September 2013: WAITING FOR THE 'FLU' JAB......
Waiting was the word: The queue of pensioners grew longer & longer, stretching from the Marisco Clinic to Broadway...
AND THEN, after a long Indian Summer, it began to rain...
But beneath the umbrellas the Dunkirk spirit was there:
Q: "Will the needle be blunt by the time we get there?" A: "No, but it might be rusty."
..........."Perhaps we will have caught pneumonia before we are inoculated against it..."
But inside the Clinic, when we arrived, all was warm & calm & efficient...
& amazingly the job (& the jabs) were completed just about on time.
....but the MABLETHORPE TO SUTTON-ON-SEA MARATHON
the following Sunday, October 6th 2013
.................MOVED A LITTLE QUICKER!
AN ILL WIND:
It was grim weather in mid-October
The North Wind brought higher tides
but it also left the beach smoother:
no hillocks or bull-dozer tyre marks!
And the wind kindly returned just in time to defeat the South Wind
that had brought such chaos to southern England
It was forced to turn tail & carry the storms to the continent.
WE REMEMBERED THEM
At 11am on Remembrace Sunday beneath a clear blue sky
wreaths from many Sutton-on-Sea groups & charities were laid beneath the Memorial.
...EXPOSING THE WRECK
But one of the effects of this rough weather
meant that the waves wrenched back a good deal of sand.....
& exposed more of one of the Sutton wrecks...
On the day that the Olympic Torch was carried through our bit of Lincolnshire a thunderbolt hit our Methodist Church.
The Church has now been splendidly restored... & was officially re-dedicated with a Circuit Servce at 3pm on Sunday 20th October. The regular Sunday 10-15am worship re-commenced on Sunday 27th October
& on Wednesday 30th October a recital took place fearuring the Alford Siver Band: a PHOENIX CONCERT
appropriately namrd after the mythical bird that rose from a nest of fire.
All who came thoroughly enjoyed the occasion & joined in the community singing with enthusiasm:
indeed, the rendering of "Jerusalem" rivalled that of the Last Night of the Proms!
[LEFT] Overhead projection & state of the art sound system
purchased through the insurance claim...
[ABOVE] The Revd Cecil Mundy leads the celebration
giving thanks over the bread & wine.
[ABOVE] At the Reception after the Rededication...
The Church is now carpeted throughout;
& the hall has a large window looking into the worship area
~ double glazed to remind those using it
that they are in a place of worship
& to let the Sunday School & creche & those preparing coffee etc to be in touch with a service without being heard!
The Revd Cecil Mundy bidding farewell
to some of those who had attended the packed & joyous service...
Above the door the FIRE ESCAPE notice
& the FIRE EXTINGUISHERat the ready to the left.
a copy of The Good News Bible
coated in melted lead
but saved after the fire
Outside the church,
the huge cross you can see from the road
was made from the church's charred rafters...
THE DECEMBER SURGE 2013
ABOVE: Some of the shots taken during the night & morning of December 5th/6th:
The Christmas Tree
in its glory...
But it was blown about a bit
by the high winds!
during the December surge
THE GRANGE & LINKS
The sun was setting on this grand hotel
which holds so many memories
for golfers, tennis players, dancers
& so many who have enjoyed holidays here?
Now once again the Hotel has been given a new lease of life!
The Golf Course, the Garden & an Aerial View of the site
ABOVE RIGHT: The Grange from Sea Lane
THE SUTTON-ON-SEA & TRUSTHORPE CARNIVAL PROCESSION 2014.
FUN FOR ALL AT THE
WITH A MARQUEE AND OVER THIRTY STALLS
ENTERTAINMENT AND RACES FOR CHILDREN
A DISPLAY ON SUTTON-ON-SEA IN WW2
HOT MEALS SNACKS ICE CREAM LICENSED BAR
AND MUSIC INTO THE NIGHT
PLUS: THE SHEEP SHOW
WITH SHEEP SHEARING SHEEP DANCING …
AND A SHEEP RACE IN THE ARENA!
STAGED FOR THE WHOLE COASTAL COMMUNITY BY
THE SUTTON-ON-SEA RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
IN THE FIELDS JUST BEYOND THE PLEASURE GARDENS
WEDNESDAY 27TH AUGUST 11AM TO 9PM
INFO: 01507 443 327
SATNAV REF: LN12 2JJ
THE FUTURE OF OUR
In the June of 2014 the East Lindsey District Council granted planning permission for the Sutton-on-Sea Residents Association to use as shops two of the Beach Huts which line the promenade.
The idea sprang from a forum of the Association in the previous autumn & was in line with one of the objects of the Association,
"to enhance the social & cultural life of Sutton-on-Sea’s community".
So for two summers these two huts were used as an Arts & Crafts Gallery with individuals & groups using them to display & sell their work, while providing a focus where residents & tourists could meet: see the video...
In 2016, however, the huts were deemed to be unsafe & it was decided they should not be used. The Residents Association, however, then offered to run the chalets on behalf of the Council, & this was agreed.... although only the first group of huts ~ those above the paddling pool, were deemed suitable. Unfortunately these did not include the two chalets for which planning permission had been granted for their additional use as a craft outlet. At the end of 2016 the Residents association was granted a 5 year lease on the huts above the paddling pool & the Councilallocated £205,000 towards a re-build of all the huts & an upgrade of the promenade on which they are built. The Residents association have agreed to seek a similar amount of funding over the next five years so that the all the huts can be re-built in their iconic style, & the promenade improved so disabled access is available for all the chalets. It is also hoped to provide an information centre & a craft outlet in a better position than that in which our pilot project took place. At the moment we are consulting on the exact nature of the improvements we should seek: & THEN we will be launching an appeal.
SOME OF OUR PAST EVENTS...
MURDER MYSTERY PLAY at the 2017 Christmas Party...