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Editors notes and issue contents for August 2017 issue of the Carrier Pigeon

Hello and welcome to the August issue of The Carrier Pigeon Magazine Hello and welcome to the Carrier Pigeon Magazine. This month,: Win 2 tickets to the Royal Lancashire Show see page 12 for more information, we have lots of community events, The Catenians are looking for new members, Green acre Honda showcase their new Civic type R, we have a Longridge Focus pages 42-55, and much more. Thank you to our readers and advertisiers for their continued support and please keep shopping locally. See you in September.

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Page: 18 Gardening Tips

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Social Salsa Dancing It’s not all sequins and fake tan. Social Salsa Dancing It’s not all sequins and fake tan. Ask the man, or woman, in the street what salsa dancing is and they will probably have an opinion based on what they see on Strictly Come Dancing. Glamorous, revealing clothing and fake tan for the ladies and see through shirts and Cuban heel shoes for the guys. They will tell you about the complicated and elaborate routines that take skill and precision to perform. They might also say that you need to be extremely fit and agile to take part. Is that an opinion that matches the reality of salsa dancing in your area?

How are they able to do this? They are simply putting into practice what they have learnt at weekly evening salsa classes which can be found in your area. These classes are very informal with the emphasis on enjoyment while you learn the steps. Slowly, you will gain confidence over a number of weeks and before you know it you are one of those people mentioned above: dancing the night away with an extended group of friends. If you would like to know more or learn more about salsa dancing call Julia on 07931 721697. We’d love to welcome you to our group.

Take away the bright lights, the crowd, Tess and Claudia and the celebrities and come with me to a local salsa event being held near Preston. One of several that take place every month in the North West area. What do we see there? Ordinary people in casual evening wear dancing with each other. The whole dance floor is busy with men and ladies dancing together. Everyone is smiling. The dancing continues right through the night and we see all kind of characters on the floor. Some very experienced and others who are comparative novices. Probably 120 people in total. All enjoying the music and each other’s company.

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We have over 13 years experience in providing accountancy and tax services and advice to small and medium sized businesses across Lancashire, Cumbria, Yorkshire & Cheshire. We provide all the normal services you would expect such as: Monthly & quarterly VAT, bookkeeping and payroll services; Annual accounts and tax returns for limited companies, sole traders, partnerships and individuals; Start-up advice, VAT and self-employment registrations; Restructuring and diversification advice including tax planning, budgeting, cashflows and help with finance and grant applications. However, what sets us apart from the rest is our specialism in rural businesses across the north west. We are market leading in providing the above services to not only farmers but other businesses in sectors such as equine, leisure and tourism which have a link to agriculture and the rural community across the North West. We are still growing fast but client service remains at the heart of our ambitions, with 90% of our new business coming from referrals made by existing clients who are happy with our service. Our growth looks like continuing as we have recently partnered up with software suppliers Sage and Quickbooks to offer the very best in tailor made accountancy packages to meet the specific needs of each of our clients. We offer monthly and quarterly packages which allow are clients to do varying amounts of work themselves from sending us a bag full of bank statements and invoices and letting us do the rest through to larger firms which have a dedicated accounts personel who inputs their data and we then use remote access to check the data and produce monthly management reports and VAT returns. With the immenent introduction of “Making Tax Digital” HMRC’s new digital reporting requirement, bookkeeping and preparation of returns is something that anyone in business will need to look at. Businesses, self employed and landlords no matter how large a scale are going to be required to make quarterly or more frequent digital returns to HMRC. This is going to start phasing in from April 2018.

Win 2 Adult Tickets to the Royal Lancashire Show Win 2 adult tickets to the Royal Lancashire show for 11th, 12th or 13th August. This annual event is held at Salesbury Hall, Ribchester. This is a great family day out, with lots to do from dog classes and agriculture classes to fun fair, food stalls, donkey rides and childrens entertainment. Competition entry: All you need to do is email us “Royal Lancs Show” with your name. The winner will picked at random by 7th August. Good Luck.

