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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)

Printable Activities Programme January - April 2019 (PDF)

Committee March 2019 - February 2020

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

Activities Programme

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, 4 January
Pub of the New Year

A chance to get together for a chat and a drink in a local hostelry.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 5 January
Round Louth Charity Walk for Macmillan Cancer Support

Enjoy an invigorating walk in the Lincolnshire Wold and raise some money for a good cause at the same time!
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 8 January
That Was The Year That Was!

A look back over the last 12 months - see how you much you can remember from 2019.
Come along for 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, 11 January
Monthly Meal Out

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

Sat, 18 January
RSVP Bhranga in Concert

Get ready to party Punjabi style as RSVP Bhranga bring their bombastic performance style and groove heavy tunes to North Thoresby Village Hall. Bhranga is a hugely popular type of dance music – it’s simply tonnes of fun! Every show comes with an introduction to Bhranga dance.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 19 January
Wassailing at Skidbrooke Cyder Farm

Come along to enjoy this ancient tradition of blessing the apple trees - and enjoy a cider or two! The Grimsby Morris Men and The Herring Gals will be there to lead the celebrations.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 22 January
Peter’s Pop Parade – in the 1960s!

A look back at the music of the swinging sixties. Come along and test your brain and 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, 25 January
Under The Boardwalk

A visit to the local cinema for a live show which celebrates the music of the Drifters, Temptations, Stylistics, Four Tops, and many more soul icons. T
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 26 January
Midland Area Conference

Sat, 1 February
Separation

A visit to the local theatre for their first production of the year. Middle-aged and over-weight British playwright Joe Green hasn't been able to write since the premiere of his play about a woman faced with a lifetime in a wheelchair a play. A young American actress who is suffering the debilitating effects of the illness that plagues the character in Joe's play wishes to procure the rights to perform in it Off-Broadway. A trans-Atlantic telephone romance develops which shatters when Sarah finally meets Joe and realises he is not the man of her dreams, but a mass of unkindness and self loathing.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 2 February
Ice Sculpture Trail at York

An amazing day out exploring York at this festival celebrating ice sculptures at the biggest ice trail in the UK. The Ice Trail will transform York into a sparkling ice sculpture city. In 2020 there will be even more carvings to find, with frosty figures formed from crystal-clear ice sprinkled across the centre and surrounding streets. Warm up with street food, or visit one of York’s many cafes, as you decide which statue is your next stop.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 5 February
Group AGM

A look back at the activities of the past year and election of a new committee. Come along to have a drink and a chat and find out what is happening in the group
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 9 February
Monthly Meal Out

Our popular monthly event at a local venue. Enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Friday, 14 February
Tess of the d’Urbervilles

A visit to Louth Theatre for the popular Hotbuckle’s production of this classic tale.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 15 February
A Night on the Town

Have a drink, a chat and take in some live music. Venue TBC
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 16 February
Snowdrop Walk

We head into the Wolds for a 5 mile walk, exploring the lovely countryside around Donington on Bain, with stunning views, and finishing at Gayton-le-Wold Church which is renowned for its display of snowdrops.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm

17-21 February
Coach Trip to Aberfoyle, Scotland

Members of Lincs Quest board the coach to head north for a 5 day trip to the Aberfoyle. Fingers crossed we don’t get snowed in!

Wed, 19 February
The Year in Question

How good are you at remembering significant moments and events in history? Come along and test your brain and 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 22 February 2020
National Annual General Meeting

Jacobean Hotel, Coventry

Sun, 23 February
Jazz at the Moon

Sit back, enjoy the views over the Humber whilst listening to some gentle jazz. Have a drink and maybe enjoy some food from the excellent vegan menu.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Friday, 28 February
Choice Grenfell

A visit to Louth Theatre for a professional show celebrating the life of Joyce Grenfell during the 40th anniversary of her death.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Saturday, 29 February
Strike Out!

Come along for a fun evening of tenpin bowling at Cleethorpes Bowl. Will you strike lucky tonight?
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 1 March
Fun with Chocolate!

