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JUNE / JULY 2010 Combined magazine for the parishes of Harlaxton, Denton, Hungerton with Wyville, Stroxton and Woolsthorpe by Belvoir Parish Clergy Priest in Charge—The Reverend Keith Hanson The Rectory, Harlaxton—Telephone: 01476 594608 Email: Retired Priest Assisting—The Reverend John Bruce Telephone: 01476 561546 Email: Parish website:


From The Rectory Introduction to the ‘Retired Priest Assisting’ Our Rector, the Rev’d Keith Hanson, has asked me to ‘introduce’ myself in this edition of the ‘Villager’ so that you all know who this ‘Retired Priest Assisting’ is and just what that strange title means. Christine and I were married in 1963 and our daughter Clare arrived in 1974. I have worked at a variety of places doing many types of work including finance, agricultural show organisation and management, my own printing business, office equipment sales, and finally computer software and hardware sales, training and quality management—but in 1993 felt that God was calling me to a more formal kind of ministry and so began the long haul (!) to eventual acceptance, training, and ordination in 1998 (see below). But yes, I am now retired; I finished full time paid ministry on 31st December 2008 after being Priest-in-Charge of St John the Evangelist in Manthorpe for 3½ years. I was what is called a ‘Late Ordinand’, being ordained deacon in 1998, and priest in 1999 – I had no intention of becoming a parish priest (my younger brother was ordained at the age of 28). I was very settled and happy as a Non Stipendiary Minister (NSM) at St Mary & St Nicolas Parish Church in Spalding, and latterly as assistant curate in the Glen Group (Pinchbeck St Mary, Surfleet St Laurence and West Pinchbeck St Bartholomew) but God had other ideas about that! Assisting? Well that surely doesn’t need any explanation, after having attended Harlaxton church for several months and feeling very much at home there, I offered my assistance and it was accepted. One of the joys of ministering in a ‘retired’ manner is to be able to help out where needed and not have the responsibilities of being parish priest for they are often stressful and family draining. And of course, once a Priest always a Priest – or to be more correct, once a Deacon, always a Deacon – being a priest is a joy and a privilege, to be able worship God and serve alongside His people in this very special way. But I’m sure that you are asking a little more about the real me, who I really am, where did I come from and why settle in Harlaxton? I was born in 1941 in Spalding, joined the church choir on Palm Sunday 1952, and after I left the choir in 1963 I became a server where I was active 3

for many years. Christine and I have both been involved in Church Youth Work for well over 30 years. Around 1980 we helped form a singing group in our church called the St Mary Singers, it was about the time that the new services were beginning to show their faces and our music reflected that era of change. The St Mary Singers not only sang before and during worship for many years, they also performed at various churches in the district taking as their motto ‘Singing Christ to the World’. It was a four part harmony group and their range of music was wide, but consisted mainly of modern music, embracing all that was best in that tradition including Iona and Taizé styles as well. In the late 80’s after visiting the Taizé Community in Burgundy, we decided to form a Taizé Worship Group, which is still running strong to this day. Its aim was to offer the Taizé style of worship on a monthly basis to any church that wanted to experience it, and we travelled far and wide in South Lincolnshire doing just that. I have been to Taizé itself some five times and feel that it’s worship has a lot to offer our sometimes very busy lives. After we moved from Spalding to come to minister at Manthorpe we had no intention of staying here afterwards (it was after all only a relatively short contract – 3½ years) so kept our house in Spalding and let it out. But after being here for a couple of years we saw the benefit of moving here – we had made new friends, but had still kept those precious ones we had at Spalding, and Grantham had so much to offer. Our daughter lives in Peterborough and my brother (also a retired priest) lives in Coventry (when he’s not in the south of France – his second home!). So our closeness to the A1 and the main line station means that we have easy access to our small family, my brother is unmarried and our daughter has no children. Now that we are settled in Welwyn Close (although outside the bounds of the Parish and its undoubted glow) we feel very much at home and welcome in the group whichever church we go to. May God continue to bless you all as you grow in His love and serve the people of this lovely rural part of Grantham. John

Rev’d John Bruce . . . . . . .

