Around Town: What’s been happening in the Grantham area...

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Here’s a look at what clubs and groups in Grantham have been up to.


Bridge Club

Last week’s winners were Martin Grant and John Ronan and Carol Fisher and Martin Mellor on Monday, and Gaby Leigh and Jim Steele and Deidra Pickup and Liz Jackson on Tuesday.

In the Leicestershire League, Division 1, Grantham A lost 3-9 to Loughborough, and in Division 4, Grantham lost 4-8 to Loughborough B.

The club meets at the Sports Pavilion, Barrowby, on Monday and Tuesday, with play starting at 7.15pm. Anyone interested in playing should contact Irene Pacey (Tel: 01949 843138).

Good Friday

Churches Together

The traditional March of Witness will take place on Good Friday, March 29, when everyone will first gather at St Wulfram’s Church at 10.15am.

From there they will walk to St Peter’s Hill, outside the Guildhall, where the mayor, Coun Ian Stokes, will read the Bible lesson. Afterwards everyone will move to the Isaac Newton Shopping Centre, where the Rev Andy Scholes will give the address. Everyone is invited to join in the singing of the hymns. Free hot cross buns will be given out.


Feel Good Friday

Every Friday is Feel Good Friday between 10am and noon. Qualified professionals Dr Sobhag Shah and Colin Porter provide both support and an opportunity to meet and chat with others experiencing similar emotional issues.

Contact Colin (Tel: 07908 744399) or Sobhag (Tel: 07877 461402) for more details.


Ladies Probus Club

Vice-president, Jenny Watson, welcomed 41 members to Belton Park Golf Club on Tuesday, March 12, and installed Maggie Pritchard, Heather Taylor and Sally Taylor as new members.

After lunch, members were addressed by Eric Farthing, who gave an insight into the life of German women in the 1930s. He was thanked by Angela McGown.

Next meeting is on Tuesday, April 9, which is the annual invitation lunch. Speaker will be Richard Huddard on the topic ‘Vets and Pets’.

Any retired business or professional ladies interested in joining the club are invited to contact the secretary, Sue Whiting (Tel: 565307), for information.

Theatre visit

Thursday Club

Members of St Anne’s Thursday Club spent an enjoyable evening watching a delightful version of The Wizard of Oz at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

At next month’s meeting, held in St Anne’s Scout Hall, Betty Elmer will be making a visit in the guise of Queen Victoria. New members are welcome.

Shop visit

St John’s Fellowship

Nineteen members attended the March meeting.

Leader, Jenny Twycross, reminded everyone about the Archdeaconry service at St John’s Church on Tuesday, May 21, when the theme will be 20th Century Women’s Fashion. She asked particularly for items from the 1940s.

Several members attended Harrowby Singers’ presentation of The Wizard of Oz at the Guildhall Arts Centre.

The speaker at the meeting was Roger Graves, who gave an interesting talk about the work of the Rotary Club in Grantham. He explained how the annual Swimarathon event raised funds for charities and groups in the local community. He also spoke of the Global Swimarathon, which achieved an entry in The Guiness Book of Records, as well as supporting the End Polio campaign.

The next meeting on Tuesday, April 9, will take place at the Bon Marche shop in Grantham.


Tuesday Club

Members next meet on Tuesday, April 2, at the Shepherd Room, behind ChristChurch, Finkin Street, at 1.45pm. There will be a guest speaker, whose subject will be pre-arranged funerals.

Mainly an over 50s group, members enjoy quizzes and have interesting speakers. New members are welcome, admission is £3 per meeting or subscriptions are £20 or £30 a couple. To find out more contact Joan (Tel: 07930 523958).