Dyke Village Hall

The Fen Country, Lincolnshire

The mission of Dyke Village Hall is to be a core resource within and for the village of Dyke, Lincolnshire. To promote and facilitate community spirit for individuals and groups associated with the village and neighbouring communities.

Dyke, Lincolnshire

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
Deborah Bowers
Steve Shaw
Roger Cox
Anna Kelly
Robin Woodward

Future dates in 2017 for the Village Hall Management Committee meetings:
3rd July
7th August
4th September
2nd October
6th November
4th December

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: contact@dykevillagehall.org.uk

Latest news

Scarecrow Festival'17 - Its a Scarecrow Takover

For the fourth year in succession scarecrows descended upon the sleepy South Lincolnshire village of Dyke. Scarecrows could be found loitering around the gardens of villagers, looking innocent and standing by the road side and suspiciously hanging around public places ready to be discovered by exploring visitors to the village. This year the festival organisers had included additional attractionsto the festival trying to extend interest. The inclusion of a Beer Festival provided an opportunity for entertainment on the two evenings the festival was running. Friday night witnessed beer barrels being tapped and contents starting to flow for the enjoyment of enthusiastic and discerning customers who had worked up a thirst viewing scarecrows. Whilst a range of drinks were available, it was the traditional ales that were the main focus at the bar. The evening progressed with local musician "Henry" providing some enjoyable entertainment. Saturday morning saw stall holders arranging their stalls with items for sale that ranged fro novelty toys to greetings cards, pet food to ceramics, and model cars to lace making. a number of food vendors had also arrived and made sure everybody was able to enjoy some tasty items for lunch.The drone of four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines had eyes searching skywards as one of the two remaining airworthy Avro Lancaster bombers roared above our heads giving us a surprise flyover. Excitement was receding when that clearly recognisable silhouette loomed into sight once more on its return flight home to Coningsby. Shortly afterwards Bourne Town Mayor introduced "The Friends of Stamford Theatre" who provided an excellent performance on the stage in the beer tent which was also to be the location for that Saturday evenings entertainment. The festival appealed to a wide range of people and the inclusion of the Beltonas ceilidh band ensured everybody became involved particularly as there was no charge for entrance.

Sunday saw further activities taking place in the outdoor arena area. Local dance school LDC performed an impressive display followed by local dog training and care company "On the Ball". They ran a fun dog show and presented rosettes to those judge to be worthy. Later in the afternoon the Tuneless Choir performed a range of popular songs which were successful in gaining audience participation The festival drew to a close Sunday evening with very positive responses from many people who attended. One notable success was that a large number of villages of a wide age range had enjoyed the activities provided. Having grown from a simple display of scarecrows the festival had grown considerably in the four years it has run. There are many people to thank for their hard work, support and creative input. Thanks go to Dyke Village Hall Management Committee and the Scarecrow Sub-Committee, Members of Dyke WI, William Ash, Phillip Sherwin, Monty Andrews and the friends and relatives of Stephen Castel. Main sponsors included The Stores Dept, Universal Fitness Centre, Claybournes Kitchen and Bathroom sepcialists and Trev's Tyres. Thanks also go to the Wishing Well Inn, Dyke for providing the prize fund for Scarecrow winners.

Prizes were awarded this year as follows: In third place, Princes Amy and Spartan by Mr N. Flynn In second place, Sponge Bob Square Pants by Tina and Mike Lovesey, and In first palce and winner of the trophy, Oh-Bee-Hay-Ve by Bethany Longland and family. Well done to all who took part and hope to see you all at next years festival. .

Yoga in Dyke

Yoga sessions by a fully qualified instructor take place every Wednesday evening at 7:00 - 8:15pm and every Tuesday morning at 9:30 - 10:45am.   Lose weight - Learn to relax
Beginners welcome. Just bring a mat or blanket
Your first session is free
Call Beverley on 01529 455 668
or email: thebeck@libero.it
(advised not to eat 2 hours prior to session)

      VH needs YOUR input

    The village hall is one of the cultural and social centers of the village. How successful the village hall is depends largely upon YOU, the villagers. A small amount of effort brings a lot of enjoyment to all. Events that take place in the hall need organising, the building needs maintaining and the future needs planning. Can you contribute? If you would like to become involved in running and organising Dyke Village Hall activities you would be made very welcome. Without willing hands there will be no village hall. You do not have to be a full committee member, we have an every growing and important group of Associate Members. It's as simple as that! Please speak to one of the committee members or email to express your interest contact@dykevillagehall.org.uk

Our Location

Dyke Village Hall
 Main Road, Dyke, PE10 0AF
The village of Dyke is located 2 miles north of the market town of Bourne and east of the A15.

We would like to thank sponsors for this years Scarecrow Festival


Claybourne Kitchen & Bathroom Design Centre, Cherryholt Square, Bourne.


The Stores Dept Ltd, Graham Hill Way Bourne.

Trev's Tyres

Trev's Tyres Centre, Cherry Holt Square, Cherry Holt Road. Bourne.

Fitness gym

Universal Fitness Centre, Hereward Leisure Complex. Cherryholt Road, Bourne

Once again we thank the proprietors of the Wishing Well Inn for their support in sponsoring this years event and providing the prize fund.

Whilst visiting Dyke village visit the Wishing Well Inn

The Wishing Well Inn

Main Road, Dyke, Lincolnshire. PE10 0AF

Details may be found at The Wishing Well Inn

The 2017 Scarecrow Festival was supported by Discovering Bourne Magazine

Discovering Bourne Magazine