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Winter Newslink Full of events for you to enjoy 01204 460989 northernlink@sky.com www.northernlink.co.uk NORTHERN LINK THE OFFICE GLENGARRY CHORLEY OLD ROAD HORWICH BOLTON BL6 6AU


Hi Everyone

Brilliant new venue – THE VILLAGE ON THE GREEN, that I hope will become a regular Friday night party venue outside its a civic hall but inside its THE PERFECT VENUE. Also in this issue the Link Christmas and New Year parties, plus livebands/acts to keep you entertained in the cold winter months.Meanwhile To keep the Link moving forward and to keep it competitive in this tough market place I will be bringing in thefollowing changes over the next 6 months or so. Newslink will cease to exist in its current printed format, it will be available to down load as a pdf or as a vitual magazine on line. Weekly update emails will be sent out as they are currently – so please make sure we have yourup to date email addresses. Additionally each week you will receive a text alert informing you of the events thatweekend including the walks , so please ensure we have your mobile phone numbers. There will always be paperlistings of events available to pick up at the weekend venues and pub nights. For current members - Memberships will be available as a quarterly £11 direct debit for which you will receive yourʻeʼ membership card by email the same day or by £40 cash/card transactions at events where you will be issuedwith your membership card or by card transaction over the phone the office. Cheques will not be accepted at theLink after the 1st of March 2014. The membership cards will be dated and will change colour every six months, you may exchange your ʻeʼ card for a plastic one at any of the weekend events or pub night. New members will only have the £11 per quarter by Direct Debit option from March 1st 2014.Invoices will no longer be posted out, you will receive a text alert and/or email to remind you that your membershiphas expired. All these changes will take time to introduce and will be done gradually.

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The weekender looks set to takeplace on the weekend of the 30th May at the Prince of Wales HotelSouthport….. confirmation and more details to follow. Keep checkingon line for updates. See you out there Karen


WINTER REGULAR EVENTS EVERY TUESDSAY STRICTLY DANCING LESSONS – Chorley Masonic (Cunliffe Hall) PR7 2BE 8 week beginners courses starts Wednesday 6th November and 14th January Beginners 7.30- 8.15pm followed by more advanced lesson 8.15-9.00pm with a social dance afterwards. Come and have a go – loads of fun – meet loads of new people and get fit. Members £6 Guests £7 Social only £3 and £3.50. EVERY TUESDAY 12 NOON - TEN PIN BOWLING AT MEGABOWL PARK 66, PILSWORTH, JCT 3 M66. Optional drink/meal afterwards Contact Eamonn 07904265877 or Duffey5@aol.com SECOND TUESDAY - LANCASTER PUB NIGHT Monthly pub night at the Greyhound at Halton. Hosted by link members Jane 01524 60046 and Pauline Pauline Dennison 01524 298030. Sure to be a warm welcome, further activities organised here for members in the Lancaster/Morecambe area 8.00 to 11.00pm with a quiz at 8.30 for those who want to join in. EVERY WEDNESDAY - CHORLEY PUB NIGHT Pub Night at the Hoghton Arms,Blackburn Road Withnell PR6 8BL We have our own area of the pub to the left of the bar, a warm welcome awaits you from our Hostess Lynne 07968985873 or 01200 444576 - a great way to get to know some new people 9.00 - 11.00 Free to members ALTERNATE WEDNESDAYS Mixed indoor sports - all abilities welcome. Basketball, Hockey, 5 - a - side loads of fun and get fit!!!. Contact Graham Dugdale on 01204 571519 6.45 - 9.45 please ring to check this months dates 1ST AND 3RDFRIDAY - PITCH AND PUTT AT HEATON 1st and 3rd Friday of every month. Fancy a go at Golf? then come along to Golf at Heaton (jct19M60) Experienced and beginners welcome. Sociable afternoon the round takes about an hour and a half. Clubs available for hire at £5.00 refunded. TEE OFF 10.30 am SHARP - Give Eamonn a ring on 07904265877 or duffye5@aol.com for more info EVERY FRIDAY - BADMINTON Badminton at Haslingen Sports Centre, Helmshore Road, Haslingden. All abilities welcome come and have some fun and get fit. 8.00 - 10.00 Call Maureen on 0161 280 6245 EVERY SATURDAY BADMINTON at Penwortham Leisure Centre. Optional drink afterwards 2.00 - 4.00pm Information: Tim King 01772 742816 HORSE RIDING NEW!!!! EVERY SUNDAY Horse Riding Lessons with Margery (Link Member) at her riding school "Earnsdale Farm Riding School" Every Sunday at 12.30pm Beginners lesson. More experienced riders welcome - Hats Provided - optional meeet up in the Pub afterwards. Discounted rate for Link Members £20 (normally £22) Please contact Margery 01254 702647 or margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH - NEW MEMBERS EVENING Followed by our regular Wed pub night. New Members evening at the Hoghton Arms, Withnell Chorley PR6 8BL at 8.30pm. Come along and find out what the Link is all about, meet other new members. Everyone is met on arrival. Most people are anxious and a little nervous, so we do our best to put you at your ease. Join in the regular pub night later if you like. For further information and to book a place (not compulsory you can just turn up ) contact Karen 01204 460989 northernlink@sky.com THIS MONTHS DATES 27TH NOVEMBER SORRY NO NEW MEMBERS IN DECEMBER, WEDNESDAY 29TH JANUARY WEDNESDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 3


