Donington on Bain is a
village in the county of Lincolnshire, England within
situated in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds area of the county. It lies about six
miles south-west of the town of Louth and about six miles due north of the town of
Horncastle. The Viking Way progresses north-south through the
The village sits on the east bank of the River Bain
. It is in the Bain valley, and on
either side of the valley sits a tower. One is the Belmont
mast, the tallest
structure in the European Union
in June 2009, but due to be reduced in height.
The other is
a World War II Chain Home
. This is at RAF Stenigot ACE High relay station
which was a WW2 Chain Home radar
Cadwell Park racetrack is roughly five miles away.
village pub is the Black
on Main Road
. The parish church is
dedicated to St Andrew
which is in the Asterby Group of
churches, based in the village. There is a primary school.
Bain railway station served the village from 1875 to 1951.
Donington on Bain Football Club
Donington On Bain Rovers Football Club is an English amateur
football club. It was founded in 1948 by villagers enthusiastic
about football, replacing a succession of unofficial village teams.
The club has since its foundation participated in local
competitions, winning all but the 'Village Trophy', a contest in
which it has several times lost in the final match. The club has
traditionally attracted supporters and players from surrounding
villages, including Donington On Bain, Louth, and the larger city
The pitch off Main Road is home for 'The Bainers' and has been
since 1948. Although the pitch doesn't have an official name, or
capacity it is effectionately called 'Donington Park' by locals,
players and staff.
Local Villages Ludford and Scamblesby are 'The Bainers' biggest
rivals. This is mainly due to the clubs location to each other,
although, as in many other rivalries throughout the country, games
have become heated in recent years.
The Players Trophies (Players of the year)
Donington on Bain's Player Of The Season award is voted for by the
clubs players and management.
- 2008-09 Daryl Dunn
- 2007-08 Donington on Bain Rovers Supporters
- 2006-07 Robin Nelder
- 2005-06 Robin Nelder
- 2004-05 Robin Nelder
- 2003-04 Andrew Willoughby
- 2002-03 Robin Nelder
- 2001-02 Andrew 'Cloughy' Hartley
- 2000-01 Andrew 'Cloughy' Hartley