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An American guy was being driven down the prom at blackpool in a taxi, when he said to the driver, “hey buddy whats that” the driver said “ that’s the Norbreck hotel,” the yank replied, back “in the usa we got bigger prefabs,” just then a fire engine flew past doing 90 mph, the yank said “whats that buddy,” to which the taxi driver replied, “oh its just the local window cleaner late for work”. Two Eggs two eggs in a pan boiling away when 1 says to the other, “hell its warm in ere,” the other replied, “wait while you get out of ere they smash ure head in.” OXO Oxo were going to bring out a commemorative cube painted red white and blue in honour of the England football squad, but it was a laughing stock and it crumbled in the box. Job Interview Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human

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It was bank holiday Monday

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It was a bank holiday and we didn’t know what we wanted to do. So Her indoors said “I know let’s go to the pub, but just for a cake and a brew”. Now in my most manly voice I said to The One Who Is So Wise And Dear: “Do you think that I’ve come into a pub and drink coffee instead of beer?!” Now as you can imagine this went down a treat with She Who Must Be Obeyed. She said in her most aggravated voice “When your like this we should have at home stayed”. At this stage I should have realised that now I was in serious trouble. For the Her indoors said “if you think everything is alright I now am about to burst your bubble.” I knew that the time had come to get myself back in favour with the powerful one. So I went over to the bar and ordered two coffees, and a jam scone.

Er Indoors has gone gadding again, to Daughter’s for a day or two, Er sed” be on thi best behaviour I’m freetend what tha may do”. I towd her I could manage on my own whilst she was not on hand. Er said “don’t be fiddling with anything tha doesn’t understand”.

Her Indoors said for me to hang some wallpaper on downstairs loo. this is normally something that Her Indoors would choose to do. I was taken by surprise and I did wonder why she asked me at all For she had always said she loved the job of papering any wall.

We’ve just had a new television delivered, one of them smart TV. I hadn’t’ listened how to use the remote, I didn’t need to you see. I thought that I knew how to use the tele to watch Ant and Dec, I wish I hadn’t for I can’t view any programme not one can I select.

I decided to get stuck in strip thowd paper without making a mess, Thinking I was to be supervised did vastly increase my level of stress. When she came back from town after doing her weekly big shop, Her said “what the heck are you doing?”, then went into a right strop

When the time for her indoors to come home just as she planned. I know she will again explain just why from doing things I’m banned.

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Children’s Craft

Sweet Salsa You are invited to aClitheroe Musical Evening in St. The Associated Tuesday - St Michael and St Johns - Fulwood Tennis clubGarstang Road, Lawrence Church, Country Women of the Wednesday Thursday - Samlesbury war memorial hall Barton PR3 5DR at 7.30pm Friday 24th March featuring Blackpool Towers World From 8pm. resident organist John Bowler playing a mini Wurlitzer

Date: Until 27 January 2020 Every day Location: Clitheroe Castle Museum Time: 11:00 - 15:30 Table Top Sale: Cost: £0.50 April 8thtime? A magnet, a finger What Saturday, could it be this Barton Village Hall, puppet, a badge or something else, come and Barton. PR3 5JD find out. Museum admission applies 50p per 10 am until 2pm. craft Open – 4pmofLast Large 11 variety stalls.entry 3.30pm. Refreshments available. All Welcome.

Samlesbury March Play Memorial Hall

Recipe For Murder - a Thriller by J.D. Robins Whalebone David Lawson, a research scientist, is not Saturday September 2017 his wife a well man.30th His sister Beatie thinks Claire doesn’t take proper care of him and 7.30 pm visiting Kit Kelly begins to Shropsuspect With its journalist roots in the rolling South that Claire may be guiltysof moreis than just shire hills, Whalebone’ music infused negligence... Claire’s grandmother first with the landscape and the livesand that husband died in mysterious circumstances inhabit it. leaving her generous legacies: is it possible “Elemental expressively beautiful…” that David isforce… the next victim on her list? Folkwords Suspicions deepen as this fast-moving and often funny thriller to its Folk surprising Taking its cue frommoves the Celtic music Players Box Office: ofconclusion. the BritishGrimsargh Isles, interwoven with 07790 081536 strands of rock, Americana and Eastern http://www.prestonplayhouse.com/ European tradition, the trio’s music is recipeformurder.php impossible Ticket pricesto classify. Music that does not fit into a comfortable box, Wednesday: Adults £8, OAPs andeclecticism children £7 defined, a unique vibrant mix.£9 Thursday, Friday &and Saturday: Adults OAPs and children pick up a bargain or Tickets £10 adults,£8 £6tochildren two! Admission Licenced bar is FREE £10! Or why not just come and browse and pick up a bargain or Tickets from Cathy Evans 01254 813297 two!! Admission is FREE! or email info@samlesburymemorialhall. Wednesday 22nd, Saturday 25th March co.uk 2017 at The Preston Playhouse Market Street Preston

