A village with Roman links
Two miles north of the market town of Bourne the name originates from the village's position on the Car Dyke, a once considerable ditch built by the Romans World War I army hut moved from Belton Park near Grantham in 1920. The village is also served by the Wishing Well public house.
Village Hall News.
The last few months have been very busy for members of the committee, particularly those involved with organising the Scarecrow Festival. However, we need to remind ourselves that whilst the festival was a focus for our energy, we do have a hall to run. With the hall building being the age it is (see "about us" and then see the page on Dyke Village Hall) and its type of construction, there is a continuos schedule of work to be undertaken. This, of course, requires funding. The Scarecrow Festival was enjoyed by a considerable number of people on a weekend of reasonably fine weather. People visiting were surprised what had been achieved by a small village community consisting of around 150 houses. There was a large craft marquee with stalls offering a wide range of goods from pet food to china ware, from lace making to model cars and lorries and from indian spices to wood turned bowls. There was an arena in which a variety of displays took place including, of course, a dog show. There were food stalls presenting a varietyy of cooking styles to satisfy all tastes. There was also the beer marquee where good traditional ales and beers were available.The two evenings of the festival saw live entertainment being enjoyed along with a good deal of laughter. It was a real festival spirit and the people of the village were enjoying themselves along with visitors from Bourne and neighboroughing villages. Was it worth all the effort? You bet it was! Thank you to all who visited the festival and hope you had a great weekend. Thank you to all those stall holders who came along and set up shop, to the food vendors who treated us to some great snacks. Thank you to all the classic car owners who brought along their pride and joy for all to see and admire. Thank you to the ladies of Dyke WI for the superb effort you made in supplying delicious cakes along with the very welcomed cups of tea. Thank you to Rippingale and Kirkby Underwood Art Group. Thank you to our live bands, our own Henry who was fantastic on the Friday evening and the Beltonas who made the Saturday evening ceilidh such a success reflected in the number of people who joined in the dancing. Thank you to our sponsors The Stores Dept, Claybournes, Universal Fitness Centre and Trev's Tyres and to the many companies and individuals who provided prizes for both the raffle and tombola. Thank you to the Castel family for being a real supporting act in that they provided and ran the beer tent. thank you to all members of the committee who made this event happen. Well done to you all. With out your efforts and support we would not have a village hall. You all did it. Now come and support our other activities and if you can, become involved, we are always willing to encourage new helpers.
Village Hall Committee
In our small and friendly community of Dyke we are fortunate to enjoy the facilities offered by a village hall. We look forward to future growth and development including our increasingly popular events. The last few years have seen the programme for Open Gardens and the Scarecrow Festival grow whilst attracting considerable attention from a widening audience. Members for the new committee were voted in as follows:
Chairman: Dr Brian Parkinson
Vice Chair: Katy Morrison
Secretary: Anne Irwin
Treasurer: Ian Sismey
Bookings Clerk: Anna McIvor
Future dates in 2017 for the Village Hall Management Committee meetings:
Meetings held in Village Hall on the first Monday each month unless stated otherwise and commence at 7:30pm each evening.
We have a piano you can use.
A little time ago every household had a piano and there was someone in the house who could play. Time change but ever thought of learning to play? There is a fully tuned piano in the village hall and you could use it to learn on or practice for those exams. Or maybe you would like to play to entertain, it can be arranged. If you would like to use it please contact us for further details.
Dyke History and Background
Wreath Making Workshops with Tina Lovesey.
Monday 27th November
Saturday 2nd December
Saturday 9th December
all sessions 10am - 1pm and cost £45 per person
All material provided.
contact Tina on: 01778 393068
Tea and Cakes
Dyke Village Hall
Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
From 2pm until 4pm
A cup of tea and a piece of cake for £1:50
Come and join us.
Tea Time Treasure Thank you to those who have already helped us.
Do you have some unwanted cups and saucers, sugat bowls, milk jugs or tea pots that need a new home? It doesn't matter if they don't match. We are also looking for pretty tableclothes. If you can spare them for the Village Hall please contact Anna McIvor on 07867 547816 or use the village hall email: firstname.lastname@example.org