News: July 2010 Archives
Metheringham Football Club is looking for players at all age groups including seniors
We run three senior sides - 1 on Saturday, 2 on Sunday.
Youth teams are at U18s / U15s / U13s / U11s / 2 x U10s / U9s
Senior / U18 Training is on Thursday evenings 7.00 pm (sportsfield)
U15s is Wed - 6.00 pm
All remaining sides training Saturday morning from 10.00 am
Any enquiries contact Pete Ford - 01526 320016 / 07789117743
I am writing to inform you that on 27th July and 4th August as part of a training exercise and demonstration, 2 RAF Tornado aircraft will be conducting a low level exercise over RAF Waddington. As part of the training, pyrotechnics will be used on RAF Waddington airfield. Accordingly, I would be grateful if you could pass this information to your community.
The exercise will take place between 1130 and 1200 on 27 July and 1000 and 1030 on 4 August.
This is not a routine activity for RAF Waddington which is why I have decided to inform you in advance.
by Dot Howes
At their July meeting Metheringham WI members were taken back to Victorian London and the early 20th century Lake District with Marion Foers' tales of Beatrix Potter; the English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist. Mrs Foers illustrated a fascinating and thorough talk with slides showing how locations had been used in the books and how the Lake District had been saved for the nation by Beatrix Potter and her friends.
During the business of the meeting President Audrey Webb welcomed two visitors and a new member and announced that this brought the membership up to 50. Members had enjoyed the visit to Holkham Hall and were asked where they would like to go next year. The "Olympics" had been well supported despite a very unseasonally cold afternoon and thanks were expressed to Mr and Mrs Simpson for their hospitality.
There had been complaints about the Italian lunch and refund vouchers have been issued. More Ten Pin bowling will be organised for August.
The Skidpan afternoon is oversubscribed so members may be balloted out unless further days can be arranged. Members were reminded to start collecting tombola items and making things for sale at the fayre and Feast The competition was for something beginning with E and Mary Goddard's éclairs came first with Kathy Mandell's contribution second. The Flower of the month was won by Mary C with her rose, Ronnie Wright was second and Paula Hill third.
The meeting on 18th August will feature Jane Means showing members about gift wrapping and will begin at 7.15p.m. in the village hall.
Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters group will be holding their Annual General Meeting and distribution of funds on Monday 16th August at Martin Moor Golf Club. The meeting starts at 7.30p.m. with doors open at 7.00p.m. to allow for paying of subscriptions which remain at
£1 and cover insurance and allow a member to vote at the meeting.
The recipients for the 2009-2010 year will be Weirfield Wildlife Hospital, The Ark Retirement Home for Dogs and Cats, Hedgehog Care at Authorpe and Lincoln Cat Care. Voting will take place during the evening for recipients for the 2010-2011 fundraising.
by Geoff Hall
Nocton Dairies Limited
It seems Nocton Dairies are getting ready to resubmit their plans for an intensive dairy on Nocton/Dunston Heath.
North Kesteven District Council have recently received an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping opinion request from Nocton Dairies Ltd (Ref: 10/0831/EIASCO) - see here: http://planningonline.n-kesteven.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=L5509VLL00D00.
From Dot Howes
Metheringham Swimming Pool is currently open to the public at the following times.
Monday : 6-7p.m. ladies swim, 7-8p.m. lane swim
Tuesday : Open swim 6-7.30p.m.
Wednesday : Open swim 6-7.30p.m.
Lane swim 7.30-8.30p.m.
Thursday : Children's lessons - see board
Friday : Teens swim 6.30 - 8.00p.m.
Saturday : seniors and adults swim 9 - 10.30a.m.
Open swim 2 - 4.30 p.m.
Sunday : Fun swim 10.30-12 noon
Open swim 2.30 - 4.00p.m.
Metheringham WI meet in the village hall at 7.15p.m. on Wednesday 21st July when the speaker will be Marion Foers on Beatrix Potter. The competition is for an item beginning with E. Members enjoyed an outing to Holkham Hall and Wells Next the Sea on Thursday 15th July.
Check out the Silver Sounds Band's new website.
(This article was originally published in the Lincolnshire Echo on 2nd July 2010 - Reprinted with permission)
Nephew of Canadian war hero flies to county base to pay respects to his uncle
THE nephew of a Canadian war hero has flown across the Atlantic to RAF Digby to pay a final tribute to his uncle.
Bruce Petersen, accompanied by his son Tom Petersen, flew over from Canada to pay his respects to his uncle, Norman Petersen, at a special Canadian memorial day at RAF Digby.
Norman Petersen joined the Canadian Air Force in 1935, when he was 22. He was posted to RAF Digby at the end of June 1941.
However, on September 2, 1941, Norman Petersen was killed, alongside his crewman Pilot Officer Slater, when their Beaufighter aircraft crashed near Metheringham.
Bruce and Tom Petersen flew to Lincolnshire this week to attend the National Canada Day tribute and honour their late uncle and great-uncle.
