Suggs visits Coningsby for History Channel show and other Neighbourhood News

Suggs will be travelling to RAF Coningsby as part of WW2 Treasure Hunters. Picture: Chris Lobina. EMN-181012-102806001
Suggs will be travelling to RAF Coningsby as part of WW2 Treasure Hunters. Picture: Chris Lobina. EMN-181012-102806001

RAF Coningsby is to feature in a new History Channel show WW2 Treasure Hunters, hosted by Madness frontman Suggs.

In the sixth episode of the series, Suggs will learn how Bomber Command operated before the formation of the Pathfinders as he gets to use one of only two operation Lancaster Bombers. With guidance from Wing Commander Mark McNulty, Suggs will discover more about one of the Pathfinders key strategic missions where 244 aircraft set out to destroy a sea wall in Holland.

The episode featuring RAF Coningsby will air on the History Channel next Monday, December 17, at 9pm.


* Women’s Luncheon

The Boston and District Women’s Luncheon Club met at the Boston & County Club on Tuesday.

After a Christmas lunch, Jill Collinge gave an illustrated talk entitled The Christmas Tradition.

Members heard about the history of Christmas, including its abolition for a time in the mid-17th century.

The talk was followed by the annual Christmas raffle.

The meeting next month will be held a week later due to New Year being on a Tuesday.

It will take place on Tuesday, January 8, and the speaker will be Andrew Lidster on the subject of Keeping House At Gunby Hall.

* Methodist

Zion Methodist Church, in Brothertoft Road, is inviting people to join in with its Christmas celebrations.

On Sunday, December 16, at 2.30pm, it will hold community carol singing at the Woodville Road playing field (Woody Park).

On Sunday, December 23, at 4pm, there will be a carol and crib service, including a nativity play.

On Christmas Eve, at 11.30pm, there will be a midnight communion service on Christmas Eve.


* The Lincolnshire branch of the REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) Association, based in Boston, recently held another very successful annual dinner at the Boston West Golf Club.

A traditional seasonal meal, that also included special dishes created by the club chefs, was enjoyed by a total of 49 branch members, their families, and friends.

Although having military aspects, with loyal toasts and regimental silverware at the tables, these are social events allowing families to chat with the people that the members meet every month.

A raffle of donated items was among the highlights.

The branch is keen to welcome new members with Armed Forces backgrounds.

For more details contact branch secretary Graham Matthews on 01754 874200 or email

* Carols

A reminder that The Salvation Army band will be providing the music for St Thomas’ Christmas carol service tomorrow (Thursday, December 13), at 7.30pm.

It will be followed by refreshments - tea, coffee, mince pies and other Christmas nibbles.


* Carols by ...

Gosberton Baptists’ popular Carols by Candlelight, Fairy Lights and Christmas Trees is being held tomorrow (Thursday, December 13), at 7pm.

Tea, coffee and mince pies will be served.

All are welcome.

* Carol service

Gosberton Methodists carol service is on Sunday, December 23, at 6pm.

* Carol concert

Gosberton House School carol concert is on Friday, December 14, from 1.30-2.30pm.

* Quiz

Gosberton Public Hall is having a Christmas quiz in the hall on Friday, December 14, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

The entry fee is £4.

During the interval there will be a raffle and the pudding break will have a Christmas theme.

For details, email Rona Perry on

* Floral workshop

Gosberton Baptists had an enjoyable Christmas floral workshop on Saturday when they made three items – a long mantle piece arrangement, a table centre, and a door wreath.

* Nativity

On Christmas Eve, St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Gosberton, has a Nativity service at 4pm followed by midnight mass at 11.30pm.


* Carol service

A carol service will be held at St Helen’s Church, Stickford, on Saturday, December 22, at 3pm.

After the carol service, mulled wine, tea, coffee and mince pies will be served.

Everyone welcome to come and join in the singing of traditional carols at this festive time of year.

* History group

Coningsby and Tattershall Ukelele Band will be providing the entertainment when Stickford Local History Group meet in Stickford Community Centre, on Thursday, December 20, at 7.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to this evening of music.

Admission is £1 for members and £2.50 for non-members, which includes refreshments.

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