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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' …. and we celebrated our 14th birthday in September. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 80. In 2006, we became victims of our own success when our venue became too small and we had to make the decision to move to larger premises. This has enabled the group to expand and flourish and, as a result, we were pleased to have our success recognised at National level, being awarded the President's Trophy for best group overall in the country. 

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, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65. A full programme of events awaits anyone who wishes to join and activities have included days and nights out, theatre and cinema trips, ghost walks, bowling, hiking, parties and barbecues, not to mention archery and gliding.

We've certainly found that there is a market out there and it has been encouraging to see so many new people join the Federation. Fund-raising for charity also plays an important part in our programme and, again, our efforts have been recognised at national level by being awarded the National Charities Trophy.

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

Lis Buller
Chairman, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme September - December 2017 (PDF)

Committee March 2017 - February 2018

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

Activities Programme

Sat, 2 September
Garden Party for Cystic Fibrosis

Join us for afternoon tea and fund-raising for Cystic Fibrosis.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time:  6.00 pm

Sun, 3 September
Open Gardens at Fotherby

As part of the National Garden Scheme, 3 gardens in the village of Fotherby open their gates to the public to raise funds for charity. Come and be inspired!
Start time:  1.00 pm
End time:   3.00 pm

Wed, 6 September
A Funny Thing Happened ……

We welcome a speaker to the group meeting, talking about the funny and amusing things which have happened in her working life.  Come along and have 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

Friday, 8 September
Whisky Galore!

Visit to the local cinema for this re-make of the famous film, telling the tale of ship, laden with whisky, being wrecked of the Scottish coast.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sat, 9 September
Foot-tapping with Potatoes and Pudding!

A musical evening, accompanied with a supper, and bring your own alcohol.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sun, 10 September
Promenade and Proms in the Park

A visit to Caistor for a Proms in the Park afternoon – bring a picnic and sit back and relax as we are entertained by the Market Rasen Band.  Optional guided promenade to the proms beforehand starting at 1.30 pm.
Start time:  3.00 pm
End time:  5.00 pm

Fri, 15 September
My Cousin Rachel

A visit to the cinema for this film based on the well-known novel by Daphne du Maurier.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sat, 16 September
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Visit to Louth Theatre for their production of this play, made famous by the film version starring Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Sunday, 17 September
Great Grimsby Heritage Trail

An opportunity to learn more about our town as we enjoy a guided walk through Grimsby.
Start time:  2.00 pm
End time:  4.00 pm

Wed, 20 September
Group’s 15th Birthday Party

Come along and join us as the group celebrates its 15th birthday.  Enjoy a pool supper 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
Fri, 22 September
Merlin’s Keep

Come along to listen to this popular local folk band at a local pub.
Start time:  7.00 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Sat, 23 September
Monthly Meal Out

Always popular, join us for some good food, good company and maybe a drink! Tonight we take over a popular tea room to enjoy some home-cooked food.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  11.00 pm

Sun, 24 September
Toddle, Tonka and Tea!

A fun afternoon in Cleethorpes as we take a stroll along the front, take the Lollipop Train to the Pier, and enjoy refreshments before making the return journey.  If you are very good, you might even get a lollipop!
Start time:  2.00 pm
End time:  4.00 pm

Sat, 30 September
Knights in Battle and Medieval Fair at Winteringham

Travel back in time at Winteringham as they celebrate the 700th anniversary of being granted a market and fair charter.
Start time:  10.00 am
End time:  4.00 pm

Dunkirk
A visit to the cinema for this new film telling this epic wartime story.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 1 October
Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society

We join in this organised walk in the lovely grounds of Clumber Park in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Start time:  10.00 am
End time:   1.00 pm

The Mersey Beatles and Sgt Pepper
Grimsby’s Central Hall pays tribute to the Beatles with The Mersey Beatles playing the entire Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club’s Band album in the first half of the concert, followed by a mix of Beatles’ songs in the second half.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Wed, 4 October
A Quest QuizFest!

A light-hearted quiz night, 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, 7 October
Bowling ‘Em Over!

An evening of tenpin bowling at Cleethorpes.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sat, 14 October
A Celebration of Sausages!