November Events FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER NEW VENUE!!!! HALLOWEEN PARTY NIGHT What a surprise - outside it looks like a civic hall inside IT’S THE PERFECT VENUE, THE VILLAGE ON THE GREEN , WOOD ROAD. ASPULL, WIGAN, UK, WN2 1PJ Get out those spooky outfits, its the Link's Halloween night at the Village on the Green Prize for the best outfit. Dance the night away with Superb sounds & video screens Members £6 Guests £7.50 8.30 - 12.30 SATURDAY 8TH NOVEMBER STRICTLY DANCING - CHORLEY TOWN HALL Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you another superb night of dancing at Chorley Town Hall. 8.30 - 11.30 Members £5.50 Rexdancers £6.50 Guests £7.50 THURSDAY 14TH NOV: EATING OUT - CARTFORD INN, LITTLE ECCLESTON 7.30 for 8pm The Cartford Inn. A 17 century coaching inn on the banks of the river Wyre. Just really good, unpretentious modern pub food, sourced locally where possible, including the vegetarian options. Frequented by farmers, so it must be ok! Main courses from £9.95 to £14.95. For their menu, see www.thecartfordinn.co.uk. The Cartford Inn; Cartford Lane; Little Eccleston; Near Preston; PR3 0YP. Just 15 minutes from the M6/M55 junction SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER PARTY NIGHT Egerton House Hotel, Blackburn Rd Bolton, Lancashire BL7 9PL Just simply stunning!!! Dance the night away or relax in the comfy cosy bar SPECIAL OFFER DRINKS PROMOTION 8.30 - 12.30 Members £7 Guests £8 FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER PARTY NIGHT - Leyland Golf Club PR25 5UD Party night at this beautiful upmarket venue, enjoy the best sounds around. 8.30 - 12.30 Members £6 Guests £7.50 SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER STRICTLY DANCING - Longfield Suite Link & Rexdancers @ the Longfield Suite M25 1AY. Northern Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you a superb night of Modern Sequence and Ballroom French Jive and Latin dancing at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Over 200 dancers regularly attend. Dance the night away with Dj Rex 8.30 - 12.00 Members £5 Rexdancers £6 Guests £7 4


CULTURE VULTURES november events Please book at least 2 weeks ahead of the event unless indicated otherwise. Once you have asked for a ticket you must pay for it, as we cannot get refunds from theatres, etc. We cannot accept provisional bookings. Ticket prices are approximate and may be subject to booking fees applied by the venue. We add a nominal £1 to cover our costs

Sunday 3rd

CONCERT: The Armed Man - a Mass for Peace Bridgewater Hall, Manchester The very popular modern composer Karl Jenkins conducts a concert of his own work including Passacaglia, Palladio and the Armed Man. Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Sold out - returns only Eat at Felicinis, Oxford Road 1pm for 3pm concert

Friday 8th

OPERA: Midsummer Nights Dream Opera North, Lowry Manchester Oberon, the fairy king and Tytania, his queen are locked in a conflict which spills over into the human world. Shakespeare’s witty words and Britten’s mesmerising music come together in this colourful and vibrant production where costumes and music are equally sparkling. 4 stars from The Times and The independent Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets around £35-40 Meal to be advised

Sunday 10th

FILM: Summer in February Empire Cinema, Chorley A complex and moving love triangle emerges from within a group of bohemian artists living and working together in Cornwall, under the approaching shadow of the Great War. Starring Dan Stevens, Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning Book with Gordon 01772 510186 or 07960 014951 gordonjbenson@gmail.com Meal at Wetherspoons 6pm for 7.30 film Film ticket £4

Sunday 24th

FILM: The World’s End Empire Cinema, Chorley Five friends reunite after 20 years to restage an epic pub crawl around the town they grew up in. But things have changed since they left, and as they try to reconcile the past and the present they soon find themselves fighting for the future of humankind. Starring Simon Pegg, Eddie Marson, Martin Freeman Book with Gordon 01772 510186 or 07960 014951 gordonjbenson@gmail.com Meal at Wetherspoons 6pm for 7.30 film Film ticket £4

Wednesday 27th

MUSICAL: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Royal Exchange Manchester Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, it is a razor sharp tale of vengeance and true love - featuring some of the finest music ever written for the theatre. Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com by 30th October Tickets £28 approx Eat at Tampopo, 6pm for 7.30 5


The times given for walks are the time that the walk will commence. Please try to arrive there a bit earlier so that you are ready to leave at that time. It will not be possible to delay the start of the walk for more than a few minutes. Drinks will be required on all walks, and a packed lunch unless specifically stated in the Programme affiliated to

Sunday 3 November Time: 11.00am

NOVEMBER WALKER’S WORLD Moderate 7.5 mile walk - Healey Nab & White Coppice Walk Leader Name: Bob & Meryl Tel no: 01254 777022 mobile on the day 07787 514687. Email address: Walk Title: Healey Nab & White Coppice Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 7.5 miles Location: Anglezarke Details of Walk : All day walk: Anglezarke Reservoir, Healey Nab, White Coppice, 500 ft. total ascent. Dogs on short leads. Pub afterwards. Directions: Start: Anglezarke P&D car park £1.50 (sorry no toilets). From M61 junction 6 take the A6027 towards Horwich. Left on A673 for about 3 miles through Horwich. Turn right onto the minor road immediately after the Millstone Pub. In just over a mile turn right (SP Anglezarke) just before bridge over Motorway. Keep right past the Yew Tree Inn and over the reservoir embankment. Keep left at next junction and the car park entrance is on the left at a sharp RH bend. NGR SD620160 (N53 38ʼ 22” W2 34ʼ 32”) Explorer map 287.

Moderate 8 miles Mereclough Nov 10th Time: 10-30 Walk Leader Name: Alan Dane Tel no: 01282 618001 Email address: alaninpendle@ntlworld.com Walk Title: Mereclough Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8 mile Location: Merclough near Burnley Details of Walk : Start 10-30am A moderate walk of 8 miles, Hurstwood, Hurstwood Res, Slipper Hill, Swinden Water, Rowley and Townley Park. Directions: Meet at Merclough From Cliviger Village take Red Lees road towards Burnley. Park on the road between the Kettledrum pub and Ninos Co ordinates N53-46-16 W02-11-35 NGR 874306 Post code BB10 4RG Leader Alan Dane mobile 07903274635 Seargent Man - 8 miles Strenuous 17th Nov Time: 10:30 Walk Leader Name: Roy Tel no: 01254 395021 Email address: Walk Title: Sergeant Man Grade of Walk: Strenuous Length: 8 miles Location: Lake District Details of Walk : Strenuous Lake District Mountain walk through the Langdale Pikes, the most iconic fells of the Lake District. 8 miles, 2,500 feet of ascent. Pub call afterwards. Directions: Meet on New Dungeon Ghyll car park in Great Langdale. A593 from Ambleside towards Coniston but forking right onto B5343 at Skelwith Bridge. Just after New Hotel large car park in trees on right. NGR NY295064, (N54°26'53” W3°05'24”), accurate SatNav post code LA22 9JU.