In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy. Karl Reiland 4

Denton News Street Market Despite variable weather: showers, sunshine—and to top it all, hail—the Street Market was a huge success! The results were at least comparable with last year. As always, it is difficult to thank everyone who helped and worked hard, not only on the day, but for weeks and even months beforehand. Both the stall bookings job and the treasurer’s role (although the treasurer’s assistant proved very helpful) were undertaken very ably and successfully by new volunteers. Thanks go to all the village hall volunteers, the school and the church. Also to the folk who organised the stalls in aid of village funds: tombola, raffle, plants, books, bric-a-brac, clothes, ice cream and hot dogs. The list is endless . . . Not to mention the car parking and the hundreds of small things, which made the event so successful! As ever, the Denton Farming Company have our grateful thanks for the use of the land for the car park. Altogether, without the help and support of EVERYONE, this event would not be possible. So . . . many thanks to all! Summer Lunch Once again Denton PCC will hold its ever-popular Summer Lunch. (See page 15.) Don’t miss this enjoyable event. Tickets available from PCC members.

. . . . . . . . Editor’s Note It has been interesting to learn more about John Bruce in the opening message of this issue of the magazine. Would anyone else be prepared to write a small autobiographical piece for the magazine—say half a page? Tell us all a bit more about your life and interests, past and present, aspects we might not already know. If you would also tell us what your favourite hymn is, and why, I promise to ask Keith if we can sing it at a service shortly afterwards! To contact me, see page 24. 5

A Message from Eve Marshman Dear Friends I would like to say a big “Thank you” to everyone who has sent me cards, good wishes, flowers and visited me. In fact, I’m overwhelmed by everything, but am so grateful for the wonderful friendship. My progress to me seems slow, but I’m told I’m doing very well, so I must be thankful and keep plodding on. Best wishes to everyone, and I hope to join you all again before too long.

And also one from Sue Taylor I too would like to thank all those kind people who have telephoned, sent cards and visited me since I have been confined to bed at home. Knowing that I am in your thoughts and prayers has been a great boost to my (sometimes) flagging morale—thank you all.

WANTED Harlaxton Village Hall Committee is looking for a Chairperson Duties include: * Attendance at Annual General Meeting in Spring * Attendance at 2 (maximum) other meetings per annum Person specification: Local member of the community wishing to contribute Please contact: Jenny Ross — 01476 573221 07976 512128 6

W I Programmes Denton WI Wednesday 9 June

Open Meeting All visitors welcome Illustrated talk on Sri Lanka by Mr S Lovell Sales table, Quiz, Raffle Tea and biscuits

Wednesday 14 July

Folk Art Painting by Mrs A Freeman

Display: A small painting Social Time: Mrs L Devine Meetings held at 7.00pm in the village hall. . . . . . . . Harlaxton WI Wednesday 16 June

Hostesses: Flowers: Wednesday 21 July Hostesses: Flowers:

Open Meeting Travels with my Camera by Richard Adams Margaret Crombie, Jean Lattimore Ann Hollingsworth History of Belvoir Castle by Sally Ann Jackson Molly Bridge, Lesley Holden Carole Harris

Meetings held at 7.15pm in the village hall. . . . . . . . Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you’ve become a comfortable, trusted element in another person’s life. Dr Joyce Brothers 7

The Bishop of Lincoln’s Letter It’s the Law! von Bismark once said that laws are like sausages – you don’t want to be there when they are being made. But being there while laws are made is precisely what will be required of members newly elected to Parliament. And this raises questions about how Christians should relate to legislation and the law of the land. The standard response is that we do all we can to influence the legislative process by casting our vote, lobbying MPs and making the most of having bishops in the House of Lords – and then live as best we can with the outcome. On the other hand, there is a long history of civil disobedience on the part of Christians who refuse as a matter of principle to comply with the law, and are prepared to face the consequences. Each of these stances finds support in Scripture and the Christian tradition. But during the last Parliament we became aware of a third way whereby Christians campaigned to be exempted from certain laws because they were thought to conflict with Christian beliefs or threaten religious liberty. Former Archbishop George Carey even argued for cases involving Christian principle to be dealt with by specially chosen Judges who might be expected to understand the Christian point of view. What do you think? My own position is that we argue our corner when laws are being made but don’t go in for special pleading in order to secure exemptions for ourselves. Civil disobedience remains an option for Christians when law and faith are in conflict, and many bad laws have been repealed as a result of peaceful protest. But spending less time on securing exemption for ourselves so as to concentrate on making laws which are for the well being of all, would not come amiss.

