Winteringham Parish Council

Winteringham: “One of the most beautiful of all English villages” - C E Trimmer             Banner photograph by Alan Kitchen © 2011
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Next Parish Council Meeting: 4th Nov 7:30pm     Update: 6,538 at 07:20 am Sunday 26th October 2014

The Parish Clerk’s introduction to Winteringham
click here

Winteringham Walks Parish Paths more...


Met Office
Severe Weather
Warnings Webpage

Floodline: 0845 988 1188

Weather Chart

Alan’s Winteringham Weather website

Click for Leconfield, United Kingdom Forecast

On other Winteringham websites ...
(Click Icons to go to each website)

Taking the Waters

History site
Latest Uploads:
Marriages, Roll of Honour 1914-1919, We Will Remember Them

Taking the Waters
History Photos
Latest Upload:
West End, (pre 1907)

Winteringham Recipes
Latest Recipe
Christine Hammond
Date Squares

Chapel Newsheet

Latest Chapel News
Week Beginning:
19th October

Winteringham Camera Club

Camera Club Latest Report,
by Sandi Johnson
October 2014

Winteringham First Team v White Hart

Winteringham FC
Last Sunday’s match report (1-1)

Winteringham First Team v White Hart

Winteringham Video site
Latest uploads:
Haven Bridge

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Winteringham Modern Photos Archive site
Latest upload
Winteringham Festival 2014

Winteringham First Team v White Hart

What the Papers Have Said about Winteringham
Archive now from
July 2004
April 2014

Bay Horse Inn, Winteringham

Kay CD conversion advert

Simon Cook Plumbing & Heating Ltd
62 West End
01724 732604
mobile 07702648958

All plumbing and heating work undertaken, free quotations, gas safe registered, no job too small or large.

Winteringham All Saints Church
Enquiries for baptisms, weddings & funerals ... please contact
Rev Alice Nunn
The Vicarage
High Street
01724 732262

Normal pattern of services at Winteringham Church:

1st Sunday in month:
10:45 Holy communion
3rd Sunday in month
9:15 Holy Communion
4th Sunday in month
6pm Evening Holy Communion
For second Sunday - please ask for details of other churches in the group.
When a fifth Sunday occurs a 10:30 am Group Service will be held at one of ...
Alkborough, Appleby, Burton, Flixborough, West Halton, Winteringham, Winterton or Whitton
Time and venue may change for Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest, Christmas, etc.

Joanna Blackburn Art
Joanna Blackburn Art

Can we help?
If you have anything that you wish to have publicised in Winteringham, let us know and we’ll do all we can to help, and it’s all free!
Just contact us



Some Personal Memories of Tony Button

Tony and I were best friends when we were in primary school.

He lived in Waterside House, and it was a magical place for us.  Some days we would go into the local reedbeds and play making dens, or hide and seek, whilst other days we'd get out his Mamod steam engine and fire it up in one of the outside rooms (which was possibly the wash-house at the time).  Other times his mum would put on a tremendous tea for us with home-baked cakes and treats, or Tony would take down his christening photograph in the best room, and assure me that he was wearing a dress for the event.  He would sometimes get prepared for us to go fishing in the Haven above or below the bridge, after digging up some worms from the manure heap in the vegetable garden to use as bait for eels, or we'd "patrol" Waterside with his air rifle looking for rats .... not that we ever found any, never mind shot them.  Other times we'd go round to his uncles woodworking shop, or on to the farm, or cross the old brickfields and look for frogspawn in the ponds, or sticklebacks in the drains - now those we DID usually catch!

One day, Pete Willis and I went down Low Burgage to play with Tony.  It must have been the mid-fifties.  Time for home came, and Pete and I set off along the old trackbed of the railway, with the stated intention of crossing the railway bridge over the haven as a shortcut (though whether it would save us so much as an inch is very open to question!).  Tony tried to tell us that the bridge had been pulled down, but we had convinced ourselves that we had viewed the bridge on the walk down .... though we should have known that Tony's local knowledge was rather better than our's, and once we got to where the bridge HAD been we were left with the difficult choice of either going back and admitting our error, or continuing along the northern side of the Haven to come out in Marsh Lane!  So Marsh Lane it was!

In among the playground games of cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, and such things, I think we Winteringham boys of the fifties were probably the only ones in the country to play at sawing down imaginary trees, and more popularly blowing them up with jelly (gelignite), all under the instructions of Tony who was the expert in these things, having a dad "in the trade!"

At school, we were only allowed on the grass field when it was dry .... so more or less summertime only.  But it was a great place for football with jumpers and jackets for goals.  I was in goal at the "Canteen End," when Tony took control of the ball and lashed a rising shot past me that was still rising when it smashed into one of the canteen windows, showering glass everywhere.  There followed a discussion as to whether the blame lay with Tony for such a devastating shot, or with me for failing to prevent a goal!  I can't remember much of the outcome when we eventually admitted our guilt to Miss Brown, but she must have been fairly light on us, as I have no recollection of any severe punishment!

Soon after primary school, I left the village as we moved to Louth, and as often happens, Tony and I never met again.  But I shall always remember those always-sunny 1950s summer days down Waterside with my best pal.


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He will be missed not only by his very close family but by many others,  always ready to lend a hand with a smile.

