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Trentside Links Issue 173 • September 2013

A free community magazine covering the villages of 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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Deadline for next issue Your next issue of Trentside Links is published on the 15th of November. Please send all contributions to the magazine by the 31st of October.

Contributions We welcome contributions to your magazine on all matters of interest to the community. Address for correspondence: 7 Lincoln Road, Fenton, Lincs LN1 2EP.

Editorial & advertising Sue Oliver . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01427 718837

Distribution Emma Barratt . . . . . . . . . .  01427 718985

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Trentside Links committee Chairman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANCY Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Emma Barratt Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Sue Oliver Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Richard Farley Member . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Elizabeth Rose

Distributors of the magazine Brampton . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Richard Farley Drinsey Nook . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANCY 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) . . . . . . . . . .  Carol Penny Laughterton (Home Farm) . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Amy Willis Marton (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Helen Gee Marton (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sandra Moody Newton on Trent (1) . . . . . . . . Gill Kyme Newton on Trent (2) . . . . Roger Vorbeck Park Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VACANCY Stow Park . . . Rodge & Alison Brownlow Thorney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Collins Torksey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Rose Torksey (The Elms) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  The Red Hatters Torksey Lock . . . . . . . . . .  Dennese Gore Torksey Lock (Little London Park) . . . . . . Maureen Lyons



Issue 173 15 September 2013

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News 4 poppy appeal 2013 Fundraising gets underway

7 Birthday celebrations Newton resident celebrates 90 years

13 local hero

An inspirational story of a young boy raising funds through his own foundation

Bygones 8 the rose family

The history of a Torksey family reflecting how much life has changed

10 lincoln guidhall A report from Sharron Banham

Reports 14 WI update

News from the Kettlethorpe & District WI

Torksey Castle Our cover this month shows an usual view of the remains of Torksey Castle and was taken by Trentside Links reader Chris Brownett. We would love to feature more photos from readers so why not send them in!

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15 The vicar writes


Reflections from Rhys Prosser

20 community notices Local events, dances & more

22 church notices

Your service & clergy details

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Trentside Correspondence WIND TURBINES


e would like to apologise to Mr Moulds for not giving him the right to reply in the last issue. This was an oversight and we are pleased to be able to print Mr Moulds response to re-address the balance.


n reply to Mr Richard Farley’s Wind Turbine letter.

The public is entitled to have an opinion. As such, we accept some people are against wind turbines. However, as a community publication, Trentside Links should not be used as a forum for expressing one’s own personal, biased views, or for making groundless attacks on neighbours. Whether Mr Farley likes it or not, many people are not opposed to renewable energy, and their views were in no way reflected in his article. In the July edition of Trentside Links, Mr Farley’s piece accuses us, The Grange Farm, of doing something underhand in order to obtain planning permission for our wind turbine. If Mr Farley is able to provide any evidence of this, would you please publish the details? Or if Mr Farley is unable to, we would appreciate a full written apology in the next edition of Trentside Links. Would Mr Farley also have the courtesy to contact us directly, or is that out of the question seeing as he didn’t even bother to consult us to obtain the real facts prior to publishing his defamatory opinions? We are extremely concerned and upset about Mr Farley’s libellous accusations which are totally unfounded and completely mislead readers. It is only fair that this is publicly redressed by Trentside Links. Prior to installing the wind turbine, we diligently followed all the necessary planning regulations including: • • •

Carrying out an environmental impact study Carrying out a bat survey Taking photographs from a 5 mile

radius around the site to assess the impact on the landscape Performing an assessment of other existing manmade structures in the vicinity of the site (which resulted in listing three power stations and numerous electricity pylons – all of which are not exactly pleasant to look at, but are necessary in this modern world)

Notices were put up by West Lindsey District Council at the closest public point to the turbine and published in at least one local newspaper. The West Lindsey District Council planning portal which is accessible by members of the public at all times also contained a notice of the planning application. It also went to planning committee and local parish council. As a business, the farm has several electricity pylons directly on its fields (for which we receive no payment). We believe these are far more unsightly than a single wind turbine. We live 200 metres from our wind turbine, and noise is not an issue (we are in fact the closest residents to the wind turbine by 100 metres). Also, prevailing winds channel any potential noise away from the residential areas of Torksey and Brampton. The turbine cannot be seen from any public area in Brampton and from less than 15% of any homes, it is also not visible from Torksey village. In the last 12 months, our wind turbine has created enough energy to power any of the following for one year: • 39 homes • 249 60W lights • 4,520 laptop computers The Co2 offset is equivalent to: • 17 cars on the road for a year • 5 flights around the world • 28,186 newspapers Renewable energy may not be popular with everyone, but rather than burying our heads in the sand, we feel we are making some contribution by playing our part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Any concerned residents are warmly invited to contact us for more information and for a closer inspection of our wind turbine. We hope that balanced views, and even more importantly, accurate facts are conveyed in future editorials appearing in Trentside Links to avoid any misrepresentations and to prevent any undue distress to other members of our community. Ian Moulds, Grange farm, Torksey A reply from Richard Farley have had the opportunity to view Mr Mould’s response to my letter in the July edition of Trentside Links.


