Town and Country - 25/07/13

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Town and Country news.

AUSTWICK

Derek & Celia Coultherd

derek@firehosetech.co.uk

For the June meeting of the Austwick WI, members enjoyed a pleasant evening’s walk around Langcliffe and Settle led by Elizabeth Booth. The visit concluded with a light supper at The Gamecock, Austwick, where several other members joined the group.

In July, A Summer Evening Buffet held at Barnsdale, 
Austwick, courtesy of Mary and Gordon James, was enjoyed by all who attended. The weather was perfect and guests were able to wander around the garden and eat outside.

Next month’s meeting will be held on Thursday, August 8, and will include a talk by Kath Hartley about 
Wholesome Bee.

This year Austwick Village Show will take place on 
Saturday, August 3, at 2pm in the parish hall. If you have not picked up a schedule please collect one from Crossleigh Stores.

Entry forms must be submitted by 8am on Monday, July 29, so please give some thought to which classes you could enter and support your local show.

A select group of members from Austwick Field and 
Local History Society enjoyed a walk around Settle led by 
Richard Whinray.

The walk provided much interesting historical detail and the opportunity to view Settle through the eyes of one if its most intriguing characters, Tot Lord.

The next meeting will include a talk by Robert White about the work of the National Park’s Historic Environment Team. It will be held in the parish hall at 7.30pm on 
Wednesday, September 18.

BOLTON-LE-SANDS

Patricia Bradley

districtnews_bls@live.co.uk

The Ladies of Note invite everyone to a coffee morning on Thursday, August 1, from 9.45am to 11.30am in Bolton-le-Sands Village Hall.

There will be a grand raffle, Kitty Brown’s Accessories and Jewellery, home-made cakes, jams and chutneys, crafts and cards, fancy goods, garden produce, books, dvds and much more.

Tickets are £1 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits. All proceeds to the Ladies of Note music fund

There is another coffee morning being held from 10am onwards on Thursday, August 8, at Bolton-le-Sands Community Centre and all proceeds will be donated to the Community Playground Project. There will be coffee, tea, squash and biscuits available as well as a raffle and stalls. Entry is £1. For further information please contact Mike Ashton 077470 24333 or Jim Stewart 07946 819467.

Bolton-le-Sands Village Garden Competition was judged in glorious weather on July 15.

There were some new entrants this year and all the gardens were of a very high standard, each with its particular features of design and planting – a real pleasure for the judges.

The Horticultural Society would like to thank the gardeners and congratulate them on their efforts.

Results: Large Garden: 1 Mr and Mrs P Waddington, 2 Mrs D Orr, 3 Mr S and Mrs B Garland. Small Garden: 1 Mr B Gladstone, 2 Mrs E Small, 3 Mr and Mrs B Coates, 4 Mrs V Shaw. Patio Garden: 1 Mrs K Mather, 2 Mrs E Small, 3 Mrs V Shaw.

It has been an interesting end of term for children at Bolton-le-Sands Primary School.

Year 3 and Year 4 children enjoyed a great day at Leighton Moss.

Year 5 children spent two days and one night at Borwick Hall. In glorious sunshine they went canoeing, played games, enjoyed a nature walk, climbing and orienteering.

The children had a great time and really developed their team working skills.

Years 1 and 2 spent a fantastic day at the visitor centre at Manchester Airport.

To bring the academic year to a close the children will take part in a Teddy Bear’s Picnic for the whole school today, Tuesday, and the Leavers’ Service will be held at Holy Trinity Church tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24, where presentations will be made by Mrs Janet Thompson, Chair of Governors.

BURTON-IN-KENDAL

Kathryn Smith

smith@pipersbarn.fsnet.co.uk

The July meeting of the Local History Society was a visit to Drybeck Hall near Appleby.

