Social Scene

A Corner of Yorkshire, Ingleton.
A Corner of Yorkshire, Ingleton.

This week’s Social Scene news.


Draw date Friday, August 1, 2014. First prize of £500: 40401 Bare, Morecambe. Second prize of £50: 00841 Heversham. Third prizes of £10: 04570, 08434, 08983, 09823, 693535. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £2,900. To join telephone 01524 752444. 


The monthly meeting of the Lancaster, Morecambe and District Fuchsia Society took place on July 21 in the form of a corners evening, where four speakers each occupy a corner of the room and speak on different topics. Divided into four groups the audience visited each speaker in turn.

The speakers were Ken Richardson on growing triphylla fuchsias, Lyn Corless on shaping for showing, Bryan Aldren on growing species and Tony Walton on hybridising and growing from seed.

The next meeting of the group will be held on Monday, August 18, at Lansil Sports and Social Club, Caton Road, Lancaster, at 7.30pm, and will take the form of a mini show which will allow less experienced growers to put plants on the show bench in an informal setting and to see a show from the judges’ point of view.

Further details from Mrs G Dennison on 01524 417710 or visit


Result for Lancaster Bridge Club for week ending Friday, August 1.

Monday evening: NS 1 Richard Willey, Jean Higham; 2 Richard Kirkman, Stephen Breuer; EW 1 Deborah Robinson, Sylvia Truesdale; 2 Ros Lucas, Liz Dean.

Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Judith Elliot, Margaret Ingram; 2 Manuel Merino, Manuel Delgado; EW 1 Mary Dobson, Freda Burrows; 2 Doreen Hardman, Jean Higham.

Wednesday evening: NS 1 David Strawbridge, Sandra Bell; 2 Richard Kirkman, Harvey Brown; EW 1 Stephen Raine, Colin Mitchell; 2 Hilary Jones, Pat Bottell.

Thursday afternoon: NS 1 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; 2 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; EW 1 Deborah Robinson, Liz Dean; 2= Beryl Helliwell, Margaret Ingram; 2= Hillary Lewis, Daphne Davis.

Friday evening: NS 1 Sandra Bell, Jean Higham; 2 Vivien Cleaver, Mike Cleaver; EW 1 Tony Wilkinson, Alex Wilkinson; 2 Allan Holden, Barry Robertshaw.


On Sunday, Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Patterdale area.

The three parties A, Band C were led by David Marsland, David Hartley and Mike and Beryl Sherriff, A starting frmo Kirkstone Inn, B from Limefitt Caravan Park and C from Glenridding.

The group’s next walks will be in the Hawkshead area. For further information telephone Mrs Pat Emerson on 01524 410702. or visit


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, August 12, lunch at 12.15pm will be followed at 1.45pm by a talk by Fr Tom Davis, Parish Priest of St Barnabas Church, Morecambe, entitled A Walking Pilgrimage – By Coach, about his recent trip to Santiago de Compostela.

The talk is free and all welcome. To book for lunch please telephone Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 412987 by Sunday, August 10, to book a place.

The branch will be hosting a local charities coffee morning at the Platform on Thursday, August 14, from 10am to noon. Entrance £1 (children free) with stalls including bric-a-brac, tombola, books, cakes and produce.


The local committee of the Leeds Children’s Holiday Camp at Silverdale is holding a soup and sandwich event at St James’ Church Centre, Heysham Road, this Saturday, August 9, from 11am to 2pm.

Bacon butties will be available from 11am to noon and from noon to 2pm soup and sandwiches will be served. The event will also include a tombola, cake stall and good-as-new stall. Everyone welcome, proceeds directly for the benefit of the children.


Speakers at the Temple of Light Spiritualist Church, West End Road, Morecambe, this Saturday, August 9, at 7.30pm, will be Les and Lorraine from Bolton-le-Sands, and Joyce Holden from Fleetwood will be the speaker on Sunday, August 10, at 2.30pm. The speakers will give a short talk on the Philosophy of Spiritualism and a demonstration of their mediumship.


This Sunday, August 10, at St Peter’s Church at 9.30am, there will be a Family Service, followed at 11am by Parish Communion there. At St James there is Sunday School at 9.30am followed by a service at 11am.


The next concert of the Bay Organ and Keyboard Society will be an evening of live music with Tony Stace on Sunday, August 17, at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 including refreshments. With easy access for the disabled the concert will be held at St Christopher’s Hall, St Christopher’s Way.


There were separate venues for the men and for the women members of the Cyclists’ Touring Club at the beginning of August.

Ten lady members of the club met at Heysham Port on Friday to embark on the IOM Ferry for their annual girls’ trip away. Heavy rain made for a damp start and the forecast for Saturday promised more of the same.

Organised by the club’s social secretary there was plenty of experience on hand for riding in the rain.

On Sunday the shortedend club run because of impending rain headed to Wray, Wennington and Ingleton. After a cafe stop the group divided between those riding on to Clapham or direct to High Bentham.

Sunday’s club run will again start from Beaumont College at 9am and will be to Ireby Green with coffee at Longlands.