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This week’s Social News.


Draw date Friday October 26 2014. First prize of £500: 08251 Warton, Carnforth. Second prize of £50: 05883 Morecambe. Third prizes of £10: 00965, 31030, 35942, 38871, 43170. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £3,700. To join contact 01524 752444.


Giving his presentation to Lunesdale Camera Club recently, 92-year-old Don Austin of Windermere could call on over 60 years experience of fell walking and photography. With this background he was able to mine a treasure of his collection of slides largely covering his love and experience of walking in the Lake District and Scotland, but in addition he entertained his audience by also showing some of his imaginative work on Table Top photography.

Chairman Shaun Rogerson gave the vote of thanks.

Lunesdale Camera Club meets on alternate Tuesdays at the United Reformed Church Hall, High Road, Halton. Details can be found on the club’s website or by contacting George Smith on 01524 733020.


Results for week ending Friday September 26 for Lancaster Bridge Club.

Monday evening: NS 1 Colin Barton, Margaret Ingram; 2 Richard Willey, Jean Higham; EW 1 Audrey Clayton, Pat Bottell; 2 Susan Baines, Gill Draper. Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Richard Willey, Joan Lambert; 2 Yvonne Leydon, Jean Russell; EW 1 Audrey Clayton Sylvia Truesdale; 2 Mary Dobson, Freda Burrows.

Wednesday evening: 1 Joyce Snellgrove, Lawrence Bland; 2 Stephen Breuer, Chris Chippendale; 3 Mary Cameron, Douglas Cameron; 4 Margaret Nolan, Michael Nolan. Thursday afternoon: 1 Chris Chippendale, Eva Hutchinson; 2 Jennifer Griffith, Pamela White; 3 Michael Wardle, Margaret Ingram; 4 Jean Nightingale, Joan Rose.

Friday evening: NS 1 Vivien Cleaver, Mike Cleaver; 2 Titch Little, Pat Little; EW 1 Lorna Lloyd, Pat Bottell; 2 Pat Ormesby, Joyce Snellgrove.


The CTC club run was to Farleton View and Kendal on Sunday.

Led by the club secretary Mike Hutchinson the riders headed towards the Kellets via Slyne where they turned left and climbed up Bottomdale Road to Kellet Lane at Four Lane Ends. They then rode on to Burton-in-Kendal. The rest of the outward journey took in a series of minor roads before riding on to Farleton View Fisheries for coffee.

Here the numbers were further boosted by club members who had ridden there independently. With the promise of tea, coffee and cakes at the house of a club member living in Kendal, Mike led the ride towards Woodhouse, Hincaster, Sedgwick and Natland. The traffic in Kendal proved a bit of a problem but all arrived safely for lunch. Refreshed by their friend’s hospitality a rather less tortuous traverse of the town was taken. This was led by one of the group more familiar with Kendal’s many side streets. After returning to Natland and Sedgwick they then used the path by the Kent’s salmon leap and the underpass leading to the old A6, en route for Levens Park.

The remaining journey took on a more familiar tone: across the Moss, on to Dallam Park and Storth and then to Leighton Moss for afternoon tea whilst others returned home, to conclude a ride of about 60 miles on a pleasant autumnal day, enjoyed by all.

Sunday’s club run will be led by Patience and Len to Dunsop Bridge, then on to Wray via Salter Fell, leaving the Boot and Shoe at 9am.

HF Rambling

On Sunday, Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Malham area. Party A, led by Mike Aveyard, walked from Kirkby Malham to Weets Top, Lane Head, Bordley Green, Mastiles Lane, Prior Rakes, Malham Cove and into Malham. Party B, led by Gill Gale, walked from Gargrave to Flasby, Helton, Winterburn Reservoir, Weets Top, Janet’s Foss and into Malham.

The C party, led by Brian Lloyd, started at Airton to the River Ire along the Pennine Way to Hanlith, Malham Cove Shorkley Hill, Janet’s Foss and into Malham.

The group’s next walks will be on Sunday October 12 in the Broughton-in-Furness area. Telephone Mrs Pat Emerson on 01524 410702 for further information. The web address is


The Ladies’ Friendship Group restarted at the beginning of September following the summer break. During the summer the group travelled to Blackpool to see the musical show Mama Mia which was very lively and good fun.

On September 3 the group heard a very entertaining talk with music given by Betty Morrow, entitled Sing As We Go. Help Direct visited the meeting on September 10 and gave a talk with lots of information on various subjects which the members appreciated. The group meeting on September 24 concluded with a couple of quizzes, after all the business and the monthly raffle had been dealt with.

The group meets most Wednesday afternoons in St Mary’s Church Hall at the rear of St Mary’s Church on Matthias Street, Morecambe. If any lady wishes to join the group they would be made most welcome. The group is limited to 50 members but there are a few places available. Please contact the secretary Mrs V Smith on 01524 414807 for further details.


