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Trentside Links May 2018 - Issue 201

May 2018 Issue 201

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DELIVERED FREE TO Brampton • Drinsey Nook • Fenton • Gate Burton Kettlethorpe • Knaith • Laughterton • Marton Newton on Trent • Park Farm • Stow Park • Thorney Torksey • Torksey Lock

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Trentside Links MAGAZINE Editorial Sue Oliver - 01427 718837

Kettlethorpe United Charities�����������������������������04 An annual report from the local charity

Kettlethorpe & District WI�������������������������������������08 An update in their 45th year

Distribution Emma Barratt - 01427 718985

Sturton & Stow History Society��������������������������11

Website & advertising Jon Oliver - 01427 718837

Sheep Shearing���������������������������������������������������������12


In a Bit of a Mash�������������������������������������������������������14

Brampton Richard Farley Drinsey Nook Paul Barratt Fenton (1) Chris East Fenton (2) Sue Eyton-Williams Gate Burton Pat Hammond Kettlethorpe Anne Harris Knaith Rosemary Burke Laughterton (1) Bob Watkinson Laughterton (2) Simon Clarke Laughterton (3) Amy Willis Marton (1) Helen Gee Marton (2) Sandra Moody Newton on Trent (1) Gill Kyme Newton on Trent (2) Colin Kyme Park Farm Paul Barratt Stow Park Geoff Lloyd Thorney Dawn Collins Torksey Elizabeth Rose Torksey (The Elms) Rob Prentice Torksey Lock Sue Eyton-Williams Torksey Lock Keith Oldfield (Little London Park) Something to say? Do you have something to say, something you’d like to share with the community? Then send your comments to the editor (contact details at top of the page). Disclaimer The contents and any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Trentside Links and remain solely those of the author(s). We accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of this magazine, including advertisements.



Trentside Links magazine is printed by: TUCANN design & print Unit 9, Blackthorn Way, Five Mile Lane Business Park, Five Mile Lane, Washingborough, Lincoln LN4 1BF Tel : 01522 790009 Email:

A report on the history of A.W. Curtis of Lincoln

Can you provide any details on this bygone photo? Potato lorry blocks local road

Land for Sale in Fenton������������������������������������������18 Some excerpts from the land sale in 1918

Community Noticeboards�������������� 06, 09, 15, 21 Events and contacts in the local area

Church Services���������������������������������������������������������22 Information on services and clergy in the local area

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Parish Council Donations

for a meal for two, home-made blackberry

birthday’ commemorative coins left to any

Our thanks once again to the following

gin, two-hours ironing…etc. If you would

child in the village who did not receive one

parish councils who have donated to the

like to pledge or a ‘lot’ for the auction it

(key 1 and key 2 stage children only). Please

ongoing production of Trentside Links:

would be most appreciated.

contact a councillor if you would like one…

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first come, first served basis. Kettlethorpe & Laughteron £200

Please contact the co-ordinator, Sharon

Marton & Gate Burton


Evans on 07780 706326 or email jethurlby@

NB. Parish Council contact details can be found

Torksey £200 with your offers of help,

on page 9.

prizes, and cakes.

News from Bransby Horses

Kettlethorpe and Laughterton Parish Council ‘Fun-raisers’


Calling all kids, mums and dads and grandparents!

Litter Picking

On Saturday 21st July, we will be holding a

In Laughterton village, meeting at Jubilee

summer fun day in Jubilee Park, with help

Park…3rd Sunday of every month, 11am

from the Friendship Inn, starting at 2pm.

until 12 noon...all welcome, equipment

Everyone is very welcome. There will be lots

provided. Children must be accompanied

of stalls and games, food etc., and lots of fun

by an adult.

and prizes to be had. Posters can be seen all around the village.

Fence Painting

All contributions of help, raffle prizes,

Date to be announced, to paint the fences

tombola prizes and cakes for the cake stall

around Jubilee Park and the children’s play

would be very much appreciated. Help with

area…all help welcome. Children must be

stalls on the day is also needed.

accompanied by an adult.

On Friday 12th October there will be a

Commemerative Coins

pledge auction in the Friendship Inn, starting at 8pm. Come along and have a bid

There are a small number of ‘Queen’s 90th

Exhibition Now Open at Bransby Horses Bransby Horses’ 50th Anniversary Exhibition has opened its doors to the public until 30th November 2018. The exhibition celebrates some of the biggest rescues the charity has undertaken and the changes in equine welfare over the last five decades. There is also the opportunity to see exclusive images and information about the charity’s founder, Mr Peter Hunt. A not-to-be-missed feature of the exhibition is the timeline, showing the Continued on page 4...


