Another Ten Out Of Ten For Syntax!

On March 19th  nearly twenty people turned up at the village hall to hear Karen Maitland talk about her life and work – and what a truly fascinating evening it was!

The-Gallows-Curse-cover-largeKaren had come all the way from Devon to talk to the group and we hardly noticed how quickly the time was passing as she enthralled everyone with tales of her early life in war-torn Nigeria and her experiences with machete-wielding terrorists, right through to how she began her writing career.

Karen Maitland has written eight books, all on the themes of medieval murders, religion, ancient cults and legends and brutal penalties and punishments for often minor offences. The scope of her work ranges from the 12th to the 15th century and encompasses subjects including the Church, the inquisition, royalty, the plague, creatures of myth and the trials and tribulations of the populations at the time – some of it extremely gruesome! Read more →

Allington’s Digital Archive

Welby Arms ph003Photographs and pre-1900 land records in the possession of the Allington and Sedgebrook History Society have been digitized using a digital camera and a scanner and uploaded to this website and to Flickr.

The original photographs have been protected as best as can be done in a normal building using conservation methods (Melinex® pockets inside a conservation standard box, from Conservation by Design)

Two hard copies were made for use for display and to be used for further copies thereby reducing the risk of damage to the originals.

The original land deeds dating from 1686 onwards are to be deposited in the Lincolnshire Archives as they are fragile and in need of professional storage.  The deed from 1857 was retained, as this was in good condition and could still be used for display.  This may also be transferred to the Archive if needed. Read more →

Village Hall Events

The village hall AGM and a couple of fundraisers are just around the corner.

The AGM will take place on Monday 14th April at 7.30 PM. The management committee is looking for help and support. They would also like to know  what people want to see from Allington’s principle community building. This is your opportunity to have your say.

You can also support the village hall by attending two fundraising events.

There will be a coffee shop on Saturday 12th April in the Village Hall from 10:00 to 12:00. There will be a variety of filter coffees on offer together with a selection of teas and hot chocolate.

On 3 May there will be a Spring Fair in the Village Hall from 2:30 to 4:00. Attractions will include crafts, cards, lucky dip, jewellery, home made cakes, tombola, books, bric a brac and a fantastic raffle. Entry is £1 and includes refreshments. Under 12′s are free.

 

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Pre School Waiting List

logoAllington and Sedgebrook Pre School is now taking enquiries for its waiting list.  Please contact Nina Street on 07887 648447 for more details.

The Pre School offers high quality early years education in a rural village setting for children aged between 2 and 5 years. We offer parents flexibility with our early bird session starting at 9am, as well as part and full day sessions. Full funding available for 3 year olds.

There are strong community links within Allington village including the school.

Allington WI Craft & Hobby Show Saturday 19th July 2014

Prize giving by Geoff & Lesley Horsfall 1982

Prize giving by Geoff & Lesley Horsfall 1982

It is now only six months until the WI are hoping to revive a Village Show which they first staged in 1975 and continued for some 10/12 years before lack of entries caused it to be discontinued.

We had some wonderful children’s entries (such imagination) and we are hoping that they will once again show their inventiveness. This year we are introducing a pre-school class for the tallest Sunflower and a picture of a Sunflower. Hopefully the pre-school will be interested, if so please contact Pam Jackson on 01400 281320 as she may be able to help with flower pots and seeds. Read more →

Lark In The Park 2014

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This is an early warning notice. Please put Saturday 26th July in your diary now. It’s the date for this year’s Lark In The Park which will feature the fabulous Kommitments – a tribute to the Alan Parker film from the early nineties. They will be supported by The Atlantics, a brilliant covers band. More information, including ticket details, will follow in due course.

If you would like to be notified by email when more information is available please sign up below to receive our events newsletter.




Allington Morris – new members needed

Allington Morris celebrated its 25th anniversary in July last year with the splendid Strictly come Morris event in the village.

The team came together as an attraction at the then Allington Gala Day and has continued for 25 years entertaining locally and attending countrywide Morris events. The side attracted both dancers and musicians not only from the village but from a wide area. Unfortunately this season we are now becoming too small to be viable and it has been decided that if our numbers are not swelled in time for May Day we will sadly have to hang up our bells and baldricks . Allington Morris will be a tradition lost. Read more →

Design A Sign For Allington

artThe Village Hall Management Committee is holding a Competition to design a sign for our village.We want you to design a sign, depicting either the past history of Allington or modern life in Allington (as you see it), or a mixture of the two. Entry is free and entry forms can be found using the link below, or, if you are unable to print from the website, entry forms can be obtained from Theresa Tanner (281042) or Cathy Green (281153). Read more →