THE Ladies of Levens will reconvene for its first meeting of 2020 this Saturday, at 7.30pm at The Institute.

It will be joined by Bryan Yorke who will talk about bird migration and the birds of Hutton Roof.

At the end of 2019 the group had more than 50 members, who enjoyed a variety of meetings which included talks, crafts, food tasting, croquet and an afternoon tea.

Membership fees for this year will be held at £20 if paid on or before January 25, and yearly subscriptions paid after this date will be £25.

For more information about joining the group or to go along as a guest, please contact Naomi on 015395 61910.

THE Levens Local History Group’s Great War commemoration project, which has been made possible by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, comes to an end with the launch of a book entitled 'Levens in the Shadow of the Great War'.

There is to be a book launch event which will take place at The Institute on Saturday, February 1 between 2pm and 5pm, with drinks and nibbles being served.

The book is not being offered for sale. Instead, people are kindly asked to make a donation which which will be split equally between the local history group and SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, which provides lifelong support to serving men, women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents. This particular charity has been chosen because one of the people mentioned in the book was the local organiser for its predecessor - the Soldiers, Sailors and Families Association - at the outbreak of the war in 1914.