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News from Wragby, South Willingham and Newton by Toft


Magical mystery tour - Members and friends of Wragby WI always look forward to their annual evening mystery tour, when the only thing they can be sure of is that there will be a meal waiting when they eventually reach the destination.

On this occasion, they travelled via Baumber to Market Rasen and along to Hemswell Cliff.

The scenery and hedgerows in particular in all their summer finery were admired and enjoyed as the mystery deepened until they eventually arrived, travelling via Scampton at the Farmers Arms in Welton, which had opened especially for the group.

A gift was presented to secretary Margaret Saunders on the occasion of her special birthday and a raffle run on the bus raised £70, which was to be donated to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

Thanks were expressed to president Margaret Kane for organising the outing.

Council vacancy - As no requests were received for an election to fill the vacancy on the parish council, the seat will now be filled by co-option.

Anyone interested in being a councillor should apply in writing to the clerk Steve Wallace, Foreman’s Cottage, Sotby, LN8 5LP to arrive no later than 5pm on Friday, August 30.

For further details, if required, call the clerk on 01507 343254 or email

The co-option will be an agenda item at the next parish council meeting, which will be held in the town hall annexe on Monday September 2, at 7.30pm, with the usual public forum from 7.15pm.

Family bingo - The monthly Saturday Night Family Bingo sessions in the town hall continue to be popular and at the recent event £124 was raised for the Hall Refurbishing Fund.

South Willingham

Social lunch - The Corn Dolly in Wragby was the chosen venue for this year’s summer lunch for members of Hainton and District WI.

It is back to business for their September meeting in South Willingham Parish Hall, when there will be a talk by the Lincoln Blind Society and the chance to catch up with WI Business.

Visitors are always welcome.

Cream teas - Everyone is invited to go along to the Parish Hall on Sunday, August 25, when the Management Committee members and friends will be serving cream teas from 3pm to 5pm.

The charge is £5 per person.

There is no need to book but further details are available from Maureen on 01507 313584.

Newton by Toft

In the frame - An exhibition of photography will be held in the church on Saturday, August 31.

Go along between 10am and 4pm to view the selection of shots, which will feature bygone images, weddings at St Michael’s, foreign destinations and much more.

Light lunches and cake will also be available.

And anyone who has photographs that may be of interest and are willing to exhibit them, call 01673 878477 or 01673 885420.