Social News

Social News.
Social News.

This week’s Social News.


For details of the society and the programme of events for 2015 contact Mrs G Dennison on 01524 417710 or visit


Bare Writers have published a collection of short stories and poems entitled High Tide. The anthology will be launched at Lancaster Library Meeting Room on Saturday, December 6, 2pm to 3 pm, where it will be available to buy.

It will also be available at Tourist Information shops in Morecambe and Lancaster and on Amazon.

Each copy sold will allow a donation to be made to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

If anyone is interested in joining the group they can contact either or The group meets every other Wednesday morning at Christ Church, Broadway, Morecambe.


The next meeting of the North Lancashire Group of the Alpine Garden Society society will be held on Thursday, December 18, at Greaves Methodist Church, Lancaster, for members’ photographs and mince pies.


From Thursday, December 4, to Saturday, December 6, Morecambe Parish Church, Church Street, will be staging a Christmas Festival with a Victorian theme, inspired by Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

A display of Christmas trees will be in the church building on Church Street, with each tree provided, decorated and displayed by local organisations, businesses or individuals. There will be a programme of live entertainment at the front of church including readings from A Christmas Carol. Refreshments will be available in church.

Meanwhile Morecambe’s War Memorial Hall will be the venue for the Christmas Fair which will showcase a wide range of products from local traders.

The cafe will be open in the hall throughout the festival. Opening times will be Thursday and Friday 3pm to 8pm and Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm. Admission, which will include both venues, will be £1 for adults, accompanied children free.


Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club welcomes anyone wishing to join the weekend and alternate Wednesday walks. Further information can be obtained from Pat Emerson on 01524 410702 or Mike Sherriff on 01524 4140438.


John Bentham’s chosen title ‘Big country, Big Skies’ was very appropriate for his recent presentation to his fellow members of Lunesdale Camera Club.

John first explained that the images involved had been chosen from those he had taken on three separate visits to America by hIM and his wife Judith.

Secondly that he had stitched them together under the sub titles of ‘Wide open spaces’, Volcanoes and

Mountains’, ‘Valleys’ ‘Canyons’ and finally ‘Deserts’.

His audience were then taken on a superbly illustrated journey across America with each image accompanied by a very expert commentary.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all and John was thanked on behalf of the members by George Smith, vice-chairman, followed by a resounding round of applause from all present.

Members and guests are always welcome to join us, for details see our website or contact George Smith 01524733020.


There will be a craft fair and craft play day at Lancaster Baptist Church, Nelson Street, Lancaster, this Saturday, December 6, between 10.30am and 1.30pm. Refreshments and food will be available.


Morecambe Bay Movie Makers’ is producing monthly link road movies of of the construction of the M6 to Heysham Link Road Over Rail, Road and Water.

Another movie project has been The Big Wild Stocktake which took place at Leighton Moss Nature Reserve. This movie is now shown to visitors at the reserve and on the reserve’s web site.

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The National Osteoporosis Society’s Morecambe Bay Support Group holds meetings bi-monthly at the Church of Ascension, Michaelson Avenue on Tuesdays usually starting at 7pm and finishing at 9pm.

Further information can be obtained from Christine Bushby, secretary of the Support Group, 01524 413933, email


The Temple of Light, West End Road, Morecambe is making a collection of food and beverages, toiletries and warm winter clothing, scarves, blankets and towels for the homeless. Also a collection of dried and tinned food, blankets and towels for Wolfwood Animal Rescue.


In local league matches, Lancaster ‘A’ drew 2-2 with Morecambe Knights, Morecambe ‘A’ beat Bare Village 3.5-0.5, Lancaster ‘A’ won 3.5-0.5 at Bare Village and Kendal beat Morecambe Knights 2.5-1.5.

Lancaster ‘A’ 2 Morecambe Knights 2: R.Collins 1 P.Horman 0, C.Fisher 0 S.Murray 1, S.Bailey 0 S.Parker 1, J.Beckett 1 G.Bennett 0

Morecambe ‘A’ 3.5 Bare Village 0.5: J.Lyth 0.5 P.T.Seery 0.5, C.Heald 1 D.McLellan 0, N.Jameson 1 D.Wood 0, N.Blade 1 J.Metcalfe 0

Bare Village 0.5 Lancaster ‘A’ 3.5: P.T.Seery 0.5 R.Collins 0.5, N.Peace 0 J.Beckett 1, D.Wood 0 L.Bland 1, P.Sanderson 0 L.Ba Thein 1

Morecambe Knights 1.5 Kendal 2.5: N.Blade 0 D.Shaw 1, G.Hutchinson 0.5 J.Rashleigh 0.5, J.Marshall 0 J.Dobson 1, B.Rees 1 (default) 0

In the Lansil Cup 1st Round, Morecambe ‘A’ beat the Dragons 3.5-0.5: G.House 1 J.Chibnall 0, N.Jameson 0.5 L.Bland 0.5, M.Farthing 1 L.Ba Thein 0, N.Blade 1 P.Purvis 0


The Friends are holding a charity piano café in aid of Lancaster Homeless Action on Friday, December 5, from 10.30am.

The following day Saturday, December 6 10.00am onwards is the annual Christmas Fair to be held in the main library .


The next talks of the Arts and Crafts Furniture to members of the Lunesdale Decorative and Fine Arts Society (LADFAS) will be on Tuesday December 16 when Ian Kelly will give a talk entitled Beau Brummel: A Life as Art; and Tuesday, January 20 when Julian Richards will give a talk entitled Inspired By Stonehenge.

The first talk is also a Christmas social event and will start promptly at 1.45pm; otherwise lectures start promptly at 2.15pm in Borwick and Priest Hutton Memorial Hall.


For information on Lunesdale Camera Club Contact George Smith on 01524 733020 for information.


In February the Ashton Hall Organ Restoration Project (AHORP) will be giving concerts in the United Reformed Church in High Street.

All concerts start at 12.40pm and finish at 1.30pm and have free entry with retiring donations 


Morecambe Camera Club’s next meeting will include a variety of AVs by members including those from the photo shoots at the Kite and Vintage Festivals.


Askham, near Penrith, was the destination for the Fellwalkers on a beautiful late autumn morning.

The A Plus group, led by D Ward, started at Eamont Bridge and followed the river to Lowther Castle, Whale and Helton and then climbed to Bonscale and Arthur’s Pike for a 14 mile walk of 2,400ft.

All other groups started from Askham walking east towards the fells overlooking Ullswater, beautiful with the high Lakeland Hills in the background.

A Party, led by S Barrett, walked to Loadpot Hill on a walk of 12 miles and 2,100ft. H Nixon led A Minus group over Askham Fell to Pooley Bridge and on to the ancient church at Barton and back by Winder Hill in a walk of 9 miles and 1,000ft and J Brown led B Party over Heughscar Hill to the stone circle called The Cockpit, Moor Divock and Helton.

The attractive village of Askham welcomed us back to the tea rooms and pubs for refreshments after an invigorating day of walking.

The next outing is to Ingleton on December 14. For further information and photos of these and recent walks visit the club website on or telephone 01524 858243.