Social Scene

Social Scene.
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This week’s Social Scene news.


A free guided walk, The Train now Standing, departs from The Platform (Morecambe’s former Promenade Railway Station) at 11am on Sunday, September14 .

The walk which forms part of this year’s Heritage Open Days visits the sites of the town’s many past railway stations, as well as a crossing keeper’s cottage and evidence of the electric railway that once linked Morecambe, Heysham and Lancaster.

For further details contact the tour guide Peter Wade, telephone 01524 420905.

sainsbury’s fun

Sainsbury’s employees will be cycling to each of the branches in the area from September 12-14.

The ride will finish at around 4pm on the Sunday and will be met by customers and colleagues.

There will be various activities, including barbecue, cake stall, face painting, tombola, various other games, there will be a DJ, cheerleaders, and the police will be coming down to post code bikes.

People from MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) will be doing the ice bucket challenge. All proceeds will go to MNDA.

Activities start at 1pm, running until around 5p.m.


During July members of the Millhead Over 50’s Tuesday Club enjoyed fish’ n’chip lunch.

Domino winners in July were: Laura Joel, Audrey Morris, Nora Moss, Joan Thompson and Edna Greenwood.

Birthday teas in August were enjoyed to celebrate the birthdays of Elaine Willacy and Edna Greenwood.

Domino winners during August were: Olive Joel, Doris Weatherill, Irene Finan, Elaine Willacy, Ruth Atkinson and Eileen Simpson.

All new members are welcome.


An eager bunch of cyclists gathered at the Boot and Shoe for Frank’s ride to Wrea Green, encouraged by the excellent forecast for the day.

Soon they were heading down towards the cyclepath, bound for Conder Green, Glasson and the lanes, emerging just before Cockerham onto the main road. This they followed through the village, turning off towards Great Crimbles and along Moss Edge, then back on the Pilling road and on to their coffee destination at Bells Farm.

After a convivial break, two returned homewards leaving the rest to continue southwards to Cartford Bridge.

The sunny skies and light breeze made the journey a delight, unimpeded by the draughty headwinds frequently experienced along this section of the Fylde Coast.

Any initial thoughts of a changed lunchtime destination of Great Eccleston were soon amended by early arrival there, so by mutual consent the original plan was reinstated by continuing to Little Singleton and Weeton, crossing the M55 to Great Plumpton and finally arriving at Wrea Green for a relaxing picnic lunch on the Green, basking in the warmth of the pleasantly unexpected September sun.

The return took the riders East to Kirkham, the northwards through Warles, Inskip and eventually to Bilsborrow along the delightful twisty country lanes of the area.

There they crossed the A6 and M6 where the route took them northwards along more twists and turns, a most pleasurable ride under the blue skies, warm sun with a scenic view of the clearly outlined fells to the right, the party eagerly looking forward to their tea stop in Scorton.

There they could relax and review the day at leisure before completing the final section home via Galgate and the University cycleway, to conclude what was unilaterally agreed as a splendid day out with some 62 miles covered.

Next Sunday Mike Hutchinson will lead the CTC ride to Sedbergh, leaving Beaumont at 9am, coffee at Kirkby Lonsdale square.


The Lancaster & District Family History Group held their monthly meeting, which was very well attended on Wednesday, September 3, at Barton Road, and Paul G Smith gave an excellent talk entitled Britons at War 1914-1918.

The talk focused on the important people connected with the war, including the part played by women.

Margaret Stockdale, the chairperson described how busy the group had been during the summer.

Each Saturday morning in June, very popular World War 1 Workshops had been held at Lancaster Library.

The Group had enjoyed a visit to LRGS and had been on a guided walk around Morecambe with Peter Wade.

A stall was held at Kendal Leisure Centre which had been very useful and during the summer the group had recorded Monumental Inscriptions in four churchyards.

The latest books of MIs available are Tunstall, St John the Baptist and Yealand RC church. The next meeting at Barton Road is on Wednesday, October 1 and the guest speaker is J Houghton whose talk is entitled The Dalton Family. New members are very welcome. Enquiries 01524 751504.


A longer meeting than normal at the Morecambe & Heysham Recorded Music Society resulted from most presenters failing to restrict themselves to their allotted six minutes.

There were several selections from Musicals (including two versions of “Anything Goes”) and the recently announced retirement of Acker Bilk prompted three pieces of his.

There were also a member’s own composition in the style of a Scott Joplin Rag, classical compositions by Faure, Grieg, John Field, Mozart, Schubert and Vivaldi, two pieces by Jack Hylton and one by George Butterworth, giving some indication of the variety of musical tastes within the Society.

There was also a tune from Larry Adler, which was greatly enhanced by the story told to introduce it.

All in all this was a very enjoyable evening – if a somewhat late-finishing one.

The meeting on September 10 was due again to be a Members’ Choice evening; and on the 24th Raymond Faulkner will present a programme of his own.

All are invited to The Ascension Vestry in Torrisholme for a 7.30pm start.


A Glee and Drama Group is starting a new session on Monday, September 15 for 7-12 year olds, new members are most welcome.

It is hoped at the end of this year or early next year for the group to perform Aladdin.

The venue is Torrisholme Methodist Church, at 5-6pm, costing £3 each week per member.