The comments I made regarding Grange Farm were totally based on the fact that Brampton and in particular the properties at the southern end of the village, despite being the closest to Mr Mould’s wind turbine, were not consulted as part of the West Lindsey planning process. Indeed the first time the village became aware of the structure was during its construction. Unfortunately this lack of consultation is still felt strongly by the village residents. I have re-read my letter and see that it could be misinterpreted and I apologise for this but can assure Mr Moulds that I was not implying anything untoward on his part in the planning process and doubtless he was led by the requirements of the planning authority. Richard Farley, Brampton


t the time of going to press a further planning application had been submitted for a 77m high turbine at Lincoln Lane Farm, Kettlethorpe. To view the application go to: and enter number 130061


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Trentside News Poppy Appeal 2013


he Royal British Legion sponsors the annual POPPY APPEAL and collections will be made between: 26th October and 10th November Remembrance Sunday is 10th November Founded in 1921, the Royal British Legion work is as vital as ever. This year British troops continue to be posted to the forefront of some of the world’s most dangerous trouble spots. In Afghanistan British forces have been operating since 2001, where during that time 444 our troops have paid the ultimate sacrifice with many more injured, some so badly that they will require care and support for the rest of their lives. The Royal British Legion spends nearly £1.4 million a week delivering health and welfare support to service people young and old and their families. They have committed £50 million over 10 years to fund both personnel recovery centres and also our new Battle Back Centre to assist our injured service personnel return to active life. In 2011 the Poppy Appeal raised over £40 million and the 2012 appeal, for which the books still remain open, has recently passed £34.5m mark. Although the out-


turn will be slightly lower than previous years it still remains an outstanding performance in difficult times. So thank you all for helping and contributing. You will recall that last year the area was split into two with Mrs Kirsty Hamilton organising the Saxilby area, together we raised £4376 divided almost equally between the two areas. Unfortunately Mrs Hamilton has moved from the area and unless a successor can be found in short order there will be no house-tohouse collections made in Saxilby this year. However I will place collecting boxes in the following locations so poppies will be available in the village: • • • •

Co-op Tong's DIY The two GP surgeries Saxilby Primary School (for the children and parents)

If any other shops would volunteer to have a box please contact me. With regard the Trentside villages’ collections will continue as last year, however as you will recall I have been going to retire for the last couple of years and this will most certainly be my last. We are still looking for a volunteer to take over the responsibility and sadly unless someone comes forward within the coming year poppies will no longer be available locally and will have to be purchased from either

Lincoln or Gainsborough. Thank you in anticipation of your support this year. Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve. Richard Farley Local Poppy Appeal Organiser Tel: 01427 717030 Email:

Kettlethorpe Village Hall Committee - Good News!


e have just received confirmation that we have been successful in obtaining a grant of £333.00 from the Community Chest Fund. This will enable us to update some of our kitchen equipment, purchase a new fullyequipped first aid box and also fund a brochure to promote hiring of the village hall. For a copy of the brochure, please phone Ann Close on 01427 718517. We were so pleased to have received this support from the Community Council and West Lindsey District Council. Continued on page 5...

Trentside Links We also recently received a £20.00 grant from the Community Council to be spent on environmentally friendly items, so we made the decision to plant two buddleias in pots to enhance the entrance to the village hall and to encourage the butterflies and bees. Ann Close Secretary, Kettlethorpe Village Hall

The Dambusters


mid the commendation of the Dambusters heroics one stark fact has not been adequately emphasised. On that night 70 years ago 617 squadron sent 133 brave and in many cases raw fliers. Some had only just completed training. Eighty-six returned, a fatality rate of more than 40%, contemplate the reaction of Britain today to that number of deaths in a military operation. Treasure that generation for we may never see their likes again. Betty Watson, Church Farm, Kettlethorpe

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e meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10.30am at the top car park of The Elms Retirement Park

The Red Hatters Come to the Rescue


he Red Hatters group is from The Elms at Torksey. It was formed in May 2011 by our founder ‘Queen’ Sylvia Poore, who ran a similar group in Australia. There were eleven ladies at the first meeting which was held at the tea room at Torksey Lock. After six months of running the group Sylvia went back to Australia for a few months and Penny Prentice took over as ‘Queen’, and stills runs it along with Sylvia (back from Australia) as her ‘Lady in Waiting’, Pat Thompson as ‘Vice Queen’ and Janet Thompson as ‘Mistress of Money’. We now have twenty in our group and we meet once a fortnight at the White Swan and the Hume Arms at Torksey alternately. We have a few rules – we always wear purple clothes and red hats wherever we go as a group, this is taken from the poem by Jenny Josephs called ‘When I Am Old’. We must be over 50, live on The Elms and only ladies may join us. We are a ladies’ friendship group and our main aim is to be there for one another and to embrace old age with dignity and fun.

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We have had many outings over the last fifteen months which have included trips to the theatre, cinema, Thorntons’ chocolate factory, the ‘Snowdrop Walk’, Doddington Hall, a jazz cruise and even a three day trip to Chelsea Flower Show. We are full at the moment but have a waiting list if any ladies would like to add their name to it. Or perhaps there is another potential ‘Queen’ out there who would like to form their own group? We would be happy to help anyone do this. When one of our members, Judy Rich, read that the people who deliver the Trentside Links were retiring and someone was needed to take over this task, she brought it up at our next meeting. We all felt that we would like to help and have volunteered to deliver this great magazine to The Elms. We feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful park-home estate and would like to give something as a group to our neighbours and friends. Penny can be contacted on 01427 717699 Copies of the last issue of Trentside Links, Issue 172, are still available to collect from the reception of The Elms.

