost £2-50 per lantern
Please feel free to come along.

SERVICES

This Sunday (20th.)
Church :- Morning Prayer @ 08-30
Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Mrs. E. Taylor.

Report by P Rushton.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Last week was a talk by Marjorie Clayworth, on knitted Christmas toys she has made, it was very interesting & enjoyable.
Please note, the outing to Spalding on 18th. Nov. is now leaving at 9-15 not 9-30 as previous !!!

QUIZ

Last week was in aid of Pet Rescue, winners were, " Tim's Hot Fillies" & "Testing Testing 123" £200 was raised,
This week is for Royal British Legion, please support this worthwhile cause.

VILLAGE HALL

A lantern making workshop is being held on Sat. 19th. Nov from 10-00 to 3-00, cost £ 2-50 per lantern, all welcome.

SERVICES

This Sunday
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY
A joint Service between Church & Chapel will be held in All Saints Church @ 10-30
this will be followed by a short act of remembrance and wreath laying at the War Memorial @ 11-00.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

COFFEE DAY

Carol Pugsley wishes to thank all who donated prizes, helped on the day and all who supported the event.
in total the sum of £482 was raised for the Church & Link House residence. Thank you all.

LANTERN MAKING

A workshop will be held in the Village Hall on November 19th. for the Christmas market, for details contact.
Carol Wells on 788786

CHRISTMAS MARKET

A final meeting to discuss this was held, and everything seems to be in hand, with the usual stalls, games etc.
Advance notice it is on Thur. 8th. Dec. staring at 6-00pm with Lea School Choir, and official opening at 6-30.

SERVICES

This Sunday (6th. Nov.)
Church :- Holy Communion @ 9-30
Chapel :- Service @10-30 with Mr. K. Knapton


QUIZ

Last week was for the Christmas Market, winners were "Oblong Tble Ladies" &  "Lol's Lucious Ladies" 
£116-50 was raised, this week is for Pages "Pet Rescue"

Monday, 24 October 2016

QUIZ

Last week was in aid of "Bloomers" , winners were "Little Women" & "Rose Fillies"
£ 127 was raised, this week is for the Christmas Market fund.

CHRISTMAS MARKET

Please note there is a meeting on the 27th Oct. at 8-00 pm to make final arrangements, will all interested organisations please send a representative,
also any raffle / auction prizes appreciated.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

 Last week was very entertaining, with "Bernie" on the organ,next meeting is 3 rd. Nov. with Marjory Clayworth.
A trip has been arranged to Spingfields & Baytree at Spalding for Thur. 17th, Nov. price £5 per head.
For booking & info. please contact Jenny Whiteside on 01427-788072, or Audrey Rushton on 0127- 838369.


SERVICES
This Sunday (30th.)
Church :- No Service, but group service at Lea @ 10-00
Chapel :- Holy Communion @ 10-30 with Rev. L. Carr.
 
Report by P Rushton.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

DEFIBRILLATOR

There were 10 came to the training last week, so we are now "up & running" if anyone else in the village would like have a go, contact Peter Rushton on 838369
and we will arrange a further session.

VILLAGE HALL

Forthcoming events, "Flix in the Sticks" Wed 26th, October @ 7-30 (Brooklyn), Jumble Sale, Sat 29th.Oct. 2-00 to 4-00 pm.

Carol Pugsley's annual event at Beaconsfield House Wed. 26th.October, 10-30 to 1200, proceeds for Church & Link House.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

20th October. "Bernie on the organ. 2-00pm.
Forthcoming event, trip to Baytree & Springfields at Spalding, Thur. 17th. Dec. contact Jenny Whiteside on 788072 for information & booking.

SERVICES

This Sunday (23rd.)
Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel :-  Service @ 10-30 with Mr. J. Ramm 
 
Report by P Rushton.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Last Sunday was the annual Service lead by the Rev. Philip Wain, the Church was beautifully decorated, thank's to the small band of helpers, and particularly
Jack Bowles for his display of models of a farm.  non perishable food will go to the local food bank for distribution at Christmas.

