Town and Country: 19/09/13

Town and Country
Town and Country

This week’s Town and Country news.


Derek & Celia Coultherd

Helen and Elizabeth, accompanied by their guide dogs Tasmin and Frankie, gave a talk to Austwick WI about their training, matching with suitable recipients and day-to-day life with a guide dog.

Next month’s meeting on Thursday, October 10, will be the annual meeting which will be followed by light refreshments.

Saturday, September 8, was the final fixture of the season for the bowling club which was Captain’s Day, the winner being Mark Christie, runner-up Brian Heath. The bowling club dinner date will be announced later but possibly towards the end of October.

This Saturday, September 21, there will be a harvest domino drive at Eldroth village hall at 7.30pm, everyone welcome.

There will be a harvest supper and auction of produce for Austwick Church in the parish hall, Austwick, on this Sunday, September 22.


Wendy Dowbiggin

015242 61573

Age Concern met at the masonic hall last Friday where members enjoyed a tasty lunch served and in the afternoon armchair exercises with Colin Etherington.

Thirteen members of High Bentham WI travelled to the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, where they enjoyed an amazing performance of Grease given by LADOS.

Last Friday the Friends of Bentham Station and members of LASRUG were invited to the re-dedication of the seat, plaque and tree, all in memory of Pauline Hill, a dedicated secretary of LASRUG, who took part in many organisations in the town.

Rev John Bearpark, retired Vicar of St Margaret’s, High Bentham, and former chairman of LASRUG, made the re-dedication and spoke warmly of Pauline’s life serving Bentham.

Mr Gerald Townson, chairman of the Friends of Bentham Station, said Pauline had been his first contact with the station on his return to Bentham, and that she had worked tirelessly in helping gain its position which it holds today as the station had come joint first in the Lancashire Community Rail Station of the Year 2013.

The lunch was a celebration of the station and also marked the second year of the Friends of Bentham Station, which was celebrated with a birthday cake. Mr Simon Clarke, community rail officer for the Leeds/Morecambe line, unveiled the two water tubs which had been obtained through grants.

Thirteen members of High Bentham WI travelled to the Grand Theatre, Lancaster, where they enjoyed an amazing performance of Grease given by LADOS.

Springfield Bowling Club’s A team were away at Carnforth where they lost 6-2, but the B team, at home to Lower Holker B, won 6-2. On September 14 the final competition of the season took place, the Cardus Cup, and in the final husband and wife were in competition – Cliff Fisher and Alan Tonge beat Julie Fisher and Andrew Cross 21-20.

Last Saturday a coffee morning was held in the town hall ballroom to raise funds for the Youth Cafe. The young people rallied round, as did parents and friends, and at the end of a busy morning £323 had been raised.

During the school holidays the young people were involved in helping in the community and to their credit a letter of praise had been received from a local resident.


Patricia Bradley

On August 13, Bolton-le-Sands WI held an open meeting which was attended by members and guests.

Members, Joyce Bond, Jacky Ireland and Brenda Wood staged Memories of our School Days, a programme of sketches, archive recordings and photographs, leading to the members joining in singing appropriate songs such as All Things Bright and Beautiful. An evening enjoyed by all.

Happy Birthday wishes were sung for Dorothy Nelson who will soon be 90 years old, congratulations Dorothy.

Members are able to pick up tickets for Happy Jack, the play by Leeds Library Players on Saturday, November 9. There are two tickets for every member, and as this is the main charity event members are hopeful of very successful evening.

Joan Baker gave notice of the visit to White Christmas at Tatton Park on Wednesday, December 4, leaving at 10am, tickets are £8.50.

Jacqueline McDonald and her friend Lyn provided the entertainment for the group at their last meeting.

Jacqueline started her career with The Spinners and then joined Bridie to form a duo singing folk songs and general all-round entertainment.

She took us on a journey from Liverpool with the Liverpool Lullaby almost around the world in song.


Claire Helme

As there was no evening meetings in August the president of the WI, Mrs Jane Taylor, invited members to her home for a strawberry afternoon tea.

At the September meeting members were given a nostalgic talk on Yesterday’s Shopping by Brian Higgs.

He explained how the first shopping experiences happened in Medieval times and also brought along various examples of products that could be bought in the last century many of which no longer exist.

An Evening of Magic and Mystery will be held in the memorial hall on Friday, December 13.


