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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.

Over half way through the year and what an up and down year it has been, but photography never stops whatever the weather you can still take photographs, it just gets a little more challenging. So what do we have coming up in July? Our first meeting on the 4th July will be an evening of learning, we will split into our camera groups and learn a little bit more from each other and share photographical tips and tricks. The second meeting on the 18th will be our 5th POTY of the year which will be “Wildlife” anything goes as long as it roams or fly’s free (no domestic pets. This competition will be judged by The Lincolnshire Photographic Association judge Brian Gromet, should be a great competition. Our third and final meeting will be on the 25th July when we have an interclub competition between Cleethorpes, Ashby and ourselves, the images on the Battles nights are top class and if you are free they  really deserve an evening out to come and take a look at the work club photographers produce. Don’t forget everyone is welcome so come on down and join us one evening.


 Day Group

The day group visited Bempton Cliffs which is a very large sea bird colony which has thousands of seabirds which congregate to nest and rear their young, a great sight to see.. we also got to take some great photos on the day and these can be seen on our website. Right what are we doing in July with the Day Group? We will be visiting Hull a very historic city which has some great buildings and is a photographers paradise. Want to join us on a day out photographing the sites and taking in the sounds of the city then just get in touch for further details.


 Details about the camera club and what we do during the year can be found on our website (along with some great images) so check it out soon,


 Grahame Dunkin 01673 860469




Dunholme Community Lottery

The winners for May were

1st No  071   £50 Sarah O’Brien (Dunholme)

2nd No 005   £25 Alistair Taylor (Dunholme)

3rd No 151   £10 Matthew Benson (Dunholme)

Congratulations to our winners and for their support.

You know that television advert where two men in shorts say” we’ve got your number 1#8 1#8 (figure it out, literally!!)

Well we’ve got your number as well, it’s between 001 and 200, some have been taken of course but there are quite a few for you to choose from, so before your favourite number is taken, give us a call and we will gladly take that number off the market and give it to you, for a small fee, (just over £2 a week) so you could have your name appear at the top of this notice, WHEN YOU WIN.

I wrote this piece a year ago and some of you HAVEN’T called us!!!

We still need someone to adopt a number so it doesn’t feel neglected and unloved.

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

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


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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Welton Village Library and Community Hub

For our next Community Hub talk we are delighted to welcome back Elaine Johnson who will present  ‘Vote 100: a Lincolnshire View of Women’s Suffrage’. Elaine will explain how Lincolnshire women (and their male supporters) were surprisingly active during the campaign for the Vote and her talk sets local action and events against the national picture. So please make a note in your diary to join us on Tuesday 30th July at 2pm, light refreshments from 1:30.

We will also be running storytime sessions during the school holidays, keep an eye out in and around Welton for details and also in next month's magazine article. In addition we have a facebook page where all our events are advertised.

Just a reminder that you are welcome to use the free wifi that is available at Manor Park for your own device and we have tables and chairs if you wish to sit down and do some work or research.

We are open Mondays 1 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 9.30am – 2.30pm, Wednesdays 10am to 1pm and during August we are excited to announce that we are planning to open on Saturday mornings for an initial trial period to test out demand, please check next month's magazine for more details.

Mike Hubbert    Library Volunteer Co-ordinator



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


Many thanks to everyone who came along to our Cream Tea & Plant Sales in both Lincoln and Gainsborough; how different the two days were; Lincoln basking into glorious sunshine and Gainsborough starting off ok and then the heavens opened; despite this a good time was had by all and the days went really well (especially the Cream teas which were a HUGE success)


 Sincere thanks to all those who supported the days and/or who donated plants or volunteered their time; in doing so you helped us to raise over £3,000.

This is really fantastic and will be used to enable the continuing delivery of care and support by St Barnabas in local communities to those living with a life limiting or terminal illness; YOU are all helping to make a real difference.


Starting 1st August we would love you to join 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 care and support 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.

Caroline Swindin
Corporate & Community Lead or 07435 970309


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

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,