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Easter is a time of change... ... a time when we remember a last supper, the ending of a life and a resurrection. It’s also a time to contemplate our passage through life. And a wonderful place to do this is one of our beautiful churches where you will be given a warm welcome at this special time. Whatever anybody says about Blackpool, there’s truly nowhere like it in the world. I should know, I’ve lived here all my life! April sees the last four home games at Bloomfield Road. A season that started brightly with a 2-0 win over Everton for Keith Southern’s testimonial, has fizzled out. On April Fools Day we play Crystal Palace. So welcome back Ollie! Then Burnley (13th) and Sheffield Wednesday (16th) and finally Derby (27th).

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The cricket season starts this month, which means summer is just around the corner! Easter is traditionally the time for planting out in the garden. Plus you can look forward to those longer and warmer evenings. The job of Local List is to gather the very best of Blackpool for your enjoyment and entertainment.Details of what’s on in April at www.LocalList.It In this troubled world, with unceasing war and strife, rejoice that Blackpool is one corner where things continue, as they always have. Have a happy Easter!

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Anzac Day 25th April Where does the word April come from? It could come from the Latin word aperire, "to open," because it’s the month trees and flowers begin to open. To this day Greeks call spring ἁνοιξις which literally means opening.

ANZAC stands for AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND ARMY CORPS. Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the first world war. The pride endures to the present - Anzac Day remains an important national occasion in both countries, as well as in Britain.

The Romans named the months in honour of divinities. April was sacred to Venus, so April could have come from Venus’s Greek name Aphrodite (Aphros). The Anglo-Saxons called April Oster-monath or Eostur-monath, the period sacred to Eostre or Ostara, the pagan Saxon goddess of spring. It’s from her name that we get the modern term ‘Easter’.

Anzac forces landed on 25 April 1915 near Gallipoli on the Turkish Aegean coast. Meeting fierce resistance, the campaign lasted for eight months, leaving 10,000 ANZACs and over 33,000 British dead.

St George's day is the 23rd day of the month. St Mark's Eve follows on the 24th. There is a superstition that the ghosts of those who are doomed to die within the year will be seen to pass into the church.

Although the ANZACs were a minority of the half-million Allied men who served at Gallipoli, the troops from the two young nations were often at the vanguard and became renowned for their doggedness despite what the British regarded as a lack of discipline. A full 10% of the New Zealand population (then just under 1 million) served overseas during World War I.

April showers are caused by new solar energy evaporating water from winter’s wet ground. The warm, moist air rises into the colder, higher atmosphere. These thermal streams form a cumulus cloud when they reach the atmosphere's condensation level. Thus starts the process for April showers. The birthstone of April is the diamond.

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...diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveller, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference Robert Frost


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PROGRAMME Wednesday 17th April “Journey to Bali” Denise Heywood, author, photographer, journalist, broadcaster & lecturer takes us through Indonesia to Borobodur and Prambanan and on to Bali to reveal how the sacred dances of Indonesia’s Royal Court are emulated in Bali, where the exquisite dances are central to everyday life. Wednesday 24th April “Moscow & St Petersburg” Steuart and Anita Kellington

St.Georges Day 23rd April

St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem, a red cross on a white background, is the flag of England, and part of the British flag. St George's emblem was adopted by Richard The Lion Heart and brought to England in the 12th century. The king's soldiers wore it on their tunics to avoid confusion in battle.

Who was the real St George and how did he become England's patron saint? St George was a brave Roman soldier who protested against the Romans' torture of Christians and died for his beliefs. The popularity of St George in England stems from the time of the early Crusades when it is said that the Normans saw him in a vision and were victorious. St George is always depicted as a knight carrying a shield with a red cross (or a banner with a red cross), generally sitting upon a horse and always killing a dragon.

