What’s on in July

Friday 1st July

Fashion Show at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Fizz & Jazz will again host their catwalk show featuring Tattenhall models.  All clothes featured, from well-known High Street brands, available at discounted prices. Entrance costs £5 and includes a glass of Prosecco.  Tickets available from the Old Post Office, Tattenhall. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.

Saturday 2nd July

Tarporley Rotary Country Market at the Community Centre 9.30am-1pm. 20 food and gift stalls. Inquiries to Andrew Wallace 07850 250641.

Saturday 9th July

Extra afternoon country market on carnival day 12noon-4pm at Tarporley Community Centre. 15- 20 gift and food stalls.

Saturday 9th July

Tarporley Carnival, with the parade starting at 12.30pm and the grand opening at 1.25pm at the Community Centre Field. There is a royal theme this year to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday as well as a number of attractions including the galloping acrobats horse display, climbing wall, archery, army cadets display, Rose Queens, silver and jazz bands, circus skills, Deibellas ladies’ choir and much more. For more info please email tarporleycarnival@gmail.com

Short Mat Bowling

The Barbour Institute has now acquired 2 Short Mat Bowling sets, with bowls, which could be used by any clubs, groups or individuals and private parties.  We shall soon be arranging a session where people can come and have a go and see what the game involves.   It could even be possible to create a club who may like to play against other villages for example.  Due to short mat bowls being played indoors it can be an all year round game.

If the game is of interest to you in whatever capacity then please call Hilary on 01829 770516 to discuss further.



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The WI held a special ‘Posh Frocks’ evening for the ‘Flog It’ event at their meeting.

Guest speaker Peter Ashburner, who is the Fine Art Director at Wright Marshall, took members into the fascinating world of antiques and showed us one of a number of gavels he uses at auctions.

The next meeting is on Wednesday 29th June at 7.30 pm in the Edna Rose room at Tarvin Community Centre when Susan Debarro will talk about “My Quilting Journey”. Visitors welcome.

Peckforton and Beeston WI

Our annual garden party took place on 1st June at Rose Leigh in Bunbury and although the weather was not too warm it stayed dry and the sun peeped through during the afternoon. The garden was looking beautiful, full of colour provided by many azaleas, rhododendrons and other various flowers and shrubs and we were able to wander along the paths and enjoy the surroundings after the excellent lunch in a real ‘garden party’ atmosphere.  We are grateful to Alison Atkins for her generosity in hosting this event.  Our next hall meetings are on 3rd August (the Secrets of Handwriting) and 7th September (Red Poll Tales) and we would welcome any visitors who would care to join us at Peckforton Village Hall at 7.30pm. Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898.


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Join us for the next meeting on Thursday 21st July at the  Barbour Institute when Theresa Hull will talk about her recent local history project “Burwardsley Remembers”.  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 Jean Hancox. jean.hancox1922@btinternet.com


Tarporley WI

We are on the hunt for this year’s Pudding Queen!  Last year Sue Wall dazzled us with her delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding – who will be the winner this year? We will be having a secret tasting of ten desserts, with a glass of Pimms or fruit punch, followed by a foodie quiz.  Come and join in the fun on Wednesday 6th July, 7:30 for 8pm in the Done Room behind St. Helens Parish Church on the High Street. Bring a friend; your first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members. Please email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com or phone Sarah on 01829 733 813 for details and encouragement, and find us on Facebook: Tarporley Women’s Institute.  A warm welcome awaits you.


Bunbury WI

The group meets every second Thursday in the month. At our June meeting the speaker was Tracy Longdon who spoke about Feng Shui. It was an interesting and thought provoking talk and the ladies all learnt something new. Our speaker in July will be Sue Hardacre and her talk will be ‘Fiji – the way the world should be’. New members are very welcome to join us or just come along as a guest.    Meetings are held in The Pavilion and start at 7.30pm,