2016 Car Boot Dates


The first Lions Car Boot of 2016 will be on Sunday April 3rd.

Car boot sales are held on the first Sunday of the month.

Booters can turn up anytime from 7am.

The cost will be £10 for a car or van.

We have loads of space.

There will be a burger van and coffee seller.

This years dates are as follows:

April 3rd

May 1st

June 5th

July 3rd

August 7th – also the Lions Summer Carnival

and September 4th



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Queensgate Park Bulb Planting

On December 3rd we were very pleased to have the assistance of members of the East Riding College come and join us at Queensgate Park for a spot of bulb planting.

There were around 1700 daffodil bulbs to plant weighing in at around 125kg. Without the assistance of the 23 students from the the Public Services Course it would have been hard work getting them all planted before spring!

The planting of the bulbs is a project which is a part of the Lions Centennial Challenge which aims to reach 100 million people through engaging our youth, working in the environment, relieving hunger and sharing the vision.

The Public Services Course gives students the opportunity to find out more about the roles, responsibilities and purpose of the public services and is aimed at giving them an insight into a career in public services such as the Army, the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force, the police, the fire and rescue service, HM Coastguard, the prison service or the ambulance service.

Please click on each image to enlarge them as they are cropped to fit this page.

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A New Single for Christmas from Emmie Beckitt and Rick Wakeman


By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service

LONDON, UK (ANS – November 21, 2015) — “Welcome A Star” is the first single from 15-year-old soprano Emmie Beckitt, in collaboration with classically trained pianist, composer and TV presenter, Rick Wakeman.

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Rick first met Emmie, who has been singing classical repertoire since the age of ten, at a fundraiser for Kids ‘n’ Cancer – and was so impressed by her crystal clear voice and effortless range that he decided her to record a song from his oratorio The New Gospels, which tells the real story of Christmas.

The result is “Welcome A Star”, a beautifully melodic Christmas song, released by Hope Records via Nova Distribution, on Friday 4 December. “Welcome A Star” was recorded by Emmie with the English Chamber Choir and the Orion Orchestra, and features Rick on keyboards.

Like Wakeman, Emmie is a practising Christian having been Christened and also having had her first Holy Communion and confirmation at her Church which is Our Ladys St Peter Bridlington in East Yorkshire where she also sings at services there.

Currently studying for her Grade 8 exam in singing, Emmie Beckitt takes part in the Senior School Chamber Choir at St Augustines, Scarborough, North Yorkshire and is also a member of her school orchestra and jazz band, as she plays tenor saxophone, violin and piano. When aged only 13, she supported Katherine Jenkins in concert and a year later, appeared at Roy Wood’s sell-out show at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, where she received a standing ovation. She recently sang “The Hymn”, composed by Sir Tim Rice and Rick Wakeman, with an orchestra and choir, at The Sage Gateshead, as part of the Tim Rice Concert Series.

Rick Wakeman caped crusader book

A Fellow of the Royal College of Music, Professor of the London College of Music, former YES keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man, classically trained pianist Rick Wakeman began his career as a much-sought-after session musician in the late Sixties, playing on more than 2,000 records by a wide variety of artists, including Cat Stevens, David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Black Sabbath. In the early Seventies, he found fame in his own right as a member of first Strawbs and then YES. As a solo artist and with YES, he has sold more than 50,000,000 albums. He has written a number of film scores and has become a TV regular, appearing on shows like Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Countdown and of course, Grumpy Old Men and Watchdog. He still finds time to perform numerous concerts around the world every year, ranging from his extremely popular one-man show to extravaganzas that feature symphony orchestras and choirs. Both Emmie and Rick are patrons of the Chesterfield charity Kids’n’ Cancer and a percentage of the profits from the sale of Welcome A Star will be donated to that organisation.

Welcome a Star is released on Friday, December 4, and is available in CD and digital single formats:



Rick Wakeman’s official website: http://www.rwcc.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Note: Dan Wooding has been friends with Rick Wakeman for more than 40 years and recently re-released his official biography of him called, “Caped Crusader: Rick Wakeman in the 1970s.) If you would like to purchase a copy of the book, just go to: www.amazon.com/CAPED-CRUSADER-Rick-Wakeman-1970s/dp/1908728302/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=133547  .

Photo captions: 1) Emmie Beckitt singing with Rick Wakeman accompanying her on piano. 2) Cover of the book. 3) Rick Wakeman with Dan and Norma Wooding in Southern California.

