Social Scene - 18/07/13

Twinkle Toes Dance Academy rehearsing for their next show "For One Night Only" at The Platform on Saturday (20th July)
Twinkle Toes Dance Academy rehearsing for their next show "For One Night Only" at The Platform on Saturday (20th July)

A weekly look at local life.


On July 13, Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Silecroft area.

The A party, led by John Ashall, walked from Bootle 
to Low Kinmont, Coney Fell, Burn Moor, Whit Fell, Buck Barrow, Stoneside Hill, 
Whitecombe Head, Black Combe and into Silecroft.

The B party, led by Bert Simmister, walked from The Green, Dunningwell, Millom 
Park, High Lowscales, Po House, Kirksanton and into Silecroft.

Party C, led by Mike 
Aveyard, walked from Bootle to Annaside, Kiskin and along the Cumbria Coastal Way into Silecroft.

The group’s next walks will be this Sunday, July 21, in the Brampton area. If you would like to join a walk telephone Mrs Pat Emerson on 01524 410702. The web address is


Sefton Road Ramblers enjoyed good weather for their walk up Ingleborough.

Leaving the picturesque Dales village of Clapham the 10 members, led by Dave Phillipson, headed for the top of Ingleborough.

The first part of the walk took the party via Long Lane, Thwaite and Long Scars and on to Sulber Gate.

Turning west lunch was taken at the Shooting Box near Nick Pot and the walkers then followed the track over Simon Fell Breast to arrive on the top of Ingleborough, 2,370 feet above sea level, giving good views of the surrounding country.

The return route was by way of Little Ingleborough, Newby Moss and Laithbutts Lane.

The B party, led by Tony Marston, were in the Dolphinholme area enjoying a walk that took in Stonehead, Long Bridge and Abbeystead Res.

Next week’s walk is in the Kentmere area, members to meet at Happy Mount Park at 9.30am.


Galloway’s Society for the Blind is holding a coffee morning at the Gaskell Hall, 
Silverdale, on Saturday, July 27, 10am to noon.

Entrance is 50p including refreshments and there will be fruit and veg stall, bric-a-brac, good quality items of clothing for sale and a raffle.

If anyone has any items they would like to donate could they please call Dawn on 01524 414846 or drop them into the Galloway’s Centre, 
Balmoral Road, Morecambe.


Speakers at the Temple of Light Spiritualist Church on West End Road, Morecambe, this weekend will be Lillian and Harry O’Dell from Carlisle who will be speaking on the Philosophy of Spiritualism and demonstrating their mediumship on Saturday, 
July 20, at 7.30pm and also Sunday, July 21, at 2.30pm at the Divine Service.

There will also be private readings. Of special interest, on Wednesday, July 24, there will be a charity night held in aid of Wolfwood animal rescue/sanctuary and rehabilitation centre.

The guest mediums for this event will be Janette and 
Colin from Blackpool. Donations will be £5, £3 for members. Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.

On Mondays at 7.30pm and Wednesdays at 2.30pm there is the Healing Service with SNU trained healers in attendance.

No charge for healing just a donation for church funds. On Tuesdays at 2.30pm there is the Temple Bright Hour get together where spiritualist old and new meet to discuss spiritualism and its helpful impact on lives, local mediums demonstrate their abilities. All are welcome to these services, disabled access and facilities, wheelchair friendly.


On Saturday, July 20, at 8am, Holy Communion BCP will be held at St Peter’s.

On Sunday, July 21, at 9.30am, Parish Communion is at St Peter’s, followed at 11am by Morning Prayer CW at St James’s.

At 6pm a Confirmation Service will be held at St Peter’s Church.

On Wednesday, July 24, at 10am, Holy Communion is at St Peter’s followed at 6pm by a service of Parent Praise (both of these services subject to availability of clergy).

On Saturday, July 20, between 10am and 12.30pm, there will be a coffee morning for the Roof Appeal in St Peter’s Hall, with cake stalls, bric-a-brac, a raffle, etc. Please help to raise the money needed for this special project.


The annual meeting of the Lancaster Canal trust will be held today Thursday, July 18, at the village hall, Over Kellet, at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Chantelle Seabourn, the newly appointed Waterway Manager North West, and Peter Jones will give an illustrated talk on the work on Stainton to Sellet Hall Bridges to bring the canal back to Kendal.

Further information from frank Sanderson on 015395 66967,


Lancaster Fellwalkers enjoyed a beautiful day in Swaledale on Sunday.

The A Plus party, led by Mike Codd, got off the coach near Hardraw and followed the Pennine Way over Great Shunner Fell.

