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May begins in Taurus and ends in the sign of Gemini. It’s named after the Greek goddess Maia, identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. It’s a time when trees start to blossom, bringing joy and hope after winter - a time of love and romance. The 1st is May Day, with tradition of dancing around the Maypole to mark the end of winter. May Day has it’s origins in pre-Christian days and so celebrations were discouraged by the Church. May 4th is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!) The bird of May is the nightingale, its birth flower is the lily of the valley or hawthorn and its birthstone is the emerald. May is the only month in which a President of the United States has not died. The Mayday distress signal is nothing to do with May. It derives from the French ‘venez m’aider’ meaning ‘come to my aid’. The call is always given 3 times in a row to prevent mistakes.


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Welcome to Spring... Historians think May is named after the Greek Goddess MAIA. It’s also identified with BONA DEA, the Roman Goddess of Fertility. So let there be love in our town this month!!!

Also, 68 years ago, Hitler’s War finished, ending 6 years of misery. So let’s celebrate Victory in Europe Day on the 8th. And of course, this from the Bard himself...

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan... 72 on the 24th. Keep rolling on the Never Ending Tour, Bob! I don’t know if he wrote this wondeful lyric sitting on North Pier one May morning, but it’s beautiful just the same... “May God bless and keep you always May your wishes all come true May you always do for others And let others do for you May you build a ladder to the stars And climb on every rung May you stay... forever young”

“Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer's lease hath all too short a date, Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimmed, And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimmed. But thy eternal summer shall not fade” Enjoy May in the best place on earth!

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P.S. Here’s hoping for some HOT sun on Early May (6th) and Spring (27th) Bank Holidays!

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Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May The 1871 Bank Holidays Act named Whit Monday as one of four English Bank Holidays. In 1971 it was formally replaced by a fixed bank holiday on the last monday in May. Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday is the fiftieth day after Easter Sunday. It takes its name from following ‘White Sunday’ where candidates for baptism wear white garments. This year Whit Sunday falls on Sunday 19th May.

­International­Travel­ and­Holidays Association 7.30pm fortnightly Blackpool Sixth Form Centre, Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool. Membership £15. New members are most welcome. Joan 700799 Email : Website :

Wednesday 8th May AGM. After which Joan Gaffiney will share her view of the Nice Carnivals, the Flower Festival and the floodlit Carnival, as well as the Menton Lemon Festival in “French Spring Festivals!” It was spring in February!

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Ascension Day Thursday 9th May

Why is Jesus standing in the midst of clouds, erect and bold as a king, arms upraised in blessing? Perhaps the answer is found in Luke 24:50-53, where the Bible tells us how Jesus ascended to heaven in the very action of blessing His disciples.  Ascension Day is one of the signals that the Easter season is coming to an end. As it falls on a Thursday it is often ignored. Ascension Day, however, remembers the last day on earth of our Saviour. Just as Jesus was brought to this life by the miracle of the Holy Spirit at Christmas, Jesus leaves this earth by the miracle of ascension into heaven after promising us the same powerful Holy Spirit in our lives. “As we Christians live out our years in this age of the Holy Spirit, let us worship the ascended King in all His glory.”


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London May 8 1945.... over a million people celebrated in a carnival atmosphere the end of the European war. Crowds mass in Trafalgar Square and up The Mall to Buckingham Palace, where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, appear on the balcony of the Palace to cheering crowds. Princess Elizabeth (the future Queen Elizabeth II) and her sister Princess Margaret were allowed to wander anonymously among the crowds and take part in the celebrations.

y Monday 6th Ma May Day was a traditional springtime holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. The arrival of summer was celebrated by dancing around a Maypole made of birch or haythorn. It was also a time to appoint a ‘May Queen’. Maying is the custom of collecting spring flowers, particularly hawthorn blossom. The gathering of knots of flowers inspired the children’s ryhme ‘here we go gathering nuts (knots) in May’. Parliament established the first Monday in May as one of eight English Bank Holidays in 1971.

