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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 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 (PDF)

Committee March 2020 - February 2021

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

Activities Programme


All events are subject to change and to Covid-19 Guidelines/Restrictions

Sat, 3 April
Film of the Month
Get out the popcorn and chocolate and settle down to a good film – or maybe we will be able to visit the local cinema!

Wed, 7 April
Meet Up Night – Virtual or Real?
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz! Or maybe we shall be able to meet in person – we wait to find out.
Start time: 7.30 pm (Zoom)
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 10 April
Monthly Meal In/Out
Cook up a culinary treat for yourself, or bring in a takeaway – share the experience by posting your photos on Facebook! Show us your bakes! Or maybe we will be able to meet up and eat out in limited numbers.

Sun, 11 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

16-29 April
National Spring Break in the Cotswolds

Sat 17 April
Midland Area Music Bingo
via Zoom!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Wed, 7 April
Meet Up Night – Virtual or Real?
Join us at our Zoom meeting for a catch up, to find out what is coming up and for a short fun quiz! Or maybe we shall be able to meet in person – we wait to find out.
Start time: 7.30 pm (Zoom)
End time: 9.00 pm

Sat, 24 April
St George’s Night Celebrations - TBC
A band, a choir and refreshments as we belatedly celebrate St George’s Day.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 25 April
Midland Area Conference
Via Zoom
Start time 4:00pm
End time: 6:00pm


 

 

 

 

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