Social Scene

Latter Barrow view from Bing.
Latter Barrow view from Bing.

This week’s Social Scene news.


On a dry cloudy day in early May a baker’s dozen of walkers from the Lancaster Group of the Ramblers’ Association set off from Red Nab car park on the western shore of Windermere. A long slow climb through Claife Heights, to the accompaniment of a drilling woodpecker, brought the group to Latter Barrow.

At 800 feet, with its imposing stone monument, Latter Barrow offered panoramic views of Windermere and the Lakeland hills and the group lingered to soak up the scenery and eat lunch.

The group descended to Crag Wood where a National Trust permissive path gave access to an extensive area of stunningly beautiful bluebell woods. Stitchwort and wood sorrel were in abundance and many photos were taken.

On to the hamlet of Outgate then via Blelham Tarn to a well deserved stop at Wray Castle tearoom for refreshments. A short final stretch along Windermere lakeshore, with its marsh marigolds and wood anemones, a distance of around seven miles.


The final competition of the season for Lunesdale Camera Club attracted a very large entry in both categories of print and digital image. The judge, George Coupe, had the difficult task of deciding which were to be awarded the titles Print of the Year and Digital Image of the Year.

Entries for each category included wonderful images covering a very wide range of subjects in both monochrome and colour. Difficult though it was, George applied himself expertly and decisively throughout and his approach contributed to an extremely enjoyable evening.

Print of the year: 1 Tranquillity (S Rogerson), 2 The Boy in the Window (F Balaam). Digital image of the year: 1 Mother and Child (D Taylor), 2 Into the Sun (D Taylor).

Chairman Shaun Rogerson was thanked for his hard work.

The club always welcomes new members and guests, detail can be found on the club website or by contacting George Smith on 01524 733020.


Draw date May 2, 2014. First prize of £500: 43051 Kendal. Second prize of £50: 59344 Carnforth. Third prizes of £10: 04590, 06547, 08272, 38424, 39608. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover will be £1,600. To join telephone 01524 752444.


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, May 13.

Lunch at 12.15pm will be followed at 1.45pm by a talk by Pat Modley, former Tiller Girl, entitled John Tiller and the Tiller Girls. The talk is a free event, all welcome. To book for lunch please telephone Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 412987 by Sunday, May 11.


Considered by many to be one of Joseph Haydn’s masterpieces, The Creation is to be performed by Carnforth Choral Society for their spring concert at Christ Church, Broadway, Morecambe, this Saturday, May 10. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £8 from choir members, at the door, or from Gill on 01524 730089.

The choir will be joined by soloists Lorna Sherrin (mezzo-soprano), Ederic Ibbotson (tenor) and Brian Lancaster (bass). Conductor is Martin Webster and accompanist Richard Bromley.


Morecambe Bay Movie Makers held its annual presentation dinner at Morecambe Golf Club. Following an excellent meal the trophies and certificates were presented to the winners and runners-up of the competitions held during the club’s season from September 2013 to April 2014.

After the presentation a free raffle was held with a good selection of wines, chocolates and perfumes for the winners.

The Movie Makers continue through the summer break with monthly gatherings at the Owl’s Nest in Bare, Morecambe, as well as a number of filming projects in the area.


This Sunday, May 11, at 9.30am, at St James, there will be a family service, and at St Peters, parish communion will be held at 11am.


The next Heysham South PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting will take place in the Heysham Library meeting room, Heysham Road, (please use side entrance), on Monday, May 12, at 7pm. All residents of Heysham South are invited to attend.

SOCIAl group

On April 16, 44 members of the M&D Social Group travelled to Liverpool where some enjoyed a circular cruise on the Mersey while others visited the city’s free museums.

On Wednesday, May 14, the group will take a relaxing scenic tour of Wharfedale visiting Sedbergh, Hawes and Skipton, and on Wednesday, May 28, will take a guided tour over the Forest of Bowland ending at Boundary Mill for discounted shopping.

The group would welcome both visitors and new members and has pick-up points in Heysham, Morecambe, Bare, Torrisholme, Skerton, Slyne, Bolton-le-Sands and Carnforth.

Telephone 01524 824652 for further information about the group, the trips and future programme.