What’s on in Cheshire

Saturday 3rd September

Heartstart Training 2 – 5pm at the Studio, Tattenhall. Donations to the Tattenhall First Responders gratefully received. Please ring Jill on 01829 771895 to book. Details www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk


Saturday 3rd September

Tarporley Rotary country market, 9.30am at the community centre. A total of 17 food and gift stalls including woollen wear and baby clothes.


Thursday 15th September

Tattenhall Music Society’s Charity Concert at Bolesworth Castle at 7.30pm. The musicians will be two rising stars of the guitar world, Jack Hancher and Haydn Bateman and it promises to be a delightful evening of beautiful Spanish music. Tickets are £15 and are available from Tattenhall News, Tattenhall Post Office (Pluto House) or Anne McGrath, Tudor Cottage, Church Bank, Tattenhall Tel: 01829 770932. Proceeds will go Alzheimer Research.

Tattenhall Music Society’s  AGM will be on Monday 19th September at 7pm in the Main Hall at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. The business part of the meeting is always brief and then the meeting will be entertained by some young up and coming musicians. Any enquiries Tel: 01829 770932


Saturday 17th and Saturday 24th September

Grand Book Sale, 10am-5pm, at Huxley Village Hall on behalf of Tarporley Hospital over 2,000 books for sale covering a wide range of both fact and fiction with many first editions.


Saturday 24th September

Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, 10am-4pm, at Delamere Forest. Raising money for Alzheimer’s Society. With every step taken, you will help change the lives of people affected by dementia – now and in the future. Two walking routes to choose from, this event is for all the family. Find out more and register your place at www.memorywalk.org.uk/find-a-walk/cheshire. Call 0300 330 5452 or email memorywalk@alzheimers.org.uk.


Saturday 24th September

Defibrillator Training 2-4.30pm at the Studio, Tattenhall. Donations to the Tattenhall First Responders gratefully received. Please ring Jill on 01829 771895 to book. Details www.thestudiotattenhall.co.uk


Wednesday 28th September

Film Night at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall: ‘45 Years’ (15), stars: Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. Film starts at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. Pay on the door, £5. Bar available. Tel 01829 771649 or visit www.barbourinstitute.co.uk


Thursday 29th September

Rural Touring Theatre presents ‘My Big Fat Cow Pat Wedding’, 7.30pm (doors 7pm), at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. The Kali Theatre Company invites you to Clare and Arjun’s wedding reception, so dig out your best hat and wear it with pride to their big event. All their friends and family will be there to celebrate the marriage between this country girl and city boy. The roots of this new play draw their vitality from the author’s interviews with a wide range of people whose experiences inform this light-hearted view of relationships across the divides of rural/urban, race and gender. The result is fast and funny with plenty of neat twists, all rounded off with the toe-tapping rhythms of a Bhangra disco dance for all of us to enjoy. Tickets are £9, available from Complement, High St Tattenhall, or The Studio, Worley Court, Tattenhall. Contact Linda on 01829 771374 or email l.davenport987@btinternet.com  or book online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/280390.



Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 6th September at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 7.30pm. Mrs Anne Harrison is making a welcome return visit to the Club, telling us all about ‘Wall shrubs and climbers’, which add interest to any garden. Entry £1.50 (members), £2 (visitors) including raffle and refreshments. All welcome.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Autumn Show, staged by the Club on Saturday 10th September at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 7.30pm. Open classes for flowers, pot plants, fruit and vegetables, floral art, cookery, photography and Junior section. Something for everyone!  Staging Friday evening and Saturday morning. Show open to public from 2pm, with prize-giving and auction of exhibits at 3.30pm.  Free entry with refreshments and raffle available. All welcome – bring your friends and family. For more details or schedule Tel 01928 788898 or 01829 733465.

Peckforton and Beeston WI

In August Susan Ord provided us with a most interesting insight into assessing a person’s handwriting (including the size and form of letters and the way they appear on the page) to identify their type of personality and state of mind at the time of writing. Such assessments can have uses in various walks of life for example choosing a suitable career, employee selection, training, using the correct type of education for individual students, assessing honesty and integrity and also sometimes in forensic work.  Susan commented on some of our members’ writing, which was quite illuminating.  The talk prompted many questions and we all found it extremely interesting.

The Cheshire Show entry by three of our members was on display and admired by the rest of the group –  rightly so as it was very skilful and received a Highly Commended certificate.

The talks at our next two meetings are Red Poll Tales (farming and conservation in the Gowy Valley) and The Knitted necklace, a hat and a tiara, on 7th September and 5th October respectively. Visitors are very welcome at 7.30 at Peckforton and Beeston Village Hall.  Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898.


Tarporley WI

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 7th September, in the Done Room behind St Helen’s Parish Church.  Doors open at 7:30, followed by regular business with our president Abbie, and we will welcome our speaker from 8pm, so please come along if you can make it by 8pm!

This month Sam Moggan will be talking about Memory Matters:  Sam talks to us about her mother Maureen, who suffered from Alzheimers and Vascular Dementia.  Sam now volunteers at a Dementia care home, and has many moving and sometimes funny stories to share… Visit  www.tarporleywi.org, find us on Facebook or email  TarporleyWI@hotmail.com. A warm welcome awaits you.


Huxley & Hargrave WI

Annual Supper Club night is scheduled for Friday 11th November when Richard Wescott will entertain us with his “Confessions of A Pantomime Dame” together with a welcome drink and home-cooked 3-course meal, priced at £15 per person. 7.00 for 7.30 prompt. Husbands and friends welcome. Bring your own tipple.  Contact Connie on 01819 781298


Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting on Thursday 22nd September will be back in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am.  Speaker starts at 10:30am. Usually ends by 12noon.
Speaker:  Ted Hughes on: “Story Telling”.