What’s on in your village

During November

The Fox and Barrel pub, in Cotebrook, is doing a free coffee hour during November between 11am and 12noon to raise funds for Saint Luke’s Hospice and the Cotebrook Village Hall. People are able to give donations for the coffee to those good causes.


Saturday 4th November
Tarporley’s annual bonfire & firework display with proceeds raised helping to fund your local Scout Group.  Adults £5, children £2.50. Refreshments available.  Gates open 6pm, bonfire lit at 6:30pm, fireworks at 7pm, in the same venue as last year – the field to the south of St Helen’s Church. Access near the Lych Gate (roughly opposite Molly Mop). No sparklers please – kids love ’em, cows don’t!


Tarporley Country Market

The next Tarporley Country Market takes place on Saturday 4th November, 9.30am – 1.15pm, at the Community Centre, with 22 stalls expected including crafts, cheese, yoghurts, fish dishes, eggs, cakes, coffee, bread, red poll meat, fudge, meat pies, books, cards etc. Organised by Tarporley Rotary, the profits go to charity.


Friday 10th November
The War Memorial Hall, Duddon will be holding a Quiz at 8pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be a bar and raffle.


Sunday 12th November

Tattenhall Music Society concert, at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, from 7pm, with Jonathon Fisher, pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music together with two wonderful singers from the College.  Tickets available on the door or in advance from the Post Office.


Saturday 18th November

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts returns to Tattenhall this month with a performance of Hummingbird at the Barbour Institute at 8pm. It tells the dark, but touching and true tale of Edith and Ralph, dubbed the ‘Lonely Hearts Killers’, a pair of latter-day Macbeths who gripped the imagination of 1950s America. Age suitability is 12+. There will also be an Indian restaurant buffet at Tattenhall Spice, in the high street, from 6pm. Tickets for the buffet and show are £18 each (all ages) available from Tattenhall Post Office, Jill at The Studio or buy online at www.ticketsource.co.uk. All tickets must be bought in advance. For queries – contact Linda on 01829 771374 or email l.davenport987@btinternet.com.


Wuthering Heights at Tarvin

A new interpretation of the classic Bronte Tale ‘Wuthering Heights’ by Hotbuckle Theatre Company and sponsored by Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, will be brought to Tarvin Community Centre, Meadow Close, Tarvin on Saturday 18th November at 7.30pm. Contact: Sue Hardacre on 01829 741962 or email bandshardacre@btinternet.com. Suitable for ages 11+. Cost: £10 for adults and £7 for under 16s.


Comedy in Tarporley

Tarporley Amateur Dramatic Society presents Sand Castles, a comedy by Bob Larbey, at Tarporley Community Centre, from Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th November at 7.45pm. Tickets £7 inc programme and refreshments from Swaffields, High St or 01829 732646
Wednesday 29th November

Film Night @ the Barbour Institute – Hunt for the Wilderpeople  (12A), which tells the story of how a national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.  Stars Sam Neill.  8pm start, all welcome.  Bar available.

Saturday 2nd December

The Tarvin Christmas Market takes place from 12noon on Saturday 2nd December at the Upper High Street. It’s a family Christmas Market offering local market stalls. Offering a grotto an exhibition and puppet show, teas and coffees in Tarvin Methodist Church. There will be a Jazz band in attendance playing on the forefront of the Methodist Church.




West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 16th November at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Francis Illing will talk about the various ways dogs are used to enhance our lives. 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


Peckforton and Beeston WI

Karen Grimwood from Guide Dogs for the Blind introduced us to her beautiful black labrador/retriever cross puppy and explained the process of being a ‘Puppy Socialiser’ after being approved by the charity. The dog has to learn to behave in all sorts of environments, including the home, shops and public transport; this continues until it is about 14 months old when actual ‘training’ begins at a special centre.  It was a most interesting and enjoyable talk with Maggie behaving impeccably throughout.  Our AGM and supper is in November followed on 6th December by Barry Fewster talking about The Hills of Hawkstone. We were delighted to welcome a new member this month, why not come along and see what we have to offer 7.30 at Peckforton Village Hall. Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898


Tattenhall Garden Society
Local Dahlia and Chrysanthemum enthusiast Barry Smith will speak on “Growing and Showing Dahlias and Chrysanthemums”. Now is the time to put your Dahlia tubers in store to protect them from frost. Pick up useful tips from Barry on Wednesday 8th November at 7.30 in The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall. Non-members welcome. Annual programme card will be available. Contact Jen Benefield, Chairman, for further details 01829 770692


Tarporley WI
Our November meeting is a change to the previously advertised event.  We will have our AGM promptly at 7:30pm, after which Gina Haig will share with us ‘A Taste of Spain’ and tell us about her love of Spain and its food, and also demonstrate how put together emergency tapas from store cupboard ingredients. We will also be unveiling our 2018 programme; membership renewal is £41 for the whole year. See you on Wednesday 1st, doors open at 7:15 for 7:30pm in the Done Room
behind St. Helen’s Church.  Bring a friend – your first meeting is free! Find out more by visiting our website: www.TarporleyWI.org, email TarporleyWI@hotmail.com, phone Sarah on 733813 or find us on Facebook: Tarporley Women’s Institute. A warm welcome awaits you!


Tarporley and District U3A

The next meeting is on Thursday 23rd November at the Tarporley Community Centre.  Doors open at 10.00 a.m. Usually ends by noon. Speaker : Judy Popley – Setting up Granada TV.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 7th November at 7.30pm. Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane, just off A49. Tonight is our A G M – not a lengthy procedure – followed by a Fun Quiz with a gardening theme, with cheese and wine to refresh the brain and other parts. Entry is free, but a donation towards the cost of the refreshments would be welcomed.