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Kirton in Lindsey Society

20th January 2020
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Kirton in Lindsey Society

The Kirton in Lindsey Society wishes all readers a happy New Year, its season of indoor meetings continues on Tuesday 28th January at 7.30pm, in the Town Hall, Market Place, Kirton in Lindsey. The talk will be entitled ‘A Kirton Miscellany’ — Martin Hollingsworth will give an update on recent acquisitions, photographs and ephemera received by the society, on topics varying from Boon’s water syphon bottles via lost chapels to silver buttons and brass bands. read more

Chicago comes to the stage

19th January 2020
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The Elizabethan Academy

You are invited to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, and treachery — all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts. This year The Elizabethan Academy Expressive Arts Department will bring the award winning, record-breaking ‘Chicago’ to the stage entirely performed by students of the Academy. See performances between 4th and 7th March at 7.00pm. All tickets cost £7.50. read more

Morton Ladies

17th January 2020
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Morton Ladies

Make friends, bring friends and be friends with Morton Ladies. Their forward thinking, innovative, fun meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month at Morton Village Hall. The next meeting is on 30th January. There are lovely cakes, cookies and treats and refreshments for everyone and an eclectic mix of presenters, speakers and social evenings. read more

‘Talk the Talk’ at The Old Nick Theatre

16th January 2020
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The Old Nick Theatre, Gainsborough

… She couldn’t stand fish — only those in batter… And now I do it to aggravate my wife!… Serves me right, I pinched it from the kitchen… They’ll never get married while she’s around… No he’s not double-jointed, just double stupid.
Whose words are these? And what are they talking about? read more

Seth Lakeman comes to Gainsborough with Mayflower inspired album

15th January 2020
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Community Focus

Multi award-winning folk singer Seth Lakeman will release his new album ‘A Pilgrim’s Tale’ on 7th February 2020, in a year that marks four centuries since The Mayflower ship departed the UK.  To coincide with the album’s release, Seth will play live dates specially routed in a trail of towns and cities that, for various reasons, hold significance to the Mayflower journey. read more

Retford Textile Group

15th January 2020
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Retford Textile Group

Retford Textile Group meets on the first Wednesday of the month (but not January) at Goodwin Hall, Retford at 6.30pm for 7.00pm. With the Christmas festivities at an end, maybe it’s time for some ‘me time’ — why not go along and join this lively growing group for a making session on 5th February? read more

Record parade turnout sparks beginning of Mayflower commemorative year

15th January 2020
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West Lindsey District Council

The town centre was a sight to behold as record numbers lit up the streets of Gainsborough with their colourfully decorated handmade lanterns in November. More than 300 people joined the mesmerising Illuminate Parade.
Starting at the United Reformed Church, community groups, young people and families paraded through the town with an impressive array of lanterns, before watching a spectacular light projection show onto the walls of Gainsborough Old Hall. read more

The NHS has one humbled caring winner

14th January 2020
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Respect Green Burial

The regional Respect Carers Award winner is David Edwards, a male nurse from Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS). He has been honoured with a regional award for his contribution to the end of life care for Darren Williams. read more

North and South Wheatley Local History Society

13th January 2020
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North and South Wheatley Local History Society

On 18th November the speaker at North and South Wheatley Local History Society’s meeting was Dave Valentine, who had received ‘A Tip from FamilySearch’ just over 12 months ago. That snippet of information, just a single name, was the basis for his talk. He started with an explanation of FamilySearch, probably the oldest genealogical society in the world, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. read more

Welcome in spring with a walk at Knaith Hall

11th January 2020
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Community Focus

Spring is in the air, aconites and snowdrops are bursting from the sodden ground, a refreshing breeze blows from the River Trent, and all is hustle and bustle in the cake-making kitchens of Knaith. “Hurry up”, they say. Soon they will welcome many visitors who will wander along to gaze at the cheery yellow aconites and the elegant carpets of snowdrops; who will bring their dogs (on leads please) and walk alongside the mighty River Trent to the Gate Burton Chateau which sits on a high knoll like a doll’s house. read more