Our walks take about one to one-&-ahalf hours covering 3 to 4.5 miles Our programme for September 2013 to February 2014: 12th September – Laughterton/Fenton 10th October – Marton 14th November – Misterton 12th December – West Stockworth 9th Jan 2014 – Whisby 13th February – Owlet Plantation


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The Glebe Practice Flu Clinics 2013 Walk-in Clinics: ‘I DREAMED A DREAM’ WORKSHOP A Free Event! 9.30am Saturday 12 October 2013 Ermine Methodist Church, Trelawney Crescent, Lincoln Lincoln Sounds’ one day workshop has been rescheduled! Learn how to sing ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ from ‘Les Miserables’ in four-part harmony. No previous singing experience is necessary. Remember, this is a FREE event – we want to see you all there! To sign up email: For further information contact Jayne, 01522 402086/07748 248363 or visit

Tuesday 8th October Harby Village Hall 9am-12pm Tuesday 8th October Torksey Health Centre 3pm-4.45pm Thursday 10th October Sturton by Stow Old School Room 9am-11am Thursday 10th October Skellingthorpe Youth Centre 2pm-5pm Saturday 12th October The Glebe Practice 9am-12pm The Glebe Practice 85 Sykes Lane Saxilby Lincoln LN1 2NU Tel: 01522 706901



s some of your readers will know, I have a road-side stall outside my house selling surplus produce which I grow on my allotment. Today (7th of August) someone took goods to the value of £2.50. When I checked the cash box later, I found 9p. I wonder where they stole the fuel from to get as far as Fenton, assuming I doubt that they were local residents. It has been an expensive year this season, due to having to repair my motor plough, purchase canes for the beans, and the beans and courgette and onion seeds themselves do not come cheap. And so, if you stole the results of my labours, and are reading this letter, consider on reflection, that the 73 year old pensioner went to considerable effort and expense to put those beans on your table, and found your efforts discouraging, to say the least. Please let this be a warning to anyone offering goods for sale on the roadside. There are those out there who think that they have a right to take them from you for nothing. I think in times past their contempories were called bandits and outlaws. Unfortunately in these modern times these acts are only punishable with a smack on the wrist, not by its removal. Tony Longmate, Fenton. Follow us on facebook like Trentside Links


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Birthday Celebrations


aterside Photography is a new venture started by Chris Brownett and his partner Ann Kinch. Chris is a local photographer living at Torksey Lock. Chris has been capturing images for many years, starting in the early 80s with a Pentax Program A 35mm camera. He now shoots digital, preferring Canon equipment. Having travelled Italy quite extensively from Sicily to the Swiss Alps he has captured many village and life images along the way. Currently he is focusing on wedding, portrait and corporate work, and with his partner Ann, is looking to build Waterside Photography Studio, a new purpose built portrait studio at the side of picturesque Torksey Lock. Chris is available for commissions and can recreate the wonderful images of your family pet or working dogs. Chris has a range of animal portraits displaying at Lincoln ArtWorks the moment.


oyce Cupit would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely gifts and cards she received on her 90th birthday. A wonderful joint celebration was held at Skellingthorpe village hall for Joyce and Ivy East who were 90 and 80 respectively. Ivy and Joyce have held their 60th, 70th, 80th and 90th birthdays together. Joyce was surprised to see so many ex-pupils of Newton on Trent school where Joyce was a dinner lady for 32 years. A relative of Joyce Derek Smith took to the stage singing songs through the ages and everybody danced the night away. With well over 100 guests this was truly a night to remember.

Joyce with her friend from Newton Gladys Bayes

Former Newton on Trent School pupils Melvyn Brown and Della Wattam

Pictures from Kettlethorpe Country Fayre 29th June 2013

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Trentside Bygones The Rose Family of Torksey


s is our wont, non-farming people are more than likely to conjure up a romantic picture of farming in the past of horse-drawn wagons moving across straw-strewn fields and muscled horses pulling ploughs through rich, dark earth. But in reality, in years gone by the work was hard, cold and dirty, and overall it meant long hours of toil. The picture is now further removed with the modern reality of heavy machinery carrying out the jobs in a fraction of the time which an army of workers would have needed days to complete. A top-ofthe-range combine harvester can achieve in a few dusty and noisy hours, what a small army of Victorian volunteers from nearby villages and surrounding farms would have taken days to carry out. However we are not only talking as far back as Victorian times either. Mechanisation really began to take off in the 1950s and 60s with high-tech farming gradually encroaching on this ‘utopia’ in the late 1960s/early 70s. It hadn’t been until the 1940s that Henry Ford manufactured the Fordson tractor, a model more affordable than previous models, which started the revolutionary change in farming. Also by 1950 there were around 15,000 combine harvesters in the UK; although a large enough number, not every farm had one of these with some farms still retaining the feel of technology-free environments for some time.

with a few farms before then. George’s parents, John and Esmé Rose - came from Bishop Norton and John Rose is buried in Bishop Norton graveyard together with his parents, Elizabeth and William Rose. George was born at Thonock opposite Williamsons’ farm and when he was older he worked at White House Farm which is now near Gainsborough Morrisons’ store. George had five sons and four daughters. Walter Wheatley Rose (Wally) was the fourth eldest son and it is Wally’s farming life we shall briefly follow. When Wally was about five or six in 1922 George Rose was made Bailiff of the Co-op Farm at Stow Park which is now owned by H Barker & Sons. Highwood Farm, just across the road from Stow Park Farm, had been previously tenanted by William Langley and entries in farm ledgers belonging to the Rose family give a snapshot of life on the farm in the early 1930s: 1929 November 5th – ‘Couples’ of rabbits sold at 2s 6d (12.5p) a ‘couple’ at Stennetts’ Auction, Gainsborough.

