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Dunholme Village


Background picture taken of havesting in a corn field on Honeyholes Lane August 2014

The Jambusters WI – June 2019

The May meeting saw the Jambuster ladies dusting off their treasured family heirlooms. Neither an undiscovered Banksy artwork or priceless Ming vases materialised from our lofts and spare bedrooms but that's OK - a valuable evening of advice and entertaining anecdotes was enjoyed by all thanks to the superb speaker Colin Young.
We next meet on Tuesday 4th June to get in tune with nature as the Lincoln Willow Company teach us the art of weaving.

The Jambuster Committee Girls
Facebook – The Jambusters WI


Dunholme Camera Club


Evening Group


The warmer weather is surely upon us now and the camera club members are out and about enjoying taking their favourite pictures, between our members we have a very diverse image library from our members on our website, to give you some idea of the numbers of images on our website we have over 26,000 photos, yes that number is correct 26,000 !!!!! It is impossible for me to tell you what our members have taken pictures of, there are so many subjects. Go onto our  website and take a look for yourself. If you are interested in photography and would like to talk to like minded people then come along to the camera club one night and meet us all. If you want any further information before you join us then get in touch my email address is at the bottom.


Right I had better let you know what is happening during June! Firstly on the 6th June we will be having a “Practical Evening” there is no set subject but all of our members will need to bring their cameras.  Our next meeting will be n the 13th June when we will have a home round of “The Battles” this is a competition which is held each year with other clubs of the L.P.A. that is other clubs from around Lincolnshire and at each Battle, 3 clubs come together with 15 prints for the judge to give critique on and give points to each image, May the best images win!!! Our final meeting in June will be on the 20th when we will be having a “Macro Evening” macro is a form of photography where you have a special lens to get up close and personal with your chosen subject’s. Macro photography is usually taking pictures of insects, flowers and small organisms. When the members do macro photography you can see such details as eyes on bees and fly’s, hairs on the back of insects, the minute detail in the centre of plants etc, there is also close up photography which enlarges the subject but this doesn’t show as much of the fine detail. If you are interested in this type of photography it is one definitely one not to be missed.


That’s all of our meetings for June so do get in touch if you are interested.


Day Group


Our “Day Group” is very well attended and the members really enjoy the social side of the day as well as the photography. Our meeting in June (we have one meeting a month) will be on the 4th June when we will be having an early morning visit to “Bempton Cliffs”. The club usually has a visit to Bempton each year to photograph the sea birds around the cliffs such as Gannets, Kittiwakes, Fulmar, Razor Bills, plus many more birds surrounding the cliffs and of course we must not forget the favourite of them all the lovely Puffin, what a beautiful bird. Right that’s it for this month come and check us out some time.


Grahame Dunkin Club President   01673 860469  email :-


Dunholme Community Lottery

 The winning names and numbers for the APRIL 2019 draw are:

        No. 002 - 1st Prize £50 - Stephen Turley

No. 011 - 2nd prize £25 - Dave Farley

No. 046 - 3rd Prize £10 - Gary Carver

 You don’t need to live in the village to join – why not invite family or friends to join the fun. You’re in with a good chance of winning one of our prizes plus you would be supporting the upkeep of our beautiful Grade 1 listed St Chad’s Church and helping local community groups too.

 If you want to know more or join the Lottery, please contact one of the team or use the e-mail below.   Thank you

 Margaret Clifton  01673 866245

Glyn Jones  01673 861907

Helen Loving  01673 861714

Or e-mail


Dunholme Luncheon Club.
“If anyone has spare time, we could really do with some extra helpers at Dunholme Luncheon Club. We make an serve lunch for 40 senior citizens from Dunholme and the surrounding villages.
We meet on a Tuesday on a fortnightly basis, totalling 20 sessions a year.  Anytime that you can spare between 9am and 2pm would be greatly appreciated. Just an hour makes a huge difference. If you are interested please call Penny on 01673 861447.
Many thanks Dunholme Luncheon Club

RAF Dunholme Lodge Museum

Brian and Margaret Wykes , who both run the museum, are after help in sourcing any memorabilia, memories, photographs and items etc linked with what was RAF Dunholme Lodge or Dunholme Lodge Race Track after the war. If anybody has any information they would like to share with Margaret and Brian, could they get in touch with them on 01673 860757. Any memorabilia, memories, items, photographs would be very welcome in the museum they have created. Or, they could call in at the museum on 30th June here at Dunholme Lodge to share what they know or can remember.

 Thank you.

 Lesley and Hugh Wykes,

Dunholme Lodge



Love cycling? Perhaps you're looking for a challenge? Maybe you'd like to feel good about raising money for a great charity? Look no further! 