+ John Lincoln 8

Children’s Page

Please see page 13 for something else of interest to children that is planned for this summer 9

THE BIBLE IS IT TRUE? HOW DO I READ IT? We will deal briefly with the chronology of the Bible. The thing to remember is that the farther back we go dates can vary. For 1000BC dates can be around 100 years out. The Old Testament is written by many different scribes from many different sources. Some of it is handed down from generation to generation. Events are often briefly recorded with only the important points being ‘remembered’. If you go to a football match you will retain the important points: the goals, the excellent saves by the goalie, etc. If you were asked to give a report of every minor tackle in the match, I guess you would not be able to do so. Another point to remember is that even our history facts are not always exact. The Battle of Hastings in 1066 never took place. Hastings was the reference point for the landing of William. The battle took place several miles away at the site of a village now called Battle. There is now some query about the actual field of one of the battles of the English Civil War. Some of the Old Testament was written ‘shortly’ after the events, within a generation. The events, for instance, in David’s life were written in ‘the records of Gad the seer and Nathan the prophet’, with some early events in David’s life in ‘the records of Samuel the seer’. 1 Chronicles 29 verses 29-30. these three were contemporaries of David and in fact involved in his affairs. An incident in the life of David is an interesting case in question, and can seem to throw events into confusion. The writer of the books 1 and 2 Samuel writes about David’s life as a biographer, giving us a fairly detailed account of the events in David’s personal, as well as royal life. Another writer, of Chronicles 1, writes about David as a historian/chronicler would, giving only the return of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem by David, an important event in Israel, and David’s life. He then concentrates on David’s battles, victories and lists of men who were in David’s army and service, but not his private life. So we have two different viewpoints and chronology seems contradictory. 10

In 1 Chronicles the historian gives the account of a war against the Ammonites and the capture of Rabbah by David’s forces. This takes three verses. The same event in 2 Samuel 11 and 12 is spread over two chapters. This is because the writer is a biographer and is interested in recording an event which has no interest to the historian, David’s sordid affair with Bathsheba. The historian records only the war with the Ammonites and the capture of Rabbah. He does not even mention that David does not leave with his troops, but goes later. The biographer, however, is very interested. He starts with David sending his troops off to battle, noting that David does not go with them. He then goes into great detail of the affair, completing the whole personal story in a complete narrative. Only when the personal story is finished, does the biographer in the book of Samuel go back to complete the account of the war. Historian’s record

Biographer’s record

David sends troops, then within a month goes to Rabbah to lead the capture of the city

David sends his troops to war then has affair with Bathsheba. Recalls Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, from the battlefront. Sends him back to the battlefront to be killed. Bathsheba gives birth, the baby dies. David and Bathsheba marry and have another child, who will become King Solomon. All this has taken about 2 years. Only then does the biographer return to the battle and complete the capture of Rabbah, which you remember was one month after David sent his troops. The biographer wants to give a complete narrative and account of an episode in David’s personal life, while the historian is not interested. Two accurate viewpoints written with different purposes. No wonder some have problems understanding. We also run into problems when the writers are trying to run the histories of two kingdoms simultaneously. The books 1 and 2 Kings deal, in the main, with the two kingdoms formed when the united kingdom under David split into two: Judah, the southern kingdom, and Israel, the 11