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Sunday 24th Wray & Roeburndale Moderate 8 Miles November Walk Leader Name: Graham Thomas Time: 11.00 Tel no: 07980772346 Email address: pomarine@talktalk.net Walk Title: Wray & Roeburndale Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8 Miles Location: Bridge House Tearooms. Wray Details of Walk : A walk down the beautiful wooded valley of Roeburndale Directions: From M6 Junc 34 go east sp Kirkby Lonsdale. At Hornby follow signs for Wray. The Tearooms are at Wray Bridge. SD606675 Saturday 30th November 2013 Time: 11:00 am

Pendle's Witch Country - 8.5 mile easy to moderate walk Walk Leader Name: Alan Windebank Tel no: 07748 792281 Email address: Walk Title: Pendle's Witch Country Grade of Walk: Easy to Moderate Length: 8 1/2 miles Location: Barley car park and picnic site Details of Walk : A walk through Lancashire's Witch Country starting with a short section of the Pendle Way before heading over to Barrowford for some refreshments and a look round the heritage centre. You then rejoin the famous Witches Trail along a delightful section of Pendle Water, returning to Barley for afternoon tea or a pint via Brown Hill and the Black Moss reservoirs. Directions: From M65 J8 take the A6068 towards Clitheroe and stay on A6068 for about 5 miles to turn left into St Annes Way (sign posted Barley Picnic site). Then 2nd left into Noggarth Road. Then look out for and follow the brown picnic site and Barley signs for 2½ miles to Barley car park (donation fee payable) NGR: SD 823 403

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WALKERS PAGE Winter 2013

For New Members and Guests we have a special little booklet of hints and advice on how to make the most of Link walking, just contact the office, or the walks co-ordinator or ask a walk leader for a FREE copy. Guests will be allowed on a couple of walks but after that they are expected to join Northern Link to continue to enjoy the walks.

Sharing transport to Walks: Car sharing helps protect the environment and reduces your travel costs, so if you are able to offer, or wish to share lifts to walks, please contact the Walks Co-ordinators or a Walk Leader and give your contact details, and details of the walks you are interested in.

New Walk Leaders are always needed so if you have a favourite route that you would like to introduce to other Link walkers just let the walk coordinator know. He will gladly help you find your feet as a leader and if you can lead 4 or more walks in a year, you can become a VIP member with FREE membership and FREE entry to discos and dances on your next renewal!

Your Walk Coordinators are

Peter Tomlinson & Julia Storey Contact phone & email Pete 07973272097 Julia 07766911436 walking@northernlink.co.uk Website www.northernlink.co.uk click on walking (Walk

details, regular up-dates, walkreportsand other information).

Grading for Walks Bird Watch - These are not walks as such, a pair of binoculars is essential and dogs are NOT allowed. Easy - Means easy paths hardly any hills or stiles. Easy to Moderate - Means rougher paths and some low hills and stiles will be encountered. Moderate - Invariably means hilly. With rougher paths and fields. Moderate to Strenuous - Higher hills with rougher terrain some scrambling, rocks and a lot of stiles may be encountered. Strenuous - Very steep or rough terrain including high mountains.

Be Safe, Be Considerate And Respect The Countryside • Keep to the paths across fields/farmland and avoid trampling down the grass or crops you pass through. • When on roads without a footpath, stay in single file and keep to the right-hand side except when approaching right hand bends where you should cross over to the left, returning to the right hand side after the bend. • You will always need waterproofs and extra warm clothing, especially on the more strenuous walks as conditions can change very quickly on the fells. • When parking please park as close to other Link walkers as possible so as not to inconvenience other user of the car park. • Always take your litter home or place it in a proper waste bin, even apple cores and banana skins can take up to 2 years to decompose and attract rats and other rodents who spread serious diseases. Whenever you venture into the countryside please remember:

Don’t drop it bin it! D O G S O N WA L K S There are some walks that dogs will not be allowed on due to Access restrictions. When dogs are allowed on walks they must be kept on a lead at all times. Check the details in the programme, or phone the walk leader for confirmation

MEMBERS ENTER INTO ANY ACTIVITY AT THEIR OWN RISK Northern Link or any event organiser cannot take any responsibility for any loss or damage howsoever caused including personal injury. 8


December Events FRIDAY DEC 6TH: EATING OUT - THE CLOG AND BILLYCOCK 7.30 FOR 8PM This well known & highly regarded pub, one of the Ribble Valley Inns/Northcote group, is also often seen as one of their more relaxed places to eat. Award winning food in a traditional pub with log fires. Join us for this Link Christmas meal! (But you don’t have to eat turkey!). See www.theclogandbillycock.com. The Clog and Billycock; Billinge End Road; Pleasington; Blackburn; BB2 6QB. 12 minutes from Junction 31, M6/A59. WEDNESDAY 11 DEC - 7PM. CHRISTMAS MEAL AT THE HOGHTON ARMS £9.99 for two courses and £11.99 for three courses. Taking orders from Wed 13 November Please pay Lynne the Link Pub NIght Hostess when ordering your choice SAT 14TH DECEMBER IT'S NEARLY CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT - Regent Park Golf Club BL6 4AF Get in the mood for Christmas with the Link - your usual sounds with a sprinkling of festive tunes Christmas Party Night @ Regent Park Golf Club, Lostock BL6 4AF. Modern and chic pavillion venue stunning view across the course, large dancefloor and great drinks prices. 8.30 - 12.15 Members £6 Guests £7.50 SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER STRICTLY DANCING CHRISTMAS PARTY - CHORLEY TOWN HALL Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you another superb night of dancing at Chorley Town Hall. Crackers, Nuts and nibbles and Rex at his festive best!! 8.30 - 11.30 Members £6.00 Rexdancers £7.00 Guests £8.00 SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER FESTIVE FUN- THE LINKS CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE CANBERRA CLUB SALMLESBURY AERODROME BB2 7LF Brilliant party night with more than a touch of soul.....Rambunkshas live on stage at 10.00pm - 7 piece soul and motown band Great atmosphere, great music from our resident DJ plus nuts, nibbles, chocolates, mince pies, crackers & spot prizes Members E Tickets £10.00 available via email or order on line - from 1st November On the door £11.00 Guests: £12.00 8.30 - 12.30 THURSDAY 26TH DECEMBER BOXING NIGHT BALL AT THE LONGFIELD SUITE Link & Rexdancers @ the Longfield Suite M25 1AY. Northern Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you a superb night of Modern Sequence and Ballroom French Jive and Latin dancing at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Over 200 dancers regularly attend. Dance the night away with a festive Dj Rex Prizes, Crackers and Table Snax 8.30 - 12.00 Members £6 Rexdancers £7 Guests £8 9


