Village News round-up

News from around the district.


Historic women - There were some new faces, including new members, at the January meeting of the WI.

Speaker for the evening was Eileen Dawson on local history.

She explained the history of the group’s meeting place - The Reading Room - before moving on to a question and answer session about the village.

It was a chance for many to reminisce about various buildings that had disappeared over the years.

No-one, however, remembered seeing the impressively tall black Binbrook Windmill, as seen in Eileen’s period photos, before it was pulled down during WW2, as it was a navigation hazard to the bombers flying from RAF Binbrook.

Winner of the competition for a souvenir was Hilary Harris, with a handcrafted vase from Berwick on Tweed and in third was Barbara Pollard with a Cotswold bracelet.

Flower of the month winner was Kathy Shaw, with Marion Rippin in third.

Second in both competitions was the group’s newest member Ann Kent, who also won a raffle prize - beginner’s luck.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 6, when the topic will be willow weaving, with Susie Mulligan.

For more information phone Marina 01472 399501


Eyes down - The regular sessions of bingo continue in the Jubilee Hall on alternate Saturdays, with the next session on February 2.

Doors open at 6.30pm, with play starting at 7.30pm.


The annual meeting of 
Nettleton and Moortown WI opened with a moment’s silence for their late friend and former member Mary Scott.

The committee was re-elected en bloc, with Lesley Alderson as president and Midge Thomas as secretary.

Norma Moor was presented with the competition cup.

The evening ended with much laughter as members described their favourite holiday destination.

The next meeting, on February 14, will see Celia Smith talking on bees.

Also next month, the group is holding a quiz night in the village hall.

Teams of four at £5 per person - date February 22.

Details: 01652 678365.

East Barkwith

Women’s Institute - The future of WI house at Louth and the WI College were discussed.

There were mixed views on the buildings which are proving costly to maintain but also sentimental reason,s for retaining Denman College.

Linda Crust, a former journalist with Lincolnshire Life, was the guest speaker.

She gave a talk on Lincolnshire houses, illustrated with coloured slides.

She gave her insight into the interior of interesting properties she had visited while writing features.


Sport success - The school’s volleyball team has made it through to the county finals this spring.

The team won through when they played in the Caistor Group.

Making up the successful team were Chloe Chuck, Molly Entwistle, Joseph Gani and George Hunt.