Armistice Day Beacon – Report

A report from Colin Hall on Beacon event – photos to follow:

The Armistice Day Beacon, lit at 7 pm on Sunday 11th November at Sellet Bank, was a tremendous success. Well over 120 guests, after enjoying drinks and barbecue at Sellet Hall, made their way to the summit of Sellet Bank to witness both Lady Kimber and Eric Pelter light, what can only be described as, the most impressive conflagration in the Lune Valley!

Blessed with fine weather the concerted joint effort from the PCC, VH Committee, PC and individuals too numerous to mention more than met expectations with a grand total of £1050 being raised by donations for the Help for Heroes charity.

The organisers would like to thank all those involved in contributing so much time and energy to help commemorate such an important occasion.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Whittington Beacon Lighting

 
The Beacon will be lit by Lady Kimber at 7 pm prompt coinciding with over 2000 others throughout the country to commemorate the ending of the Great War 100 years ago.
 
Prior to the lighting, hospitality will be on offer at Sellet Hall including a BBQ, traditional potato pie and peas, vegetarian option, real ale, raffle, cake stall, soft drinks etc.
 
Admission is free, although donations are welcome with all proceeds to Help the Heroes.
 
Wellies and torches are recommended and, if possible, please arrive at Sellet Hall on foot as parking is limited, although those needing to arrive by car will, of course, be accommodated.
 
The Beacon on Sellet Bank is adjacent to Sellet Hall.
 
Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Village Hall Cleanup

Update: A great turn out on Saturday morning with all the work done in a record-breaking 45 minutes – many thanks to everyone.

Here is a photo of the spruced up Village Hall.

Spruced up Village Hall

Original post: A message from Simon and Caroline from The School House:

Hi everyone

We are planning to give the Village Hall a good clean up in time for the Harvest Supper next month so are looking for helpers on Saturday 29 September meet at 9.30.

I have bags for the weeds and rubbish but if you could bring a trowel or other such like tool that would be a great help. Also for those like me with dodgy knees something to kneel on.

As is customary at such Village activities bacon butties and hot drinks will be provided.

If you could reply to us at sj.cmraistrick@gmail.com.

So we have an idea of numbers.

Many thanks

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of The School House

World War One Centenary

On the 11th November, at 7pm, by kind permission of Steve and Karen Metcalf, a beacon will be lit to commemorate the ending of World War One 100 years ago.

The beacon will be one of over two thousand, to be lit simultaneously across the country. Our previous two beacons were recognised as the brightest in the Lune Valley, so this should be a real spectacle.

In addition to the Beacon, there will be a barbecue, raffle, and free bar at Sellet Hall, with proceeds or donations possibly going to ‘Help the Heroes’.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Defibrillator Update

Great news! The defibrillator, located at the Village Hall, is now registered and fully operational. An official unveiling will take place at a later date.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Colin Hall

Whittington Heritage Day

There will be a Heritage Day event at Whittington Church on Sunday 10th June, starting at 5:00pm. 

There will be an illustrated talk by Maurice Steele on farm and village life and Gerald will also have a display of some of his historic photos of Whittington. There will be refreshments, including wine, after the event. 

The Heritage Day last year was a very successful and this year’s event should prove popular again.

Posted by Jim Williams on behalf of Whittington Parish Council