December Events 31ST DECEMBER LINKS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY NIGHT Come and join the Party at the Hoghton Arms, Withnell, Chorley Great music and great atmosphere, dancefloor especially hired so you can dance your way into 2014. Buffet served around 9.30pm plus usual party hats blowers and spot prizes E Tickets on Sale from the 1st November, by email or on line Members E Tickets £13.50 Guest or members on the door £15.00 Accommodation available just one junction up on the motorway Travelodge Blackburn M65 Hotel Junction 4 M65 Motorway Darwen Motorway Service Area, Darwen. Lancashire, BB3 0AT Tel: 0871 984 6122 CURRENTLY THE RATES ARE £45 PER ROOM - SINGE, DOUBLE, TWIN OR FAMILY ROOM So if three or four share a family room your accomodation will cost you £11 - £15 each !!!!!! A Taxi Share Page will be set up on our website before the event or you can arrange on our Link Members Only Facebook Page A NEW YEAR'S EVE BARGAIN NIGHT OUT!!!

CULTURE VULTURES Culture Vultures All Link Culture Vultures events include a meal, so that members get to meet each other socially – not just sit in a line inside the theatre. If possible, we go for a drink afterwards. The meal is extra to the ticket price. Always book at least 2 weeks in advance, or several months in advance for West End type shows such as Les Miserables, Sound of Music, etc. We cannot buy tickets on spec or take provisional bookings. Once you have put your name down, you have to pay for the ticket, even if you cannot come. Theatres do not give us refunds. £1 is added to the face value of each ticket to cover booking fees and other costs which the organisers have to meet. We do not make a profit. For more information, details of extra events and to book online www.linkculturevultures.co.uk

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Why don’t you register your email address with us - so we can keep you up to date? Send to aptayler@btconnect.com Contacts: Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Margery C 01254 702647 or margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Gordon 01772 510186 or gordonjbenson@googlemail.com


CULTURE VULTURES december events Please book at least 2 weeks ahead of the event unless indicated otherwise. Once you have asked for a ticket you must pay for it, as we cannot get refunds from theatres, etc. We cannot accept provisionalbookings. Ticket prices are approximate and may be subject to booking fees applied by the venue. We add a nominal £1 to cover our costs.

SUNDAY 8TH

CHORAL CONCERT: Russian Patriarchate Choir of Moscow Bridgewater Hall, Manchester a programme of Russian Orthodox music. Through their live performances and many recordings they have reached a huge world-wide audience, attracted first and foremost by the sheer beauty of their singing. Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets approx £22Eat at Felicinis, Oxford Road 5.30pm for 7.30pm concert

THURSDAY 12TH BALLET: Nutcracker: Royal Ballet live screening Cineworld, Bolton Peter Wright's dazzling production of Tchaikovsky's magical festive ballet returns to Covent Garden. Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets approx £10 No meal but drink after. Meet in foyer 7pm. Show starts at 7.15pm SATURDAY 14TH MUSICAL: West Side Story Palace Theatre, Manchester Bernstein’s marvellous musical about two New York city gangs, the Sharks and the Jets. Songs include “Maria”, “America”, etc. Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets £45 Meal to be advised. Show starts at 7.30pm ???? Important: Book early as these shows sell out WED 18TH

ROCK CONCERT: Black Sabbath MEN Arena, Manchester Cancelled due to lack of interest

FRIDAY 20TH

FESTIVE: Christmas Cabaret Dukes Theatre, Lancaster Music and drinks in the bar from 7.30pm Cabaret starts at 8pm Part Monty Python part Cirque du Soleil, this is a riotous comedy cabaret with an intoxicating mix of physical skills and orchestrated mayhem, just right for the party season. Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets £13.50 Meal before to be advised Book early!

TUESDAY 31ST

CONCERT: Last Night of 2013 Preston Proms Tradition now with Culture Vultures. Concert starts at 9.45 pm and ends at midnight with indoor fireworks. A super evening in great company, a lovely dinner and an excellent concert. Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets £35 Meet 7 pm at Angelo’s, Avenham Street. 11


The times given for walks are the time that the walk will commence. Please try to arrive there a bit earlier so that you are ready to leave at that time. It will not be possible to delay the start of the walk for more than a few minutes. Drinks will be required on all walks, and a packed lunch unless specifically stated in the Programme affiliated to

Sunday 8th Dec 10.30 am

Sunday 22nd Dec 11:00 am

Thursday 26th Dec 11:00am

Sunday 29th Dec 11.00

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DECEMBER WALKER’S WORLD Walk Title: Downham Walk Leader Name: Jimmy Tel no: 01200 441537 Email address: Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8 miles Location: Downham Details of Walk : Moderate field and farm track walk from Downham taking in Mearley Hall, Clitheroe, Worston and Worsaw End. No dogs. Pub stop at end. Mobile on the day 07931 139027 Directions: Meet at Downham car park with toilets. From A59 Clitheroe bypass take left to Chatburn and follow sign to right for Downham.. Go through village and over bridge and car park is on the right. Explorer map OL41 NGR SD785442 (N535333 W021943)

The Garstang Riveria - Easy 7.5 miles Walk Leader Name: Roy Tel no: 01254 395021 Email address: Grade of Walk: Easy Length: 7.5 miles Location: Catterall Details of Walk : Easy flat fields and towpath walk along the canal to Garstang via the architectural gem of the Wyre Aqueduct. Returning through the strange forest of silver birches and over Churchtown suspension bridge. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader – Roy; 01254 395021; mobile 07550 083780. Directions: Meet on Collinsons Works car park on the Riverside Industrial Park, Tan Yard Lane off the A6 just south of the junction with A586 Blackpool and Fleetwood Road. NGR SD490429 (N53°52'49”W2°46'42”), SatNav post code PR3 0HP. Map; OL41.

