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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

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme January - April 2018 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Fri, 2 March
Pamper Party!
An evening of indulgence for the ladies of the group!
Start time:  7.00 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Sat, 3 March
Area Quiz and Chips
Our Quiz and Chip Night is always a popular fund-raising event, with proceeds going to a local charity. The quiz consists of 6 rounds and a break for chip butties to refresh mind and body! This time we are joined by members of the Midland Area.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time:  9.30 pm
Sun 4 March
Walk and Lunch
Enjoy an invigorating walk before indulging in Sunday lunch!
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm
Wed, 7 March
Another Pot Pourri
A little bit of everything in this light-hearted quiz. 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
Saturday, 10 March
Relatively Speaking
A visit to the local theatre for their latest production which is a revival of one of Alan Ackybourn’s well known plays.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm
Sun, 11 March
Midland Area Tenpin Bowling Competition
Fri, 16 March
Ho-de-Ho! We join Louth Playgoers as they put on their latest production of this popular TV series.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm
Sat, 17 March
Fifty Shades of Green! Party for St Patrick’s Day
Green will be the dress code as we party down to celebrate St Patrick’s Day..
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.30 pm
Sun, 18 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
Wed, 21 March
A Touch of the Irish
With St Patrick’s Day just behind us, come and test your knowledge on all things Irish! 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
Fri 23 - Mon 26 March
National Spring Holiday


Sat, 24 March
Monthly 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, 25 March
Rushmoor Country Park
Come and join us in a visit to this country style farm set in 6 acres of Lincolnshire countryside. Hawk and owl demonstrations. Home produced food in the tea rooms.
Start time:  11.00 pm
End time:  3.00 pm 
Wed, 28 March
Easter Parade
Visit to the local cinema for a bit of nostalgia as they screen this well-loved film, tagged as The Happiest Musical Every Made! Come out smiling and singing!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm
Sat, 31 March
Spring Surprise!
A social get-together, chance to catch up with friends. Will Easter eggs be involved?!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm
Wed, 4 April
1066 and All That …..
Tonight we have an historical based quiz, so see what you can remember from the past.  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, 7 April
Music, Song and Comedy!

A fund-raising night for Northcote Heavy Horse Centre at Spilsby, which is reliant on public donation - an evening of sing along and comedy. There will also be a buffet and huge raffle!
Start time:  7.00 pm
End time:  11.00 pm

Sun, 8 April
Tealby Trek and Tearooms
Glorious views on this hike in the Lincolnshire Wolds around the lovely village of Tealby. Afterwards visit the tea rooms for refreshments.
Start time:  12.45 pm
End time:  3.30 pm
Sat, 14 April
Monthly Meal Out
Come and join us on this popular event as we enjoy a visit to a local hostelry for some fine food and wine, and celebrate a birthday too!!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm
Sun, 15 April
A Roman Treasure Hunt
A meander around the lovely Roman town of Caistor, solving clues and finishing with refreshments.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm
Wed, 18 April
Rambling On (Speaker)
Tonight we welcome to the group a speaker from the local rambling group. Come along for what promises to be an interesting evening. 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, 20 April
Oh La La! An Evening of French Fancies
No, not cakes, but café style acoustic music, including 60s pop and classic jazz, in rural Caistor.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm
Sat, 21 April
St George’s Day Celebrations
An evening with a brass band and that typical English dish of bangers and mash. Get out the red and white flags and sing along!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm
Sun, 22 April
Midland Area Conference
The Plough & Harrow, Slade Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5PF
Start time: 12:00 pm
End time: 5:00 pm
Sat, 28 April
Play One
A visit to the Caxton Theatre for their latest production, featuring a play within a play, which promises to be hilarious!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm
Sun, 29 April
Cleethorpes Heritage Trail – Guide Walk and Talk
A guided walk and talk around Cleethorpes. Come for a stroll at the seaside and learn about the history of our local town.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm


Future Dates

Sun, 29 July
Spotborough Boat Trip




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