Umbrellas is organising a sponsored bike ride on Sunday 9th June. The ride will begin in Scampton and visit Upton, Marton, BRansby, Eagle, Laughterton (x2) Aisthorpe and finally finishing in Scampton for a well-deserved BBQ. The route is just under 50 miles and spells out Umbrellas (with a bit of creative license) . £30 or a minimum of £25 sponsorship per rider to participate. If you'd like more information about the ride please get in touch via Facebook, email or call 07817489379


 A children's ride is also taking place on Saturday the 8th June at Skellingthorpe followed by a post ride party. £5 to enter or minimum £5 sponsorship for children up to 16. Contact info as above. 

If you'd like to take part in either of our rides please ensure you get in touch to register so that we can ensure we have information packs, goodies and food available for everyone taking part. 

We are now also set up on virgin money giving to make getting sponsorship even easier! Just search for Umbrellas and you're good to go. 

Welton Pantomime Group

A huge thank you to everyone who supported last year's production of Peter Pan. We had a great year for fundraising and were able to donate £2000 to Umbrellas Lincoln who are raising funds to build a play and meeting place for children, young adults and families with additional needs.

The cheque was presented by Phil Gabbitas, chairman, on behalf of the panto group to Umbrellas Lincoln at one of their recent events.

In addition to the donation to Umbrellas, we also made a smaller donation of £250 to Welton Village Hall towards improvement projects.

Over the 34 pantomimes we have put on, we have donated over £28,000! We are hoping to break the £30,000 barrier with our 35th  performance this year!

Emmie Gamble


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Welton Library and Community Hub

Did you realise there is a stunning reconstruction of a saxon craftsman's home just a few miles from the library? February gives you the chance to find out more, Steve and Jude who are the creators of the Saxonhouse which is in East Firsby have been invited along for our latest Community Hub event. Their talk will cover why, when and how the house was built along with details of the lives of Saxons in 7th century Lincolnshire. Please come along and hear more on Tuesday 26th February at 2:00pm. Free admission, all welcome.

Just a reminder for those of you who also use facebook we do have a page where you can also keep to to date including details of new books that the library service buys each month. Just search for Welton Library & Community Hub and 'like' us.


Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer


The Dunholme Trust - Charity No 1160106


Dunholme Old School has seen quite a few changes over the last couple of years and hopefully more in the future, The kitchen is completed now and users have plenty of room to prepare their food etc., the ladies toilets are much more modern with the inclusion of cubicles. A lick of paint in some areas has brightened the building up which I must say is ongoing, the main hall will be the next one to have a facelift and then we can get the old images of the village up again, strange actually because I took the canvas prints down whilst we were having the kitchen built and the doorway put in to accommodate access to the toilets without walking through the kitchen area (local users will know what I mean by the last sentence) and now we have a number of people asking when the canvasses will be going back up? The reason as mentioned earlier is that we will be decorating in the main hall over the next month or so.

 At the Old School we also have a very large building at the rear which accommodates space for businesses and at the moment we have a room which has become free. The area could be used for a number of purposes so if you have a need for more space then please get in touch and I can show you round and see if it will be suitable for you, ideal usage would be office type use, the area is approximately 7mtrs x 5 mtrs. Anyone interested then please get in touch


You can book the Old School by contacting Janice our booking secretary 01673 861172.

Bookings being taken NOW for Kids parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties (we have a family who regularly books the Old School for Christmas day) so whatever your requirements get in touch with Janice.


Graham Dunkin 01673 860469


Official Re-Opening of the Dunholme Old School

On 25 October 2018, the Old School Trustees were delighted to welcome and entertain a mixture of dignitaries and Old School users to the premises, to mark the official re-opening of certain areas of the building following extensive renovation work It was an ideal opportunity to express gratitude to the various bodies which have provided funding towards the renovation and extension work – West Lindsey District Council, the National Lottery and iGas Energy - and to showcase what has been achieved to date with the money raised. West Lindsey’s Chairman Cllr Pat Mewis and Vice-Chairman, Steve England, along with other WL councilors, were in attendance, as was Julian Tedder, CFO of iGas Energy and Gail Jackson (CEO of Community Lincs). After a presentation from the Dunholme Trust Chairman, John Ritchie and the Treasurer ,Grahame Dunkin the representatives were invited to cut ribbons marking the official re-opening of the kitchen, committee room and toilet block areas. Grahame had previously been nominated for, and awarded, the 2018 Community Lincs John Barker Trophy Award (Community Buildings) and this was presented to him during the course of the Open Day event by Jenny Stone from Community Lincs.


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Cllr Pat Mewis, Chairman of WLDC, cuts the ribbon on the extended and refurbished kitchen.

