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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.crew­heart­sup­ Hos­pice and The Chil­drens’ Heart Foun­da­tion .

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