Dan and Norma with Rick Wakeman book

About the writer: Dan Wooding, 74, is an award-winning author, broadcaster and journalist who was born in Nigeria of British missionary parents, and is now living in Southern California with his wife Norma, to whom he has been married for 52 years. They have two sons, Andrew and Peter, and six grandchildren who all live in the UK. He has been close friends with Rick Wakeman for more than 40 years now and, while he was working as a reporter for a local London newspaper, he even wrote the very first story about Wakeman. This was a time when Rick was still a student at the prestigious Royal College of Music in London, and was paying his way through college by doing hundreds of sessions, that included Morning Has Broken with Cat Stevens, and Space Oddity with David Bowie.

** You may republish this or any of our ANS stories with attribution to the ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net).

Emmie Beckitt is a keen supporter of the Bridlington Lions Club.

The club were very pleased that Emmie sang for them at the Lions Christmas Carol Concert which was held at the Bridlington Spa Royal Hall in early December.

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Carol Concert 2015

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Christmas Carol Concert at the Spa

Tomorrow Monday, December 14th is the Bridlington Lions Annual Carol Concert which is once again held at the Bridlington Spa,

Entertainment will be from one of the local school choirs, the popular Emmie Beckitt, Coastal Voices, Bay Primary School Choir with music played by the Driffield Silver Band, directed by Andy Grace.

So, please come a long and get some festive spirit with Bridlington Lions at the Spa.

As usual thre will be audience participation with the carols so get your voices ready!

The doors will be open from 6pm with the fun starting at 7pm.

Admission is free to all.

No snow is forecast.

The following images were taken from a previous carol concert:

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Wolds Lions Santa Sleigh timings

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Lions give Christmas Dinner to the Elderly














On Saturday 28th November at St Johns Burlington Church, over eighty of Bridlington’s elderly
residents sat down to a Christmas dinner. Our Bridlington Lions Club provided transport for many of the elderly to attend. Entertainment was provided by Geoff Broadway, a man with a very controlled and relaxing singing voice, sang many of the songs loved by the elderly. He encouraged them all to join in, which they did.

Two short quiz’s and two raffles also formed part of the afternoons entertainment. A parcel of biscuits was given to all that attended which was greatly appreciated. A sincere thank you was given to Geoff Broadway, helpful members of SJB, and all the Lions that attended, by President of Bridlington Lions Club, Lion Gordon Boyes.


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Spectacles Recycling

make a differenceHave you old or unused spectacles you no longer need? Bridlington Lions Club has teamed up with Opticians in Bridlington to recycle the glasses. They are now being collected in specially provided blue bins at the opticians in town. The opticians taking part in the scheme are Langtons on Prospect Street, Specsavers on King Street and Old Town Optometrists on High Streets. Glasses can also be taken to the Lions Book Shop on Prospect Arcade.

A collection of the spectacles is made regularly and put into boxes. The boxes are then sent to a central depot in Essex run by Chichester Lions Club. From there, they will be sent for reuse at eye camps in Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

During November Bridlington Lions Club have collected 390 spare of spectacles that will be used for improving the sight of people.

The Lions Christmas Carol Concert will be held at the Spa on Monday December 14th with doors opening at 6pm. The concert starts at 7pm. Entry is free.

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Santa at Boyes

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52nd Charter Anniversary

Friday 20th November was a special day for Bridlington Lions Club as they celebrated their 52nd year serving Bridlington and the Worldwide Community. At an Anniversary Dinner and Dance held at the
Bridlington Links Golf Club, Past District Governor, Lion Peter Jay said grace, followed by a beautiful four course meal.

Lion President Gordon Boyes then started the toasts with a toast to the Queen. This was followed by the Bridlington Round Table’s President Mr Martin Helbrow, and his Vice President Mr David Ball toasting Lions Clubs International and also mentioning some of the projects their club is involved with. A response was given by Nigel Ware, District Governor for District 105C; a speech full of humour and helpful advice. Finally the Ladies and Guests were toasted and a very informative speech mentioning some of the years commitments, was given by Lion President Gordon Boyes. This was followed by a very sincere but amusing response given by Rev. John Hughes from St. Johns Burlington Church.

After bouquets were presented, it was time for the dancing, music provided by ‘Total Recall’. The Toastmaster for the evening was Lion John Bayne.

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