THE DREAMBOYS, 24 May, Opera House ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN, 31 May, Opera House BEN HOWARD, 11 June, Empress Ballroom ELVIS COSTELLO, 13 June, Opera House AL MURRAY, 4 July, Opera House LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS, 5 July, Grand Theatre THE DRIFTERS, 6 July, Grand Theatre TONY HADLEY, JASON DONOVAN 2 Aug, Lytham Proms RUSSELL WATSON, 3 Aug, Lytham Proms RITA ORA, 4 Aug, Lytham Proms REBELLION FESTIVAL, 8-11 Aug, Winter Gardens JOE PASQUALE, 11 Aug, Grand Theatre JIMMY CARR, 17 Aug, Opera House NORTHERN SOUL ALL NIGHTER, 7 Sept, Spanish Hall BILL BAILEY, 1 &2 Nov, Grand Theatre JANE McDONALD, 9 Nov, Opera House AIDA, 9 Nov, Grand Theatre NABUCCO, 10 Nov, Grand Theatre JAKE BUGG, 12 Nov, Empress Ballroom


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LANCASHIRE FAMILY HISTORY AND HERALDRY SOCIETY Wednesday 8th May Family History Workshop Evening

Tues 7 May 11am Blackpool Town Hall

Fire Safety in your Home Tea and coffee available. All retired members welcome. Details Nita 0794 398 6030

We meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the Church Hall of St Martin & St Hilda, Fleetwood Road South, Carleton. More information from or Olive 858058


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Float on a river forever and ever, Emily There is no other day Lets try it another way You’ll lose your mind and play Free games for May See Emily play

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Graded walks by coach every second Sunday in the month from local pick up points. New members welcome. Pauline 01253 733833 20

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Poulton-le-Fylde Historical and Civic Society

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St Martin and St Hilda's Hall, Castle Gardens, Carleton at 7.30 pm. visitors £2.50 Details from John Dyson on 890129

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Jack in the Green is a participant in traditional English May Day parades. In the 16 & 17th centuries, garlands of flowers and leaves were made for the May Day celebration. After becoming a source of competition between Works Guilds the garlands became more elaborate, eventually covering the entire man. This became known as Jack in the Green. By the turn of the 19th century the custom had started to wane, the Victorians disapproving of such bawdy and anarchic behaviour. The Lord and Lady of the May with their practical jokes were replaced by a pretty May Queen. There was no place for the drunken, noisy Jack in the Green. Jack in the Green has been revived in Whitstable, Kent in 1976 and continues to lead an annual procession of Morris dancers through the town on the May Bank Holiday. A separate revival occurred in Hastings in 1983 and has become a major event in Hastings Old Town calendar. Ilfracombe in North Devon has had a Jack in the Green procession and celebration since 2000.

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SUNDAY Low Mass and Homily 9am Solemn Mass & Sermon 10.30am Evensong 6pm

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

MONDAY Mass 9.15am TUESDAY Mass 11.15am 1st Tues in month, Fellowship Mass & refreshments WEDNESDAY Services as Announced THURSDAY Mass 9.30am

Fylde Concert Orchestra

FRIDAY Rosary 11.30am As announced, see website Mass 12 noon

An Evening of Light & Popular Music 7.30pm Saturday May 11th £5. OAP £4. Children Free. Interval Refreshments Available Tickets 353894 or 07720 448421

Enquiries about Baptisms or Weddings should be made to Father Andrew Parish Office 353894 Fr Andrew 351484

