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East Barkwith News EMN-151110-083830001

East Barkwith News EMN-151110-083830001

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Supper, gardens and quiz

Harvest supper - A very successful harvest supper held in aid of St Mary’s Church raised £1,017, as everything for the evening was donated and the only expense was the £40 hire fee for the village hall.

A total of 77 people sat down to supper, with the main course donated by TWG Wealth Management of East Barkwith.

All were then able to make their choice from the large selection of delicious desserts all made and donated by church members and friends.

The meal ended with home made chocolates, made by Maxine Gibson.

Thanks are expressed to everyone who attended and all who helped serve the meal and assisted with the washing up.

Gardeners - ‘Climbers’ was the topic and Dave Newman the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Barkwith and District Gardeners’ Association held in the village hall, which was well attended.

He gave an informative talk, including advice on growing and the care and maintenance necessary to ensure the many different varieties of climbers would flourish in the gardens of his audience.

Dave has a wealth of experience from his work at stately homes and across many aspects of horticulture and always shares this in an interesting way.

Shirley Booth won the flower of the month competition.

The group’s annual meeting will be held on Friday, November 27, starting at the earlier time of 7pm.

Nominations are still needed for members willing to serve on the committee.

The annual business will be followed by more of the images taken by Michael Bradley on the popular coach outings arranged during the year by Les Robinson.

Group quiz - John Bonas was the quiz master at the quiz night held in the Heneage Arms Community Pub at Hainton and the 14 teams competing were set a challenging blank map as the introductory warm up.

The teams had to place all 44 counties in England correctly, which kept them puzzling throughout the evening, and three teams managed to place them all.

There were plenty more questions for them to ponder over, too.

Thanks were expressed to John for doing duty as question master and to Simon for his hospitality at the Heneage Arms.

Generous donations of food for supper and prizes for the raffle were also appreciated and all were pleased to learn proceeds for the Barkwith Group funds amounted to approximately £250.