Social Scene: 26/09/13

Christ Church, Morecambe
Christ Church, Morecambe

This week’s Social Scene.


Draw date September 20, 2013. First prize of £500: 06173 Heysham. Second prize of £50: 03226 Carnforth. Third prizes of £10: 08482, 30035, 32023, 39690, 720120. No jackpot winner this week. Next week’s rollover prize will be £3,100. To join telephone 01524 752444.


A Macmillan Nurses Coffee Morning will be held this Saturday, September 28, at Christ Church, Broadway, Morecambe, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be a competition for the best Victoria sponge or chocolate cake, entries to be in the church hall by 10.15am.


Weekly draw number 075. First prize £750: 11668. Second prize £250: 14950. Third prize £50: 10555. Runners-up prizes £10: 16314, 15067, 11291, 10001, 16108. Runners-up prizes £5: 11660, 10302, 16041, 11616, 10211. To find out more about playing the St John’s Hospice Lottery please visit or call Anna on 01524 382538.


A guided walk, Puttin’ on the Ritz, starts from outside the Broadway Hotel, Morecambe, at 2pm this Saturday, September 28.

This Art Deco walk includes a 1930s hydro, Morecambe’s former Odeon Cinema and a period garage. Places on the walk are priced £2.50 per person. For further details contact Peter Wade, telephone 01524 420905.


The next meeting of the Morecambe and Lancaster Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will take place on Tuesday, October 8, at the Broadway Hotel, Morecambe.

Attendees are welcome to attend for lunch at noon, please ring Pat on 01524 413904 or Jane on 01524 412987 by Sunday, October 6, to book a place.

This will be followed by a talk by Gerry Haley on My Life with RADAR, at 1.45pm. All talks are free (although there is a raffle) and everyone is welcome.


An event in aid of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support, will be held in the memorial hall of Morecambe Parish Church, Church Lane, tomorrow, Friday, September 27, 10am to noon.

The morning will include a cake sale, book sale, craft stall, free blood pressure checks, diabetes advice and free health care advice from a Boots pharmacist.


On September 21, Morecambe and District HF Rambling Club walked in the Ambleside area.

The A party, led by Graham Dootson, walked from Troutbeck via to Stoney Cove Pike, Kirkstone Pass, The Struggle, High Grove, Middle Grove and into Ambleside.

The B party, led by Maria Atkinson, walked from the New Dungeon Ghyll to Oak How, Elterwater, Skelwith Bridge, Loughrigg, Lilly Tarn and into Ambleside.

Party C, led by Andrew Lean, walked from Elterwater to Skelwith Force, Neame Crag, Loughrigg Tarn, Todd Crag, Miller Brow Rothay Park and into Ambleside.

The group’s next walks will be this Sunday, September 29, in the Sedbergh area.

For further information on the group’s activities telephone Mrs Pat Emerson on 01524 410702. The web address is


Lancaster and District Forum for the Older Person is pleased to announce the organising an event at The Platform on Tuesday, October 1, to celebrate the Day of the Older Person an international 

This is for those who are 50 years of age and older, and is free entry. The event starts at 2pm and runs to 4pm with refreshments and live musical entertainment.

Local guitar duo Revival will play hits from the 60s and 70s, plus Tony and Geoff on piano and bass will be performing jazz and swing standards.

There will also be a raffle together with free refreshments.

Stalls with information will be run by the Fire Service, Help Direct, Age UK and other local organisations.


Morecambe Car Club, promoting safety and sport for car enthusiasts for all ages, meets at the Vale of Lune Rugby Club on the first Tuesday of each month at 8pm.


Glen Miller got everyone ‘in the mood’ for Sheila Forshaw’s programme at the latest meeting of the Morecambe and Heysham Recorded Music Society.

Entitled Moody Blues, it cleverly turned to things aquatic and included Fingal’s Cave, Dream of Olwyn, and By the Sleepy Lagoon interspersed with songs by Frank Sinatra, Neil Sedaka and Gonna wash that man right outta my hair from South Pacific, before Sheila concluded her programme with George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

People and places featured in Anne Arkwright’s programme. Among these were the Yeomen of The Guard, the Barber of Seville, the Gentlemen of Japan and Orpheus in the Underworld.

Anne also featured Calamity Jane, Lawrence of Arabia, Sinbad the Sailor and Peer Gynt in her versatile programme.

At their next meeting in the Ascension Vestry on Wednesday, October 2, the society welcomes John Gilks as their guest presenter. All are welcome to attend for a 7.30pm start.


Sparrow Playgroup in Torrisholme, Morecambe, is holding a baby and children’s nearly new sale to raise vital funds to buy much needed new toys and replace equipment.

The sale will be held on Sunday, October 6, 3pm to 4.30pm, in the Ascension Hall, Torrisholme. Further information from 01524 832625.


The Ascension Church, Torrisholme, Morecambe, has joined forces with Thorpe View Day Centre to host the Macmillan Big Coffee Morning tomorrow, Friday, September 27.

Scrumptious homemade cakes and coffee will be available in the church lounge from 10am to noon. All proceeds will be donated to support the invaluable work of Macmillan Nurses.


The Church of the Ascension Rambling Club, Torrisholme, Morecambe, will take a full day walk finishing at Hebden Bridge this Saturday, September 28, as part of their summer programme.

The A walk will be led by Linda Mills from the caravan sales shop in Lydgate to Todmorden Edge, then the Calderdale Way, joining the Pennine Way to Horsehold, 10 miles and approximately, 2,400ft of climb.

Jenny Hebblethwaite will lead the B walk starting at Nut Clough, walking to Midgehole and following the River Hebden to New Greenwood, before descending into Hebden Bridge, seven and a half miles and 1,800ft of climb.

