Village News: Hundleby

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HUNDLEBY FPS - The group’s recent March 4 meeting was walked for the most part in heavy rain by 16 hardy souls.

The route went along the river from Ashby by Partney to Toynton St Peter via Halton Holegate.

A break was taken in Roy and Dorothy Cornwall’s barn before it was decided to cut short the day due to the persistent rain.

Leaders for the day were Bill and Carol Evans.

The annual dinner took place on Friday, March 9 in the Red Lion, Revesby, and was attended by 42 members and friends.

A very substantial meal was followed by a short AGM at which Edward Robinson and Gill Clark were elected chairman and secretary.

They replaced Don and Gill Holmes who retired after serving for approximately thirty years.

Other members of the committee are Buster Clark, Tony and Greta Cooke, David and Veronica Stonehouse, Paul Hunt, Alec Maplethorpe and Bill and Carol Evans.

The first evening walk is on April 16 meeting at North Beck House at 6.30pm.

WI - President Gill Clark welcomed members to the recent March meeting in the Parish Rooms.

The speaker for the evening was Rob Wilkinson of Skegness, who spoke of his personal experiences as a member of the Search and Rescue team called to help in the Haiti earthquake disaster.

His slides reflected the devastation and the horrors the team had to deal with as well as the work of the dogs employed and the joys of discovering people still alive in the rubble.

Mary Perry, who gave the vote of thanks ,and Stella Plant were hostesses.

Each member received a new magazine containing all Lincs North news.

This will happen each month now and replaces the old county newsletter.

The subcommittee dealing with the Lincolnshire Show has met and had a brain storming session.

The annual outing will take place in September; details later.

The annual walk, talk and lunch will be on May 3, meeting in the Parish Rooms at 10am for coffee with the walk at 10.30am.

It will cover about two-and-a-half miles before lunch at 12.30pm.

It costs £8. Strong footwear is needed and suitable clothing for the weather.

Members and non-members are welcome.

Contact Gill C. on 01790 754 797 or Gill H. on 01790 753 334 to reserve a place.

JUBILEE - A second meeting about the upcoming Diamond Jubilee took place in the Parish Rooms on Saturday, March 3.

The catering committee outlined plans for the tea and further discussion took place on the proposed sports events on Charlie’s Field.

All arrangements are in hand and villagers will be asked to fill in a form to say how many of them wish to attend the afternoon on June 9.

An exhibition of people’s memories of events which have taken place during the Queen’s life is scheduled to take place, starting with a wine and cheese on Saturday, June 16 and on Sunday 17 in the Parish Rooms.

Whole families are invited to take part with their recollections.

Alternatively indvidual pieces will be welcome.

Contact John and Margaret Spalding on 01790 754259.