1930 - Horse bought – 16-years-old - £17 6s 6d (c. £17.32) - Coal bought – 1ton 3cwt - £1 5s 3d (c. £1.25) 1931 - Two carts repaired at Wardell, Sturton by Stow - £3 15s 4d (c. £3.75) Wages for two men – 2 days’ work – 19s (9s 6d each for two days) (c. 50p per man for two days) These costs in the old currency appear amazing but at the time it was hard to make a living because England was suffering from the Great Depression (1929-1932). This ‘slump’ broke out at a time when the United Kingdom was still far from having recovered from the effects of the First World War and it was a period of national economic downturn and British farming was in trouble. The prices of farm produce had collapsed, land was going out of cultivation, the numbers employed in agriculture were declining and many farmers faced bankruptcy. In this troubled climate it was a matter of survival for all families and those farmers who did survive were those who were self-sufficient; keeping

There are numerous local farming families who have experienced the huge change as described above within our historical area, but this short story concentrates on the Rose Family of Torksey. George Rose is a prime example of ‘climbing the ladder of hard work’ as he began his working life as an agricultural labourer, rising up the ladder to waggoner – farm bailiff – tenant farmer and then finally to farm owner. George and his family moved to Highwood Farm around 1929; the family being involved


Photograph taken at Stow Park Farm in c.1922 Family members: L-R back row - Ernest Annie William Edith Ethel. L-R mid row - Agnes George Emma Albert. L-R front row - Walter Richard

Trentside Links chickens and pigs and selling off small quantities of their larger livestock – sheep and beasts – locally. The move to Highwood Farm was the last and this was where the family finally put down roots and Wally lived out his working life here. He married Grace Cox in 1945 and they had two sons and one daughter – Derek, Ivan and Jean. Sadly Ivan died aged 14 in 1962. Grace was born on June 1st 1920 in Londonthorpe near Grantham and she was the eldest of five. She went into service at the age of 14 and moved to Coleby to a family called Mason who farmed at The Laurels. Her family moved to Torksey in 1933 when her father went to work for Mr William Gourley at Firs Farm, a job which he kept for the next thirty five years! When war broke out in 1939 Grace had to register and had the choice of the armed forces or the factory. She chose to work at Rose Brothers Gainsborough (no relation to her future husband’s family) working there for four years. Hard years of work in the factory followed; rising early to leave home at 5.15 am and cycle to Gainsborough from Torksey ready to start her shift at 6.00 am and not leaving work until 5.00 in the evening. For the last ten months of her factory working life Grace took lodgings in Gainsborough as the long hours and cycling backwards

and forwards in all weathers were beginning to take their toll. In 1945 she was released from factory work to marry Wally and the wedding was held on 19th May in Torksey. Her landlady made the wedding cake and helped organise the celebrations. Families were close and lived and worked together to ensure success and the Rose family were no exception. Life continued and slowly the world began to intrude on lives at Highwood Farm. A telephone was installed in the January of 1934 at a total cost of £2 2s 2d (c. £2.12) - made up as - (Hand phone – 5s, connection – 15s, rent - £1 2s 2d). The ledger shows that the average cost of monthly calls was just over £1 4s. (£1.20). The war had an input too of course and land girls were still being employed in 1947, as an entry for that year shows – 3 land girls for 2-days threshing - £3 10s 5d (c. £3.50) Local businesses were always on hand too – two days thrashing by Davey – cost - £10 15s – (c. £10.75). This was Herbert Davey of Sturton by Stow whose descendants still live in the village of Sturton. Prisoners of war were also used on the farm until the late 1940s and as we know,

A brewery docket for 18 gallons of ale from the Artesian Well Brewery, Hatfield near Doncaster for 18s with a discount of 3s 6d, totalling 14s 6d bought by Mr George Rose and paid in full on January 11th 1900. Bearing in mind that this works out at today’s prices at less than 1p per pint!

acknowledgements Our thanks to Sharron Banham & Rodger Brownlow for the Rose Family article

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a lot of these ‘prisoners’ never went home but stayed and made their new home in the UK. Matters begin to look up for in 1947, there is an entry for the purchase of a new Fordson Major Tractor at a cost of £304 15s 9d – (c. £304.78). The following decades passed at Highwood Farm with all the usual stories and events which make up family life. Wally ran the farm and Grace ran the family making sure everyone did their duty to help each other. Bringing the date up to the 1980s/1990s the family were still very self-reliant and two of Wally’s brothers, Ernie and Dick who also lived and worked on the farm, were more than happy to stay within the confines of their land and not even bother to travel as far as Lincoln; the farm and their family were sufficient to their needs. Wally died in 2010 aged 94 and Grace died 2011 aged 90 not long after she spoke to Rodger Brownlow about her life at Highwood Farm. Highwood is now farmed by Derek Rose and we are grateful to him for the loan of his Grandfather’s account book and photographs and for the information supplied to make this leaflet possible. Steven is the future heir apparent who is keen to keep the family tradition going in the future.

A scanned copy of a Hire Purchase card in the name of Mr George Rose dated 1898 taken out for the purchase of a perambulator and rug to the total value of £3 through J W Rayner, Ironmonger, Thorne near Doncaster. The words ‘RAYNER'S CYCLE WORKS’ can still be read on the roof slates of the building which housed J W Rayner Ironmongers in Thorne, but at some time between 1904 and 1908 the name above the door of John William Rayner, ironmonger was replaced by that of John William Hirst. Hirst's ironmonger’s was legendary in Thorne and beyond, comparable to an Aladdin's cave in the range of goods on sale but the business is no longer there.