Rufford and Holmeswood - East 5 miles Walk Leader Name: Graham Thomas Tel no: 07980772346 Email address: pomarine@talktalk.net Walk Title: Rufford & Holmeswood Moss Grade of Walk: Easy Length: 5 Miles Location: Rufford. The Hesketh Arms PH Details of Walk : An easy stroll across Holmeswood Moss then back to Pub for Lunch. Order food before the walk at 10.45 Directions: Rufford is on the A59 5 Miles south of Tarleton and 10 Miles south of Preston. SD461155 Rivington - Easy 5- 7 miles Walk Leader Name: Pete T Tel no: 07973272097 Email address: Grade of Walk: Easy/moderate Length: 5-7 miles Location: Lower Barn, Rivington Details of Walk : Route of walk and distance are weather dependent and decision will be made on the day. Toilets at start. No dogs. Pub stop afterwards Directions: Exit 6 M61. Follow signs through Horwich (A673). Straight ahead at roundabout turning immediately right between 2 marble pillars at the entrance of Lever Park Avenue. Lower Barn Tourist Centre is approx. 1 mile on left.


January Events SATURDAY 11TH JANUARY SOUL AND MOTOWN NIGHT AT RIVINGTON BARN (SEE WEATHER NOTE) Start the New Year with a bit of soul.............. SOUL and Motown night at Rivington Barn. We are excited to announce that your Soul and Motown DJ tonight is the one and only Kevin Lane (currently spinning tunes at Walkden, Boothstown Legions) amongst others. Its sure to be a packer so get there early! get those dancing shoes out - you are going to need them!!! Members £6.50 Guests £7.50 PLEASE NOTE - THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER SNOW, ICE OR FOG PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR RING THE OFFICE 01204 460989 FOR LATEST INFORMATION UPDATED DAILY MEMBERS YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE INFORMATION VIA OUR WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATES

THURS 16 JAN: EATING OUT - DUCK EGG BLUU - CULCHETH 7.30 FOR 8PM Duck Egg Bluu. As a contrast to the last two pubs, even though they are quite different from each other, this is a very modern and interesting restaurant. They have offered a 3 course menu for £21.95 as a special for the Link. To see examples of their food look at www.duckegg-bluu.co.uk. Duck Egg Bluu; Warrington Road; Culcheth; Warrington; WA3 5SJ. 9 minutes from M62 junction 11. Or 10 minutes from M6 junction 22. SAT 18TH JANUARY NEW - PSYCHIC PARTY NIGHT - DANCE AND FIND OUT YOUR FUTURE - ITS THE FUTURE!!! Party Night with a difference Find out what 2014 holds for you!! at the Canberra Club, Samlesbury Aerodrome BB2 7LF Dance the night away to our resident DJ and book a private reading with our resident Psychics Carole & Paul. Get there early to make sure you get your slot. Members £6 Guests £7.50 Readings which are at special discount rate for the Link - payable separately direct to Psychic - £15 SATURDAY 18TH JANUARY STRICTLY DANCING - CHORLEY TOWN HALL Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you another superb night of dancing at Chorley Town Hall. 8.30 - 11.30 Members £5.50 Rexdancers £6.50 Guests £7.50 SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY STRICTLY DANCING - LONGFIELD SUITE Link & Rexdancers @ the Longfield Suite M25 1AY. Northern Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you a superb night of Modern Sequence and Ballroom French Jive and Latin dancing at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Over 200 dancers regularly attend. Dance the night away with Dj Rex 8.30 - 12.00 Members £5 Rexdancers £6 Guests £7 13


January Events FRIDAY 31ST JANUARY REGULAR FRIDAY PARTY NIGHT at The village on the green, Aspull WN2 1PJ Superb venue, reasonable drinks prizes, just 5 ming jct 6 M61

CULTURE VULTURES january events Please book at least 2 weeks ahead of the event unless indicated otherwise. Once you have asked for a ticket you must pay for it, as we cannot get refunds from theatres, etc. We cannot accept provisional bookings. Ticket prices are approximate and may be subject to booking fees applied by the venue. We add a nominal £1 to cover our costs

SATURDAY 18TH

GUIDED TOUR: Palace Hotel and Cream Tea Manchester The Palace Hotel on Oxford Road is an opulent, red-brick building, designed by the Victorian architect Alfred Waterhouse, originally home to Refuge Assurance and now a luxury hotel. We will have a tour of the building with a blue badge guide, Kate Dibble, followed by tea. Apparently quite a few stairs are involved. Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets £16 2pm Book early! This is a one-off event so may sell out.

SUNDAY 19TH CONCERT: Swing Commanders Thwaites Empire, Blackburn A very popular musical group performing a lively mix of 40s and later foot-stomping popular music Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets £14 Meal to be advised. Show starts 7.30pm MONDAY 27TH BALLET: Giselle: Royal Ballet live screening Cineworld Bolton The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic is a tale of betrayal, supernatural spirits and love that transcends death. Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets approx £10 No meal but drink after. Meet in foyer 7pm. Show starts at 7.15pm Date to be advised on the website and by e-mail

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FILM: Reel Deal Manchester Cornerhouse Homemade pizza, drink and cinema ticket all included in the price. The film will not be announced until 10 days before the event, and we’ll send it out on Mailchimp, so send us your e-mail details and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively look on the website www.linkculturevultures.co.uk Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets £14.50


The times given for walks are the time that the walk will commence. Please try to arrive there a bit earlier so that you are ready to leave at that time. It will not be possible to delay the start of the walk for more than a few minutes. Drinks will be required on all walks, and a packed lunch unless specifically stated in the Programme affiliated to

JANUARY WALKER’S WORLD

Wednesday Wigan Waters - Easy 6 miles Walk Leader Name: Roy 1st Jan Tel no: 01254 395021 Email address: Walk Title: Wigan Waters Grade of Walk: Easy Length: 6 miles Location: Ashton-in-Makerfield Details of Walk : New Years Day, Wednesday. Flat and easy field, nature trails and towpath walk through Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve. A multi-lakes complex alongside the canal. 6 miles, pub call afterwards. Leader – Roy; 01254 395021; mobile 07550 083780. Directions: Meet on Three Sisters car park near Ashton-in-Makerfield. M6 Junction 24 turning left onto A58 thro Ashton town centre. Continue on A58 forking left at brown sign for Three Sisters into Bryn Road South leading onto Bryn Road. Turn right at brown sign into Lockett Road and then left into Three Sisters Road. Thro gates and turn right. There are several parking areas but meet at the one with toilets and boating lake. NGR SD582011 (N53°30'15”W2°37'55”), SatNav post code WN4 8DD. Map; Explorer 276.

