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From Curate to Cavalry by Terry Brighton

Terry introduced himself as a writer and military historian however, on leaving university as a long haired 20 something in the late 60s, he was ordained and took up his first position as curate of St Martin’s in Hereford. As … Continue reading

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Oh deer, what a good idea this was.

This month’s half day visit arranged by Sharon took fifteen of us to the Stourton Estates, near Baumber, and proved to be an eye opener for every one of us!  Owned by Antony & Helen Strawson, he personally took us … Continue reading

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General Data Protection Regulation

You cannot fail to have noticed all the noise about the new General Data Protection Regulation and no doubt you have been bombarded by emails from organisations, some you didn’t even know existed, concerning your data. We haven’t changed how … Continue reading

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Our friends outside – encouraging wildlife into the garden by Steve Lovell

In his introduction, Steve mentioned that his background was in garden design and soft landscaping but his main claim to fame was that he once went to Sri Lanka with Anika Rice. Nowadays, he splits his time between organising nature … Continue reading

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Alpaca Visit

Homefield Alpaca Visit – 1st May 2018 Chrissy Kirk welcomed us on a sunny morning and started our visit by telling us about how she started keeping Alpacas in 2007. Originally, she showed them and weaved their fleece to make … Continue reading

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Kew Gardens Lecture

This item has been forwarded to us by Lady Bruce-Gardyne (Horncastle U3A member and patron of the Sir Joseph Banks Society – Kew Garden founder). Please  click here… if you require further information.

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Exciting New Event

TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER Everyday First Aid is a new way to deliver first aid training, developed by the British Red Cross which focuses on the most important key skills to make an impact when first aid is required. The course … Continue reading

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Keep Fit Group

 Dawn has advised that she cannot be present on both Thursday 26th April, and Thursday 31st May, for the usual weekly Keep Fit class.  However, she does not want any slacking to occur and questions will be asked at the … Continue reading

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West Wolds Expeditionary Force Safely Home.

Our force of fourteen members undertook a weekend expedition to foreign parts, seeking suitable natives for missionary purposes.  Very tall Netherlanders were encountered, but did not prove too hostile, even as they gazed down upon us. Very small  persons were … Continue reading

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Tales of a Lorry Driver

It’s been a while since we had such an animated, vibrant and hilarious speaker as Len. The time raced by as he entertained us with his ‘behind the scenes’ tales and anecdotes of his days whilst driving delivery lorries for … Continue reading

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Lincoln University – Help Required

University of Lincoln are looking for more people who are living with Diabetes who would be happy to give a short talk to some of their Pharmacy students about their experience. Students will be keen to hear about your diagnosis, … Continue reading

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Golf Taster Event

A merry band of 9 arrived at Market Rasen Golf Course on 2nd April ready to work off the excesses of Easter on the driving range. The golf pro Dan greeted us with hot drinks then explained in clear and … Continue reading

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Cultural Visit to Halifax.

It started out a mizzly sort of day. Thankfully all of the 26 who were attending arrived well on time and we set off on the 2 hour journey to Halifax. As we arrived it was raining gently but thankfully … Continue reading

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Important News Flash!

A block booking of tickets has been made at LOUTH RIVERHEAD THEATRE, Victoria Rd, LN11 0BX,  on THURSDAY 03 MAY to see SWINGERS (previously known as Orgasm).  Price £10.00 per person.  7.30pm. Apparently a bit cheeky!! So possibly not for … Continue reading

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Spire Handmade Chocolates – Lindsay Gardner

Lindsay set up her business as a chocolatier in her home kitchen in 2012 with help from The Prince’s Trust. Since then, her business has gone from strength to strength and just recently, she has moved into The Chocolate Studio … Continue reading

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