News: October 2009 Archives
by Dot Howes
The Remembrance Day Service will this year begin at the Metheringham
Methodist Church at 10.00a.m. on Sunday 8th November followed by a
short procession to the Memorial Gardens where the memorial service and
2 minutes silence will take place. Following prayers in the churchyard
there will be refreshments at the Star and Garter.
St Wilfrid's Church are holding a St Andrews Night Supper in the St
Wilfrid's Church Hall at 7.00p.m. on Friday 27th November 2009. Tickets
are £8 from Margaret Amos, Ann de Vries or the Another Chance Shop.
Please bring your own drinks. The church are desperate to raise funds
to help pay for the unexpected repairs to the church caused by dry rot
and which will cost thousands of pounds.
The Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters group (MAWS) Christmas
Market takes place on Saturday November 14th in the village hall
between 10.00a.m. and 4.00p.m. As usual there will be a wide array of
stalls from cards, gifts and crafts to the huge raffle and giant
tombola. The famous MAWS snack bar will be open all day. For the year
2009 to 2010 MAWS are supporting Hedgehog Care, the Weirfield Wildlife
Hospital, The Ark Retirement Home, and Lincoln Cat Care.
Metheringham Parish Council met in the village hall on Tuesday 27th
October with Councillor Dr Mike Allen in the chair. An apology for
absence was received from District Councillor John Rose. There were no
questions from the public and County Councillor Patricia Bradwell was
not present to give her report. CPSO Lisa Duckworth presented the
monthly police report with seven incidents recorded, three of damage to
property, two thefts of bicycles and two damaged vehicles. She also
reported on the disturbance in the village on Friday evening and how
policing had contained further disruption on Saturday.
In the report from the Dog Warden there were no major problems
although there is evidence of an offender in the Shiregates area again
which is being dealt with.
The budget for 2010/2011 was discussed and an increase of 2 ½ %
proposed and voted for. A precept of £82,000 for 2010/2011 was also
proposed and voted for. The council are looking at quotations for
replacement of the urinals in the gentlemen's toilets because the
stainless steel has corroded causing leakage out into the street.
Council approved spending of £700 by the Metheringham and District
Swimming Pool Association on chemicals for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
A member of the parish council will represent Metheringham at the
final Lafford High School prize giving ceremony on 26th November.
From Dot Howes
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Concert Band under the musical direction of Mr Brian Newland will be performing at Metheringham Village Hall on Friday November 20th at 7.30p.m. Tickets are available from Info-links and D&K News and are all £4.00.
Blankney Bonfire and Fireworks takes place on Thursday November 5th at 6.30 p.m. There is no entrance fee but donations collected will go to selected local charities. Hot refreshments will be available.
Metheringham and District Swimming Pool Association (MADSPA) are holding a Quiz Night and Fish and Chip Supper on Friday 13th November 2009 in Metheringham Primary School Hall at 7.15 for 7.30p.m. Tickets are £5 per head and teams can be up to 6 people. Please book your food when ordering tickets from Anne Priest on 01526 321175 and bring your own drinks.
Bingo sessions take place at Caroline Road Community Centre on Saturdays at 7.30p.m. and Tuesdays at 2.00p.m.. They are open to anyone and the entrance charge is 50p which includes tea and coffee.
Metheringham WI were getting crafty at their October meeting last Wednesday. Members were able to choose from painting a Christmas Card, paper folding, Christmas Cracker making and plastic canvas work all demonstrated and instructed by their crafty colleagues. Those averse to "hands on" were able to do a quiz. During the business of the meeting the president Audrey Webb welcomed SEVEN new members and two visitors, one from Australia. Congratulations were sent to both the darts A and B teams who had won their recent matches.
Members were asked to sign up for workshops for making a scissor keep and/or card making. Forthcoming federation events include another quiz, the festive coffee morning at Rippingale, the Christmas Lunch at Great Hale and the Carol Service in Spalding.
Metheringham WI will be holding their annual dinner at Martin Moor Golf Club on Wednesday 20th January.
There is now a waiting list for the table top sale on November 21st in Metheringham Village Hall. Members were asked to help on the day and to provide home made produce for a stall.