The C walk, led by Alan Whittaker, will take a pleasant route along the Rochdale canal from Todmorden to Hebden Bridge, five miles.

Pick-up time is 9am from the Church of the Ascension, guests and new members always welcome, contact Colette Follett on 07837 273707.

The winter programme will be available shortly and the first event on the Wednesday evening social programme will be the popular hotpot supper and quiz on October 23 in the lounge of the Church of the Ascension, entrance £5.75 payable on the night. This supper must be pre-booked with treasurer Anne Lyons.


Events at the Temple of Light United Spiritualist Church on West End Road are as follows: Mondays 7.30pm and Wednesdays 2.30pm healing services for all when Spiritualist National Union trained healers are in attendance for which there is no charge just freewill donation for church funds.

This Saturday, September 28, at 7.30pm, Minister Katherine Grundy from Fleetwood will be the speaker and on Sunday, September 29, at 2.30pm, Aiden Hall from Bolton will speak at the Divine Service.

On Wednesdays at 7.30pm there is an open circle run by mediums, and on Tuesdays the Temple Bright Hour is held, all welcome.

The Temple of Light Harvest Festival will take place over the weekend of October 5 and 6 and the church will be decorated on the Saturday, October 5, from 2pm to 4pm.

Flowers and other decorating materials, together with tinned goods, tea, coffee and sugar, will be gratefully received and all gifts will be distributed to the homeless of Morecambe and Lancaster.


This Saturday, September 28, at 8am, Holy Communion BCP will be held at St Peter’s Church followed by Holy Matrimony at noon and also at 2pm.

On Sunday, September 29, at 9.30am, Sunday School at St James and at 11am Parish Communion will be at St Peter’s followed by Holy Baptism at 2pm.

Just a reminder of the slide show tonight, Thursday, September 26, in the church hall in Heysham at 7pm.

The title is A Trip around our Beautiful Bay by David Rush. There will also be a raffle and any contributions will be gratefully received.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served kindly donated by Alan from Aramark who run the canteen at the power station and will be included in the ticket price of £3.

Tickets are limited due to the size of the venue, please contact Wendy on 01524 858629, Barbara on 01524 850255 or Curiosity Corner in the village. All proceeds for the church roof fund.


The next meeting of the Heysham Townswomen’s Guild will be held on Monday, October 7, at 2pm, at Wesley Methodist Church, Middleton Road. The group will be celebrating Harvest Festival and Rev Tidswell will be conducting the service.

The group welcomed more new members at the last meeting. Admission is £1.50 including refreshments and a free raffle, everyone welcome.

The Federation Fashion Show and Afternoon Tea will be held on Friday, October 4, at the Torrisholme Methodist Church at 2pm, always a good afternoon.

The trip to Boundary Mill will be on Monday, October 28, enquiries to Mrs Paulene Reeves on 01524 850817.


On September 17, 25 members of Lancaster Beekeepers met at Hala Carr Community Centre for their autumn meeting. Mr David Blower, Education Co-ordinator for the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), gave a talk in two parts, firstly about his role in the BBKA and secondly about his work for the charity, Bees Abroad.

Mr Blower explained that the aim of Bees Abroad was to relieve poverty through beekeeping in countries such as Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Cameroon and Ghana.

His illustrated talk on Bees Abroad provided a fascinating insight into the charity’s work with local beekeepers in developing their beekeeping skills together with their business skills through marketing and selling honey.

If you would like to know more about the activities of Lancaster Beekeepers and to taste some of the fruits of their labours, why not visit them at their Honey Show on Saturday, October 12, at Hest Bank Village Memorial Hall, from 2pm to 4pm or take a look at the website


A day of glorious sunshine welcomed Lancaster Fellwalkers to the Kirkby Stephen area on Sunday.

The A Minus party led by M Leach left the coach at Newbiggin on Lune and, after climbing Green Bell on the fringes of The Howgills, walked to Ravenstonedale and Smardale Fell and completed a 12 mile walk of 2,000ft.

The A Plus group led by H Ward were next off the coach at Ravenstonedale and walked to Murthwaite and then over Swarth Fell, Wild Boar Fell and Little Fell and into Kirkby Stephen via Wharton Hall, a walk of almost 16 miles and 2,800ft of ascent.

B Party, led by F Wright, did a low-level circular walk of nine and a half miles from Kirkby Stephen up the Eden Valley to the ruined castles of Lammerside and Pendragon.

The next outing is to Glenridding on Sunday, October 6, when there will be a choice of four walks.

For further information visit the club’s website on or telephone 01524 858243.


Results for Lancaster Bridge Club for week ending Friday, September 20.

Monday evening: NS 1 Tony Saville, John Bristow; 2 Janet Barnes, Janis Allan; EW 1 Deborah Robinson, Liz Dean; 2 Allan Holden, Barry Robertshaw.

Tuesday afternoon: 1 Yvonne Leydon, Mavis Foster; 2 Tony Saville, Ashley Toms; 3 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; 4 Doreen Hardman, Jean Higham.

Wednesday evening: NS 1 Colin Mitchell, Stephen Raine; 2 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; EW 1 Audrey Ellis, Susan Winder; 2 Joyce Snellgrove, Lawrence Bland.

Thursday afternoon: NS 1 Harry Smith, Dorothy Smith; 2 Rose Parker, Nuala Holland; EW 1 Barbara Vollands, Barbara Douglas; 2 Joan Lambert, Carol Wood.

Friday evening: NS 1 Vivien Cleaver, Mike Cleaver; 2 Stephen Lamley, Elizabeth Huckerby; EW 1 Joyce Snellgrove, Barbara Douglas; 2 Lorna Lloyd, Audrey Clayton.