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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 15th 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 9 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 2019 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Sun, 1 September
Treasure Hunt

A meander around a Wolds town, solving clues and finishing with refreshment
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 4 September
Stop the Bus!

Come along and join us for a light-hearted quiz night. Have 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 September
Festival of the Sky

A weekend spectacular festival including hot air balloons, kites and light/water displays. Events and activities will be taking place across a range of site including the beach, promenade, Pier Gardens and Meridian Showground.The festival will provide a platform to showcase new, innovative arts and culture activities.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: Late

Sun, 8 September
Boots and Barbecue!

Join in a Sunday Stroll at Louth in aid of Louth Macmillan Cancer Support. Leaving from the newly restored Boar’s Head and heading out to Hubbards Hills, before returning for a barbecue in the Beer Garden.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 6.00 pm

13-15 September
Rail Ale & Blues Festival

A weekend of music and drink at the Cleethorpes Light Railway

Sat, 14 September
Local Heritage Events

As part of the Heritage Week Events, we will visit various local attractions open for free.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Oh! Look at Me Now
A visit to Louth Theatre for an evening of vocal harmony with a modern twist.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 15 September
Myths & Legends of the Wild(ish) Wood

Discovering the roots of tree lore Snipe Dales Country Park. A guided walk of approximately 4 miles. Weaving folklore, practical magic tips and tales of woodland wisdom with advice on tree care and the everyday usefulness of woodland products.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 18 September
Group’s 17th Birthday Party

Come along to help celebrate our 17th Birthday – founded in 2002 with just 5 members, we have now grown to 80! Enjoy a drink and a chat, and a pool supper, and find out more about the group and the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm.
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 21 September
Monthly Meal Out

Always popular, join us at a country pub for some good food , good company and maybe a drink!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 22 September
Visit to the beautiful 17th century Manor House in Alford as part of the Heritage Weekend of events.

Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 28 September
Strike Out! Tenpin Bowling

Come and try your hand at tenpin bowling and see if you can strike out!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 2 October
Beetle Drive

Join us for a fun evening with this traditional game and with the opportunity to have a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 5 October
Quiz and Chips in aid of SSAFA

Come along for our popular, pub-style charity+ quiz night, with chip butties to feed the brain! Help raise money for charity too. Representatives from SSAFA will be giving us a short presentation beforehand.
Start time: 6.45 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 6 October
Memory Walk at Clumber Park

Join in with thousands of other walkers in the lovely grounds of Clumber Park and raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society. Afterwards, enjoy refreshments in the Garden House.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 12 October
Monthly Meal Out

Always popular, join us for good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 13 October
Hull’s City Centre Heritage – Guided Walk – and the Sistine Chapel!

A fascinating guided walk of the city centre, with architecture ranging from the Georgian splendour of Albion Street up to the present day developments. We find out about Charles Dickens, the New Theatre, European emigrants and much more. Afterwards, we visit Hull Minister, where there is a special exhibition displaying Michelangelo’s world-famous work up close for the first time, giving visitors unprecedented access to the artist’s magnificent paintings which adorn the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. This is the only exhibition showcasing the entire set of works and is officially licensed by the Vatican Museums.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 16 October
Round the World Quiz

Come along and join us for a light-hearted quiz night. Have 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

Fri, 18 October
Ceilidh with Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper

Take your partners by the toe, swirl them round and let ‘em go! Dancing shoes on for a fun night of traditional dancing. Take a break for a fish and chip supper
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 11.30 pm

Sat, 19 October
Lipstick on your Collar

A visit to Grimsby Auditorium for this show direct from the West End. Step back in time to golden era of music where the juke-box roared and feet didn’t touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready for an evening of back to back hits from the ‘50s and 60’s, featuring a full live band.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 20 October
Midland Area Conference

Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 26 October
A Bunch of Amateurs

A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 28 October
A Hike in the Peaks

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, 3 November
Enchanted Lit Woodland Walk

A visit to the lovely Stourton Estate near Horncastle. Enjoy the natural beauty of the arboretum in the evening with some very special coloured illuminations creating an enchanted lit woodland walk to wander along. A variety of coloured lights will bring the trees to life with atmospheric sounds and soft music. Find your way along the magical lit trail and enjoy the ambience of the flickering flames around the fire pit whilst you have a hot drink or toast marshmallows. Refreshments also available in the safari tent.
Start time: 5.00 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 4 November
Breakfast and Boots at Brigg

Tuck into a full English at Brigg Garden Centre, before enjoying a walk along the river.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 6 November
Lest We Forget

Come along and join in this 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

Fri 8 - Mon 11 November
WASH

Fri, 8 November
Museums at Night Quiz

We travel up to the banks of the Humber at Barton for their charity quiz night in aid of the Wilderspin National School Museum.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Saturday, 10 November
Glorious!

A visit to Louth Theatre for this hilarious and heart-warming story based on the true-life events of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in history!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 11 November
Monthly Meal – Sunday Lunch

Always popular, join the group on its monthly meal out, this time for Sunday Lunch, and enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 2.30 pm

Wed, 20 November
Winter Wonderland

Come along and test your knowledge on all things to do with winter and 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, 16 November
Last Night of the Proms

A great night of rousing music and flag-waving. Come along for our local Last Night of the Proms evening at the Beachcomber, which raises funds for the local Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 17 November
Take a Hike!

Get out the boots and bags and enjoy a hike in the countryside.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 2.00 pm


Sat, 23 November
Victorian Christmas Craft Fayre – Gainsborough Old Hall

The Victorian Christmas Craft Fair is a great opportunity to visit this beautiful medieval manor house in all its festive glory and get into the Christmas spirit with a host of Victorian characters and beautiful unusual or unique gifts to buy. Afterwards visit the new Marshall’s Yard retail centre, imaginatively restored from the old ironworks, and then enjoy a a bite to eat.
Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Sun, 24 November
The Great Escape Room at Christmas

Use your skills to solve the clues and escape the room with a Christmas theme.
Start time: TBC
End time: 1 hour later!

Sat, 30 November
Sleighed to Death

A visit to the Whtigift Theatre for the new prequel to the Inspector Pratt Trilogy, Sleighed to Death takes us back to the ignominious start of Inspector Pratt’s career and we discover that his early life as a policeman is no less hilarious!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 1 December
A Winter Walk in the Wolds

Enjoy a walk around the hills of Louth, followed by a visit to their annual Christmas Fayre.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 4 December
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, 7 December
A Christmas Carol

A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production of this classic Christmas story
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 8 December
Horncastle Christmas Market and Tree Festival

Get in the festive mood with a visit to the lovely Wolds market town of Horncastle for their annual Christmas market.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 14 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, 18 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, 21 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, 22 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

Sat, 28 December
The Final Film of 2019

Join us as we go to the pictures for the final time in 2018.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 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

Sat 22 February 2020
National Annual General Meeting

Fri 17 - Mon 20 Apr 2019
National Spring Holiday

 

 

 

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