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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 May - August 2019 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Wed, 3 July
Spire Chocolates
Tonight we are pleased to welcome a local chocolatier, who will be talking about chocolate and her craft and bringing along some samples to try! 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, 6 July
Welcome to our School Play
A visit to Louth Theatre for a joint production from Hambledon Productions and Louth Playgoers. It’s a new year at Oak Academy and Headteacher Mrs. Wilson is determined to get the school back on track. What better way than with an all-singing, all-dancing Christmas Extravaganza?! But, as the old saying goes, you should never work with children or animals, and with
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 7 July
Garden Party for Cystic Fibrosis
Come along for a lovely afternoon in the garden, enjoy afternoon tea, play some games and raise money for this very worthwhile cause.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Sat, 13 July
Meal Out
Always popular, join the group on its monthly meal out and enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 15 July
Take a Hike!
Take a hike in the lovely Lincolnshire Wolds, enjoy the views and the countryside and some good company.
Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm

Wed, 17 July
All Things Disney!
Something old, something new – what do you know about Disney films? Come along for a light-hearted quiz, 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

Fri 19 - Sun 21 Jul 2019
Kings Lynn Mid Summer Camping Weekend

Sat, 20 July
Decision Height
A visit to the Caxton Theatre for their latest production, set in November 1943 and following the incoming class of women as they start their 6 months’ training to earn their ‘wings’ as Women Airforce Service Pilots. Enjoy some fabulous war time music.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 21 July
Newark Day Out – Boat Trip and Civil War Centre
Newark is a lovely market town that boasts one of the finest Georgian market squares in the UK, as well as a dramatic castle, and is steeped in history. Firstly, we visit the National Civil War Centre, which gives a fascinating insight into this period of British history, and this will be followed by a relaxing riverboat cruise on board the MV Sonning. Refreshments will be taken afterwards in the delightful cafe within the Civil War Centre
Start time: 10.30 am, Boat Trip 1.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

Sat, 27 July
Charity Quiz Night with Crackers, Cheese and Cake!
Test 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: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 28 July
Midland Area Conference
Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

The Great Alford Mouse Trail
A chance to explore the lovely town of Alford by following the trail of a variety of hand crafted mice, which will appear throughout the town. The theme this year is Mice from Outer Space!
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 3 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, 4 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

Wed, 7 August
Back to the 80s
The decade of terrible perms and puff-ball skirts! Come along to test your knowledge on all things to do with the 1980s. 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, 10 August
1960s Themed Garden Party
Don your best 1960s gear for this themed garden party, raising funds for the Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool.
Start time: 6.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 11 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.
Start time: 12.30 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 21 August
Television Teasers
Come along and join in this light-hearted quiz based on television 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, 17 August
A Walk on the North Side
Join us as we travel over the Humber Bridge to explore the Yorkshire Wolds. Take in the views and visit a local tea room.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sun, 18 August
Pride & Prejudice at Elsham
Enjoy a picnic9and Pimms in the lovely grounds of Elsham Hall before being entertained by the Chapterhouse Company with their 2018 summer production.
Start time: 6.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 24 August
Lincoln’s Famous Steampunk Festival
See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 11th year. Watch the cobbled streets of historic Lincoln taken over by the Victorian Steampunk Society's annual festival - from top hats and flying goggles, to corset and flamboyant feathers.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm

Sun, 25 August
The Amazing Maize Maze
Get lost at Thornton Abbey in their Amazing Maize Maze!
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 31 August
Monthly Meal Out
Come and join us on this popular event as we enjoy a visit to a countryside inn for some fine food and wine!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 1 September
Treasure Hunt at Louth
Solve the clues whilst exploring the lovely Wolds town of Louth – see if you find the treasure!
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sun, 20 October
Midland Area Conference

12:00 Plough & Harrow, Slade Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5P

Fri 8 - Mon 11 November
WASH

Sat 22 February 2020
National Annual General Meeting

Fri 17 - Mon 20 Apr 2019
National Spring Holiday

 

 

 

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