Kathryn Smith

THE first winter meeting of the Local History Society heard a very interesting talk by Dr M Winstanley about Historical Pageants particularly in the North West. Almost forgotten now, Lancaster Pageants were held in 1913 and 1930 and, an exhibition marking the centenary of the 1913 pageant is on at the Lancaster City Museum until October 5.

The next History Society meeting will include a talk on Inn Signs by Peter Marshall, to be held on Monday, October 21, at 7.30pm, in Burton Memorial Hall.


Concert and Cakes is a new, monthly Saturday afternoon concert series at All Saints Church, Burton-in-Lonsdale, offering an hour of beautiful music followed by delicious home-made refreshments. The series is inspired by Chris Rowland, late head of chamber music at the RNCM, who lived in the village for more than 20 years.

This Saturday, September 21, at 2.30pm, the opening concert will feature the brilliant Zelkova Quartet, winners of the Christopher Rowland RNCM Chamber Ensemble of the Year Award. Other concerts will be held 
on October 19 and November 16.

Entry is free with a retiring collection and charge for refreshments.


Larry Branyan

The Rotary Club of Carnforth is sponsoring a charity concert featuring the Guisborough Salvation Army Band and Carnforth Choral Society at St Oswalds’s Church, Warton, this Saturday, September 21. Tickets cost £8 on the door.


Rory-Jo Daniels

Growing with Grace, Clapham’s community co-operative farm, will be holding an Organic September Celebration to mark harvest-time tonight (Thursday), September 19) at its nursery off the A65.

Visitors will be able to sample hand-made canapes and organic wine. There will be live music by candlelight and a short film about organic farming. The event runs from 6pm until 8pm.

Bethel Chapel’s Harvest Supper will take place this Saturday, September 21, when the speaker will be Mr Graham Stamford (7.30pm start). Harvest services will be held at the chapel on Sunday, September 22, at 11am and 6.30pm (youth service), all welcome.

Don’t forget this year’s Macmillan Coffee Morning in Clapham at Arbutus House on Riverside between 10am and noon tomorrow, Friday, September 20.

Muker Silver Band is to play a concert at St James’s Church in Clapham on Saturday, October 5, from 7.30pm. Tickets priced £6, to include refreshments, (free for children under 14) are now available by telephoning Clapham 51792 or 51132. They will also be available on the door on the night.

A domino drive in aid of St Matthew’s Church, Keasden, will be held in Eldroth Parish Hall this Saturday, September 21, from 7.30pm.


Gill O’Donnell

On Thursday, September 26, there will the first of the new initiative, the Gigg Lectures, at the Richard Whiteley Theatre.

The first of these will be Alan Hinkes OBE, who in 2005 became the first Briton to have climbed all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.

On Sunday, September 29, the community cinema showing at 3.30pm will be The Great Gatsby. All tickets are available via or 01729 893180.

On Monday, September 30, at St Alkelda’s Church, at 7.30pm, Jan Michael will be talking about her latest book Moorside Boy, set in Settle and Giggleswick (Seggleswick).

The story takes place in the present and in the 1840s when Benjamin Waugh, founder of the NSPCC, was growing up in Settle.

The book will be on sale for a special price of £5, all proceeds to the NSPCC. Admission to the event is £4 including refreshments.


This Saturday, September 21, a grand book sale will be held at Christ Church, Glasson Dock, from 10am to 4pm. Home-made refreshments will be available and there will be a wide range of books plus pamphlets, cigarette cards, etc.


John Bateman

Sunday, September 8, saw the final club competition of the season for Holme Bowling Club when 13 pairs played for seven hours competing for the prestigious President’s Trophy as a random pairs draw with Peter Sudworth and Leo Hext beating Steve Varcoe and Matthew Thomas in the final 21-20.

The annual presentation evening will take place in the Smithy Inn on Friday, November 8. Any members wanting tickets should contact Ian Hayton as soon as possible as numbers are limited.

Holme Mothers’ Union meeting on September 3 welcomed guest speaker Karen Gunn from Barnardo’s talking about the charity and its aims.

The meeting was led by Judith Fisher. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 1, at 2pm, with guest Jayne Lindley from The Radio Bible College. Everyone is welcome to join the meeting in the Ellen Turner Room.

Holme Women’s Institute and the Kitty Brown Boutique are holding a Fashion Show and Sale in the parish hall on Friday, September 27, at 7.30pm. A charge of £3 at the door includes nibbles and a drink. Everyone most welcome.