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Here are two possible origins of our ‘April Fools Day’. In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII decreed that with the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Day be April 1st. moved to January 1 from what was Don’t be fooled! We’ve warned you! April 1. Those that celebrated the Old New Year's Day on April 1 were ‘April Fools’. OR In the early Roman calendar, April 1 was the first day of spring, the spring equinox. Many celebrations of many cultures observed this day as the coming of the renewal of the earth and life. There would be sacrifices and gifts given to the gods. When the Christians came into power in the Roman empire, they created a celebration we call Easter that replaced the spring rituals. The old celebrations were ridiculed and made fun of. And people who observed these celebrations were persecuted. This was a chance to make fun of those who do not follow the correct beliefs.

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SUNDAY Low Mass and Homily 9am Solemn Mass & Sermon 10.30am Evensong 6pm MONDAY Mass 9.15am TUESDAY Mass 11.15am 1st Tues in month, Fellowship Mass & refreshments WEDNESDAY Services as Announced THURSDAY Mass 9.30am FRIDAY Rosary 11.30am As announced, see website Mass 12 noon

MONDAY Little Sailors, Baby & Toddlers 10am-noon (term time only) Beavers 6-7.30pm Cub-Scouts 7-8.30pm Scouts 7-9pm TUESDAY Music & Movement 1.30-3.30pm Blackpool Karate 6pm WEDNESDAY Tea Dance (Sequence) 1.45-4 pm Blackpool Karate 7-9pm THURSDAY Blackpool Karate 7-9pm SUNDAY (occasional) Fylde Concert Orchestra 2- 4.45pm Blackpool Karate 6pm

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Who was St George? Saint George (ca. 275-281–April 23, 303) was a soldier of the Roman Empire, from the then Greek-speaking Anatolia, now modern day Turkey. Saint George, "Liberator of captives and defender of the poor” is one of our most venerated saints. Immortalised in the tale of George and the Dragon, he is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers and is the patron saint of Canada, Greece, Portugal, Russia, Palestine as well as, of course, England. King Edward III (reigned 1327 – 1377) was known for promoting the codes of knighthood and in 1348 founded the Order of the Garter. It was during his reign when George came to be recognised as the patron saint of the English monarchy With the revival of Scottish and Welsh nationalism, there has been renewed interest within England in St George, whose memory had been in abeyance for many years. This is most evident in the St George's flags which now have replaced Union Flags in stadiums where English sports teams compete. Strangely St George’s Day, on April 23rd, still remains a relatively low-key affair.

Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Golgotha. Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane through the help of disciple Judas Iscariot who received money for betraying Jesus. Peter also denies Jesus three times during interrogation. Jesus is brought before Roman governor Pontius Pilate. Pilate declares Jesus innocent and washes his hands to show he has no part in his fate. However he hands Jesus to the crowd to be crucified with two criminals.After three hours Jesus cries out and gives up his spirit. There is an earthquake and the curtain in the temple is torn from top to bottom. The centurion on guard cries out “Beyond all doubt, this man was innocent" (Luke)

