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The installation of a new organ in a restored and beautified sanctuary completes the work for which the worshippers at Haxey Parish Church have been aiming during the past four years, and Monday next has been fixed as the date for the re-opening of the Church and the dedication of the organ by the Bishop of Grantham.

The cost of the work carried out (not including that done by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners) is about £235 of which £140 must be raised by voluntary effort, so there is abundant need of help and it is hoped there will be a large assembly for the opening service.

75 YEARS AGO

March 5, 1937

A very entertaining account of experiences while on cycling tours was given on Monday evening’s meeting of the Wesley Guild by Mr Harry Day, of Keadby, who has spent cycling holidays in four Continental countries, as well as in England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

On some of the tours he has travelled alone, on others with a friend, and last year he went with a party to Germany.

He has been in every county in England and has a very good collection of his own photographs of famous cathedrals and churches.

Mr Day’s descriptions of some of the things he saw in his journeyings and the impressions he received were exceedingly interesting. He was heartily thanked by the chairman, the Rev J Grange Radford, BD, on behalf of the Guilders.

Bulbs have grown tardily this winter and out of about thirty distributed only seven were ready for the competition. These were judged by Mrs T Lindley and prizes were awarded to: l Miss Hilda Coggon, 2 Mrs Bert Thompson.

Mrs E Shillito the winner of the sponge cake competition was presented with a certificate of merit.

50 YEARS AGO

March 9, 1962

Fifteen Luddington children have raised £12 for the village playing field fund by means of a jumble sale which they held in the Memorial Hall.

The enterprising children were Hazel Broadbent, Jean Britton, Brenda Jackson, Diane Hunt, Margaret Fletcher, Ruth and Sheila Naylor, Pauline Martinson, Janet Burke, June and Margaret Curry, Pauline and Linda Stringwell, David Tinghe and Trevor Davis.

25 YEARS AGO

March 6, 1987

The Epworth Bells pancake race, which is now established as an annual event in aid of charity, again raised the temperature on a bitterly cold day. The two St Trinian’s girls from the Old School Inn, and our own Heather White partnered by NFU’s Angella Campbell, were cheered all the way down the 100 yards course but failed to win a prize.

The chefs from the Isle Training Scheme were very proficient at tossing the pancake in practice - but had to make some spectacular saves in the race. They won the prize for the best fancy dress.

Shrove Tuesday did not include the school half-term this year so the entries for the junior race were reduced to one and the duo competed with the adults, beating them handsomely.