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Dunholme Village


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

St Barnabas Hospice

I hope you have enjoyed he summer holidays as we have come out of Lockdown and with the lifting of restrictions. Enjoy your time with loved ones and family and let’s hope the sun makes an appearance.




St Barnabas Hospice has today launched a new in memory appeal featuring Marie Pattison who has worked in their Supporter Care team for over 37 years and whose mum was cared for by the Hospice last year.


The Wildflower Appeal enables people to remember loved ones by planting wildflowers in their memory. By making a dedication to a loved one on the St Barnabas website, supporters will receive a special piece of artwork drawn by the talented Hannah Dale of Wrendale Designs. The wildflower seeds are engrained within this card, which has been specially made to be planted outside.

Marie Pattison, Supporter Care Officer at St Barnabas Hospice said, “My mum was the loveliest lady you could ever know. I know a lot of people would say that about their mum, but her positive outlook on life shone through to everyone who knew her. When St Barnabas took over her care, they gave our family the chance to see mum shining once again. She was my best friend and I miss her greatly.


“Last year she developed a pain in her shoulder which was diagnosed as a fractured clavicle bone. Further tests then revealed that she had pancreatic and lung cancer, as well as vascular dementia. The news rocked our family and we had to come to terms with the fact that Mum had little time left with us.

“St Barnabas Hospice stepped in and immediately helped to ease the load as we adjusted to caring for her. The nurses are absolute angels and I will never forget the lengths they went to in looking after Mum.

“Mum was a very elegant lady and always took great care of her appearance. I remember visiting her at the Hospice one day and the nurses had done her hair beautifully and painted her nails. They had given me my mum back for those last few days and that meant the absolute world to me.


“Mum’s biggest passion in life was her garden, and she loved watching the bees, butterflies and flowers from her special bench. My wildflower seeds will grow in one of Mum’s plant pots to honour her memory. I like to think that she will be sat watching over my garden, and these flowers will bring me closer to her when I am outside.”

St Barnabas Hospice would like to issue its thanks to Hannah from Wrendale Designs, Flowers by Mandy and Doddington Hall and Gardens for supporting this appeal.

Hannah Dale said, “I am delighted to support St Barnabas Hospice once again with the donation of the artwork 'A Lincolnshire Meadow'. It was inspired by the wildflowers and animals that make their home in our beautiful county. The money raised by the appeal wil

allow St Barnabas to offer more people in Lincolnshire compassionate end-of-life care.”

The Wildflower Appeal is available to all those who have lost loved ones, not just the families of those cared for by St Barnabas Hospice. A donation of just £34.17 could cover the cost of one hour of specialist care at the Hospice, just like Marie’s mum had.

Marie said, “It warms my heart to know many gardens will be filled with life because of this appeal. Our loved ones will live on in the beautiful flowers that grow.”

To make your wildflower dedication and receive a special limited edition seeded card, visit


Wildflower Memories Merchandise

Thank you so much for choosing to donate to St Barnabas Hospice in the past year. Your support means so much to us at a time when things have been very uncertain.


I am delighted to let you know that we have partnered with Wrendale Designs to launch our first ever stationery range as part of the Wildflower Memories Appeal! Hannah Dale has kindly created a beautiful illustration titled 'A Lincolnshire Meadow,' which is available in greetings cards, jotter pads, shopping pads and personalised prints.


These stationery items are all limited edition, with all profits going directly to the Hospice to help more people living with life-limiting or terminal illnesses in Lincolnshire.

Order your stationery today...


Whether you purchase these items for yourself or for others, the cute little characters are sure to raise a smile and brighten a day.


To read more about our Wildflower Memories Appeal, visit


Our Shops and Donations


We are operating a booking system due to limited storage space and kindly request that you do not turn up without booking a time slot through our website. Please focus on quality of items over quantity, and limit these to a maximum of ten bags and/or boxes per household.

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We will be accepting donations in the shops, but please limit them to 3 bags and/or boxes, and please ring ahead to check the shop has space before making a special journey. More information can be found on our website


Your donations count

For example, a one-off donation of £20 will allow us to care for a patient in their own home for one hour, or a monthly donation of £34 will fund a physiotherapy session for one of our patients


We also hope we can tempt you to gift us a few hours of your time and volunteer with us. Serving customers, sorting donations, making tea, we have a role to suit everyone! Please visit or phone 01522 518221 for more information.

Lincoln IMP Trail

The Lincoln IMP Trail will launch in July 2021, in support of St Barnabas Hospice. Lincoln city centre will be brimming with 30 individually designed, hand painted IMPS to make up a fun, family friendly experience for our supporters to enjoy this Summer.

Whether you take your time and spot a few IMPS each time you visit Lincoln, or you decide to do the Trail in a day, you can download the app, log your visit and find out a little more about each IMP.

A map is available to download from the IMPS website here or you can visit the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Square to pick up a printed version.


If you are planning any fundraising or would like to get involved by Volunteering  for St Barnabas we would love to hear from you.


