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Some of the members of WI who helped the group win four trophies at the Louth Group of WIs craft and produce show
Some of the members of WI who helped the group win four trophies at the Louth Group of WIs craft and produce show

Village round up


Flower and Produce Show - Flushed with the success of Nettleton’s first show last year, this year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 7 the village hall.

Schedules are out now, with a large number and variety of classes to encourage everyone to have a go at something.

And included this year is an Open Class for people living outside Nettleton so it is hoped those in neighbouring villages will take part.

Application forms can be downloaded from the village website - www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nettletonvillagehall - or from the secretary on 01472 852068.

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, September 5 at 6pm.


WI - Indian Head Massage is the topic for members of Wragby WI at their next meeting on Monday August 12 in the town hall.

Business owner Sam Ward is to be speaker and demonstrator sharing her expertise with her audience.

Visitors are always welcome to attend with the charge of £3 for the evening to include supper- further details from Margaret Kane on 01673 858067.

Treasure Hunt - Scothern was the venue for the annual treasure hunt organised by Rosemary Howe, the convenor for the Witham Group of WI.

Clues were set by Doreen Meanwell and Aileen Creasey.

In the end Bardney was announced as the winning team.

Community Gardeners - Members visited the home of Neil Timms, at the Fern Nursery near Binbrook.

He talked of the planning of the garden and pointed out mistakes he had made in a relaxed and informal way as they wandered round and all were amazed to find there were more than 30 varieties of ferns all produced at the nursery.

East Barkwith

Gardeners’ Club - The County Hotel, Carlisle, was the destination for the party of members from the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association who travelled north for an extended break.

South Willingham

Members of Hainton and District WI showed their exceptional skills by winning four out of the six trophies on offer at this year’s Louth Group of WIs craft and produce.

But it was a close run thing, with other WIs hot on their tails, losing out by just one point in some cases.

Hainton members won the Produce, Cookery, Preserves and Craft cups, with the Floral Art and Flowers cups going to South Elkington.

The event, which takes place every two years, was held at Ludford Village Hall and Federation Chairman Catriona Adams went along to present the cups.