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Activities for all the family - from Sports - Tennis - Badminton - Bowls and junior soccer to Healthy Lifestyle Zumba Well drained & maintained full-size football pitch for hire in Bilsborrow, Preston. £40 per can match. Please contact Turner of Myerscough & Bilsborrow Rooms also be hired for Shaun Children’ s Parties - Discos - and meetings - with Parish Council to discuss Tel 07775098532 kitchen facilities available. 01254 249425

RIBCHESTER ART CLUB Garstang Patchwork Quilters

The Art Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Parish Centre, Stydd Lane, Ribchester Lancashire PR3 3YQ. We varied and interesting programme. Some meetings are given over to 21st,have 22nd,a 23rd April 2017 “practical” sessions where members along a piece work that they are curat The Village Hall, Bilsborrow PR3 0REbring (on the A6, north ofof Preston, Lancs) rently engaged on.Refreshments On these occasions you would be likely to see watercolours, oils, 10am to 4pm daily, available. pen and ink and creative embroidery. It helps to see what and how others do things, Admittance Adults £3, accompanied children under 16 years free. listen makefree suggestions and comments. meetings are more formal and Venueand has large car park and disabled accessSome throughout. given overShops to visiting artists whostands. come to demonstrate a particular technique or Local Quilt will have trading run a workshop. are always interesting and ustickets a chance to see and try Raffle Quilt ‘‘GeeseThese Lightning’’ and many other prizes, forgive raffle contact Secretary on 01253 Quilters Quarters things we854380, would or not normally do. Shop, Longridge, and see our website weebly.cominProceeds to C.R.Yto . Cardiac RiskRibchester in the Young. Ifgarstangpq. you are interested coming along see what Art Club is all about come along to our Annual Exhibition on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th August from 10.a.m. to 4.p.m. where we will present some of our latest art work, our craft stall, a raffle & refreshments. Contact E.Farnworth-07779410369’

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Ladies fashion andWalks Pop up Shop Stepping Out - Show Sunday Friday137th April 2017. open at2017 7pm, Date: August 2017Doors - 20 August show starts 7.30pm. Chipping and District Every week Memorial Hall, Garstang rd, Chipping, PR3 Location: Platform Gallery 2QH. Tickets: £5 includes a free glass of Time: 14:00Charity raffle: FABULOUS prizes wine/juice. Moderate Willtickets take up tomore nineto be won pace on thewalks. night!.For and please contact: tyinformation minutes. For further details contact Dian Marsden 01200 414484.07751570305/ Anne Barnes 07974 120871 Email chippingponyclub@gmail.com

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what’s on in your area

Find out what’s going on in and around your local area this month! Always contact the event organiser before setting off.

Huntleys, Huntleys Gate Farm, Mellor Brook & District Community Centre Camera Club Samlesbury.

