Gerry and Vera Hogarth

John Keegan has forwarded a message from David Mantle who wanted to let people know that Gerry is in St. Wilfrids Hall Nursing Home in Halton and his wife Vera is a nursing home in Slyne (I’m assuming the Hillcroft Nursing Home). Gerry is described as very alert, with an active mind, but his legs and lungs are not quite what they were.

In addition, John has done an interesting piece about Gerry on his blog.

Wine Tasting Night was a great success

On Friday 17th November about 40 people gathered to taste a fine selection of Italian wines from a new Lancaster based wine importer – Provino.  We tasted 6 different wines, ate lots of cheese and had lots of good conversation.  A very enjoyable evening!

Local Member Grants

Lancashire County Council has a pot of money each year to allocate to local groups, to help support initiatives in their locality. 

The grant cannot be given to Parish/Town Councils – but it can be given to community groups that meet the following criteria:

  • have a constitution, set of rules, or articles of association in place
  • have a group bank account
  • be a not-for-profit organisation

If you would like to know more, please visit the Lancashire County Council Local member grants website.

Wine Tasting Evening Update

Please note, the date has changed from the 25th.

The Village Hall Committee is organising a Wine Tasting Evening on Friday 17th November.  Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Come along to taste some great wines from local importers and learn about food matching.

Limerick Competition

To celebrate the siting of the new dog waste bin, Colin Hall has very kindly offered a prize for the best Limerick. First prize will be a bottle of Champagne, or something more appropriate for a junior winner.

To enter, please complete the following and submit via the Contact form, or email to

There was a dog walker in Whittington