Wragby News

Wragby News.
Wragby News.

Bingo, whist and WI

Bingo - The next session of family bingo in the town hall takes place this Saturday,

August 8, with eyes down at 7.30pm for some good cash prizes.

There is also a weekly Thursday night adult-only bingo session for the really keen players, with eyes down at 8pm.

Both events raise money for the upkeep of the town hall.

End of era - For more than 40 years, Friday night has been whist drive night in the town hall, but sadly this has now come to an end as there is no-one available to organise what have been happy social evenings.

The enthusiasts are always willing to travel in from nearby towns and villages as there are few opportunities to play whist now and in addition to enjoying friendly games at Wragby the whist drives have raised thousands of pounds for charities too.

The really keen players still looked to town halls like Wragby which continued to host regular whist drives and they have proved to be very popular until recently when numbers have gradually dropped too due to age and illness.

Thelma Humberstone organised the drives for over 25 years until her husband’s health deteriorated and he needed extra care, gradually meaning she was unable to attend.

Each time the whist fund reached £100 the players would decide which local charity should be given a helping hand.

During those years, Thelma always arranged a special whist drive in November each year for the Royal British

Legion too.

A couple of regular players from Ludford took over from Thelma, with a rota of regulars in tea duty, until illness again prevented them from attending.

More recently a couple from Coningsby volunteered to keep the whist drives going and that worked well, but now they are moving away.

Now, there is no-one else willing or able to give the time and commitment needed.

There is currently£224 in the whist fund and it has been decide to donate this to the town hall which has provided the meeting place for so long.

Upholstery at the WI - Lesley Leonard, tutor at upholstery classes in the town hall each Tuesday, will be the guest demonstrator at the meeting of the WI in the town on hall on Monday, August 10.

Members can enter the competition for a piece of craft and take along a bloom for flower of the month.

Visitors welcome; fee £4, including a light buffet.