northern kingdom. In simple terms, at the split both kingdoms had, either by internal agreement or by infighting, their own king. The historian/s of the day attempted the impossible, to run the histories of the two kingdoms and their kings simultaneously, and this throws things into confusion. If each king came to the throne at the same time, lived the same number of years, or ruled the same number of years and died at the same time, everything would be simple. But they didn’t. If every son were followed by his son, simple. But they weren’t. In one case, when the king died, his wife had ‘all’ her family murdered and took the throne. However, her sister saw what was happening and rescued and hid one of her nephews. Six years later—at 7 years of age—he is ‘assisted’ to the throne, and his ‘assistants’ execute his mother. One ‘simple’ example of chronological displacement. Hold onto your hats. 2 Kings 12 tells us that Joash, king of Judah, came to the throne in the seventh year of the reign of Jehu, king of Israel, and reigned over Judah for forty years and is then killed. The next chapter (13) tells us that in Joash’s 23rd year, Jehoahaz becomes king of Israel. So we step back seventeen years. Jehoahaz eventually dies and while Joash (who was killed in chapter 12) is still alive and in his 37th year, Jehoahaz’s son, Jehoash, comes to the throne and reigns sixteen years. Then he dies in 2 Kings 13, but to all intents and purposes is resurrected in chapter 14, merely to give us a reference point for the accession of Amaziah, king of Judah, in the second year of Jehoash’s reign. Get’s complicated, don’t it?! And this happens often. The Biblical facts are correct (as we shall see when we start to consider the archaeology of the Bible in the next issue). We just have to ‘tease’ the facts into order. A final problem we have is actually down to Jewish ‘history’. All those kingdoms and kings can be confusing. Add to that the prophets for each kingdom! On taking over the Promised Land of Canaan, the twelve tribes of Israel took possession of a certain area for each tribe. they were governed by Judges, but the two tribes of the south and the ten tribes of the north were often at each others throats. They were united only in one thing; 12

They wanted a king to rule them all. Eventually Saul was appointed as king, but the divisions never really healed. When Saul was killed, David became king and united the nation. This continued to the end of Solomon’s life, when the kingdom split again, each appointing its own king. Many kings followed each other, but the lack of strength in the unity experienced under David left both kingdoms vulnerable to invasion. One kingdom fell to the Babylonians and the other to the Assyrians. I had my own problems with our British history. Vikings, Saxons, Celts, Normans; numerous kingdom divisions - Wessex, Mercia . . . Invasions, battles, dates, civil wars, the War of the Roses; Kings Canute, Ethelred (why was he unready, and for what?), Alfred (fancy burning the cakes), the Williams, the Richards, the Henrys, the Georges and . . Help! To read the Bible and understand it, we have to learn its language as children do their alphabet. Many of us who are long-term Christians are still learning its language as we study it. If you are encouraged to read the Bible use a modern translation. The text will be easier to understand. Help is available with difficult passages. If you belong to a different church, contact your own vicar or pastor. Or contact the ‘Villager’ and your enquiry will be directed, in confidence, to someone who can help. Trevor Woodgate . . . . . . .

Children’s Summer Activity Day In previous years the Activity Days for children held at Easter and Christmas have been very popular. So something similar is being planned for Wednesday 25 August from 11.00am—3.00pm Children of primary school age from all the parishes are invited and will be asked to bring a packed lunch Further details will be given in the next issue of the Villager 13

Forthcoming Events Harlaxton School PTA Come and join us! Saturday 12 June SUMMER FAIR 12.00noon—3.00pm FUN RUN at 11.30am (Run entrance fee = £3.50) All ages welcome!

‘COME AS YOU WERE’ (In past times) Buffet Supper hosted by Elizabeth Holmes Saturday 12 June 6.30 for 7.00pm Tickets £8 to include a soft drink (If you prefer wine, please bring your own)

Summer BBQ Hungerton Hall Saturday 19 June 4.00 - 6.00pm Salads and Ice Cream provided Bring your own meat and drinks Entry free but donations please in aid of church and village hall funds 14

RACE NIGHT Organised by Rob Leadenham Friday 25 June 7.00pm Harlaxton Sports & Social Club 7.00 for 7.30 Entry free Cash bar

Sausage and Dash Fun and Games in the Rectory garden Followed by a BBQ Kick-off at 3.00pm Saturday 10 July Tickets £8 adults £1 children

