Restoration milestone for Old King’s Head, Kirton, and other Neighbourhood News

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has visited The Old Kind’s Head, in Kirton, to mark the halfway point in its restoration by Heritage Lincolnshire.
Marking the halfway point of the restoration of the Old King's Head, in Kirton, (from left) Heritage Lincolnshire chief executive officer Greg Pickup, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman and Shaun Gay from Splitlath Ltd. Picture: Chris VaughanMarking the halfway point of the restoration of the Old King's Head, in Kirton, (from left) Heritage Lincolnshire chief executive officer Greg Pickup, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman and Shaun Gay from Splitlath Ltd. Picture: Chris Vaughan
Marking the halfway point of the restoration of the Old King's Head, in Kirton, (from left) Heritage Lincolnshire chief executive officer Greg Pickup, Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman and Shaun Gay from Splitlath Ltd. Picture: Chris Vaughan

Mr Warman (centre) received a guided tour with Heritage Lincolnshire chief executive officer Greg Pickup (left) and site manager Shaun Gay (right), from Splitlath Ltd, which is leading on the building and conservation work.

Heritage Lincolnshire is transforming The Old King’s Head – a 16th century former inn, pub, hotel and family home – into a luxury B&B, café, deli and community space.

Mr Warman said: “I’ve visited on a few occasions and have seen it progress from the initial stages – the transformation so far looks fantastic! When complete, The Old King’s Head will be a welcome addition to Kirton’s community and a fantastic place for guests to visit when staying in Lincolnshire.”

Restoration work at the Old King's Head in Kirton. 

Picture: Chris VaughanRestoration work at the Old King's Head in Kirton. 

Picture: Chris Vaughan
Restoration work at the Old King's Head in Kirton. Picture: Chris Vaughan

BOSTON

* Oddfellows

Anyone looking to give a new social group a try in 2020 is invited to join Boston & Lincoln Oddfellows at one of its forthcoming events.

On Wednesday, February 19, the friendship society is hosting a popular dine-around at the Burton Inn, starting at 12pm. The cost is as per the menu.

Then, on Wednesday, March 4, it is holding a beetle drive at Wings Meadow, in Freiston Road, from 2pm. The cost is £1.50, which includes light refreshments.

Oddfellows members meet up regularly in the Boston area to socialise, fundraise, and offer support to each other.

To find out more about its events, to register an interest, or to receive a copy of its latest events diary, contact Debbie on 01205 358217 or [email protected]

Events are also listed at www.oddfellows.co.uk/events

GOSBERTON

* Good Companion’s

Chairman Arthur Gold, welcomed members to the fortnightly meeting of the Gosberton Good Companion’s Club in the Public Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

He and Les Stevenson called the bingo, Angie Brabyn and Edna Richardson ran the raffle, and members served refreshments.

* Home Movie Show

There was a large attendance at the Gosberton Baptist Home Movie Ahow on Thursday afternoon.

Audience members saw films of Major Tim Peake’s space craft, Mablethorpe, Skegness Natureland, the Pinchbeck Engine, and more.

Some members kindly donated empty biscuit tins for a stall to be held at the Baptist Church’s flower festival over the August Bank Holiday Weekend and a couple of others brought little gifts to go inside the tins. These are to be handed in to Gill Adlard.

Food for the tea was supplied by Joyce Smith, Ann Gorbutt, Marlene Twelftree, Phyllis Baxter, and Steve Pulfer.

The helpers were: Gill Adlard, Marlene Twelftree, Ann Gorbutt, Cheryl Edwards, Phyllis Baxter, Maurice Adlard, Dave Twelftree, and the Rev Steve Weatherly-Barton.

* Valentine’s quiz

Gosberton Public Hall will hold a Valentine’s quiz night on Friday, February 14, at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Entry is priced at £5, which includes refreshments. Teams of up to six people are allowed.

Book on 0795 906341 or [email protected], or via the hall’s Facebook page.

* Coffee morning

Gosberton Methodists will have a coffee morning on Saturday, February 15, from 10am to 12.30pm, in aid of flower festival funds.

CLOUGH & RISEGATE

* School

The PTA of Gosberton Clough and Risegate Community Primary School is holding a Valentine’s disco tomorrow (Thursday, February 13).

Tickets are priced at £3 and will include refreshments.

The following day, pupils will have the opportunity to take part in a dance development session at the Boston High School.

WYBERTON

* Women’s Institute

Wyberton Church End Women’s Institute met for the first meeting of the year on Thursday.

The talk concerned the history of The Cottage Museum at Woodhall Spa.

The museum is housed in an 1884 bungalow purchased from a catalogue. Its galvanised corrugated iron residence came flat-packed and was originally on a different site.

It opened in 2013 following a £800,000 restoration project.

Tea and biscuits were enjoyed by all.

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