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May 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 734369 Meet every Monday 7.30-9,30pm at Molyneux Community Centre, Molyneux Drive - all welcome CATERPILLAR MUSIC for 0-4yrs (term time) FREE TRIAL CLASS, TO BOOK Tel: 895034 Thurs 11am Bispham Methodist Church CENTRAL LANCS RAMBLING CLUB Contact Jim Cookson 01772 709886 The club meets every two weeks through the year. Coach pick up points throughout the area. Four grades of walks, caters for all types of walkers. Walks in the Lake District, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, etc. CLAREMONT PARK LADIES BOWLING CLUB 356289 Crown Green Bowling New members welcome. EMBROIDERERS GUILD 768297 The Studio, Wilkinson Ave Second and last Monday every month FRIENDS2GO Gail 077530 175 111 Mondays Carlton Best Western Hotel , North Prom. Different activity each Monday and twice or three times a week we have trips out for meals, theatre etc. Everyone welcome. FYLDE BOAT ANGLING CLUB 829755 Queens Promenade, Anchorsholme Every Tues 8pm at our club house. FYLDE COAST CRAFTERS 342406 Spencer Court, Blackpool. FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Saturday walks 401135 (2 grades of walk) Sunday walks 694427 (3 grades of walk) Local pick-ups. FYLDE FIFTY PLUS Pam 778862 Claremont Hotel, monthly, 2nd Monday Speakers, social activities. Sunday lunches & coach trips to places of interest. FYLDE NATURALISTS Carole 316713 Walking Club – fortnightly coach outings. Pick up points Blackpool, Layton, Poulton. Also we meet fortnightly at Church Alive Halls, Raikes Parade. 7pm Ticket £1 on door. LINKS ROAD DANCE CLUB Doreen 890775, Holy Family Church, Bispham Mondays, Social Sequence 2-4pm

MOVIE MAKERS 867167 Highfield Methodist Church Hall, Scarsdale Ave. Meet every Monday evening 7.30pm NORTH WEST RAMBLERS Margaret Cutler 872625 monthly walks (long & short) on the last Sunday of each month. Coach pickups from Fleetwood to St Michaels. Call for details. Everybody welcome. PHOENIX STRING ORCHESTRA John 823599 All Saints Anchorsholme, 36 Valeway Avenue Weds 7-9pm. We seek new players. We perform 3 concerts a year. Rehearsals are very relaxed in a friendly atmosphere – in fact the best night of the week! SASSY SEWERS 593556 A ladies sewing group who meet to sew and chat. Every Tuesday from 1 to 3.30pm at Claremont Community Centre (former Library) Claremont Road. £1.50 per week. SOCIAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE Shirley 341158 or Community Centre 405490 South Shore Community Centre (The Old Library) 120 Highfield Road Every Monday 1.15pm - 4.30pm Open to anyone who enjoys a game of bridge. Tuition is available for beginners. SPIRITUAL ACTIVITY CLUB 884497 65 Dickson Road, Blackpool. 7-8pm Healing 8-10pm Club Every Thursday night SPRINGFIELD FELL WALKING CLUB 01772 865278 Walk days Saturday every 2 weeks. 3 grades of walk. Bus pickup Blackpool to Black Bull, Preston. UNISON Nita 07943 986 030 Retired members meet at Blackpool Town Hall on the first Saturday of each month at 11am. Tea and coffee provided. All retired members welcome. WYRE SPEAKERS CLUB Ken 358636 Bispham Parish Church, meet 2nd & 4th Thursday 7.30pm. Learn to speak with confidence.

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“In the beginning there was nothing. God said, 'Let there be light!' And there was light. (There was still nothing, but you could see a whole lot better.�) Ellen DeGeneres

Norcross in the sun

Pentecost Sunday 19th May or Whit Sunday. The Church celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit. Pentecost falls on the Sunday 50 days after Easter. It is regarded as the birthday of the Christian church. Traditionally a time of baptism, the name Whit Sunday, or White Sunday, derives from the custom of wearing white while being baptized.

Christians believe that Jesus instructed his disciples to carry on his work and promised to send God's Holy Spirit to inspire, comfort, and guide them. According to the New Testament, the disciples felt the Holy Spirit's presence during the Jewish feast of Shavuot (known as Pentecost in Greek). A strong wind filled the house where they were gathered, and tongues of fire spread out and touched each one of them.

