Halifax Courier - - Local Life -

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”.

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