A concert, given by The Trentside Singers was received very well by a large audience. On an extremely cold night the event was held in the village hall and at the interval wine and mince pies were very welcome.
The concert was entitled 'In the Mood'. first half was a nostalgic performance, with songs from the war time years and from the shows.
The second half was to get all in the mood for Christmas, with some new carols and a few humorous songs.
A very funny sketch was performed about making elder berry wine, the four cast were treading grapes in a tin bath (made by D.Pearson) Julie Barrow, Pat Fotheringham, Peter Rushton and granny Audrey Rushton, who was drinking the wine and getting merry. Stuart Barrow assisted the group.
Also giving two performances were a very talented group called the Degrees of Harmony who sang some well known songs.
The evening was organised by the Trentside singers conductor, Mrs J.Fotheringham with Mrs E. Carrot being the accompanist.
The choir members all belong to the Trentside Group of W.I.s, hence the name, they were assisted by the W.I. supporting husbands. The WISH team who song several items.
The club travelled to Brigg garden Centre for their Christmas lunch outing. After a very good Christmas lunch members and friends enjoyed shopping in the very festive centre.
UPTON PARISH COUNCIL
The chair and councillors were delighted to be nominated for West Lindsey parish council of the year and were even more delighted and surprised to win the trophy in this class at the presentation night at the Guildhall.
The council had been nominated by a member of the public, who attends most of the council meetings.
The members and guests enjoyed a very good Christmas party in the Village Hall on Wednesday evening.
After a faith supper the audience were entertained by the GAOS on Tour group.
They sang songs from My Fair Lady, a selection of Andrew Lloyd Webbers songs and the Best of James Bond from Dr No to Skyfall.
The final items were Christmas Carols, some with a difference.
This was a very enjoyable evening and the committee of the W.I are to be congratulated on this superb evening.
The club had a Christmas party in the Methodist Schoolroom on Thursday afternoon, before the Christmas break.
A quiz had been devised by chair, Mrs Jubbs, who also wrapped a parcel up for pass the parcel. Father Christmas came and gave all presents.
The next meeting is on January 17th, when another party will be held.
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Tha church held a very enjoyable dinner at the Rose and Crown on Friday night.
The turkey carvery and Christmas pudding was followed by a free raffle with prizes for most of the diners.
The monthly coffee morning was a success despite the cold weather.
Coffee and mince pies were served and a tombola was held.
Lea shool choir delighted the audience once again also opening the market was Lea School headmistress Mrs Dagg. The market was held in the restaurant of the Rose and Crown with the switching on of the pubs lights.
The stalls all did very well, some regulars were missing, As yet the final figure has not been revealed.
Unfortunately the Church lights and cabling have grown legs, therefore no lighting on the Church.
This was for Christmas Market funds with the No Hopers and the Oblong Table winning the two quizzes.
£125.00 was raised for the market funds.
This Sunday's service is the Crib service starting at 2pm.
The next service is Eucharist on Christmas morning at 9am.
Written by L Alsop