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Lincolnshire Quest

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there existed a group of people who would stop at nothing in their search of a good time, the wilder and wackier the activity, the better, especially if it involved lots of food and drink and riotous parties! These people really knew how to live life to the full. So, who were they and what happened to them? Well, they used to be called 'Grimsby & Cleethorpes 18 Plus', but when members became more 'plus than 18', it was felt that it was time to move on and the group closed.

All fairy tales should have a happy ending, but this story doesn't, because it isn't over yet - these people are still here, only they're called 'Lincs Quest', targeting those aged 36 and over…. and we celebrated our 18th birthday in September. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 70. The success of the group has been recognised at National level, being awarded the President’s Trophy for best group overall in the country for the last 10 years. 

The bizarre excesses of youth may have given way to more 'grown up' activities, but we still believe in enjoying ourselves. We have a good mix of members, singles and couples, male and female, from all walks of life, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, although membership can continue after that age.

A full programme of events awaits anyone who wishes to join and activities have included theatre and cinema trips, ghost walks, bowling, hiking, quizzes, boat trips, days out,  themed parties and barbecues, not to mention archery and gliding and holidays.  Fund-raising from charity also plays and important part in our programme and, again, our efforts have been recognised at national level by being awarded the National Charities Trophy.

On the Wednesday meeting nights, we enjoy a variety of light-hearted quizzes or games, played in teams and nothing too serious!  We also have the occasional speaker.  After the evening’s event, we take names for the weekend activities; we usually have events on a Saturday and Sunday, and often other nights of the week too – you will never be bored!

So, if you are from the Lincolnshire area and you want to make new friends, have fun and take part in new activities in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, then come along. Whether you choose to take part in all, or just a few events, you will always be made to feel welcome.

Lincs Quest group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, from 8.30pm at Carr Lane Social Club, Carr Lane, Grimsby DN32 8JP. For further information, ring 01472 314518 or 07804 240370, or e-mail ebuller@ntlworld.com.

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme May - August (PDF)

Committee March 2020 - February 2021

Chairman Lis Buller
Secretary Joan Smith  
Treasurer Geoff Buller
Publicity Lis Buller
  Judith  
 

Activities Programme

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Sat, 3 July
Let’s Get Together!
Our first big group event – a meal out at a local hostelry – cant wait!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 7 July
Welcome Back! Picture Quiz
Our first meet up night after 16 long months! Come along for a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 10 July
Kinema in the Woods
A visit to the historic Kinema in the Woods at Woodhall Spa, which started life as a sports and entertainment pavilion in the late 19th Century. The pavilion was transformed into a cinema which opened its doors on Monday September 11th 1922 at 7pm. Due to the roof trusses in the building, which are too low for an image to be projected from the back of the auditorium, films in Screen One at The Kinema are projected from behind the screen and on to a mirror to flip the image. This is then shown on the back of the screen. The Kinema is believed to be the only full-time cinema in the UK still using rear projection. In June 1987 Mr Green installed a Compton Kinestra organ in The Kinema, which features an ornate lacquered red and gold console with an eighteenth century oriental design. The organ is still situated in Screen One and played regularly.
Start time: TBA

Sun, 11 July
An Utterly Utterby Walk
A lovely 5 mile walk from the delightful village of Utterby in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Enjoy extensive views across the countryside and the Humber.
Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 11.30 am

Sat, 17 July
Hollywood Highlights
A visit to Louth Theatre for their very popular annual summer concert. This time they will be taking us on a journey through Tinseltown, featuring more than 30 songs from the movies, taking in all eras, from the classic golden days of cinema, through to the modern day greats. Let’s celebrate all things film and see if your favourite movie music will be featured.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 18 July
Lincoln Imp Trail
A visit to Lincoln to take part in their third sculpture trail which will run during the summer of 2021 across Lincoln city centre. This is a mass participating public art event to celebrate, Lincoln, its art, culture and heritage. Lincoln’s imp is famous, not only residing in the Cathedral, but also being the town’s football emblem. There will be a trail of 30 colourful Lincoln imp sculptures in and around the city of Lincoln, designed by local and national artists, and raising money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 21 July
Pot Luck Quiz!
A little bit of everything in this quiz tonight. Put your brains to the test, and come along for a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 24 July
Monthly Meal Out
Our first official Monthly Meal Out for 15 months! Come along and enjoy good food, a drink or two, but, more importantly good company.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Area Zoom Murder Mystery Evening for Macmillan

Sun, 25 July
Midland Area Conference at 5 pm via Zoom

Saturday, 31 July
Wine & Wisdom with Crackers, Cheese and Cake!
Come along and enjoy a fun social night, whilst testing your knowledge on all manner of subjects, enjoy a glass of wine and some crackers and cheese and cake! We are raising money for our 2 adopted donkeys, Alan and Martin, at Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 1 August
A Whisby Wander
A visit to the lovely Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust site, Whisby Nature Park - a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, trails and lakes. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel. It offers walks which include lake views, woodland and meadows extending to around 6.5 miles, but many shorter routes. Most tracks are hard-surfaced for all-weather use. Coloured arrows guide visitors safely around the reserve. Along the way there are over 30 seats and 6 bird hides, which contain wildlife information. Afterwards why not visit the Boardwalk Café, which is within the Natural World Centre, which is within the Natural World Centre and offers delicious refreshments.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 4 August
Hotter the Better!
A summer themed quiz tonight! Put your brains to the test, and come along for a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 7 August
Breakfast and Boots!
Start the day with a full English, or something smaller, and then enjoy a walk in the countryside.
Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.30 pm

Sun, 8 August
Take a Bow …… and Arrow!
Ever fancied having a go at archery? Well, now is your chance. No experience needed, just come along for some tuition and a bit of friendly competition.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 14 August
Garden Party for Dementia Awareness
Postponed from 2020, join us as we get together for a fun afternoon, whilst raising funds for the local Dementia Awareness group. There will be food, games, raffle, tombola and entertainment!
Start time:
End time:

Sun, 15 August
Brass at Burnby Hall Gardens
A trip up to Pocklington to visit the lovely Burnby Hall Gardens. Explore the beautiful gardens and lakes and see the renowned water lilies. Then sit back and relax with a picnic whilst the York Golden Rail Band entertain us. Pre-booking essential.
Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 18 August
Something Quizzical
Join us for a fun quiz and enjoy a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 21 August
Pub Fish ‘n’ Chip Night and Walk
A visit to a village pub for that favourite British dish, fish and chips and, for those who want to work up an appetite, a short walk beforehand.
Start time: 6.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 22 August
Take a Hike / Picnic in the Park
A hike in the Wolds in the morning and in the afternoon enjoy a picnic and music at the local People’s Park.
Start time: 9.30.am walk, 1 pm picnic
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 28 August
Visit to Radcliffe Donkey Sanctuary and Alford Craft Fair
A visit to the lovely donkey sanctuary at Huttoft, where we can say hello to our adopted donkeys, Alan and Billy. From there, we return via Alford to visit their popular Bank Holiday craft fair and explore the town.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Sun, 29 August
Sunday Lunch – Monthly Meal Out
Our monthly meal for August will see us enjoying Sunday Lunch – always popular – good food, a drink or two and good company.
Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

 

 

 

 

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