Binbrook village news

GADGET CHALLENGE – At their June meeting, WI secretary Hilary Harris changed hats to become the speaker for the evening, showing her array of period kitchen gadgets.

The challenge, as the items were passed around, was to work out what the items were used for – nobody guessed the beam engine food chopper, the raisin stoner or even the magic marmalade cutter.

The evening certainly proved to be a lesson in Victorian kitchen life.

The winner of the competition for a gadget was Barbara Pollard with a cigar cutter, with Marina Cawley second with a cherry stoner and Hilary Fry third with a Tricky Dicky – jar opener.

Hilary Fry won the flower of the month with a pansy, second was Jill Wade with a freesia and third Joan Birch with a geranium.

A number of members also signed up for the trip to see Calendar Girls at Louth Playgoers in September.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, July 4, at 7pm in the Reading Room, when there will be a ‘little bit of pampering’ with Louise Frisby and Sandy Setters of Temple Spa products.

The competition is for a perfume bottle and visitors will be very welcome.

For more information call Marina on 01472 399501.

GARDEN COFFEE – A charity coffee morning will be held in the garden of Brooklands in Louth Road, next to the church, on Saturday, July 14, from 10am to 12 noon.

Stalls will include cakes, plants and a raffle, with various competitions and games.

Donations of cakes, plants and raffle prizes will be greatly appreciated.

All proceeds will go to the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.