Get set for a packed programme of events at annual Country Fayre

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News from Wragby

FLU VACCINATIONS - Appointments are being taken at Wragby Surgery for people eligible for the annual flu vaccination.

The vaccination session will be held at Wragby Town Hall on Wednesday, October 10 from 8am to 6pm.

Anyone over 65, or anyone suffering from chronic lung, kidney, liver or heart disease, or immunosuppression, can apply, as can diabetics, nursing home residents and carers of persons who may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

CHRISTIAN AID - A total of £411.50 was raised during Christian Aid Week, which included church collections.

Special thanks go to Liz Stephenson and Dhindsa News for receiving the envelopes and anyone who contributed.

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING – A special shopping evening is being organised by members of Wragby Methodist Church and will take place at Wragby Town Hall on Wednesday, November 7.

Bookings are now being taken for tables. For more information, or to make a booking, contact Ann Lambert (telephone 01673 857515).

ST OSWALD’S SERVICE - The service will be held on Sunday, August 12 at Rand at 6pm.

It is approximately 1,000 years since people first gathered at Rand and decided to build a church dedicated to the memory of St Oswald.

Rand Church is one of 11 churches in Lincolnshire dedicated to St Oswald, a former King of Northumbria who was killed in battle on August 5, 641.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments are available.

FLOWER ARRANGING – A talk on “My Life As A Florist” will be given by Marilyn Thornicroft at All Saints Church, Holton Cum Beckering, on Thursday September 21 at 7pm.

She will also produce a short demonstration on “Flower Arranging For The Home”.

Admission is £1 which will go to church funds. A raffle and refreshments will be available.

TEA DANCE - A new tea dance will be held at Wragby Town Hall on Sunday, August 12 from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Admission is £2 which includes tea and biscuits. For more information, contact Eric Taylor, The Crescent, Wragby, or just turn up on the day and join in.

GARDENING CLUB – The next meeting of Wragby Gardening Club will be held on Tuesday, September 11 at Wragby Town Hall at 7pm.

It will be the annual meeting and a social occasion with a quiz and advice and tips for any entries at the Spring Show. Any new members will be welcome.

An exciting programme has been planned for next year. Annual subscriptions remain unchanged at £5 with a £1 entry fee which includes refreshments.

For more information, contact Pat Hickey (telephone: 01673 857313).

WRAGBY PLAYERS - Members of Wragby Players will be presenting Dracula Spectacula – a spooky musical - at Wragby Town Hall on Friday 14 and Saturday September 15 and Friday 21 and Saturday September 22. All performances commence at 7.30pm.

Tickets will be available at the door or can be pre-booked by telephoning 01526 399984.

WRAGBY SHOW – The Show and Country Fayre will be held on Sunday September 2 and promises to provide a packed programme of fun and entertainment.

Main ring attractions include: The Galloping Acrobats, the Elaine Hill Sheepdog Display and music by The Billinghay Ruffs.

All the usual popular classes, trade stands and children’s entertainment will be present, along with new additions.

Admission is £5 adults and £2 children. Main ring parking is £5. The day opens at 9am and runs until 5.30pm.

Schedules for entries to the various classes, including horticulture, produce and crafts, can be obtained from, or by visiting local shops and the post office.

More information is available from Jack Machin (01522 754276), Sarah Russon (01673 857483) or for trade stands, Mike Siddle (07713114897).

FILM SOCIETY - The Wragby Film Society have released their programme for the coming season.

Subscriptions are now due for anyone wishing to be a member: The cost is single £5, family £10 (includes two adults and three children under 16).

On film nights, members will only pay £3 per film and non-members £5 adults and £2 children.

Films start at 7.00pm and the first one will be on Wednesday, September 12 – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

It stars Judi Dench, Margaret Smith, and Bill Nighy and follows the adventures in a retirement home in India.

The War Horse will be shown on Wednesday, September 26. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it is set in the First World War and stars Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddlestone and Emily Watson.

FAMILY BINGO - The popular Saturday night family bingo sessions in the town hall continue to give a welcome boost to the kitchen refurbishing fund, with eyes down at 7.30pm this Saturday.

Two large teapots have recently been purchased to help with refreshments for big events at the hall and new kitchen units are under consideration.

BIG WALK AND LITTLE SPLASH - Willingham Woods was the venue on a lovely summer evening for members of Wragby WI as they continue to notch up the miles in their Walk and Splash Challenge.

There was a choice of distance along the paths, with six of the more energetic members following the longer trail and 11 walking the shorter route. They covered more than 46 miles in total towards their National WI Challenge to get out and about and enjoy some exercise.

Further trips are planned, with provisional arrangements made for the next outing in the countryside down the rural lane to Wire Hill, the home of a member.

JUNIOR FOOTBALLERS - The Wragby Football Club has launched free training sessions for junior football enthusiasts, to be held at the Lincoln Road Football Pitch every Saturday morning from 9am to 10am.

Boys and girls from six to 15 years old are invited to go along and take part with a view to forming a team to play in the league next season.

The hour-long sessions, led by a former Lincoln City player, will involve ball skills and control, with friendly matches arranged to put the training into practise.

Further details from Graham Cannon on 07970 805 361.

FARMERS MARKET - The monthly Farmer’s Markets and Craft Fairs have proved to be very successful, raising a regular contribution towards the planned work in the play park, while also providing an opportunity to browse and buy from a wide choice of stalls.

The markets have raised £1,080 towards their target of £2,000 and thanks are expressed to all who have helped and given their support.

The committee is also working with the charitable group 
Groundworks, and through them have secured some additional 
funding to help provide a playpark suited to the needs of the 
community as expressed during a public consultation held earlier in the year.