Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 15 November 2011 at 00:00:00
Filed under: Media gallery, Lymm, Photography, Village centre
Remembrance Day 2011
World War I officially ended on the eleventh hour on the eleventh day on the eleventh month, 1918 - Armistice Day. The act of remembrance, a Two Minute Silence, began on the anniversary of Armistice Day in 1919. At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011, the nation paused to remember the fallen. Lymm was no exception. The village centre came to a stand still as businesses closed and local residents, one and all, paid their respects with Two Minutes Silence.
Sunday morning saw a fantastic turn out of people wanting to pay their respect. Led by members of Lymm & District Royal British Legion the procession left Davies Way car park on its way to the recently cleaned Lymm War Memorial at St Marys Church. With everyone deep in their own personal thoughts a Remembrance Day Service was held before everyone returned to the Lymm Royal British Legion where memories were shared and stories were told. The whole event was captured on camera by Joanne Bolton (a very keen amateur photographer) with some absolutely stunning photographs. Thank you Joanne for kindly sharing your wonderful images for all to see (please keep them coming). The afternoon slowly drew to a close with everyone enjoying a buffet courtesy of LymmVillage.co.uk.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, We will remember them."
View all Joanne's Remembrance Day 2011 photos.
Tags: remembrance day, remembrance sunday
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 at 21:58:00
Filed under: Entertainment
Lymm Rugby Club’s world famous annual adult panto celebrates 25 glorious years in 2011 and is proving to be as popular as ever, with ticket sales of "Flash Gordon" moving very quickly.
In that time the show has been instrumental in initially helping the Club survive and now for fundraising for the Lymm Grass Roots Sports Appeal. As a community-based club Lymm RFC relies on the membership, donations and volunteers to fulfill ambitions to develop a sporting centre of excellence.
However, long-term members have always been keen to show the community of Lymm, and new members, just how much enjoyment is to be had in the thriving clubhouse, which is also home to rugby league, hockey, squash and many junior rugby teams.
"The Lymm Panto, we hope, gives everyone an insight into the fun we have here, and what a great place Lymm Rugby Club is," said Simon Plumb, panto writer, producer and former player. "25 years seems a long time but when we have spent so much of our time laughing, and making our audiences laugh, the time has just flown by."
"Next year we need some younger members, male and female, to join the cast. One or two older performers are beginning to show a few laughter lines, shall we say, and make-up can only hide so much. With an injection of fresh meat, I think we can all look forward to the next 25 years of the Lymm Panto!"
The eight performances will run from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th December and from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th December. Tickets, at £16 each, go on open sale to the general public on 29/10/11 and are available from the Panto Ticket Hotline 07789 265447 or by emailing email@example.com.
Tags: rugby club, panto
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 at 09:06:00
Oughtrington Community Centre Needs You!
Nat West bank have a project called Community Force, whereby local charities and projects stand to win an award of £6,000 each, with the winners decided by public vote.
Oughtrington Community Centre has registered hoping to win an award to make access to the community centre safer for pedestrians, particularly our more vulnerable users, by adding a sleeping policeman and pathway to the driveway at the side of the centre.
Voting opens on MONDAY 26th SEPTEMBER. Anyone can vote, and votes aren't restricted to just your local area, so please ask relatives, friends, work colleagues, anyone you can think of, from anywhere in the country or world, to vote for us.
Just go to the website communityforce.natwest.com as soon as you can and vote for Oughtrington Community Centre, WA13 9JD (in the Public / Community Benefit Category).
If you are unable to access the online site to vote, contact the CommunityForce helpline on 0800 2100 246. Customers with hearing and speech impairments can contact them by Minicom number 0800 0155 545.
Your vote counts, please help us to achieve our aim!
Tags: oughtrington community centre
Posted by Neil on Friday, 08 April 2011 at 08:29:00
Filed under: Site Developments, Appeals for Information, Business
Summer is Coming and Thoughts Turn to Holidays
Have you booked your summer holiday yet? At the LymmVillage.co.uk office we love our holidays, and that's why we've come up with a new idea for the website that will be a "WIN-WIN" for everyone!
Holiday Lets on LymmVillage.co.uk
Do you have a holiday let you would like to feature on LymmVillage.co.uk? Do you know someone who has? We're planning to build a holiday lets section for the website to promote holiday lets of Lymm residents - the properties can be anywhere in the world, we may even build an interactive global map to show their locations!
How to feature your property
If you have a holiday let and would like to add it to the website, please email us the details to: holidaylets@LymmVillage.co.uk. We'd love to hear from you.
The more that are sent in the sooner the new section will appear, maybe in time for some readers to snap up a great summer holiday!
Tags: holiday lets, summer