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Thursday 30th April, features a man with local connections. Eddie Ruhier originates from Horncastle, but his step father lives in Gainsborough. Now living near Huddersfield, Eddie has been around on the organ circuit since he was a young boy, and remains faithful to the famous Hammond Sound, albeit from a modern state of the art organ.

Equally at home on both pipe or electronic instruments, he is established as one of the forefront on the circuit today, having been transported around the country as a young boy by his stepfather Eddie, in addition to other members of his family.

His first appointment as a professional organist was at Birmingham Ice Rink, where he was the resident organist playing for dancing on ice. This style of popular music is still featured in his concerts today.

Usual venue, the Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, Gainsborough. Usual start time 7.30pm. Everyone welcome with payment on the door.

Flower Club

Gainsborough & District: Meet 10 months of the year (Feb-Nov) on the last Thursday of the month at the Blues Club, Gainsborough, from 7.15pm.

Membership is £36 for the year and is now open. We are looking for new members to come and join our friendly and informative group. If you are interested or would like to know more about what we do, contact chair Hilary Churchman on: 01427 610895.

Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday 27th April, starting at 7.30pm. Why not come along and raise any concerns or issues you feel are affecting your community, or just listen to what the parish council and other village organisations have been up to for the past year. It’s a chance to meet your councillors and have your say. Light refreshments of tea and coffee will be available, and it would be lovely to see you all.

If you can’t make that date then you could attend any of our regular meetings, where there is an open 15 minute public forum at the beginning for anyone wishing to raise a matter, time and agenda posted on the Parish noticeboard outside the shop and in the bus shelter.

Scouts & Guides

Will celebrate their membership and renew their promises at the annual St George’s Day Parade and Service on Sunday 19th April.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Rainbows, Brownies , Guides and Senior Section, along with their leaders, will meet in the gardens on the site of the Old Guildhall at 2.15pm. The parade will set off for All Saints Parish Church in time for the service, starting at 3pm, and parents and former Scouts and Guides are welcome to join us. At the service we shall be joined by local councillors and officials representing the County Scout and Guide Associations. Following the service our guests will review the groups from a position outside the town library as they return to the Old Guildhall gardens.

Scouting and Guiding are both flourishing here in Gainsborough and Market Rasen and in the surrounding villages of Haxey, Willingham, Sturton by Stow, Lea and Morton. There are, however, many more youngsters who would like to join in the adventure and we need more leaders and helpers to make this happen.

Training is provided to help develop leadership skills and volunteering with us can be a very useful attribute to add to your CV when looking for a job.

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