This week’s Town and Country news.
Derek & Celia Coultherd
Austwick Village Show committee would like to thank everyone who entered this year’s show and made it a success. It was most encouraging to see so many new exhibitors and they hope that this continues next year.
Sunday was President’s Day at Austwick Bowling Club when president Barbara Denne presented the winner Alec Christy and runner-up Kath Morphet with their prizes. The next match is at home this Saturday, August 10, against Hornby.
Last Thursday the ladies of High Bentham WI met at the town hall for their annual bingo night. Surprisingly one table of three ladies won five times.
An excellent buffet was provided by the group and the competition for an arrangement of flowers in an egg cup was won by Sheila Percy.
At the business meeting arrangements were made for a trip to the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, in September to see Grease.
A coffee morning held in the town hall last Saturday was held in aid of the local branch of the NSPCC and the committee would like to thank all involved.
St John the Baptist Church, Low Bentham, is holding an exhibition of documents and photographs relating to the church, Low Bentham School and life in Low Bentham over the years.
The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 3pm except Sunday when it will be open after services. There is a car park and donations are for the organ restoration fund.
Forthcoming local events include the following:
This Saturday, August 10, a book swap will be held at the Victoria Institute from 10am to noon.
Bentham Footpath Group’s walk at Harden Fell (10 and a half miles) will be led by David and Sheila Longton, meet at Lairgill at 9.30am.
The coffee morning in the town hall this Saturday will be in aid of the MS Society from 10am.
Don’t forget Low Bentham Street Market on Monday, August 26, from 10am to 4pm. Also, Bentham Show will be held on Saturday, September 7, so get those entries in. Entries taken on the day for the dog classes and pets. For cattle, sheep, handicrafts and horticulture entries close on Monday, August 26.
Bolton-le-Sands Floral and Horticultural Society is holding its 85th Annual Summer Show on Saturday, August 17, at the community centre.
All entries must be received by Ms Louise Belcher no later than 9pm on Thursday, August 15.
Exhibitors can set up between 7pm and 9pm on Friday (16th), and 8am and 10am on Saturday (17th).
The show will be opened by Michael Short, past secretary, at 2pm on Saturday, August 17.
There will be refreshments, a raffle and charity auction of exhibits with half the proceeds going to RNLI.
A Model Railway Weekend will be held at Carnforth Heritage Centre, Carnforth Station, Warton Road, on Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18.
There will be nine layouts of various gauges, stalls selling model railway items, a gift shop and the famous Brief Encounter Refreshment Rooms. The display will be open 10am to 4pm each day with admission £2 for adults, children free.
The Library Theatre from Leeds will be performing two of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads dramatic monologues in St James’s Church, Clapham, on Saturday, August 31, from 7.30pm.
The first, A Lady of Letters, is the story of Miss Ruddock, whose civil liberties are dear to her, and writing letters is how she likes to assert those rights.
One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected but liberating consequences.
The other play, Bed Among The Lentils, sees Susan, a nervous vicar’s wife, who distracts herself from her vainly insensitive husband and his doting parishioners by conducting an affair with a nearby grocer, Ramesh Ramesh, discovering something about herself and God in the process.
Tickets are £10 to include interval refreshments, and are available from Sue Mann, 015242 51792, other church members, or at the door.
The 72nd Annual Gigglewick Horticultural Society’s Open Show will take place this Saturday, August 10, at Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion.
The show will open to the public at 1.30pm with the official opening ceremony by Settle Mayor, Mr Joe Lord, at 2pm.
There are a wide range of adult and child classes and copies of the schedule for the show are available from Lambert’s Newsagents, Speight and Watson, Settle Tourist Information Centre and The Garden Shed.
Admission to the show is £1 for adults, 30p for children. Cups and prizes will be presented at 3.30pm with an auction of exhibits at 4pm.
Last year the society made donations totalling £800 to Settle Scouts, Settle Swimming Pool, Cave Rescue, Blind Persons Welfare and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
The next concert in the series at St Wilfrid’s Church will be held this Friday, August 9, when Stuart Corrie will give an organ recital. Tickets cost £5 from Mary Stoneham on 01524 811659 or pay on the door.
The trustees of the Burton and Rigby Educational Foundation (in the parish of Halton-with-Aughton) will be meeting in September to consider applications.
A short letter to the Clerk to the Trustees, Lune Cottage, Aughton, LA2 8LU, is required, with full name and age of the pupil/student along with the details of the school or educational establishment he or she attends.
The closing date is Friday, September 13.
It’s a big day for Halton and district this Saturday, August 10, with daytime music and craft fair, trade stands and lots to do, including Greenlands Farm Roadshow. The live music starts at noon.
There will be plenty of parking, so thanks to Mr and Mrs Holmes who have kindly offered access to their field.
