Eyes down and then numbers up in hall

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PRIZE BINGO – The two bingo sessions in January raised £60 and £40 for the village hall maintenance funds.

This month’s prize bingo nights are on Tuesday, February 14 and Tuesday, February 28, with eyes down at 7.30pm.

TRAVELLING GARDENERS – Welcome signs of spring, with many varieties of snowdrops growing in abundance, will be enjoyed by the members of the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association and friends as they take their first trip out this year to their chosen venue, Hopton Hall near Matlock.

It has proved to be very popular, with outings organiser Les Robinson having to book a second coach to cope with the demand for seats.

A call for some good food on the return journey will add interest to the outing and if anyone would like details Les can be contacted on 01673 857063.

WI – Members of the WI were transported in comfort to the continent for their January meeting, as Ray Woodburn conveyed them on his travels to Venice through beautiful slides and a very interesting commentary.

For several members of his audience, who had already been there, it was a reminder of just how beautiful and romantic Venice is, while for others it became a dream destination for a holiday in the future, as Ray shared his obvious affection for the city and its delightful waterways with them.

The competition for a holiday postcard attracted many and varied entries, illustrating a wide range of interests.

During the business part of the meeting, details were given of a Lincolnshire North County Executive Weekend at Denman, the Women’s Institute College, with a choice of four courses for study and four members expressed interest in attending.

A party of members are to join the audience at the Festival Hall, Market Rasen, for the Lincolnshire North Choir Festival evening and there was interest too in a day course of tai chi at Wragby Town Hall.

Provisional arrangements were made for attending the Lincolnshire North annual meeting at Skegness, when the entertainment is to be provided by Anne Barnes and Jackie Cheetham, the retiring county chairman, who will present a demonstration of floral art and fashion.

Plans were also made for taking part in the National Walk Day and members who walk regularly are to make the disabled-friendly arrangements, possibly in the Bardney area.