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Art Cir­cle

Brig­house Art Cir­cle mem­bers en­joyed their work­shop meet­ing when mem­bers painted pic­tures to en­ter into their an­nual open even­ing ‘Paint­ing of the Night’ com­pe­ti­tion. On Thurs­day 4 Septem­ber at 7.30pm there will be the An­nual Open Even­ing. It is an op­por­tu­nity to see an ex­hi­bi­tion of mem­bers work, join in the raf­fle and en­joy the sup­per which is in­cluded at this free event. Meet­ings are held ev­ery Thurs­day even­ing at War­ing Green Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion in the Al­bert Lounge at Lee Mount Club. He also said the Ex­hor­ta­tion. The chair­man Ge­orge Cameron wel­comed ev­ery­one. The trea­surer Carol Whit­combe and the sec­re­tary Sue Bate­man both gave their re­ports which were ac­cepted with thanks. The Stan­dard Bearer brought a se­lec­tion of pho­to­graphs from his re­cent hol­i­day. Th­ese as well as other cor­re­spon­dence were passed round for all to see. There were no raf­fles as num­bers were down due to holidays. The next meet­ing will be held on Septem­ber 7 in the Al­bert Lounge. Jude’s Church Hall when guest speaker Pa­tri­cia Bell will talk about ‘Lit­tle Known Lon­don pt 2’. Visi­tors are most wel­come. Mem­ber­ship en­quiries to Ron Bull on 01422 355029. Four mem­bers of the 5th Hal­i­fax (El­land) Com­pany Boys’ Brigade Old Boys As­so­ci­a­tion Band – known as the Bu­gle and Drums of the Stead­fast As­so­ci­a­tion – are trav­el­ling to­day to Bel­gium as part of a band of Boys’ Brigade old boys with mem­bers drawn from Eng­land, Ire­land, Scot­land and Wales. The mem­bers are Robert Batty, David Fox, Kevin Stock and Richard Smith The band is to play a last post at the Menin Gate as part of events com­mem­o­rat­ing the Great War. A wreath will be laid bear­ing the words” In mem­ory of all for­mer mem­bers of the Boy’ Brigade, par­tic­u­larly re­mem­ber­ing those from York­shire, who gave their lives in the Great War”. The band will also travel to the Thiep­val Me­mo­rial. It is es­ti­mated that 100,000 mem­bers and for­mer mem­bers of the Boys’ Brigade ral­lied to a call to arms and joined the armed forces dur­ing the first year of war. Hal­i­fax Gil­bert & Sul­li­van So­ci­ety will be singing extracts from Gil­bert & Sul­li­van’s best known operas at South­gate Methodist Church on Satur­day13th Septem­ber at 2.30pm. Tick­ets cost £6 in­clud­ing a tea of scones jam and cream are avail­able from Ann Pick­les (07752 908307) Kathe5rine Walker (07707 795580) and Peel Walker 11 Vic­to­ria Road El­land. On Satur­day 6th Septem­ber the Tues­day Group at South­gate Methodist Church is hold­ing a cof­fee morn­ing from 10.00am un­til 12 noon. En­trance is £1 and there will be a raf­fle, bring and buy and cake stalls. Lo­cal Preacher Clif­ford Lees con­ducted Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship at South­gate Methodist Church fol­low­ing which re­fresh­ments were served in the cof­fee lounge Even­ing wor­ship was con­ducted by the Rev­erend Alis­tair New­ton. The new ses­sion of the Boys’ Brigade starts on Wed­nes­day 3rd Septem­ber at South­gate Methodist Church as fol­lows: An­chor Boys for boys aged 5 and over by 1st Septem­ber 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm Ju­niors in years 4, 5 and 6 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm Com­pany Sec­tion for boys in years 7 and above 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm The news ses­sion of the Girls’ Brigade starts on Mon­day 8th Septem­ber as fol­lows: Ex­plor­ers aged 5 to 7 6.15 pm to 7.30 pm Ju­niors aged 8 to 10 6.15 pm to 7.45 pm Se­niors aged 11 to 13 7.30 pm to 9pm Bri­gaders 14 y3qrs and above 7.30 pm to 9pm Must be ages stated by 31st Au­gust 2014 Sun­day morn­ing wor­ship at Bethesda Methodist Church took the form of lo­cal ar­range­ments fol­low­ing which re­fresh­ments were served in the meet­ing room by mem­bers of the Get To­gether Group. St. Mary’s Pa­tronal Fes­ti­val Week­end be­gins on Satur­day 6th Septem­ber when Si­mon Earl who is the As­sis­tant Direc­tor of Mu­sic at Wake­field Cathe­dral will be giv­ing an or­gan recital. The event starts at 7.30pm and tick­ets cost £5. All pro­ceeds are for the Or­gan Restora­tion Fund. The fol­low­ing day at 10.00 am Pa­tronal Fes­ti­val eucharist will be held at St. Mary’s at which the preacher will be the Archdea­con of Hal­i­fax, the Ven Ann Dawtry. Greater El­land His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety’s ex­hi­bi­tion com­mem­o­rat­ing the Great War con­tin­ues at El­land Li­brary and tells poignant sto­ries of men from El­land who lost their lives fight­ing for King and coun­try. Among those was Wa­ter Bell, a mem­ber of Bethesda Methodist Church, who en­listed at the age of 16 and was killed only weeks be­fore the ar­mistice in 1918. Lo­raine Lodge’s ex­hi­bi­tion at Stain­land Li­brary of men from Stain­land and Holy­well Green who lost their lives dur­ing World War 1 con­tin­ues. Stain­land Li­brary is open on Mon­days from 5.30pm un­til 7.30pm; and on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 2.00pm un­til 5.00-pm. Both ex­hi­bi­tions are to run un­til the end of Septem­ber. Cyn­thia Bellew wel­comed mem­bers to a meet­ing of the Tues­day Over 60’s Club at El­land Work­ing Men’s Club and also or­gan­ised a raf­fle. Betty Crowther read the sick re­port. Bingo which had been or­gan­ised by Ann Drury was called by Betty and Rita Weldrick. Birth­day greet­ings were sung for Ann Han­son Brenda Dean Ge­off Scott Phyl­lis Har­g­reaves and Mar­lene Depledge. Cream cakes and choco­late bis­cuits pro­vided by Bar­bara Richard- son were served by the Com­mit­tee and helpers. The All Saints’ Church Events Group held a char­ity stall in the South­gate Precinct, Hal­i­fax last Satur­day sell­ing books, toys, games, bric a brac and cloth­ing. Seven­teen mem­bers of the Church worked on a rota sys­tem and £294 was raised for the Church Devel­op­ment Fund. As part of Her­itage Week­end St. Mary’s Church will be open to the public on Fri­day 12th Septem­ber from 10.00 am to 2.00 pm when there will be a stall in the church­yard sell­ing cakes and buns. The Church will also be open on Satur­day 13th Septem­ber from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. All Saints’ will be open on Sun­day 14th Septem­ber from 12 n00n to 4.00 pm.

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