If the group goes well it is hoped to have another group on Wednesdays.

For more information or to enrol please contact Susan on 07778694411.


The Lancaster Fellwalkers visited Borrowdale on September 7, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District, on a warm, sunny morning.

N Passant led the A Plus group on a walk of 13 miles and 3,900ft of ascent from Grange to Manesty and then climbed to Hause Gate and on to Maiden Moor and walked to Dale Head, Hindscarth and Scope End and down to Newlands.

The B Party, led by J Brown, climbed from Rosthwaite over to Watendlath Tarn and the hamlet owned by the National Trust.

After a refreshment break they made their way to Ashness bridge and down to Derwentwater for a lakeside walk.

J Sellars led the A Party from Seatoller to Honister Hause and Dale Head and then the same route as A Plus party.

A Minus Party, led by H Nixon, also started at Seatoller and climbed up Tongue Ghyll onto High Spy and then walked along the ridge to Cat Bells, coming down to Hawes End on a walk of 10.5 miles and 2,300ft of ascent.

All walks ended at Keswick after a memorable day spent in the wonderful hills and valleys of Borrowdale.

The next outing is Torver to Coniston on September 21. For further information and photos of recent walks visit the club website on or telephone 01524 858243.


The Bay Organ and Keyboard Society meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at St. Christopher’s Hall, St. Christopher’s Way,

Bare, Morecambe. Membership is £4.00 for the year - £2.50 on the Wednesday Club nights, including refreshments. Members can play on the Society’s Organ Roland.AT 45 or various Keyboard are available for anyone who wants to have a go.

The first Wednesday you attend is free so why not come and give it a try.

The Society also holds concerts on the 3rd Sunday of the month during the summer. The next concert will be. an evening of live music with Mark Smith and Alan Cookson on Sunday. September 21, 7.30 pm, admission is £5.00 including refreshments. easy access for the disable.

The concert will be held at St. Christopher’s Hall, Bare, Morecambe.


Dallam PTA is holding a craft fair on Saturday, November 8 at Dallam School, Haverflatts Lane, Milnthorpe from 10am-3pm.

This could be the perfect place to find a wide range of arts and crafts by local producers offering fabulous gift ideas for this Christmas.

Browse amongst stalls of pottery, home accessories, jewellery, preserves, giftware, Christmas decorations and much more.

Free entry for shoppers - refreshments and toilets available. All proceeds to Dallam PTA

For more details and to book a stall contact Lorraine on 07826 800469.


A very enjoyable Scottish Dance, the first of the new season, was held at Ingleton Community Centre on Saturday, August 30, by the North West Craven branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, raising more than £180 for Ingleton Gala Committee.

There will be an afternoon dance, from 5.30pm on Sunday, September 7 at Arkholme village hall.

Classes were due to begin at Ingleton on Wednesday September 10, at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, all welcome, no partner or experience needed.


Our next walks from the summer programme will be on a half day, finishing at Bowness on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

The ‘A’ walk will be led by Tom Hodgson and starts at Crook Church, climbing up to the remains of St Catherine’s Church then through fields to Birk Moss, Hart Howe, Foxhole Bank on to Winster House.

Then along lanes to High House Farm and field paths to Lindeth, Brant Fell and into Bowness via the Dales Way – 8.5 miles and 1.200 feet of ascent.

The ‘B’ walk will be led by Norma Nichols and starts from the B5284 alongside the private road to the Linthwaite Hotel, leading to open fields and Lindeth Farm, Barker Knott Farm, and Bellman Ground, followed by a short lane to Rosthwaite Farm and out onto the open fell before returning into Birkett Houses Allotment to the wide long path down through Birkett Woodland, crossing the main road and up onto open fell, to rejoin the path to Lindeth Farm and into Lindeth Lane.

We then cross over the B5284 and taking the path skirting Brant Fell onto the Brant Fell Road.Finally a long steep road descent into Bowness – 7 miles.

The ‘C’ walk will be led by Elsie and Anne and is a linear walk which starts from the Crook Road just before the Golf Club, turning into a country lane taking us to the top of Outrun Nook.

From there we follow the Dalesway to Hag End, Cleabarrow and Matson Ground and back into Bowness – approx 4 miles.

Pick up is at 12 noon from Torrisholme Church of the Ascension, Torrisholme.

Guests and new members are always welcome and you can book by contacting Colette Follett on 07837273707.

Non-walkers are welcome to book on the coach to take advantage of a shopping or leisure day out in Bowness.

You can download a copy of the summer programme from


Draw date, Friday, Septmber 5. First prize of £500: 43688 Morecambe; second prize of £50: 35561 Windermere; third prizes of of £10: 02610, 09506, 09654, 37718, 73373.

No jackpot prize so the rollover prize will be £3,400.

Thank you for your continued support. To join telephone: 01524 752444.


Tuesdays at 2.30pm at the Temple of Light Spiritualist Church on West End Road Morecambe is the Temples Bright Hour a cheerful uplifting time of meditation, prayer, readings, a time well spent.

If you want to learn more about Spiritualism. Wednesday at 2-30pm is the Healing.

SNU trained and accredited healers are in attendance.

Wednesdays at 7-30pm is the Open Circle attended by local mediums.