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Dunholme Village


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

Dunholme Camera Club


Evening Group


Here we are well into summer now and hopefully all of the members are getting out with their cameras and getting some great pictures ready for future competitions and of course getting some great shots to keep and show in years to come. Photography is a very popular pastime nowadays and that shows with the new members that we have at the club and the amount of photographic training I am doing at Lincs Photo, if you want to learn more about your camera then get along to the club on a Thursday night and find out what we do.


Right onto our meetings in August, we start with our first meeting on the 1st August with a fun competition “Straight from camera” this competition consists of up to 3 digital images presented with very little manipulation other than a crop or sharpening if required.  On the 15thAugust we have a speaker coming along who is Lyn Haith who will be giving us a talk on “Focus on Monochrome” our final meeting of August will be on the 29th when we will have our second fun competition for everyone entitled “Viewed form a different perspective” this is another simple competition being just digital images and up to 3 entries. A competition for all members including all new comers.

 That’s it for now, see you one Thursday evening at The Old School.


Day Group


The day group meet once a month and our meetings are usually out and about doing what we all enjoy, taking pictures. August will see us visiting Newark Aviation and Town Centre, Castle area so lets hope for some good weather on the day. We have had some great days out during the first part of the year and hopefully some more great visits later on.


Want to join us at the camera club? Get in touch, Take a look at the members work on our website


Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469


Dunholme Community Lottery

Congratulations to our June 2019 winners!

No 023 £210   Laurence Barrass (Dunholme)

No 011 £120 Dave Farley ( Dunholme)

No 105 £ 90 Jean Hurdley (Dunholme


Hopefully our bonus winners this month will treat themselves to something special for the summer holidays – a great family day out perhaps, with change for lots of ice cream!

Our sincere thanks to our wonderful members  – because of you the Dunholme Community Lottery continues to raise much needed funds for St Chad’s church, for the clubs and  organisations that are so much a part of Dunholme, and of course for YOU as a members.


 We still have numbers waiting for a good home - please get in touch if you would like to join – and don’t forget, if  your club needs any help please give us a call.

Looking forward to hearing from YOU.


Margaret 866245

Helen 861714

Glyn 861907






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


35 Years of Local Village Pantomime!

This year we are celebrating our 35th performance at Welton Pantomime Group since the group was formed in 1984. The group was an off shoot of the Welton Amateur Dramatics Society (WADS) which was formed in the 1940’s and ran until taking a five year break from 1977-1982. Once the group was restarted by Judy Hall, Pam Gozzard and Kath Keyte along with a group of new members, it was decided that WADS would like to put on a pantomime. The first pantomime took place in 1984 and from this point on a separate group, which became ‘Welton Pantomime Group’ was then formed. The very first pantomime in the village was a performance of Cinderella which raised £170 for the NSPCC.  As the years went on, the pantomime became the main focus raising money for local charities and causes each year.

Over the years we have covered all the major pantomimes such as: Peter Pan, Aladdin, Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Puss in boots. Undoubtedly, everyone has their favourites but it’s clear that the Christmas pantomime has become a firm favourite within the village with many returning each year for some festive, family fun.

Many panto members have come and gone but the panto lives on and each year lots of hard work goes into planning, rehearsals, costuming and events to fundraise. Without the many people and members who volunteer their time, the pantomime wouldn’t be able to continue.

During the 35-year period we have raised over £27,000 however we are hoping to reach the milestone of £30,000 after this year’s performance. All the money raised has been donated to local groups and charities such as Umbrellas Lincoln, Special Care Baby Unit, Lives, St Andrew’s Hospice, Kid’s STRUT and Welton Patients and Doctors Association to name but a few!

All of this has been possible due to the fantastic support we receive from locals by attending the pantomime each year and the generosity of local businesses in donating prizes for raffles, costumes etc. Our 2018 charity was Umbrellas Lincoln which received a donation of £2000. This year our chosen group is Welton Scouts and Guides and FISH (Food In School Holidays- Dunholme) which will benefit children from the local area.

Please join us on 29th and 30th November for this year’s performances. Its great family fun and raising money for good causes. For more information contact or follow us on Facebook! Tickets on sale from 1st October.




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Dunholme Lodge Open Gardens June 30th


Hugh and Lesley would like to thank everyone supporting our recent charity open garden which was a huge success, blessed with perfect weather and a superb display of roses and an excellent museum.

 We would like to take the opportunity to thank  each and every person who helped in any way, by helping all day or just helping for a couple of hours or by baking cakes etc by telling other people about it and by simply coming and enjoying the day with friends and family and partaking of the excellent refreshments on offer.

The end result is that we are able to donate £1285 to St Chads and £1648 to the National Garden Scheme Charities. The NGS supports eight major charities—the 'caring 'ones eg Marie Curie, MacMillan, Parkinson’s Society, MS Society, Carers Trust, Hospice UK, Perennial, Queens Nursing Trust etc plus lots of other smaller charities.  There are still lots of NGS gardens open over the summer and we still have a few free yellow booklets left. Please contact us if you would like one.


What a better way to spend an afternoon looking round someone’s garden and knowing you are helping these worthwhile charities!

 It couldn't happen without superb helpers, so THANK YOU!


Hugh and Lesley Wykes

01673 860356


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


St Barnabas

Hello I would just like to introduce myself, my name is Becca Hooton and I am the new Community Fundraiser for the North. I will now be submitting articles from Caroline Swindin who I am sure you will all agree has done an amazing job. Some very big shoes to fill !!!

