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Remembrance Day Parade

Sunday 9th November 2014

Dunholme War Memorial at 10.45am.


Followed by the Memorial Service to be held at St Chad’s Church, DUNHOLME

 By kind permission of Rev. Adam Watson.

The service is open to ALL and members of the Royal British Legion look forward to parishioners and friends joining them at this Service when they renew their commitment to all who have served and are still serving our country in the Armed Forces.


 The 11/11 service will be held as usual at Welton War Memorial on 11th November







ON  FRIDAY 21st NOV 2014




Camera Club .

 During November the camera club has 3 meetings although only 2 of the are at the Old School as the first meeting on the 13th November we will be out and about having a “Ghost Walk” in Lincoln, this is one of our nights out that members get the opportunity to use their cameras at night. This particular evening though we will be looking for ghouls and ghosts! Ok having a walk round Lincoln with a tour guide Ghouls and Ghosts will be added extras.


 Our second meeting will be on the 20th November when we will be having the grand finale of this year’s “Monthly Competition” during the year I have set the members a monthly challenge which is to take photographs of various things during the year, each month I judge the competition and give some critique/feedback on their images this of course helps everyone to look at their images and hopefully during the year get better at their photography.


 Our third meeting on the 27th November will be our Chairman’s challenge, although this year it is our Chairlady’s challenge as our Chairman is a lady our first lady Chair for 20 years. The challenge is always set by whoever is Chair for the year and the winner receives our Chairman’s Challenge shield. This year the members have to take a “People Picture” so a bit of street photography required. The end results will be judged on the night so all members need to get out there with their cameras and hopefully take the winning shot.


 We will be holding extra nights for our photographers during the winter period so if you would like some help with the workings of your camera or what to do with your photographs once they have been taken then get in touch for details, don’t forget anyone can join the camera club so if you want to buy a member of your family an annual membership for Christmas it will be something they will gain knowledge from at a low membership price of just £30.00 per year.

 Want further details about the camera club then get in touch, Grahame Dunkin  01673 860469 dunholmecc@btinternet.com or visit our website at www.dunholmecameraclub.co.uk


Community Lottery Fund

September 2014 winners are :-

 44 £110 - Maurice Keyte

 61 £50 - Lillian Wendy Mitchell 

 67 £30 Trevor Smith

 Thank you to our new recruits (as well as our existing regular supporters) who not only stand to win one of our monthly prizes but have also helped to increase the pot of money that can be spent on repairs to our beautiful Grade 1 listed Church and assist local good causes too. Hopefully soon (it may even be back by the time you read this) we will have a fully functioning Church clock again as a direct result of funds received from the Community Lottery Fund.

 Please help us to do more by joining the scheme and contacting

 Helen      01673861714         Glyn        01673861907     Margaret   01673866245 
Or email:      community. dunholme@gmail.com



Village Food Store Opens

Shoppers in Dunholme can take advantage of a new £1m food store opened its doors on Friday, 24th October.


10 jobs have been created at the 3,000 sqft outlet on Market Rasen Road, which will house an in-store bakery, lottery and an ATM machine.


Goods sold will include a wide range of groceries like local meat, born and reared in Lincolnshire, bread and cakes from the Society’s own bakers Gadsby’s and products from the Love Local range, sourced from smaller producers across Lincolnshire Co-op’s trading area.  

Customers will also be able to buy bread freshly baked on the premises from the in-store bakery.

There are 17 car parking spaces, plus two disabled spaces, and the outlet also has energy-saving features including a heat reclamation system, LED lights and energy efficient fridges.

The store opened to the public at 7am on Friday, 24th October and its normal opening hours will be 7am to 10pm, seven days a week.

An official opening ceremony for invited guests was held on Thursday 23rd October where a £250 donation will be made to the Dunholme Jambusters WI Society. Attendees included the Chair and Deputy Chair of West Lindsey District Council, the Chair and Vice-Chair of Dunholme Parish Council and a representative from the Nettleham Woodland Trust where the co-op wood is sited.

Committee members from the Friends of Dunholme St Chad’s Primary CE School – the store’s first Community Champion – was also in attendance with school children singing.

Store Development Manager Matthew Wilkinson said: “As a co-operative, we share all our profits with the local community and part of that is investing in and improving our services.

We already have lots of loyal members and customers who use our nearby Welton Food Store, so we’re delighted to provide them with another convenient place to shop and hope to welcome lots of new people into the store.

“After meeting with people in the village we reworked the design of the store and we hope they’re pleased with how well it fits into the surrounding area.”

