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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 January - April 2019 (PDF)

Committee March 2018 - February 2019

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

Activities Programme

Wed, 6 March
Everything’s Coming Up Daffodils and Leeks!
As a belated commemoration of St David’s Day, come along to this quiz night with a Welsh theme! 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

Sat, 2 March
A Foot in the Door
A visit to the local Caxton Theatre for their latest production, described as a gentle comedy.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun 3 March
The Wonderful Discovery of Witches
A visit to Caistor Town Hall for an intimate and spellbinding telling of the true story of the notorious and bloody 16th century Pendle Witch trials, which led to the execution of 10 people, combining bold theatricality, haunting a capella hymn singing and striking dark humour. Great theatre, this subtly beautiful, richly atmospheric production has its own enchantment, not to be forgotten
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 9 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, 10 March
School’s Out ! Visit to Wilderspin National School
A visit to Barton for this interesting museum where visitors of all ages will experience school life from a bygone age – from the Victorian era through to the 1970s.
Start time: 10.30 am
End time: 2.00 pm

Fri, 15 March
Pamper Party for Spring
One for the ladies – and evening of pamper sessions, with some food and drink thrown in!
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 16 March
Quiz and Chips for LIVES!
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 LIVES.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Wed, 15 March
SSAFA Speaker
We are pleased to welcome a speaker from SSAFA tonight to tell us about the worthwhile work this charity carries out. 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 22 - Mon 25 March

National Spring Holiday

Sat, 23 March
Pot Luck! Paint a Pot
Try your hand at pottery painting. A crafty evening, with a bite to eat.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sun, 24 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

Sat, 30 March
Discover Lincoln by Day and Ghosts by Night
Explore Lincoln during the day, when many of the attractions are open for free for the Discover Lincolnshire Weekend, and then join in the famous Ghost Walk at night.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sunday, 31 March
Jazz at the Moon
Enjoy an afternoon of gentle jazz, looking out at the sea, whilst enjoying a drink and some vegan food.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 3 April
TV Nostalgia
A light-hearted quiz looking back at the television programmes of your youth. 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, 6 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

Sun, 7 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

Sat 13 April
Fund-raising Party Night
A fun evening with entertainment, buffet, raffles and name-cards all in aid of a local care home.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun 14 April
Midland Area Geo-caching Trail
Worcester

Wed, 17 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: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 20 April
St George’s Night Celebrations
A band, a choir and bangers and mash as we celebrate St George’s Day.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 27 April
Sounds of the Seventies Party Night
Get out your flares and dancing shoes as we take you back to the disco era for this party night in aid of MS.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sun, 28 April
Midland Area Conference
12:00 Plough & Harrow, Slade Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5PF

Sun, 28 April
Spitfire Solo
A visit to Caistor Town Hall for this production, blending theatre, music and film, RSC actor Nicholas Collett tells the intimate story of the life (and unresolved troubles) of an ex-Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, now in a residential care home.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Sun 5 May

Midland Area Ten Pin Bowling Competition

Mon 27 May
Midland Area Ramble

Tamworth-in-Arden

Sun 16 June
Hiking and History in the Hills of Eyam

Full details here (PDF)

Sat 27 July
Lincs Quest Charity Quiz with Wine, Crackers & Cheese

Cleethorpes

Sun 28 July
Midland Area Conference

Cleethorpes

Sun 20 October
Midland Area Conference

12:00 Plough & Harrow, Slade Road, Sutton Coldfield B75 5P

Fri 8 - Mon 11 November
WASH

Sat 22 February 2020
National Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

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