QUIZ

Last week was for the Church & Gainsborough Food Bank, £150 was raised , winners being the "Oblong Table"
this week is in aid of John Coupland Hosp.

MACMILLAN

Last week the W.I. hosted the coffee morning , which was a huge success making almost  £1,000.
and over the past year have raised £ 1,902 with various events, and a big thank you must go to the W.I. and helpers for all their efforts
to this worthwhile cause. Many thanks to Jennifer & Co.

TRENTSIDE SINGERS

A very good concert was held last week to celebrate their 10th. anniversary, with songs from the musicals & 60's music, plus some entertaining sketches,
the evening raised around £400. for "Friends of Gainsborough Parkinson's" Thank's to Jenny & Elaine.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Last week saw them making cards with Janet & Carol, in which some learned how to go on, the next meeting is on Thur, 20th. with "Bernie"
on the organ, so please come along & have a sing. 

SERVICES

This Sunday (16th.)
Church :- NO Service
Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with  own arrangements.

Report by P Rushton.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

DEFIBRILLATOR

JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE THAT THE NEXT TRAINING SESSION FOR THE DEFIBRILLATOR IS THE 12th OCTOBER 7.30 AT THE ROSE AND CROWN.
EVERYONE WELCOME, YOU COULD SAVE SOMEONES LIFE.

Monday, 3 October 2016

RACE NIGHT

Last week saw a very successful evening, although it was lacking a little in support, those that were there had a most enjoyable time,
The Champion jockey of the night was John Taylor, congratulations to him, and thank's to all who took part.
The Christmas market committee wish to thank Tich Finney & family for arranging the horses, betting etc, Rev. Phea for being M.C.
Jessie Milne for raffle selling, and all who helped in any way, the proceeds , unknown at the moment, will go into the Xmas  Market fund
for distribution to the organisations on Dec 8th.

QUIZ

Last week was in aid of Macmillan, winners were "The No Hopers", £ 200 was raised which will go towards the worlds biggest coffee morning.
This week is for the Church, where the proceeds are being donated to the Gainsborough food bank, along with surplus items from the recent Harvest Festival.

SERVICES

This Sunday (9 th.)
Church :- Morning Prayer  9-30
Chapel :- Service @ 10-30 with Ian Hardcastle


Report by P Rushton.

Monday, 19 September 2016

W.I.

At the last meeting, it was from Pantaloon's to Frilly knickers, when Maggie Allen took members down memory lane with her vintage underwear,
some of which looked like torture !!  but some could remember them !!!.

HORTICULTURAL SHOW

The show went well despite some entries being low due to the weather, prizes were presented by Mrs. Audrey Rushton,
the main trophy winner's were, best in veg. classes :- Mandy Smith, best in flowers :- Terry Thurlby, most points in show :- Anna Blow
society plant comp. Peggy Cheetham, floral art :- Marjory Clayworth photo's - Carol Walker,  handicrafts :-Ann Sharpe, cookery :- Heather Turner,
others were, Dave Farrow, Max Fotheringham, Audrey Rushton, Jane Spencer.
Thanks were expressed by Chairman, Don Spittlehouse, to  the committee for their support, and particularly the secretary, Jane Spencer for all her hard
work throughout the year.
Just make a note for next years show, the photo categories are:- blooming marvellous, urban decay, whatever the weather, entrances, waterways, & wildlife.

SERVICES

This Sunday (25th)
Church :- Morning Prayer @ 9-30
Chapel :- Service @ 10-30
Please note the following Sunday 2nd. Oct. Church Harvest Festival @ 9-30, also Thur. 6th. pie & pea supper @ Rose & Crown 7-30, tickets from Pub. or 838369.   followed by auction of harvest goods and quiz. (proceeds for local food bank).

FASHION SHOW

At Village Hall Wed October 5th. @ 7-30,  £3, information from Jenny Littlewood ,  0n 788990.


Report by P Rushton