I would just like to say a big thank you to Dave Isherwood and Matt Faers ,Managers at Welton FC who raised £725.00 by completing an Ultra Marathon, this comprised of them running 40 miles in 6 hours. A massive well done and thank you so much for choosing St Barnabas as your chosen charity. Here is a link to their just giving page.

For those of you up for a challenge why not take part in our first ever Mighty Mudder

There is still time to sign up before September 1st 2019 for our Accumulator Challenge and `Get Nifty with Fifty’; we give teams £50, who then have 3 months to make this money `grow’ using innovative and fun ideas. This is great for team building, promoting your business or community group whilst at the same time supporting your local Hospice; to find out more please get in touch!

Last year St Barnabas cared and supported over 10,500 people, this is delivered free of charge to the patient, their family and carers but to do so will this year cost us £11 million of which we must over £5.5 million; we could not do this without the support of those in our communities; our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all. I look forward to working with you all in the future.

Becca Hooton  Community Fundraiser or 07825 713666


Letter to the Editor

First of all a huge thank you to Hugh and Lesley Wykes, and helpers, and volunteers, for a totally splendid and beautiful NGS Open Day at the Dunholme Lodge Farm, in June, this venue is becoming the very best Garden event in our area, and as well as the RAF Dunholme Lodge Museum, and the wonderful cakes and drinks provided by the ladies of St Chad’s Church in Dunholme, it made for a splendid day out full of colour and ambience, well done indeed.

Just a thought, which involves all of our Parishes.  How about all of our Parishes helping our Doctors and Nursing Staff as well as the Admin staff to shift into the old Costcutters building on Ryland Road, this building is on all of our bus routes, has a carpark, and has room for expansion into the roof space as well as having a delivery point. It would relieve the strangle hold that the Co-op has on the centre of Welton, and steer patients and staff away from the Oriental smells, as well as helping our the Butcher and other shops on the Ryland Road, it would need I would think some sort of financial backing from the Parish Councils, to carry out the necessary internal work to provide consulting rooms for the Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, as well as the Pharmacy but is it a good idea? I ask myself, and our communities. The Co-op has done us no real favours closing the Library to leave it empty, or carrying very little necessary maintenance on the carpark approaches and surrounds, and a Costa Dalek wouldn’t go amiss at Ryland Bridge either. Would anyone dare to take up this suggestion on behalf of residents?

 Answers on a postcard to your local Parish Council.

 Very sincerely  John Smallwood. 


BL Poppy Appeal 

Due to increased personal and work commitments I am looking for a Deputy to assist me in my role as Poppy Appeal Organiser. This work is primarily focused around October and November but does involve smaller one off events during the rest of the year. The Deputy will assist me in ordering, distribution and maintenance of stock during the Appeal and in the counting of donations. 

If you are interested in help me support The Royal British Legion, in any capacity, please do get in touch with me to discuss everything in more detail. Thank you. 

Paul Hunter,07717277552,

St Chad’s Christian Aid 2019

Many thanks to all of you who gave to our collection.  This year £457.27 was given.

Also a big thank you to all our collectors

Thank you so much

Janet Caunt

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


Welton Village Library and Community Hub

 We have a busy month coming up when we hope to provide something extra for families during the school holidays.

The summer reading challenge started in July, the Space Chase is the subject this time no doubt inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landings. There is a chart to collect stickers which are awarded whenever a participant reads a book, this is for children aged 4 to 11 and library members can call and claim their chart but do hurry along as we have limited numbers available. If your child is not a library member we can arrange for them to join, and as a bonus both joining the library and the Space Chase packs are free.

We are also running our Storytime sessions again, every Wednesday throughout August at 10:30am, these are aimed at younger children and are ever popular with parents, grandparents and anyone else responsible for finding something to keep youngsters in their care amused during the summer break. These sessions are free to anyone wishing to come along, neither you or the child need be a library member.

Last, but by no means least, we are trialling opening the library every Saturday morning from 10 to 12 o'clock during August to gauge the demand and hope this will be of particular benefit to working families who perhaps can't make our weekday times. Because we are partly in the shared space of Manor Park Sports Pavilion Saturday mornings are logistically difficult due to moving library shelves and there being the possibility of other users of the site. The summer break gives us an opportunity to test out ways of us making positive moves to open the library on Saturdays with a view to us establishing some regular opening in the future if the demand is there.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for each of these three ventures.

Mike Hubbert

Library Volunteer Co-ordinator



Welton Monce Family Twinning Group

 We are holding our ‘Call My Bluff’ wine event once again on October 26th, see the advertisement in this issue for more information.  This event should probably be known as ‘Would I lie to You’ listening to the descriptions put forward by the panel, which will once again include a BBC personality.


 August is our traditional twinning weekend and this year it’s our turn to visit our friends in Monce en Belin.  Travelling mainly by train we’ll be leaving on Friday 23rd and returning on Tuesday 27th August. 

 Family Twinning is open to all and new members are eagerly sought to continue the excellent bond that has developed between families from Dunholme and Welton with families in Monce’. 

 Our primary schools in Dunholme and Welton are now actively involved with the school in Monce helping our youngsters broaden their experiences.   Family Twinning is a great way to experience French culture and we’d welcome younger families into the association, so if you think you and your children might want to experience the fun we have please contact us for an informal chat.

Email: or tel: 862181 or 861284



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