News from North Kelsey, Binbrook and Normanby by Spital
Gem of a night - Colin Hornsey was welcomed to the March meeting of the WI with his talk entitled Rocks to Riches.
During the talk, Mr Hornsby showed a variety of stones which could be polished and cut to make various pieces of jewellery.
A large selection of this jewellery was on sale at the end of the meeting.
The roll call asked members to name their birthstone and luckily the secretary had taken a list along to help them out.
The evening also saw the annual meeting for the group.
Reports were given on the past year’s activities and Georgi Rawlins was elected as the president for the coming year.
Thanks were given to outgoing president Janet Sheardown and a presentation made to her.
The competition for a jewellery box was won by June Hall and flower of the month was won by Sue Creasey, with a hellebore.
Fire history - Do you have connections with the village fire station?
Maybe you have some old photos of the current station or of the previous fire house in Manor Drive,
Did a member of your family serve as a firefighter and have some relevant memorabilia?
The current fire crew is looking to put together a history of Binbrook’s fire service ahead of their open afternoon on May 4 in recognition of International Firefighters Day.
The open event will be a chance for the community to visit their local station, meet the crew informally and raise some money for the Firefighters Charity.
Contact Crew Manager Andrew Naden by email on andrew,naden@lincoln,fire-uk.org with any information.
Quiz - The annual village quiz will take place on Saturday, April 20, starting at 7.30pm.
Clubs and societies are invited to put in a team - or teams - to compete for the Parish Council Trophy.
Each team should have a maximum of four people and the cost is £5 per team.
Non-club teams will also be welcome, but will not be eligible for the trophy.
Book in your team with Dianne on 01472 398501 or 07876 614824.
Buffs draw in the crowds - There may have been snow outside, but there was a warm welcome inside Binbrook Village Hall for the Spring Fair organised by the RAOB - The Buffs - Pride of the Wolds Lodge.
The hall was packed with craft and charity stalls, with the many visitors coming in out of the cold to enjoy a tasty bacon butty.
The grand Easter raffle and mega tombola helped swell the Buffs charity fund too.
A date has already been set for the Christmas fair, which will be held in the hall on Sunday, November 24.
Anyone wanting to book a stall or get more information should call Karen Thompson on 01472 398949
Normanby by spital
Fairtrade at WI - The theme of this month’s meeting for members of Owmby and Normanby WI was Fairtrade, as the meeting fell in the second week of Fairtrade Fortnight.
Guest speaker, Ben James from Lincolnshire Co-op, gave an interesting insight into how the Lincolnshire Co-op supports Fairtrade.
The presentation ended with a quiz on Fairtrade products, their availability and various facts he had mentioned during the evening.
Members took part with increasing competitive spirit and the final winners were Sara Carter and Helen McLaughlin.
The monthly competition saw members taking along a variety of items sporting the Fairtrade logo.
Ben judged the winner to be Liz Green.
The next meeting, on Thursday April 4 in Normanby School at 7.30pm, will be the group’s first annual meeting.
The theme for the night will be ‘Getting to Know You’.