St Matthew’s Church is hoping to create a “Quiet garden” in an area by the belfry door. The garden is only in the planning stages at the moment but the church aims to create a new space where people can spend some quiet time reflecting and enjoy inner peace in tranquil surroundings. If anyone can help with a small wrought iron bench, plants, bulbs, grass seeds and anything appropriate then they are invited to contact Eve.
St. Matthew’s Church is inviting people to come along to its Friday morning “Coffee Mornings” from 10am until noon.
A new feature of the coffee mornings are that people are encouraged to bring their knitting or their craft work with them. Anyone who would like to learn how to crochet or knit, craft expert Pauline will be happy to teach people this new skill. Northowram Darby and Joan “Afternoon” Club held its weekly Tuesday afternoon meeting at Northowram Methodist Church. Mary Lister welcomed the twenty members and introduced member Rita Maudsley. Rita gave the members interesting facts from the Roman Empire to our queen Elizabeth the Second. She spoke about Queen Boadicea, Alfred the Great, The Battle of Hastings, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Richard the Third and the political union of England and Scotland, Guy Faulkes, James the First, Elizabeth the First, William Shakespeare and Elizabeth the Second.
In total she covered 61 kings and queens. Annette thanked Rita for a most in- The recently invited president of the Sowerby Bridge Probus Club for Ladies, Mrs Margaret Aspin, welcomed 35 members and friends to their Birthday Lunch which was held at the Tower House, where the vicepresident Mrs Emily Hewitson-Townley said grace.
Special guests included the vice-president of the Sowerby Bridge Men’s Probus Club, Mr Michael Keaskin, together with Mrs Carolyn Keaskin.
Mr Frank Wright provided a number of unusual objects which he asked everyone to study and then to give each a name, date and estimated value.
After the meal he then gave the answers as well as further details about each of the artefacts.
At the meeting in June the speaker is to be Mr David Glover whose subject is entitled “Lost Princes of Halifax”.