News from around the villages

Winners of the Easter bonnet competition at Binbrook School
Winners of the Easter bonnet competition at Binbrook School

Wragby, South Willingham and Binbrook news


Bowls open day - The new season opens for Dove Park on Tuesday, April 16 at 2pm and members are hoping for some good weather as they look forward to welcoming visitors to their open afternoon.

Anyone who would like to go along and have a go will find someone there to help if they are new to the game, with equipment available too, and if experts, can enjoy some fun and friendly competitions.

Help for Heroes - A total of £96.50 has been forwarded this month to Help for Heroes by John and Margaret Kane.

The money has been raised from the sale of books and jigsaws at the monthly Saturday Night Family Bingo sessions and from the stall at meetings of Wragby WI.

Thanks go to all who supported them.

Flower Festival - ‘Depicting Village Life’ is the title for the Flower Festival to be held at All Saints’ Church in May.

The event is part of the West Lindsey Churches Festival and begins with a preview evening on May 17, when there will be a charge of £3, including refreshments.

The church will then be open all day on Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, with free admission.

Further details from 01673 858471.

Pre-school jumble - The recent jumble sale in the town hall raised £86.68 for the Wragby Pre-School Group and the Management Committee extend their thanks to all who helped them and gave their support on the day.

The pre-school is open every day during term time in their own building on Silver Street and the group also organises the Little Angels Toddler Group which meets at the Town Hall every Monday morning during term time.

Community gardeners - Willow Weaving is on the agenda for members of the Gardening Club at their meeting in the town hall on Tuesday, April 9, at 7.30pm, when Robin Cousins will be demonstrating the skill.

Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Disability Lincs - A representative of the British Red Cross attended the Tuesday meeting of Wragby Disability Lincs and showed a range of equipment available, to buy or loan, to help make life easier for those who need assistance.

Congratulations were given to Mary Webb on her 85th birthday.


WI Annual - Kate Smith was re-elected president at the annual meeting of Hainton and district WI held in South Willingham Parish Hall.

Reports on the past successful year were presented and the president thanked everyone for their help and support in ensuring everything ran smoothly, with meetings enjoyed by the members and their visitors.

Winner of the trophies for most points during the year for the competitions and the flower of the month was Kate Smith, with Ruby Willoughby second in both and Celia Payne third in both too.

The monthly competition for the evening, a snow picture, was won by Ann Harpham, with Celia Payne second and Kate Smith third.

Members then socialised with much discussion on the forthcoming Louth Group Produce Show at Ludford.


Children at Binbrook Primary School had an egg-cellent time hatching designs for the Easter bonnet competition.

Prizes were awarded to the best decorated and best made hat in each year group.

“The children have really been creative this year, with some fantastic competition entries to show for it” said governor Ruby Keys, who was one of those having the difficult task of judging the winners, some of whom are pictured above.

Friends of Binbrook School made sure all the children received some reward for their efforts and also raised more then £100 for their funds with a raffle and tombola supported by the parents.