A skateboard competition will be held on Halton’s skatepark with Mark Kendall in charge.
Contact him on firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s a big gig in The Centre in the evening from 7.30pm with plenty of music and real ale from Warton’s Old School Brewery.
Tickets are £6 or two for £10, available at The Greyhound in Halton or the coffee shop at The Centre, 01524 811316.
Welcome to the new owners at Black’s on the High Road, for great fish and chips.
Entries close for Aughton Pudding Festival and Village Show on Monday, August 12.
Lots of classes from photographs to snails (racing), crafts, flowers, sheep, poultry and more.
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Some forms are available at Woodies, Crook o’Lune, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This Sunday, August 11, the Annual Sweet Pea Show will be held in The Smithy with judging at 4pm. Many prizes will be offered including best child entry and best decorated bottle. This will be followed by a barbecue and music at 5pm. Everyone welcome.
Don’t forget the regular village weekly events. Thursdays from 10am to noon, drop in for a coffee and chat in the parish hall, and on Fridays enjoy a cuppa in the church from 2.30pm to 3.30pm. All welcome.
Hornby District Ramblers were led by Alan and Anthea Ashworth on one of the longer Saturday walks of this year’s programme, which are usually between seven and nine miles. The weather was beautiful.
The Ramblers parked the cars near Haverthwaite and set off to pass Bigland Tarn and towards the coast for superb views.
As the walk, described as ‘adventurous’, progressed, a viaduct unexpectedly came into view.
The return route included tunnelling through bracken which had grown huge in the hot weather.
Eventually, the expected fine views of the Lake District fells could at last be seen, and the ramble finished on an easy gravel path back to the cars. Most of the party went on to the Motor Museum for tea and cakes.
Some of the Hornby District Ramblers also enjoyed a delightful, warm evening walk around the Crook O’Lune area.
It was led by Peter Edge, who described the route as a ‘figure of eight without the cross over’.
From the picnic site they walked to the ‘pipeline’ bridge to return on the other side of the River Lune.
The party was interested to find the memory wood and they went on to explore the stepped area near the bridges before arriving again at the car park.
The next walk of the ramblers will be a five mile route in the Killington area this Saturday, August 10.
All are welcome to meet at 9.30am at Hornby car park. Strong walking boots or shoes are essential.
Transport is available at a cost of £2 or £3 depending on distance.
Hornby Pensioners will take a day trip on Tuesday, August 13. They will visit Conishead Priory (a Buddhist Temple) for a guided tour and will be taken on a mystery tour. Transport leaves at 11am.
MIDDLETON & OVERTON
Important notice from the Parish Church of St Helen’s, Overton. The long awaited restoration work is due to commence on Monday, August 12, and after this date, for a period of approximately 12 weeks, the church will be closed to the public and the churchyard surrounding the church with become designated a construction site.
The instructions of the site manager must be obeyed. There will be no access to the water tap and people bringing flowers to graves will need to bring water with them.
During this work, usual Sunday services at 10.45am will be held in Overton Memorial Hall.
For enquires regarding baptisms, weddings of funerals please contact Mrs Christine Mashiter, church warden, 01524 852451 or 07795 112487.
This Sunday, August 11, the 10.45am Eucharist Service in the memorial hall will be led by Canon Julian Frost, with refreshments after the service. Junior Church will recommence in September.
The Sunderland Point Mission will hold a coffee morning on Saturday, August 17, from 10am to noon, at 3 First Terrace, Sunderland Point, in aid of re-wiring of the mission building. Admission will be £1 and there will be cakes for sale and a raffle.
The next service will be held on Sunday, August 18, at 2.30pm, which will be a Said Evensong. This will be a joint service with members of St John’s Church, Sandylands, followed by refreshments.
Settle Photographic Group’s Town Trail in and around the centre of Settle will run from August 9 to 22, with pictures being displayed in local shop windows.
For the Bank Holiday weekend the photos will be gathered together and displayed as a group at Clapham Village Hall between 11am and 5pm daily.
The Jane Tomlinson Yorkshire Dales Walking Festival will take place in Settle on Sunday, August 18. There will be a 28-mile, 14-mile and 5-mile walk with prices for entry starting at £8 per person.
Further details and information on registration are available via the website www.walkforall.com.
Even if you are not walking yourself, come along and support the walkers and make it a family day out by enjoying the crafts on sale and a range of stalls and activities on the rugby field throughout the day.
On Sunday, August 18, Settle Parish Church will be lending its support to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal by selling refreshments throughout the day to walkers and supporters, locals and visitors. Call in to enjoy home-made delights and a refreshing drink.
To celebrate the centenary of the Binns organ a series of organ recitals is being held at the church featuring music from each of the decades.
