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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 2018 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Sat, 2 June
Murder Weapon
A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production, a highly tense thriller.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 4 June
Wheelbarrow and Garden Trail at Barrow
A lovely afternoon in Barrow-upon-Humber following the trail of decorated wheelbarrows and visiting various gardens.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 6 June
Remember When?
A quiz concentrating on the swinging sixties! Come along, test your memory and 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 June
Strike Out! Tenpin Bowling
Come and test your skills at bowling at the local alley at Cleethorpes and see if you strike out!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 10 June
Afternoon Tea and Fete for Macmillan
A fund-raising afternoon, with tea, cakes, stalls and books. Come along and support this, all in aid of Macmillan.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Sat, 16 June
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, 17 June
A Walk in the Valley
A visit to the lovely Wolds village of Wold Newton for walk in ‘The Valley’ and the hills above. Afterwards enjoy home made refreshments at the village hall.
Start time: 10.30 am for walk
End time: 2.00 pm

Wed, 20 June
A Bit of a Puzzle
Test your knowledge in this light-hearted 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

Sat, 23 June
Golden Daffodil Extravaganza!
A fund-raising evening for Marie Curie at the Beachcomber, Cleethorpes, featuring the Bootleg Shadows and a vinyl 60s disco!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.30 pm

Sun, 24 June
Horses Through the Ages
A visit to Northcote Heavy Horse Centre for this special costumed event featuring how horses have been worked through the ages.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 3.30 pm

Sat, 30 June
Musical Memories Through the Decades
A visit to Louth Theatre for a magical journey through the wonderful world of musicals – a foot-tapping musical extravaganza!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 1 July
Guided Tour of Beverley
Enjoy our own private guided tour of this interesting and historic town. There will be time afterwards to visit one of the many cafes or pubs!
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Wed, 4 July
International Bomber Command Centre
Tonight we are pleased to welcome a speaker who will be talking about this new centre and museum which opened in April in Lincoln. 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, 5 July
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
A visit to Grimsby Auditorium for this romp through the works of Shakespeare!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 7 July
1940s Festival at Woodhall Spa
A trip back in time as Woodhall Spa transforms itself into a 1940s village. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy entertainment and displays from the war years.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm

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, 8 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

Tue, 10 July
Stride Out at Cleethorpes
Take a 4 mile evening stroll at Cleethorpes and then enjoy some liquid refreshment at the smallest pub in the planet!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 14 July
Di and Viv and Rose
A visit to the Caxton Theatre for their latest production described as a warm, funny, witty, yet poignant comedy about 3 women who meet at University as students.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 15 July
Walk in the Wolds
Take a hike in the Lincolnshire Wolds.
Start time: 9.30 am
End time: 12.00 pm

Wed, 18 July
Women R Us!
Tonight, in commemoration of women getting the vote, we test our knowledge of famous females.. Come along and join in this 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

Sat, 21 July
Wine and Wisdom
…. And Crackers and Cake! A Quiz Night in aid of charity. Test your knowledge on all manner of subjects, enjoy a glass of wine and some crackers and cheese and cake!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sunday, 22 July
Midland Area Conference
Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Sat, 28 July
Pub Fish ‘n’ Chip Night and Optional Walk
A trip out to a countryside 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: 7.30 pm – for the walk 6.15 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 29 July
Messing about on the River – Boat Trip with Afternoon Tea
We take to the water on a riverboat cruise from Sprotbrough, Doncaster. Take in the scenery and enjoy afternoon tea on the deck!
Messing About On The River with Lincs Quest
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 5.30 pm

Wed, 1 August
The Decade Style Forgot!
Get out the flares and come along for this light-hearted quiz about the 70s.. There will also be the opportunity to have a drink and chat and find out more about the group and its activitiesStart time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 4 August
Toddle and Tipple
.Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Hubbards Hills of Louth, before retiring to a local inn (or two!) for refreshments.
Start time: 6.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 5 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

Sat, 11 August
A Vintage Day – Lincoln 1940s and RAF 100 Years Celebrations
A day out in Lincoln as they look back at the 1940s and celebrate 100 years of the RAF..
Start time: 11.00 pm
End time: 6.00 pm

Sun, 12 August
1940s Themed Garden Party
Continuing the vintage theme, don your best 1940s outfit and enjoy a 1940s themed garden party. We will also be raising funds for the local Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Wed, 15 August
What is the Meaning of This?
Come along and join in this 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

Sat, 18 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, 19 August
Robin Hood and his Merry Men at Elsham
Enjoy a picnic and 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, 25 August
A Walk in the Yorkshire Wolds
We take a trip over the Humber Bridge for a walk in the lovely Yorkshire Wolds at Risby, followed by a visit to the small market town of Hessle, with its attractive Georgian buildings and shops and cafes to visit.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Sun, 26 August
Tucker Bag Barbie!
Stoke up the barbecue bring out the bangers, get out the bottles and enjoy a late summer Barbie!
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 7.00 pm
 

 

 

 

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