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Dunholme Village


Jambusters WI - June  2021

The May meeting for the Jambusters had a creative flair. Jane Lappage of Calligraphy Arts gave a fun and informative lesson on how to create beautifully bold and colourful typography with a modern twist.

A great night was had by all and we thoroughly enjoyed turning our hand at this creative skill.
Our next meeting takes place at 7.45pm on Monday 14th June, a change to our usual day, when we will be welcoming speaker Sarah Slater. Sarah is a royal palace tour guide, public speaker and guide lecturer who will be entertaining us with her tales of 'Working with the Ghosts of Hampton Court Palace'. Make a note in your diary to join us and hear all about her spooky sightings.

Best Wishes

The Jambusters WI Committee Girls



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Walking in Lincolnshire

Are you fed-up with doing the same old walks?

 Walking in Lincolnshire  is the website for you!  With hundreds of walks to download and print, free, it also has books of walks, contact details for all the walking groups in the county and much more. Whether you want to walk on your own or with a group all the information is there in one place.  John said ‘There is so much walking information on the web but it is difficult to find. Walking in Lincolnshire (part of the Walking in England suite of websites (  – one for each county in England) has brought it together in one place so whether you are walking from home, or away on holiday, you will be able to find a walk suitable for you’.

 With walks from half a mile to twelve miles plus long, and a note of suitability for pushchairs and wheelchairs, everyone can find a walk to enjoy.

 So, home or away, check out the websites and get walking!

 John Harris


Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our May winners below.

1st  Prize   £50   No 033   Alan Buckland

2nd Prize   £25   No 071   Sarah O’Brien

3rd Prize   £10   No 038   Brenda Wood


Hoping you are all keeping safe and well and beginning to enjoy some good weather and time together to enjoy it.

I’m writing this at the beginning of June, so I can’t look forward and see what is happening with Covid as you read this in July. We may all have had our two jabs and can look forward to another one before Christmas. We’ll feel like pin cushions by the end of it!!  Whatever the state of play is, you can be rest assured that the Community Lottery will still be here available for a cash injection( can’t get away from that word) should any club or organisation in Dunholme need some financial help.


Thank you to all for your support.


Margaret 01673 866245

Helen 01673 861714

Glyn 01673 861907





Taking Advantage of the Lockdown


As neither the Village Hall or the Dunholme Old School Community Centre will be open for use for some time the management committee’s have taken it upon themselves to do some refurbishment work on their appropriate buildings.

Dunholme Village Hall

Since the bar  is now not in use it has been decided to turn it into a small meeting room.  This will make it ideal for small committee meetings. As the only access to the bay is from the main hall it has been decided to add an extra door from the entrance lobby. This has entailed moving a central eating radiator. The bar will be maintained but closed off with concertina doors so that it could be brought into use at any time for social gatherings should it be required.


Dunholme Old School

Continuing the refurbishment of the whole building the central heating system is being extended to the main hall and the porch.

It had been hoped that the floor, last laid about 15 years ago, would be adequate to stop the rot from beneath caused by the design of the Victorian building. Unfortunately this was not the case and the floor is beginning to sag again through rotten joists. It has therefore been decided to rip the wooden floor our and install a solid concrete floor with a vapour barrier underneath and a vinyl floor covering on top. 

We have now also installed CCTV.


Welton & Dunholme Twinning Association


Since 1974 families in Welton & Dunholme have enjoyed a twinning association with

Monce en Belin, close to Le Mans in the Sarthe region of France.


 Last year, due to Covid our planned family exchange visit was cancelled and, even though it’s planned for August, things do not look good for this year.


 We are not alone in the current restrictions on our lives.  Like us, our friends in Monce are living with restrictions to counter the spread of Covid and are encouraged to work from home where possible.  As I write they are living with a nightly curfew between 6pm and 6am, only being allowed to leave their residence for selected reasons and with an exemption certificate which must be carried; no certificate means a fine!


 Schools are open but face masks are compulsory for all above the age of six and all university lectures are by video link.  Shops and services, apart from large shopping malls, are open including libraries but must close at 6pm and all bars, restaurants, theatres, gyms etc remain closed.


 Travellers from Europe entering France need a negative PCR test within 72 hours prior to arrival.  The French may not travel to or from countries outside Europe without an ‘imperative reason’ alongside an authorised travel certificate and negative test less than 72 hours old.  Some good must come from all this!


 Local members of the Twinning Association embraced technology as we held our AGM by Zoom on the 4th February and it was very pleasant to catch up with so many people during the session; I think we all missed the normal fish & chip supper and quiz to round off the evening though!  As fundraising events are somewhat curtailed to keep members socialising our plan we are planning an online quiz in March.


