Saturday 30th November: Christmas Fayre, 1pm-4pm, large selection of gifts and Christmas ideas, refreshments, raffle, free parking.
Last week was in aid of the Christmas market, preceded by a meeting. The market will be on Thursday 5th December at 6.30pm with Lea School Choir singing before the start, Eleven stalls have been booked plus Santa (hopefully). Quiz winners were Whatever and Oblong Tablers and £100.50 was raised. This week’s quiz is for the Philippine Disaster.
The parish council met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor C. Elkington in the chair. A request for £1,000 from the village hall allowance was granted and the accounts were approved. Faulty street lights, street signs and more potholes will be reported to Lincolnshire Highways.
Christine Ranyell was the speaker when Women’s Hour met in the chapel schoolroom on Wednesday 6th November. Christine was introduced by Brenda Gwyther who presided for the meeting and Jean Savage was the pianist.
The first meeting of a new local history group, which will contribute to commemoration of local lives lost in the Great War, is on Thursday 21st November at 6pm in the Church Room, Misterton.
Prelude to Christmas will be held in Lea Methodist Church on Sunday November 24th at 3pm when the Willingham Band will entertain. The concert will be in two halves with refreshments in between.
On Monday 11th November, the Probus Club programme was necessarily based on remembering those who have died in the conflicts of the 20th Century and also of the 21st Century. Three of the group spoke about matters of importance to them. Ian Loxley remembered his aunt, Ellen Mary Loxley, who was a midwife during and after the Second World War. In the midst of that conflict she brought 998 new lives into the world. Gordon McDermott spoke first about his uncle, Adam Dawson, who had died in the First World War aged 24. He remembered then his grandfather, Pearson Dawson, involved in that conflict, but who survived. Roy Leeder looked back over many years of Remembrance Day Services he had experienced while in the army, with highlights and particularly moving moments.
A Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday 16th November in Blyton Village Hall. Doors open at 11am and there will be lots of stalls including cakes, bric-a-brac, wine and water, tombola and many more. Refreshments, including soup and rolls will also be available. There will also be a visit from Santa.
The Church Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday 23rd November in the village hall between 2-4pm with the usual stalls, a raffle and refreshments. The Village Hall Christmas Fair is on Sunday 1st December in the village hall from 10am-3pm with a variety of stalls, tombola, woodcraft, quilting, gift cards, Forever Living products, Jamie at Home, bottle stall, refreshments (hot pork rolls), and much more, plus the grand prize draw at 2.45pm.
There was a good attendance at the Saturday market with a variety of stalls and refreshments. The Lucky Number was unclaimed and will be worth £30 next time. The December market will be on Saturday 7th December and will be in the afternoon between 2pm and 4pm when there will be Christmas stalls, raffles and various other bargains and attractions. Following the market the lighting of the village Christmas tree on the village green with music and carols will take place at 4.15pm.
This fun and fellowship session for pre-school children and their parents or carers takes place in the chapel schoolroom on Monday 11th November at 2pm.
The November meeting takes place on Sunday 10th in the chapel schoolroom from 10am to 11.45am, Messy Church is an arts and crafts session for four to 11-year-olds. It is planned to join the congregation on the Green for the Act of Remembrance at 10.50am. Please bring a warm coat.
Monday 11th November: Art Group 2pm-4pm; Brownies 5.15pm-6.45pm; Bowls &pm-9pm. Wednesday 13th November: Vitality 10am-11am. Thursday 14th November: Rainbows 4.45pm-5.45pm. Friday 15th November: Latinfit 6.30pm-8.30pm. Saturday 16th November: Frost Fair 1.30pm-4.30pm, with craft stalls, W.I. food stall, mulled wine, refreshments (tel. Sue White on 01427 810557 to book a stall).
The United Remembrance Sunday service takes place in the chapel on Sunday 10th November at 10am followed by the Act of Remembrance at 10.50am on the Green.
The annual chapel bazaar takes place in the chapel schoolroom on Saturday 9th November from 10am to noon. Refreshments will be served throughout the morning and there will be a selection of stalls.
Misterton-based former WRAF Fiona Norris, with over 800 other former and serving WRAFs, is taking part in a UK-wide charity relay next year to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA). Each participant will go as far as she is able by walking, cycling, horse-riding, rollerblading, or running. The WRAFs are looking for more participants and support, for example setting up drinks stations along the route or to act as support drivers. 2014 is an important year: it will be 75 years since the WAAF was formed; 65 years since the name changed to WRAF; and 20 years since the ‘W’ officially disappeared under the complete merger with RAF. It will also be 100 years since the start of WWI. The organisers hope to end the relay at the National Arboretum where representatives will lay a floral tribute. For more information contact Verena Smith, who is organising this event, at email@example.com (please use the subject line ‘Charity Relay’).
The next meeting of the Gainsborough Heart Support Group is at the Scout Hall on Love Lane in Gainsborough on Wednesday 13th November at 7pm. Guest speaker will be Linda Hodgkiss talking about interesting places in Lincolnshire. For more information call 01427 616610.
Dist Coun Joan Sanger will hold her next surgery in the Recreation Room on Monday 25th November from 1pm to 3pm. No appointment is necessary.
Saturday 23rd November: Church Christmas Fair, village hall, 2pm-4pm, usual stalls, raffle and refreshments. Sunday 1st December: Village Hall Christmas Fair, village hall, 10am-3pm, variety of stalls, tombola, bottle stall, refreshments (hot pork rolls), grand prize draw at 2.45pm. Saturday 14th December: Christmas Tree lighting and carol service, 6pm, on the village green.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th November, not Monday 11th, at 7.30pm in the Recreation Room. Members of the public are welcome to attend and will have 10 minutes at the beginning of the meeting during which they may ask questions of the councillors.
This meeting For the proposed wind farm will be held at the village hall on Monday 11th November at 7pm.
There is a coach trip to Downtown (Grantham) on Friday 15th November, departing at 10am from The Green, Beckingham, back at approximately 3.30pm. Cost is only £7. To book a seat phone Kathy Long on 01427 848062.