Neighbourhood News: Roundup from across Boston borough

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Here’s this week’s roundup of neighbourhood news...


Good mix of activities at latest meetings

Members of the Boston branch have enjoyed two very different monthly meetings in May and June.

The first was a talk by Lorraine Elston from Vitality explaining the music and movement sessions which are held around the county for people aged over 60, followed by an opportunity for all present to take part in a number of exercises under her leadership.

Full details are available on 01529 411194.

In June, a general knowledge quiz was organised, which created a lot of brainstorming and laughter.

The next branch meeting is on July 18 at 7pm in the Luncheon Clubroom of the Centenary Methodist Church, when the talk will be from a representative from Dennett’s Ice Cream.

Details Ray Lindley on 01775 841092 or Sheila Rix on 01205 356891.


Methodist Church

Freda Rogers chaired an afternoon of members’ contributions to the Sisterhood meeting.

The Wednesday Bible Study group met under the leadership of the Rev Maurice Perry. You are invited to join this informal group for the next meeting on July 3 at 2.30pm.

The film club screened the film about Abraham Lincoln to an audience of adults. The usual family club will resume in September.

Morning worship was led by the Rev Maurice Perry when Holy Communion was celebrated, assisted by Robert Haresign.


A voyage of discovery

Members were taken on a voyage of discovery during their June meeting as Ken Donaldson led them to New Zealand with Captain Cook.

Beautiful photographs illustrated the Endeavour’s stopping places.

The next meeting will be on Friday at the Church of the Latter-day Saints, Woodthorpe Avenue, Boston, when Peter Edwards will talk about ‘Newspapers, Best Kept Secret in Family History’.

Boston ladies probus

Auctioneer speaks

Retired auctioneer Dudley Bryant was the speaker for the June meeting at Merrimans.

He gave an enthusiastic, amusing and interesting talk about how he started his career as a Quantity Surveyor and just seemed to slide into auctioneering, becoming an auctioneer’s clerk before progressing to an auctioneer. He talked about the people he met and the variety of things he had to auction.

The next meeting will be on July 17.


History exhibition

An exhibition will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10.30am-5pm in Stickford Community Centre.

On display will be many photos of Stickford from times past, as well as more recent ones.

Also on display will be family trees, maps, memorabilia, parish registers, censuses and much more.

Everyone is welcome to this free event.

GOsberton Clough


The mobile library will be in Gosberton Risegate at the Five Bells on Thursday, July 11, from 1-1.30pm.

Garden party

The annual garden fete for the church of St Gilbert and St Hugh, Gosberton Clough and Risegate, will once again be held at Riseholme Farm 
on Saturday at 3pm. The Spalding Ukulele Band will be playing.


Gosberton Clough Methodist Church celebrates its chapel anniversary on Saturday and Sunday. On the Saturday there is a Songs of Praise at 7pm and then on the Sunday afternoon there is a service at 2.30pm.

Messy Church

Gosberton Clough Methodist Church is the venue for a Messy Church event on Friday.

Information: 01775 750525.



Lorna Webb and her team of helpers have two events coming up for Marie Curie Cancer Care. The first, is at Mrs Webb’s home, 2 Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, on Tuesday, July 9, from 10am to 12noon and will include strawberries and cream, scones and coffee, and more.

Then, on the following day, at Gosberton Parish Church there will be a coffee morning 10am to noon. All proceeds
to Marie Curie Cancer 

WI police talk

Diane Ralph will give a talk on 12 years in the Metropolitan Police at the Gosberton Women’s Institute meeting on Tuesday in the Public Hall at 7.15pm

Parish council meet

The next Gosberton Parish Council meeting is in Gosberton Public Hall on Monday at 7.30pm.