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This week’s Social Scene news.


Draw date Friday, August 22, 2014. First prize of £500: 61571 Lancaster. Second prize of £50: 09591 Bentham. Third prizes of £10: 09597, 30276, 30565, 38694, 41533. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £3,200. To join telephone 01524 752444.


CHOIR 1 is a new, fun based contemporary choir where everyone is welcome, no experience is necessary and there are no auditions to join.

Whether people already sing in a choir or group, or simply sing their hearts out in the shower or car, they are welcome to go along and sing uplifting songs from rock, pop and soul.

Sessions are on Tuesday evenings at Ellel Village Hall, Galgate (behind the Plough Inn). Free taster sessions will be held on Tuesdays, September 16 and 23, at 7.30pm.

For further details please contact David Kennedy, email


Focus Youth, which meets on the top floor of the Post Office buildings, Market Street, Morecambe, is holding an open day this Saturday, August 30, from 11am to 3pm.

Meet the team and find out what the group is all about and the fun involved, with singing and performing. For more information please contact David on 07957 860958.


Morecambe and Heysham Women’s Conservative Luncheon Club meetings will recommence on Wednesday, September 3, at Morecambe Golf Club, 12.30pm for 1pm.

Annual subscription is £6 and lunch is £12. The club invites a different speaker each month. For further details contact 01524 416253.


Tickets are now on sale for an evening of Music for Organ and Orchestra to be held in the Ascension Church, Torrisholme, Morecambe, on Friday, September 26, at 7.30pm.

The Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Orchestra will entertain and feature the church’s new pipe organ. Tickets cost £10, all proceeds will support the organ 


A guided walk, Poulton and Old Morecambe, starts from the Police Station in Poulton Square, Morecambe, at 2pm this Saturday, August 30.

The walk explores the music halls, pleasure gardens, grand villas and domestic details from an area once known as Little Bradford.

Places on the walk are priced £3 per person. For further details contact the tour guide Peter Wade, telephone 01524 420905.


The Temple of Light Spiritualist Church on West End Road, Morecambe, will welcome two mediums this weekend, Harry and Lily O’Dell from Carlisle. Their first service will be this Saturday, August 30, at 7.30pm, followed by the Divine Service this Sunday, August 31, at 2.30pm.

On both occasions the mediums will give a short talk followed by a demonstration of their mediumship. There will be readings on Sunday morning by appointment with Harry and Lily.

On Tuesdays at 2.30pm the Temple’s Bright Hour is held, a cheerful, uplifting time of meditation, prayer and readings.

On Wednesdays, at 2.30pm, there is healing with SNU trained and accredited healers in attendance, and at 7.30pm the Open Circle is attended by local mediums.


At St Peter’s this Sunday, August 31, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 11am, whilst at St James’, Sunday School will be at 9.30am, followed by a service at 11am there.

There will be a exhibition of art and flowers at St Peter’s from Saturday, September 6 to Friday, September 12.

This is a chance to view artworks to be auctioned off at the Midland Hotel on Thursday, September 25, hosted by Paul Hayes, to raise funds for the church roof replacement.

The church will be open Saturday, September 6, 11am-3pm; Sunday, September 7, 1pm-3pm; Monday, September 8 to Friday, September 12, 11am-3pm. For tickets or more information please email

Please note St Peter’s Church will be closing for approximately nine months on Sunday, September 14 for the repairs.


The next Heysham South PACT (Police and Communities Together) meeting will take place at Heysham Library meeting room on Monday, September 1, starting at 7pm. Residents of Heysham South are invited to attend. Please use side entrance.


On August 20, 51 members of the MaD Social Group enjoyed a relaxing canal cruise on the Marton Emperor from Foulridge Wharf followed by a lunch break in Burnley and a visit to Pendle Village Mill to shop. Many thanks to Martin Cleaver who did a superb job of looking after the group on the Emperor.

On Wednesday, September 3, the group will travel to Halifax and Hebden Bridge to enjoy the attractions, such as the magnificent town hall in Halifax and a Rochdale canal cruise from Hebden Bridge. This will be followed by a trip to Durham on Wednesday, September 17.

If anyone is interested in joining the group on an outing there are pick-up points in Heysham, Morecambe, Bare, Torrisholme, Skerton, Slyne, Bolton-le-Sands and Carnforth. The visitors’ fare is £9 (or less) plus the cost of any entry fees.

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


Results for week ending Friday, August 22, for Lancaster Bridge Club.

Monday evening: NS 1= Margaret Nolan, Michael Nolan; 1= Colin Barton, Margaret Ingram; EW 1 Deborah Robinson, Sylvia Truesdale; 2 Beryl Helliwell, Carmel Ryan.

Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Richard Willey, Joan Lambert; 2 Jean Nightingale, Joan Rose; EW 1 Audrey Clayton, Sylvia Truesdale; 2 Mary Dobson, Freda Burrows.

Wednesday evening: 1 Alan Paylor, Rose Parker; 2 Chris Chippendale, Stephen Raine; 3= Audrey Ellis, Susan Winder; 3= Douglas Cameron, Mary Cameron.

Thursday afternoon: NS 1 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; 2 Jean Nightingale, Joan Rose; EW 1 Ros Lucas, Liz Dean; 2 Yvonne Leydon, Jean Russell.

Friday evening: 1 Margaret Nolan, Michael Nolan; 2 Joyce Snellgrove, Barbara Douglas; 3 Don Nicolson, Deborah Robinson; 4 Pat Bottell, Sylvia Truesdale.