WHALLEY: Drivers needed for Peter Pan club rota

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Roses are red - President of Whalley with Mitton WI Mrs Marjorie Mitchell welcomed members to the 86th annual meeting. Treasurer Mrs Joan Wallace gave the financial report and secretary Mrs Doreen Balshaw reported on Lancashire and National events during the year.

After refreshments a rose-themed social evening was led by Mrs Lyn Jones with poems, singing, raffles and a quiz. Mrs Lesley Lohou gave a light-hearted reading with historical details of the War of the Roses.

Winner of the competition cup was Mrs Dorothy Gorner.

Mrs Eleanor Friend congratulated the committee for their hard work and effort, including an enjoyable programme.

Mrs Mitchell thanked everyone who had taken an active part in the activities which had contributed to a successful year and said she was looking forward to an eventful future.

The speaker at the next meeting on December 7th in Whalley Abbey at 7 p.m., is Bernard Hunt on “A Lancashire Evening”. New members are welcome.

Drivers’ plea - Whalley Christian Action Group is appealing for more drivers to help with its Peter Pan Club rota. The group takes young people with difficulties to the club in Clayton-le-Moors for social evenings at 7 p.m. and collects them at 9 p.m. Anyone who can help should contact Denis Cassidy on 01254 822345. The group meets in Whally Methodist Church Hall today at 7-30 p.m. for a talk by John Thorpe on “Digging up the Bible”.

An evening of Christmas music, carols and readings with the Renaissance Singers at 7-30 on Tuesday, December 13th, is being organised. Tickets at £10 including mulled wine and mince pie can be had from Alan Bowles (01254 823331), Denis Cassidy (01254 822345) or John Hudson (01254 824481).

Box appeal - The Christmas shoebox appeal is being operated by English Martyrs’ RC Church, Whalley. Boxes should be returned before the end of November. Readers are still being sought for the Saturday Mass rota.