Interesting things coming up

Interesting things coming up

With so many different things on our site now, and with the consequential sub-divisions of ‘Latest News’, it is easy to miss things, hence this ‘heads up’ post. So, under the Latest News tab, click on ‘Social Events’ for the date of this year’s BBQ, and also for a brilliant Roy Orbison tribute night and meal. Under the same tab, click on ‘Committee’ for the minutes of the meeting help on 24 April.  Lots of interesting stuff in there! Don’t say nobody told you!

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BBQ – Sat 16 June – Please book via Ursula

BBQ – Sat 16 June – Please book via Ursula

This year’s BBQ will once again be at Maureen & Arnold’s house – 171 Longsight Road, Greenmount, Bury, BL8 4DA – tel 07973 310237.  All members, significant others, and children are invited.  Starting at 12.30, eating will begin somewhere between 1 – 1.30.  As has been demonstrated in previous years, bad weather will not stop play, as we can retire to Arnie’s Arms if it rains, whilst I can barbecue under cover outside. The meat and some veggie stuff will be provided, but please bring whatever you want to drink, plus a...

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Friday 13 July – Baby Boomers’ Night Out

Friday 13 July – Baby Boomers’ Night Out

Advance notice from Ursula about a splendid musical evening at King George’s Hall in Blackburn – a tribute to Roy Orbison and the Travelling Wilburys – see here for details of the show.  Tickets are priced at £20 each. Options on the night are show only, or a pre-theatre dinner followed by the show.  The choice is yours, just let Ursula know what you prefer. The pre-theatre dinner is at Café Northcote in the splendid surroundings of Blackburn Cathedral.  The menu changes weekly, but the link will allow you to see this...

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Accessing Latest News

Accessing Latest News

Around Christmas time, our site was very busy with Latest News items about upcoming walks, our social events, and other social events.  Therefore, in my wisdom(??) I split the section up into a number of subsections, including Upcoming Walks and Social Events. For those who have discovered this split, I fear that you may have been missing out, for example on the recent social trip to Manchester to see the play Black Men Walking, which turned out to be a great evening out. I could go back to no sub-divisions, but before I do that, I want to...

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North West Air Ambulance Lotto

North West Air Ambulance Lotto

The lottery is NWAA’s largest source of income, funding 50% of the missions.  Every year they give 52 supporters £1,000 through the weekly lottery and one lucky supporter £5,000 in the annual prize draw. For as little as £1 a week (£4.34 a month), not only will you get the chance to win up to £1,000 in the weekly draw, but you will also help keep the helicopters flying.  Every Friday, they give away a cool £1,000 and runners up prizes amounting to £350. To enter, download a Lottery application form or contact the lottery team...

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Safety on Walks

Safety on Walks

Following on from the AGM, Rosemary would like you all to know that: 1 – The committee has decided that no dogs be allowed on any of our walks.  Walk details in future will include the following statement “No dogs are allowed on any of our walks.  This is for the safety & wellbeing of all concerned.” This policy will be reviewed prior to the commencement of the proposed evening walks next summer. 2 – When leading a walk it is advisable to consider taking a few items of kit that may be useful for the safety of the...

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