St Andrew’s Church Denton SUMMER LUNCH Grantham Cricket Ground Gorse lane 11 july 2010 12.30 for 1.00pm Tickets £12.50


JOHN AND CHRISTINE BRUCE invite you to their

COFFEE MORNING on Thursday 15th July 2010 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at 5 Welwyn Close, Grantham (just off the A607 opposite the Squash Club) Cakes, Bring and Buy, Raffle etc. Looking forward to seeing you there. All Proceeds to Harlaxton Parish Church

ST WULFRAM’S CHURCH Festival of Music and the Arts 3—17 July 2010 A bonanza of music from: Jazz, R&B, Virtuoso performers, Swing, Organ, Choirs, Quartet and Orchestral Art exhibition by local artists plus: Workshops in Textiles Flower arranging Painting and Photography and A guided talk on our magnificent windows and tracery 16

More Dates for your Diaries (Harlaxton’s ‘Raising the Roof’ fundraising campaign) (further details nearer the time) Saturday 4 September

Barn Dance in the Nave Harlaxton Church featuring ‘That Band Again’ £10—includes supper

Saturday 16 October

Murder Mystery Play Harlaxton village hall Includes supper Price TBA

Saturday 27 November

Concert at Harlaxton Manor ‘Cantari and Friends’ entertain Price TBA

For advance tickets, please contact: Keith Warner Barbara Lawry Rev’d Keith Hanson Sue Taylor

01476 566988 “ 563272 “ 594608 “ 574040

. . . . . . . Morality is a personal thing. Each of us, through the teachings of our childhood and our experience with others, has developed an unwritten list of criteria of behaviour. Too frequently I find that a person’s morality is a code by which he believes others should perform towards him, rather than a code guiding his behaviour towards others. It is our actual day-to-day behaviour that determines and defines our morality. Anon 17

Answers to last time’s crossword


Clues Across 1 9 10 11 13 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 25 28 29 30

‘Eloi, Eloi, lama — ?’ (Matthew 27:46) (11) Joseph’s second son (Genesis 41:52) (7) ‘No one sews a — of unshrunk cloth on an old garment’ (Mark 2:21) (5) See 3 Down (3) Cultivate (2 Samuel 9:10) (4) Not firm or stiff (Proverbs 26:7) (4) Jacob’s second wife (Genesis 29:28) (6) On Her Majesty’s Service (1,1,1,1) ‘As for us, why do we endanger ourselves every hour? — — every day, I mean that, brothers’ (1 Corinthians 15:30–31) (1,3) The second son that Leah bore to Jacob (Genesis 29:33) (6) Piece of work (Acts 20:24) (4) The expensive perfume that Mary poured on Jesus’ feet at Bethany (John 12:3) (4) ‘Come and — the place where he lay’ (Matthew 28:6) (3) Vegetable identified by the Israelites in the desert as one they remembered enjoying in Egypt (Numbers 11:5) (5) ‘But the — of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it’ (Matthew 13:22) (7) It happened to Paul three times (2 Corinthians 11:25) (11)

Clues Down 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 14 15 19 20 24 25 26

The second son that Leah’s servant Zilpah bore to Jacob (Genesis 30:13) (5) Parents of Cain (Genesis 4:1) (4,3) Abode (Luke 4:38) (4) ‘Now faith is being sure of what we — for’ (Hebrews 11:1) (4) ‘When they entered [the tomb], they did — — the body of the Lord Jesus’ (Luke 24:3) (3,4) The last-named fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22–23) (4-7) Woman who looks after sheep (Genesis 29:9) (11) Looked at (Numbers 32:9) (6) Form of address to married woman (3) Baruch was so described (Jeremiah 36:26) (6) Andrew told his brother Simon that they had found him(John 1:41) (7) Where the Good Samaritan took the man attacked by robbers on the Jericho road (Luke 10:34) (3) ‘This son of mine was dead and is — again; he was lost and is found’ (Luke 15:24) (5) Pins (anag.) (4) Large jug or pitcher (4) 19


SERVICES Wednesday 2 June 10.00am Denton

Midweek Communion

Thursday 3 June 7.00pm Wyville

Contemplative Prayer

Sunday 6 June 8.00am Denton 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Woolsthorpe 6.00pm Stroxton

First Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Open House Holy Communion Evensong

Wednesday 9 June 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 13 June 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Wyville 6.00pm Denton

Second Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Matins Confirmation Service with Bishop of Grantham presiding

Wednesday 16 June 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 20 June 8.00am Denton 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Woolsthorpe

Third Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Holy Communion Morning Prayer

Wednesday 23 June 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 27 June 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Wyville 6.00pm Denton

Fourth Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Holy Communion Evensong 21

Wednesday 30 June 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 4 July 8.00am Denton 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Woolsthorpe 6.00pm Stroxton

Fifth Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Open House Holy Communion Evensong

Wednesday 7 July 10.00am Denton

Midweek Communion

Thursday 8 July 7.00pm Wyville

Contemplative Prayer

Sunday 11 July 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Denton 6.00pm Wyville

Sixth Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Open House Evensong

Wednesday 14 July 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Thursday 15 July Pray for no rain!

St Swithun’s Day

Sunday 18 July 8.00am Denton 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Woolsthorpe

Seventh Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Holy Communion Morning Prayer

Wednesday 21 July 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 25 July 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Wyville 6.00pm Denton

Eighth Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Holy Communion Evensong 22

Wednesday 28 July 10.00am Harlaxton

Midweek Communion

Sunday 1 August 8.00am Denton 9.30am Harlaxton 11.00am Woolsthorpe

Ninth Sunday after Trinity Holy Communion Open House Holy Communion

. . . . . . . Hold a true friend with both your hands. (Nigerian proverb) The first duty of love is to LISTEN. (Paul Tillich) Hatred is blind as well as love. (Thomas Fuller) The best cure for anger is delay. (Seneca) We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. (General Omar Bradley)

Sing—a—Rainbow ‘Sing and Play in a Colourful Way’ Come along and join in the fun with a FREE taster session BOTTESFORD Baptist Church on Mondays HARLAXTON Village Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays CAR COLSTON Village Hall (near Bingham) on Fridays From birth to pre-school age Experience an interactive class of LIVE music with quality instruments, puppets and colourful props which stimulates your child’s imagination and builds confidence There’s even time for a coffee and a chat afterwards! Contact Tiffany 01476 574978 or 23

Marquee and Accessories Hire Ideal for your garden function, party or BBQ

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12 x 6 metre white marquee with windows Red carpet available 5 x 5 metre dance floor available

Crockery and cutlery for 100 place settings available We can deliver and collect hire items and assist with the erection and dismantling Profits are donated to charity via The Rotary Club of Grantham All enquiries to:Irvin Metcalf 01476 570800 Trotters Lane, Harlaxton

Material for the magazine Is always welcome: reports from organisations, articles, stories, poems, etc Any item suitable for a church-based magazine will be considered. To contact the editor, see box alongside.

Closing date for material for the August / September VILLAGER 20 July 2010 Telephone: 01476 563272 or Email

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Contact Numbers Treasurer (Harlaxton)

Frances Warner (566988)

Mothers Union (870795)

Lesley Devine

Pastoral Care & Healing (Woolsthorpe)

Tea & Chat (mums and toddlers)

Carole Pearson (560782)

Pastoral Care (Denton)

Gill Mitchell (870766)

Pastoral Care (Harlaxton)

Barbara Lawry (563272)

Choir (Harlaxton)

Merle Thomas (573359)

Bell Ringing

Liz Carter (568097)

Church Flowers (Harlaxton)

Sue Taylor (574040)

Prayer Circle

Frances Warner (566988) Sheila Finch (565086)

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CHURCHWARDENS HARLAXTON Mrs Susan Taylor 23 Swinehill Harlaxton Grantham 01476 574040

Mrs Elizabeth Allison The Red House Trotters Lane Harlaxton 01476 564249

DENTON Mr Keith Hiley Pendle Main Street Denton 01476 870501

2nd Warden position vacant

HUNGERTON with WYVILLE Sir Francis Le Marchant Hungerton Hall Hungerton 01476 870244

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