Sunday 12th North Turton - 8.75 mile moderate walk Walk Leader Name: Stephen January Tel no: 01204 395901 Email address: 10.30 Walk Title: North Turton Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8.75 miles Location: North Turton, Bolton Details of Walk : All day walk in North Turton area starting from Hall I'th Wood Museum, passing through Eagley Bank Valley, Dunscar Golf Course, Walmsley Chapel, Dimple, Cox Green Road, the summit of Cheetham Close (1,100 ft), Turton Golf course, Horrobin Fold and Bromley Cross. Pub at end The Watermillock. Mobile on day 07761 453349. Directions: Park in lane near Hall I'th Wood Museum, Bolton. Leave M65 at J4 pass thro Darwen, Egerton and Dunscar on the A666. Turn left at crossroads at Astley Bridge onto A58 Crompton Way. Turn left at lights onto 'Green Way' following signs to the museum. Park on the left just before the museum. From Bolton, take Folds Rd continuing onto Tonge Moor Rd to crossroads (Castle pub on the right). Turn left at lights into Crompton Way and turn right after next lights, follow the signs to the museum. NGR SD724116 Explorer map 287 Sunday 26th Leighton Moss/ Hawes Water - Moderate 8 Mile Walk Walk Leader Name: Jane Swidenbank January Tel no: 01524 60046/07951098567 Email address: 10.30 Walk Title: Leighton Moss/Hall, Hawes Water Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8 miles Location: Warton/Silverdale Details of Walk : Moderate walk in the Warton and Silverdale area through woodlands and tracks. Views of Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay. Taking in Hawes Water and limestone scenery. Start point SD476738 Explorer map OL7. Directions: From Carnforth main street take the direction of Warton. On reaching outskirts of Warton take a sharp left signposted Silverdale. Follow this road for a couple of miles. At a bridge over a dyke before the railway crossing is a track on the left. Parking near bridge and further along track.

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February Events SAT 1ST FEBRUARY CEILIDH At Adlington Community Centre with live four piece band and caller Quadrille Come and dozey doe your partner, casual dress, jeans are fine fun night - a great way to get to loads of new people. Members £7.50 Guests £8.50

SATURDAY 8TH FEBRUARY STRICTLY DANCING - CHORLEY TOWN HALL Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you another superb night of dancing at Chorley Town Hall. 8.30 - 11.30 Members £5.50 Rexdancers £6.50 Guests £7.50

FRIDAY 14TH FEBRUARY VALENTINES PARTY NIGHT - FASTLOVE - WITH GEORGE MICHAEL & WHAM TRIBUTE welcome to Fast Love Valentines night - live on stage around 10.00pm George Michael and Wham - just not to be missed. This Tribute act are superb! and have performed to thousands at the Reebock Stadium among others!! Plus valentines special Chace the Ace - will you meet your valentines king or queen of hearts tonight? Members £10 Guests £11

WED 19 FEB EATING OUT - NICK'S BOLTON 7.30 FOR 8 Nick’s, Bolton. You would never guess how good the cooking is by looking at the outside of this small restaurant in a terraced house in Bolton. But just take a look at the menus & read some reviews, www.nicks-restaurant.co.uk. They have agreed to offer us 3 courses for £21.50 provided we have ordered by 7.45pm - normally the offer finishes at 7.0pm. Nick’s Restaurant; 162 Chorley Old Road; Bolton; BL1 3BA. 10 minutes from either exit 5 or exit 6 on the M61.

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February Events FRIDAY 21ST FEBRUARY SOUL AND MOTOWN NIGHT AT RIVINGTON BARN ( SEE WEATHER NOTE)

Soul Simon plays your favourite soul sounds from 60's to now s get those dancing shoes out - you are going to need them!!! Members £6.50 Guests £7.50 PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE LOCATION OF THE VENUE THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER SNOW, ICE OR FOG PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR RING THE OFFICE 01204 460989 FOR LATEST INFORMATION - UPDATED DAILY MEMBERS YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE INFORMATION VIA OUR WEEKLY EMAIL UPDATES

SAT 22ND FEBRUARY STRICTLY DANCING - LONGFIELD SUITE Link & Rexdancers @ the Longfield Suite M25 1AY. Northern Link and Rexdancers join forces to bring you a superb night of Modern Sequence and Ballroom French Jive and Latin dancing at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich. Over 200 dancers regularly attend. Dance the night away with Dj Rex 8.30 - 12.00 Members £5 Rexdancers £6 Guests £7

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CULTURE VULTURES february events Please book at least 2 weeks ahead of the event unless indicated otherwise. Once you have asked for a ticket you must pay for it, as we cannot get refunds from theatres, etc. We cannot accept provisional bookings. Ticket prices are approximate and may be subject to booking fees applied by the venue. We add a nominal £1 to cover our costs SATURDAY 1ST

CONCERT: Rhapsody in Blue Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Liverpool Concert of jazzy and Latin inspired music including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Copland’s El Salon Mexico ook with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets approx £24 Eat at the Eureka Greek restaurant 5.30pm

SATURDAY 8TH

PLAY: Hobson’s Choice Bolton Octagon Salford, 1880. Widower Henry Hobson is struggling to handle his three grown-up daughters, each seeking a husband and an escape from the family-run boot makers shop. But with Hobson spending more time at the Moonraker’s pub than on the business of boots and clogs, the future prosperity of the family firm is held in the hands of his eldest daughter Maggie. Book with Gordon 01772 510186 or 07960 014951 gordonjbenson@gmail.com Meal at Olympus Restaurant 6pm for 7.30 Ticket approx £18