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April Meetings ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Meet first Weds of the month at St Kentigerns Church Hall, Newton Drive at 7.30pm BISPHAM WITH NORBRECK FLOWER CLUB 867556 We meet third Weds of the month at St Bernadette’s Church hall, Bispham at 7.30pm for regular flower demonstrations. Visitors welcome. BISPHAM TOWNSWOMEN'S GUILD Pauline 352365 Cavendish Road UR Church Hall, Bispham. 2pm Second Tuesday of each month Speakers, demonstrations and social activities. Our choir meets weekly on Tuesdays at 2pm. Arts & crafts group meet every Wednesday afternoon at 2pm. Also regular Drama Group meetings. BLACKPOOL & LAYTON ANGLING SOCIETY Dave 310034 Matches most weekends, sea or clubs own freshwater ponds. BLACKPOOL ART SOCIETY 768297 The Studio, Wilkinson Ave Every Thurs 7.30pm General painting Tues 1pm, Fri 9.30-noon & 2-4pm Portrait painting Tues 7.30pm & Weds 10am BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE Kay 393748 Norman House, Robson Way, Blackpool FY3 7PP COFFEE MORNING 2nd Tuesday of the month, 10am-1pm SUPPORT EVENINGS First Monday of the month. 6.30-8.30pm The Squirrel Pub, Bispham Road, Bispham 2nd Monday of the month, 6.30-8.30pm The Crown Pub (old No.3), Devonshire Road BLACKPOOL KARATE Lee 500532 St Stephens On The Cliff Parish Centre Tues, Sun 6pm. Weds, Thurs 7-9pm. BLACKPOOL KEYBOARD CLUB Tel: 07731 148530 Meet every 2nd. Tuesday of the month at the Pro-Deaf Club, Cornwall Avenue at 7.30pm. Professional Organists entertain. BLACKPOOL LIONS CLUB Tel 0845 833 2824 We Meet first Monday every month at Blackpool Cricket Club on West Park Drive. New Members needed. All are welcome to come and look and join us.

BLACKPOOL QUILTERS LINKS ROAD DANCE CLUB 734369 Doreen 890775, Holy Family Church, Bispham Meet every Monday 7.30-9,30pm at Mondays, Social Sequence 2-4pm Molyneux Community Centre, Molyneux MOVIE MAKERS Drive - all welcome 867167 CATERPILLAR MUSIC for 0-4yrs (term time) Highfield Methodist Church Hall, Scarsdale FREE TRIAL CLASS, TO BOOK Tel: 895034 Ave. Meet every Monday evening 7.30pm NORTH WEST RAMBLERS Thurs 11am Bispham Methodist Church Margaret Cutler 872625 CENTRAL LANCS RAMBLING CLUB monthly walks (long & short) on the last Contact Jim Cookson 01772 709886 Sunday of each month. Coach pickups from The club meets every two weeks through the Fleetwood to St Michaels. Call for details. year. Coach pick up points throughout the Everybody welcome. area. Four grades of walks, caters for all types PHOENIX STRING ORCHESTRA of walkers. Walks in the Lake District, John 823599 Yorkshire, Derbyshire, etc. We meet each Wednesday 7pm to 9pm at All CLAREMONT PARK LADIES BOWLING CLUB Saints Anchorsholme, 36 Valeway Avenue, 356289 Thornton Cleveleys. We seek new players Crown Green Bowling, new members especially violins and violas. We perform 3 welcome. concerts a year. Rehearsals are very relaxed in EMBROIDERERS GUILD a friendly atmosphere – in fact the best night 768297 The Studio, Wilkinson Ave of the week! Second and last Monday every month RADIO CONTROL MODEL SOCIETY FRIENDS2GO Glen 695711 Gail 0753 017 51 11 Flying site off Mythop Road, Weeton Every Monday night at the Carlton Best Western Hotel , North Prom, Blackpool. SASSY SEWERS We have a different activity each Monday and 593556 twice or three times a week we have trips out A ladies sewing group who meet to sew and for meals, theatre etc. Everyone welcome. chat. Every Tuesday from 1 to 3.30pm at FYLDE BOAT ANGLING CLUB Claremont Community Centre (former 829755 Queens Promenade, Anchorsholme Library) Claremont Road. £1.50 per week. Every Tues 8pm at our club house. Come and make new friends. FYLDE COAST CRAFTERS SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY CLUB 342406 884497 Spencer Court, Blackpool. 65 Dickson Road, Blackpool. 7-8pm Healing FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS 8-10pm Club Every Thursday night Saturday walks 401135 (2 grades of walk) SPRINGFIELD FELL WALKING CLUB Sunday walks 694427 (3 grades of walk) 01772 865278 Pick-ups Halfway House, Blackpool (St Annes Walk days Saturday every 2 weeks. 3 grades on the alternate Saturdays) through to of walk. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull, Poulton. Preston. FYLDE FIFTY PLUS UNISON Pam 778862 Nita 07943 986 030 Claremont Hotel, monthly, 2nd Monday Retired members meet at Blackpool Town Speakers, social activities. Sunday lunches & Hall on the first Saturday of each month at coach trips to places of interest. 11am. Tea and coffee provided. All retired FYLDE NATURALISTS members welcome. Carole 316713 WYRE SPEAKERS CLUB Walking Club – fortnightly coach outings. Ken 358636 Pick up points Blackpool, Layton, Poulton. Bispham Parish Church, meet 2nd & 4th Also we meet fortnightly at Church Alive Thursday 7.30pm. Learn to speak with Halls, Raikes Parade. 7pm Ticket £1 on door. confidence. Our walks are usually about 6 miles & an easy Send us details of what your not for profit club is doing next month, before the 10th, and we will publish your events for free. pace. All welcome.

