Village Round Up

Panton Ploughing match 2013 raised �300
Panton Ploughing match 2013 raised �300

News from Holton le Moor, Howsham, Kirmond le Mire, South Kelsey and East Barkwith

Holton le Moor

In the frame - WI member Carole Ardron gave a talk on photography at the monthly meeting, mostly about her experiences in taking wedding photographs.

Two new members joined the group and were warmly welcomed.

The competition for a wedding photograph was won by Megs Graham-Rack, Janet Byatt and Greta White.

Flower of the month was won by Greta White, Janet Denniss and Janet Byatt.

The previous month, Pauline Johnson of Wolds Wool gave members of the WI a talk on various types of wool and the breed of lamb the wool came from,

After the talk, members were able to try spinning and feel the different types of wool.

The competition for a sheep in any form was won by Jean Emery, Greta White and Madge Cade.

Flower of the month was won by Janet Denniss, Freda Mathews and Greta White.

The next meeting will be on April 11, when Don Simpson will be giving a talk on the building of Lincoln Cathedral.

New members will always be very welcome to this small and friendly WI.


Duck race - Up to 300 little plastic ducks will be bobbing along Kelsey beck for the Easter duck race on Saturday, March 30 from 2pm.

Sponsor a duck for £2 a go and see if your duck will reach the finishing line first.

Meet at the village hall in Cadney Road for the walk down to the beck to see the race.

Some ducks may still be available to sponsor on the day subject to availability.

Following the race there will be a raffle and refreshments in the hall.

All money raised will go to Howsham Park funds.

There will also be an Easter Egg Hunt on the walk down to the beck, organised by Robbie Almond, who is raising money for a trip to Borneo.

For more details see or call 01652 678224.

Charity bingo - Its eyes down for a full house at the Easter Holidays Bingo being held in the village hall on Wednesday, April 10.

Doors open at 6.30pm, for a 7pm start, with ten games plus flyer and raffle.

The event has been organised by 17-year-old Stephen Clark who is taking part in a charity skydive for St Andrew’s Children’s hospice on May 19.

All proceeds will be added to the money he has already raised.

For more details log on to or

Kirmond le mire

Easter egg hunt - There will eggs galore to find and claim in St Martin’s Church this Saturday, March 30.

Go along between 10am and 12 noon, when there will also be light refreshments, a tombola and nearly new stall.

South kelsey

Bingo - A charity bingo session will be held in the village hall on Saturday, April 6.

Doors open at 7pm, with eyes down at 7.30pm.

The next bingo session will take place on Saturday, April 20.

East Barkwith

More than 30 ploughmen battled against wind and driving rain at a ploughing match held at Panton House Farm near East Barkwith.

The event was organised by John Plowright and Chris Wilson. More than £300 was raised to help purchase a defibrillator for East Barkwith and the surrounding district.

A number of people in the village are to be trained by LIVES to use the equipment in life saving techniques.

The land used for the match was owned by Ian and Colin Fincham who were thanked for the use.

Photo by John H. Edwards.