Helpringham Village Newsletter August 2016
Produced monthly, the newsletter is a round up of events and activities. Past Newsletters can be found here (Click)
Strawberry Concert – Saturday 9th July
Vintage Brass Concert – Friday 5th August
Feast Weekend – Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August
Harvest Supper – Saturday 1st October
Please see posters and village newsletter for more details nearer the time of each event.
Marian and Vince
Save Money When Purchasing Your Heating Oil
Are you interested in saving money on your domestic heating oil? If the answer is YES you might be interested to know about a scheme that is operating across Lincolnshire helping its members to do just that!
Community Lincs have run their Community Oil buying Scheme for the last 3 years, saving its members on average around 5p per litre on their heating oil. The scheme is open to anyone in the county who uses heating oil to heat their homes and premises. The scheme works by bringing together oil buyers from around county and purchasing the oil collectively, with around 40,000 litres of oil being ordered each month.
The scheme is only £20 per year to join and includes advice on how to keep your tank safe from thieves and the benefit of their Oil Theft Alert System. Community Lincs also work alongside the Lincolnshire Credit Union, or Lincup, who have devised an Oil Savers Scheme to allow members to put aside money each month for their oil purchases.
If you are interested to know more about the scheme you can visit the Community Lincs website at http://communitylincs.com/community-oil-buying-scheme/ or by giving them a call on 01529 301980.
HECKINGTON AREA VOLUNTARY CAR SERVICE is urgently in need of drivers, are you a car owner with time on your hands, why not help out and make a difference to peoples’ lives. Can you spare a few hours a week driving patients to doctors or hospital appointments. 45p per mile allowance is paid. - Contact Mike 01529 461160.
SLEAFORD MEDICAL CENTRE, BOSTON ROAD, SLEAFORD. URGENT CARE CENTRE. Open weekdays 6.30.p.m to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 8.a.m. to 8.p.m.
What is CallConnect Bus Service?
CallConnect is a unique bus service whose timetable is not fixed but responds to passenger requests. This means its routes are different each day depending on the bookings made by passengers. Journey requests can be made by telephone, online or by SMS text message. The service is designed to improve transport opportunities in rural communities and some market towns where there is an infrequent conventional bus services.
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Enjoying your summer? We do hope so. Our traditional Village Feast Weekend August the 5th-7th will see many events in Helpringham which we hope you all support and enjoy.
On Saturday September 17th, we shall be holding a fifties themed music night with Echoes of the Past and other musicians. This will be a ticketed event from 7.30pm to 11pm. Price £3.00. Guests will be asked to “bring a plate” contributing to a buffet table, in the spirit of the 1950s, and the licensed bar will be open. 1950s dress is optional and there will be a raffle.
On Sunday 18th September, we invite you all to join in our celebrations, as we hold an Open Afternoon and Garden Party, 1pm to 5pm, with a free cream tea and demonstrations and displays from many of the clubs that use the Hall. It should be a great opportunity to share your memories of the place and the people of Helpringham over the last sixty years.
Tickets for the Fifties Night will be available from mid-August from Laraine 421110 or at the Post Office (during Post Office Hours).
THE 59 CLUB.
The winners of the 59 Club from 25th June through to 16th July were as follows, each winner received £30. All proceeds go to The Memorial Hall.
25th June (16) Nick Drake
August 2016 HALL DIARY
To Hire the Hall for all your functions, weekday rates are £7.00 per hour for clubs and £12.00 per hour for others and weekends, plus £10.00 for use of kitchen and £10.00 for use of Bar.£20.00 for use of license.
Firstly, thank you to all those who came along to the Church on 9th July for the Strawberry concert. It was good to see so many of you and we hope that you enjoyed the concert. Our thanks also go to Anthony Baldery for compiling and presenting the show. It was a pleasure to see the young people performing for us and we did not know that there was that much talent around! Once again the ‘Never Knowingly Undercatered’ team swung into action and prepared a sumptuous strawberry themed supper which was very much appreciated by everyone. Thank you one and all.
An extract from a missive issued by the three Bishops of Lincolnshire
Services in August
Very Best wishes and every blessing from the Parochial Church Council of St Andrew’s Church HELPRINGHAM
PETTICOAT CLUB NEWS
The July meeting was opened by the chairman thanking all members who helped provide cakes for the Swaton Show which was a great success and giving other information on various local fund raisers and reminders about the Diamond Jubilee of the Memorial Hall on September 17th and 18th.
Lois Fenn then gave members a talk on her early life as a child in Hull and her evacuation to Lincolnshire as a five year old. Many memories were shared of this Hull girl who regarded everyone on the other side of the Humber as southerners. Lois remembered the bombing and the time spent with her brothers under the table and later in the air raid shelter.
Our next meeting is
Jill Collinge will be telling us about Powder and Paint though the years, the story of make-up and how we have always sought to beautify ourselves. This promises to be interesting and entertaining.
New members will always be very welcome.
Lois Fenn will be telling us about her life from being born in Hull to her move to life in Lincolnshire, which promises to be interesting and entertaining.
New members will always be very welcome.
July 2016 Meeting.
I was expecting a low turnout for this meeting as it clashed with both Wimbledon and the Euro 2016 Wales vs Portugal game, so I was pleasantly surprised when we had one of our best ever attendances of 20 people.
There were eleven players and nine spectators. 42 tunes were played with very few duplicates !!
At our club evenings we usually play 2 tunes in the first half and 2 in the second half, all fairly relaxed. That is a far cry from what the Shadows and Cliff Richard were doing in the early days. They were recording by day, in cabaret in the evening and playing various theatres for one night stands for weeks at a time. This inevitably took its toll and Cliff Richard lost his voice just before a performance at Hull. Rather than cancel they all went on stage and while the Shadows played as normal Cliff mimed, but another singer, Wee Willie Harris, was in the wings actually singing with a near perfect impression of Cliff. It is said that no one in the audience noticed – they were all too busy screaming. I wonder how we would cope with that sort of pressure ??
Well that’s enough for this month. There’ll be more snippets next month!
Meetings are held at the Memorial Hall from 7:30pm to 10:30pm on the first Wednesday of every month. Next meeting is Wednesday 3rd August.
Entry is £3 for guitar players and you just need to bring your guitar. Everything else is provided, backing tracks, echo machines, PA system. Or, if you have your own backing tracks they, can be accommodated on CD, minidisc, USB stick, mp3 player, smartphone or iPad etc.
You don’t need to play - you can just come and listen, have a chat, swap a few memories. Entry is just £2 for non players and light refreshments are included.
HELPRINGHAM AND DISTRICT GARDEN CLUB
The Garden Club started 2016 with a fun Social.
The Year's programme begins in earnest on 24th. February
For the coming year we have a varied programme with talks ranging from Victorian Gardens
We have two evening visits arranged and one day Coach trip.
We always welcome visitors to our meetings.
We meet in The Helpringham Memorial Hall
You do not have to be an expert to join
HELPRINGHAM HISTORY SOCIETY