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April 12 LANCASHIRE FAMILY HISTORY The Quakers in Lancashire AND HERALDRY SOCIETY JULIA BEEDON Wednesday 10th April Poulton-le-Fylde Development of the Church leading to Wills & Probate Historical and Civic Society

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April Diary 1 MONDAY EASTER MONDAY, Bank Holiday APRIL FOOL’S DAY KESWICK - SPRINGFIELD FELLWALKING CLUB Local pickups. BLACKPOOL FC V CRYSTAL PALACE 15.00 Bloomfield Road BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP 6.30-8.30pm The Squirrel Pub, Bispham Road. First Monday, every month. Meet new friends and have a well-earned break. All carers welcome. Kay 393748.


UNISON RETIRED MEMBERS 11am Blackpool Town Hall. Speaker from Trading Standards. 1st Tuesday of each month. Unison Members welcome. Tea and coffee provided. Nita 07943986030 RAMBLE FROM THE RUNNING PUMP 10-noon. Ranger led circular ramble of around 4 miles on green footpaths and a beautiful stretch of the Lancaster Canal. Meet at the Running Pump, Catforth, pub car park. 01772 906471

3 WEDNESDAY THE KING AND I 3 to 6 April. Lowther Pavilion, Lytham. Lytham Amateur Operatic Society present Rodgers & Hammerstein’s masterpiece. Tickets from £8 Box office 01253 794 221

4 THURSDAY HAYWIRE CLEVELEYS PARK PLAYERS 7:30pm 4-6 April. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church Hall, West Drive. Comedy by Eric Chappell. Tickets £5 from 859466 or 852630.


COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL 7.30 pm St Teresa's Church Hall and Community Centre, St George's Avenue, Cleveleys. Cliff Bashforth, international image consultant, will show how to look younger, healthier and slimmer. Tickets £10 from JK News, 133 Victoria Road West (beside the Wings Club), Cleveleys and from church. LIEUTENANT DAN Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143. DJ till 2am.

6 SATURDAY GISBURN/DOWNHAM - FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach booking 01253 401135 TABLE TOP SALE 10-noon at the Round Church, St Anne, Greenlands, Salmesbury Ave Bispham.Refreshments throughout. CONCERT BY VOCE AT THORNTON METHODIST CHURCH Victoria Road East. 7.30pm Tickets £7 (including refreshments). In the style of Il Divo. Tickets available from 01253 884451 or pay on the door.

THE GLITTERBALLS Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143. DJ till 2am.


