Activity: May 2009 Archives
On the 4 March, Kay Chambers from the St Barnabas Hospice Fund Raising Team gave members a very in depth and interesting talk on what type of services the Hospice offers.
Then on the 18 March we all enjoyed a musical treat with the Rev. A. Barker on his keyboard.
At the beginning of April Growing Gifts came to the club and members were given the tools and plants to make up their own pot plant, resulting in a very colourful display.
This was followed on 15 April when Janet had the members puffing their way through exercises to music. The month ended with members enjoying a special treat when Mr Dennett gave a talk on his ice cream making business and brought samples of ice cream/sorbet and frozen yoghurt for tasting.
The club meets every fortnight and those wishing to join should contact Betty
Knight on 794121 or Patricia MacPherson on 856981.
The club has made what can only be described as a quiet start to the season! They lost the first game to Cherry Willingham, when David Franklin made the top score of 20, and junior players John Hedley and William Faulkner took the only two wickets before Cherry scored the winning run. Against Reepham, David again made the top score, but this time only 9, and only John Hedley got a wicket. Aswarby were the next opponents, when David scored 43, but it still was not enough, even though David Glew took 4 - 27 when bowling. The fourth game was against Millers (at Billingborough) when David again top-scored, wtih 53, but only John Hedley got a wicket and so Nocton lost again. In the latest match a young Lindum side piled on the runs, making 192-7,before bowling Nocton out for another lowly score of 51. One day Nocton will make three figures!!
There will be the annual village friendly match on 14 June at Nocton, which will be against the Social Club. Spectators are warmly welcomed to watch and have a cup of tea with us. All games are played on Sundays, starting at 2pm. To join in (all teenagers and adults welcome, including absolute beginners!), come to practice night at 6.30 pm on Wednesdays.
For any information, phone David Glew on 321756.
Here are the dates and venues of our forthcoming events. We have recently planned our diary of activities for the rest of 2009. We hope that some if not all of these events will appeal to you and you will be able to come along and support our school.
Village treasure hunt and B-B-Q - 7 June, 2.30pm, Dunston village green.
Sponsored walk - 20 Sept. 1pm, Dunston St. Peter's school,
Pamper evening - 16 Oct. 8pm, Dunston St. Peter's school,
Torchlight treasure hunt - 13 Nov. 6pm, Dunston St. Peter's school,
Christmas Fayre - 4 Dec. 3pm, Dunston St. Peter's school.
We have spent much of the last couple of years raising money to equip the new library extension at the school. The building work is well underway and the staff have been able to start spending the money. I would like to take this opportunity to thank any of you who have supported our many fund raising events. Be certain that any money donated will be put to good use!
For more information contact Jenny Hutchinson - 01526321627
On Saturday 2nd May a new not for profit dance club was started at Dunston. The club is called "Shooting Stars Display Team" and they will train on Saturday mornings. The aim of the club is to provide children with the opportunity to learn new dance techniques, baton twirl and learn pom dances whilst getting fit, gaining confidence and improving hand and eye co-ordination. It is hoped that the club will put on a Christmas Show and will attend fetes and carnivals next year. On our first day we had 22 children ranging from the age of 4 to 15. You do not need any experience of dancing - it is all for fun and we will show you how. Anyone who would like further information, please call Cathy Ramond on: 01526 323589 or email email@example.com
The Friends of Metheringham Airfield exists to support the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre. This small museum, located at Westmoor Farm between Metheringham and Martin, is dedicated to the men and women who flew and supported the operations of 106 Sqn of RAF Bomber Command from 1943 until the end of the Second World War.
The museum open season runs until the end of October, so come along and learn a little of our local history. Entry to the museum is free, although for the very popular evening lectures there is a small charge which includes refreshments.
Future lectures planned are:-
24 June - The Doolittle Raid -Sqd Ldr P. Bonner RAF
22 July - On Land, Sea and in the Air - Wing Comm. L. Wallis RAF (Retd)
For further details contact Mr Peter Scoley on 01526 378270
FOMS would like to thank everyone who has supported our events this year. We have arranged lots of activities including a Music Quiz, Valentine's Disco and Easter and Christmas Raffles alongside coffee morning and tombola. The monies raised have enabled FOMS to purchase and have installed a sound system at the school, to buy pom poms for the school Cheerleaders and to contribute to the purchase of new musical instruments.
Open Air production by M.A.D.
We are proud to announce that another open air production will be performed at Blankney Stables (by kind permission of Blankney Estates) on the 10,11, 17 and 18 July.
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare is one of the Bard's classic plays and is in full rehearsal ready for the production.This will be directed by Gaynor Little.
Please see the posters and banners for when tickets will be available and if there is anyone who would like to help with our production we would like to hear from you.
You can gain more information by phoning Sally on 01526 321289 or by e-mailing to
We had a great success at the Sleaford Little Theatre where the company performed 'The Allotment' last month. Horncastle Players and the Sleaford Little Theatre also performed one act plays and the feedback was very good. It was lovely to go to another venue and meet fellow thespians. Well done to the cast and to the Director Ken Frappe.