On Thursday evening a group of Morecambe Camera Club members met in Lancaster for their third photo shoot this year. This gave members the opportunity to explore various camera settings for night shooting. Unfortunately as the evening progressed it rained, however some good images were taken. This was different to the two summer shoots at the excellent Kite and Vintage Festivals with great photographic opportunities and excellent weather. It is hoped to see some good AVs at the members’ AV evening in November.

The group’s new season starts this Thursday October 2 with members showing their five favourite photos taken this year. New members welcome.

For further details of the club please contact Roger Gittins on 01524 420480 or visit the website at The club meets at the Church of the Ascension vestry, Torrisholme, Morecambe, every Thursday at 7.30pm.


Entitled Soiree Musicale, Raymond Faulkner’s latest presentation to the Morecambe and Heysham Recorded Music Society began with a love theme featuring two popular tunes played on a Wurlitzer, Hymne Nuptial for violin, harp and organ by Dubois, a quiz based upon Rossini on Ilkla Moor by Eric Fenby and, staying in Yorkshire, Elegie by Delius. There followed two lively pieces by Poulenc – both for two pianos.

The second part of Raymond’s programme included a romantic harp concerto by Gliere, Franz Liszt’s Benediction de Dieu, and it ended with two famous dances from Smetana’s Bartered Bride.

Chairman Dorothy Loach have the vote of thanks.

When the society meets on Wednesday October 8 the evening will be shared by Anne Arkwright and Sheila Forshaw as presenters. All are most welcome to attend the Church of the Ascension Vestry, Torrisholme, Morecambe, for a 7.30pm start.


Regent Bay Caravan Park, Westgate, Morecambe, will be holding a psychic night in aid of the Make a Wish Foundation. Marilyn the Clairvoyant will headline the night on Thursday October 23 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £5 per person and can be bought from the reception at Regent Bay.

HEYSHAM parish

As St Peter’s is now closed for repairs to the roof, all the services are being held at St James’. This Sunday October 5 at 9.30am the Sunday School will meet, followed at 11am by Parish Communion with the new Rector, Andrew Osborn.

On Saturday October 11 there will be a Concert of Songs, Music and Humorous Tales, with a special celebration of the two World Wars. For tickets please contact Barbara on 01524 850255.

Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Sunday October 12 at 9.30am, with a service of Morning Prayer at 11am. In the evening at 6.30pm there will be a service with Music for Harvest.


The Heysham Townswomen’s Guild’s members and friends will meet again at Wesley Methodist Church, Middleton Road, Heysham, at 2pm, on Monday October 6, for the annual Harvest Festival. Rev Sykes from Torrisholme Methodist Church will be conducting the celebration. Admission is £1.50 including refreshments and raffle.

The meeting on Monday October 20 will include entertainment by Trinity Bells.

The group’s annual trip to Boundary Mill will be held on Monday October 27. All enquiries please to Pauline on 01524 850817.


A Neighbourhood Watch and National Personal Safety Day information event will be held at Heysham Library on Monday October 6 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

The next Heysham South PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting will take place at Heysham Library meeting room on Monday October 6 starting at 7pm.


A guided walk, Hidden Heysham, will start from the bus turnaround in Heysham Village at 2pm this Saturday October 4. The walk will include names carved into the cliffs at the time of the Great War, memories of the Fairy Chapel and stories about Lancashire’s two oldest churches. Places on the walk are priced £3 per person. For further details contact the tour guide Peter Wade on 01524 420905.


The date of the North Lancashire Bridleways Society’s famous Tack Sale is fast approaching – Sunday October 12 – doors will open at 11am to buyers at Hest Bank Memorial Hall. Lots of equestrian bargains. Volunteers are needed to help on the day and cakes and sandwiches are required for the refreshments stall.

The next meeting of the group will be held on Tuesday November 11 at the memorial hall when the speaker will be Jo Birbeck who gives schooling and corrective training for horse and rider of all abilities and ages.

A proposal was made at the last meeting that the society make a donation to the British Horse Society (BHS) in support of the Access Fund. It is imperative that the historic Rights of Way are noted on the definitive map by 2026. Mark Weston, Director of Access for the BHS, will also attend the meeting to accept the cheque.


The next meeting of the Morecambe and Lancaster Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will take place at the Headway Hotel, Marine Road East, Morecambe, on Tuesday October 14. Lunch (optional) will be at 12.15pm and this will be followed at 1.45pm by a talk by Val Baulard entitled Travels with my Vocal Chords. The talk is free and all are welcome. If wishing to book lunch please telephone Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 01524 412987 by Sunday October 12.