We take a trip to Lincoln for their very popular Sausage Festival in the grounds of Lincoln Castle.
Start time:  11.00 am
End time:  2.00 pm

Intent on Murder
A visit to the local theatre for the latest production, a thriller.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sun, 15 October
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, 18 October
Sci-Fi Challenge

Test your knowledge on this out of this world quiz!. Time also for a drink and chat and to find out about forthcoming activities.
Start time:  8.30 pm
End time:  11.00 pm

Fri, 20 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, 21 October
Monthly Meal

Our popular monthly event. Tonight we travel out to a village pub in the Wolds. Enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time:  7.00 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Sun, 22 October
Midland Area Conference

Start time:  12.00 pm
End time:  4.00 pm

Fri, 27 October
The Limehouse Golem

A visit to the cinema for a film described as a horror pantomime!  Stars Bill Nighy.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sat, 28 October
Quiz and Chips!

A pub-styled quiz night, with chip butties to feed the brain!
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sun, 29 October
Rural Ramble

We travel out to the Wolds for a stretch in the hills.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time:  1.30 pm

Wed, 1 November
An Eerie Evening!

Tonight we are having a Hallowe’en themed quiz.. 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, 4 November
Fireworks!

We join in with a local firework display and bonfire.  Wrap up and get out those sparklers!
Start time: 6.00 pm
End time:  10.00 pm

Sun, 5 November
Hull’s Heritage – Museum Trail

We take a trip over the bridge to visit the City of Culture and experience their varied museums, all of which are open for free.
Start time:  11.00 am
End time:   4.00 pm

Wednesday, 8 November
Formby

Visit to Louth Theatre for Formby – a funny, touching and thoughtful play of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.  Featuring many of Formby’s classic hits.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  8.00 pm

Saturday, 11 November
Monthly Meal

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, 12 November
Jazz at the Moon

An afternoon of gentle jazz at the Moon on the Water in Cleethorpes. Enjoy a vegan bite to eat too!
Start time:  1.00 pm
End time:  3.00 pm

Wed, 15 November
Pets As Therapy

Tonight we welcome a speaker talking about the charity Therapy Dogs Nationwide. Come along and find out about the work they do 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, 18 November
Party Night for Guide Dogs

A great night of fund-raising for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind, with local singer, Elya, providing the entertainment.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  11.00 pm

Sun, 19 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, 25 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 meal.
Start time:  2.30 pm
End time:  7.00 pm

Holly at Christmas – Buddy Holly and the Cricketers Christmas Party
Staying in Gainsborough, we visit the Trinity Centre for this festive treat, going back in time to the music of Buddy Holly.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 2 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

Sunday, 3 December
Wolds Walk and Christmas Fayre

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, 6 December
Festive Poems and Pints

An evening of verse and socialising. 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, 9 December
Goodnight Mister Tom

A visit to Louth Theatre for this uplifting tale, set during the build up to WWII, when a young boy is evacuated to the English countryside and forges a heart-warming friendship with the elderly recluse, Tom.
Start time:  7.30 pm
End time:  10.30 pm

Sun, 10 December
Beverley Festival of Christmas
Get in the festive mood and cross the bridge to visit the lovely town of Beverley for their annual Festival of Christmas.
Start time:  11.00 am
End time:  3.00 pm

Sat, 16 December
A Strictly Christmas Party!

Put on your sparkly clothes, bring along a drink and nibbles – get ready for the final of Strictly!
Start time:  7.00 pm
End time:   11.00 pm

Sun, 17 December
Breakfast and Boots on the Beach

Join us for breakfast at Cleethorpes and then some exercise after as we stroll along the beach.
Start time:  10.00 am
End time:  12.00 pm

Wed, 20 December
Christmas Conundrums!

Come along to the last meeting of the year and join in a light-hearted festive quiz. 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, 23 December
The Final Film of 2017

Join us as we go to the pictures for the final time in 2017.
Start time:  8.30 am
End time:  11.00 pm

Tue, 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

Saturday, 30 December
Snake Davis and The Suspicions

We visit Barton for a great night of live music and dancing. Reformed a couple of years ago, Snake Davis and The Suspicions have been heralded as the best Soul band performing live in the UK today. They feature Snakes’ searing Junior Walker-inspired sax, the sumptuous vocals of Doreen Edwards and Sue Quinn, trumpet and a killer rhythm section.
Start time:  8.00 pm
End time:  11.00 pm

Sun, 31 December
Ring in the New Year – New Year’s Eve Party!

Food, drink and good company!  See the new year in with friends as we gather at a member’s home.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 1.00 am

 

 

 

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