The quiz held in the Smithy Inn to raise money for the village fireworks was a big success with 14 teams of four competing and £185 was raised. The winning team was Now You See Us, Now You Don’t, who also scooped the Play Your Cards Right accumulator of £91.


Chris Kynch

Hornby with Farleton Parish Council discussed at length the outline planning application 13/00862/OUT, for the development of four residential buildings at the agricultural building adjacent to the disused railway station, Station Road, Hornby.

All residents except one (who was said to be doing so) have objected. Councillors, too, were very concerned about access on to Station Road. Access on to this part of the very busy, narrow street, used frequently with tight margins by large agricultural vehicles, was described as “diabolical” and pedestrians “take their lives in their hands”.

An email to object would be sent immediately to the planning department, as the application was shortly to be considered by the Planning Committee.

Councillors were sympathetic to the pleas from some local residents for wild verges to encourage wildlife.

However, management of verges adjacent to the main road had to prioritise safety. Where verge height was important for sightlines along the busy A683, councillors considered that villagers would on balance be more concerned about this, and cutting should be continued.

The monthly playground inspection report had been received, but councillors noted that a formal weekly record of inspection by the lengthsman should be carefully maintained.

The lengthsman was said to have made a good job of repairs to the swing that was most worn.

Developing problems with rot on other items would be monitored and where needed repairs would be made, and slippery surfaces attended to by the lengthsman.

Councillors expressed appreciation for the good quality of the resurfacing of the A683 through the village, and for the traffic management control. The safe shepherding of those waiting at the temporary bus stop on board was noted with approval.

The siting of the proposed extra bus shelter in the turning circle outside the High School had been agreed by the school.

Councillors looked again at the shelter designs. At the next meeting, options and costs for alternatives would be considered, and the school approval for the final choice of design would be sought. Four applicants for the two vacancies on the parish council would be invited for interview at the September meeting.

Eat your way through Hornby is the invitation for people to join a Safari Supper starting at 7pm this Saturday, September 21.

Three courses will each be served in different houses and the safari will finish with coffee in St Margaret’s Church. Tickets cost £20 from Christine Porter (015242 21679) and numbers are limited. Proceeds are for St Margaret’s Tower Fund.


Mrs C Thompson

The resumption of regular parish council meetings after the summer break found councillors dealing with such diverse issues as the continued problems caused by the new maintenance unit at Horton Station and the Visitor and Traffic Management Plan for the village.

Councillors have been informed the YDNPA planning enforcement officer will visit the maintenance unit to determine whether the lights that are triggered by passing trains constitute a breach of planning control.

The Visitor and Traffic Plan will be passed to a fully constituted task group to take forward through consultation with local residents.

This group will comprise community representatives, parish councillors and officers from the three statutory organisations most concerned with the recommendations in the plan. Further information on this work will appear shortly on the parish website and council notice boards.

Comments made to the planning officer by councillors supporting the development of a single storey bunk room to the rear of the Golden Lion were ratified and it was noted that planning approval had been granted for development of an agricultural barn at Rowe End Farm and an extension to the Fold at Selside.

The council’s accounts for 2012-2013 had been approved by the external auditor and a notice setting out electors’ rights is on the website and council notice boards.

Turning to maintenance matters it was noted that the council had commenced grass cutting of verges in Cragghill Road and the splay junctions to the south of the village. Tree pruning along the main road between Studfold and Horton would be carried out once a safety plan had been agreed by NYCC Highways. Councillors noted with regret the lack of community interest in the development of Beecroft cottages and agreed that no further action be taken on this scheme. Nonetheless Hanson’s managers are warmly thanked for their generous offer.

Further funds were required to open up the church for wider community use and a series of fund raising events were planned including a weekend programme at the Harvest Festival on the first Sunday in October.

Thanks to a donation from NYCC extensive repairs had been carried out to the roof of the school. A mini bus had been acquired by the school consortium.

Finally, the clerk has given notice that he will retire in April 2014. A replacement will be recruited and anyone interested in being considered for this rewarding post is invited to contact the clerk for a job pack.

The next parish council meeting will be held on Monday, October 14, at 7.30pm in the village hall.

The monthly whist drive was held in the Golden Lion. All the winners were ladies thus the gents victors were made up of subs.

