Picture of the Day
The Camera Club’s August Photoslot winners have been announced, and will be featured here over the coming week - although you can see them all now on the Camera Club website. Here’s “On the River” by John Drewery, which was 3rd.
Poem of the Day
Brothers Charles Albert Ogg (seated) and his brother Harold, both of whom fought in the Great War. Charles Albert was killed, and is named on our memorial at Gate End. Photograph kindly supplied by Elaine Harrison (nee Ogg).
Feeding Sammy Snake!
The Chapel “Feeding Sammy Snake” water event was a huge success. Here, members of the Chapel take part with over £100 raised on the night, with further money still coming in!
With the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster in the news recently when its Canadian companion flew in for a summer of displays, Jamie Crowston took these pics of it at the recent Cleethorpes Air Show.
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Winteringham Parish Council
Christine Hammond, Parish Clerk
Parish Council Minutes for July more...
Parish Council Report for August more...
Alan Kitchen’s Weather Records
July Records here
Winteringham Newsletter for Exiles!
The June 2014 village newsletter has now been delivered to all the houses in Winteringham, but especially for exiles, here’s the full electronic version!
Drive a Train from Winteringham on the North Lindsey Light Railway! (Requires the commercial program “Railworks”)
Next update now including the Flixborough and John Lysaght’s branch is now available. Check the new website for further information. The file for North Lincolnshire is FREE. There will be a further update in the next few weeks which will feature the scenery around Grimsby-Immingham Light Railway.
The line in videos:
See the YouTube video here
There’s now a second YouTube video here.
.... And a 3rd video here.
The file for this railworks route is now available on UK Train Simulator website, as well as via “Skydrive.”
Lorraine’s YEAR of Fund-raising!
This year I have decided to raise money for the RSPCA and I have raised the bar!!!! I am aiming to do a whole year of events (my poor mum & Paul) here's the list so far ..
May 2014 20k walk
May 2014 Santa Barbara half marathon
May 2014 Hoover Dam sky dive
June 2014 hull 10k
June 2014 5k open water swim lake Windermere
June 2014 3 peaks
August 2014 tough mudder
September 2014 10 Peaks
March 2015 Mt Kilimanjaro
I am funding all of these myself and would be forever grateful if you sponsor me & pass this on to all animal lovers out there.
Winterton Lions website
Click here, or the logo
Our own Marie Celeste!
The sea-going ketch “Aimwell” was built at the yard of Routh and Waddingham on the Haven, and launched in 1883. Plans of her have appeared in books, and there is a model of her in a Hull museum. Her name came from a Derby winner, and she shared it with several other boats and ships, some sail, and some steam.
But she shared a fate similar to the Marie Celeste.
In 1919, she had sailed from Newcastle, bound for Goole with sulphur ore, her captain on this occasion missing the trip, and travelling to Goole to meet her there.
However, when the trading steamer Clara on route between Antwerp and Goole came upon her near the Dungeon Lightship, she was sitting low in the water. The mate and two sailors from the Clara boarded her .... to discover there was no-one on board! The Clara searched for any sign of the crew over a large distance of sea around the vessel, but found no-one! She then took the Aimwell in tow, despite the leak in the old ketch, but after 10 or 11 sea-miles the Aimwell suddenly keeled over and sank, leaving the Clara forced to cut the heavy tow rope.
As for the crew of the Aimwell .... we have no idea as to their fate ......