What’s on in April

Friday 10th April

Huxley Film Night presents: ‘Paddington’, 7pm (note earlier time), at Huxley Village Hall. Adults £5   Children £3. Information 01829 781294  or 781573.

Saturday 11th April

Spring Show sStaged by Tiverton District Garden Club at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Open to public from 2 pm, with prize-giving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm. Free entry, with raffle and refreshments available. All are welcome – bring your friends and family. For more details or schedule to enter, tel 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.

Saturday 11th April

Rotary has linked up with the Margaret Carey Foundation who are looking for unwanted bikes. MCF has set up prison workshops where offenders clean, adjust and repair old bicycles (and wheelchairs) to a high standard. They then donate the refurbished goods to communities in need, both in the UK and in developing countries, making life easier and better for disadvantaged people.

Consequently, as we did last year for the ‘Bikes 4 Africa’ charity, the Tarporley RC are holding another bike collection in April

Therefore, please bring along and donate your unwanted bikes (of any size or condition) to this very worthy cause.

We will be at Beeston Market from 9.30am. to 12noon.

Saturday 11th April

Mobile Phone and Spectacle Collection: Bring your old Mobile Phones and Spectacles to the Rising Sun, High Street, Tarporley from 9.30am to 12noon. For Rotary’s UK and overseas charities
Sunday 12th April

Jumble Sale, 2pm, at the Barbour Institute. Entrance 30p  Donations to the Institute, 9.30-11.30am on the morning of sale. No books or videos.

Friday 17 April (11.30-4.30)

Gardens open to the public

Stonyford Cottage

Stonyford Lane, Oakmere

Set around a tranquil pool this Monet style landscape has a wealth of moisture loving plants, including iris and candelabra primulas. Drier areas feature unusual perennials and rarer trees and shrubs. Woodland paths meander through shade and bog plantings, along boarded walks, across wild natural areas with views over the pool to the cottage gardens. Unusual plants available at the adjacent nursery. Admission: free £4.50, children free. Home-made teas. Lunches also available.

Friday 17th April

The War Memorial Hall, Duddon will be holding a Quiz starting at 8.15pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall.

Friday 17th April

Quiz Night in Cotebrook Village Hall at 7.45pm. There will be a bar and raffle. A light supper is included in the ticket price. Teams of up to six are welcome.Tickets are £5 each and can be bought from Marian Atkinson on 01829760513, Nicola Cerven on 01829760762 and Judith Walters on 01829760513.All proceeds in aid of Cotebrook Village Hall .

Saturday 18th April

Huxley Jumble Sale, 2-4pm, at Huxley Village Hall. Information or items to donate please contact 01829 781294 or 781573.

Saturday 18th April

Bingo Night at Cotebrook Village Hall. Doors open at 6.30pm, Boards at 7pm, Bingo at 7pm.Refreshments available. For more information contact Amanda Fowles on 07889420509. All proceeds in aid of Little Budworth pre school. On Tuesday 21st April it’s the village hall AGM at 7pm, all members of the Cotebrook community are welcome to attend.

Wednesday 22nd April

‘A musical journey with the flavours of Anatolia’, 8pm, at the Barbour Institute.  A short, intimate performance by Dimitris Dourtmes, with influences from Rock and Blues, Funk and Jazz, Balkan, General Eurasian, Far Eastern music and all that can be categorized as world and root music. Traditional/Folk music pieces from Greece, Turkey and Arabia will be also included. It will be mainly instrumental music, and Dimitris will talk about some of the instruments he plays. Tickets: £5 available from Complement, High St. Tattenhall, or ring the Barbour Institute on 01829 771649.

Friday 24th April

Friday Flicks will be showing ‘Her’, a drama / romance starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson. Cert 15. Doors open 7.30pm at the Barbour Institute. £5 entry per person, pay on the door.  There will be a bar available.



West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 16th April at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall.  Jean Hancox will give a talk on “What’s Your Poison ?” at 2.30pm.  Refreshments will be available from 2pm.

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


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 7th April, Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 7.30pm: Prepare to work up an appetite! Mr Derek Jones will tell us all about “Organic vegetable production” so that we can enjoy eating well this year. Entry £1.50 (members) £2 (visitors) including raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.

Spring Show Saturday 11th April

Staged by Tiverton District Garden Club at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49)

Open classes for Spring flowers, pot plants, floral art, cookery, handicrafts, photography and Junior section. Something for everyone! Staging on the day from 9 am to 12 noon. Open to public from 2 pm, with prize-giving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm. Free entry, with raffle and refreshments available. All are welcome – bring your friends and family. For more details or schedule to enter, tel 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.



Tattenhall Gardening Society

On Wednesday 8th April at 7.45pm in the Barbour Institute we will have a talk entitled ‘ORNAMENTAL EDIBLES’ by garden designer, author & presenter Jenny Hendy. Jenny will use her wealth of experience to help you make your garden not only more beautiful but productive as well!

On Wednesday 13th May we will have a private guided visit around the Cholmondeley Castle Gardens.  We will meet at the castle at 6pm for the tour which will cost £2.50 + £5.00 gardens entrance (please note change to cost) and last for about 2 hours. Please let us know if you would like to attend as places are limited.

Visitors are always welcome to attend the meetings. Yearly membership costs £12 for single and £17 for joint membership. Meeting Visitors £3, Tattenhall Allotment Association members £2. Contact Alex Radley at alex@albany0.demon.co.uk


Kelsall Flower Club

Wednesday 15th April, 7.30pm, at the Methodist Church Hall. Visitors welcome. Come and join in our workshop and take home your display (bring scissors) More information 01829 75294.


Peckforton and Beeston WI

February brought a visit to see Top Hat which was very much enjoyed and an entry in the County Quiz. Our team made an impressive start but, unfortunately, were unable to sustain their achievement. Jean Finney kept us amused at our March meeting with her tales about Joyce Grenfell and impersonations of some of Joyce’s well known ‘comic turns’ and songs. Joyce was a member of the “Upper Class” and used her experiences of her privileged upbringing, having nannies, becoming a debutante, going to drama school and later working as a drama critic to build a very successful career as an entertainer. Our next meeting is on 1st April when Roger Nutter will tell us how to “Garden for Wildlife”. Margaret Ellis 01829 261898.


Tarporley Rotary Club

Meet on Tuesdays at The Rising Sun 7pm for 7.30pm. Enquiries to Mike Lloyd on 07841 794 661.


Bunbury WI

The group meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Thursday of every month in the Pavilion, with a talk or demonstration, some brief WI business and refreshments prepared by Members.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday 7th April when there will be a talk by Hilary Watson on “Never Too Late for Life Changes”.   Visitors and potential new members are more than welcome to join us.  Just turn up – free refreshments and no charge for the first 2 visits.

There will be no meeting at the Pavilion in May as Bunbury WI will join the Dabber Dames for their Resolutions Meeting in Nantwich.  This will be our second joint meeting, the Dabber Dames having visited Bunbury in 2014, and we are very much looking forward to the return match.

The WI is a great way to meet like-minded women, make new friends, listen to a variety of interesting speakers, enjoy some of the many organised activities or join other smaller groups for reading, keep-fit, quizzing, luncheons, etc.   For more information please call Lesley Moore on 01829 262514 or simply come along to one of our meetings.