District News

Members of Binbrook WI
Members of Binbrook WI

News from Middle RAsen, Grasby, Binbrook, South Willingham and North Kelsey

Middle Rasen

On with the show - After a successful sweet pea show, Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society is now looking forward to the main summer show in the marquee in the Nags Head grounds on Saturday, July 27.

This year, there is a new class in the wine section entitled “Liqueur, Fruit or Coffee based”.

Those entering the hanging basket class are asked to note the maximum size of the hanging basket is 16 inches and the size of the colour photograph, subject “Flight” is approximately 6” x 4” (15cm x 10cm).

Judging for the wheelbarrow competition takes place during the week beginning July 15.

For more information email: maybennett@hotmail.co.uk or call 01673 843206.


Coffee - The June Coffee Morning was held at the home of Mary and Keith Lowery at Bentley Farm and raised £69.20 for Cancer Research and £34.60 for Grasby Church.

The mystery parcel was a kitchen tool, guessed by Jean Threlfall.

60 Club Winners were £10 Gail Kewley and £5 Ingrid Blakeley.

The next coffee corning will be on Wednesday, July 17; everyone welcome.

Contact Gill Johnson for details on 01652 628349.


Race total - The Race for Life event held recently at the school raised a fantastic £979.58 for Cancer Research UK.

Thanks go to everyone who supported the event.

Home and away for WI - It’s been a busy month for Binbrook and District WI.

The ladies were kept busy with their roll-a-penny game and cake stall at the Stainton le Vale Open Farm Sunday event and also had another lively monthly meeting.

The speaker was Angela Tubb,who gave a fascinating talk on her life in Bangladesh after she moved there as a young teenage bride in the 1960s.

There was also the opportunity for some members to try on the many sari she had taken along with her.

The ‘models’ for the evening said they felt very feminine and they were very reluctant to part with the saris.

There will be no monthly meeting in August, although the ladies will be busy - sailing on the Humber, looking behind the scenes at Market Rasen Racecourse and playing bowls.

For more information call Marina 01472 399501.

North Kelsey

Strawberry delight - A strawberry tea event will be held at the village hall and school field on Saturday, July 27, to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

Go along to join in the fun, with stall, raffle and music from 2pm to 5pm.

There will also be a competition for anything to do with the a strawberry - craft, food, preserves etc.

South Willingham

Open garden - The garden of Mill Cottage will be open this Saturday, July 6, from 12pm to 5pm, as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

The garden has several defined spaces, all packed with interesting features, unusual plants and well placed seating areas.

Visitors will see an original engine shed, a working well, raised beds using local rock with a small pond, together with clipped box, alpines, roses, summerhouses and a water feature.

Admission is £2.50, children free.

Home-made teas and plants will also be on sale.