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Bring me Sunshine, in your smile,

In May 1952, BOAC became the first airline to introduce a passenger jet, the de Havilland Comet. All Comet 1 aircraft were grounded in April 1954 after four Comets crashed, two belonging to BOAC. Investigators discovered structural cracks caused by metal fatigue due to the repeated pressurization and depressurization. While rectifying this problem, de Havilland engineers improved the Comet in many ways and improved its range, creating the Series 4. In October 1958, BOAC used the new Comets to become the first airline to fly jet passenger services across the Atlantic. In 1972 the British Airways Board was formed, a holding board that controlled BOAC and BEA. Two years later, both the BOAC and BEA were dissolved and their operations merged to form British Airways. BOAC would have become one of the first operators of the Concorde had it not merged to become British Airways. (BA's Concordes carried registrations of G-BOAA through G-BOAG.) BOAC is mentioned in the first line of The Beatles song "Back in the USSR": "Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC, didn't get to bed last night."

Bring me Laughter, all the while, In this world where we live, there should be more happiness, So much joy you can give, to each brand new bright tomorrow, Make me happy, through the years, Never bring me, any tears, Let your arms be as warm as the sun from up above,

Bring me fun, bring me sunshine, bring me love. Words - Sylvia Dee, Music - Arthur Kent

John Eric Bartholomew OBE Comic Genius May 14 1926 - May 28 1984

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COFFEE MORNING, TRINITY HOSPICE 10-noon, St Martin & St Hilda’s Church Hall, Carleton £1 inc refreshments. Poulton Friends of Trinity 2 THURSDAY Hospice. SPRING EXHIBITION - LSA ART SOCIETY ELTERWATER CIRCULAR - FYLDE NATURALISTS Daily to 18 May. 10-6pm (4pm Sundays) Fylde Gallery, Booths, Haven Road, Lytham. Free viewing, Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 COMRADES CC V ANCHORSHOLME selling exhibition. 1.30pm Cottam Hall, Stuart T20 Cup Round 2 3 FRIDAY BISPHAM MERCURIALS V FLEETWOOD IV THE JEPS 1.30pm Stanley Park. Stuart T20 Cup Round 2 Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 NEW SAINTS CC VS LONGRIDGE V 4 SATURDAY 1.30pm Cricket at Bridge Playing Field, Warton, HORNBY/WRAY (for the Scarecrow Festival) Stuart T20 Cup Round 2 Fylde Coast Ramblers Coach Booking 01253 401135 AN EVENING OF LIGHT AND POPULAR MUSIC COMRADES CC V WYRE 7.30pm St Stephen on the Cliffs, Holmfield Rd. 1.30pm Cricket at Cottam Hall, Poulton The Fylde Concert Orchestra. £5. OAP £4. RUPERT FABULOUS Schoolchildren free. Interval Refreshments Available. Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 Tickets: 353894 or 07720 448421 HOUGHTON WEAVERS WYRELESS 7.30pm Charter Theatre, Preston Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 OFF THE WALL, THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD BLACKPOOL CC V LANCASTER 7.30pm. Lowther Pavilion, box office 794221 1st team cricket at Stanley Park


NEW SAINTS VS FLEETWOOD IV 1.30pm Cricket at Bridge Playing Field, Warton ELKIE BROOKS Lowther Pavilion, box office 794221 AMERICAN SLAM WRESTLING Central Pier Funhouse


BEAVERBROOKS 10K FUN RUN Starts at Hilton Hotel, North Prom, Blackpool. Supporting Trinity Hospice. or call 359355 AMBLESIDE - FREEBOOTERS RAMBLING CLUB Graded walks by coach every second Sunday in the month from local pick up points. New members 6 MONDAY welcome. Pauline 01253 733833 May Day Bank Holiday WINDERMERE HAWKSHEAD VIA AMBLESIDE Blackpool Victoria Walking Club. Walkers of all ages Local pickups. Lytham St Annes Rambling Club. are welcome. Pick up start at St Annes then Richard Whitaker 01253 727264 BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP throughout the Fylde, for details of times, all pick up points and cost ring Derek Helm. 01772 679153 or 6.30-8.30pm The Squirrel Pub, Bispham Road, 0778 385 041. Bispham. First Monday, every month. Have a chat, POOLEY BRIDGE VIA SHAP FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS meet new friends, obtain information and have a well-earned break. All carers welcome. Kay 393748. Coach Booking 01253 694427

