Social Scene: 06/03/14

Celebrating the money raised by Lancaster Golf Club for St John's Hospice. The dinner dance took place on Friday 10th January and raised �2010.  Pictured L to R: Gary yates (Secretary), Kevin Seacy (Event Organiser), Anna Scott (Community Fundraiser for St John's Hospice) & Daniel Sefton (Assistant Secretary).
Celebrating the money raised by Lancaster Golf Club for St John's Hospice. The dinner dance took place on Friday 10th January and raised �2010. Pictured L to R: Gary yates (Secretary), Kevin Seacy (Event Organiser), Anna Scott (Community Fundraiser for St John's Hospice) & Daniel Sefton (Assistant Secretary).
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Draw date of February 28, 2014. First prize of £500: 40900 Lancaster. Second prize of £50: 39684 Arnside. Third prizes of £10: 00994, 03714, 31710, 38803, 40815. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £700. To join telephone 01524 752444.


Thurnham WI was pleased to welcome speaker Michael Gardner to the February meeting.

Michael talked about bee keeping and brought along an empty bee hive, photos of his bees and some honey and beeswax.

He explained the various roles worker bees play in the hive as they develop and also the roles of the queen and drones.

President Ann Ford reported that two Thurnham members had walked with the WI Centenary Baton as it passed through Lancaster on February 25 on its tour around the UK, and had then enjoyed afternoon tea at the reception at Lancaster Castle.

Ann also drew attention to the fun quiz on Tuesday, March 11, at 7.30pm, in The Vic at Glasson, with quiz master Bill Jacques.

This is to raise funds to help defray the cost of speakers throughout the year since the amount received from the subscription alone is not sufficient to cover the year’s events.

The speakers at the next meetings will be Janet Gough on Astronomy (March 25), Dave Mower on Seabirds on a Scottish Isle (April 22) and Les Foden with a Demonstration of Flower Baskets and Pouches (May 27).

Visitors and new members welcome. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in Thurnham Institute.


The president of Lancaster Photographic Society, Sally Anderson, welcomed members from the Photographic Societies of Barrow, Ulverston, Holme, Trimpell and Lunesdale for the South Lakes Inter Club Battle 2014.

The event was held at Carnforth High School with each society providing a selection of prints and digital images for projection. Judges were provided by each participating club.

The first match between Barrow and Lunesdale was won by Barrow (329 v 327 points). Next Lancaster versus Ulverston resulted in a victory for Lancaster (347 v 309 points).

In the second round Holme challenged Trimpell and won by 29 points (352 v 323). Barrow versus Lancaster was closely fought with Barrow winning by 9 points (320 v 311).

The final was Holme against Barrow and this match was won convincingly by Holme Photographic Society, 457 points against 435.

Ian McDonald, who had inaugurated the competition many years ago, was present to award the shield to Holme Society.

Lancaster president Sally Anderson thanked all who had participated and particularly John Aldred who had written the programme for the event and members who had assisted to make the evening a resounding success.


The RSPB Lancaster Local Group is holding a film show to be presented by Gordon Yates at Skerton High School this Friday, March 7, starting at 7.30pm.

The main presentation will be a film entitled Aristocrats of the Forest. A suggested donation of £2 per person is requested towards the costs of the evening.


St John’s Hospice weekly draw 099: First prize £750: 17415. Second prize £250: 16778. Third prize £50: 11298. Runners-up prizes £10: 11215, 11373, 14807, 17437, 16337. Runners-up prizes £5: 15149, 11433, 10058, 17289, 16051. To find out more about playing the St John’s Hospice Lottery please visit or call Anna on 01524 382538.


Advance notice of a craft fair at the Friends’ Meeting House/Quakers’ Meeting House in Lancaster on Saturday, April 12.

The fair will be open to customers from 10am to 3pm.

There will be a number of stalls from beautiful handmade jewellery and handmade soft furnishings to cupcakes and breads.

As it is close to Easter there will be an Easter Bunny, who will also be patrolling the streets of Lancaster handing out chocolate.

It will be a fun day out for the whole family and there will be something for everyone at one of the many stalls.

If anybody would like to book a table please contact Rachael at


Results for week ending Friday, February 28, for Lancaster Bridge Club.

Monday evening: NS 1 Allan Holden, Barry Robertshaw; 2 Richard Willey, Jean Higham; EW 1 Richard Kirkman, Robert Fildes; 2 Chris Fox, Joyce Fox.

Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Richard Willey, Joan Lambert; 2 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; EW 1 Yvonne Leydon, Karen Heath; 2 Audrey Clayton, Sylvia Truesdale.

Wednesday evening: NS 1 Richard Kirkman, Harvey Brown; 2 Douglas Cameron, Mary Cameron; EW 1 Chris Chippendale, Colin Mitchell; 2 Tony Saville, Jean Higham.