The Blackburn and District Camera Club The Community Centre has been lovingly refurbished and extended making it meets every at 7:30 Monday night other the perfect venue for a variety of events such as private functions, children’s Circus Skills at Huntleys - Tues 6th August than bank holidays at the Canberra Club parties, conferences 10-5pm. This is Balderstone, a free event good forand all meetings. ages, Its offers excellent facilities including a fully Samlesbury Aerodrome, Nrin the courtyard, equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi and IT facilities. With excellent transport links, it’s BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE, BB2 7LF. plates, bring Juggling, Diablo, Spinning all along to the good old within the heart of the Ribble Valley. situated in a rural yet central location We hold a variety ofcircus events skills and activities fashioned day. Hire costs per hour: £12 Hall, £10 Committee Room, £10 Upstairs Room. through the Huntleys year including lectures, tutorials, Also Maze is open now. Regular groups held: Monday - Toddlers, Brownies, Pilates, Ukulele for competitions, practical nights and outside Tel 01772 872820 Beginners. Tuesday - Computer Club, Ancestry Club, Cheryl’s Dance School, visits. All photographers are welcome Women’s Institute, Yoga. Wednesday - Beavers, Whist, Crochet Workshop. www.huntleys.co.uk regardless of experience and we offer help Thursday - Thursday Club, Ancestry Club, Somatics. Friday – Cheryl’s Dance and assistance to beginners and people School. Saturday – Cheryl’s Dance School, Elizabeth Harrison Sequence struggling with their cameras or who simply Dancing. want to take better pictures at our Camera Saturday 11th March - Fiddle Day. Clinic on the first Monday of each month. Tuesday 21st March 7.30pm – Charity Music Night in support of We have a website for more information St Catherine’s Hospice. £5 entrance fee. No advance booking required. www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk and a Wednesday March 10am Saturday 12th August, 2-4pm Grimsargh Flower29th Produce and – 12noon - Crochet Workshop. Facebook Group www.facebook.com/ Sunday 4th April 7.00pm – Film Club. Check out the website: Handicraft Show groups/412484715456784 www.mellorbrook.org, Facebook and Twitter @MellorBrook for news and forthcoming events. Tel: 07436 271153, Email: rachael@mellorbrook.org. The charming annual event, where all the talents from Grimsargh and the surrounding area are put on display. There are categories in plants, floral art, fruit & veg, produce, handicraft and a kids section. Event: “TABLE TOP SALE” Date: Saturday Sun Mar 26th 2017 and Sunday 19th August 9am-30th 1pm - Farmers’ Market April 2017 Location: Whalley Village Hall market, with the usual great selection of meats, Time: Our 10:00monthly (Free entry) cheeses, pies, cakes,Honey jams,oncrafts, plants and lots more. Alongside Sellers: £10 a table – Contact the ever-popular market cafe, where the ovely lasses will serve 01254is822350. If you you are downsizing or considering scrumptious breakfast barms, home-made soups, toasties, a ruthless clear out then whyof nottea.....and earn fresh coffee, mugs all with a a smile... yourself some extra cash by bringing your unwanted items to Whalley Village Hall. On Wednesday 6th September 2017 7.30pm - Gardening Club the last Sunday of each month we organize a Table Top Sale to help you sell genuine, entitled “The Beauty of Shrubs and Trees” by Jack Swan of qualityTalk household & collectable items and Congleton, Cheshire. very often Vintage clothes! No traders selling, or junk or broken rubbish. To avoid 1st Saturday of the month at the Ribchester sports and social club - indoor disappointment please book list youroftable now Jack is on the RHS Speakers. He trained at the and out doors fromRoyal 10am tillBotanic 2pm. Selling a wide range of items from wooden for only £10! Or why not come and snacks, hand made cards, wines from around the world, hot food, Gardens, Edinburgh andbrowse maintainedtoys, theAsian Arboretum at Jodrell to pick up a bargain or two! Admission is pies and much more. Bank for 23 years. FREE! £10! Or why not just come and Free parking. Find out more on Facebook, under browse and pick up a bargain or two!! Ribchester Farmers Market. Admission is FREE!

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St Marys Centre Royal Lancashire Show Patrons Concert Mon - Toddlers Group (term time only) 9.15am-11.15am Royal Lancashire 11th, 12th or August. Mon13th - Ladies Badminton 1pm-2.30pm The Longridge Band presents show “A Mon - Little 4-6pm Thisspecial” annual event isCivic heldHall, at Salesbury Hall,Voices Ribchester. springtime at Longridge - Line 10.30am-11.30am Sat 18th March at 7.30pm. This is acommencing great family day out, withFri lots to dancing do from dog classes Marys Centre, Church Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2DG Licenced Tickets £9.00.classes Available to at: fun fair, St andbar. agriculture food stalls, donkey rides Tel 01200 425522 Longridge Post Office, Ribble Valley and childrens entertainment. Tyres, Longridge Conservatory Club and also on door. Accompanied children under 12, free. www.thecarrierpigeon.co.uk

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CameraClub Club Camera The Blackburn and District Camera Club meets every at 7:30 Monday night other than bank holidays at the Canberra Club Samlesbury Aerodrome, Balderstone, Nr BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE, BB2 7LF. We hold a variety of events and activities through the year including lectures, tutorials, competitions, practical nights and outside visits. All photographers are welcome regardless of experience and we offer help and assistance to beginners and people struggling with their cameras or who simply want to take better pictures at our Camera Clinic on the first Monday of each month. We have a website for more information www.blackburncameraclub.co.uk and a Facebook Group www.facebook.com/ groups/412484715456784

