All aboard for the Deepings Literary Festival

On Friday May 24th 2019, Open Door will be pleased to offer a venue for a talk about the poet John Betjemen and his love of railways as part of the Deepings Literary Festival.

The talk by the author, Dr Greg Morse, will be followed by a short film of John Betjemen as well as questions and answers with Dr Morse.

As part of the evening’s entertainment, the Market Deeping Model Railway Club will be displaying their working model railway featuring their 30ft ‘Woodcroft’ layout which is based on a fictitious, but plausible, route through South Lincolnshire in the 1920s. The first ‘departures and arrivals’ will be at about 6pm for anyone who wants to see this intricate model.

“Dr Greg Morse is the author of John Betjeman: Reading the Victorians, a fairly lengthy thing that led to something much shorter and more interesting for Shire. It was here that he first explored the poet’s love of railways, indulging his own love too, as a copper-capped Swindon boy born and bred. Greg works for the railway industry as a safety officer and has written numerous books and articles on rail history and rail safety development.”

Members of the church will be on hand to offer tea, coffee and other light refreshments from about 6pm.

More information, including booking details, can be found at the Deepings Literary Festival website .https://deepingsliteraryfestival.co.uk/festival-programme/greg-morse-at-open-door-church/

Deepings Police Forum – 25th Sept 2018

The Open Door centre regularly hosts the Deepings Neighbourhood Policing Forum. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, 25th Sept at 7.00pm. Everyone with an interest in policing in the Deepings is welcome to attend.

The meeting will be attended by Mark Jones, Community Resilience Lead at South Kesteven District Council, who will give a short presentation about the Council’s approach to Anti-Social Behaviour and crime including the role of the CCTV cameras which are deployed in the Deepings (as well as the other towns of Bourne, Grantham and Stamford).

CCTV

Open Door Church is not directly involved in the organisation of the forum but we are pleased to help facilitate activities which people in the wider Deepings community.