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Surton & Stow History Society


he Society's visit to the Lincoln Guildhall saw 15 members queuing up outside this magnificent building waiting to gain entry on a beautiful Friday morning in July. Joe Cooke, the Mayor's Officer, was our guide for over two hours. Joe has a wealth of information about, and a deep affection for, the Guildhall and Lincoln which he told us is his adopted city and he has been at his post for over 30 years. His knowledge of dates, events and people who have visited this iconic building is imparted with jokes and anecdotes which made the tour even more entertaining. How many of us have walked underneath the Stonebow and Guildhall (the bow spans High Street) and not really thought about what it means, what it holds and why it is there? Well the Stonebow is the south gate of the city, dating from the late 15th century to early 16th century. It was built on the site of the Roman South Gate, which remained a medieval gateway for many years until it was demolished in the late 14th century for being unsafe. In 1390 Richard II ordered a new gateway to be built to replace the demolished arch. However the council and citizens of Lincoln were slow to act on their King's wishes. Building materials were purchased on a number of occasions but all disappeared and the Guildhall was not completed until 1520 by William Spencer, a city Freemason, over 100 years later. The name 'Stonebow' comes from 'stennibogi', a Norse word meaning stone arch. In the medieval times the Lincoln Guilds met at the Guildhall to administer

Lincoln's city government. This 'guild government' was called the burwarmote. For a long time the city gaol was located at the Guildhall, with dungeons for felons and a small debtors' prison at street level. This room has now been turned into the Insignia Room where a variety of the city's treasures are now housed including a sword given to the city by Richard II and Charles I's Mace of Office. There was a lot of admiration for the treasures, particularly towards the ancient swords and the Caps of Maintenance. The latest one of which cost £5,000 was presented to Lincoln by Joe. The name of this type of headwear may sound strange but is in fact a city tradition. Previous caps were made in 1734, 1814 and 1937 and Joe arranged to have this latest one made to celebrate 800 years of mayors in the city. He told us that the cap was made by two firms in London - Patey Hats made the shell and then all of the embroidery was done by Hand and Lock. These are two of the top firms for this kind of work in the country. Caps of Maintenance are first mentioned in historical records in 1485 and Henry VII received three during his reign. In Lincoln the caps are now regarded as part of the sword bearer's uniform and worn for ceremonial purposes like the Battle of Britain and Armistice Day. The Guildhall is the official home of the Mayor of Lincoln and we examined photographs of all past mayors and saw where the mayoral robes were stored and heard a few amusing stories from Joe surrounding these past dignitaries. The 'mote' bell, struck in 1371, is still used to signal council meetings. The

Guildhall has been used since 1520, occupying the whole second floor of the Stonebow, and still plays host to full council meetings and City Council events. The Mayor’s posy ring is amongst the city's treasures. This is only worn on two occasions; one when the Mayor is married to the city at the annual mayormaking event and secondly, when it is the Mayor’s ‘official’ birthday, a custom dating back to 1852. Tours are given every Friday and Saturday - 10.30 and 1.30 and you are requested to be outside the main door ten minutes beforehand, generally they last for approximately two hours. Our two hour slot sped by with us all being spellbound by the amount of information Joe passed on to us. So next time you are walking along the High Street towards the Stonebow raise your eyes above the shop frontages and look at the lovely carved statues and heads of mythical beasts which adorn the south face and stop to think about all of those people this iconic building has touched along the centuries. Sharron Banham August 2013

Forthcoming events At the church of St Peter and St. Paul's Kettlethorpe Harvest Breakfast 6th October 10.00am after church service at 9am Full English breakfast in the village hall. Race Night 12th October - Village Hall 7pm prompt First race 7.30pm Ticket price £6 to include supper Carol Service 15th December 3pm


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hen a family friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, Ethan Maull, at just 6-years-old, helped his father Darren raise over £4,000 for Cancer Research. Darren and his friends first took on the Yorkshire Peaks and a short time later completed the National Three Peaks. On the last climb, Ethan joined his father making the final ascent to the top of Snowden, an amazing feat for a small boy! Just 2½ years later, Christmas brought a devastating blow to the Maull family of Torksey, when Ethan, at just 8-yearsold was diagnosed with a rare form of osteosarcoma, a children’s bone cancer. A regime of chemotherapy began in the new year of 2013 and Ethan continues to have treatment causing him many unpleasant side effects, yet he refuses to let any of this get in his way and he continues to raise funds for charity. Having spent so much time in hospital, Ethan has seen first-hand the devastating effects on the children suffering with cancer and the financial burden on their families. Many families have to travel long distances to Nottingham for treatment and the costs of travel and overnight accommodation are a huge strain on their finances and it is these

people that Ethan would like to help. ‘Billy’s House’ is a house located close to the hospital where families can stay while their children are having prolonged treatment and a place that they can try to make a home-from-home while they are there. This is especially useful for the children in the family who need a more normal environment. Spaces at Billy’s House are limited and Ethan’s ultimate goal is to fund another house for use by the patients and families of ward E39. From his wish to help others, the Ethan Maul ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ foundation

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was born and it is through this that he hopes to raise money for the children on ward E39 at Nottingham Children’s Hospital and ultimately to fund another Billy’s House. Ethan understands that times are hard for everyone and so he wants to raise money through events where people will not only be supporting his charity but where they will also be able to enjoy a good day out. Events to date have included a fishing match and 50 mile bike finishing in a fund day. A Sky Dive, The Gaurdian Group Fun Day, Tea & Cake party, Kickathon and Pub quizzes and swear boxes! Funds raised to date have exceeded £13,000! Future events include Golf Days, Casino evening, A Ball and much more so please keep looking out for the events on his Facebook page, the Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ , Twitter @EbobsFight, www. web site and let’s all get together in helping Ethan say…… .“Up Yours Cancer"

Tea & Cakes for Ethan


n the 11th of August a 'Tea & Cakes' event was held to raise money for the foundation. A whopping £600 was raised and a good time was had by all!

