Around the villages

Newfoundland folk trio The Once
Newfoundland folk trio The Once

A round up of what’s happening around the district

East Barkwith

Plough Sunday Gathering - The members of the Wragby Methodist Church and St. Mary’s Parish Church, East Barkwith, invite everyone to join them at a Plough Sunday Gathering at The Grange, in Torrington Lane, on Sunday January 13, by invitation of the Stamp family.

There will be a short service celebrating Farming at 3pm led by the Rev Alan Robson.

WI - Mary Hoban welcomed members from East Barkwith and guests from neighbouring branches to their Christmas meeting.

Provisional notice was given of the Lincolnshire North Annual Meeting to be held at the Embassy Centre, Skegness, when Countryfile presenter Adam Henson will be speaking.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, January 10, when well-known local historian Linda Crust will speak on Lincoln History.

Gardeners Festive Trip - Castle Howard, Yorkshire, was the venue for two coaches of members and friends of the Barkwith and District Gardeners.

Thanks were extended to organiser Les Robinson at the end of the full programme of visits he had arranged during the year.

A full programme for 2013 will begin with a trip to Little Ponton.

South Willingham

Bangers and Mash Quiz - The quiz night proved to be very popular, when proceeds amounted to £263.50 for the cost of hall maintenance.

The winners were new residents Roland and Shirley Asquith who have recently moved from Horncastle and teamed up with some local friends.

Parish Council - The next meeting will be on Thursday, January 10, beginning at 7.50pm, with an open session for members of the public to raise matters of interest and concern.

Willingham winner - Fran Kingsley was the owner of the lucky ticket for the December Willingham Winners prize.

Carol singers - Provisional plans have been made to purchase a defibrillator for the village and donations were invited during the annual Carol Singing evening towards the cost.

The singers were led, as usual, by Martin Doughty and as they wended their way around the village delivering festive greetings they were offered hospitality to help them along during the wintry evening.

The singers were delighted to find they had collected £219.76 towards the cost of the defibrillator and thanks are expressed to all who contributed.

The final details for the project have yet to be discussed and if it is eventually found that it will not be feasible the money will be transferred to LIVES.


Carol singers - Brave singers were out and about delivering festive cheer on a freezing foggy evening, and they were rewarded with donations of £70 for the Parish of the Asterby Group Charitable Giving Fund, which this year is supporting Christian Aid, The Admiral Nurses and Winston’s Wish.

Church draw - Owners of lucky tickets in the recent draw were Joshua Yorkshire, Laura Willoughby and the Johnstone family £20 prizes; Sue Cox, Ruby Willoughby and Alexander Johnstone £15 prizes and Marilyn Benney, Bella Campbell and Martin Shearsmith £5 prizes.

Kirton in Lindsey

Kirton Lindsey is getting quite a reputation for its music scene with the popular Town Hall Live programme.

First up for 2013 is Newfoundland folk trio The Once, who take to the stage on Friday January 25.

Having created a buzz on the North American folk and roots scene, their first tour of the UK is sure to generate a lot of interest.

Tickets for the event cost £10 in advance, £12 on the door, from the One-Stop or Premier shops in the town, call 01652 649230 or from

For more information on all upcoming shows visit