WEDNESDAY 12 OPERA: Mozart’s Don Giovanni - Royal Opera live screening

Cineworld Bolton Kasper Holten, ROH Director of Opera, presents a mesmerizing new production of Mozart’s sublime tragicomedy about Latin lover, Don Juan Book with Margery 01254 702647 margery-earnsdale@tiscali.co.uk Tickets approx £10 No meal but drink after. Meet in foyer 7pm. Show starts at 7.15pm

Date to be advised on the website and by e-mail

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FILM: Reel Deal Manchester Cornerhouse Homemade pizza, drink and cinema ticket all included in the price. The film will not be announced until 10 days before the event, and we’ll send it out on Mailchimp, so send us your e-mail details and we’ll put you on the list. Alternatively look on the website www.linkculturevultures.co.uk Book with Adrian 01695 727555 or aptayler@btconnect.com Tickets £14.50


The times given for walks are the time that the walk will commence. Please try to arrive there a bit earlier so that you are ready to leave at that time. It will not be possible to delay the start of the walk for more than a few minutes. Drinks will be required on all walks, and a packed lunch unless specifically stated in the Programme

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Saturday 1st Feb 1.00pm

Sunday 2nd Feb 11.00

Sunday 16th Feb 11.00

FEBRUARY WALKER’S WORLD 5 Mile Walk - Darwen Tower Walk Leader Name: Andy Tel no: 07751825097 Email address: Walk Title: Darwen Tower Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 5 miles Location: Sunnyhurst Wood, Darwen Details of Walk : Tracks walk taking in Sunnyhurst Wood, Tockholes Plantation and the Jubilee Tower, Darwen. Dogs on short leads. Pub call afterwards. NGR SD680230 Explorer Map 287 Directions: Meet by sign down to Sunnyhurst Wood Visitor Centre at junction of Harwood St and Earnsdale Rd. From M65 J4 take A666 turning left towards Darwen at major T junction. Turn right at brown sign to Sunnyhurst Wood and follow road to no entry sign on right hand side. 7 mile walk - River Douglas & Leeds Liverpool Canal Walk Leader Name: Clare Tel no: 07790 659412 Email address: Walk Title: River Douglas and Leeds Liverpool Canal Grade of Walk: Easy Length: 7 miles Location: Croston Details of Walk : Circular, flat canal, roads and tracks walk by River Douglas and Leeds Liverpool Canal. Dogs on short leads. Pub stop afterwards Directions: Park and meet at Lord Nelson pub car park, Croston. Turn off A581 (which runs through the centre of Croston) down side of Wheatsheaf Pun. Lord Nelson then faces you. NGR SD489186 Explorer OL285

The Haunted Canal - Moderate 7.5 miles Walk Leader Name: Roy Tel no: 01254 395021 Email address: Walk Title: The Haunted Canal Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 7.5 miles Location: Tewitfield, near Borwick

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FEBRUARY WALKER’S WORLD Details of Walk : Moderate field, quiet lanes and towpath walk along the disused section of the Lancaster Canal, still sporting water and locks. Also passing through the attractive settlements of Borwick, Capernwray, Priest Hutton, Burton-in-Kendal and Cinderbarrow. 7.5 miles, pub call afterwards (Longlands Hotel). Leader – Roy; 01254 395021; mobile 07550 083780. Directions: Meet on Tewitfield car park on the A6070 near Borwick. M6 Junction 35 and A601(M) link to A6. Turn right at roundabout past Pine Lake and fork right at next roundabout. Car park is on right just over motorway bridge next to Longlands Hotel. NGR SD519736 (N54°09'24”W2°44'11”), SatNav post code LA6 1JH. Map; OL7. Sunday 23rd Feb 12.00

Sunday 23rd Feb 10.30am

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Beginners Bird Watch 55- Easy 4 mile walk Walk Leader Name: Graham Thomas Tel no: 07980772346 Email address: Walk Title: Beginners Bird Watch No 55 Humphrew Head NR Grade of Walk: Easy Length: 4 Miles Location: Humphrew Head NR Details of Walk : A walk around the Limestone Peninsula of Humphrew Head & along to Roughholme Point. No dogs Directions: From M6 Junction 36 then Kendal Bypass for 3 miles. Left onto A590 sp Barrow. Meet at The Gilpin Bridge Hotel & Inn on Junction A590 & A5074 sp Bowness then drive in convoy to Humphrew Head NR Car Park. SD472854.

Exploring Pendle Hill Moderate 8 Miles Walk Leader Name: Peter Hall Tel no: 01282 691114 Email address: Walk Title: Exploring Pendle Hill Grade of Walk: Moderate Length: 8 Miles Location: Barley Details of Walk : Moderate all day walk up exploring Pendle Hill. 8 miles. Dogs on short leads. Pub call afterwards. Leader - Peter 01282 691114 no mobile signal at Barley Directions: Meet at Barley car park & picnic site (honesty box £1). From M65 J8 take the A6068 towards Clitheroe and stay on A6068 for about 5 miles to turn left into St Annes Way (sign posted Barley Picnic site). Follow the brown picnic site sign for 2½ miles to the car park. NGR SD823403 (N53º 51' 32" W2° 16' 32") Explorer ma


