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Lincolnshire Quest

A Modern Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there existed a group of people who would stop at nothing in their search of a good time, the wilder and wackier the activity, the better, especially if it involved lots of food and drink and riotous parties! These people really knew how to live life to the full. So, who were they and what happened to them? Well, they used to be called 'Grimsby & Cleethorpes 18 Plus', but when members became more 'plus than 18', it was felt that it was time to move on and the group closed.

All fairy tales should have a happy ending, but this story doesn't, because it isn't over yet - these people are still here, only they're called 'Lincs Quest', targeting those aged 36 and over…. and we celebrated our 15th birthday in September. Starting with just 5 members in 2002, the group has gone from strength to strength, with a membership now of over 70. The success of the group has been recognised at National level, being awarded the President’s Trophy for best group overall in the country for the last 9 years. 

The bizarre excesses of youth may have given way to more 'grown up' activities, but we still believe in enjoying ourselves. We have a good mix of members, singles and couples, male and female, from all walks of life, with ages ranging from 30s to 60s with an upper age limit to join of 65, although membership can continue after that age.

A full programme of events awaits anyone who wishes to join and activities have included theatre and cinema trips, ghost walks, bowling, hiking, quizzes, boat trips, days out,  themed parties and barbecues, not to mention archery and gliding and holidays.  Fund-raising from charity also plays and important part in our programme and, again, our efforts have been recognised at national level by being awarded the National Charities Trophy.

On the Wednesday meeting nights, we enjoy a variety of light-hearted quizzes or games, played in teams and nothing too serious!  We also have the occasional speaker.  After the evening’s event, we take names for the weekend activities; we usually have events on a Saturday and Sunday, and often other nights of the week too – you will never be bored!

So, if you are from the Lincolnshire area and you want to make new friends, have fun and take part in new activities in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, then come along. Whether you choose to take part in all, or just a few events, you will always be made to feel welcome.

Lincs Quest group meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month, from 8.30pm at Carr Lane Social Club, Carr Lane, Grimsby DN32 8JP. For further information, ring 01472 314518 or 07804 240370, or e-mail

Lis Buller
Chair, Lincs Quest

Printable Activities Programme July - August 2020 (PDF)

Committee March 2020 - February 2021

Chairman Lis Buller
Secretary Joan Smith  
Treasurer Geoff Buller
Publicity Lis Buller

Activities Programme

All events are subject to review in light of the Coronavirus pandemic

Sat, 1 August
Pub Fish ‘n’ Chip Night and Walk
A visit to a village pub for that favourite British dish, fish and chips and, for those who want to work up an appetite, a short walk beforehand.
Start time: 6.00 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sun, 2 August
Take a Bow ……. And Arrow!
Ever fancied having a go at archery? Well, now is your chance. No experience needed, just come along for some tuition and a bit of friendly competition.
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 3.00 pm

Wed, 5 August
The Shoebox
Tonight we welcome a speaker talking about the work of the Shoebox, whose volunteers work tirelessly to send our shoeboxes at Christmas to under-privileged children. There will also be the opportunity to have a drink and chat and find out more about the group and its activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Fri, 7 August
Sweet Charity
A visit to Louth Theatre for their production of this well-known musical, featuring such numbers as Big Spender and Rhythm of Life.
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.00 pm

Sat, 8 August
Garden Party for the Alzheimer’s Society
Come along for a lovely afternoon in the garden to enjoy afternoon tea and games,, raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Start time: 2.00 pm
End time: 6.00 pm

Sun, 9 August
Lincoln Imp Trail & Boat Trip
Enjoy a day out in the lovely city of Lincoln, firstly exploring the city by following the trail of decorated Lincoln Imps, and then sitting back for a short boat ride, learning about historical Lincoln, before enjoying a cream tea.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 15 August
A Walk on the North Side
Join us as we travel over the Humber Bridge to explore the Yorkshire Wolds. Take in the views and visit a local tea room.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 3.00 pm

Strike Out! Tenpin Bowling
Come and test your skills in a bit of friendly competition at the local bowling alley.
Start time: 7.00 pm
End time: 9.30 pm

Sun, 16 August
Summer Sundae
Enjoy a picnic in the grounds of People’s Park whilst being entertained by local musicians.
Start time: 1/00 pm
End time: 9.00 pm

Wed, 19 August
Pot Luck!
Come along and join in this light-hearted quiz and enjoy a drink and a chat and find out more about the group and the forthcoming activities.
Start time: 8.30 pm
End time: 11.00 pm

Sat, 22 August
Monthly Meal Out
Come and join us on this popular event as we enjoy a visit to a countryside inn for some fine food and wine!
Start time: 7.30 pm
End time: 10.30 pm

Sun, 23 Augut
Treasure Hunt
Solve the clues whilst exploring the area – see if you find the treasure!
Start time: 1.00 pm
End time: 4.00 pm

Sat, 29 August
Lincoln’s Famous Steampunk Festival
See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 11th year. Watch the cobbled streets of historic Lincoln taken over by the Victorian Steampunk Society's annual festival - from top hats and flying goggles, to corset and flamboyant feathers.
Start time: 11.00 am
End time: 5.00 pm





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