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Annabel Armitage was crowned May Queen at Binbrook Primary School
Annabel Armitage was crowned May Queen at Binbrook Primary School

News from the villages


Race night - There is all the fun of being at the races at a fraction of the cost at the race night in the village hall on Saturday, June 8.

Admission is £5, which includes a barbecue supper.

For more details and tickets call Sue on 01652 653904 or Alan on 01652 654457.

East Barkwith

Fete - The Parish of the Barkwith Group’s Annual Fete will be held at East Barkwith Village Hall on Friday, May 31, starting at 6.30pm.

In addition to the usual stalls including cakes, books and bric a brac there are competitions which are open to all.

Children of primary school age are invited to enter ‘a picture of a Garden Fete’ and there are two classes for six cup cakes to be judged on decoration, one for children of primary school age and one which is open for everyone else. There is a first prize of £50 in the raffle with many other prizes and a tombola too.

There will be hot food available with wine and games.

Proceeds are for the administration of the Barkwith Group of Parishes which includes East Barkwith, East Torrington, South Willingham, Six Hills, West Torrington, West Barkwith and Hainton.

WI - Mary Hoban presided at the monthly meeting of East Barkwith WI and welcomed Jeanette Fortnum who gave a talk on the many children that have been able to enjoy holidays in this country through the Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline.

Hosted by volunteers, the visitors stay in family homes where they can experience everyday life together with the treats and visits that are arranged for them during their holiday.

Jeanette had albums of photographs illustrating the happy times that had been enjoyed by some of the children she had been involved with during the 27 years since the disaster in their homeland and she answered many questions from her interested audience before being thanked for sharing her experiences.

The resolution to urge the government to help promote shopping in the High Street was supported.


Go walkies - Get your four-legged friends to help the charity Guide Dogs by getting sponsored to take part in the Go Walkies dog walk at Grange le Ings Farm in Lincoln Road from 10am.

The entrance is opposite the junction with Spridlington Road and all are welcome to join in.

The country walk, with or without your dog or dogs, is estimated to take between one and two hours, depending on your walking speed.

All dogs receive a goodie bag and on the day can be entered into the free prize draw, with one lucky winner receiving six months supply of Eukanuba dog food.

Any dog can participate and must be kept on a lead at all times, but if you don’t have a dog, you are still welcome to join in.

To register for this event and get your sponsorship form either visit or call Mary on 01673 885003.

Anyone interested in helping as marshals on the day can also call Mary.


Crowning the Queen of the May - Annabel Armitage has been crowned May Queen at Binbrook Primary School.

She was the popular choice for the position by the pupils of the school, who all had a chance to vote for their Queen.

After the coronation, all the children had the chance to show off their Maypole dancing skills to parents and friends.

And this year, the dancing was accompanied by live music from Flanagan’s Fancy - Alan New, Roger Whittam, Liam Robinson and Brian Flanagan.

“It has been a wonderful morning,” said headteacher Susan Beveridge. “All the children have done really well and thanks go to the musicians.”