This grade two listed building with a date stone of 1679 has many interesting features, but the highlight of the visit was the collection of pictures and manuscripts amassed by the owner Anthony Hothfield. Much of the collection relates to the history of the Tufton, Sackville and Hothfield families and their descent from Lady Anne Clifford. The final summer meeting of the History Society, which is a guided walk round Beetham, is on Monday, August 19.

The Parish Council received a report from Mrs K Unsworth on the grants made by the Burton-in-Kendal Education Foundation which totalled £2,810 in the year ending March 31, 2013.

Students who are eligible may apply for the next academic year.

Planing applications had been received for: a side extension for 2 Drovers Way; three wind turbines at Green Dragon Farm and alterations and extension to Holly Cottage, Clawthorpe.

The council objected to the proposal for the wind turbines at Green Dragon Farm.

Appeals against rejection had also been received for West Ley and The Tannery. The council agreed that for both its previous comments should stand.

It was also decided to request that the speed monitoring exercise at the north end of the square and the north side of the junction of Main Street with Morewood Drive be repeated during term time.

A third monitor would be requested on the straight section of road north of Sandy Gap. Road safety in the village, especially near the school, would be reconsidered at the next council meeting when the headmistress would be invited to attend.

It was noted that the milestone restoration had been completed and that cleaning of the Clawthorpe information shelter was underway. Slape Lane and Boon Town Lane had been cut, the streets had been swept and white lining had been done at Burton Park and Hutton Close.

The lengthsman had sprayed the weeds along kerbs and bridges and would be asked to clear the ivy and weeds from the seats at the bottom of Dalton Lane and Clawthorpe Lane.

A volunteer had come forward to look after the triangle of land at the bottom of Station Lane.

Ninety-one teddies made the charity jump from the church tower and raised £350 towards to the Tower Repair Fund.

CLAPHAM

Rory-Joe Daniels

red.duck@btinternet.com

One of the biggest events in the Clapham Calender takes place this Saturday, July 27.

The Annual Street Fair will begin at 9.30am and along with the usual stalls there will be music from Dales Jam and Settle Voices, classic cars, rare breeds, street entertainment, a bell ringing demonstration and music in St James’ Church, and new for this year a children’s tent in the National Park car park, with activities for the younger visitor.

The Duck Race up the beck is due to start at 2.30pm.

Clapham School said goodbye to the six young people who leave to start High School in September, at the School Leavers’ Service in St James’ Church.

The leavers were each presented with a Bible by headteacher Mrs Gill Woods and Mrs Liz Mason. At the service Mrs Mason received a cheque for £122.44 on behalf of Christian Aid. The money had been raised in donations at the recent school production of Cinderella.

Last Wednesday the whole school travelled to Horton for a Confederation PE, social and church service event. On Thursday evening the leavers’ Jacob’s join tea was enjoyed by all.

Places are available at the Clapham Early Years Group held at Clapham Village Primary School.

The happy, friendly group have two highly qualified practitioners and offer in and outdoor free-flow provision, from the latest IT equipment to a newly refurbished summerhouse.

Sessions run Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 11.30am, and cost £9 for non-funded children.

Three-year-olds are eligible for five three-hour sessions funded. For more information contact admin@clapham-n-yorks.sch.uk.

There will be a United Church Service Songs of Praise this Sunday, July 28, at Clapham Caravan Park, Station Road. This starts at 4pm and all are welcome.

GIGGLESWICK

Gill O’Donnell

gill@spotonhands.eclipse.co.uk

This Saturday, July 27, from 2.30pm, Strawberry Cream Teas will be served at Meadowbank, Station Road, Giggleswick. All proceeds will be donated to the re-ordering fund at St Alkelda’s Church.

GLASSON

Elaine Finne

epfinne@gmail.com

Old Glasson Caravan Park, Glasson, is holding a tea party in aid of NW Air Ambulance this Saturday, July 27, from 2pm. There will be various stalls and refreshments. All are welcome to attend and support this very worthy cause.