Thursday afternoon: 1 Colin Barton, Angela Clare; 2 Keith Bradshaw, Stephanie Arkwright; 3 Karen Heath, Chris Chippendale; 4 Alan Paylor, Ken Maguire.

Friday evening: 1 Richard Kirkman, Janie Kirkman; 2 Douglas Cameron, John Lea; 3 Titch Little, Pat Little; 4 Allan Holden, Barry Robertshaw.


At Morecambe Bay Movie Makers weekly meeting on February 24 members shot their latest club comedy drama video, with the members in front and behind the cameras.

The scene was set in a lecture room with everyone eager to learn about the subject of Relativity but soon it became too much for some, who drifted off into their own dream world.

The dream sequences will be added in post-production but the lecturer will be dealt a mystery blow taken from the dreams.

It is planned for the movie to have its premiere at Easter time. On Monday, March 10, members will meet for the Cumbria Trophy Competition.

The group meets at St Christopher’s Church Hall, Bare, Morecambe.


A fashion show held by Bare Ladies will be held at Christ Church URC, Broadway, Morecambe, on Wednesday, March 12, starting at 7pm.

The entrance of £8 will include wine and cheese and tickets can be obtained from 01524 298661 or on the door. Proceeds to Commitment for Life.

Lenten soup lunches will take place at Christ Church on Thursdays, March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 and 10, noon to 1.30pm.

Enjoy home-made soup and a chat. Proceeds go to Christian Aid.


Central Ladies’ Tuesday Group will be holding a coffee morning today, Thursday, March 6, from 10am to noon, at The Ascension Church, Torrisholme, Morecambe, with proceeds to be donated to the Chernobyl Children’s holiday fund. Entry £1.50.


In a personal programme of recorded music Gerry Maguire was able to include several items illustrating various moods to members of The Morecambe and Heysham Recorded Music Society, before narrating a brief life story with other suitable selections.

Liszt’s Liebestraum, Flanders and Swann’s Gas Man and Elgar’s Nimrod featured as love, laughter and sorrow in a first half that also included Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite, three dances from Giselle, two operatic arias by Pavarotti and Saint-Saens organ symphony.

Pavarotti singing Panis Angelicus as a memento of school days at The Cathedral and John Denver’s Perhaps Love for courtship were included in Gerry’s personal history, along with two songs from The Mikado and Grieg’s piano concerto before he ended his programme with Frank Sinatra’s It Was a Very Good Year. It was a very good programme.

In her vote of thanks Olive Ward was encouraged to relate similar memories engendered by these selections.

The society next meets on Wednesday, March 12, in The Ascension Vestry when Maurice Simmill will be the presenter. All are welcome to attend for a 7.30pm start.


Members of the Heysham South Neighbourhood Policing Team will be holding an ITK (In The Know), text and email crime alert registration event on Tuesday, March 11.

This will take place in the Heysham Primary Care Centre on Middleton Way, Heysham, between 2pm and 4pm. Please call in.


The speaker at the Temple of Light Spiritualist Church on West End Road, Morecambe, this Saturday, March 8, at 7.30pm, will be Maureen Smith from Southport, and on Sunday, March 9, Joyce Holden from Fleetwood.

Both ladies will give a short talk on their understanding of spiritualism before giving a demonstration of their mediumship.

On Wednesdays at 2.30pm there is a healing service for all, followed at 7.30pm with an Open Circle where local mediums give a demonstration of their mediumship after a talk about their knowledge of spiritualism.

On Tuesdays at the Temple at 2.30pm is the Bright Hour get together where spiritualist old and new meet for a chat with kindred minds to discuss spiritualism and its impact on lives and take questions.

The church is wheelchair friendly, disabled access and facilities available. All welcome.


Members of the newly formed Lancaster and Morecambe Fibromyalgia Support Group held their first meeting at The Sanctuary Cafe on Heysham Road, Heysham.

Group members discussed what they wanted from the group and it was agreed that everyone wanted more than just a social group.

Mutual support from other members was an important aspect of the group and it was also felt that everyone should try and learn all they could about fibromyalgia. This could include speakers on the various aspects of fibromyalgia including sleep and pain management.

Paul Grant was elected chairman of the group, Netty Roberts is group secretary, Rebecca Taylor is information officer and Michelle Blade is press officer.

The next meeting will be held on the last Friday of the month at the Neuro-drop in centre in Lancaster. For more information about the group email


St Peter’s Hall will be open for tea/coffee this Saturday, March 8, from 2pm (weather permitting). Also on Saturday, there will be soup and sandwiches at St James from noon.

This Sunday, March 9, there will be a Family Service at 9.30am at St James and Parish Communion at St Peter’s at 11am.


There will be a Nearly New Sale of children and baby clothes plus toys, baby equipment and maternity clothes, at St James’ Hall (next to The Old Hall), Heysham, on Saturday, March 15, from 10am to 3pm.

Admission £1. Further information from Lisa Jackson on email The event is to raise funds for the new roof at St Peter’s Church.