The Deepings

The Inner Wheel Club of The Deepings

 

 

President  - Carole Dyehouse

Born to parents Joan and Cyril Whatford, my father was a police officer in Lincolnshire, so after many addresses and moves with my father’s job we arrived in Frampton near Boston.  Three years’ teacher training followed in London, where I met Jim, who will be my husband of fifty years in 2020.  Our two sons Matthew and William were born on The Isle of Sheppey and in Nottingham respectively and over the years made us proud grandparents of four grandsons aged seven to seventeen years.  Teaching in a variety of schools over thirty two years from Kent to Cambridgeshire and finishing my career as a head teacher in Peterborough, I retired in 2001 and have enjoyed many years travelling and looking after grandchildren.  Our present President introduced me to Inner Wheel three years ago and I joined because I wanted  to continue to make a difference for others. I now find myself in the enviable position of President.  A fun and productive year ahead with our welcoming club of ladies!

 

The Pack Horse Bridge at Deeping St James – Deeping Gate

The date on the stonework of the pack horse bridge over the River Welland at Deeping St James, south of Bourne, is 1651, and it was built in an age when transport was horse-drawn. The bridge carries a roadway only thirteen feet wide but there are recesses or alcoves where, as the name implies, mules loaded with goods could wait to enable carts and carriages pass by yet today it is used regularly by cars.

 

The Deepings

Are a series of settlements in the south of Lincolnshire in England.

The adjoining villages and a towns are in the Lincolnshire fens near the River Welland, some eight miles to the north of Peterborough and ten miles or so east of Stamford. The area is just north of the Peterborough border. The Deepings include Deeping St JamesDeeping St NicholasMarket Deeping and West DeepingFrognallStowgateHop Pole and Tongue End are all within the various civil parishes.

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

The area is very low-lying, and gave The Deepings their name (a Saxon name translatable as either 'deep places' or 'deep lands'). The villages are mentioned in the Domesday BookDeeping Fen lies to the North, and the drainage of it was an important part of seventeenth and eighteenth century land reclamation. It is now the responsibility of the Welland and Deepings Internal Drainage Board.

 

July 2019

District Chairman’s Tea

Carole, Liz, Sally and myself spent a lovely afternoon at District Chairman Barbara’s afternoon tea party. The event was in aid of the charity, Children with Cancer. We arrived nice and early so had plenty of time to get to know our table companions and catch up with old and new friends.

Afternoon tea was very enjoyable, but the best was yet to come. District Chairman Barbara announced the entertainment as “A Man in a Dress” which raised a few eyebrows. However, this turned out to be a pantomime dame dressed in purple tulle with hair to match and lots of bling! It was obvious that he loved his profession as he told us about some of the lovely people he had met like Dora Bryan, and the day she lost her ring down the loo. Our pantomime dame was a bit of a prima donna as no photographs were allowed and he made a very hasty exit.

After a pleasant journey, I arrived home minus my camera which I thought I had left behind. On phoning the hotel to enquire if it had been handed in, I asked them to look in the gentleman’s toilets. I could almost feel the person on the other end thinking what was she doing in the gents? I gave no explanation; I was then asked was it the toilets or urinals? The mind boggles! and yes, I did find my camera, still in the car.

 


 

Josie

 

Cheese and Wine

We arrived at Pat’s on a nice but cool evening, too cool to sit in Pat’s lovely garden. We were greeted with Pimms, wine or a drink of our choice by our hostess Pat, she made us all very welcome. The evening rolled on and a feast of cheese and salad appeared followed by some very tasty puddings, all very naughty.

Xanthe one of the organisers of the Deeping Youth Group talked to us a little about the objectives of the group. Among other thing they produce shows, the latest one is High School Musical being staged at the Stamford Art Centre 4th - 6th July. The proceeds of the evening were presented to Xanthe for the group.

The group has a face book page and this is the comment praising Pat’s Cheese and Wine Evening.