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The current trustees are Mrs Sharon Mosedale, Mrs Rosalie Fowler and Mrs Anne

50-year evolution of Bransby Horses. What

Wingham. The Rev. Nicola Penn-Allison is

started as one man’s dream to alleviate

now the new incumbent of the parish and

equine suffering has now turned into one of

has agreed to join us on the committee.

the largest equine welfare charities in the UK and you can see each milestone along the way in the timeline. The 50th anniversary exhibition is open daily 10am-3.30pm and a suggested donation of £1 per person is much appreciated. The exhibition is located at the charity’s Visitor Centre in the village of Bransby, eight miles from Lincoln. For further information please contact Bransby Horses on 01427 788464 or visit Bransby Horses Hosts Proms in the Paddock

advised to bring blankets and folding chairs

We continue to promote the work of the

to enjoy the musical entertainment and

charity via posters displayed on notice

there is also the opportunity to purchase a

boards in Fenton, Kettlethorpe and

gazebo pitch in advance (limited availability,

Laughterton and also by notification in the

please email

Trentside Links magazine.

Tickets are £15 per person and can be

The annual income for the year 2017/18 was

purchased online at www.bransbyhorses.

£513.08 received in rents and £8.46 in

interest making £521.54 in total income.

For further information please contact

After consideration by the trustees on how

Bransby Horses on 01427 788464 or visit the

best to provide support within the parishes,


donations have been made as follows:-

Kettlethorpe United Charities Annual Report 2017 - 2018


The Trustees of Kettlethorpe United

Bransby Horses

Charities continue to administer this small


charity in




23rd June for

order to discharge its purpose to help the



‘poor and needy’ in the communities of

evening of live music set in the charity’s

Fenton, Kettlethorpe and Laughterton. The

idyllic grounds just eight miles from Lincoln.

income which we receive is comparatively small and is provided from tenanted land

As part of the charity’s 50th anniversary

left in trust.

celebrations, Proms in the Paddock will feature music performed by the 1940s-inspired vocal trio Blighty Belles, Hatfield Brass Band, Doncaster Wheatsheaf Singers, Mollie Sayers and Rachel Grey. The evening will conclude with a rousing Last


Night of the Proms-style finale where flagwaving and singing are to be encouraged. Pack your own picnic or enjoy a range of 4

delicious food and drink on site. Guests are

CALL MAX ON 01427 718813

£150 - towards the purchase of two inner fire doors at Kettlethorpe Village Hall.

£100 - to support ongoing running costs for a new venture at Newtonon-Trent School entitled the “The Jam Gang”. This is a Christian after-school club held monthly for the children who attend Newton-on-Trent School.

We are prepared to consider any applications from local residents or for community projects for the benefit of residents within the parishes. This must obviously fall within the remit of the charity and we will continue to manage the charity within the scope of its defining criteria in the forthcoming year. Sharon Mosedale, Anne Wingham, Rosalie Fowler - Trustees 25 April 2018

Artist Studios Open Weekend

St Peter’s Church Torksey

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“Bring a Tin Sunday” every 4th Sunday in the month. The tins and packets will go to Gainsborough Salvation Army and Lincoln Community Larder.

Open Studios Notts is series of linked events organised & run by artists & makers across Nottinghamshire. Locally, for the late May bank holiday weekend (Saturday 26th to Monday 28th May), a number of artists are opening their studios as part of Collingham group. As well as a trail around Collingham with open doors at around eight studios, more locally both Clare Watson

(watercolours) in North Clifton and Peter Snowden (ceramics) in Thorney will be open on all three days between 10 and 5. Both venues are free to enter, offer refreshments and gardens will also be open to view at Thorney. The venues will be well signed. More information is available at

The Foot Healthcare Clinic Main Road, Laughterton Tel: 07429 427607 Services include: Nail trimming • Callus reduction Corn enucleation • Ingrown toenails Fungal Nail treatment • Nail reconstruction Warm wax therapy • Diabetic foot care & advice Difficulty getting to the clinic? I can come to you

Jill Coates DipCFHP. MPSPract Registered Foot Healthcare Practitioner CRB/DBS checked