A - Z VENUE ADLINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE, Railway Rd, Chorley, PR6 9RF M61 at junction 8, take the A6 exit to Southport/Leyland/Chorley 0.3 mi. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A674 0.3 mi . At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Preston Rd/A6 continue to follow A6Go through 9 roundabouts 1.6 mi. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Bolton St/A6 c ontinue to follow A61.5 mi. Slight right onto Westhoughton Rd/A6 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Railway Rd/B6227 Destination will be on the right BOLTON GEORGIAN HOUSE, (Ramada) ,Blackrod, Nr. Bolton BL6 5RU. Exit 6 M61. Follow Chorley/Blackrod sign along A6 for 1 mile. Hotel is approx 0,5 mile on right. CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, MYERSCOUGH ROAD, BALDERSTONE, BLACKBURN, LANCS BB2 7LF At jct 31 M6, exit onto Preston New Rd/A59 toward Preston (C)/Blackburn (N)/Clitheroe (0.3 mi) Turn right to stay on Preston New Rd/A59 (0.3 mi) Slight left to stay on Preston New Rd/A59 (1.3 mi) Slight left onto Whalley Rd/A59. Continue to follow A59Destination will be on the right. (its just around the corner from the Swallow) CHORLEY MASONIC HALL, Back Market St, George St, Chorley, PR7 2BE At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto A6/Lyons Ln S Go through 1 roundabout 0.2 mi At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto B5251/George St Destination will be on the left CHORLEY TOWN HALL,Market Street, Chorley, Lancs PR7 1DP At junction 8 M61, take the A6 exit to Southport/Leyland/Chorley 0.3 mi. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto A674 0.3 mi. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Preston Rd/A6 go through 1 roundabout0.6 mi . At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Preston St/A6 0.1 mi. Turn left onto Park Rd 0.5 mi . Turn right onto Queen's Rd 476 ft. Take the 1st left onto Crown St 335 ft. Turn left onto St. Thomas's Rd/A581 479 ft Turn left onto Park Rd/A581. Destination will be on the left EGERTON HOUSE HOTEL, Blackburn Rd (A666) Egerton, Greater Manchester BL7 9PL Egerton house Is located directly on the A666 from Jct 4 M65 follow A666 to Bolton,

HAIGH HALL COUNTRY PARK, Nr Wigan WN2 1PE M6 Jct 27 follow A5209 (Almond Brook Road) to jct with A49 and turn right. Go along A49 Wigan Road to roundabout (Board Head Pub on right) and turn left onto A5106 (Chorley Road). At next roundabout turn right onto the B5239 (Red Rock Lane) and follow road along School Lane, turn right at a sharp bend this is the entrance road to Haigh Hall and is sign posted. Haigh Hall is also well signposted from M6 and M61

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DIRECTIONS HOGHTON ARMS, BLACKBURN RD, WITHNELL, LANCASHIRE PR6 8BL Junction 8 M61 take the A6 exit to Southport/Leyland/Chorley (0.3mi) At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto A674 go through 1 roundabout (4.4 mi ) Turn rightDestination will be on the right OR M65 junction 3, take the A674 exit to Blackburn W (0.2 mi). At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Chorley Rd/A674 (0.1 mi) Turn leftDestination will be on the right. LEYLAND GOLF CLUB PR25 5UD Leave M6 at jct28. Turn right and continue to traffic lights, turn right onto A49 Wigan Road. Club is about 400 yards on left hand side. LONGFIELD SUITE, Prestwich, M25 1AY Exit left M60 j17/M62j17 and proceed 0.3 m. At roundabout take third exit onto A56 and proceed for 0.6m. Turn left onto poppythorn Lane. REGENT PARK GOLF CLUB, Links Road, Lostock, Bolton, BL6 4AF 01204 844170 regentparkgolfclub.co.uk One mile from Jct 6 M61.Exit Jct 6 M61onto A6027 towards Bolton North/Horwich past the Reebok Stadium. At the roundabout (Beehive pub) take the 3rd exit onto Chorley New Road /A673. The Golf Club is just over ½ mile on the right. (its just a few hundred yard further on than Bolton golf Club, on the right). RIVINGTON HALL TITHE BARN, Nr. Horwich, Bolton BL6 7SB Exit 6 M61. Follow signs through Horwich (A673). Straight ahead at roundabout, turning immediately right between two marble pillars at the entrance of Lever Park Avenue. Approx 1 mile opposite Rivington Lower Barn Tourist Centre, turn right into tree lined avenue approaching Rivington Hall Barn. THE GREYHOUND at Halton Junction 34 off the M6, taking the route towards Kirkby Lonsdale. Taking the first left turn along a narrow lane takes you across a narrow bridge, The Greyhound is at the junction after leaving the bridge. Alternatively continue towards Caton taking a left turn to Halton before entering Caton. Halton is the next village along and this road takes you past The Greyhound. THE VILLAGE ON THE GREEN ASPULL At junction 6 M61, exit onto A6027 toward Chorley /Blackrod 0.4 miles. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Chorley Road The A6 (Royal Oak Pub) get into right hand lane and turn right into Dicconson Lane, follow the road to the end ( less than 2 miles), at the roundabout memorial (Aspull Fingerpost) take the first exit left into Wigan Road B5238 0.2 miles Take 2nd left onto Woods Rd venue on the right at the bottom of the approach road. THESE DIRECTIONS SHOULD BE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MAP OR SAT NAV IF YOU’RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE ONE! ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR OTHER VENUES WOULD BE WELCOMED

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Points to Remember MEMBERSHIP CARDS MUST BE SHOWN AT EVERY EVENT Northern Link reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership for any reason that the owner deems to be sufficient, without any explanation being given to the parties involved. This may be undertaken by any member of Link staff on behalf of the owner.

LINK STANDARDS OF DRESS AND CODE OF CONDUCT Dress: Smart trousers, no jeans or jean-type trousers, cords or combats etc. gentlemen, please wear a dress shirt, no polo or T-shirts please. Ties are not compulsary. Ladies as above, dress to impress! The dress code is relaxed at Rivington Barn French Jive Nights only! Smart jeans worn with smart shirts or tops is allowed. Conduct; No bottles on the dance floor. No rowdy or intimidating behaviour will be tolerated. Please respect the wishes of others. if you have been a Link member for a while, please give new members a warm welcome, try to remember what it felt like for you at first.

ADMISSION OF GUESTS - It has always been Link policy to allow guests to try out the Link before joining. Guests may attend up to two functions only. please do not abuse this rule. The Guests rule does not apply to ex-members of the Link, who should rejoin before attending any functions. COATS & THINGS - Coats and valuables are left in the cloackroom or on a rail at your own risk. Link cannot accept responsibility for any items lost or stolen. MEMBERS ENTER INTO ANY ACTIVITY AT THEIR OWN RISK - Northern Link or any event organiser cannot take any responsibility for any loss or damage howsoever caused including personal injury. 23


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