Sunday, 21 April 2013

Village News: April 2013

On 27th and 28th April, the Church organist of All Saints Church will attempt a sponsored organ marathon in aid of Church funds. Times are Sat 10a.m. to 5p.m. Sunday 11a.m. to 5p.m. During these times the Church will be open with tea/coffee being served. A homemade cake stall and tombola will also be held. Any sponsors will be gratefully received by Audrey Rushton.

METHODIST CHAPEL

The past week has been a busy one for members of Upton chapel. On Wednesday a coffee morning was held, this raised £60.00. Saturday and Sunday the chapel celebrated the 191st anniversary. Saturday evening the congregation enjoyed a concert given by the Sprinthorpe singers, then on Sunday, after a very enjoyable lunch at the Rose and Crown a service was held in the Chapel. The newly appointed superintendent Rev. Andrew Lomax led the service. Both these events were very well supported.

WOMENS INSTITUTE

Members were given an insight to the history of gardening at the April meeting. Dave Newman, who had been a gardener for 50 years told of how gardening had changed over the years. He also told of the history of finding, in 1925 the Cox Orange pippin apple.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB

Thelma Childs entertained members with her stories of her childhood and the way she had been bought up by her grandmother. Her grandmother, she haid was her greatest teacher. She was taught how to make peg rugs, handbags and goose grease. The next speaker will be Ian Loxley on clouds on April 25th

UPTON PARISH MEETING

This will be held in the Methodist schoolroom on Tuesday 7th May when Mr R.Laughton will tell all how to go about doing a neighbourhood plan. All residents on the electoral roll are invited to this meeting.