Ladies winners were E Jackson, M Wellock, A Humphrey and J Welch. Gents winners and all playing as subs were B Garnett, M Wright, J Mercer and V Jones. The next whist drive will be held on Tuesday, October 8, at 7.30pm in the Golden Lion, everyone welcome especially gentlemen.

Over the summer the organisers of the fund raising project at St Oswald’s Church have held several events.

A superb concert, Strut yer Stuff, from Spencer Moran and a church fete and a festival service for St Oswald’s Day followed by the St Oswald’s Walk were all thoroughly enjoyed and raised significant funds. Therefore two new bells can be installed.

Afternoon teas were served at Langcliffe Institute on Sunday, where, in spite of the awful weather forecast, many visitors were welcomed.


Sue Brown

Vice president Marilyn Shaw opened the WI’s September meeting and welcomed everyone.

Business matters were attended to and members were reminded of the Group Show which is to take place this Saturday, September 21, at the Ingleborough Community Centre. On Saturday, October 19, the Craft Workshop Day takes place at the Community Centre and places on the courses are still available.

For further information contact Sue Brown 41835 or Pat Garner 41207. Non-WI members welcome.

The speaker Alan Beaumont was introduced. His talk was entitled Postcards From the Cradle to the Grave. Mr Beaumont gave an amusing and interesting slide show. Mauricia Aldred gave the vote of thanks.

On Monday, October 14, the speaker will be Norman Harris on Machu Picchu. This is an open meeting so everyone welcome at 7.30pm.


Mary Taylor

Elaine Cuzner demonstrated Gift Wrapping with a Difference to Tatham Fells Women’s Institute members on September 10.

They were inspired by her dexterous performance, including wrapping a round tin in two colours of tissue paper and making different shaped parcels special; she gave useful tips as she worked and amazingly no tape could be seen on any of her gifts.

President Carole Thurnham thanked all who had organised and helped with the recent entertainment and other events and congratulated several members who had won prizes at Bentham Show.

The annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8, when there will be a sales table.


Janet Purvis

St Helen’s Church Service (held in the memorial hall, Overton) on Compassion Sunday, September 22, Eucharist Service at 10.45am. Junior Church has recommenced details of which are available on Tea, coffee and biscuits follow all the services.

The Harvest Festival Service will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 10.45am, with the Harvest Supper and Auction of Produce on Monday, September 30, 7pm, at the Globe Hotel, Overton with auctioneer John Hughes. Funds raised to go to the Church Restoration Fund and Bishop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appeal.

A Tea Dance, in aid of the Sunderland Point Mission Church, is to be held at the memorial hall, Overton, on Saturday, September 28, 3pm to 5pm. Tickets/entrance £5 including afternoon tea.


Gill O’Donnell

Settle Cricket Club in conjunction with Settle Golf Club is holding The Great British Putting Championship this Sunday, September 22, between 11am and 5pm. This competition is open to all ages and offers a £50 cash prize for the winner. Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for juniors, including a burger.

Premier comedy folk band Houghton Weavers will be spreading more of their down to earth Northern charm when they perform this Saturday, September 21, at the Victoria Hall. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or

A range of wonderful handmade items will be on offer at Settle’s Artisan’s Fair at Victoria Hall this Saturday, September 21, 9am to 3pm.

As they were unable to attend last month because of the torrential rain the Yorkshire Trike Tours Boom Trike will be attending. The Hessian and Lace pop-up cafe will also be offering a range of sandwiches and cakes throughout the day.

The Three Peaks Folk Club will hold its third annual Sally Day concert this Saturday, September 21, at Settle Social Club, from 8.30pm. The evening will feature songs and stories favoured by Sally Wright. Entry price £6.

The second in a series of recitals celebrating the centenary of the installation of the magnificent Binns organ takes place at Settle Parish Church this Saturday, September 21, at 7.30pm.

The recital will be given by Graham Toft. The concert is free with a retiring collection. Refreshments will be served.

Settle Station will host a one-day art event this Sunday, September 22, when Sarah Hutton will hold a pop-up artist’s studio. Sarah is engaged in an artist’s residency on the Settle-Carlisle line and this is an opportunity to see some of her fascinating work in progress. All welcome to this event in the booking office between 11am and 4pm.

Settle Parish Church is hosting a workshop session this Sunday, September 22,at 7pm with John Bell, speaker, writer, composer and member of the Iona Community. John is also a regular presenter on Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. The workshop will run in two sessions with a break for refreshments.

