Social Scene: 07/11/13

Leighton Hall
Leighton Hall

This week’s Social Scene news.


Draw date November 1. First prize of £500: 40562 Bare, Morecambe; second prize of £50, 35135 Conder Green, third prizes of £10: 06949, 30640, 31450, 36412, 37717. No jackpot winner. Next week’s rollover prize will be £3,700. To join call 01524 752444.


The first competition of the season was held recently with Paul Williamson from Chorley as the adjudicator. Paul is an enthusiastic monochrome worker and a member of Bolton Digital Group.

Results as follows: Colour - Highly Commended: ‘London Nights’ - Joe Marshall; ‘Elk’ – Ruth Wood; ‘Barrow Boats’ – Simon Ingham; Bluebottle – Mike Atkinson; ‘Fuschia’ – Sally Anderson; ‘Wren’ – Debbie Wright;

Colour – Commended: ‘Streetscape Reflection’ and Chrysler Building’ both Anna Rose; ‘The Quiraing’ and ‘ ‘Let there be Light’ both Nick Callender; ‘Locked’ and ‘ Corn Cockle’ both Sheenagh Crumley; ‘The Frog who ate Jabba the Hut’ ‘ Achatina fulica on Strawberry’ both Coleen Aldred; ‘Boathouse’ – Karen Chadisingh

‘Large Emerald Moth’ – Mike Atkinson; ‘Moroccan Horseriders’ – Allan Hartley; ‘Head to Head’ – Colin Yates.

Monochrome – Highly Commended: ‘Caerlaverock Castle Ruins’ and ‘Limestone Country’ both Mike Atkinson; ‘Highlands of Scotland’ – Nick Callender; ‘Black Labrador’ – Joe Marshall; ‘Water Lilies’ – Sheenagh Crumley.

Monochrome – Commended: ‘Rhino’ – Colin Yates; Circus ticket sales – France’ and ‘Commuter – Northern England’ both Hannes Pretorious; ‘Lemurs at Blackpool Zoo’ – Vic Crumley; ‘Saxon Church, Breamore’ – Sally Anderson; ‘Deep in thought’ – Debbie Wright; ‘One Way’ – Judith Orr; ‘Foresaken’ – Karen Chandisingh; ‘Crosby Pier’ – Peter Fishwick

The vote of thanks was given by Vic Crumley.


Leighton Hall will be holding a Christmas Fair in aid of CancerCare on Wednesday, December 4. This lovely event provides a wonderful, seasonal opportunity to do some Christmas shopping in the elegant Leighton Hall.

Browse around beautiful stalls, home produce, jewellery and scarves, Christmas floral decorations, clothing, fragrances, gift ideas and much much more.

Due to the success of the extended times last year the doors will be open from 10am till 2pm.

Carnforth Choral Society will be performing carols and there will coffee and a mince pie to all visitors, included in the entrance fee of £3.50.


The exciting November exhibition of Warton Art and Craft Group takes place on Saturday , November 17 at Warton Church Hall on the Main Street .

It is open from 10am to 4pm and features some wonderful examples of artwork from this talented group of painters alongside tables of traditional home made crafts that you won’t

The refreshment area provides an opportunity to sample the range of delicious cakes and biscuits that are on offer, and you can try your hand on the tombola stall if you’re feeling lucky.

The charities to be supported this year are: North West Air Ambulance; Dog Search and Rescue and; Kendal Mountain Rescue.

If you’re looking for the truly original Chrismas gift, or just want to admire the talent and handiwork within the exhibition, then come and join us.


In the opening games in the local league, Kendal beat University ‘B’ 4-0 and Morecambe Knights beat Bare Village 3.5-0.5.

Cup draws : individuals: 1st round: J.Beckett v M.Farthing; L.Bland v S.Parker; W.Fairbairn v P.T.Seery; B.Cornish v R.Collins; C,.Fisher v N.Peace; G.House v J.Metcalfe; B.Bourn v P.Purvis; J.Marshall - bye

Individual Handicap: 1st Round: J.Marshall (3) v D.McLellan (3); B.Bourn (4) v J.Metcalfe (4); L.Bland (1) v P.Purvis (4); T.Hayes (3) - bye.

Under 110: 1st Round: D.McLellan v J.Metclafe; J.Marshall v T.Hayes; L.Ba Thein v B.Bourn; G.Bennett v P.Purvis.

Lansil Cup: 1st Round: University ‘A’ v Dragons, University ‘B’ v Morecambe ‘A’, Bare Village v University Staff, Kendal - bye, Morecambe Knights v Lancaster ‘A’.

Quick-Play: 1st Round: University ‘B’ - bye, Bare Village v University Staff, Morecambe ‘A’ v University ‘A’, Dragons v Lancaster ‘A’.


Leeds Children’s Centre at Silverdale will be holding a Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, November 10, from 12-4pm.

On sale will be locally made arts and crafts, jewellery, paintings, glass, cards, prints, ceramics, textiles, accessories, knitted goods and much more. A raffle will be held in aid of the centre.

Delicious refreshments will be available. There is parking, disabled access and a play area.


Members of Lancaster Soroptimist Club marked World Food Day by holding a coffee day at the home of past president Deirdre Jacks. The proceeds amounting to over £300 were donated to the Beehive Project ‘Honey makes Money’ in Uganda.

More than 50 members and guests from Soroptimist Clubs in the North West attended our Friendship Evening. Their guest of honour was the Mayor of Lancaster Coun Mrs. June Ashworth.

Carole Butcher entertained with ‘An Evening with Joyce Grenfell’ followed by delicious food.

Four members attended the Soroptimist Federation Conference in Newcastle and met up with members of the Club’s Friendship Links in Kathmandu, South Africa and Anglesy.

They enjoyed a variety of speakers and returned with ideas to enhance our programme action activities.

Members continue to make friendship bracelets as an alternative route of passage for girls in Western Africa who do not want to go through the painful procedure of female genital mutilation.

Details for anyone wishing to know more about our club please contact