HALTON

Paul Woodruff

woodie_crookolune@fsmail.net

Please remember to place old newspapers outside this Saturday, July 27, for the Scout’s paper collection which will take place at approximately 9am.

The waste paper is an important source of funding for the scouts to continue their excellent service within the community and your help is much appreciated.

The Halton Festival, Saturday, August 10, is well on track. The event, organised by Nick Lakin and Adam Lucas, will include craft and food stalls, the Greenlands Farm road show and lots of children’s activities. Entry during the day is free, 11am to 6pm.

There will also be a competition on the skatepark (£5 for a day pass). If you can help please contact Mark Kendall.

The evening in the Centre will be a not-to-be-missed occasion with live music.

Contact hfest@hotmail.co.uk. Tickets available for £6 or two for £10 at the Greyhound and the coffee shop @The Centre.

The Over 55s Luncheon Club will be held this Friday, July 26, at the community centre, 10am to 1.30pm, £2.50. Telephone 811316 for more information.

The bridge work continues at the east side of the Crook O’Lune, probably until October. Woodies remains open on Wednesdays to Sunday inclusive.

Swimming at the Crook is as popular as ever. Unfortunately it is still as dangerous as ever, don’t do it.

HOLME

John Bateman

celiabateman@btinternet.com

Holme’s second Festival of Sport was blessed by brilliant weather over the weekend of July 13/14. Many parishioners, some as spectators but most as participants, joined in with the various sporting activities.

Saturday opened with a Fun Run for all ages and it was a pleasure to see 40 runners taking part. This was followed by the 10 kilometre Holme Howler obstacle race which was won by Sammy Graham in 44m30s.

The first local man home was Dave Grisedale in 59m35s, with the fist local female Kate McRoy in 1h6m43s.

In the afternoon the focus turned to the community field where numerous people tried their hand at archery and tennis.

Five teams entered the six-a-side football tournament with the Miami Dolphins beating George’s Dragons in the final.

Local lady Alice Thomas took the honours in the boules competition and then all retired to The Smithy for an outdoor barbecue and music from Fiona.

Sunday opened sunny and bright with 21 riders participating in the Lanequest cycling event which was won by local man Kevin Preston and the family prize going to the Wallacys.

Women’s pairs was won by Helen Butcher and Heather Plamer, men’s pairs by Mark Hayton and Simon Graham and mixed double shared by Neil and Jane Fleetwood and Rob and Joan Gordon.

After lunch the event moved to centre on the school and bowling and cricket club for a great afternoon of enjoyable fun.

Children’s sports were on the school field, curling and Jenga for the over 50s in the school hall.

The fun bowling on the bowling green ran non-stop from 1pm to 4.30pm with contestants from eight to 80 with crazy golf and a coin rolling competition won by Ray Greenland.

The cricket field was home to fun cricket where dozens of people tried the different aspects of this activity as well as the bouncy castle.

The egg throwing competition winners were Liam Baxter and Dave Grisdale at 25-metres for the men and Julia Savage and Sally Burrows leading the women’s competition with a throw of 17-metres.

The crowd enjoyed an ongoing barbecue and bar which was brought to a close with the grand raffle draw at 5pm.

Medwin Sherriff drew the winning tickets with £100 to Kathleen Bethey, £70 to Joyce Walker, £50 to Brian Armstrong, £20 to Stuart Ord and finally £10 to Sarah Collier.

The organising committee want to say a big thank you to all who involved themselves, in whatever capacity, and planning for the 2014 festival is already in hand.

During the summer term Year 6 pupils from Holme School have learnt to bowl at the bowling club. All play each other in double and singles events and over the 12-weeks of training the results were collated with prizes presented at the final leavers’ assembly on July 19. The boys prize went to Jamie Yorke and the girls to Lauren Robinson.

An informal ceremony was held on July 19 at the children’s play park to unveil a plaque in memory of Michael Prill, a true villager who passed away last year.