DOVEDALE - SPRINGFIELD FELLWALKING CLUB Local pickups. 7 SUNDAY INTRODUCING THE UNIVERSE! GRASSMERE LSA RAMBLERS AN EVENING OF ASTRONOMY Local pickups. Pub stop on way home. Richard 01253 7.30pm Rossall School, Lawrence House Astronomy 727264 and Space Science Centre with Nick Lister. Planetarium show. Slided show “A Grand Tour of the 8 MONDAY BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP Universe…! £12 per adult. To book your place 6.30-8.30pm The Crown Pub (old No.3), Devonshire contact Nick Lister on 01253 772974 or Helen Road, Blackpool. 2nd Mon, every month. All carers Lockley on 01253 774278. 16 TUESDAY welcome. Kay 393748. 130 YEARS OF MUSIC HALL & VARIETY HALL MEMORABILIA 9 TUESDAY 16 Apr -12 May 10-4pm daily, closed Mondays. ROSSALL SCHOOL OPEN DAY 2pm Headmaster’s Address 2.15pm. Details 774278 Exhibition by Ken Bowe & ‘Friends of the Grand’. Lytham Heritage Centre, Henry Street. BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE COFFEE MORNING 10am-1pm Norman House, Robson Way, Blackpool BLACKPOOL FC V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY 19.45. Bloomfield Road FY3 7PP. All carers welcome. Kay 393748



DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH (WILLS & PROBATE) QUIZ NIGHT - THORNTON LADIES CLUB 7.30pm St John’s Church Hall, Stanah. Details 7.30pm. Lancashire Family History and Heraldry 851007 Fylde branch. St Martin and St Hilda, Carleton. 19 FRIDAY Contact 858058 SWING SPECTACULAR 12 FRIDAY 7.30pm Hilton Hotel, Blackpool. Fever Dance LE PALMER School's Adult Ballroom Formation Team with a live Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. band, 3-course dinner, social dancing and a 852143. DJ till 2am. demonstration by the Formation Team. £30 (inc 13 SATURDAY dinner) from Sally on 07970 019150 (evenings only) BLACKPOOL FC V BURNLEY or the Fever Dance Studio on 01772 703704. All 15.00 Bloomfield Road proceeds will go towards the Formation Team. COME AND SING AT ROSSALL SCHOOL ON THE EDGE Calling all local choristers and anyone who enjoys Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. singing. Participate in two Requiems: Faure and 852143. DJ till 2am. Mozart. Tickets £10 (including light tea) to take part 20 SATURDAY and £5 to watch the performance at 7pm. Please COFFEE MORING AT VERONA HALL email or phone 01253 10-noon 124 Fleetwood Road, Thornton. £1 inc 774201 for further details. refreshments. Everyone welcome. Detials 851589 RUPERT FABULOUS HURST GREEN - FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. Coach booking 01253 401135 852143. DJ till 2am. BISPHAM MERCURIALS V LONGRIDGE V 14 SUNDAY 1.30pm Stanley Park. Cricket season starts! KIRKBY STEPHEN - FREEBOOTERS RAMBLING CLUB COMRADES V NEW SAINTS Graded walks by coach every second Sunday in the 1.30pm Cricket at Cottam Hall month from local pick up points. New members SWITCHED ON SWING welcome. Pauline 01253 733833 7.30pm Terry Reaney and The Bluebird Big Band. INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR BOOT SALE St Pauls Church, Honister Ave (next to The Saddle) 8am to 1pm. Newton with Clifton, Vicarage Lane, THE JEPS Newton, PR4 3RX. Jenny 0781 623 2507 Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. KESWICK /BORROWDALE FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS 852143. DJ till 2am. Coach booking 01253 694427 21 SUNDAY RIBCHESTER BLACKPOOL VICTORIA WALKING CLUB Walkers of all ages are welcome. Pick up start at St CHIPPING - FYLDE BICYCLE BELLES LADIES CYCLE RIDE 10am Start - cul de sac nr Broughton High School. Annes then throughout the Fylde, for details of times, all pick up points and cost ring Derek Helm. Cycle ride to Chipping through quiet lanes. Lunch at Chipping Contact: 07905021183 01772 679153 or 0778385041.