Ethan with his cousins Robyn and Jacob and his friends and neighbours Ruby and Fleur


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Trentside Reports Reports from the Kettlethorpe & District Women's Institute


uly 2013 - It didn't seem so very far away when we were reminded it is the turn of Lincs North to have a few days at Denham College - May 16 to 18 next year, and no doubt some of us will be looking at the programmes we can choose from. Before then we have (dare I mention it) a Christmas Fair with Real Jam Festival on December 7th & 8th, also at Denman. Nearer to home at Market Rasen a Great Food Debate is to be held on September 5th. Please see the secretary for more details. Our own Kettlethorpe dinner will be held on October 8th. This will be our fortieth anniversary. Tickets are £16 and the suggestion of a special item during the evening? Our speaker was Debbie, a folk art painter - which opened up a subject hitherto unknown to me - (who had never seriously given the matter a thought). She not only showed how it can be done but also the designs used in many separate countries. Debbie, who was in the RAF for 21 years, has been working on this form of painting for over a decade and calls it addictive! English coal barge design is well known to those of us who have had canal holidays but she also passed round items from Bavaria, Holland, Russia and Norway. After her talk was over some of the members moved to a side table and worked on a


design for themselves while those who didn't think their own talent equal to the task had tea and biscuits! The raffles were won by Sharon Mosedale, Yvette Capes, Barbara Clay, Nancy Price and Jane Hopkinson. The competition for a painted article of pottery was won by Toni Richardson, with Christine Hollis and Vivienne Elliott second and third.


ugust 2013 - Chairman Barbara Gilbert reminded members that boxes of gifts to Romania this year are for any recipient but please mark with the suitable ages if for children. There is to be a theatre trip to 'Singing in the Rain' at Lincoln on October 29. Please refer to Ann Lister for bookings as soon as possible; the ticket price is £10. Vivienne Elliott will be pleased to sell you a ticket for £15. It has been appreciated that our village hall has gained necessary items for running the kitchen area courtesy of a grant from the Community Chest council and West Lindsey. Finally members were reminded that our annual dinner is approaching - October 8th, and Vivienne Elliot is busy collecting our money for what is always a really good evening out. Our speaker was Mr Tony Neale who has entertained us before. This time his subject was about theatre programmes. Producing one as far back as 1869 Tony brought us gradually up to date. In the beginning they were free, but only to the high price seats. Some were scented, and in the days of Ellen Terry and Henry Irving it was the custom to print the names of all male actors at the top of the page, with female actresses

underneath. The whole programme could have delicately drawn pictures of the cast and be rather too large and ornate for a handbag. A well known popular 'star' might earn £50 per week but that of course was good money for the times. Lesser members of the cast were not well paid and so a system was worked out where one at a time each might have the whole of a night's takings to supplement salary. Of course nobody wanted their benefit evening to be cold and wet! The plays of William Shakespeare often had their text printed in the programme. There were no general charges for programmes until after 1900, and at one time if a person could not afford the price of a ticket they might be allowed into the theatre at half-time! Talking about advertisements, they of course were included, indeed one Tony showed us was almost full of them, with just a page or two in the middle for the cast names. They were mostly promoting upper-class clothes and jewellery. Tony sang a few songs from the bestremembered 20th century shows, and our thanks were given by Gill Kyme. The raffles were taken home by Audrey Payne, Sharon Mosedale, Pat Brown and Janet Willcock. The winner of the competition for the most interesting programme was Gill Kyme, followed by Christine Hollis and Vivienne Elliott.

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ne of the major challenges facing the church today is declining church congregations. Churches might still be packed for the occasional wedding or funeral, but Sunday by Sunday many congregations are in single figures. As fewer and fewer people attend church for regular worship, the church and its buildings are become more and more remote from the people who live around them.

thought there should be a sharper division between sacred and secular. They built halls for use by the wider community, and churches were used exclusively used for worship. Nowadays church buildings are chronically underused, maybe for an hour a week or even less, and only those who use them for worship are the ones familiar with their local church. Unless ways are found to reconnect churches with their communities, we might lose many of them, with a devastating impact on the landscape.

This is partly due to a decline in religious observance by people in this country. But it's also due to a change in the use of church buildings in the 19th century. In medieval times churches would have been at the centre of community life. The body of the church, the nave, would have been an empty space without seats where people would have gathered, and chatted, transacted business and laid plans for the future of the community. Churches would have been in frequent use, by everyone who lived in the parish, true communal buildings whose primary purpose would have been worship, but places where issues concerning the whole community were discussed. The church would have been a familiar building to everyone in the parish, even if they did not worship on a Sunday.

As far as our group is concerned, Newton church has been reordered so that the nave can be used by the neighbouring school as a hall. The building is used every day. and is familiar to most people in the village. And at Stow, with the help of the archdeacon, the Churches Building Council has produced a Conservation Management Plan, which aims to develop the potential of the building, and to reconnect it with the local and wider community by development of the building as a place of worship and contemplation, a place to learn about the history of Christianity in Lincolnshire, as a cultural centre, as a place to enjoy music and art and as a place working with the cathedral and the diocese to offer a world class attraction.

