Bee-keeping talk to Sabden gardeners

Society - Sabden Horticultural Society chairman Mr John Boocock opened the committee meeting and matters discussed included minor amendments to the 2011 show schedule.

The floral arrangement in class two will be entitled and refer to a West End show. In the vegetable classes 25 and 82 the article shown will be a plate of fruit, not soft fruit. Due to the growing popularity of the egg classes (114 to 117) there will be three eggs shown instead of four as in previous years. The adult photography class will be on the theme of “winter scenes” or “sunsets” and the children`s photography classes will be on “hobbies”. All photos are to be the entrant’s own work, to measure 7” x 5” and unmounted.

The committee request all trophies won at last year’s show be returned early this year for maintenance. The co-operation of trophy holders in this matter will be appreciated. The potatoes for the annual potato weightlifting competition will be delivered in the coming weeks. Mr Boocock and Mr Leo Clarkson will attend St Mary’s RC and Sabden Primary schools to judge the annual bulb growing competition.

Bee-keeping - Sabden Horticultural Society is presenting a talk entitled “Bee Keeping In Britain” on Wednesday, March 9th, in the bowling club pavilion at 7-30 p.m. The speaker will be beekeeper Mr John Zamorski. Entry is free and all are welcome.

AGM - Sabden Bowling Club’s annual meeting is on Tuesday, March 15th, at 7-30 p.m. in the clubhouse - not March 17th, as stated in the recent newsletter.

It is hoped for a good turn out as there are important matters to discuss in addition to the election of chairman, secretary, treasurer and committee. There are three vacancies on the committee. Any member wishing to make a resolution must put it in writing to the secretary seven days before the meeting. The club’s annual president’s coffee morning is on Saturday, April 2nd, and weather permitting, the green will then open for the new season.

Toddlers - Sabden has a toddler group that meets each Tuesday from 9-30 a.m. in the Baptist Hall in Clitheroe Road. All pre-school age children and their parents or carers are welcome. There are lots of toys for the children to play with and toast and drinks are served.

Stamps

Please save used home and foreign postage stamps to help “Occupy Till I Come”, a charity to help needy people, by Mrs Eileen Pearson, at 4 Alston Close, Sabden, or leave them at St Nicholas’s Church.