In the competition for "Something Home Made" the winner was Irene Lyons and the Flower of the Month was won by Ronnie Wright. Mrs Webb announced that the competition format will change next year with members bringing an item to do with a particular letter of the alphabet. February 2010 will be for something beginning with A.
At next month's meeting on November 18th members will be learning about the Confessions of a Family History Researcher from Lesley Walker and the competition is for a family heirloom.
by Dot Howes
People for many miles around were alerted by a huge plume of black smoke at Martin Moor on Tuesday morning. The cause was a huge and potentially dangerous fire at Eclipse Farm which stocks both animal feeds and domestic gas. Firefighters set up an exclusion zone and the road was closed till the following day while the fire was dealt with and the area made safe.
The Mission X club for 7-11year olds meets from 7-8p.m. on alternate Friday evenings in the Methodist Church Rooms. Mission Xtra the youth club for 11-16 year olds follows on at 8.15- 9.30p.m.. The next meetings will be on October 23rd, November 6th and November 20th. For further information call Nicky on 01526 322305.
St Wilfrid's Church will be holding a special service on All Souls Day Monday 2nd November. It will be a thanksgiving and rememberance service especially for the recently bereaved to which everyone is welcome.
Come and meet the RSPB at an Information and Coffee Morning in the Village Hall from 10.00a.m. to 1.00p.m. RSPB volunteers will be able to answer questions and food and feeders for garden birds will be available as well as identification and other wild bird information.
The Over 60s Autumn Coffee Morning will be on Saturday 7th November in the village hall.
Sherry Forbes at Manor House Stables, Martin is running a series of craft workshops between October and December. Initially, all will be 1-day courses which will start from between 9.30-10.00am and continue all day with a special home-made lunch and a glass of our own special apple wine, finishing about 4.30-5.30pm (depending on course). The maximum number of people on the workshops will be small (4 to 8) to ensure everyone has time to create something special to take home. The cost will range from £40 to £50 per person and will include materials plus lunch, tea, coffee and wine. The aim is to have fun and learn new skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Planned workshops for October include:
- Wednesday 21st October - Sowing Seeds for Spring
- Sunday 25th October - Hand-made Paper-making
- Wednesday 28th October - Barge Art Workshop: Paint a Pot in a Day
- Making Birch and Hazel Brooms the Traditional Way
- Entertaining Made Easy: Nutritious Nibbles and Quick Canapés
- Learn to Turn Wood into Apples & Pears
- Bake your own Bread, Cook up a Pot of Pumpkin Soup, & Cobble together a Crumble
There is also a whole series of Christmas themed craft workshop in the run-up to the festive season.
If you're interested in any of these then visit Sherry's wonderful Manor House Stables website where full details, including booking forms, are available. Alternatively contact Sherry at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01526 378717 or 07979 750760
A few people that have done carving in the past have expressed interest in doing more. As a way of getting people together, we are therefore coordinating some carving sessions at Whisby Natural World, on the Lincoln by pass. Helen Link has produced a splendid design for a dragonfly sculpture come seat, and we would like to invite past carvers to join her and help. The idea is this will be a chance to get together and talk about other future projects, share experience and learn new techniques, whilst working on a different, artist designed project.
After that we would like as many experienced carvers as possible to help teach youngsters how to carve, mentoring them through the early stages of carving, whilst they produce small panels or way markers.
The sessions are planned for.
Wednesday 18th Friday 20th Nov. Wed 25th Friday 27th. Wed 2 Dec and Friday 4th. Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th
Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th.
10.30 till 12.30 and 1.30 till 4.00.
Let me know if you are interested, or if you would like to be kept in the loop but cant come to these dates.
Please pass on this invite on to anybody who has taken part in a previous carving project or you think would like to be involved.
artsNK Visual Arts Manager
The Hub National Centre for Craft and Design Navigation Wharf Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 7TW
In aid of St Peter's Church, Dunston, the residents of Dunston held their second annual Scarecrow festival. With over 70 Scarecrows to choose from, there was plenty to delight the eye.
It was estimated that over £2,300 was raised over the weekend which will help fund improvements to St Peters.
Pete Ford has kindly photographed all the Scarecrows which can be seen in this photo gallery.
The top three as voted by the residents of Dunston are:
Which was your favourite?