Wragby Round-up

Wragby News.
Wragby News.

Show news, gardeners, bingo and Burns.

Wragby show - Committee members held their annual meeting in the community centre.

Chairman Jack Machin gave his report and said he now fully understood not just the show itself, but the great team that have helped him to run it.

He expressed a big thank you to the Bourn family for their support and help, along with thanks to the committee for all their hard work.

Mr Machin felt this year’s preparation had gone very well, with almost 100 road signs in place.

He thanked those people who undertook the laborious task of driving many miles around the countryside to put up the signs.

As part of the three-year rota, there were six committee members who were due to retire.

Mr Machin was proposed as chairman and all agreed for him to be re-elected.

The remaining members – Keith Millard, Sarah Russon, Ann Ransome, Jenny Ransome and Lynne Rosenborg – were all happy to be re-elected.

One resignation was received from Andrea Ward, who said she would still be happy to do the show results.

Alice Cannon had expressed a wish to join the committee but was unable to be present at the meeting and Clare Willoughby also said she would be happy to rejoin. Both were voted in favour.

Next year’s show will be on September 4, with the annual meeting on November 21.

Gardeners - Speaker Adrian Jansen, of Lingarden Bulbs, Spalding, was welcomed to a meeting of the community gardening group.

He spoke about daffodils, using slides to illustrate the different divisions from early types to the more modern developed bulbs.

Mr Jansen, who is a trustee of the Springfield Festival Gardens in Spalding, was an excellent speaker who knew his subject and made it a very interesting meeting.

After answering questions, he was thanked for sharing his knowledge with his audience.

Tea and biscuits were served and the winning raffle tickets drawn as the meeting ended.

Family bingo - Kylie Machin was celebrating her 16th birthday at the recent Saturday night family bingo session in the town hall, so she was greeted with a rousing Happy Birthday to You by everyone present.

Happy Birthday was also sung to Neal Waby, a visitor from Consett in County Durham.

John Kane ran the tombola at the bingo night, which on this occasion was in aid of the Royal British Legion, raising £55.

The proceeds from the bingo evening amounted to £97, which will go to the town hall refurbishment fund.

Thanks go to all who gave their support while enjoying a social evening out with family and friends.

Burns night - All Saints’ Church is organising a Burns night supper in the town hall on Saturday, January 23, at 7.30pm.