A donation of £2 towards costs is requested. Meanwhile Tuesday lunches continue in the church until September 24, and a warm welcome and hearty meal are guaranteed.


J Leach

There will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian Meeting Room, Main Road, A6, Slyne, this Sunday, September 22, at 2pm, when Richard Eglan will speak on the subject What the Bible Teaches about Armageddon. All welcome and refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting.

On Monday, September 23, Little Lambs parent, baby and toddler group is held at the Christadelphian Meeting Room. Call Kate on 07739 031739 for information.

The cross-bay walk on the second Saturday of September was changed to start from Gibraltar Farm Caravan Site, Silverdale, to Humphrey Head, Flookburgh, owing to the dangerous sands at the Keer Channel.

One hundred and eighty walkers took part in aid of the Lancaster and Morecambe Lions Club and the weather was first class with unlimited visibility throughout. Jack Woodcock led the walk with Tom Ashworth, Paul Barnes and Julie Ingham assisting.

The Sunday walk scheduled from Cark to Ulverston was cancelled owing to the issuing of a severe weather warning. Jack Woodcock will lead the final walk of the season on Sunday, September 29, starting at 11.30am from Hest Bank to Grange-over-Sands.

The 2013 bowling season is drawing to a close and in some ways this has been the best the members of Slyne-with-Hest Bowling Club can remember.

The weather for most of the season has been fantastic, posing somewhat different problems, not only for the team bowlers, but for the green keeper.

He has risen to the challenge and, once again, the green has been an absolute delight both for club members and for those from other clubs, who have enjoyed the pleasure of playing on the green during the past year.

The competitive results, however, have been mixed. In many cases it has been ‘as you were’ with Slyne’s Lancaster A team, captained by Ivor Johns, stabilising its position in Division One of the Lancaster League while, in the Morecambe Wednesday League, Slyne’s A team, captained by George Gibson, just failed to retain its position in the top flight.

The quality of bowling in the top divisions of both the Lancaster and Morecambe Leagues is extremely high and the fact that Slyne-with-Hest Bowling Club relies primarily on local village bowlers says a great deal for the quality of the teams it turns out.

Members of the B teams enjoyed the season without having reached the heights hoped for in the spring.

However, both teams (captained admirably by Bruce Gardner and Bob Clegg) ended up in mid-table and are already looking forward to next season.

The C and D teams, captained by David Ruddick and Alan Holden, had a great season. David’s team were promoted as champions while Allan’s D team consolidated its position with an improved ranking on last year.

Twenty-six club members turned out on September 8 for the John Randell Trophy which started in pleasant sunshine and the barbecue made it a particularly enjoyable day. Unfortunately torrential rain flooded the green just when the final was scheduled to be played.

This would have between Mary Lofthouse, club president, and Tony Morris against Terry Boyle and Frank Rice (club chairman). The weather was fine for the rescheduled final and after a tight game Tony and Mary ended up winners with a score of 21-17.

The President’s contest has been rescheduled for Sunday, October 6, starting at 10.30am.

The committee, after discussion with Tony Espley, has decided that the green will close on Sunday, October 20.

At the meeting of the Over 60s Club on the second Monday of September Marjorie Bainbridge won the games of whist with Margaret Woodend second and Margaret Western third.

The games of dominoes were won by Pat Jenkinson with Chris Roland second and Joan Hunter third. The next meeting of the club will be held on Monday, September 23, from 2pm to 4pm, in the memorial hall. Anyone who enjoys playing whist or dominoes will be most welcome.

Pat Jenkinson won the games of dominoes at the meeting of the Equipment Fund on the second Friday of September. Joan Hunter held second place and June Gardner was third. The next meeting will be held on Friday, September 20, from 6.45pm to 9.15pm in the memorial hall. It is open to anyone wishing to play dominoes or whist.


Paula Armstrong

Please note that the Harvest Festival Service at St Oswald’s will take place at 4pm this Sunday, September 22, not 9.30am as stated in last week’s report. Afternoon tea will be served after the service.

All welcome and donations of flowers, produce and help to decorate the church on Saturday, September 21 (10am) also gratefully received.


Carol Millar

The Warton Classic Vehicle Group (WCVG) put on a display of their members’ classic cars and motorbikes on the afternoon of September 8 at The Malt Shovel, Warton.

