Wragby Round-up

Wragby News EMN-140609-084504001
Wragby News EMN-140609-084504001

Council, cards, pancakes and more.

WI - The February meeting of the WI was their 71st and president Margaret Kane welcomed members, guests and several husbands and partners for the evening of “Lincolnshire Foods and Folklore”.

Tom Lane showed slides and told tales of Lincolnshire’s past and traditions, with Stepping Stones joining him to provide the music.

Methodist meal - It was a complete sell out for the Valentine’s Day event at the Methodist Church.

Following the opening address given by the Rev Alan Robson, everyone enjoyed the “sausage and mash” supper.

Entertainment was provided by “Harmony” from Market Rasen who played and sang a selection of music from the 50s and 60s.

A raffle was also held and by the end of the evening around £600 was raised to go towards the refurbishment of the Methodist Church kitchen.

Parish pancakes - There will be renewed interest in the annual Wragby Parish Pancake Races this year following the publication of John Edwards prize winning photograph in the national glossy quarterly magazine This England, which featured the Rector of the Wragby Group of Parishes, the Rev Mark Holden with his frying pan competing with some of his parishioners. He organises the pancake races each year in Dove Park adjacent to All Saints Church, usually following the monthly Family Service and this year, Sunday March 1st

There are fun races which everyone can take part in starting at 11.30am for under 5’s, under 11’s, under 18’s, under 54’s and open with pancakes provided- just take along your own frying pan.

There will be prizes too for the respective age groups plus lots of fun for competitors and spectators and all will be able to reflect on the award winning picture taken by John which made the judges smile when he entered it under the theme of ‘England’s Glories’.

The beaming faces illustrates the obvious pleasure of those taking part in the race in Dove Park with All Saints Church in the background and the local vicar who always promotes community spirit, getting involved with his parishioners. It was considered to be a delightful and wonderfully engaging portrait of the English way of life with all the elements there: the village, the church, the community and the continuing celebration of a centuries old custom. Well done to John and as he is sure to be there with his camera on this occasion, who knows but there could be some more well known local faces getting national recognition in the future.

Parish Council - The next meeting will be held in the town hall on Monday March 2 at 7.15pm, with a 15- minute open session to give members of the public an opportunity to raise parish matters of interest and concern.

The council meeting is formally opens at 7.30pm.

Community gardeners - The Club continues to flourish and now has 65 members with a regular attendance of 40 upwards at the monthly meetings.

The full programme has a range of speakers during the winter months and getting out and about in the summer months, including a “Follow the Leader” mini tour of members’ gardens.

There are also two coach trips - BBC Gardeners World Live and RHS Flower Show at Birmingham on June 13 and RHS Tatton Park Flower Show on July 26.

Each trip costs £30; call 01673 858165 for details and bookings.

The annual Spring Flower Show will be on Saturday March 28 in the town hall.

It will be open to the public after judging has taken place, giving the opportunity for all to admire the winning blooms and enjoy a cuppa.

Whist - Results of the recent which drives in the Town Hall were: Ladies - 1 Mrs B Blades and Mrs R Dennis, 3 Mrs M Needham; Gents - Mrs A Hodgson, 2 Mr B Pixsley and Mr J Lloyd; Lowest second half - Mr R Lenton; Most 8s - Mr R Dixon; Miniature - Mr R Lenton and Mrs A Hodgson; Ladies - 1 Mrs E Cockrell, 2 Mrs B Blades, 3 Mrs R Dennis; Gents - 1 Mrs J Woodthorpe, 2 Mrs R Foster, 3 Mr R Dixon; Most 4s - Mrs R Dixon; Most 5s - Mr B Pixsley; Miniature - Mr R Dixon and Mrs B Blades.