Social Scene - 08/08/13

President of Wennington and District WI Joan Halstead (right) presents �1,000 to Macular Society Carnforth Support Group, group leader Julia Chabrel with guest consultant opthalmologist Mr Simon Morgan (second left), Wil and group members. The charity was chosen by WI members and the money raised at the annual cheese and wine evening in Wray.
President of Wennington and District WI Joan Halstead (right) presents �1,000 to Macular Society Carnforth Support Group, group leader Julia Chabrel with guest consultant opthalmologist Mr Simon Morgan (second left), Wil and group members. The charity was chosen by WI members and the money raised at the annual cheese and wine evening in Wray.

CANCERCARE: Draw date August 2, 2013. First prize of £500: 30600 Lancaster. Second prize of £50: 06317 Blackpool. Third prizes of £10: 00981, 02289, 07490, 31257, 39807. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £2,400. To join contact 01524 752444.


The next meeting of the Morecambe and Lancaster Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will take place on Tuesday, August 13, at the Broadway Hotel, Morecambe.

Telephone Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 412987 by Sunday, August 11, to book lunch for noon, which will be followed by a talk by Wg Cdr Bob Latin on Vulcan Restoration – A Lesson in Planning, at 1.45pm. All welcome.

The association will be holding a local charities coffee morning at the Platform, Morecambe, today Thursday, August 8, from 10am to noon. Stalls will include books, cakes, bric-a-brac, tombola and more. Entrance £1 includes refreshments, children free.


On behalf of the Bay Prostate Cancer Support Group many thanks to the ex-Mayor for raising funds for the group. The group’s meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month, starting with the annual meeting, at 2pm on September 11 at CancerCare, Slynedales, Slyne Road Lancaster, 01524 381820.


July was a very busy month for members of the Ladies Friendship Group, which included an interesting talk and demonstration on patchwork and quilting by Pamela Coates and also a colour slide show and talk on Chile and Easter Island given by Joyce Mace.

The annual summer outing involved a trip to Shrewsbury on a very warm sunny day, the highlight being a very leisurely and enjoyable river cruise through the town, with an amusing commentary pointing out all the places of interest. Well worth a visit.

At the last meeting on July 31 the members enjoyed traditional afternoon tea followed by an afternoon of fun with a signs of the zodiac theme.

The group resumes for autumn on Wednesday, September 4, with a talk entitled The Icing on the Cake. If any ladies would like to join the group they would be made most welcome. The group meets in St Mary’s Church Hall, behind the church on Matthias Street (which is situated behind the Gala Bingo), Morecambe, three Wednesdays a month usually.

If interested please contact the secretary Mrs V Smith on 01524 414807, who would be happy to provide more details.


Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Broughton-in-Furness area on Sunday.

Weather conditions were bright and sunny and all three parties enjoyed superb walks.

Party A, led by John Ashall, walked from Ganthwaite Moor ascending Great Burney, Little Burney, across Subberthwaite Common to Beawith Knott, Tottlebank Height, Beacon Fell, Tarn Riggs, Yew Bank, descending to Woodland, Latter Riggs to finish in Broughton-in-Furness.

Both B and C parties started their walks in Broughton.

B walk, led by Bert Simister, walked from Broughton to Wall End, Latter Rigg, Woodland Church, Green Moor, Woodland Grove, returning to Broughton via the disused railway path.

C walk was led by Mike Aveyard walking from Broughton, West Park, Hartley Ground, west side to Broughton Mills, Height House, Wallenrigg, disused railway path, East Park to Broughton.

The club outing this Saturday, August 10, members will be walking the Fells in the Grasmere area. If you would like to join any of the walks or would like further information please contact either Pat Emerson on 01524 410702 or Mike Sheriff on 410438.


At a recent meeting of 
Morecambe Bay Probus Club, members, together with wives and friends, attended the Ladies Annual Coffee Morning at the Headway Hotel, Morecambe, where they were welcomed by the club chairman Roy Kitchen.

The guest speaker for the event was Brian Halliwell from Blackpool, who has visited the club on previous occasions.

His talk centred on Northern Comedians, a subject of which he was very knowledgeable, and this was accompanied by a series of cartoon sketches which Brian had drawn, illustrating the various characters.

At the end of the meeting the chairman thanked the speaker for his interesting talk, and also members of the social committee for arranging the refreshments.

The next club meeting will be held at the Headway Hotel, Marine Road, Morecambe, on Tuesday, August 13, at 10am, when the speaker will be Kath Willis from the Lancaster Street Pastors. A good support from members is requested.


