The Deepings

The Inner Wheel Club of The Deepings

Jill Thomas


Our President for year 2017-2018

Vice President: Carole Dyehouse

Secretary: Pam Blades

Treasurer: Liz Harrison

International: Cathy Cavanagh

Correspondent: Barbara Piercy


I was born in Market Deeping and have lived here all my life with my son and my partner.

For nearly fifty of those years I have worked as a hairdresser so there are not many people in The Deepings I don't know.

I joined The Deepings Rotary Club in 2002 and have held various offices, initiating  many projects. 

I have had the honour to serve as president and am still a very active member.

Through my connection with the Rotary Club I joined Inner Wheel of The Deepings Club in 2015 and am looking forward to my year as president.




Club meeting date: On the first Wednesday of every month.

Club meeting place: :

The White Horse

Market Deeping PE6 8AN

7.00pm for 7.30pm


At the moment we are a club of 21 members







About The Deepings

Packhorse Bridge - Deeping Gate

The  Deepings are a series of settlements in the South of Lincolnshire.The adjoining villages and towns are in the Lincolnshire Fens near the river Welland, some eight miles North of Peterborough and ten miles East of Stamford. The area is just North of the Peterborough border. The Deepings include: Deeping St James, Deeping St Nicholas, Market Deeping, West Deeping, Frognall, Stowgate, Hop Pole and Tongue End all within the various civil parishes.

Another village that is included in The Deepings is Deeping Gate, a small hamlet across the River Welland in Cambridgeshire.

The Deepings area is very low lying and gave The Deepings their name, a Saxon name translated as either "deep places or deep lands". The villages are mentioned in the Doomsday book. Deeping Fen lies to the North, and the drainage of it  was an important part of the seventeenth century land reclaimation and is now the responsibility of The Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board.


Strawberry and Wine Evening

To mark the end of a very enjoyable year, Past President Pat organised a Strawberry & Wine evening in her lovely garden.  Although it was a beautiful June evening, several members were grateful when Pat produced wraps  to keep the chill away.
Games were set out around the garden for members to play,  but most preferred to just sit and chat and enjoy the food and wine.
It was a good evening and a lovely way to end the year. Well done Pat!
It’s been an interesting time  for all six Presidents who took on the joint roll over the last year.  The Deepings Club have shared lots of fun and friendship. We’ve had  a Beaujolais Evening, St George’s night  and a trip to the beautiful Peak District with a canal cruise and afternoon tea.  We have also had some interesting speakers, enjoyable quizzes and a lively xmas party.  Quite a varied year.
On behalf of the “other five” thank you to the Deepings Club for all your support and friendship throughout the year.

Past Presidents, Pat, Anne, Liz, Margaret, Christine and Josie.



Diary Dates

Monday 1st October 2018: Cathy’s International Tea to be held at Northborough, Village Hall, Cromwell Close, PE8 6RU Speakers: Jim & Marion Ewen "Three Hills National Trust" Kenya. Time:2.00pm for 2.30pm Cost: TBA


Thursday 5th October:2018: Spalding I.W invite you to an International Lunch at Pinchbeck Church Hall

Thursday 12th October 2018: Spalding I.W. invite you to join them for Club Meeting at Welland Yacht Club - No Speaker - 'Cakes and a Cuppa'




2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 The Deepings.