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Kettlethorpe Village Hall Saturday 9th June 1pm to 4pm CreamTeas • Cake Stall & Raffle Bric-a-brac • Books Tombola & Children’s Tombola

Marton and Gate Burton’s Summer Fayre & Home Grown Produce Show

Celebrating the Queen’s Official Birthday All proceeds to Kettlethorpe Village Hall

Garden Fete

Saturday 23th June 2018 In the Grounds of Kettlethorpe Hall By Kind Permission of: The Right Honourable The Viscount Hailsham PC QC and Baroness Hogg of Kettlethorpe 12 until 4pm Featuring: Tombola • Games and Activities BBQ • Refreshments • Grand Draw All Proceeds to St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Kettlethorpe

Saturday 7 July 2018 from 2pm at Marton Village Hall Live music, BBQ, stalls, bouncy castle plus lots more!

Picnic in the Park

Trinity Arts Centre Gainsborough 1 June 7.30pm Film - A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

St Peter’s Church and Newton Primary School

2 June 7.30pm Music - Snake Davies Classic Sax Solos 8 June 2pm & 7.30pm Film - Tully (15) 9 June 7.30pm Film - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (12A) 10 June 4pm Live Stream Coppelia - Bolshoi Ballet 15 June 7.30pm Film - Funny Cow (15) 16 June 7.30pm Music - Who’s Next the Who trubute


Summer Fete Saturday 16th June 2018 12pm to 2pm at Newton Primary School Opened by Mrs Bristow, Headteacher School children entertainment Book, Cakes and Craft Stalls, Tombola, Raffle, Wine to Water, Refreshments.

17 June 2pm & 6.30pm Theatre - Fame Academy Showcase

BBQ and Strawberry Cream Teas

22 June 7.30pm Film - Avengers: Infinity War (12A)

All welcome for a fun day out!

With Entertainment From The Force Friday 22nd June 2018 Grounds of Kettlethorpe Hall

By Kind Permission of:The Right Honourable The Viscount Hailsham PC QC and Baroness Hogg of Kettlethorpe Gates open at 6.30pm Come along, bring your picnic and drinks, listen and dance the evening away. Marquee cover will be available if required Tickets £10 available from: Ann & Guy Lister – 01427 718608 All Proceeds to St Peter & St Paul’s Church Kettlethorpe

The Darron Childs Practice & Friends Continue Raising Thousands for the Community (DCP) & Friends have undertaken a vast range of fundraising activities including SAS-style boot camp training on MOD property, to skydives, to charity garden parties & several ‘Big Walks’. DCP & Friends with some of the Big Walk team

An intrepid team from a local investment & financial planning practice has notched up raising over £100,000 for the community and local and national charities over the last two decades, via their fundraising activities which concentrates on charitable grants through The St James’s Place Charitable Foundation.

This year the Big Walk Challenge in the Peak District was blighted by wheelchairs, crutches and prescription drugs as part of the overall DCP story. Despite this DCP & Friends undertook a mammoth 30 mile walk on the weekend of the 12th of May. Anyone wanting to find out more, or to send a message of support with a donation can do so by clicking on their Just Giving

Over the years The Darron Childs Practice


Many local people will know of DCP through their support as home shirt sponsors to Gainsborough Trinity FC,

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and this week it has been confirmed that DCP will also be the UK lead sponsor for a new film that is due for release later this year. It’s an amazing story that starts in Gainsborough and eventually goes global. It’s the birth, growth and domination of the beautiful game, featuring a local lad who became a celebrity. Fred Spiksley, 1870-1948, became an international footballer and globetrotting coach. He was the winner of every major English football honour. Scoring 131 goals in 124 games for Gainsborough Trinity, his hometown club.


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Trent Valley Surgery Patient Participation Group Annual General Meeting Tuesday 5th June 2pm at Wesley Room, Methodist Church Hall High Street, Saxilby Light refreshments will be provided All registered patients and carers of Trent Valley Surgery welcome Contact: 7

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Kettlethorpe & District Womens Institute The WI is well known for its association with ‘Jerusalem’, jam and cake-making, and playing a very important role in bringing about change for more than 100 years.

Fred Spiksley in an early England strip

Nationally the WI adds its voice to tackle many issues to improve and develop the

Darron Childs said, “As the present sponsors

quality of life for everyone at local and

of the home jersey where Fred started his

national levels. These are a few examples of

career we thought it only fitting that DCP

issues in which the WI has been involved:

should stand behind the making of this film. A link from the past to the present”.

