Village News round-up

Ludford WI birthday celebrations
Ludford WI birthday celebrations

A look at what’s happening around the district


Baby and Toddler Group: The next meeting will be on January 7 2013.

More information from Jenny 01673 878806 or Kathy 01673 876284

Bible group - The Bible study group will meet at 7pm on January 10 at Tilset in Bishop Norton Road.

All denominations will be welcome.


Bishop Norton Life: The villager’s life from the past up to the Diamond Jubilee is on DVD which is available for £5 by ringing Karen on 01673 818798


Afternoon Entertainment: The next afternoon meeting will be on January 22. Entrance at £4 includes a buffet tea; there will also be a raffle.

Bin Collections: Green bins collection are suspended for the winter, the service recommences on Saturday March 30; black bins and blue bins will be on alternate Tuesdays except for black bins today, Wednesday January 2.

Bingo is played in the Jubilee Hall on alternate Saturdays, prizes include meat, groceries etc.

Also there will be a meat board and a raffle and refreshments are available; doors open at 6.30pm and play starts at 7.30pm.

Waddingham Calendar 2013; Each Month shows a scene from 100 years ago ( in black and white) and a comparable scene taken in 2012 ( in colour).

Proceeds will contribute to the Golden Jubilee sign fund.

Price £4.94 each, available from the Post Office, the marquis of Granby, or by phone from Sophie 01673 818632 or Jean 01673 818635


Fayre funds - The Christmas Fayre held at the Heneage Arms proved very successful.

From the proceeds of the event, £87 was presented to three charities represented at the fayre - The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation and LIVES.


Charity music - The last country night of the year saw people greeted with a warm, beautifully decorated hall as they gathered for the evening’s entertainment.

And supplying the music was duo Best of Friends, who excelled all expectations, giving a brilliant three sets of country, plus one or two party songs towards the end of the night.

There was a spot prize plus a lucky chair prize, as well as a supper menu of sausage casserole.

Eric Tuplin then asked Anne Chaplain of Market Rasen Salvation Army to come forward and receive a £500 donation, for which she thanked the crowd and said the money would be used in the Rasen area

Further donations were made by the Ludford Gang at the Christmas Lunch of turkey and the trimmings.

Market Rasen LIVES First Responders and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance each received £500 each, while the Residents Amenity Fund of the Laurels Nursing Home at Holton Beckering received £100.

Music and Christmas carols at the lunch were provided by Country Contrast.

WI party - It was time to celebrate at Ludford WI as members celebrated their 65th birthday.

The ladies were joined by past members and members from other WIs in the area, as well as two of the Federation Trustees and other guests.

Everyone sat down to a hot meal and the musical entertainment was provided by local folk group Da Capo.

A magnificent cake, featuring the federation badges from across the years was made by Mary Bullivant and enjoyed by all.

Thanks go to everyone who provided desserts and to Patricia Ridger for making the cottage pies.