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.
Events for your diary.
We are pleased to invite you to The Dyke Scarecrow Festival and Beer Weekend. The Beer Festival will commence at 6pm on Friday 8th Sept and FREE live music from 7:30pm featuring our own "Henry". The Scarecrow Festival will officially open at 11am Saturday 9th and continue on Sunday 10th Sept with a presentation of the prizes held in the village hall at 3pm. The beer festival opens at 11am on both the Sat and Sun with a FREE Ceilidh featuring the Beltonas commencing at 7:30pm on the Saturday evening. There will be 8 real ales available and a fully stocked bar including soft drinks for the non-beer drinkers. The festival will include a wide variety of stalls, a selection of food vendors including hot and cold dishes and sweet treats. A bouncy castle and an amazing coloured maze. A number of classic car clubs will be represented including the Lotus Car Club, The MG Owners Club, the MX5 Car Club and both Boston and Spalding Classic Car Clubs. Rippingale and Kirkby Underwood Arts Group will again be showing their works with some for sale. There will also be Face Painting, Performing Arts group and a display of Dogs. Sponsors include: The Universal Fitness Centre, The Stores Dept supplier of power tools and work equipment, ClayBournes bathroom design centre, Trev's Tyres Centre, Bourne and The Wishing Well pub, Dyke who sponsored the Scarecrow prizes. Items gifted or services given by: Santos printers, Arco Safety Products, B&Q Tradepoint, Buckle & Bows, Bourne, Jessica Bellamy, Harrison & Dunn, George's Fish & Chip Shop, Branch Bros, Harveys Universal Fitness Centre, Lets Play, Bourne Snooker Club, Sugar Mill pub, The Hourseshoe pub Thurlby, Costa Coffee, Tanning Shop, Bourne Salads, The Barge & Bottle Sleaford, David Castell and the Scarecrow Bar Discovering Bourne Magazine.
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:
AGM 24th April starting 7:30pm
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