What’s on in Tarporley, Tattenhall, Kelsall and Tarvin

Saturday 30th August
Table top sale at Cotebrook Village Hall, 10am – 1pm. Tables £8 each, refreshments available.
Free parking & admission. Contact Sarah on 01829 760654 for more information.

Sunday 7th September
Tattenhall Gardening Society Annual Show.Everybody can enter, including children, allotment holders and grandparents – no need to be a member!

Saturday 13th September
Huxley Village Hall will be holding a Grand Book Sale.  Proceeds from the  Sale will go towards the maintenance and upkeep of Huxley Village Hall and Hargrave Church Hall.    If anyone has surplus books (any subject/type) that they would like to donate would they please contact Les Pritchard on les.pritchard@btinternet.con or on tel.01829 781321.

Saturday 13th September
Heartstart Training at The Studio Tattenhall, 2-5pm. Donations to the Tattenhall First Responders gratefully received. Please ring Jill on 01892 771895 to book. Details www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk

The Barbour Institute been very busy organising a Wedding Fair which is to take place on Sunday 14th  September from 11am – 4pm.
As well as using the Fair to showcase our beautiful Victorian building, we have sourced many diverse and interesting stallholders, most of whom are locally-based. They vary from a horse-drawn carriage and vintage car, through to beautiful English flowers, photographers, food, decorations, vintage china, hair, beauty and much, much more.  There will also be a fabulous fashion show of vintage wedding dresses on the day.
Entrance to the Wedding Fair is free and includes a glass of bubbly.

Tarporley and District U3A
We have had a very successful first year ending up with a membership in excess of 220.
Outings have been organised to Trentham Gardens and Moorcroft Pottery, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow, Manchester Ship Canal and Llangollen and Erdigg. Theatre visits have included Under Milk Wood and Dial M for Murder. All of these are open to members.  The interest groups are now in full swing including French, Italian and Spanish Languages, Book group, Bridge, Walking, Computing, Digital Photography, Local History, Crafts, Antiques, Art Appreciation and Singing for Fun. Of course there are always opportunities for new ideas. We begin our second year in September so why not come and join us at one of our monthly meetings held on the last Thursday in each month 10pm at Tarporley Community Centre and see what U3A is all about.  There will be a varied and interesting programme of talks. Contact  tarporleyu3a@outlook.com or marilynwaltonuk@yahoo.co.uk

West Cheshire Rural U3A
Come and join us for the next meeting of your local U3A which will be held on Thursday 18th September in the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, commencing with refreshments at 2pm and followed by Alison Fuller’s talk on the Bee Population at 2.30pm. For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 Hilary@Scarratt.com or Pete Brunton 01829 741824 Peter@brunton.name

Peckforton and Beeston WI
In a change of plans at our August meeting Norma Walmsley recalled how she together with her husband and two friends decided to have a little excitement before retirement whilst they were working in Brunei, by taking the opportunity to back pack into the jungle of neighbouring Malaysia. They reached the interior by boat, foot, and aeroplane, stayed in native longhouses in very primitive conditions, traversed precarious bridges, paths and rivers and even met a tribe of head hunters. They then found to their horror that there was no plane for the return journey and they had to walk!!! Undaunted, they set off and after walking for a long distance were very relieved when eventually they were rescued by jeep.
We have regular theatre trips, excellent speakers, the Book Club and the Rambling Club continue to flourish – do come along to join us – our next meeting is on 3rd September when Jonathon O’Marah takes us into the world of antiques, you will be very welcome.

Tattenhall Gardening Society
ANNUAL SHOW Sunday 7th September at the Barbour Institute 2.30pm – 4pm. Anybody can enter – young or old – no need to be a member! Schedules are available from The Cat’s Got the Cream, Post Office and Barbour Institute. Entries will be accepted between 9am and 11.30am on the day. Please note the ‘Basic Tips’ can be found on the reverse of your ENTRY FORM inside the show schedule. New members are always welcome. Membership costs £12.– for single and £17 for joint membership. Join at the show! Any queries please phone: 01829 770516.

Tiverton District Garden Club
Tuesday September 2nd at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 8pm.
“Bee Happy!” – Mrs Jenny Hendy will celebrate Autumn with us, and help us prepare the garden for Winter, with the well-being of insects and other creatures in mind. She will also plant up a container, which will be raffled. Come along and enjoy the evening! Entry £1.50 (members), £2 (visitors) including refreshments. Raffle tickets available.
Autumn Show
Staged by Tiverton District Garden Club on Saturday September 6th at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Open classes in flowers, pot plants, fruit and vegetables, floral art, cookery, handicrafts, photography and Junior Section. Something for everyone, so give it a go! Staging Friday evening and Saturday morning. Show open to the public from 2pm, with prize-giving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm. Free entry with raffle and home-made refreshments available. All are welcome – bring your friends and family. For more details call 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.

Tattenhall Wildlife Group
The first meeting of our “new year” is on Wednesday 3rd September at 7.30pm in the Barbour Institute. We are pleased to welcome Sophie Hull as our guest speaker.  Sophie is a final year Biology undergraduate at the University of Sheffield.  During the past two years she has been involved in conservation work in India and Costa Rica.  She will be talking and showing images of her time at the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust – a nature organisation devoted to the protection of endangered reptiles and amphibians. Subscriptions will be due: £25.00 full membership, £12.50 concessionary or £3.00 at the door. Contact Viv Forshaw on 770576