“Huge thank you to this amazing group of women from Inner Wheel who came together this evening, holding a wine and cheese event. They raised over £xxx for Deepings Youth Group! Pat Walker hosted and what a lovely evening it was. Massive thanks to you all  ❤❤❤❤” 

President Jil & Pat drawing the Raffle

Not sure these two got around to the cheese

 

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Deeping Lions & Rotary Club of The Deepings Carnival & Parade 2019

Our Annual Carnival this year took place on Sunday 30th June. To start The Carnival there was a  Parade that started  at 11.30am from The Jubilee Field in Deeping St James  and ended in the John Eve Field, There was a funfair , craft stalls, beer and wine tent, car boot sale, and live music on stage as well as various events taking place in the Arena ,the highlight of which were displays by  Vikings of Middle England Re-enactment Group there was also be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Deepings Carnival

Deeping Lions & Rotary Club of The Deepings Carnival & Parade 2019

Our Annual Carnival this year took place on Sunday 30th June. To start The Carnival there was a  Parade that started  at 11.30am from The Jubilee Field in Deeping St James  and ended in the John Eve Field, There was a funfair , craft stalls, beer and wine tent, car boot sale, and live music on stage as well as various events taking place in the Arena ,the highlight of which were displays by  Vikings of Middle England Re-enactment Group there was also be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The most important place to be though  was the Inner Wheel Tea, Coffee and Cake stall.

Our lovely waitresses and waiter served piping hot Tea and Coffee with delicious home-made cakes. We served the Mayoress and her entourage along with the very beautiful Carnival Queen.  Thank you to President Jill, Carole, Liz, Helen, Anne, Pam, Mary, Trish, myself Barbara not forgetting Dave Kett who washed dishes all day. “Thank you, Dave,” and last but not least the lady who organised it all Pat W who worked tirelessly all day to make the everything not only ran smoothly but was enjoyable as well     Well done all of you!!!

 

 

June 2019

Baby Bundles

 On Saturday May 11th I held a coffee morning at my home to make up the Baby Bundles for International Relief. Fifteen Bundles were made up and then we all relaxed with Josies lemon drizzle cake, Barbara’s muffins and Mary’s cheese and jam and cream Scones.

 All very delicious - thank you ladies. Also thank you very much for all the lovely things you have all contributed for the Baby Bundles. Your generosity is truly wonderful and I never fail to be amazed. I present you with a list and everything appears!!!

Thank you all so very much.

Cathy

Rotary Fun Run 2019

On a pleasant day in the middle of May we set up stall again at the Rugby Club for the annual display of our culinary skills, and after a slow start we were soon at our usual frantic pace providing food for people who had come from far and wide to sample the excellence of our bacon butties and sausage baps, not to mention the tea and coffee.

It has always been something of a surprise to me how the word gets around that we are catering again, after all we don’t advertise it at all, but nevertheless over the course of four hours we get through a mountain of food, with people queueing right from the start.  So keen are some people to get their hands on our food that many of them actually strip down to running gear so that they can get to the front of the queue and so make sure that they get to us before we run out of anything.  All credit to Mary in particular who was so keen on getting her hands on our bacon and sausages that she actually ran three kilometres to get to us.

As usual there were lots of members of the Rotary Club among our customers, all wearing high visibility jackets so that we would be sure to see them in the queue, although they still have the annoying habit, which they also showed last year, of all disappearing twice during the morning before all coming back for more refreshments.

The day ended for us when a nice man got up and presented a lot of people with trophies for running, although he has never yet given one to us, and we do a first-class job running our kitchen each year.

All credit to Carole, Josie, Liz, Sally and myself for providing all the refreshments, President Jill helped us set up and supported the runners too.

If the runners think it was hot for them running, they should have tried being in our kitchen!

Text Box: Carole and President Jill checking bottles. Sorry Jill its only squashIn summary; we once again provided the refreshments for the Rotary Club Charity Run, helping them to make a nice profit for their Rotary charities.  At the same time our hard work meant that we also made a nice profit for our own club. Well done everybody. (And I expect we will do it all over again on May 17th next year!)

Thanks to Harrison who not only let us loose in his kitchen but arrived early to make sure ovens were on, water heated and we were all O.K.

Barbara

May 2019

Pictured are the Hampers made by Trish for the Rotary Charity Auction with items donated by Inner Wheel ladies.

Well done Inner Wheel and well-done Trish