Chipping Children's Community Alliance activities

ChildrenThe children of Chipping Children's Community Alliance are looking forward to another exciting year. They have been learning about the weather and how to look after the wildlife in the gardens, making ice mobiles and wild bird cakes.

The Baby and Toddler group is open every Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to noon in Chipping Village Hall. There is lots of space for the ride-on toys and new toys in the designated baby area.

Local history

At the AGM of Chipping Local History Society Alice Whitwell and Irena Preston were re-elected as chairman and vice-chairman and the committee was re-elected en bloc for 2011.

After the official business, members and guests enjoyed a Jacob's join supper.

Speaker was Brian Calderbank, who entertained with a "Lancashire Garland". Brian is an authority on the history of song in Lancashire dialect and introduced key writers and recorders of these songs from the 17th century to the end of the 19th century.

The next informal Sunday session is on February 6th in St Mary's Community Hall from 2 p.m. For more information tel. 01772 864289 or visit

WI gold

President Mrs Joan Porter welcomed members and guests of Chipping WI to the first meeting of 2011, in the village hall. Guest speaker Peter Debney gave a talk entitled "Klondike Gold" based on his trip along the Chilkoot trail. Mrs Mona Clarke expressed thanks.

Mrs Katherine Jackson won the raffle. A competition for something gold was won by Mrs Betty Seed and birthday flowers were presented to Mrs Jennifer Saunders. The overall winner of the competition for last year was Mrs Margaret Whitaker who was presented with a voucher.

The next meeting will be on February 2nd when Brian White will give a talk entitled "Story of 12 Walking Sticks". The competition will be high heel shoes.