The plaque is to rename the play park in memory of Mike who was one of the team responsible for its original conception and was chair of the school governors from 2006 to 2009.

The plaque was unveiled by two Year 5 children from the village school. Mrs Maria Gettel, the school headmistress, gave a short speech about Mike.

A sizeable collection of Mike’s friends, villagers and school children supported Mike’s sister Christine and his niece Amy in celebrating the occasion.

Two village events coming up that require the green fingered amongst you to excel. The Annual Sweet Pea Show is to be held in The Smithy on Sunday, August 11, and it is hoped the sweet peas manage to hold out until then if the present heat wave continues, and the Holme Grown Allotment Society will be holding their Annual Village Show prize giving on Sunday, September 1.

HORNBY

Chris Kynch

ckynch@googlemail.com

The very successful Hornby St Margaret’s Festival began with a musical evening in which the combined choirs of St Margaret’s, St Mary’s and Hornby Choral Society led the singing. This was a superb beginning to the week’s events.

Fr Luiz Ruscillo, of St Mary’s, Hornby, opened the programme with a superb unscripted address.

He portrayed the tower as an enduring work of art that speaks afresh to each new generation – concluding with the eight sided tower pointing upwards to ‘the eight day, the eternal day’.

Andrew White’s popular introduction to the history of St Margaret’s Church tower followed on Tuesday. Over 100 people packed the church for the meeting.

The talk was not all stones and architects, but about local characters and folklore over centuries and their links to national and international events.

Christine Burns presented an evening of poetry by local poet David Tait on Wednesday. After an introduction to “that diverse collection of literature we call the Bible”, there was more poetry – this time from Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Philippians and Revelation.

The Festival News with the latest information about what’s on has been published daily during the festival.

Despite Thursday being the warmest evening of the festival so far, 100 people gathered to hear Sam Ashton perform five Betjeman poems.

Michael Hampson, Vicar of Hornby, followed Sam to speak about “glimpses of the impossible vastness of God” our trinity of loving father, crucified God and holy spirit everywhere.

He finished with a quote from Betjeman: “And is it true ... that God was man in Palestine, and lives today in bread and wine?”.

Hornby has been seen at its best during this festival of culture, history, poetry and music and fantastic weather. St Margaret’s church has been full every evening.

Hornby Ramblers will walk in the Crook O’Lune today, Thursday, July 25, meeting at Hornby car park at 6.30pm.

On Saturday, July 27, Alan and Anthea Ashworth will lead a walk of between seven to nine miles in the Haverthwaite area, leaving from Hornby car park at 9am.

Transport in shared cars is available at a cost of £2 or £3 depending on distance. Strong walking boots are essential. Dogs are not allowed, but all people are welcome.

Hornby Talks, at Hornby Institute, restart today, Thursday, July 25. Graham Kemp from Lancaster Castle will talk about Rogues and Villains of Lancaster Castle at 7.30pm. A donation of £1.50 is requested to include tea or coffee.

HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE

Mrs C Thompson

caroline@sandjsthompson.co.uk

St Oswald’s Parochial Church Council has launched an appeal to raise in the region of £50,000 to cover a number of maintenance issues, repairs and improvements making the church a place where people can enjoy a range of experiences in a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere whilst maintaining the essence of the historic church.

It is now more than 20-years since a substantial amount of money was raised to facilitate major repairs which were needed at that time. Fund-raisers literally Raised the Roof and now they intend to hopefully Secure the Future. The plan is to augment the bells from the current four to six. The tower has developed some serious leaks. The organ has had to have an expensive repair. The oil tank must be replaced and situated in a safer position.

In the medium term it is hoped to open the space at the back of the church to facilitate displays, exhibitions, children’s workshops and to provide refreshments, etc.

The members of the church council would like to create a small, comfortable area in the Lady Chapel for prayer and meditation.

