Ex top Tory is guest speaker

POLITICIAN, writer and commentator Michael Portillo will be guest speaker at the annual dinner of the Lincolnshire branch of the English Speaking Union.

The dinner will be held at The Olde Barn Hotel, Marston on Friday November 23 and money raised from the evening will go to a scholarship fund which makes awards to young people wishing to travel and promote international understanding through use of the English language. Pupils from Bourne were among those who benefitted from this scheme this year.

Tickets 41.50 for members, 43.50 for non-members, to include reception and dinner drinks, from Mrs Richardson-Eames – 01472 813517.

Candidates for the scholarship scheme should apply in writing to Sir Michael Graydon, The Barn, Eagle Hall, Swinderby, Lincs LN6 9HZ.