Val Peill

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Picture of the Day


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The Camera Club’s October meeting has taken place, and the results are in for the Photoslot competition.  You can see all the winners on the Camera Club website.  Here’s the winner!  It’s “A well-earned break” by John Tyson.  Congratulations.


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Ken was photographing another fabulous Winteringham Sunset on Tuesday (above) .....

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..... when he was distracted by a huge flock of birds heading from south to north, east of the village .....

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..... and making quite a racket!   But .......


....... we don’t know what they are.  Any ideas?

Newsletter October 2014 Notice


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Les Waby tells us ....I can remember Lord Noel Buxton walking across in 1953 and Ken Brackenbury from Immingham in 1986. I will send you cuttings from Gy, Ev Telegraph  Can you help with any more proof, and do you have any info of Brian Harrison who told Ken off.   It appears that Ken did not have enough proof to satisfy the BBC.

Ed: If you know of Brian Harrison, or have any further details of Ken Brackenbury from Immingham walking across the Humber, then please let us know.  On the Whitton website, Kate Spilman wrote in the 1950s that she had heard of four Ferriby men walking across 15 years earlier!

Village Calendar

For additional information on events, click on the fly-out box.

Organisations: If you have an event planned, or a regular meeting that you would like placed on the calendar above, please contact the website here.  Alternatively, contact Kay Ashberry, 4, Back Lane.

Note: If you have set your computer’s security settings to “highest” the calendar may not show.

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Christine Hammond, Parish Clerk
Parish Council Minutes for September more...
Parish Council Report for October more...

Weather Records

Alan Kitchen’s Weather Records
September Records

Winteringham Newsletter - Jason Donovan at the Butchers

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!

more ...



Flyer's NLLR Poster

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.” 


Metal detecting - offer


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.



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Winterton Lions website
Click here, or the logo



Items for Parish Newsletter invited.  Full details here



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Burgage Band Photos


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Paper Money Photos

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Bootleggers Photos

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History Walk Photos

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Cookery Demo Photos

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Gervase Phinn

Art Exhibition 150w

Art Exhibition

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Taiko Drumming Photos



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Follow Elias William Field’s WWI Twitter



Parish Council Meeting: Minutes (September) and Report (October) now on line




Primary School gets new website

Click here, or on the icon

See the School’s promotional video on YouTube, here


Lorraine’s Fantastic Year ... Fund-raising all over the world!  See account on this page!


“Britain from Above” gets closer!

Britain from above shows aerial photos taken from all over the UK, between 1919 and 1953.  Recently added to the website are photos of Winterton and Roxby - but not Winteringham (yet).

There are two aerial photos of a boat off Winteringham.  To find them on the BFA website, search for “Brough.”  Whitton Lightship is also on the site.

To go to the site, click here


Village events Calendar here


Alan’s September Weather Records


Today’s forecast 14


On this Day in Winteringham

Big Legacy
Ann Scutt's probate inventory revealed that the spinster of age "neare 20 yeares" had been left a legacy of 40 by her uncle John Haire of Crowle.
At the Bay Horse

Court Leet.

Next stop please!

Motor bus service started.


The Monday Mystery
Monday Mystery

An occasional series
Click here for a larger picture, and the solution to last week's poser!

Correct answers for this week’s mystery (above) so far ...
Lorna Tomlinson, Christine Hammond, Ken Jacobs


Lost and Found
Number 98

Lost and Found Picture

We test your knowledge of items dug up from the past - usually from the fields around the village!
more ...
Correct answers so far ...

    What the Papers Say
     Latest ... Click here
    12th October 2014

    Colin McGurran of Winteringham Fields judges Scunthorpe teachers' great British breakfasts

     Scunthorpe Telegraph

    To search the news archive from July 2004 to the present click here.

The Sunday
Winteringham Fact:

Number 430

Railway turntables

There were railway turntables at Glebe farm!  They were on the wagon system for moving animal feed about the yard.


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South Side or Southside?

You can find many of our past facts
together with some included in the Hull Packet 150 years ago!

Our Visitor Stats
Updated every Monday

Photo Archive:
Camera Club
Parish Council:
Don Burton:
Downloads site:
Football Club:
Hi Res Photos:
Nature Site
The Papers:
PC Minutes:
Village Hall


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Newsletter November 2011

The Village Newsletter
Every June & November

Tetney to Winteringham Haven, on Youtube here

(from Ferriby Sluice to Winteringham Haven starts at about 26 minutes into the video)


The Legend of King Arthur ... did he fight a major battle at Winteringham?

A new academic paper suggests he just might have done so!


Help write the NEW Guide to Winteringham - on the centenary of the 1912 Guide to Winteringham by CE Trimmer, and the
1,000th anniversary of the Viking Raid!  Click here for details

On YouTube: Read’s Island in the sixties!  (Very short video).

See a very distant view of Winteringham and Read’s Island from the air in 1926, here

NLLR simulation: Latest update v8n has now been uploaded



Visit Winteringham’s other websites ..
Winteringham  ..  Winteringham History & Genealogy ..  Winteringham Photo Archive   ..  Winteringham Video Archive ..  Winteringham FC   ..   Don Burton World of Nature   ..  Winteringham Nature site .. What the Papers Have Said About Winteringham  .. Winteringham Camera Club .. Winteringham Sales .. Village Hall .. Hi-Res History Photos ... Winteringham Chapel ... Winteringham Recipes