Twins’ work for community is recognised
Twins David and Louis King, who will be 87 later this year, have been honoured for their outstanding contribution to the community.
David, left, and Louis, who are pictured in front of Colin Carr’s watercolour of Caistor Market Place at the Town Hall, were selected for their Special Award by the Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Angela Lawrence.
The brothers were presented with the award at a special function on Monday (April 23, 2018) at Hemswell Court Hotel.
It was also good news for Caistor Town Council, which won West Lindsey District Council’s award for the Best Parish or Town Council.
It was the second year running that the town council has won the award.
Between them, David and Louis volunteer to give extra help to children at Caistor Primary School every week; organise the annual Poppy Appeal in Caistor and surrounding villages, which raised £8,000 last year; help host the Methodist Church Annual Garden Party, and help serve and prepare food for the town’s Luncheon Club, which meets every fortnight.
“We peel the spuds and carrots, help serve food and wash up. We’re just dogsbodies, really,” Louis joked.
The brothers agreed to pose for photographs after Caistor’s annual parish meeting last night (Thursday, April 26, 2018), in which various progress reports by the town council were presented, and the dates of some events confirmed.
The Mayor’s Fair will be at the Town Hall on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7, from 1pm-4pm, while 20 cars are expected at the vintage vehicle event in the Market Place on Sunday, May 27. Caistor Goes back 100 years will be held on July 7 and 8, while the Proms in the Park will be on September 9.
Cllr Steve Millson pointed out that the town council had kept to the same precept for three years in a row. “Everything is pretty much on budget,” he added.
Photograph by Shona Wall