RIBCHESTER: RATS latest offering is ‘Macbeth’ comedy

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Royal WEDDING- This amazing spectacle was celebrated in Ribchester with a garden party on the rectory lawn. When the TV coverage was almost complete, more than 150 people from the four local parishes came together for a Jacob’s join feast in the sunshine. The next day, the social club organised a street party for everyone, followed by an evening event for the grown-ups.

LOOKING AHEAD - The parish hall was built nearly 100 years ago. Now, a questionnaire has been circulated throughout the village, to help the development committee decide what needs to be done to improve and modernise its facilities. This is an opportunity to influence its contribution to the community, so make sure your views are known by completing your form and returning it in good time.

MAY PLAY - Robin Simmons is producing the next play of Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society. It opens at 7-45 p.m. on Thursday, May 19th, for three nights only, and is the comedy “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth”. The price of a ticket on May 19th is £4.50. On May 20th and 21st, you will have to pay £6 a ticket. Book yours in good time on 01524 878530.

LOCAL HISTORY - Speaker at Ribchester Local History Society was Cliff Astin who gave an illustrated travelogue on “The Ribble – from Source to Sea”. Cliff will make a return visit next season to complete his journey to the Irish Sea.

SAFARI SUPPER - The popular safari supper will be held on Saturday, May 28th. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you book with Rosemary Sabben on 01772 783856 or Carol Milne on 01254 878816. Why not offer to act as a host for just one of the courses?

ROGATION SUNDAY - The following day, Sunday, May 29th, there will be a Parish Rogation Day walk in the afternoon around the parish of Ribchester to bless the fields, farms and animals. It will end with a Jacob’s join picnic and Evensong at St Saviour’s Stydd. All welcomed.