It is also in their plans to install a toilet in the old hearse house so that events can comfortably take place in church.

Of course, the PCC will be applying for grants from funding bodies but they still need to raise a considerable amount of money to match the grants.

A number of events will be scheduled over the next 18-months, perhaps longer, depending on how successful the events are.

The next major event will be St Oswald’s Festival Weekend, August 2-4. On Friday, August 7, at 7.30pm in the church, Strut Your Stuff with Spencer Moran, a well-known and popular saxophone player. Tickets £10, children under 16 free.

On Saturday, August 3, from 2pm to 5pm, there will be a church fete in St Oswald’s and on the field opposite the church, with games and competitions and stalls with refreshments available in church.

On Sunday, August 4, there will be a 9am church service, 10.30am St Oswald’s walk and around noon a Jacob’s join lunch/picnic at the church. For tickets or further information please contact Margaret Barker, Janet Gudgeon, Avril Palmer, Gillian Parrington or Richard Pattinson.

Members of Pen-y-ghent Gun Club have had a busy time recently with three back-to-back shoots.

Their first event was held at Cragg Hill Farm by kind permission of Mr and Mrs P Sutcliffe and family.

K Humphrey was the field marshall and also the winner of the shoot with 77 points, S Bamber was second with 74 and R Bold was third with 69. The pool shoot was won by S Bamber.

Members of the club met again the following week in Ring Pot Pasture by kind permission of Mr and Mrs M. ilson and family. They competed for the George Perfect memorial walking stick. R Carr was the victor with 23 points, second was K Humphrey with 22 and third was R Bold with 21. The pool shoot win was shared between R Carr and R Bold.

The most recent shoot saw members return to Cragg Hill Farm for a mixed team competition.

The winning team comprised of K Humphrey, R Barwick, E Sharpe and R Carr who achieved an aggregate score of 66.75 points.

The runners-up were P Fox, S Bamber and K Iball with an aggregate score of 59.03 points. R Carr was the winner of the pool shoot. Members meet again on Sunday, August 4, at 2pm in Ring Pot Pasture.

INGLETON

Sue Brown

smjb36@gmail.com

Razzmatazz Robots is a free holiday club at Ingleton Methodist Church from Tuesday, July 30, to Friday, August 2. The club is open to all children from five to 11-years-old and will run each morning from 10am to noon. Lots of crafts, games, drama, puppets and fun. Enquiries to Pauline on 07931 511652 or paulinewright2009@live,co,uk.

At the July meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association (IRCA) members were pleased to hear that the swimming pool has had an excellent season so far and has its full complement of lifeguards.

It’s a Knock-Out raised £850. There will be a car boot sale at the Watefalls entrance on Sunday, July 28, to book telephone 41979.

Sam Cresswell is running the Great North Run on Sunday, September 15, in aid of pool improvements, please support her, forms are at the pool and in shops.

Jayne at the centre is now taking bookings for hiring the pool. Contact 41701 or www.ingletonpool.co.uk.

Thanks go to Lee and Jo Johnston who have worked so hard for many years.

Proposals for use of Middle School land have been discussed at meetings with North Yorkshire County Council.

The building of extra care units was suggested and then land donated to the parish council for community use, such as a BMX track and skateboarding area and space left for children to play.

The WI Group Show will be held on Saturday, September 21. The amount of £3,200 has been raised for breast cancer from the calendar and other efforts.

The Old People’s Welfare summer outing will be on Thursday, August 22. Open gardens is on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

The NSPCC gymkhana will be held on Sunday, August 4.

The Fireworks Committee is holding a jumble sale on Saturday, August 10.

Thanks were expressed to all the people who helped with the road closures for the 1940s weekend.