The wreath-laying formed part of a special ceremony, held yesterday at RAF Digby, to commemorate the support Lincolnshire received from the Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.
Bruce Petersen explained the importance of the visit to Digby for his family.
"Norm was my father's brother and the two of them were all I ever knew of family," he said.
"I was six when he came over to Lincolnshire and seven when he died in the crash.
"As a youngster, he used to buy me presents for birthdays and Christmas, and they always had a military background.
"These are mementoes I have to remind me of my uncle."
At the ceremony, Bruce and Tom Petersen were also introduced to Gerald Carter, who lived at the site where Norman Petersen crashed nearly 69-years-ago.
Mr Carter was 13 when the crash occurred, which saw an aircraft propeller smash through his roof.
Tom Petersen explained how the two came to meet.
"I've been searching the Lincolnshire area to find out more about my great-uncle and found a Metheringham website," he said.
"Gerald had posted a comment about a Beaufighter crash from 1941 and I contacted the website to see if I could get his e-mail address directly.
"We've been e-mailing since December and met for the first time on Wednesday.
"It's been exciting to be here. It's like a piece of the puzzle we never had before, and it's exciting to get closer and closer to finding out what happened."
The event is one of a series being planned by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire to commemorate the role of Fighter Command in the county.
At the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre - in the old gymnasium - on Wednesday 28th July 2010 at 7.30pm. Admission: Members free, Visitors £5.00 including tea/coffee and biscuits.
Enquiries to: Friends of Metheringham Airfield, Westmoor Farm, Martin Moor, Metheringham, Lincoln LN4 3BQ. Tel: 01526 378270/604
Access and facilities for the Disabled. All proceeds in aid of the Visitor Centre / 106 Sqn Museum.
LINCOLN EAST WEST LINK ROAD - WE NEED YOUR VIEWS
Lincolnshire County Council working in partnership with the City of Lincoln, North Kesteven District and West Lindsey District Councils would like to invite you to attend a public exhibition regarding the proposed Lincoln East-West Link road.
The East-West Link road is part of our joint vision to make Lincoln and the surrounding communities a better place to work and live and to encourage growth and regeneration.
The East-West Link forms part of a wider Lincoln Transport Strategy and is also part of the City Centre Masterplan. It is a significant element of these ambitions, as it will improve transport links across the City, reduce traffic congestion, noise and vibration, whilst allowing the continued improvement of, and commitment to, public transport, walking and cycling
We will be holding a series of local exhibitions on the East West Link which will give you further information and the opportunity to raise any questions you may have with the East West Link team. Your views are important and, in holding this consultation, you may be sure that your opinions will be carefully collated and seriously considered.
Information about the dates and venues of the local exhibitions is given below.
Exhibitions from 8 to 10 July 2010
Thursday 8 July 2010
St Mary's Guildhall, 385 High Street, Lincoln 11.00am to 8:00pm
Friday 9 July 2010
Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln 9.00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10 July 2010
Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln 9:00am to 5:00pm
If you wish to contact us for further information please call our Customer Service Centre on (01522) 782070. Alternatively you can visit our website at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ewl.
Councillor William Webb
Executive Councillor for Highways
Please reply to:
East West Link Team
Lincolnshire County Council
Technical Services Partnership
Witham Park House
Waterside South, LINCOLN, LN5 7JN
Tel CSC: (01522) 782070
Fax: (01522) 552925
From Dot Howes
The 2nd Annual St Wilfrid's Flower and Produce Show takes place on
Saturday 10th July . Entries for the flower, vegetable, produce, floral
art and children's classes can be taken to the church between 10.00a.m.
and 11.30a.m. on the day, 20p per entry.
The St Wilfrid's Church Fete and viewing of the Flower and Produce
show exhibits takes place between 2.00 - 4.30p.m. The stalls will
include games, raffle, ice creams, music and ferret racing.
Storytime for the under 5s is held at Metheringham Library every
Friday afternoon between 2.15 and 2.45p.m.
The Friends of Metheringham School hold their Summer Fair is on
Saturday 10th July between 12noon and 3.00p.m. at the school. There
will be music from the Silver Sounds Band and entertainment from the
Angels Dance Squad and the Ferret Racing. There will be a hog roast and
cream teas, numerous stalls and competitions and face painting so bring
all the family for an afternoon out.
Metheringham WI meet on Wednesday 21st July at 7.15p.m. in the village
hall when Marion Foers will be speaking about Beatrix Potter.
There will be a coffee morning and cream teas at the Old Post Office
on Saturday 17th July between 10.00a.m. and 12 noon with all proceeds
going to the swimming pool.
MAWS (Metheringham Animal Welfare Supporters group) are holding a
musical evening at Martin Moor Golf Club on 24th July entitled
Ceilidhs and Concerts at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £5 avaialble from Joyce
(01526 321346), Martin Moor Golf Club or D & K News.