16 THURSDAY EXCEL FOSTERING OPEN DAY 10am-8pm Clifton Drive St Annes. Call in for an informal chat about become a foster carer. Tel 01253 712734 COMRADES OF THE GREAT WAR to July 14. Exibition at Stanley Park Visitor Centre. CANCER HELP CHARITY LUNCH Ferrari’s Hotel, Chipping Road, Thornley PR3 2TB . Stalls from 11.30am lunch served at 12.30pm. £25 by prior booking only. Includes 3 course lunch; coffee & mints (choice of menu on the day). Followed by one of the hotel gardeners giving a talk & guided tour of the gardens. Information or tickets Tel. 01995 640185 / 01772 864689 THE RENAL IMPLICATIONS OF DIABETES 7.30pm Fairhaven Methodist Church Hall, Woodlands Road. Dr Elrishi, Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Diabetes UK South Fylde Support Group JOOLS HOLLAND & HIS R’N’B ORCHESTRA 7.30pm Guest vocalist Ruby Turner. Guild Hall

17 FRIDAY THE GLITTERBALLS Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 VIC GODDARD & THE SUBWAY SECT The Continental, South Meadow Lane, Preston


CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING 10am-noon. St Chad’s Church Hall. Stalls & raffle. £1 inc coffee & biscuits COFFEE MORNING 10-noon, Staining Village Hall. League of Friends of Blackpool Victoria Hospital(Poulton Branch) Admission £1 to include coffee & biscuits. Various stalls which include Raffle and Tombola. All proceeds go to B.V.H. GRASEMERE FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS 9am startCoach Booking 01253 401135 RIBBY HALL’S DAISY CHAIN CHARITY BALL 7pm in aid of North West Air Ambulance. Tel 01772 13 MONDAY 685858 7 TUESDAY LUNE DEEP FIRE SAFETY IN YOUR HOME - UNISON RETIRED MEMBERS SEATOLLER - SPRINGFIELD FELLWALKING CLUB Local pickups. Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 11am Blackpool Town Hall. 1st Tuesday of each month. Guest speaker. Unison Members welcome. BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE EVENING SUPPORT GROUP MICKY FLANAGAN 6.30-8.30pm The Crown Pub (old No.3), Devonshire Opera House, Blackpool Tea and coffee provided. Nita 0794 398 6030 Road, Blackpool. 2nd Mon, every month. Chat, meet 19 SUNDAY 8 WEDNESDAY new friends, obtain information and have a wellWHIT SUNDAY, PENTECOST FAMILY HISTORY WORKSHOP EVENING earned break. All carers welcome. Kay 393748. MALHAM Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Fylde 14 TUESDAY Local pickups. Lytham St Annes Rambling Club. branch. St Martin and St Hilda, Carleton. Contact BLACKPOOL CARERS' CENTRE COFFEE MORNING Richard Whitaker 01253 727264 858058 10am-1pm Norman House, Robson Way, Blackpool A CYCLE RIDE TO CATFORTH - FYLDE BICYCLE BELLES 9 THURSDAY FY3 7PP. All carers welcome. Kay 393748. 10am Start Apple Bikes St Annes. Cycle rides for Ascension Day women, run by women - we go as fast as the slowest 15 WEDNESDAY 10 FRIDAY ANJNUAL WALK & MEAL - THORNTON LADIES CLUB rider! Details 07905021183 LIEUTENANT DAN CAR BOOT SALE - NEWTON WITH CLIFTON Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 Meet 6.45pm Tramway Pub. Walk around Cleveleys 8am to 1pm Vicarage Lane, PR4 3RX. & return to Tramway for 7.45pm carvery meal. Jenny 07816 232 507 or Sue 0775 652 694 Details 851007