All other walks began from the hamlet of Thwaite with all making their way to Kisdon Falls by various routes.

From there party A, led by Florence Lawson, went to Swinner Gill, Black Hill and down to Ivelet and back along the valley via Keld.

Hilda Preston led party B to Crackpot Hall and then followed the River Swale back by Muker and Keld.

Judith Brown led A Minus group east along the Swale Valley up to Ravenseat and then back by Hoggarths Bridge and Angram. All groups ended their walks at Thwaite with well earned refreshments before starting the scenic journey home through the Buttertubs Pass.

The next outing is to the Keswick area on Sunday, July 28. There will be a reunion to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the club on Friday, August 9.

For further information and photos of these and recent walks visit the club’s website on or telephone 01524 858243.


Sunday’s ride was blessed with warm, sunny weather throughout the day. A good turnout of riders assembled at Beaumont for Dave Hugill’s ride to Sedbergh and Mallerstang.

Taking the direct line through Nether Kellet and Whittington and assisted by a tail breeze, Kirkby Lonsdale was reached in good time.

Carrying on up the west side of the Lune valley, the quiet senic route up through Kearstwick and Rigmaden took the ride to the Lune bridge just south of Sedbergh.

A welcome coffee and cake stop was enjoyed in the town, where more riders joined the ride and some made their ways homeward.

In even warmer weather the Kirkby Stephen road was taken, passing the Howgill Fells and the Fat Lamb, before climbing over the Birkett Fell road into Mallerstang.

Lunch was enjoyed in the grounds of the ancient ruins of Pendragon Castle, with splendid views of Wild Boar Fell and Mallerstang Edge.

Against the breeze the gradual climb up to Ais Gill summit was tackled and the swoop down to Garsdale Head was as exhilarating as ever.

The temptation to tackle the Coal Road to Dentdale was resisted. The descent of Garsdale allowed a coffee and cake stop at Farfield Mill and then it was on Devil’s Bridge.

A another short stop was welcome, to rehydrate and enjoy and ice cream, before heading home.

Sunday’s ride is to 
Killington with coffee at Farleton View, and will be led by Ray Moss, leaving Beaumont College at 9am.


Draw date July 12, 2013. First prize of £500: 02505 Stainton, Kendal. Second prize of £50: 03921 Lancaster. Third prizes of £10: 01112, 03180, 39649, 41308, 42263. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £2,100. To join telephone 01524 752444.


The MAD Social Group’s objective is for an enjoyable, sociable day out with friends to visit an attraction or place of interest. Members travel by coach on alternate Wednesdays throughout the year, normally starting from Heysham Towers at 9am and picking up in Morecambe, Bare, Torrisholme, Skerton, Slyne, 
Bolton-le-Sands and 
Carnforth. Visitors pay £9 coach fare plus cost of entry to attractions.

On July 4 the group travelled through the scenic Lake District to view eight lakes with a coffee stop at Hayes Garden World, a lunch stop in Keswick and a tea break in Cockermouth.

The weather was good, the scenery magnificent but the roads challenging for the driver who proved to be more than capable.

Interested in joining the group, which welcomes both visitors and new members? Telephone 01524 824652 for further information.


Lancaster Bridge Club results for week ending Friday, July 12.

Monday evening: NS 1 Richard Willey, Colin Barton; 2 Carol Wood, Maria Woods; EW 1 Ros Lucas, Stuart Saward; 2 Deborah Robinson, Sylvia Truesdale.

Tuesday afternoon: NS 1 Richard Willey, Ashley Toms; 2 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; EW 1 Mary Dobson, Freda Burrows; 2 Barry Robertshaw, Beryl Robertshaw.

Wednesday evening: 1 Audrey Ellis, Susan Winder; 2 Hilary Jones, Pat Bottell; 3 Barry Robertshaw, Allan Holden; 4 Michael Cox, Sandra Bell.

Thursday afternoon: NS 1 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; 2 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; EW 1 Maria Woods, Carol Wood; 2 Eva Hutchinson, Karen Heath.

Friday evening: 1 Jane Stephens, Harry Stephens; 2 Ros Lucas, Charmian Rickers; 3 Allan Holden, Barry Robertshaw; 4 Joyce Snellgrove, Barbara Douglas.


Members of Heart Concern enjoyed a coach tour into the Yorkshire Dales for their July meeting, and had a wonderful day visiting plenty of picturesque villages.

There is no meeting in August. The group’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 3, at 7.30pm at the St Thomas Centre, Lancaster. The speaker for the evening will be Chris Bibby of Bibby’s Coaches. All welcome.

The committee wishes all members a healthy summer break.