The 2013 Ingleborough Mountain Race results: 1 Benjamin Riddell (Salford Harriers) 50:08, 2 Paul Webb 50:40, 3 Graham Pearce 50:55, 4 Richard Pattinson (P&B) 51:25, 5 Ashley Holt 53:55, 6 Dave Kirkham (Wharfedale Harriers) 54:05, 7 Harry Matthews 54:18, 8 Gareth Hird (Wharfedale Harriers) 55:05, 9 Mark Chippendale (Bowland) 56:10, 10 Graham Watson (Bingley Harriers) 56:25.

Female: Jane McCarthy (Ilkley Harriers) 63:16. Juniors: 1 Mark Mahoney (Settle Harriers) 28:03, 2 Alex Hearle (Mercia) 28:25, 3 Joshua Greenwood 29:45, 4 Aaron Campion (Settle Harriers) 32:23, 5 James Maxwell (Settle Harriers) 33:44, 6 Matthew Holroyd (Settle Harriers) 35:34.

SETTLE

Gill O’Donnell

gill@spotonhands.eclipse.co.uk

On Thursday, August 1, The Folly is hosting a Yorkshire Day Supper of locally sourced beef, Yorkshire puddings and vegetables, plus Yorkshire beer, followed by Yorkshire Curd tart, coffee and parkin to finish.

The evening will include a Yorkshire dialect recital and a Yorkshire quiz and game. Tickets are £12.50 available from the Folly or on 01729 823971, book by tomorrow, July 26.

Malham Tarn Field Centre invite you to come along to Tarntastic this Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28.

This marks the 70th annual open day at the centre and there will be a garden party with music, arts and crafts, food stalls, presentation and activities.

There is free entry and the even is open from 10.30am to 10.30pm on the Saturday and from 10.30am to 4pm on the Sunday.

The next film in the Tramps world cinema series at Victoria Hall will be the French classic, Jeanne De Florette. This will take place on Wednesday, July 31, with doors opening at 7pm and the film starting at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5.

Townhead Surgery has invested in a new blood pressure machine so that patients can take their own blood pressure whilst waiting to see a doctor or a nurse at the Settle Surgery.

In the past patients have had to make an appointment if they needed their blood pressure taking.

This could be inconvenient, particularly if they had to visit the Surgery again for a blood pressure reading. Now using this machine patients can do it in one visit and will be particularly helpful for working patients.

The process is quite simple and staff are available to help if they need assistance.

The new machine is available during opening hours, 8am to 6.30pm, and blood pressure results are processed the same day by members of the Townhead Surgery Practice Team.

SLYNE-WITH-HEST

J Leach

john.leavh@greenwaysinformatics.co.uk

This Sunday, July 28, at 2pm, there will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian meeting room, Main Road, A6, Slyne, when there will be a DVD shown on the subject Accurate Bible predictions. All welcome and refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting.

Two cross bay walks took place during the third week of July, one on the Wednesday and the second on the Saturday.

Both were well attended during this wonderful spell of weather and both went to Grange-over-Sands.

The walk on Wednesday was mainly rambling clubs and the crossings of the Keer and Kent Channels were a delight with wide crossing points to help cool down the hot conditions.

On the Saturday walk the option of a short walk to Silverdale was taken by only two people; the rest stayed on board for the full walk to Grange-over-Sands, once again crossing over wide channels and the children on the walk had a wonderful time splashing about in the shallow water.

The egress into Grange was at the side of the railway station, which is normally unsuitable because of the marsh conditions, but with all the dry weather of late it was ideal.

There is a break in the walks for the next week owing to the very high tides.

The next walk will be on Wednesday, July 31, from Hest Bank to Flookburgh starting at noon followed by a walk on Saturday, August 3, from Hest Bank to Grange-over-Sands starting at 2.30pm and a short walk on Sunday, August 4, from Silverdale to Grange-over-Sands starting at 4pm.

During the open forum at the July meeting of the parish council some residents from Hasty Brow raised concerns about the planning application for 205 solar photovoltaic panels at Brantholme.

Their concern is that the erection of this array would change the use of the land from domestic and 
agricultural use to industrial and is inappropriate in the green belt.