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Event: “TABLE SALE” Event: “TABLETOP TOP SALE” Date: Sun Sun Mar Date: Aug26th 27th2017 2017and Sunday 30th April 2017 Location: Whalley Village Hall Location: Whalley Village Hall Time: 09:00(Free (Free entry) Time: 10:00 entry) Sellers: table––Contact ContactHoney Honey Sellers: £10 £10 aa table onon 01254 822350. 01254 822350. IfIfyou or considering youare aredownsizing downsizing or considering ruthless clear out then why notnot earnearn a ruthless clear out then why yourself some extra cash by by bringing your yourself some extra cash bringing unwanted items toitems Whalley Village Hall. On your unwanted to Whalley the last Sunday of each month we organize Village Hall.Sale Ontothe last Sunday of a Table Top help you sell genuine, each we organize a Table qualitymonth household & collectable itemsTop and Sale to help you sell genuine, quality very often Vintage clothes! No traders household & or collectable itemsTo and selling, or junk broken rubbish. avoid disappointment please book your table now very often Vintage clothes! No traders for only or £10!junk Or why not come and browse selling, or broken rubbish. To to pickdisappointment up a bargain or two! Admission avoid please book is FREE! £10! Or why not just come and your table now for only £10! Or why not browse and pick up a bargain or two!! come and is browse Admission FREE! to pick up a bargain or two! Admission is FREE!

Pitch for Hire Patrons Concert Well drained &Band maintained The Longridge presentsfull “ A size football pitch for hire in Bilsborrow, springtime special” at Longridge Civic Hall, Preston. £40 per match. Please contact Sat 18th March commencing at 7.30pm. Licenced bar. Tickets £9.00. Available at: Shaun Turner of Myerscough & BilsLongridge PostCouncil Office, Ribble ValleyTel borrow Parish to discuss Tyres, Longridge Conservatory Club and 07775098532 also on door. Accompanied children under 12, free.

Mellor CentreCentre Mellor Brook Brook &Community District Community

Whalley Road, Mellor Brook, BB2 7PR TheCommunity Community Centre has been lovingly refurbished and extended making making it The Centre has been lovingly refurbished and extended it the the perfect venue a variety eventssuch such as as private private functions, children’ s s parties, conferperfect venue for for a variety ofofevents functions, children’ parties, conferences meetings. Its offers excellentincluding facilities including a fully ences and meetings.and It offers excellent facilities a fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi equipped kitchen,With Wi-Fiexcellent and IT facilities. With excellent it’s yet central location and IT facilities. transport links, it’stransport situated links, in a rural situated in a rural yet central location within the heart of the Ribble Valley. within the per heart of the Ribble Hire costs hour: £12 Hall, £10Valley. Committee Room, £10 Upstairs Room. Hire costs per hour: Hall, -£10 Committee Room, £10 Upstairs Regular groups held: £12 Monday Toddlers, Brownies, Pilates, Ukulele for Room. Regular groups held: Monday – Toddlers (term Brownies (term time), Pilates, UkuBeginners. Tuesday - Computer Club, Ancestry Club,time), Cheryl’ s Dance School, lele for Beginners time). Tuesday - Computer Club (term time), Ancestry Club (term Women’ s Institute, (term Yoga. Wednesday - Beavers, Whist, Crochet Workshop. Thursday - Thursday Ancestry Somatics. Friday – Cheryl’ s Dance time), Cheryl’ s DanceClub, School (termClub, time), Women’ s Institute, Yoga. Wednesday – Beavers School. Saturday – Cheryl’ s Dance School, Elizabeth Harrison Sequence (term time), Whist, Crochet Workshop. Thursday - Thursday Club, Ancestry Club (term Dancing. time), Somatics. Friday – Cheryl’s Dance School (term time). Saturday – Cheryl’s Dance Saturday 11th March - Fiddle Day. School (term Harrison Sequence Dancing. Tuesday 21st time), March Elizabeth 7.30pm – Charity Music Night in support of Film Club will return on 24th September St Catherine’2017. s Hospice. £5 entrance fee. No advance booking required. Wednesday 10th August 7.30pm - Annual General Meeting. Wednesday 29th March 10am – 12noon - Crochet Workshop. We have4th office accommodation available very competitive rates. Please conSunday April 7.00pm – Film Club. Check to outrent the at website: www.mellorbrook.org, Facebook Twitter news and tact Rachael for further details.and Check out@MellorBrook the website for www.mellorbrook.org, Facebook forthcoming events. Tel: 07436 rachael@mellorbrook.org. and Twitter @MellorBrook for271153, newsEmail: and forthcoming events. Tel: 07436 271153, Email: rachael@mellorbrook.org.