With the WLDC Vice Chairman, Steve England  and John Ritchie

The Trust Chairman



Treasure Hunt & Afternoon Tea.

 Sunday 14th July

We are holding a Family Walking Treasure Hunt around the village followed by Afternoon Tea at the Methodist Chapel, Manor Lane, Welton.

The Treasure Hunt starts between 2.00 and 2.45 P.M. From the Methodist Chapel. ( The route is no longer than walking from the Chapel to The Village Hall and back). Please come along and bring family & friends. If you like you can just come to the Tea at 4.00 P.M.

 The cost for Adults is £6.50. Children under 12 are free.

If you would like to come just for the tea the cost is £4.50

Please email  to   John Ryland at johndryland4@gmail .com  and Lesley Tildesley at  or phone 860823 or 863437 to book your places , closing date 6th July.


Umbrellas Lincoln

Umbrellas Lincoln. Never heard of us?
That's probably because we're a relatively new organisation and we've only had charity status since March 2018.

Umbrellas Lincoln was initially set up in 2014 by Charlotte, our chair. We have 7 trustees, the majority of whom have children with addition needs. These vary greatly from autism and ADHD, to severe brain damage and physical disabilities, which means that between us we have a wealth of experience, both as parents of children with additional needs, but also in dealing with services and organisations to achieve the best for our children.

The main aim of Umbrellas is to raise funds to build a play and meeting place for children, young adults and families with additional needs. This aim is two fold, not only does it provide a place to meet and play, it provides a support network for parents carers and families, allows children and young adults to be around others and build social skills and allows siblings to form support networks as many are often young carers. We believe that a place where families can spend time together and have fun, as a family without judgement, is essential.

At varying locations, until we have somewhere to call our own, we are currently running events such as inclusive play so that parents and children are able to meet and have fun. These locations vary from 'Windmill Farm' to Birchwood climbing centre as we aim to meet the requirements of a wide variety of needs. We are also looking at other venues to ensure that they are stimulating and meeting the needs of all.

There are many ways we fundraise and we have lots of events planned throughout the year. These include wine tasting, an evening with Dan Hadfield, a pamper night, race night, many coffee mornings at Thorpe on the Hill Community Centre and The Old School in Dunholme and many, many, other exciting opportunities.

If you'd like to see more about what we do, follow us on Facebook - Umbrellas Lincoln or if you can help is in any way, by volunteering or donating items for events, cakes for coffee mornings etc, please get in touch. We are always grateful of help in any form and we'd like to thank everyone who has supported Umbrellas in any way so far in our journey.

We hope that you may be able to join us at one of our events in the future and support Umbrellas.

08/02/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
09/02/19 Wine tasting event - Rustons
08/03/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
10/03/19 Inclusive event - Windmill Farm
16/03/19 Race Night- Golf centre Whisby

21/03/19 Cake and Cupa  -Dunholme Old School
05/04/19 Thorpe on the Hill cafe
27/04/19 Pamper evening - St Columba's Church- Lincoln
18/05/19 Silent Disco
19/05/19 Inclusive event


Emmie Gamble


A46 / Lincoln Road Welton Improvement Scheme

An Information Event was held in the  Welton Manor Golf Centre (The Falconer), Hackthorn Road, 0n Thursday 15th June 2017  from 1:00pm to 7:00pm.

 Those that attended were able to meet with the design team behind plans to enhance safety and reduce congestion at the A46 / Lincoln Road (Welton Lane) junction.

 The improvement scheme aims to improve safety and reduce congestion at the current A46 / Lincoln Road T-junction by constructing a new three-armed roundabout and realigning the existing roads on the approaches.


 It was unfortunate that the  notification for this consultation was not received until 22nd May which was too late to get into the June edition of the Dunholme News and consequently few people knew about it.

However if you wish to  have more information, visit

Or contact  Charlotte Hughes. Assistant Project Leader

 Technical Services Partnership, Lincolnshire County Council

Crown House, Grantham Street, Lincoln, LN2 1BD

Customer Service Centre 01522 782070 . Direct Line 01522 555586.


The  existing road from Welton will be realigned further to the west  but leaving the existing road just as an access to the Centurion Garage. The  last bend on Welton Lane will be removed by the realignment which will also involve removal of the trees in the little copse on the west side. The whole area will be landscaped with new trees planted and it appears there may now be a path/cycle  track along this new stretch of road. I was informed that the proposed roundabout  at the junction of Lincoln Road (Dunholme) and the A46 will not happen. But the crest of the hill just past the Centurion Garage will be reduced by 2 Metres. The highways department has carried out computer modelling and the new layout and it is considered to be sufficient for all traffic needs up to at least 2035.