A Celebration of Flowers and Music will be held at St 
Peter’s Church over the 
August Bank Holiday weekend in aid of the roof fund.

On Saturday, August 24, there will be music from Alice Pell on the harp from 11am to noon and Ken Streets with organ music from 2pm to 3pm.

The Holmes family will be singing on Sunday, August 25, from 1pm to 2pm and they will be followed by Alice Pell on the harp from 2pm to 4pm.

On Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, the Entertainers will be singing from 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm, and from 2pm to 3pm organ music will be provided by Ken Streets. Entrance £2, children free. Refreshments will be available in the church hall.

This Saturday, August 10, at 8am, Holy Communion BCP is at St Peter’s. On Sunday, August 11, at 9.30am, Family Communion is at St James’s. At 11am Parish Communion is at St Peter’s followed at 6.30pm by a service of Evensong there.

The church hall at St Peter’s is open daily for refreshment between 10am and noon and 2pm to 4pm.


A guided walk, In search of Turner’s View, starts from the bus turnaround in Heysham Village at 2pm this Saturday, August 10.

The walk compares JMW Turner’s painting Heysham and Cumberland Mountains with what is today known as Turner’s View, as well as looking into the circumstances of the artist’s visit almost 200 years ago.

Places on the walk are priced at £2.50 per person. For further details contact the tour guide Peter Wade, telephone 01524 420905.


Events at the Temple of Light United Spiritualist Church on West End Road, Morecambe: Mondays 7.30pm and Wednesdays 2.30pm, healing services for all, when Spiritualist National Union trained healers are in attendance, for which there is no charge just free will donation for church funds.

This Saturday, August 10, at 7.30pm and also on Sunday, August 11, at the 2.30pm 
Divine Service, Sheila Hall from Preston will be the speaker.

She will give a short talk on the Philosophy of Spiritualism and demonstrate her mediumship.

On Wednesdays at 7.30pm there is an open circle run by mediums from the area, and on Tuesday the Bright Hour get together where spiritualists old and new meet, all are welcome. Disabled access and facilities available, wheelchair friendly.


Results of Lancaster Bridge Club for week ending Friday, August 2 are:

Monday evening: NS 1 Jean Higham, Richard Willey; 2 Tony Saville, John Bristow; EW 1 Deborah Robinson, Sylvia Truesdale; 2 Richard Kirkman, Manuel Merino.

Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; 2 Joan Lambert, Richard 
Willey; EW 1 Yvonne Leydon, Mavis Foster; 2 Ann Cleet, Mavis Noden.

Wednesday evening: NS 1 Alan Paylor, Rose Parker; 2 Colin Mitchell, Stephen Raine; EW 1 Donald McGowan, Richard Willey; 2 Tony Saville, Jean Higham.

Thursday afternoon: 1 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; 2 Alan Paylor, Karen Heath; 3 Ken Maguire, Beryl Helliwell; 4 Jean Nightingale, Joan Rose.

Friday evening: NS 1 Rose Parker, Nuala Holland; 2 Jane Stephens, Harry Stephens; EW 1 Lorna Lloyd, Pat Bottell; 2= Deborah Robinson, Liz Dean; 2= Pat Ormesby, Joyce Snellgrove.


For those not put off by the early rain Sunday’s classic off-road bike ride across the top of the Bowland Fells ended up providing an undoubted highlight of the CTC summer programme.

Seven riders, including two welcome new faces from Kendal, assembled at the Boot and Shoe for Len’s ride to Salter Fell, and headed for the tearooms at Dunsop Bridge via Dolphinholme, Abbeystead and The Trough.

At coffee they were joined by two members from the Garstang area.

Continuing as a slightly depleted group of six, the main objective of the day, the track across Salter Fell to Wray, was approached by way of Newton.

A fine vantage point facing south towards Pendle Hill provided an idyllic setting for a picnic lunch and later on a new sculpture dedicated to the Pendle Witches reminded the group that once upon a time this was a major thoroughfare between NE Lancashire and Lancaster.

Continuing along the roof of the Bowland Fells, the track gave panoramic views west across to Whitendale and 
Mallowdale, and later on northwards to the brooding Three Peaks and Morecambe Bay.

After seven miles of track the hard surface was regained, gratefully by some, at High Salter Fell Farm above Roeburndale.

The group continued on to the tearooms at Wray for another extended rest stop before heading home, with vivid images of the Bowland upland wilderness on a fine August day, plus the joy of fellowship among like-minded individuals, firmly etched into their memories.

Neil Westwell will take Sunday’s ride to Sedbergh, leaving Beaumont at 9am, coffee at Beetham.