The first recital takes place on Saturday, August 24, at 7.30pm, featuring music written between 1910 and 1920. Admission is free with a retiring collection.
Dales Angels is holding a meet the makers day at Friends Meeting House this Saturday, August 10, between 10pm to 3pm.
This is a chance to come along and meet the people behind some of the amazing array of crafts goods for sale in Dales Angels. There will also be live music by local folk group The Moonbeams.
Settle Music is presenting an evening of music at Poppies this Saturday, August 10, featuring Dead Mans Uke. Tickets are available from Settle Music, priced £7 for an evening of vocals, ukulele, double bass and stompin’.
Settle Cricket Club is holding a rounders fun day this Sunday, August 11. Cost is £2 per person and anyone over age 15 is eligible to join a team. There is a maximum of four men allowed per team.
There will be a barbecue, bouncy castle and music during the day and the matches will start at 1pm with teams being registered between 11am and noon. For further details contact 79757 377550.
The monthly Artisan Fair will take place on Saturday, August 17, at Victoria Hall from 9am to 3pm, selling high quality craft goods.
Many of the artisans from last month will again be present and they will be joined by some very different artisans as well as the guys from Yorkshire Trike Tours who will be bringing their fantastic Boom Trike to the fair.
Annette Brown, author, will also be visiting to sign and sell copies of her latest book, Escape to Africa.
At the last meeting of the Equipment Fund in July Audrey Eaton won the games of dominoes with Sheila Makenson second and Jean Connor third.
Audrey Eaton also won the games of dominoes at the first meeting of the Equipment Fund in August when Ellen Ezard was second and Ruth Staveley snatched third.
At the same meeting Margaret Metcalfe won the games of whist, with Nancy Ralston second whilst George Metcalfe made and John Bainbridge bounced into joint third place. Olive Bell bagged the high halves.
Scrumptious cakes, craft items, witty greetings cards and books were for sale at the August community coffee morning, which was run by the Tennis Club.
There were also two tombolas and a raffle.
All this, in addition to the opportunity to sit, socialise and learn what is happening in the village. The next community coffee morning will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 10am to noon in the memorial hall.
The schedule for the Horticultural Society Summer Show has been published with more than 100 classes to enter.
The classes are grouped in sections of: cut flowers and plants from the open garden; house plants gown under protection; flower arrangements; cacti and succulents; entries by school children; fruit and vegetables; cookery; arts and crafts.
A full schedule can be obtained from the society’s secretary, Mrs Margaret Western, on 01524 823988.
The summer show will be held on Saturday, August 24, in the memorial hall from 2pm to 4.30pm.
The latest time to enter an exhibit will be 7pm on the Thursday before the show and the latest the exhibit can be placed in the memorial hall will be 10am on the day of the show.
It has been a very busy time out on the bay with Jack Woodcock leading all the following walks. On the last Wednesday of July a walk from Hest Bank to Flookburgh just beat the rain.
However, for the first time ever the leaders could not get over Humphrey Head, so the party of 95 walkers had to go around the bottom; at least it saved them a climb.
On Thursday, August 1, a party of children in the care of Lancashire County Council went on a walk from Silverdale to Grange-over-Sands.
At first it was hard going but eventually, after splashing around in the water on a very hot day, the children had a ball out on the sands and cannot wait to have another go.
On Saturday, 500 people took part in the annual St John’s Hospice walk from Hest Bank to Grange-over-Sands.
The weather was kind, the sands were golden most of the way and the channels were a delight to cross.
The party watched escort tractor drivers haul in a huge catch of mullet and sea bass before escorting the walk on the final stretch to Grange.
Many tired walkers took advantage of a lift on quads to the Kent channel off Grange. Kirkby Lonsdale coach hire provided the return transport free of charge.
On Sunday there was a short walk from Silverdale to Grange in aid of the Scouts and once again the walkers managed to beat the worst of the weather and came ashore in central Grange.
The next walk will be this Sunday, August 11, from Silverdale to Cark, starting from Gibraltar Farm at 9.30am, followed by a walk on Wednesday, August 14, from Silverdale to Hest Bank starting from Silverdale at 10.30am, coaches leave Happy Mount Park at 9.30am.
Ruth Staveley won the games on dominoes at the meeting of the Over 60s Club on the last Monday in July.
June Gardner gained second place with Betty Rawsthorne relegated to third.
This Sunday, August 11, at 2pm, there will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian Meeting Room, Main Road, A6, Slyne, when Clovel Harley will speak on the subject Christ’s death and its importance to you.
All welcome, refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting. www.thisisyourbible.com.
For information on Little Lambs parent, baby and toddler group, held at the Christadelphian Meeting Room, contact Kate on 07739 031739.