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Dunholme Village


Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

Dunholme Luncheon Club

The Luncheon Club diners have continued to enjoy their lunches and social time together. We have already celebrated some special birthdays this year and the Lucky Number draw boxes have included “Afternoon Tea”, “Cheese and Biscuits” and a “Lunchtime” box.  

Having welcomed a few new members, our books are now full. If you would be interested in joining the diners, we are opening our waiting list again. Please phone our secretary Fran on 07880 705741 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lindsay Blaikie     Chairperson 01673 862755


Welton Village Library and Community Hub


Based at Manor Park, Hackthorn Road Welton LN2 3PA

Monday 12noon to 5pm, Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm

Wednesday & Saturday 10am to 12 noon


What a great time was had by the children making their own shadow puppet theatre recently! After a pirate themed story read by our volunteer deckhand Coryn it was then over to volunteer pirate captain Avril to guide her young shipmates based on designs she had dreamt up herself. All successfully avoided stormy waters and completed their mission and it was a happy band of well behaved pirates that made their way home with their theatres. We continue to arrange craft events for children up to the age of 10, it is all free and no library membership is required. Our next event is on Saturday 13th April, more details next month and on our Facebook and Instagram pages.


Meanwhile for our adult members it was with great pleasure that regular library user Margaret was presented with her certificate of completion of the ‘Read around the World Challenge’ recently. Margaret asked the library staff about a challenge for adults last summer, so it is fitting that she is indeed the first person to complete our challenge. Well done Margaret, and if you would like to know more about this challenge please feel free to ask any of volunteers by popping into the library.


This month the community hub talk is taking place on Tuesday 19th March at 2pm when we welcome volunteers from Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance who will talk about the history of the charity, how the air ambulance has been used to save lives in emergencies and their future plans. As always everyone is welcome, just come along on the day.

Finally it is worth mentioning something you may be unaware of, in addition to the 16 local volunteers Welton Parish Council plays its’ part by providing us with the accommodation at Manor Park and help from their local staff which is in turn funded in part by the County Council. We are a resource for all local people from Welton and surrounding villages so please make use of us, we will be pleased to see you if you have never called by.



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Welton scout and guide hut committee

April 2024

How the time seems to be flying by- our next bags2school collection is almost upon us. The dates when the hut will be open for donations will be Saturday 20th April 11am- 1pm and Sunday 21st, also 11am-1pm, we will also be taking donations during unit session times during the week commencing 15th April.

Any donations of clothes, adult or children, household linens (not duvets or cushion pads) shoes paired together, bags, belts etc and jewellery, are accepted. clothing doesn’t have to be in excellent condition- if it can’t be reworn, it is shredded for stuffing – nothing goes to waste, and we are extremely grateful for all your support. If you need bags to put your items in, please give me a ring and we can arrange some for you, otherwise a bin bag or carrier bag is just as good.

Our AGM will be held on Thursday 2nd May starting at 8pm, feel free to come along and see what we’re all about. Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to have children using the hut, but if you do, even better- you can let us know what your children need.

Sharon Hall




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Congratulations to our three lucky winners from the February draw.


1st  Prize No 056       £50  Ed Clayton

2nd Prize No 055       £25  John Monk

3rd Prize No 074       £10  Maureen Saunders


Come on then, own up, how many of you April fooled?? We are an ever so friendly lot down at Lottery HQ and would never ever dream of playing tricks on people whether it’s the 1st of April or not. All that we do is completely transparent and that’s why we normally do the draw at Dunholme Co-op, grabbing unsuspecting shoppers to draw the three numbers. You might be lucky and get asked next time, even though you might not be a member. Of course, you could change that and perhaps see your own number come out of the famous red bag. (it has happened!!!) Fancy becoming a member then give us a ring or a message on an email and we will be round like whippets to help you get sorted.


Margaret 866245

Mark 07796004462

Glyn 862358


St Barnabas


We would like to introduce our latest In Memory Appeal for 2024, Feathers from Above.

At St Barnabas we recognise the importance for those in our local Lincolnshire communities (not just those touched by Hospice care) to remember their loved ones. Every two years we present an ironwork campaign, which consists of a bespoke, handmade ironwork that can be displayed at home, or outside in the garden. Our previous In Memory campaigns include the Forget me Nots at Lincoln Castle, Dragonflies at Doddington Hall, and Forever in our Hearts at the Deans Green, Lincoln Cathedral.

This year, we are proud to be working with local artist Kevin Baumber who has designed and created our incredible feather ironwork. Feathers from Above will be presented in the beautiful surroundings of Aubourn Hall, Gardens and Grounds from Thursday 2nd May to Sunday 19th May, 10am - 4pm. This will include the 1,000 feather ironworks forming a stunning interactive display of art. It offers a wonderful day out to enjoy the grounds at times that are not usually open to the public.

In addition to the day experiences, on the evenings of Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of May, we will be hosting special opportunities of reflection. This will consist of, ambient music, a live saxophonist, welcome refreshments, and a display our supporters’ dedications.

A feather ironwork is available to purchase for £40, which includes an engraved tag of your loved one for you to keep forever.

If you are interested in coming along to any of our Feather from Above events or would like to purchase a feather, please visit our St Barnabas website.


 Deborah Yarwood

Fundraising Officer

M . 07785727114/01522 540300



Dunholme Luncheon Club

Tuesday 19th March saw the Luncheon Club diners celebrate the season with a lovely roast dinner and chocolate pudding – well what else is there to eat at Easter?!!.

The lucky number draws have continued to be enjoyed and well received. A special “Thank you” to Rachel at Scothern Nurseries who kindly donated an indoor rose to be added to the collection of prizes for Easter.  

If you would be interested in joining the diners, we are opening our waiting list again. The two-course lunch with a welcome drink and tea or coffee and biscuits is prepared and served by an amazing group of volunteers and costs just £6.50. Please phone our secretary Fran on 07880 705741 for more information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Lindsay Blaikie     Chairperson 01673 862755