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May Diary CHARITY EVENT - ANNUAL TAEKWONDO COMPETITION 9:45am to 5pm Thornton YMCA Sports Centre. Martial Art Demonstration, Poomsae (Pattern) Competition, One Step Competition & Team Event. Food and refreshments will be available all day. £2 Children £1 (2+2 Family Ticket £5) Tickets, donations Claire 864941 LEARN TO DANCE THE SALSA WAY Stanley Park ANCHORSHOLME V NEW SAINTS 1.30pm Cricket at Mossom Lane PARTICLE VELOCITY 8pm Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Phoenix Dance.

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21 TUESDAY WREA GREEN FLOWER CLUB 7.30pm Demonstration in Wrea Green School Hall. Info 01772 686162

22 WEDNESDAY GAITBARROWS - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 WYRE ACCORDION CLUB North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood. Jean 883681

23 THURSDAY LANCOME DEMONSTRATION EVENING 7pm Briardene Hotel, Cleveleys. Thornton Cleveleys Friends of Trinity Hospice. Tickets £5 ( includes refreshments) available from Kath Fisher 821374 BLACKPOOL DANCE FESTIVAL 23 to 31 May. Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

CASTLETON VIA SNAKE PASS FYLDE COAST RAMBLERS Coach Booking 01253 694427 SHAOLIN WARRIORS 7.30pm Grand Theatre, Blackpool


Spring Bank Holiday DENT - SPRINGFIELD FELLWALKING CLUB Local pickups. 24 FRIDAY SPRINGSTOCK IN STANLEY PARK BLUE PIG ORCHESTRA Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 1-5pm, local bands, Bandit, Tom Watson & Ivan Penral, Steamy, Amy Lawson & Steve McCartney, THE DREAMBOYS Frankie & The Jets, Repeater & April Moon Opera House, Blackpool


Towel Day, Milk Moon - full BARK IN THE PARK 5K dog walk in aid of Brian House Children's Hospice HOWARTH CIRCULAR - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713 SKA FACE Live music. The Venue, North Prom, Cleveleys. 852143 RAT PACK VEGAS SPECTACULAR Opera House, Blackpool



ONCE AND FOR ALL - CHRISTIAN AID 6.30 pm Poulton Methodist Church. Personal stories, stunning images and beautiful, original songs. Come and be inspired for Christian Aid Week.

29 WEDNESDAY FLEETWOOD NATURE PARK - FYLDE NATURALISTS Local pickups - All ages. Carole 01253 316713

30 THURSDAY Corpus Christi ST ANNES CC V BLACKPOOL 1st team cricket Twenty20 at Vernon Road

SLAIDBURN - FYLDE FELLWALKERS Coach trips with an easy-going walking group, A & B 31 FRIDAY walks or do your own thing. Pickups at St Annes to ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN Preston. Jim Fothergill on 01253 734407 Opera House, Blackpool

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Operation Chastise was one of the most daring raids of the war. Undertaken by 617 Squadron on the moonlit night of 17th May 1943, it was led by Wing Commander Guy Gibson. 617 Squadron attacked three huge German dams on the rivers Mohne, Sorpe and Eder. The Mohne was breached, its power station swept away and flood waters spread 50 miles into the Ruhr valley. The Eder, Europe’s largest dam, was breached in two places, damaging rail & road bridges. The Sorpe was undamaged. The cost to the squadron was enormous. 8 of the original 19 Lancaster Bombers were damaged or shot down. 133 men took part. 53 were killed and 3 taken prisoner. 34 decorations were made to members of the squadron. For his leadership, Gibson received the Victoria Cross. He died, shot down in action, the following year, aged 26. 617 Squadron currently operates the Tornado GR4 from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.


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