The Shakespeare Revue, which was in the village hall in April, also gave a very good performance and showed how diverse a company we are.
We are now in our 18th year as a company and we are still growing year on year. This is due to the great enthusiasm of our members and wonderful support we receive from the villagers who come to our productions.
Let's hope for wonderful weather, just like we had for Midsummer Night's Dream.
We look forward to seeing you all there, you can bring a picnic and your own seats and cushions. Remember this is England - so a blanket may be useful!
If any of the village would like to contribute with some flowering pots to decorate the stables we would be most grateful - I can assure you that you will get these back after the production!
On the evenings of 22 / 23 May Metheringham Football Club held its Juniors' end of season presentation evenings in the village hall. Lincoln City player Danny Hone attended to make the presentations with the first evening seeing the Under 7s up to Under 10s and then on Saturday it was the turn of the Under 11s to Under 14s.
1st Metheringham Brownies are struggling to find a new leader for their unit for September. It is a thriving Brownie pack with about 18 Brownies, all of whom are very keen to come to the meetings and really enjoy themselves on Thursdays.
The current Brown Owl is leaving in July, and we need someone (or perhaps 2 good friends?) to replace her, so that the pack can continue to meet.
It is a very enjoyable experience, working with the Brownies, and there is lots of support and back-up available from the other Guiders in the Unit, and from the District and Division Guiders as well. You don't have to be a Guider already - we are just looking for people who are willing to share some of their time with Brownies and have some fun.
If you think you would like to give it a try, or you know someone who might, please ring Paula Hill on 01526 321178 as soon as possible, and have a chat with her about it.
The pool is now up and running for the summer season. The opening hours are very much the same as last year with the exception of the Over 50's swim, which is now on Saturday morning (come any time between 9.30 - 11.00 a.m.) We will try it for six weeks then make a decision whether to continue. Pick up a brochure from the Library, Infolinks or the Pool.
We are staging a Triathlon on Saturday 20 June from 10.00 a.m. (sorry there will be no Senior Swim on that day). Ring Dian (321581) or Anne (321175) to register an interest. Entry will be £3 for under 16 years and £5 over 16 years. Entrants need to be confident swimmers. Age categories will apply (full rules available when registered).
On Sunday 12 July we will be hosting the annual "It's a Knockout" from 2.00.m. onwards. Teams of 5 will compete for the trophy. Please join in. We would like it if the local pubs would enter a team and make it a really amusing day.
The "Sponsored Swim" will be held on Friday 11 September from 4.00 to 9.00 p.m. It will be for the children but we can go on all through the night!! Come and enjoy a swim under the lights and help us raise some money to keep this wonderful facility open.
We were unlucky not to get a Lottery Grant for the specialized "solar heating". The reason given "too many people and too little money!" If every household in the village gave just £1.00 we could buy this system! It only costs £4,000. The system involves rubber tubing laid over black aluminium sheets. The tube is full of water which gets hot and feeds back into our system. Our water only needs to be 84 degrees Fahrenheit for enjoyable swimming. With our new covers, which also help to heat the water, we could rely more on sunshine and less on gas. Our estimated gas bill for our 16 week season will be in the region of £3,000.
Dian Robinson (Chair)
Well, what has been happening in Starlite Twirlers since we last updated you? ...
The girls have been busy with Training. The competition girls are busy practising new routines for the up and coming competitions in October and November and Summer Displays. The other girls are having fun on a Monday evening and will be practising for the Summer Routines.
So far our bookings are taking us to:
Navenby Sat 27 June
Leasingham Sun 5 July
Boultham Park Sat 11 July
Norton Disney Sat 18 July
Chapel St Leonards Sun 2 August
Starlite Twirlers were represented at the Annual Village Meeting organised by the Parish Council on 28 April when Leanne Riddell gave everyone present an update on what we have been up to and what we have planned for this year.
We are still looking for new recruits. If anyone is interested in joining us on a Monday evening between 4.45 pm and 5.45 pm you will be more than welcome. If you want more information please phone Adele Riddell on 01526 321164
Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 17 June in the Star and Garter (Lounge) at 8.00 pm. Please come along.
Metheringham and Dunston group is one of over 90 local First Responder groups across the county with around 700 members. The first responders are alerted by ambulance control to appropriate 999 calls in their local villages. They are then able to provide pre ambulance emergency care to people in need. In total, last year they attended 13,226 calls with an average response time of 4.25 minutes. Here is the top ten most common incidents attended by First Responders across Lincolnshire, with the numbers of call outs from the previous year.
Breathing problems - 2531
Chest pains - 2225
Unconscious/fainting - 1559
Falls - 1238
Convulsions/fitting - 572
Traffic accidents - 517
Cardiac/respiratory arrest - 470
Heart Problems - 302
Strokes - 280
Diabetic problems - 205
For more information on how to get involved with LIVES the charity, or your local First Responder group contact: Beth McLuckie - 01526321919 or Jenny Hutchinson 01526321627.