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Date: 26 August 2017 1st Saturday of Grand, the month at the Ribchester sports and social club - indoor Location: The Clitheroe and out doors from 10am till 2pm. Selling a wide range of items from wooden Time: 19:00 toys, Asian snacks, hand made cards, wines from around the world, hot food, Cost: £12 adv pies and much more. For further information andon toFacebook, book telephone Free parking. Find out more under 01200 421599. Ribchester Farmers Market.

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Local Baby Groups Dunsop Bridge Playgroup meets on Wednesdays from 1.30 - 3.30pm in the Village Hall (Trough Road). Cost £2.50, term time only, everyone welcome.

Whalley Little Fishes - Whalley Methodist Church Hall, King Street, Whalley, Lancashire, BB7 9SN. Every Tuesday (term time) 9.15am to 11am. Everyone welcome from birth to pre-school. £1.50 per family for parents, grandparents and carers of under 5s Mellor Brook Toddlers Mondays (term time) 9.45am-11.45am, Main Hall. Waddington Waddlers - Our baby and toddler group meet on Fridays (term time only) 10 -11:30am in the schoolroom at Waddington Methodist

Clitheroe Trinity Tots - our baby and toddler group meets on Thursdays (term time) from 9.15am to 11am in the hall at Trinity Methodist Church. Entry £1.50 per family for parents, grandparents and carers of under 5s.

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Whalley & District Lions Clean Up Date:s 29 July 2017 - 26 August 2017

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Clitheroe Little fishes is a parent and toddler group that meets within St James Church during term time on a Monday afternoon 1.30pm-3pm Goosnargh Village Hall Ducklings Baby & Toddler Group: Monday and Friday mornings. The Village Hall holds twice weekly groups; which are very popular with young mums [and dads!] Mellor Talking tots - Every Tuesday 10.30am Mellor Village Hall - from 12th

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Whitechapel Toddler Group meets on a Wednesday morning between 9am-11am in Whitechapel Village Hall, £1 per family, term time only, everyone welcome. Please call 01995 641132 for more information. The next Stay & Play session will be held on Tuesday 26th September 9am-10am, we would like to invite parents and children to come along and make gingerbread men with us. Please call 01995 641132 for more information.

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Longridge Feature

*Photography by Steven Spall Photography

Create Longridge 2017 Create Longridge 2017 attracted artists

from all over the North West; Cumbria in the North, Manchester in the South, Liverpool in the West and Wakefield in the East. Artists had 10 hours to create brand new, original artwork from scratch within a 3 mile radius of Longridge town centre. There were no restrictions on what the artists could paint; Create Longridge is for all the artistic talents, that’s what makes it such fun.

A total of 75 paintings created on the day were submitted for judging by 6pm. The judges, who included Tracy Levine last year’s winner, were unanimous in awarding Ribble Valley artist Steve Rostron first prize. Steve won £2,000 and the prize was sponsored by DST Group Limited from Morecambe. Liam Dickinson came second and Colin Binns was third. Local businesses Singletons Dairy and Hoppy Days Micropub sponsored second and third prizes respectively. “It was a fabulous day of creative endeavour,” said Alistair Sheret, one of the Create team. “The artists

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were truly magnificent and produced work of the highest standard. The judges had an unenviable task. I would like to thank those businesses which sponsored the event and the wonderful Create team who contributed so much to the day’s proceedings. Steve is a truly talented and worthy winner.” As well as the painting competition, Create Longridge day included children’s art classes, willow sculpting, fused glass making, a collaborative textile event and a sketching competition to win a guitar and six months’ tuition.