The parish council later decided to write to Lancaster City Council, as the planning authority, stating that it regards the development as inappropriate use of green belt and agricultural land.

The parish council noted that phase one of the work on the recreation field is almost complete and the completion certificates from the contractor and architect are expected soon. The wild flower meadow will be mown later in the season when the flowers have seeded.

The pond and wildlife area will be left for the indigenous species to become established.

Some areas will be tidied in the coming weeks and the path will be marked in 100 metre lengths. The intention is to plant an oak tree in the autumn. Funds are now being sought for phase two of the improvement work.

Members of the May Fair committee met at the Hest Bank Hotel for their annual meeting.

The committee were re-elected, with the addition of Fiona Marroni as vice-chair. Accounts were presented by Diana Bell that showed that the field day on June 22 made a small loss but that funds were healthy.

A review of the field day concluded that the event went well considering the weather forecast and the late relocation to the memorial hall field.

Thanks were expressed to all the helpers on the day and the businesses that supported the raffle. Batala, the school choir and the origami workshop were a welcome addition to the stalls and entertainment.

Members reluctantly decided not to set a date for a village event in 2014 due to a lack of volunteers, making organisation on the day itself a difficult task.

The committee agreed to continue and would meet to review progress on its other projects and to consider holding a smaller event at the spring/summer community coffee morning.

Thanks were expressed to all committee members past and present who have worked hard to organise a fun event for the village over the last eight years.

Stage Struck, the thespian group that encourages young people to participate in theatrical productions, will be holding an introductory meeting on Thursday, September 5, at 7.30pm in the memorial hall. Anyone who is interested in helping or whose child enjoys performing in front of an audience is welcome to attend.

WARTON

Carol Millar

carolwartonnews@aol.com

The July meeting of Warton Crag WI was treated to a very interesting talk and slide show by Jackie Foott from Dent on the conservation of the Northern Red Squirrel.

Further information can be found at www.northernredsquirrel.org.uk. The group then enjoyed an excellent supper with raffle.

The next meeting of the WI will take place on Thursday, September 19, with a speaker from Birchall-Blackburn Solicitors on Planning for the Future. Information and membership details are available from Hilary on 01524 730533.

The North Lancs and South Cumbria Branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Associations’ recent weekend of Open Gardens was a resounding success with well over 20 gardens open – ranging from small spaces to over an acre – to walk through.

The weather was perfect and the garden owners answered hundreds of questions between them. The weekend raised more than £1,300.

The local branch of the MND Association is very grateful to all those who made the weekend possible.

Call in at the tea shop whilst you have your car washed at Warton Methodist Church on Borwick Lane on Saturday, 
August 3, then on to PlayFest on Sand Lane where there will be live bands, bouncy castles, refreshments and much 
more.

WRAY

Members and friends of Wray Over 60s recently visited the Living Museum of the North, Beamish.

As the site is set in 300 acres and it was a beautiful sunny day the old trams and vintage buses were handy for getting around.

There was so much to see, from the Old Town, with all the little shops and different places of work, the pit village with colliery workings, tiny terraced workers cottages, school and church to the Manor House with many small rooms, including servants quarters and cottage garden.

Home Farm showed how the farm was run in the early 1900s and how many new agricultural ideas were started there and the nearby Rowley railway station was as it would have been in 1913.

Everywhere was full of the old authentic fittings and with the employees dressed in period costumes. It was like stepping into a bygone era.

With the scenic journeys there and back it was voted as being a most enjoyable day out.

THE YEALANDS

Michael Rothwell

info@thebower.co.uk

The benefice of Warton and Yealand will mark St Oswald’s Day on Sunday, August 4, with a Benefice Eucharist at St Oswald’s Church, Warton at 11am.

The service at St John’s Church, Yealand Conyers, that day will be at 8am and will be a Said Holy Communion.