Lincolnshire Co-op is an independent co-operative society, with its head office in Lincoln. It has around 230,000 members in Lincolnshire, Newark and surrounding counties and a locally elected board of directors who oversee the business. The Society employs more than 2,700 local staff and runs over 200 outlets across its trading area including food stores, filling stations, post offices, pharmacies, coffee shops, travel agencies and funeral services. It also manages and develops a large property portfolio.

Events for November 2014


Dunholme Friendship Club

Our meetings in November are on Tuesdays 11th and the 25th. We meet in the Dunholme Village Hall at 2.15pm. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join us.

Janice Ritchie Chairlady 01673861172

Dunholme Ladies Club

 The next meeting will be on Thursday, 6th November when the speaker will be Jennie Storr who will be talking about Jennies Christmas selection box. The meeting will start at 7.30 p.m. and will be in the Jubilee Room of Dunholme Village Hall. 

 Sue Rawson – Chairlady Tele 01673 862552


 Shoebox Filling Day

 The second of this years Shoebox filling Days will take place on Saturday 15th November. This will take place in Dunholme Village Hall and will start at 10.00am until approx 11.30am. All are welcome to come along and help fill shoeboxes for this years appeal, please note that children should be accompanied by an adult.

 Sue Rawson 862552


Dunholme Village Hall

 The next meeting of the Dunholme Village Hall committee will take place on Monday 10th November. The meeting will take place in the Jubilee Room and start at 7.00 p.m.

 G. Rawson 862552 

Impish Quilters

Impish Quilters are an enthusiastic group of Quilters and crafters that meet every second Thursday in the Dunholme Village Hall at 7.30pm.

On 13th November Shirley Bloomfield , a hugely well- respected quilter ,and expert in appliqué is coming to give us a talk” Baltimore and Beyond. Then, the next day Friday 14th,, there will be a workshop, “ Xmas Wreath” which will remind us that Christmas is just around the corner.! This will be held in the Old School at Nettleham. There are still some places left on this workshop, so if you feel it is for you, please ring Anne Hemsley on 01522 702532 for all details. We welcome visitors to our Thursday meetings, when we have speakers and demonstrations, and only charge £4 at the door. For further information, on membership of Impish Quilters, please phone, Judith Mackay on 01673 860533, or email judithmackay_136@hotmail.com.



The Friends of Dunholme St. Chad’s invites you to The Dunholme Village Christmas Tree Lighting at Dunholme St. Chad’s Church of England Primary School on

28 November 2014 starting 6:30pm

“A Christmas tree is the most indispensable attribute associated with the celebration of Christmas, without which the holiday atmosphere becomes less festive. Many folk legends have grown around the Christmas tree.

One story tells that when Christianity first came to Northern Europe, three virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity were sent from Heaven to find a tree that was as high as hope; as great as love; as sweet as charity; and one that had the sign of the cross on every bough. Their search ended in the forests of the North where they found the Fir. Lighted from the radiance of the stars, it was the first Christmas tree.

Another typical tale tells about a woodcutter who helps a small hungry child. The next morning, the child appears to the woodcutter and his wife, and is none other than the Christ child. The child breaks a branch from a fir tree and tells the couple that it will be a tree that, at Christmas time, will bear fruit. As foretold the tree is laden with apples of gold and nuts of silver.”

This brings me to the tale that is the Dunholme Village Tree Lighting which is presented by Dunholme St. Chad’s Church of England Primary School. Every year the Parish Council kindly donates a Christmas tree towards Dunholme village. The School takes this opportunity to present a Christmas Fayre and offer free mince pies and mulled wine to the public with monies donated from the council.

At Dunholme St. Chad’s CE Primary School we want to welcome Friends and Families in and around Dunholme to come celebrate with us Faith, Hope and Charity with the lighting of the Christmas tree. Come peruse our stalls, try the Tombola, visit Santa’s Grotto, sing Carols around the Christmas Tree, listen to the Belle Plates or just embrace the Community Spirit!



Welton & Dunholme Men’s Breakfast.

These informal social events are organised by Welton & Dunholme Methodist Church.  They are open to all men, whether churchgoers or not, interested in meeting new friends and a good breakfast.  Usually we have a speaker on a variety of subjects.   

We meet at 9.00 a.m. and aim to finish by approximately 10.30 a.m.  Men’s Breakfast is normally held on the third Saturday of each month.  The next one will be on the 15th November at The Falconer, Hackthorn Road.   Anyone interested, please contact John Ryland (860823) or David Wilson (861461).