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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 18th 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 10 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 The Honest Lawyer, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby DN32 8SQ. For further information, ring 01472 314518 or 07804 240370, or e-mail ebuller@ntlworld.com.

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme January - April (PDF)

Committee March 2021 - February 2022

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

Activities Programme

ALL EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS


Sat, 1 January
Happy New Year!
Why not blow away the cobwebs and take a stroll along Cleethorpes’ sea-front
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 5 January
That Was The Year That Was!
A look back over the last 12 months - see how you much you can remember from 2018.
Come along for a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm.
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 8 January
First Film of 2022
A visit to the local Parkway cinema to catch up with the new releases.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 9 January
Round Louth Charity Walk for Macmillan Cancer
Enjoy an invigorating walk in the Lincolnshire Wolds and raising some money for a good cause at the same time!
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Sat, 15 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: 10.30 pm

Sun, 16 January
Wassailing at Skidbrooke Cyder Farm
Come along to enjoy this ancient tradition of blessing the apple trees - and enjoy a cider or two!
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Wed, 19 January
A Pot Luck Quiz
A real mix of a quiz! 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: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 22 January
A Bolt from the Blue
A visit to the local theatre for their first production of the year, a comedy. “Edward Jones was just an ordinary man, doing ordinary things- until the day before his 40th birthday. What happened next was, quite literally, incredible. It defies belief. It defies logic. It defies the fundamental laws of science and nature. But it…”
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 23 January
Midland Area Conference at 6 pm via Zoom

Sat, 29January
My Fair Lady
A visit to Grimsby Auditorium for this classic musical.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 30 January
Midland Area Open House – Zoom Event
Join with other members from around the Midland Area for this Zoom event. Times TBC.

Wed, 2 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: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 5 February
Pub of the Month
A social get together at a local pub.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 6 February
Ice Sculpture Trail at York
A trip to York to view the amazing ice sculptures which are placed throughout this historic city.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 12 February
Monthly Meal Out
Our popular monthly event, this time at local Cleethorpes venue, with an Oriental flavour. Enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 13 February
Snowdrop Sunday Ramble
A local 5 mile walk, visiting 2 village churches where, hopefully, we will be rewarded with displays of snowdrops – the first flowers of spring.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 12.00 pm

Wed, 16 February
A real mix of a quiz! 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: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Fri, 18 February
Little Women
A visit to North Thoresby’s Cinema Club for their showing of the 2019 version of Little Women.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 am

19-20 February
National AGM and Dinner/Dance
 Jacobean Hotel, Coventry

Sat, 26 February
Lincoln Ghost Trail
A visit to the lovely city of Lincoln for the guided Ghost Trail with ghost stories and history.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sun, 27 February
Fun with Chocolate!
Get messy with chocolate at a chocolate making workshop, where you are allowed to lick your fingers!
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

Wed, 2 March
A Building Challenge
Clear the tables and enjoy taking part in the popular game of Jenga. There will also be an opportunity for a drink and chat and to find out about the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 5 March
Private Lives
A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production, a classic Noel Coward play.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun 6 March
Breakfast and Boots at Laceby
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we don our walking boots for a hike in the surrounding countryside.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Sat, 12 March
Quiz and Chips for Women’s Aid
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 the local Women’s Aid.
Full details (PDF)
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Wed, 16 March
Speaker – Women’s Aid
Tonight we welcome the Chief Officer of the local Women’s Aid, who will talk about the invaluable service they provide.. There will also be an opportunity for a drink and chat and to find out about the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 19 March
Back to the 80s!
A visit to the Parkway for a live show, written and featuring local singer Rob Bishop. Get ready to re-live the 80s.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 20 March
Metal Bird Trail
A visit to North Thoresby to take part in their art trail of metal birds – no binoculars required, but good good eyesight is!
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 3.30 pm

Sat, 26 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, 27 March
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
A visit and guided tour of this nationally acclaimed museum and ex fishing trawler, the Ross Tiger.
Start time: TBC

Sat 2 April
Fund-raising Party Night
A fun evening with entertainment, fish and chips, raffles and name-cards all in aid of the local hospice.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 3 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

Wed, 6 April
Peter’s House of Games
A games’ night with a different – come along and find out more! Also, enjoy a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 9 April
Strike Out! Tenpin Bowling
Come along for a fun evening of tenpin bowling at Cleethorpes Bowl. Will you strike lucky tonight?
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 10 April
Treasure Hunt
Enjoy a walk around a local village, looking and solving clues on the way and rounding it off with coffee and cake.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 16 April
Spring Social!
An informal get-together. Details TBC.

Wed, 20 April
For Harry, England and St George!
A celebration of England 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: 8.00 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sat, 23 April
St George’s Night Celebrations
A celebration of St George’s Day at a local village, with band and choir.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 24 April
Midland Area Conference

Fri, 29 April
Graffiti Classics
A visit to Louth Theatre for a classical concert with a difference. 16 strings, 8 dancing feet and 4 voices with 1 aim: to make classical music wickedly funny and fantastically exhilarating for everyone, young and old, with their hilarious all-singing, all-dancing musical comedy show.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 30 April
Monthly Meal Out
Our popular monthly meal – enjoy good food, good company and a drink or two.
Start time: 7.300 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

 

 

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