John Ritchie. Editor 01673 861172


Planning application for A46 Dunholme / Welton Roundabout approved


Plans for a new roundabout at the junction of Lincoln Road and the A46 in Dunholme have been approved by the Planning and Regulation Committee, bringing the project one step closer to fruition.

The new roundabout, along with the improvement of visibility on the A46 to the east, will improve safety and reduce congestion at the current simple T-junction. The improvement will also accommodate future development in the area.

The A46 Dunholme, Welton Roundabout project will be part-funded using the £2m allocated to the authority by the Department of Transport (DfT) from tranche 2 of its National Productivity Investment Fund. The remaining funding for the construction of the scheme, including third party contributions, is currently being reviewed by the county council.

For up-to-date information about this and other major highways projects, visit



Run by?



Mother & Todler Goup

Gennie McBride & Amy Woodley

1st session - free- there after £1 for 1st child the 0.50p for second and third

88 Lincoln Road

 Dunholme LN2 3QY


Jeff Leather

£35 for 5 weeks


Dunholme Brownies

Pam Street

£15 per term. 6 terms per year


Slimming World

Rebecca Stones

£10 to join £4.95 weekly


Ladies Club

Sue Rawson

£1.50 a session

01673 862552

Impish Quilters

Mrs Tarling



Parish Council Meetings

Anjum Sawhney


Clerk -

Laura Richardson

01673 862738

Friendship Club

Janice Ritchie

£1.25 per session

01673 861172

Bridge Club

Glynn Elwick

£10 per pair per match

Jumble Sales

Sue Rawson

20p entrance

01673 862552

Agricultural Training

James Christian-Ilett B. SC.

£480 + VAT per course

01673 860925

Jambusters WI

Craft Classes

Mandy Murray

£7.50 per lesson

01673 565295

Computer Training

John Ritchie

Individuals Free  £20/Hour for classes of 6

01673 961172

Luncheon Club

Theresa Morran

£4.50 for a 2 course meal

01673 860538

Camera Club

Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469

Lisa Dancing

Lisa Hurst


Bible Studies CBSI

Jane Hutchinson

£10 per year + weekly voluntary contributions

01673 866467

Welton & Dunholme Drama Group Rehearsals

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Welton & Dunholme Pantomime Group

Ashley Ottewell


01673 861065

Lincolshire German Shepherd dog & all breeds Training Society

Chris Bell

£40 Annual Subscription

Training Ground, Bishops Bridge,
Saxilby Road,

The Vintage tearooms

Jennie Fox



Dunholme PCC

Church Warden


Church Warden

 Dave Rosier

Church Fete

Heather Hunter


01673 862228

Dunholme Community Lottery

Helen Loving

£1 a go 

Dunholme Lodge Open Garden

Lesley & Hugh Wykes


Children Free

01673 860356

Chad's Coffee Shop



Church Warden Dave Rosier

Knit & Natter

Dave Rosier


Church Warden

Dave Rosier

Dunholme & District Indoor Bowls Club

Janet Wright

£33 pa + £2.20 per 2 hour session

01673 861683

Dunholme Outdoor Bowls Club

Mike Prestwood

£20 pa then £1.00 per match

01673 860242

Dunholme Village Hall Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme Old School Committee

Janice Ritchie


01673 861172

Dunholme News Committee

Sue Rawson


Janice Ritchie Chair; 

 John Ritchie Editor;

Sue Rawson Manager

Dunholme Web Site

John Ritchie


01673 861172

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice 

in your local communities

Thanks to Roger & family  I was delighted to attend a cheque presentation and receive an incredible donation of £1737 from Roger Brown from our local community.  Roger, who is also a St Barnabas volunteer, ran a Golf Sale at Welton Golf Club; in memory of his daughter, who received support from St Barnabas Hospice.

Roger along with family and friends worked incredibly hard to organise the day and we would like to thank everyone involved  for such amazing fundraising efforts in support of their local Hospice - you are all truly inspirational.

The Inflatable Colour Dash is bigger, louder and more colourful than ever before!

The popular 5k fun-run will return on Saturday 11th May at the Lincolnshire Showground to splatter you from head to toe in vibrant coloured paint. Bigger and better inflatables will also return with a few additional surprises along the way making it the best Colour Dash yet.

You can also enjoy a full day of action packed fun in our Colour Village, with Live DJ’s, exciting activities and delicious street food and drink for the whole family!

Reserve your place today by signing up at

Don’t forget

Our next bereavement drop in support service at Lincoln City Football Club (Sincil Bank, Lincoln, LN5 8LD) will take place on Monday 4th March from 6pm – 8pm. You don’t have to have used our services to attend; this is open to all.   

 Kind regards

Caroline Swindin  Corporate Fundraiser
Mobile: 07435 970309