 The Family Twinning Association, like many organisations, is in need of new families of all ages, with or without children, to continue and develop the link between our villages.  If you are interested in linking up with a like-minded family in Monce’ then please get in touch with us, it’s an ideal way to experience and understand French culture and lifestyle and have fun, speaking French is not necessary.


 Telephone 01673 862181 for an informal chat.


Pantomime Group

It is with great sadness that we have decided not to go ahead with the planned pantomime at Welton Village Hall this year.

It may seem early to have made the decision however there is a lot of background work which goes into set building and costuming, which begins in June, and rehearsals, which begin at the end of August.

Under the current circumstances and lockdown it would be extremely difficult to maintain social distancing and as the set building is a group effort, it would be impossible as we are not able to gather as a group.

With such uncertainty around the current situation of Covid-19 we felt the risks, to health and financially, far outweighed the benefit of being able to put on the panto this year. The health of our audience and cast, some of whom are in vulnerable categories, are at the forefront of our decision.

Ultimately our aim as a group is to entertain families at Christmas time whilst raising money for local charities and causes,  however we do not know whether such large gatherings of people will be permitted by the end of November, therefore to avoid further disappointment nearer the time, we felt it best to make the decision now.

We hope that you are able to understand our decision and stress this is a decision that was not taken lightly.

We'd like to thank everyone for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back on the 26th/27th November 2021 for our bigger and better performance of Snow White!

Money raised from the performances will be donated to the family of Elena Betts to a project in her memory. You can find out more about Elena by searching Elena's Story blog on Facebook.

You can also follow Welton Pantomine Group on facebook to keep up to date with fundraising events and news.



Dunholme Camera Club  

I think it must be because of my age that these years seem to be flying by !!! no sooner was it January than it is now July and we are heading into the second half of the year. Here at the Camera Club (and at the time of writing) we are not sure what will have been announced with the final stages of the easing of the lockdown so I am at this stage not able to say whether we have been aloud to start at the camera club as a group yet, hopefully we have and us and all of you can begin to get back to a little more normality after 18 months of uncertainty.

 During this time the members have not been able to get out and take as many photographs as usual so don’t have as many ready for the competitions etc that we hold each year so it’s a case of searching in our past library of images and getting the best of what we have to enter competitions etc. I must admit though the importance of making sure that you archive your images for future use and future generations to be able to see what life was about during the early 20s. I think most of you reading this will have images in print form both black and white and colour from your parents and family which are treasured memories from years gone by where you can get them out and take a look at life as it was when you were a child and what people looked like, fashion, cars, places that you visited just to name a few so if you don’t save all of these photos properly that you are taking of your kids and grandchildren on your phones and cameras then when they get to our age there will be no family history because in general we don’t go out and get our images printed we just show them on the back of the camera or on our phones and of course if anything goes wrong with the memory cards that these images are saved on then that is it all of your memories gone and that would be a shame. So please make sure that you get a second copy of those image files saved somewhere safe, onto an external hard drive or up in the cloud but please don’t just save them onto your lap top, tablet or computer because someday they will break down and your images will be gone. If you want any help with saving images then please drop me a line and I can see how I can help. I have also been able to start my photographic tuition lessons again so that is keeping me busy now.

 Right what has the camera club got on in July? Well as I said the meetings will either be on line or back at the club room at The Old School at Dunholme, please go to our website at and on the home page you will find what is happening during July. Whilst you are there please make sure you visit the “Recent Images” page and also the “Members Images” page there are an immense library of images for you to look through. Don’t forget whilst we have some better weather make sure you get out and take some great images and should you like to join us get in touch via the “Contact Us” page on the website for further details.

 Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469




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 


What is the u3a? 

It used to be known as the University of the Third Age, but not anymore!  We have arrived in the 21st century and are now part of a national group but known locally as “Lindsey u3a” where you can Learn, Laugh and Live.  How do we do that?   Well, we are a self-help group who organise monthly meetings and regular activities and we welcome all those who are retired, semi-retired, married or single to join us.

We are friendly people who usually meet at Welton Village Hall once a month, hopefully this will be restarting again in August, for free coffee and biscuits, to have a chat with “old” friends and get to know “new” ones.  We listen to interesting and entertaining speakers and you can also find out about our many activity groups including architecture, computers for all, family history, gardening, pub visits, reading, walking & many more (see website).

We are waiting to welcome you to our thriving, enthusiastic and young at heart Lindsey u3a. In the meantime please look at our website

 where you can find much more information about us.

If you would like any further information you can either email or give me a ring 01673 565295.

Mandy  Murphy   Chairman