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INSPIRE and ADMIRE 28 SUNDAY 7.30pm Staining Village Hall Demonstration by John STAVELEY - FYLDE FELLWALKERS Thexton for Blackpool Flower Club. Tel 893953 Coach trips with an easy-going walking group, A & B 25 THURSDAY walks or do your own thing. Pickups at St Annes to ANZAC DAY Preston. Jim Fothergill on 01253 734407 EGG MOON (full) CONISTON VIA TORVER FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach booking 01253 694427 26 FRIDAY WYRE V BISPHAM MERCURIALS HARRY HARRIS - NORTH FYLDE MUSIC CIRCLE 22 MONDAY 1.30pm Cricket at Cottam Hall, Stuart T20 Cup 7.30pm. Blackpool Sixth Form College. You name TIBET - BLACKPOOL GEOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIATION the piece and style and Harry will play it. No need to Round 1 7pm Blackpool 6th Form College, Blackpool Old ANCHORSHOLME V FLEETWOOD IV book. Enquiries 01253 349650 Road. A lecture by Mike Wilkinson. 1.30pm Cricket at Mossom Lane, Stuart T20 Cup LUNE DEEP Round 1 23 TUESDAY Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. NEW SAINTS V COMRADES ST GEORGE’S DAY 852143. DJ till 2am. 1.30pm Cricket at Bridge Playing Field, Warton, 24 WEDNESDAY 27 SATURDAY Stuart T20 Cup Round 1 TRINITY HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING BLACKPOOL FC V DERBY COUNTY INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR BOOT SALE 10am-noon. Yacht Club Skippool. Various stalls, 15.00 Bloomfield Road - Final home game 8am to 1pm. Newton with Clifton, Vicarage Lane, raffle and tombola. Entrance £1 includes coffee and BEST OF BRITISH CONCERT Newton, PR4 3RX. Jenny 0781 623 2507 biscuits. Pay on the door.Thornton Cleveleys Friends 7.30pm Christ Church Thornton. Admission free. 29 MONDAY of Trinity Hospice. Light music & song. Prior booking to Lesley 868970 CONISTON - SPRINGFIELD FELLWALKING CLUB WYRE ACCORDION CLUB BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA Local pickups. North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. Jean 883681 Live Music at The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143. DJ till 2am. LOGGERHEADS ..NEAR MOLD LSA RAMBLERS Local pickups. Pub stop on way home. 01253 727264 ST GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATION 2pm Ferraris Restaurant. £25 inc 3 course meal. Sue Newby 07801 486 785 INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR BOOT SALE 8am to 1pm. Newton with Clifton, Vicarage Lane, Newton, PR4 3RX. Jenny 0781 623 2507

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Introducing The Universe! An Evening of Astronomy at Rossall School Monday 15th April at 7.30pm Lawrence House Astronomy and Space Science Centre with Nick Lister

Planetarium show A tour of the night sky, season by season, in our Starlab Planetarium – a visual treat! A Grand Tour of the Universe…! Slide show in our lecture theatre All the latest and greatest ‘wow factors’ … and lots of opportunity to ask Nick questions about “Life, the Universe…and everything…!” Tickets £12 per adult. To book your place contact Nick Lister on 01253 772974 or Helen Lockley on 01253 774278

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TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!! First, we survived being put to sleep on our tummies in cribs covered with bright coloured lead-based paints. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and we rode our bikes without helmets. We would ride in cars with no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.. We ate worms, mud pies and drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this. We ate cakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank lemonade made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight. WHY? Because we were always outside playing... that's why! We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. --And, we were OKAY.. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We didn’t have Play Stations, Nintendos, Sky TV, DVDs, mobiles or laptops. WE HAD FRIENDS - and we went outside and found them! We just walked to a friend's house, knocked on the door or just walked in and talked to them. We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, AND NO-ONE GOT SUED! At school not everyone came top or made the sports team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! Our generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers, and inventors ever. Witness the past 50 years of innovation and new ideas.. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility... and we learned how to deal with it all. If YOU are one of those born between 1925-1970,


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