Votes for women

Anyone interested in finding out more can

Keep Britain Tidy

watch a film trailer via the following link:

Equal pay for equal work

Increasing the number of women police officers

Darron added “In an age where professional

footballers can earn telephone-number salaries over a career that is often measured

Teaming up with Greenpeace to reserve the natural state of Antartica

in seasons, it is long overdue that the

Raising awareness of the challenges faced by farmers

remarkable life of Fred Spiksley is not only

Introducing breast screening

honoured in his home town, but globally.

Aid programme

DCP look forward to celebrating the life of

CFC’s effect on the ozone layer

the great man in film and with a new blue

The dangers of smoking

plaque, which will be like welcoming our

Raising awareness of the plight of the honey bee

long lost son back home“. To recognise this achievement The Delvers local history

Plastic pollution of our oceans

group have announced they will dedicate

Mental health matters

a new blue plaque at The Northolme later this year.


This year Kettlethorpe and District WI will

celebrate its 45th birthday in October. We have a total of 35 members including four original members; Anne Close, Chris East, Sylvia Johnson and Audrey Payne (all well known local ladies). Our members enjoy attending our regular meetings and taking part in the activities. At each monthly meeting after the business is completed we have a guest speaker followed by refreshments and social get together. As well as the meetings we have an organised walk, a craft session and a visit to a theatre or place of interest each month. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Kettlethorpe village hall. The meetings begin at 7.30pm. Please come along as our guest to see if you would enjoy becoming part of our friendly group. For ladies who have recently moved to live in this area it is an ideal opportunity to meet and make friends and become involved in local activities. For more information contact: Ann Lister 01427 718608 Anne Dolling 01427 718756 Janet Wilcox 01427 717295

Please send your notices to: or call 01427 718837

parish council contacts Brampton Mr Jim Townend, Secretary Hermitage House, Brampton Lincs, LN1 2EG Tel: 01427 718006 Fenton & Torksey Lock Miss Ruth Keillar, Clerk Tel: 01522 811730 Kettlethorpe & Laughterton Mr R Gee, Clerk 2 Swynford Close, Laughterton Lincs, LN1 2LG Tel: 01427 717868 Knaith Mrs Ella Coulson, Clerk 47 Willingham Road, Knaith Park Gainsborough, DN21 5ES Tel: 07871 969655 Marton and Gate Burton Mrs Gillian Martin, Clerk 6 Mount Pleasant Close, Marton, Gainsborough, Lincs, DN21 5AE Tel: 01427 718377 Newton on Trent Mr R Pilgrim, Clerk 2 Cedar Close, The Elms, Torksey, Lincs, LN1 2NH Tel: 01427 718388 Thorney Mrs Anna Dennison, Clerk Arden , Main Street, Thorney, Newark, Notts NG23 7BS Tel: 01522 702748 Torksey Mr R Pilgrim, Clerk 2 Cedar Close, The Elms, Torksey, Lincs, LN1 2NH Tel: 01427 718388


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Kettlethorpe Village Hall Available for Hire

Marton & Gate Burton Village Hall for Hire

Fully Equipped Kitchen, Seating, Crockery & Cutlery for 80

Holds up to 100 Cost £11 per hour or £8 to villagers

Also Children’s Tables & Chairs Centrally Heated Disabled Access & Toilets

To book contact Lorraine on 01427 718422

Brochure available from Ann Close 01427 718517 Enquiries and Bookings: Sharon Wilcox Phone: 01427718637 Mobile: 07813564319

recycling centres Lincoln - Great Northern Terrace Lincoln , Lincolnshire, LN5 8LG Monday

9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Millfield Golf Club


9.00am - 4.00pm

Affordable GOLF - One of the lowestcost clubs in the Midlands


9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Contact John Thomson on 07722 055713

Gainsborough - Long Wood Road Corringham Road Industrial Estate Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 1QB

Carer and Toddler Group


9.00am - 4.00pm

St Peter’s Church Newton on Trent Every Tuesday in school term-time 1-30pm until 2-30pm

Tuesday Closed

First visit free. £1.50 per family thereafter to include tea/coffee and biscuits for the carer and snacks for the toddlers


