Two new ladies were welcomed to the meeting held in Sturton Village Hall by president Joan Wines. Various items of business were attended to and the jumble sale had raised £198 for WI funds. Mr Richard Bussell from Sills and Betteridge, solicitors, was then invited to speak to the ladies about making a will and power of attorney. He made it quite clear that it was very important for everyone with assets to make a will, especially in the present day when circumstances can change very suddenly and family relationships may become complex. He advised even young families should make preparations for the children in case of extreme circumstances. A vote of thanks was proposed by Eileen Straw for a most informative and interesting talk. The competition for an heirloom was won by Alison Brownlow and Sheila Bradshaw and the raffle winner was Peta-Anne Mellor.
Members attending a meeting of Sturton and Stow History Society heard Rodney Fanthorpe give an excellent illustrated talk on Lincolnshire families who emigrated to America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand in the 19th Century. A vote of thanks was proposed by Graeme Wade and the evening concluded with the raffle followed by refreshments. The annual open day will be on Saturday 26th July and will be an all-day event covering many aspects of memorabilia and reminiscences of WW1 and WW11. If anyone has anything they could contribute please contact Sharron on 01427 788254 or email:email@example.com A great deal of help on the day will also be needed so please book the date.
Many families and friends attended at Sturton Methodist Church when the specially prepared service was led by David Justham with James Elvidge on guitar and Christine Bowler at the piano accompanying a lively selection of songs. The theme was Rulers and Camels and the story of Passing through the eye of a needle was read by Alison.
Annual parish meeting
This will be held in the Old Schoolroom on Wednesday 2nd April starting at 7pm followed by the ordinary monthly meeting. Local organisations are requested to give a report of their activities. Members of the public are welcome to air their views and/or make comment on any parish matters at this meeting and in the open session of the normal meeting.
The monthly market will be held in Sturton Village Hall on Saturday 5th April between 10am and noon. The Lucky Number will be worth £25.
Songs of Praise
These will be sung at Sturton Methodist Church on Sunday 6th April at 10.30am with familiar hymns of celebration.