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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 September - December 2020 (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 Guidelines/Restrictions

Wed, 2 September
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 8.10 pm

Sat, 5 September
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's 100th Birthday Celebrations
Join the CBSO live on YouTube as they celebrate 100 years, with Simon Rattle conducting and Adrian Lester hosting.
Start time: 7 pm

An Evening at Joe Allen’s – Act 2
Joe Allen’s restaurant present a second virtual cabaret show on YouTube, featuring a wealth of theatrical performers (this show will be available for viewing on their YouTube channel afterwards).
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Fri, 11 September
Rose (virtual play)
A one-woman play, starring Maureen Lipman. Sherman's play follows Jewish woman Rose as she begins her life in a 1920s Russian village. Over time she travels across the globe, visiting the likes of Warsaw, Atlantic City, Arizona and Miami. Tickets are £8, from
www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk. Details will be emailed to you on the day.
Sat, 12 September
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on Facebook or YouTube. Fun on-line quiz, with 5 rounds and half-time puzzles such as dingbats and worksearch). Free to take part, but links to the charity being supported that week.
Start time: 8.15 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 13 September
Take a Hike!
A walk in the Lincolnshire Wolds – number restricted to 6, so booking essential.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Citizens of Song – Music from Broadway Afar
A second virtual concert presented by musical theatre performers from all over the world – a great evening of musical theatre songs.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Wed, 16 September
Group’s 18th Birthday Party – Let’s Celebrate
Come along and join us at our Zoom Meeting to celebrate the group’s coming of age birthday! Have a drink and some nibbles and cake at the ready.
Start time: 7.30 pm.
End time: 8.10 pm

18-20 September
Rail Ale & Blues Festival
A weekend of music and drink at the Cleethorpes Light Railway. TBC

Sat, 19 September
Film Night
Settle down with a drink, some popcorn and chocolate and watch a great film from your sofa.

Sat, 26 September
Monthly Meal Out
We may not be able to eat out as a group, but we can still enjoy a meal out (with friends as per guidelines) and stay connected through the share experience.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sat, 3 October
Magic Show - TBC
An evening of magic at a local village hall – looks to be an entertaining night.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Wed, 7 October
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 8.10 pm

Sat, 10 October
Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz on Facebook or YouTube. Fun on-line quiz, with 5 rounds and half-time puzzles such as Dingbats and Wordsearch). Free to take part, but links to the charity being supported that week.
Start time: 8.15 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 13 October
A Healing Hike!
A walk of two lengths from this local village, with the option of lunch afterwards. Numbers restricted, so booking essential.
Start time: 11.30 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Sat, 17 October
A Night at the Movies
Settle down with a drink, some popcorn and chocolate and watch a great film from your sofa.

Sun, 18 October
Midland Area Conference

Wed, 21 October
Virtual Meet Up Night
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 8.10 pm

Sat, 24 October
Monthly Meal Out
We may not be able to eat out as a group, but we can still enjoy a meal out (with friends as per guidelines) and stay connected through the share experience.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 25 October
A Hike in the Peaks - TBC
Make the most of that extra hour by travelling out to Ladybower Reservoir for a 5-6 mile hike in the beautiful countryside of the Peak District. Refreshments available after at the nearby café or pub.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 31 October
What A Carve Up!
A thrilling murder mystery - a new digital play based on Jonathan Coe's What A Carve Up! will premiere online from Halloween and runs until 29 November. Tickets are £12 per device from the What A Carve Up website.
Start time: Your choice!
End time: 90 minutes later

Wed, 6 November
Meet Up Night - TBC
Come along and for a fun quiz night. There will also be the opportunity to have a drink and chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Saturday, 7 November
Fireworks! Bonfire Night Celebrations
The group takes the opportunity to join in with one of the many celebrations taking part locally

Sat, 14 November
Charity Quiz and Chips Night
Members of Midland Area will be joining us for our popular Charity Quiz and Chips Night at the Holiday Inn Express. Will your team rise to the challenge? A fun night with prizes to be won, and raising funds for charity.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 17 November
A Wander in the Wolds
Get out the boots and bags and enjoy a hike in the countryside.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Fri, 20 November
An Evening of Storytelling - TBC
This promises to be an interesting evening of ghost stories and more! Performed in a local village hall – bring your own spirits!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sat, 21 November
Monthly Meal Out
A chance to get together to enjoy good food and a drink.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sat, 28 November
Strike Out! Tenpin Bowling
Come and test your skill at the local bowling alley and see how many strikes you can fet!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 29 November
Gainsborough Old Hall
A visit to this beautiful medieval manor house. Afterwards why not visit the new Marshall’s Yard retail centre, imaginatively restored from the old ironworks, and then enjoy a bite to eat.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 2 December
Meet Up Night - Festive Quiz
Come along for a light-hearted quiz with a festive theme.. There will also be the opportunity to have a drink and chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 5 December
A Christmas Film Night
A visit to the cinema for the latest Christmas film on offer.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 6 December
A Winter Walk
Come and explore the lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and maybe call at a tearoom afterwards.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Sat, 12 December
Christmas Meal and Disco
The highlight of the year – our Christmas celebrations! A night of good food, music and dancing and maybe a drink or two!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.30 pm

Wed, 16 December
Christmas Conundrums!
Come along to the last meeting of the year and join in a light-hearted festive game. Enjoy a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 19 December
Cocktails and Mocktails!
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a Christmas cocktail or mocktail!
Start time: 3.00 pm
End time: 6.00 pm

Sun, 20 December
Breakfast and the Park
Chance to relax before the Christmas rush with a leisurely breakfast, followed by a walk in the park.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm

Wed, 26 December
Boxing Day Ramble and Lunch
Blow the cobwebs away and take a stroll by the banks of the Humber before enjoying lunch at a local hostelry.
Start time: 10.45 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Mon, 31 December
Ring in the New Year - New Year’s Eve Party!
Drink, nibbles, music and dance and good company! See the new year in with friends as we gather at a local hostelry.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 1.00 am

 

 

 

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