9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm


9.00am - 4.00pm

Wednesday Closed Thursday Closed

Both sites closed: Christmas Day,

Boxing Day and New Year’s Day 9

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Sturton and Stow History Society

and interspersed with personal and amusing

is topped by a pig! This recognises the fact

anecdotes which made the talk feel so much

that Curtis' had their factory on this site for

Eighty-three people came along to listen to

more alive. Walking round with samples of

decades. Quite a nice nod really but one

and watch Neil Curtis create an evening of

pork pie, which were readily dispatched by

which had passed most of us by. Next time

pork pie magic, intertwined with the history

all, Neil was happy to answer questions from

I go into that area I shall make a point of

of A W Curtis & Son, our highest number of

interested parties.

looking upwards for the pig. Of course Neil had an another amusing story here too,

bums on seats yet! As with most craftsmen, Neil knew about all

about a pig which escaped when being

Neil not only knows his meat but he knows

the other types of pork pies on the market,

delivered to the factory and it apparently

how to work an audience as well. Walking

even those he had tried whilst travelling

sought sanctuary in St Mark's church.

amongst us showing the makings of a

abroad. With the help of his presentation, we

pie and explaining the various stages, he

could see what could be on offer should we

With such a history to the company as well

brought home the essence of a Lincolnshire

venture to South Africa, Vancouver, Thailand

as its products, Curtis' are a flagship for

product. Not only that, he told us that

and even Vietnam - the name pork pie not

the county, selling their wares in 21 shops

traditionally pork pie was eaten for Christmas

always coming up to the image in our mind!

throughout the area. If you are more of a sausage fan you can catch up with Neil

Day breakfast in Lincolnshire. I have to admit that, although a Lincolnshire lass, I didn't

The family photographs which we were

again at this year's sausage festival which

know this so thank you Neil, or was it simply

displayed were very interesting - the faces

celebrates all things sausage, including the

a good publicity stunt to ensure we all buy

of a family name everyone in Lincoln and

famous Lincolnshire sausage, which is held

extra pork pies this coming Christmas?!

Lincolnshire recognise. The interior of one

in and around the Lincoln Castle grounds on

of the shops shows a fully-tiled shop - walls

Saturday October 13th from 10am to 5pm.

He extolled the virtue of one of the

and floors. Also quite apparent was the

original fast foods - Curtis' award-winning,

sawdust on the floor and meat hanging on

During the day there will be cooking

traditional pork pie is made in the classic

huge hooks ready to be cut up. This brought

demonstrations, food stalls of the best

way with local pork blended with salt and

back memories to me of accompanying my

Lincolnshire produce from award-winning

pepper for that traditional pork pie flavour.

mother to the butchers to choose the meat.

Select Lincolnshire members, children's

The three ingredients - meat (pork shoulder

A difficult shop to enter I thought even then,

entertainment and live music. Lincoln

bought locally), pastry and jelly. We were

with the blood in the sawdust and the huge

Castle and Castle Hill itself will be full of

introduced to the original wooden 'dollies'

carcasses hanging, dripping blood - a far cry

stalls selling all types of produce, as well as

- which had been used in the factory in

from today's sterile butcher environment.

the Lincolnshire sausage which is always on offer for people to buy and eat on the day or

the past. Unfortunately wood is no longer allowed along health and safety lines but

A small stiff cardboard box which was

these dollies are part of Curtis' historical past.

used to send pies all over the country via

to take away and enjoy at home.

rail during the 40s and 50s sat on the front

Failing that, I have managed to persuade Neil

Eight members of the audience decided to

table in the hall for us to see; something so

to return to give another talk to the group in

give pie-making a go and proved to be very

innocuous really but of great importance to

2019 on our famous Lincolnshire sausage -

entertaining with their prowess. All of these

the past growth of this company.

save the date - Wednesday November 20th 2019. Thank you Neil.

pies, plus the kits and wrapped pies were on sale during the evening.

