Young At Heart
Shay young at heart club by Jean Hepworth Last weeks Young at heart club had to be held again in the Shay function room as the Supporters bar was being renovated. The usual activities took place , with Kurling being held on the terrace. Names were taken for the visit to Manchester Christmas market & discussions on where to have the Christmas dinner. The broadcaster from Phoenix radio came along with the tape he had made of reminiscences by Malcolm & Jennifer Hartley. Most interesting was the fact that Malcolm’ father had delivered money to Laurence of Arabia & he showed us a beautiful beaded snake made by the Arabs. There are to be more broadcasts made of people’s memories of old Halifax. The raffle was won by Elaine Butler. This week we were delighted to return to the much improved Supporters bar. Colourful decor, etched windows, comfy corner seating & 2 large televisions made the room much cosier. We had our usual activities & some lovely cup cakes with our tea donated by Tesco. Two teams have been entered for the 2014 British club Kurling Championship to be held in Widnes on October 4th 2014. The raffle was won by June Wood. Our activities are particularly suited to retired persons. Humanity in the Law” which varied from amusing to serious. He was followed in June by Mr Simon Thomson with his very detailed pictures and information about “Roman Jordan, Petra and other sites.” He spoke without notes - what a memory! Our A.G.M. was held in July. We usually open the proceedings with a speaker, who unfortunately this year had to cancel at the last minute. The agenda was dealt with satisfactorily and a date fixed for the Christmas lunch on Monday 15th December 2014. To close the season 24 members spent a day beginning at the Lowry Centre, Manchester, and visiting the Imperial War Museum. This was followed by a cruise on the canal while enjoying a delicious three course lunch. In addition there was a tour of old and new Manchester and a visit to Bent’s Garden Centre which included tea and cakes. We arrived home tired but very pleased with the visit. This trip rounds up a very successful year. Next Coffee Club is on Monday 22nd September at 10:30 a.m. Society hope to welcome new potential members. The Committee will be introduced to the members and the aims and the 2014/2015 Syllabus of the Society will be discussed. Further details can be viewed online at Halifax Photographic Society. James Shepherd and his “Versatile Brass” are appearing in Concert at Northowram Methodist Church tomorrow Saturday August 30th at 7.30p.m. Conducted by Martyn Evans, “Versatile Brass” also includes Northowram born Trevor Slade, who in his younger days sung in the choir at St. Matthew’s Church. Trevor plays the trombone. As the name suggests “Versatile Brass” will include in their programme a cross selection of music styles. The guest soloist is soprano Rachel Harrison. The doors will open at 7.00p.m. and tickets are £8. James Shepherd and his daughter Helen of “Northowram News” are planning to ”Light Up Northowram “this Christmas with Christmas lights. After experiencing the Christmas lights in Delph last Christmas, James, a keen gardener is selling plants to raise money for the lights in the village. So far he has raised over £100. . Toddler Church is the only club in Northowram that continues through the summer holidays. Everyone is welcome on a Tuesday morning at 9.30a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church. “Crafty Ladies” are a group of ladies who meet in Northowram Library on alternate Mondays from 4.00p.m.- 6.00p.m. They enjoy knitting, crocheting, bookbinding, calligraphy, parchment craft, drawing, card making and needlecraft. The group invite all ladies to join them to learn a new skill, enjoy the company of the other ladies or just come for a chat. The Ladies are looking forward to a trip to “Event City” in Manchester on Friday September 12th. There will be an opportunity for the ladies to have “Hands on” experience of many different crafts. The “Woman’s Weekly” team will be amongst the 200 exhibitors. For further details of “Crafty Ladies” please contact Adela at Northowram Library on A cheque of £757.40 was presented to local cardiac support charity, CREW. The cheque was presented by the mortgages team at Lloyds Banking Group, who adopted CREW as their Charity of the Year after the untimely death fof one of their col- 202997 or 07773273966 for further details. The “Vintage Afternoon tea” planned by St. Matthew’s Church for Saturday September 6th has been cancelled and will be moved to another date later on in the year. St. Matthew’s Church are also making plans for a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the Church on Friday September 26th from 10.00a.m.- 12 noon. There will be the usual cake stall, raffle and refreshments. John and Loraine would like to thank everyone who supported their “Garden Party”, £2,800 was raised for different charities which include Overgate Hospice, Forget-Me-Not leagues from heart disease. The group raised the money by holding a DVD, CD and Book sale as well as a Tour de France Quiz. Membership to the charity is free and open to all, for further information visit www.crewheartsupport.co.uk. Hospice and The Childrens’ Heart Foundation .