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There are two community centres in Dunholme, the Village Hall and the Dunholme Old School Community Center

There are a  number of clubs for children and adults in the surrounding area. As Dunholme is so closely connected to Welton then some clubs serve both communities. Other villages in the area such as Hackthorne, Scothern, Scampton and Nettleham also have numerous clubs and club activities.



  • Chairman ----  Pete Forman     
    Enquiries and Bookings 
    Graham Rawson   
     01673 862552

Dunholme's village hall is situated on Honeyholes Lane. It has a large room capable of holding 200 people and a smaller room, the Jubilee room, that holds aproximately 50 people. The hall has it's own liceced bar and a fully equiped kitchen.  There is disabled toilet facilities as well as separate toilet in the Jubilee room.
The village hall is within a sports complex with an indoor bowls hall with five lanes attached and a bowling green, football pitch and tenis courts within the grounds.
The village hall committee has charitable status using the hall for social, recreational, educational and other philanthropic events for the benifit of the local community

  Dunholme Camera Club 

Can’t really believe how quickly the year is going but with the brighter, warmer days it does make you feel a bit more like going out with the Camera and getting some pictures. Great pictures are everywhere and It just needs a bit of imagination to make a good picture great. During the year at the Camera Club we encourage people to take their pictures and then between the members and the committee we discuss how to better the image whether that be by composition or digital manipulation or maybe it just means that a few settings on the camera need to be changed to make an image brighter, sharper or just better by choosing the right settings to produce the image in the first instance. If you have an interest in photography and would like to get a bit better when behind the camera then come along to the camera club and see what it’s all about either just turn up on a club night or get in touch for a chat prior to coming along.


 During March we had a great talk by Stuart Wilde who has ventured into the world of Press photography and he also explained how to take the fear out of taking certain photographs so a big thank you to Stuart for that. Later in the month we had a fun competition, members had to bring digital images of items that were either a macro close up shot or an item taken at such of an angle that no one could really make out what it was. Well it’s amazing what can be done with such simple everyday items and the members had great fun working out what the items were in the digital images put before them. The best part was there was prizes for those who got the most items right and a big thank you to Jill for organising things “Again”


 Right onto April and our first meeting will be on the 3rd April when we will be having a “Critique” evening this is a great way to get some feedback on your images each member brings along some images and then in turn the members visit the tables of images and critique is written down and then later in the evening the comments are read out for people to hear and it’s amazing how some members agree and some don’t but that is what photography is about, we will never agree to agree but that’s good we all have our own ideas and values in photography. Our second and final meeting will be on the 17 th April when we will have an inter club competition with another club from Lincolnshire 15 print and 15 digital images will be presented and judged who will be the winners this year?


 If you are interested in joining the Camera Club then either come along or get in touch, all meetings start at 7.30 every second Thursday.


 Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469  dunholmecc@btinternet.com visit our website at www.dunholmecameraclub.co.uk



Real Club  -   Lunch Club    


 March for April  2014

My goodness where is the year running away to?

April already, however I am grateful for the lighter days, may blossom and sunshine!


Real Club has continued to flourish at Stonecliff Park club house on alternate Wednesdays 11.30 to 3pm (stay for as long or short as you wish) with participants enjoying soup, a fresh sandwich lunch with all the trimmings, toasted tea cakes and copious amounts of tea and coffee.

We recently presented our service at a local expo which was very well received and supported. There was opportunity to show comments from our participants in the club and a few of which I will share with you.

“Superb, what would we do without it”

“Well done ladies you have got it about right”

“Good food, good company, good venue. What more could you want?”

“Good company, friendly atmosphere. Lunches are good value for money.”

“Where can you get tea and cake for £1.50 these days? Thank you.”

If any of this sounds enticing and whets your appetite contact Christine Bradbury on 01673 862716

Or email  chrisb@realclub.co.uk


Look out for the notices in the library and Co-op.   Look forward to meeting you.

Welton Gardening Club

 The Christmas lunch will be on Sunday, 15th December at the Farmers Arms, Welton Hill, 1pm start.

 If you are attending and have not yet let the Secretary know, then please do so.  If anyone requires a lift then please also let the Secretary know.

 Advance Notice

 Monday, 27th January 2014.  Steve Lovell will talk about Flowers and Fauna of the Mediterranean, this is sure to bring a little brightness to the dark days of winter.  Make a note in your diary.