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Another nod to the history of the company is in front of us all when we shop and visit

Sharron Banham

Curtis' history was described by Neil, aided

the St Marks area. High above our heads

Sturton and Stow History Society

by his very good PowerPoint presentation

on a rooftop sits a weather vane and this


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Sheep Shearing in the Trentside Region DO YOU HAVE ANY OLD PHOTOS OF THE TRENTSIDE AREA? We are looking for photos of: Brampton • Drinsey Nook Fenton • Gate Burton Kettlethorpe • Knaith Laughterton • Marton Newton on Trent • Park Farm Stow Park • Thorney Torksey • Torksey Lock

This photo was sent in by Alison and Rodge Brownlow of Kettlethorpe and is beleieved to be taken in the local area. Do you know where it may have been taken or any of the people in the photo? If so get in touch at


Photos can be scanned in and returned quickly Contact us on 01427 718837 or

Damp Day at Lea Gardens On Wednesday 2 May 2018 an intrepid and






Gardeners’ ventured in the mini bus and travelled westwards. We were heading for Lea Gardens near Matlock to see their magnificent collection of azaleas and rhododendrons, they were in full bloom and presented themselves in such radiant beauty that only nature can produce. It was pouring with rain when we set off but we were full of hope; when we got there we poured off the bus and straight into the tea rooms for cake and drinks, suddenly the sun appeared to loud cheering, well, murmurs of appreciation. We traversed the zigzag paths until lunchtime, excellent food, some had more cake as well! We then bused to Scotland Garden Centre

trying hard to keep some money back for

Information on the background of Lea

another day, we had more tea and cake (the

Gardens, from its founding in 1935 by John

posher ones had cream teas!). Finally we set

Marsden-Smedley to the present day, may

off homeward bound, satisfied of another

be found on their website.

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day well spent. The gardens have been owned by the Tye Bob Cook

family since 1960. The present owners are Jon and Jenny Tye and their son Peter.

Lea Gardens is a Rhododendron Garden just outside the village of Lea, close to

The gardens are situated on Long Lane in

Matlock in Derbyshire. The garden covers

Lea, a village three miles south of Matlock,

approximately three and a half acres, and is

and within easy reach of the M1 or the A6.

situated within a woodland area, with access

Local signposts will lead you to Lea, and

paths which allow visitors to see the 500 or

brown and white tourist signs will take

more varieties of rhododendrons, azaleas

you to Lea Gardens. Alternatively it can be

and other plants.

reached from the other end of Long Lane, via Upper Holloway. The postcode is DE4

The garden is open to the public for viewing


and plant sales, and we also have a very popular teashop. Parking is free, and well-

More information at:

behaved dogs (on a lead) are welcome in

the garden.


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In a Bit of a Mash

These pictures were sent in by a Trentside Links reader and show the lorry that crashed into the ditch between Thorney and Wigsley recently blocking the road with its load of potatoes!


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gainsborough organ society

The Weston Rooms, Hickman St Gainsborough, DN21 2DZ

Thursday 31 MAY 7.30pm Chris Powell

Thursday 26 JUNE 7.30pm Brett Wales

Licenced bar available at all events and free car parking opposite the rooms. For more information contact Mr Peter Naulls on 01427 615265

COLLINGHAM PHARMACY YOUR local pharmacy dispensing NHS, private and veterinary prescriptions. Offering a wide range of medicines, vitamins, toiletries, pet medicines and seasonal gifts.

NHS services include:

Medicine use review

Morning-after pill

Blood pressure measurement

Minor ailments scheme

High Street, Collingham, Newark, NG23 7LB Tel: 01636 893038 email:


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The 1918 Sale of Land Business and House in Fenton

In 1918 parts of Fenton were sold in an auction that was held at the Corn Exchange Arcade in Lincoln. To the left you can see the house and property that was at the time the local butchers run by the Addisons.

The sale of cottages which are now 7 Lincoln Road



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Everyone Welcome! We play outdoor bowls at Marton from May to September, with a friendly game on most Thursday afternoons at 2pm, bowls provided, if required.