The weather stayed fine and visitors enjoyed viewing the various vehicles of all ages and types, most of which have been lovingly restored and maintained by members of the WCVG.

A total of 21 cars were on show in the car park, ranging in age from a 1937 Morris 8 Tourer to a 2005 JBA Falcon TSR. The display also included a 1944 Willys Jeep and a 1945 Morris 8 commercial van.

Eleven motorbikes also lined up, most of them being classic British bikes from the 1950s and 60s, but the display also included a fully-restored ex-army Matchless G3L from 1946, and a lovely 1977 Laverda Jota 750, which was a ‘must have’ superbike of its day.

No awards were given at the show, but two particularly unusual cars on display were a 1980s Westfield IX which was raced in clubman’s events at various circuits during the 1980s, and a huge (by British standards) Lincoln Continental Town Coupe which was made in the USA in 1979 and won its class at this year’s Leighton Hall Classic Vehicle Show.

The WCVG is a thriving group of car and bike enthusiasts who meet in The Shovel on the last Wednesday in every month.

Activities include evening or weekend road runs, group displays at various shows in the North West, and visiting speakers who give talks on their experiences in motoring or racing.

Membership is open to anyone who owns, or has an interest in, classic cars and/or bikes.

Currently, the group has 42 members from Warton and surrounding areas, with a total ownership of 65 vehicles in varying stages of restoration and roadworthiness. Contact Martin at for membership details. Or see the Warton website:

Dr Brian Jones is leading a walk around the ancient tracks, walls and kilns of Warton parish at 9am on this Sunday, September 22. This is a rare opportunity to visit places with no public access. Book places by emailing

Join woodland expert Roger Cartwright for a walk around the private woods of Hyning – 9.30am this Saturday, September 21. Book places by emailing

Look for people and houses in Warton and Lindeth from the 1841-1911 census returns for free during the Welcome to Warton exhibition at Archbishop Hutton School on Saturday, September 21, 10am–6pm, or Sunday 22nd, 10.15am–5.30pm. Many exhibits, short talks and guided walks during the weekend. Programmes available at Warton Post Office.

Music of the 60s and 70s by The Elderlies will be presented by Warton Crag WI in Warton Village Hall on Saturday, October 12, at 7.30pm. Tickets at £7.50 are available from Hilary on 01524 730533 or Jane on 01524 735772. Bring your own wine and nibbles. All proceeds to South Lakeland Mind.

Friday Fun Night at Archbishop Hutton’s Primary School will be held tomorrow, Friday, September 20, between 6pm and 9pm. Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painting, hot and cold refreshments and a tuck shop. Meet AllStars, Warton Warriors, LDA Dance School and Warton Cricket Club. Entry is free and everyone welcome. Further information available from Lindsey on 07766 708661 or


The Wray Flower, Produce and Craft Show was held on August 31. The show this year was very well subscribed and was a great success.

Exhibits in the vegetable section particularly were of outstanding quality.

Cup/shield winners – Bert Gott Cup (vegetables): David Kenyon; Treasurer’s Cup (produce): Diane Huntington; Cup (flower section): David Woodhouse; Cup (best entry in show): Chris Stafford; Elsie Travis Cup (crafts): Josephine Birch; Cup (children’s section, secondary): Mary Atkinson; Cup (children’s section, primary): Jo Woodhouse; Goulding Cup (produce): Sarah Gorst; Chris Wright Snr Shield (flower section): Ethel Gorst; Chairman’s Cup (Photographic section): John Parkinson; Cup (children’s, pre-school): Ffion Postlethwaite; Trophy (best kept garden): David Kenyon; Joseph Wright Cup (best hanging basket): Tony Nixon.


Michael Rothwell

Dr Brian Jones is leading a free interpretative walk on ancient trackways, walls and lime kilns of Yealand and Warton this Sunday, September 22, at 9am.

The route includes some sites not normally open to public access. To book places email or telephone 015395 63112.

Many other free landscape walks are taking place the same weekend as part of AONB Landscape Trust Meet the Villages series.

St John’s Church, Yealand Conyers, is holding its Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 29. There is a service in church at 9.15am when everyone is invited to bring harvest gifts which will be taken afterwards to the Lancaster and District Homeless Action Service.

This will be followed by harvest lunch in the village hall at noon for 12.30pm with a cold buffet lunch.

Tickets are available from PCC members, £3 for adults, £1.50 for children, or please telephone 01524 781274.