What’s on guide

Saturday 5th November

The Bunbury Bonfire and Fireworks Display event at the Jubilee Playing Fields Bunbury. Gates open at 6pm, Bonfire at 6.45pm, Fireworks at 7pm. Adults £4, Children 5 to 15 £1, under 5’s free. Food and drinks from Tilly’s and Burrows the Butcher.

Saturday 5th November

Tarporley’s annual bonfire & firework display, organised by the Scouts, takes place in the field south of St Helen’s Church, Tarporley. Gates open at 6pm, bonfire lit at 6:30pm, fireworks at 7pm. Adults £5, children £2.50. Refreshments available. Access is through a farm gate on the lane which leads to the Lych Gate (roughly opposite Molly Mop).

Saturday 5th November

Rotary Club country market at Tarporley Community Centre. 18 food and gift stalls. Enquiries to K Wallace on 07850 250641

Friday 11th November
There will be a Quiz at the War Memorial Hall, Duddon, starting at 8.15pm, entry £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Hall.

Saturday 12th November

Tarvin Christmas Festival and Market – Fund Raising Coffee Morning and Cake Sale at the Methodist Church (10am to 12 noon) in support of the Tarvin Christmas Festival and Market which will be held on Saturday 3rd December from 5-9pm in Tarvin High Street. Please come along to the coffee morning, enjoy a cup of coffee and cake and lend your support.

Sunday 13th November

The second concert of the Tattenhall Music Society season will be in St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall, at 6.30pm and will feature the ‘Zelkova String Quartet.’ They are made up of three members of the Pether family… Caroline (violin) Jonathan (cello)and Ed Pether (violin) and Alex Mitchell (viola). Tickets are £10 for non-members (members £8) and can be purchased in advance from Tattenhall News and Tattenhall Post Office or you can pay on the door. Enquiries: Anne McGrath 01829 770932. Email: mcgrath.prickleygreen@btopenworld.com

Friday 18th November

Huxley Film Night,7.30pm, at Huxley Village Hall: ” Eddie the Eagle”. Admission £5. Wine/beer/tea/coffee/ice cream on sale. Information 01829 781294 or 781573

Saturday 26th November

Christmas gift and craft fair at Cotebrook Village Hall 2.00 pm – 4.30pm, performances by Utkinton Primary School Choir and South Cheshire Ballet and Theatre School. Call Judith on 01829 760513 / 07711 243521.

Friday 2nd December
Huxley Christmas BBC Bingo  (birds booze and confectionery), at Huxley Village Hall. Doors open 7pm



West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 17th November at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Ian Barclay will present his talk titled “Why Did They Invent That?”. 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 visit our website u3asites.org.uk/west Cheshire


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 1st November at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49) at 7.30pm. AGM (guaranteed not to take long!) followed by a fun quiz, mainly gardening topics, accompanied by cheese and wine to perk up the brain cells. Entry is free, but a donation is requested to help towards the refreshments. All are welcome.


Tarporley and District U3A
The next meeting on Thursday November 24th will be in Tarporley Community Centre. Doors open at 10am. Speaker starts at 10:30am. Speaker: Peter Boughton will speak on: “Picturesque Chester. The City in Art”. Tel 01829 732863.

Tarporley WI 
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 2nd November, in the Done Room  behind St Helen’s Parish Church. We will have our AGM, followed by speaker Mark Green, who will be exploring Food Facts and Myths! It’s now also the time to renew your membership; subs are £39 for the whole year. Doors open at 7:30pm; please come along if you can make it by 8pm!  Bring a friend – your first meeting is free. Visit  www.tarporleywi.org, find us on Facebook.

Peckforton and Beeston WI
The title of Karen Van Hoff’s talk at the October meeting was The Knitted Necklace, a Hat and a Tiara. Karen was a self-taught artist and designer/maker and told us of all the twists and turns that her life has taken. At one time she had created stunning millinery and then went on to wedding accessories for top bridal designers. Today she knits and embroiders with fine wire and embellishes with pearls and gems. She showed us a gorgeous collection of jewellery and sold some of the pieces to our members. We have our AGM and supper in November followed in December by Keith Birkett telling us about the History of Roberts Bakery.

Tattenhall Gardening Society

The November meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th, at The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, starting at 7.30pm. The Speaker will be Matt Smee, who will be talking about organic vegetable growing in gardens and allotments. His organic vegetable box company is based in Malpas and supplies homes and restaurants around Cheshire. The website for further information is www.vegmen.co.uk. The Society’s full programme for 2016/17 is available, but perhaps make a note now of the December date, Wednesday 14th, when Jannie Hollins will be the speaker. As ever, potential new members are most welcome. Don’t forget, annual membership allows a 10% discount off gardening items at Walker’s in Huntington and Okell’s at Duddon. Further information about the Gardening Society is available from Jen Benefield on 01829 770692.