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what’s on in torksey Group





Torksey Gardeners

1st Wednesday of the month

11.30am Torksey Tea Room

Christina 01427 718539

Torksey Craft Group

2nd Wednesday of the month


Torksey Tea Room

Margaret 01427 717110

Torksey Book Club

3rd Tuesday of the month


Torksey Tea Room

Joyce 01427 717686

Torksey History Group

3rd Wednesday of the month


Torksey Tea Room

Ray 01427 717435

Croquet Club

Tuesday & Saturday afternoons


Torksey village green Joe 01427 717846

Walking Group

Call for details

10.30am Elms top car park

Anne 01427 717492

what’s ON at village hall marton Day





Youth Club


Elaine 07702 830633 or Gareth 07584 027742


Line Dancing


Christine or Richard 01427 617205


Indoor Bowls


Di or Jon 01427 718304


Arts Class*


Joyce 01427 717686 or David 01427 718854

2nd Monday of the month

Village Hall


David 01427 718275 or Rachael 07783 659745

Committee Meeting* Tuesday

Puppy Classes**


Cassie or Sandra 07947 916287 or 01427 718269

1st Tuesday of the month

Parish Council


Steve 01427 718793 or Gill 01427 718377

Meeting * Wednesday



Chris 01427 718558

3rd Wednesday of the month

Women’s Institute


M Scott 01427 718844


Arts Class*


Arnold 01427 718534


Mother & Toddlers


Gemma 01427 717778


Junior Dog Training** 6.30pm

Cassie or Sandra 07947 916287 or 01427 718269

Adult Dog Training** 7.30pm 1st Friday of the month

Marton Grub Club


Chris 01427 718558 or Lorraine 01427 718422


Dog Training


Irene 01427 611535

* Indicates held in committee room ** You will need to book 21

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St Peter & St Paul Kettlethorpe Sunday Worship 1st Sunday of the Month 9.00am Parish Communion Book of Common Prayer 2nd Sunday of the Month 9.00am Parish Communion Book of Common Prayer 3rd Sunday of the Month 9.00am Parish Communion Book of Common Prayer 4th Sunday of the Month 9.00am Parish Communion Alternative Service Book

St Helen’s, Thorney with Wigsley Church and Community News Don’t forget our coffee mornings to coincide with the library van, every four weeks on Wednesdays. Our Christmas party special in December was a big success, with lots of fun and presents going home with everyone. The mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine went down well, as well as the usual biscuits, tea and coffee. Church is open for quiet reflection every Wednesday from 2.30 to 4pm. Cards to write on and candles to light are available close to the entrance. Church is open for quiet reflection every Wednesday from 2.30 to 4pm. Pastoral enquiries: Rev Mandy Cartwright t: 01636 361657 e: All other enquiries including baptisms and weddings to:

5th Sunday of the Month 9.00am Parish Communion Book of Common Prayer


Kettlethorpe United Charities has funds to help people in need who live in Fenton, Kettlethorpe or Laughterton.


East Trent Group Administrator: Mrs Christine Hasman t: 01636 679105 e:

Stuck for transport? Why not register with the T H &W - Voluntary Car Scheme (serving the villages of Thorney, Harby and Wigsley with Spalford and N & S Clifton) We provide a community transport service to enable adult residents of all ages to

Apply in confidence to see if you are eligible by contacting one of the Trustees:

access health-related services, shopping amenities, leisure & social activities during

Mrs Sharon Mosedale 01427 718 538 Mrs Anne Wingham 01427 717 545 Mrs Rosalie Fowler 07989 450 309

For information & to register contact Scheme Co-ordinator:

the day or evenings. Trips are charged at 45p per mile & must be booked in advance.

Clare Welfare: Tel/Text: 07717 178800 Email: If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer driver it would be great to hear from you too.


Lincoln ● Saxilby with connections to Gainsborough 106 SSH

106 SD





Lincoln City Bus Station Saxilby High Street arrive

0740 0740 0910 1110 1310 1735 0753 0753 0924 1124 1324 1750







Saxilby High Street depart Newton on Trent Laughterton Fenton Torksey The Elms Marton Church Sturton by Stow Stow Willingham Kexby Chapel Upton Heapham Springthorpe Corringham Queen Elizabeth School Gainsborough Bus Station

0755 -----0800 0805 0808 0811 0813 0817 0821 0825 -0837

0755 -----0800 0805 0808 0811 0813 0817 0821 0825 0840 0845

0927 0937 0940 0942 0946 0951 0956 0958 1001 1003 1005 1007 1010 1013 -1025

1127 1137 1140 1142 1146 1151 1156 1158 1201 1203 1205 1207 1210 1213 -1225

1327 1337 1340 1342 1346 1351 1356 1358 1401 1403 1405 1407 1410 1413 -1425

1753 1804 1807 1809 1813 1818 1823 1825 1828 1830 1832 1834 1837 1840 -1850


Gainsborough ● Saxilby with connections to Lincoln 106



Gainsborough Bus Station Queen Elizabeth High Sch Corringham Springthorpe Heapham Upton Kexby Corner Willingham Stow Sturton by Stow Marton Church Torksey The Elms Fenton Laughterton Newton on Trent Saxilby High Street arrive