Rebecca Hooton

M • 07825 713666 / 01522 540300



Lifestyle Fitness Classes with Heather Hunter 



Starting Wednesday 9th September 6.10-7.10pm

Welton Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting Monday 14th September 7.15-8.15pm

Welton Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting 5th October 2pm-3pm

Dunholme Village Hall

All spaces must be booked



Starting September on Mondays 9.30-10.30am

Nettleham Village 

All spaces must be booked 



Starting September on Thursdays 9.30- 10.30am

Nettleham Village

All spaces must be booked 



PLEASE RING 01673 862404 / 07592577008 OR EMAIL

Mustard Seed

Located at the bottom of the steps on the public footpath from Church Lane to Lincoln Road Welton, the Mustard Seed is a charity shop for St. Mary's Church which offers good condition second hand clothes, books, toys, games and bric-a-brac all from donations from within our community and offered at modest prices to help the community and to support funding the overheads of the parish church. Having been closed since March 2020 due to Covid we are now able to re-open so from Thursday 6th May on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 12pm until October 30th. volunteers will be running the shop. However, we still have Covid laws to adhere to so please wear your face mask, use the hand gel on entry and no more than 2 visitors at a time are allowed in the shop. Cash payments only for goods. We do not have card facilities and do not sell electrical goods as we do not PAT test. If you wish to donate goods they will be welcomed in the shop during opening hours on Saturdays.   

Anne Garbutt 



Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our July 2021 winners

 1st prize  £50   056    Edward Clayton

2nd prize £25    117   Terry Rossington

3rd prize  £10    031   Angela Hopson


As I write this, I do hope and pray that things have continued to improve and that village children are looking forward to going back to school and we’re all adjusting to the “new normal” way of life.


If any club or organisation finds they need a financial helping-hand as things continue to move forward, please do contact us and we will do our best to assist if we can.

If you are not a member and would like to join, we would love to hear from you (contact details below).

 The cost is just £27 per quarter/12weeks. Look forward to hearing from you!

Stay safe.

Margaret Clifton: 01673 866245
Helen Loving: 01673 861714
Glyn Jones: 01673 862358
Or email:


Official Re-Opening of the Dunholme Old School

On 25 October 2018, the Old School Trustees were delighted to welcome and entertain a mixture of dignitaries and Old School users to the premises, to mark the official re-opening of certain areas of the building following extensive renovation work It was an ideal opportunity to express gratitude to the various bodies which have provided funding towards the renovation and extension work – West Lindsey District Council, the National Lottery and iGas Energy - and to showcase what has been achieved to date with the money raised. West Lindsey’s Chairman Cllr Pat Mewis and Vice-Chairman, Steve England, along with other WL councilors, were in attendance, as was Julian Tedder, CFO of iGas Energy and Gail Jackson (CEO of Community Lincs). After a presentation from the Dunholme Trust Chairman, John Ritchie and the Treasurer ,Grahame Dunkin the representatives were invited to cut ribbons marking the official re-opening of the kitchen, committee room and toilet block areas. Grahame had previously been nominated for, and awarded, the 2018 Community Lincs John Barker Trophy Award (Community Buildings) and this was presented to him during the course of the Open Day event by Jenny Stone from Community Lincs.


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Cllr Pat Mewis, Chairman of WLDC, cuts the ribbon on the extended and refurbished kitchen.

With the WLDC Vice Chairman, Steve England  and John Ritchie

The Trust Chairman



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Mother & Todler Goup

Gennie McBride & Amy Woodley

1st session - free- there after £1 for 1st child the 0.50p for second and third

88 Lincoln Road

 Dunholme LN2 3QY


Jeff Leather

£35 for 5 weeks


Dunholme Brownies

Pam Street

£15 per term. 6 terms per year


Slimming World

Rebecca Stones

£10 to join £4.95 weekly


Ladies Club

Sue Rawson

£1.50 a session

01673 862552

Impish Quilters

Mrs Tarling



Parish Council Meetings

Anjum Sawhney


Clerk -

Laura Richardson

01673 862738

Friendship Club

Janice Ritchie

£1.25 per session

01673 861172

Bridge Club

Glynn Elwick

£10 per pair per match

Jumble Sales

Sue Rawson

20p entrance

01673 862552

Agricultural Training

James Christian-Ilett B. SC.

£480 + VAT per course

01673 860925

Jambusters WI

Craft Classes

Mandy Murray

£7.50 per lesson

01673 565295

Computer Training

John Ritchie

Individuals Free  £20/Hour for classes of 6

01673 961172

Luncheon Club

Theresa Morran

£4.50 for a 2 course meal

01673 860538

Camera Club

Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469

Lisa Dancing

Lisa Hurst


Bible Studies CBSI

Jane Hutchinson

£10 per year + weekly voluntary contributions

01673 866467

Welton & Dunholme Drama Group Rehearsals

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Welton & Dunholme Pantomime Group

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Lincolshire German Shepherd dog & all breeds Training Society

Chris Bell

£40 Annual Subscription

Training Ground, Bishops Bridge,
Saxilby Road,

The Vintage tearooms

Jennie Fox



Dunholme PCC

Church Warden


Church Warden

 Dave Rosier

Church Fete

Heather Hunter


01673 862228

Dunholme Community Lottery

Helen Loving

£1 a go 

Dunholme Lodge Open Garden

Lesley & Hugh Wykes


Children Free

01673 860356

Chad's Coffee Shop



Church Warden Dave Rosier

Knit & Natter

Dave Rosier


Church Warden

Dave Rosier

Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

Janet Wright

£33 pa + £2.20 per 2 hour session

01673 861683

Dunholme Outdoor Bowls Club

Mike Prestwood

£20 pa then £1.00 per match

01673 860242

Dunholme Village Hall Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme Old School Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme News Committee

Sue Rawson


Janice Ritchie Chair; 

 John Ritchie Editor;

Sue Rawson Manager

Dunholme Web Site

John Ritchie


01673 861172