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Flying Scotsman going full steam ahead for return to the East Coast Main Line

The most important date in a decade has been set for steam enthusiasts – the return of Flying Scotsman to the East Coast Main Line.

Its owners, the National Railway Museum have now named the date for this triumphant run from London King’s Cross as Thursday February 25.

Read more from the Scotland Today website.

More info can can be found at

Willoughby Pub Quiz : Tuesday 3 April 2012

Quite a cold evening but it was quiz night at the Willoughby Arms, the pub clock was ticking, the minutes passing by, was anyone going to turn up? With it being the run up to Easter some were away.

We knew that Mark had said he was coming but it was balloon MOT day, would he make it back in time?

Two of the regulars “Buffer Stops” were dining, then the door opened and another team arrived, followed by another.  By the time everyone had arrived we had five teams including one made up of residents who called themselves Norfolk ‘n’ Good, they had decided to stay and join in the quiz so that one of them could sample all of the real ales on offer and at the end of the night, he was still standing!

Two birthdays this week, Ian Warrington from Singe and Basket on the 4th and Sheila Stait from United Staits on the 5th, I know how old Ian was going  to be but a lady never gives her age away. An absolutely  fantastic birthday cake for Sheila, so realistic it would be a shame to cut it. Top Cat and Benny the Ball complete with trash can and fish bones (made by Zoe Stait).

Lots of the teams change their team names depending on what’s been happening in the news but the United Staits  have always kept the same name and they’ve been enjoying the quiz for years.

The music round with 30 points on offer this month, caused the usual moans and groans with two songs played simultaneously. This round gave a big boost to one of our teams with distant memories of Bananarama, The Osmonds and Slade posters on the bedroom wall. The picture round was television duos Rosemary and Thyme, Regan and Carter, Mulder and Scully not forgetting Mike and Bernie Winters.

A great evening with the final scores in joint fourth place United Staits and Norfolk ‘n’ Good both with 119 points, third place Universally Challenged with 121 points, second place Buffer Stops with 128 points but this month’s winners complete with the birthday boy – Singe and Basket with 152 points.

Next quiz Tuesday 1st May (last one of the season, hope you can make it)

Christmas Refuse Bin Collections 2011/12

South Kesteven District Council are amending their refuse collection days to accommodate the Christmas period as follows …

Normal collection on Monday 26 December will be collected on Saturday 24 December
Normal collection on Tuesday 27 December will be collected on Wednesday 28 December
Normal collection on Monday 2 January will be collected on Saturday 31 December

You can view all of the planned changes for 2012 on the SKDC website and by viewing the SKDC Bin Collection 2011-12.

SKDC Refuse Collection Times over the Bank Holiday Weekends

South Kesteven District Council will be emptying refuse, recycling and green waste bins on different days over the forthcoming Bank Holiday weekends.  The collection days will change as follows …
Usual Date 22 April 2011 (Good Friday) – No Change to Collection Date
Usual Date 25 April 2011 (Easter Monday) – New Date 23 April 2011 (Easter Saturday)
Usual Date 29 April 2011 (Royal Wedding) – No Change to Collection Date
Usual Date 2 May 2011 (May Bank Holiday) – New Date 30 April 2011
Usual Date 30 May (Whitsun Bank Holiday) – New Date 28 May 2011
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