0940 -0950 0953 0955 0957 0959 1001 1004 1007 1013 1019 1022 1025 1028 1041

1140 -1150 1153 1155 1157 1159 1201 1204 1207 1213 1219 1222 1225 1228 1241

1340 -1350 1353 1355 1357 1359 1401 1404 1407 1413 1419 1422 1425 1428 1441

1540 1545 1555 1559 1603 1607 1609 1612 1615 1618 1624 1630 1633 1636 1642 1650

1545 -1555 1559 1603 1607 1609 1612 1615 1618 1624 1630 1633 1636 1642 1650






Saxilby High Street depart Lincoln City Bus Station

1045 1245 1445 1652 1652 1100 1300 1500 1707 1707

106 SD

106 SSH

To comply with Department of Transport guidance, this service connects at Saxilby. The connection is guaranteed and passengers may stay on the vehicle.

Lincoln City Bus Station Lincoln Unity Square Lincoln Castle Academy Saxilby High Street Fenton Torksey Hume Arms Marton Church Sturton by Stow Stow Willingham Gate Burton Kexby Chapel Upton Knaith Park Knaith Lea Green Gainsborough Lea Rd Stn Gainsborough Bus Station Laughton Lane End


10.30 10.42 10.50 10.51 10.53 10.56 10.59 11.01 11.04 11.07 11.12 11.22

105 SD F

--1445 1459 ---1504 1509 1512 -1514 1517 1521 -1525 1529 1535 --

105 SD MTH

--1525 1539 ---1544 1549 1552 -1554 1557 1601 -1605 1609 1615 --

107 SSH

107 CD

1530 ---1550 1553 1557 ---1600 ---1601 1603 1607 1613 --

1730 1735 --1755 1758 1802 ---1805 ---1806 1808 1812 1818 1824

105 107


Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays 107

Laughton Lane End Gainsborough Bus Station Gainsborough Lea Rd Stn Lea Green Knaith Knaith Park Upton Kexby Corner Gate Burton Willingham Stow Sturton by Stow Marton Church Torksey Hume Arms Fenton Saxilby High Street Lincoln Castle Academy Lincoln City Bus Station journey codes

-0640 0644 0648 0650 ---0651 ---0652 0658 0700 --0720

105 SD

-0725 0729 0733 -0736 0740 0743 -0746 0750 0755 ---0800 0825 --


0717 0727 0731 0735 0737 ---0738 ---0739 0745 0747 --0810

SD Schooldays CD College Days SSH Saturdays and School Holidays F Fridays MTH Monday to Thursday

For additional journeys between Gainsborough and Lincoln please see separate InterConnect 100 timetable

FREE BUS TO TESCO, GAINSBOROUGH - EVERY THURSDAY Marton Church. . . . . . . . . . . Marton (Tillbridge Lane) . . . . Sturton (Cross Roads) . . . . . . Sturton School. . . . . . . . . . . Stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willingham. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kexby Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . Upton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heapham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springthorpe. . . . . . . . . . . . Corringham (Becket Arms). . . Arrives TESCO Gainsborough. . . . . . . . . . .

105 107


route number journey codes journey codes

route number journey codes

Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays route number journey codes

Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays

Monday to Saturday except Bank Holidays route number journey codes


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Departs TESCO . . . . . . . . . . . Gainsborough Corringham (Becket Arms). . . . Springthorpe. . . . . . . . . . . . . Heapham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kexby Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . . Willingham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sturton (School). . . . . . . . . . . Sturton (Crossroads). . . . . . . . Marton (Tillbridge Lane) . . . . . Marton Church. . . . . . . . . . . .

13.00 13.10 13.15 13.18 13.21 13.23 13.26 13.29 14.01 14.02 14.10 14.12

FREE BUS TO TESCO, LINCOLN TO TESCO, CANWICK ROAD, LINCOLN EVERY WEDNESDAY - SERVICE T15 Departs from: The Elms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Torksey Caravan Site. . . . . . . Fenton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laughterton . . . . . . . . . . . . Newton on Trent . . . . . . . . . Arrives TESCO Lincoln . . . . .

09.20 09.30 09.35 09.38 09.42 10.15

Departs TESCO Lincoln. . . . . 11.55


Trentside Links A free community magazine May 2018 Issue 201


Trentside Links May 2018 Issue 201  
Trentside Links May 2018 Issue 201