Members will be getting ‘hands on’ with chocolate as we visit a local chocolatier for a fun workshop, making chocolate products.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

Wed, 4 March
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People (Speaker)

We are pleased to welcome a speaker with her hearing dog. She will explain about the training involved and the work a hearing dog undertakes. Deafness can be a very isolating disability. A hearing dog can give a deaf person a newfound sense of independence and confidence now they have a loyal companion and a true friend by their side. There will also be an opportunity for a drink and chat and to find out about the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 7 March
Handbagged

A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production, which examines the relationship between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun 8 March
Breakfast and Boots at the Lakes

Feast on a hearty breakfast before donning your walking boots for a 4.5 mile hike around the hills of Caistor.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Friday, 13 March
Les Gloriables

A visit to Caistor Town Hall for this Live & Local Production described as a riotously silly physical comedy show created by the award-winning French/English comedy theatre duo, Lise Boucon and Susie Donkin. The glamorous Gloria has dreamed a dream and takes her one-woman version of Les Miserables to the streets and stomps all over it! Expect a master-class in resistance – French style!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 14 March
Monthly Meal Out

Another opportunity to get together for good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 15 March
Docks Beers – Brewery Tour and Lunch

Come along to Grimsby’s latest brewery for what promises to be an interesting tour, followed by a pizza lunch.
Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 18 March
Game for a Laugh

Tonight at our meet up night we will be enjoying a games evening. There will also be an opportunity for a drink and chat and to find out about the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 21 March
Quiz and Chips for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

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 Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – we are aiming to raise enough money to sponsor a Hearing Dog puppy.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 22 March
A Whisby Wander

A visit to the lovely Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust site, Whisby Nature Park - a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, trails and lakes. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel. It offers walks which include lake views, woodland and meadows extending to around 6.5 miles, but many shorter routes. Most tracks are hard-surfaced for all-weather use. Coloured arrows guide visitors safely around the reserve. Along the way there are over 30 seats and 6 bird hides, which contain wildlife information. Afterwards why not visit the Boardwalk Café, which is within the Natural World Centre, which is within the Natural World Centre and offers delicious refreshments.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sat, 28 March
Mad March Movie

A visit to the cinema for the pick of the latest movies.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 29 March
Sunday Blues at Moon on the Water

Sit back and relax to some blues music at this popular local venue in Cleethorpes. Why not enjoy a drink and some vegan food at the same time.
Start time: 4.30 pm
End time: 7.00 pm

Wed, 1 April
Partners in Crime

A light-hearted quiz to test your general knowledge. Come along 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, 4 April
Monthly Meal Out

Our popular monthly meal – enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 5 April
Tealby Trek and Tearooms

Our annual trek in the hills above the lovely village of Tealby, with wonderful views across to Lincoln and passing through the Lincolnshire Longwool Sheep flock at Risby. Enjoy refreshments in the local tea room afterwards.
Start time: 12.45 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

Saturday, 11 April
The Ropewalk’s 20th Anniversary – Open Day

The Ropewalk at Barton is celebrating its 20th anniversary and opening up the full length of the building to the public. Events TBC.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm

The Government Inspector
A visit to Louth Theatre for this play described as one of the most famous comedies in the world. The mayor and his cronies have got it made in their small town in the back of nowhere. When they learn they are going to be the subject of an undercover government inspection, they panic. Unbelievably funny, one not to miss!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 15 April
The Health Tree Foundation (Speaker)

Tonight the group will be pleased to welcome a representative from the Health Tree Foundation, which is the hospital charity supporting the work of the local NHS Trust. There will also be the opportunity to 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 17 - Mon 20 Apr 2019
National Spring Holiday

Sat 18 April
Fund-raising Party Night

A fun evening with entertainment, buffet, raffles and name-cards all in aid of the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sunday, 19 April
Treasure Hunt at Lincoln

An opportunity to explore the lovely city of Lincoln as you try and solve the clues!
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 25 April
St George’s Night Celebrations

A band, a choir and bangers and mash as we belatedly celebrate St George’s Day.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 26 April
Midland Area Conference


 

 

 

 

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