 Sue Betts (860538)


Impish Quilters

Impish Quilters are an enthusiastic group of Quilters and crafters that meet every second Thursday in the Dunholme Village Hall at 7.30pm.

On Thursday 12th December we will be having our Christmas Party, a fun social evening with food and games, to welcome in the Christmas season. We welcome visitors to our meetings when we have speakers and demonstrations, and only charge £4 at the door. For further information, on membership of Impish Quilters, please phone, Judith Mackay on 01673 860533, or email judithmackay_136@hotmail.com.


The Old School Centre is available not only during the day but also during the evenings and weekends and is still only £7 per hour to hire which includes the use of two rooms and the kitchen. Ideal for small parties or meetings.
Please ring Janice on 01673 861172

For More details on the DOSC

THE DOSC was the village junior school up till 1984 when it was considered too small for the needs of the village.
The Old School was built in 1864 after the land was donated by a Mr William Tougne of Branston under the Schools Sites Act of 1861. A trust was set up and the trustees were the Bishop of Lincoln, the Achdeakon of Stow and the Vicar of Dunholme. The school continued to be run by the church untill 1948 when the responsibility was transfered to the Lincolnshire County Council.
After the school was vacated a group of villagers aquired the use of the property from the trustees to be used as a community centre.
Today, After a national Lottery Grant the management committee has purchased the school from the trustees on behalf of the village. Although the village has an excellant village hall there is no duplication of activities.  The DOSC has a main hall that can seat up to 100 and a small committee room that holds about 20.  It has disabled toilet facilities and a fully equiped commercial standard kitchen.  The property also has an annes where community eduvation in computer skills, leisure learning and theatrical activities take place.

Chairman - Mr John Ritchie  01673 861172
Booking Secretary - Mrs Janice Ritchie
01673 861172



Above: Front of the Old School building
Below: Rear view showing the wooden annex to the left housing the Area Community Education & Training unit


Dunholme Old School Community Centre

Since 1995 the committee for the Dunholme Old School Community Centre have been applying for funding to realise the full potential of the Old School property. In fact we have applied five times for lottery funding. Only once have we been successful when in 1998 we received £40,000 to purchase the property from the Church Trustees.

We currently use the main building for the Age Concern Luncheon Club, for the Dunholme Camera Club, as a music practice room, for dancing classes and for many parties. To the rear is a large annex of 2500 square feet housing the county offices of the Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils, a computer training suite and the photographic studio of Lincsphoto. There is though another 2500 square foot of open space (The old playground) at the rear. The Annex, although being renovated and brought back into use, is past its best useful life. After many consultations and the results of the Rural Challenge village survey carried out in 1989 the amenity most wanted to see was a mini theatre will cinema options. We have therefore always included this in our plans. It would also include an upgrade of our kitchen and toilets and would include a tea room and more small meeting rooms for additional activities.

Now we have a new scenario whereby we have lost the village pub The Lord Nelson. Last month I had a meeting with the group who were trying to retain the pub. Unfortunately they were not successful. During there endeavours they made contact with many sympathetic organisation who’s aim is to fund community enterprises particularly rural once and specially when a community asset has been lost. This group has now renamed them selves the “Dunholme Amenity Group” whose purpose is provide and develop new amenities in Dunholme. We have therefore teamed up with this group to and hope to redraw our plans to include a community pub within the Dunholme Old School Complex. Two weeks ago We all attended the West Lindsey  community Assets Fund “Inspiring Communities” Event . Here we met representatives from Community Lincs and the Plunkett Foundation and CAN the last two are employed by WLDC to seek and distribute funding on their behalf. The CEO of West Lindsey Marjeet Gill, Kate Markey of CAN and Samantha Smith of Community Lincs all showed great interest in our project and believe that funding is available once we put our plans together.


Before we continue though the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be doing a public consultation on what amenity the community would like us to include in the plan. This is your chance to tell us WHAT YOU WANT. In the next months Dunholme News will be details on how to have your say

There will be two criteria:- All existing users of the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be accommodated in the new plan and no amenity will be included that already exist within the community. Thank you

John Ritchie Chairman Dunholme Old School Community Centre Trust. 01673861172 j.ritchie406@btinternet.com