WHALLEY: Tennis players win trophy

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Nepal work - A presentation was made to Peter Kellaway after Mass at English Martyrs’ RC Church, Whalley, by Ribble Valley Catenian Circle.

Peter, who is studying at Durham University is involved in a project in isolated villages in Nepal. The villages have problems with basic education. Peter will visit Nepal this summer to be part of the Durham scheme to tackle the problems.

Tuesday’s Mass celebrated St John Pleasington, priest and martyr, whose family came from Pleasington. He was arrested, tried and executed at Chester in 1679.

Details of the WRVS lunch club are on the church notice board. Anyone who wishes to join and volunteers to help with the scheme will be welcomed.

Plans are being made for a summer Sunday lunch for the choir and a family Sunday lunch for the children’s liturgy.

The date for the church’s annual coffee morning in the presbytery and grounds has been fixed for October 1st.

Tables sale - Tables are still available for Whalley Village Hall’s table top sale on Sunday, July 31st. To book a table, contact Honey on 01254 822350 or Grace on 01254 823402.

Plate winners - Years 3 and 4 tennis team from Whalley CE Primary School, representing the Ribble Valley, won the Silver Plate Championship at the Lancashire Youth Games finals. The team of Dominic Brown, Christopher Matthews, Lia Hylands and Jessica Johnson each played 10 games and were presented with the trophy by Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Simon Hore, who commented the team was a credit to the Ribble Valley.

The school also received a silver award at Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Sports Partnership presentation evening at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel. It was in recognition of the opportunities in sport created by the school this year. The school was placed second in the partnership’s athletics competition with Emma Dobson taking the title of best girl in the competition.

The end of term was marked by two musical performances. Mr Malcolm Spencer conducted the school choir in a concert at which the Friends of Whalley School served afternoon tea.

A musical, “The Troy Story”, was twice performed by Year 6 children with the rest of the junior children forming the chorus.