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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 2018 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Wed, 3 October
At Number Ten!
A light-hearted quiz night, based around the number 10, 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, 6 October
Quiz and Chips in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society
Come along for our popular, pub-style charity+ quiz night, with chip butties to feed the brain! Help raise money for charity too.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 7 October
Flamingo Tradery Card Party
Pop along for a chance to get in your Christmas cards and paper.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 1.00 pm

Sat, 13 October
Midland Area Making A Noise Workshop

Sat, 13 October
A Night at the Musicals
A fund-raising party night in aid of the Cardio Unit at Castle Hill Hospital in Hull. Entertainment and a buffet and a giant raffle!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 14 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, 17 October
Saving Our Lives (RNLI Speaker)
We are pleased to welcome a speaker tonight from the local RNLI. 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, 19 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, 20 October
Smother
A local playwright presents his latest production at the local Caxton Theatre.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 21 October
Midland Area Conference
Plough & Harrow, Sutton Coldfield
Start time: 12.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Fri, 26 October
Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
A visit to the Plowright Theatre at Scunthorpe to see Buddy Holly and The Cricketers. The blurb for them reads, "The longest-running and greatest Buddy Holly show on earth celebrates 25 years of rock 'n' rolling the world. A fast, furious and funny rock n' rollercoaster of Buddy hits and other rock n' roll classics. This is not a tribute act but a wonderful mix of music and comedy from some of the finest actor/musicians in the country."
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 27 October
Going Greek – Monthly Meal Out
Tonight we take over a café for a Greek themed meal and a quiz mid-courses! Sounds a fun night. Just don’t smash the plates!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 28 October
A Hike in the Peak District
We travel out to the north end of the Peak District in South Yorkshire to enjoy a 5.6 mile walk around the stunning scenery of Langsett reservoir. Refreshments available after at the nearby café or pub.
Start time: 10.15 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Sat, 3 November
Bonfire and Fireworks!
We join in with a local firework display and bonfire with a Greased Lightnin’ theme!. Wrap up and get out those sparklers!
Start time: 6.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 4 November
Jazz at The Moon
Sit back and chill out to the sounds of gentle jazz – enjoy a drink and some vegan food.
Start time: 1 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 7 November
TV Themes
How well do you know your TV themes – some old, some new. Come along and test your memory. 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

Saturday, 10 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
Sand Racing at Mablethorpe
The sand racing takes place on Mablethorpe beach either just in front of the main pullover or slightly to the north depending on conditions. Some big names in the biking world have been known to come along for a race so you never know who you might see! Take the opportunity to have a look around Mablethorpe attractions too.
Start time: 10.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Wednesday, 14 November
Jane Eyre
Hotbuckle Productions make a return visit to Louth Theatre, this time staging the classic story of Jane Eyre.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 21 November
All Things Scottish
With St Andrew’s day approaching, we have a light-hearted Scottish themed quiz tonight. Come along and test your knowledge 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, 17 November
Last Night of the Proms
A great night of rousing music and flag-waving. Come along for our local Last Night of the Proms evening at the Beachcomber, which raises funds for the local Humberston Hydrotherapy Pool.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 18 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, 24 November
Cabaret Night at Fulstow
Don your gladrags for a superb evening of entertainment at Fulstow, with 3 course meal.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 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 a bite to eat.
Start time: 1.30 pm
End time: 5.00 pm

Sat, 1 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, 2 December
Walk Off That Christmas Pud!
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, 5 December
Festive Musings
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, 8 December
Hound of the Baskervilles
A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production, described as a glorious funny makeover of this ‘barking spoof’!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 9 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, 15 December
Christmas with Steptoe and Son
A visit to Louth Theatre for Hambledon Production’s latest episodes from Steptoe & Son – guaranteed to raise a laught! get ready for the final of Strictly!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 16 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, 19 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, 22 December
Cocktails and Mocktails!
Get into the festive spirit and enjoy a Christmas cocktail or mocktail!
Start time: 4.00 pm
End time: 10.00 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, 29 December
The Final Film of 2018
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
 

 

 

 

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