The Victorians changed all this. They

In these ways we hope to secure the

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church building at Stow into the future. Like the medieval church, its primary purpose will be as a home for the worship of the local community, but will be supported by many other groups who will help sustain the building for all to use Slowly we are reclaiming churches from the cul-de-sac where the Victorians parked them. Gradually they are becoming, once more, places for everyone in the community, as they were in medieval times. This return to the ancient past, with churches at the heart of community life is vital if many if many of our churches are to survive, and if the country church is to continue to be such an important and well loved part of the English landscape. Rhys Prosser 01522 702427

Marton & Gate Burton Village Hall for Hire Holds up to 150 Cost £10 per hour or £7 per hour for villagers Contact the caretaker on 01427 718792 on Mon-Friday 9am-10am & 5pm-6.30pm Saturday 9am-10am All other times please leave a message on answerphone.


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Libraries Consultation Have your say on future library services

Old Gainsborough Charity vlideshow

The library service needs to change if it is to remain affordable and be better tailored to local needs. People are now being asked for their views on the best way forward.

Delvers Night on: Tuesday 12th November 7.00pm-9.00pm

People can have their say on the proposals by filling in the online questionnaire at: librariesconsultation or by picking up a copy of the questionnaire in your local library. The consultation runs until Monday 30 September.


Benjamin Adlard School, Sandsfield Lane, Gainsborough, DN21 1DB Admission £1 including free raffle. Refreshments will also be available.

Marton Primary School Is your child due to start school in September 2014? Before you apply for a place,come and visit our welcoming school! Open Morning on Tuesday 8th October from 10.30am – 12.00noon Headteacher: Mr B Stephenson Telephone: 01427 718224

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Gainsborough Organ Society The Weston Rooms, Hickman Street, Gainsborough DN21 2DZ


Thursday 26 September 7.30pm - Chris Powell


Sunday 20 October 2.30pm - Robert Wolfe


Refreshments including licensed bar available at all events, free car parking opposite the rooms.


Contact Mr Peter Naulls on 01427 615265


WHAT'S ON at Village Hall, Marton​ GROUP





Indoor Bowls


2pm - 4pm

Di & John Gibbs

01427 718304

Art Class Commitee room


2pm - 4pm

Joyce David

01427 717686 01427 718854

Line Dancing


7.30pm - 9.30pm

Christine & Richard

01427 617205

Village Hall Committee Meeting Committee room

Second Monday of the month


David Smith Chris Durning

01427 718275 01427 718558



7pm - 9.30pm

Michael Butterfield

07843 161713

Parish Council Meeting (Committee Room)

First Tuesday of the month


Steve Spence Gill Martin

01427 718793 01427 718377

Art Class (Committee Room)


2pm - 4pm

Arnold Nisbet

01427 718534


Third Wednesday of the month


Mrs G Worrel Mrs M Scott

01427 718358 01427 718844

Mothers & Toddlers


9am - 11am


01427 717778

Darby & Joan


2pm - 4pm

Mrs P Hammond

01427 718626

Youth Club: Marton Chapel in winter Village Hall playing field (weather permitting)


7pm - 9pm

Elaine Gareth

07702 830633 07584 027742

Tea Dance

First Thursday of every month

2pm - 4pm

John & Helen Nicholson

01522 702638

MGC (Marton Grub Club)

First Friday of the month

12.30pm - 2.30pm

Chris Lorraine

01427 718558 01427 718422

Dog training


9.30am - 10.30am

Janet Law

01427 615028

Outdoor Bowls

April - Sept

John Barton

01427 719051

Steve Horgan

01427 717252

Football CLub


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Meetings will be held 3rd Tuesday of the month at the tea room at Torksey Lock at 11am. Please contact Joyce Jones on 01427 717686

Come and join us on the first Thursday of the month 2pm–4pm at Marton village hall, music by Helen and John Nicholson. Cost £3.50 which includes tea and biscuits. For more information please contact John and Helen on 01522 702638.

TORKSEY CRAFT GROUP Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2pm at the tea room at Torksey Lock. Please contact Marjorie Kettlewell on 01427 717786 TORKSEY HISTORY GROUP Are you interested in or have knowledge of local history? Meetings will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm at the tea room at Torksey Lock. For more information contact Ray Watling on 01427 717435 AIR GUN OWNERS Interested in target shooting? We are a group of enthusiasts affiliated to a Lincoln HFT club who share transport and technochat to pursue our enthusiasm for this great sport. For more information please contact Joe Laurenson on 01427 717846 TORKSEY AND DISTRICT CROQUET CLUB Come and join us on the village green, Tuesday and Saturday afternoons from 2pm-4pm. It’s a fun sociable game; come and give it a try, all the equipment is provided. For more information please contact Joe Laurenson, Membership Secretary, on 01427 717846. Follow us on facebook like Trentside Links

WALKING GROUP Meet at the Elms top car park to arrange car sharing. We will leave the Elms promptly at 10.30 am. September’s walk is on the 12th going to Laughterton/Fenton. The walk leaders met during July to plan the next 6 months walks. Please see separate notice. All welcome, no need to book, just turn up. We will always walk unless in extremely bad weather. Future dates; for more information please contact Anne Bradshaw on 01427 717492 COMPUTER CLUB The computer club meets alternate weeks 2nd Friday of the month and the 4th Thursday of the month For more information please contact Christina Moore on 01427 718539 or Terry Bartlam on 01427 858487

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PARISH COUNCIL CONTACTS Brampton Mrs M Whiting, Secretary The Plot, Brampton, LN1 2EG Tel: 01427 717024 Fenton & Torksey Lock Mrs Shirley Shaw, Clerk Daplaunli House, Lincoln Rd, Fenton, LN1 2EP Tel: 01427 718457 Kettlethorpe & Laughterton Mr R Gee, Clerk 2 Swynford Close, Laughterton Lincs, LN1 2LG Tel: 01427 717868 Knaith Jackie Hunt, Clerk 1 White Cottages Willingham Road Knaith Park Lincs DN21 5EU Tel: 01427 610864 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

TORKSEY GARDENERS Our group meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 11.15 for 11.30am at the tea room at Torksey Lock.