The Create team has received fantastic feedback from visitors to the event and businesses in Longridge. One sponsor reported takings higher than on Christmas Eve and many new potential customers were introduced to the town’s shops, cafes and bars. One visitor said that Create Longridge was the only reason he and his wife had ever come to the town and they will definitely be making many return visits.

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Longridge Feature

A last Rummage in my Memory Box. By Peter Dewhurst

One of my early memories, is a toddler living in Longridge. I am sat on tricycle outside our house with curly hair and wearing a green jumpsuit. Another embarrassing photo is of me and my siblings arranged on the front step of our terraced house,looking like ragamuffins.(that will never see the light of day again) One of the most enjoyable things we did as a family was in autumn when we collected blackberries, for pie making, bottling to store over winter, and for Dad to make our family favourite blackberry jam. In those days free time was sometimes spent walking through the paths in the fields around Longridge, Chipping, Ribchester and district. I could bore you with details of the routes we walked back then, many are still in use today, although I think some of the public footpaths across the fields now may be lost in time. I am so glad that I had the chance to walk the paths with my daughter which I was introduced to by my father, also passing on a love of scrambling for blackberries. From a very early age we were introduced to the fantastic game of POOH STICKS, usually on a bridge over a small stream down Dilworth Bottoms. This was a good place for you could follow your chosen twig downstream and over the ford before it vanished from sight. Even now after many years have passed, I with my own family can still be seen playing Pooh sticks wherever we find a stream and a bridge.(You can never be too Old). Some weekends in summer, my sister, Dad, and I could be found on our bikes. (Mum had more sense!), Sometimes riding the local roads, other times heading for Knott End, or Fleetwood if we fancied a long ride. Our bikes only had three gears not like the multi geared bikes of today. If the hill was too steep to ride up you just had to get off the bike and walk. Most Saturday afternoons would find us shopping in the old outdoor Blackburn market searching for the end of the days bargains. (This was because the stallholders needed to sell the foods that would not keep until the next market day on the following Wednesday). You could always count on a bargain. This was vital for we had very little money at this time. Like many families in the fifties the clothes washing was done on a Monday, as it was in past generations in “Washhouse” which was a shed in the yard with a gas boiler, dolly tub, posser, and mangle. (That will confuse the younger ones) ask Mr Google. There was no television in our house when we were young, so we used to go to various relatives houses if there was a pro-

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gramme we wanted to watch. Dad always said, “Colour telly is on the way so I won’t be buying a black and white one”. “We did not have a car so on occasions, my Uncle who had transport would take us out for a ride, in his car. (This was a Hearse at one time; he like Dad was a painter and decorator, so the hearse was good for carrying ladders, paint cans and numerous young children.) Like many families back then we didn’t not have the luxury of central heating, relying instead on a Rayburn wood and coke burner in the kitchen. With only that and a single gas fire in the front room. bedtime saw us wrapped up in a Army or Air force greatcoat. (The only duvet with sleeves.) Here we go, you didn’t think you would get away without a food memory? Dad wanted to be a baker, not a painter and decorator so he liked to bake whenever he had the chance. One memory in particular is when he made brandy snaps. When they’d baked, Dad would quickly put them over a broom handle positioned between two chairs in the kitchen, to achieve the required shape. We would try to eat them straight from the oven if we dared. We would also eat bread the same way just out of the oven smothered with butter. I count myself lucky to have had my childhood in the fifties, before computers, mobile phones, X Boxes and the demands of modern life changed the way young people have to grow to adulthood now. This was the last Rummage in my memory box.(Thanks for traveling back with me.)

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MG Legal Solicitors Come and see us – our clients think

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Desire Handbags Desire is a small company based seven miles north of Preston Lancashire in the small market town of Longridge. We love handbags and supply ladies with the latest fashion bags and accessories. The name Desire was born out of

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Mobi Village Broken screen on your iPhone / iPad or any other mobile phone or tablet or laptop, contact Mobi Village. They will be more then happy to help you. Sarah Mclean Beautiful Maternity, ​Newborn Baby and Children’s Photography Studio Let Sarah captures your memories at our Boutique Baby & Family Photography Studio Specialising in Newborn Baby Portraiture, Bespoke Wall Art and Beautiful Heirloom Albums Florence Florence Eco Chic Boutique is a dress agency (re-

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