ENDMOOR’S 25th Annual Horticultural Show takes place at The Club Inn on September 29. Exhibits should be entered between 9.30am and 11.45am. The classifications include vegetables, eggs, scones and cakes, a children’s section, flowers, and jam. There will be an auction of all entries in aid of Rosemere Cancer Foundation and St John’s Hospice at 3pm.


CROOKLAND’S residents and businesses were present at The Crooklands Hotel for a meeting held by the community broadband steering group. The next meeting with the steering group, for the residents and businesses of Preston Richard, will be on September 23 (7.30pm) at The Club Inn. For more information email John Lyons on johnplyons43@gmail.com or telephone 07974-833850.


PRESTON Richard Emergency Planning Team is holding a drop-in session for zone co-ordinators on September 19 (7pm-9pm) at the village hall. There will be a demonstration on how to use the new walkie-talkie communications system and zone co-ordinators will be able to ask questions and receive updates on the emergency plan. For more information email Sue Bramwell, on littlesue23@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 07767-072239.


KNITTERS, making items for young children, are meeting at The Old School House, Crooklands, on September 24 (2.30pm).


MEET to eat lunches will be held at the village hall on Wednesday, September 11 and September 25 also October 9 and 23 (noon-1.30pm).


JEAN Fry, president of Preston Patrick and Preston Richard Women’s Institute, welcomed Peter Waterhouse, reserves manager of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Peter’s talk was entitled the Ospreys of Foulshaw Moss. Ospreys were completely wiped out in the UK during the early 1900s. In 1954 a pair returned to a loch in Scotland, and there are now around 300 pairs in the UK, 280 of them in Scotland, and eight in Cumbria. In 2001 the first pair were at Bassenthwaite. The birds first started breeding at Foulshaw Moss in 2014 and there have been 16 chicks so far. Ospreys eat only fish and with excellent eyesight can see their prey from a height of 200 metres. The birds arrive every April and leave again in mid-September. At Foulshaw Moss cameras are set up to record the activity in the nests, egg laying, hatching and later, the chicks taking their first flight.


Natland and Oxenholme...


MONDAY Club meetings restart on September 16 (2pm) at the village hall when John Bateson will give a talk on Employment and living conditions in 19th and early 20th century Kendal. Members are reminded that the annual membership fee will be collected at this meeting; cheques made payable to Natland Monday Club.


THE next meeting of Natland and Oxenholme WI will take place on September 18 (7.30pm) at the village hall. The guest speaker will be Philip Caine who will give a talk on From Barrow to Baghdad. The competition is beginning with B.


A MAKE, bake or donate coffee morning (with cake) will be held on September 28 (10am-noon) at The Vicarage, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. For more details telephone 07788-572621.


MEMBERS of St Mark’s Church made their annual cathedral visit to Newcastle via Kirkby Stephen, taking in views along the way including the Angel of the North. At St Nicholas’ Cathedral the party listened to a talk about the life of the cathedral and the vision for its future; it is a cathedral seeking to truly serve the community - Making Sacred Space Common Ground. Later, the group joined the congregation for the lunchtime service of holy communion then headed off to Newcastle’s other cathedral for lunch. A visit to Washington Old Hall which has links to Sizergh Castle concluded an enjoyable and interesting day.


Old Hutton...


YOGA classes will start on Monday, September 9 (6pm-7pm) at the public hall. A mellow class focusing on breathing, supported stretching and gentle flows, with chair-based options available. This is followed by a stronger class, still with emphasis on breathing and long mindful stretches, but with more energetic flows included (7.15pm). Both classes finish with a guided relaxation and are suitable for beginners to those who are more experienced. The first class is free for newcomers.


THE Tour de Britain cycle race will pass through Old Hutton (B6254) on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 10 sometime between 2.45pm and 3.30pm, depending on progress of the race. The police will be closing the road before the cyclists are due to arrive, so parents of children at the primary school must check with school regarding timings. It would be good to have residents lining the route through the village as the cyclists flash by.


SEPTEMBER’S meeting of Old Hutton WI will be on September 17, when members can look forward to making necklaces or bracelets, which can be purchased. An outing is being arranged on the evening of October 10 to hear the songs from ‘Tell Me on a Sunday’ at the Old Laundry Theatre, Bowness. Anyone who would like to join the group should telephone Ruth Rigg on 01539-722896 or Chris Bowness, 01539-725880 as soon as possible.


BENDRIGG Trust will hold an inclusive activity festival on September 28 (11am-4pm) at Bendrigg Lodge, with an additional quiet hour (10am) for people with autism or other sensory or social needs. Tickets can be pre-booked online via bendrigg.org.uk/festival. Ticket price includes parking, access to the grounds and a range of exciting activities for all ages and abilities. Activities include zip wire, climbing, caving, tube slide, art activities, and much more. There will a hog roast, barbecue and refreshments available to purchase on the day (cash only). Anyone who is willing to help should telephone Bendrigg on 01539-723766.


THE primary school has been accepted by Asda in Kendal for the green token scheme to raise money for their Pod. This will run until the end of September. The school is up against two other community projects and will receive a £500 donation if it receives the greatest number of tokens. Anyone who is shopping in Asda should request tokens as they are not automatically handed out