Kettlethorpe Village Hall FOR HIRE

We welcome all who have an interest in gardens and gardening.

Available for all social gatherings Cooking facilities, crockery & cutlery

For more information please contact Christina Moore on 01427 718539

Seating for 80 Stage available on request Eco-lighting • Radiator heating


Contact the booking secretary:

WANT TO ADVERTISE A COMMUNITY EVENT? Get in touch with us today or call 01427 718837

Sharon Wilcox Beech House, Brampton, Torksey, Lincoln LN1 2EG. Tel: 01427 718637 Mob: 07813 564319


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Trentside Church Notices Church services

Church services

Kettlethorpe, Newton & Torksey

St Helen's Church Thorney

15 September 09.00 Holy Communion Newton 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey

14 July 09.00 Holy Communion 28 July Morning Worship

22 September 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey no service newton

4 Aug 18.00 Holy Communion

29 September 09.00 Communion Newton 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey

11 Aug 10.30 Morning Worship Please check the church notice board to be sure of service times and dates which are subject to change. We look forward to seeing you at St Helen’s. Our church will be open on SATURDAY 13TH JULY from 10am to 4pm as part of the Open Churches weekend

6 October 09.00 Harvest Festival Kettlethorpe 10.00 Group Service Harvest Festival Torksey 16.00 Harvest Festival Newton 13 October 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey NO SERVICE AT NEWTON

Sunday 1st September: Beating of the Bounds. Times to be confirmed.

20 October 09.00 Holy Communion Newton 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey

Saturday 14th September the church will be open for the Historic Churches Trust Sponsored Bike Ride. Come along and give generously. Church will also be hosting a Village Show that day. Garden produce, hand-knitted or sewn and craft items, plus floral arrangements will be set up in the morning, on exhibition for the afternoon, and food items will be auctioned in the evening. This is to be a FUN event – NO judging!! Details later.

Rev Canon Rhys Prosser Tel: 01522 702427 Rev Stephanie Prosser Tel: 01522 702427 Rev Pam Rose Tel: 01427 787578 Rev Phillip Wain Tel: 01427 613188 To arrange for christenings & weddings please contact the appropriate vicar from the above list.


27 October 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 11.00 Holy Communion Torksey NO SERVICE AT NEWTON

Kettlethorpe United Charities has funds to help people in need who live in Fenton, Kettlethorpe or Laughterton. Apply in confidence to see if you are eligible by contacting one of the Trustees:

3 November 09.00 Morning Prayer Newton 09.00 Holy Communion Kettlethorpe 10.00 Holy Communion (Group Service) Torksey 16.00 Evensong (Group Service) Stow

Mrs Rosalie Fowler 01427 718619 Mrs Anne Wingham 01427 717545 Revd Rhys Prosser 01522 702427 We can help if we know your need.

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St Margaret’s Church, Marton 1st September 9.30am Morning Prayer 8th September 9.30am Holy Communion 22nd September 11.00am Morning Prayer We are participating in the Lincolnshire Churches Sponsored Ride and Stride on Saturday 14th September. We are down to one rider this year as our stalwart, John Gibb will be in hospital having an operation, but I am sure Wilf will do splendidly. We hold a coffee afternoon on the fourth Saturday every month during the summer. Starts at 2pm until all the cakes have gone!!! Home-made cakes, tea or coffee, and book sale. Plus the chance to look around the oldest church in our Diocese. The last one before winter sets in is in October and weather permitting, the first one next year will be in March 2014. On 4th October we are hosting a concert by the Beevoir Junior Band. The concert will take place in Marton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Refreshments and a raffle will be available. Entry is £4 per adult, half price for children. The band’s repertoire is varied and is suitable for all age groups. Tickets are available from Church Wardens, Diane & John Gibb or any PCC member. Our Harvest Festival is to be held on Sunday, 13th October followed by a Harvest Lunch in Marton Village Hall. Details can be obtained from Church Wardens, Diane or John Gibb on 01427 718304


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Lincoln  Saxilby with connections to Gainsborough 106 SSH

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Lincoln City Bus Station Saxilby High Street arrive

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

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Lincoln City Bus Station Lincoln Unity Square Lincoln Castle Academy Saxilby High Street Fenton Torksey 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



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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 Fenton Saxilby High Street Lincoln Castle Academy Lincoln City Bus Station journey codes



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

FREE BUS TO TESCO, GAINSBOROUGH - EVERY THURSDAY Marton Church. . . . . . . . . . . 10.40 Marton (Tillbridge Lane) . . . . 10.42 Sturton (Cross Roads) . . . . . . 10.50 Sturton School. . . . . . . . . . . 10.51 Stow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.53 Willingham. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.56 Kexby Corner. . . . . . . . . . . . 10.59 Upton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.01 Heapham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.04 Springthorpe. . . . . . . . . . . . 11.07 Corringham (Becket Arms). . . 11.12 Arrives TESCO Gainsborough. . . . . . . . . . . 11.22


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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. . . . . . . . . . . .

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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. . . . .

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In our latest free publication: The Ethan Maull Up Yours to Cancer Foundation An insight into the life of the Rose family from Torksey Bi...