Posted by Chris on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 at 06:28:24
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Charity, Fundraising, Village centre
Lymm and District Round Table marked this year's Remembrance Sunday by laying two wreaths at the Lymm and Oughtrington War Memorials.
Vice-Chair Graham Gowland (45) who served with 168 Pioneer Regt, RLC said: ‘Especially in the years of the Centenary of WW1, we wanted to mark the sacrifice of all those who have fought over the years to keep us safe’.
Matt Stevenson (34) who served with 4th Armoured Brigade commented: ‘Marking those that served before is important to me, and I always attend a remembrance parade, work permitting’.
Rob Spurr (26) who served with 150 Transport Regt (V) RLC added: ‘We are always looking for more servicemen to join the Round Table, and the camaraderie of Table reflects that which you find in the Services’.
Earlier this year Lymm and District Round Table commemorated the outbreak of WW1 by distributing hundreds of packs of Poppy seeds locally.
Round Table nationally is seeking any former servicemen, and offers them 6 months free national membership. To find out more about joining Lymm and District Round Table email email@example.com.
Tags: remembrance sunday, poppy, poppies, lymm round table, charity
Posted by Alan on Monday, 03 November 2014 at 10:35:38
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife, Fundraising, General
Is it just me or is it Christmas already? In Lidl last week half the freezer cabinets were empty ready to receive Christmas goods. I did try and point out in my best grumpy old man voice that it was October to which the response was "ah yes but next week it will be November". I bit my lip! I am just waiting to see how long it is before the chocolate manufacturers start trying to convince us that advent acually starts the day after Halloween!
As well as Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November (who could forget?) there are two other important remembers coming up:
This Thursday November 6th some musical friends and I are doing a benefit for Crisis at Christmas at the Cinnamon Club in Bowdon. It features the fabulous Lucy Barlow, Hugh "Van der Graaf" Banton, the awesome sax playing of Michael Healey and me and yet more chums. We even made the Guardian Listings on the weekend (and I don't mean the Warrington or Northwich one either!). Please come along for a great night of Standards, Jazz, Blues and laughs. If you haven't ever been to the Cinnamon Club shame on you ! Its a proper night club like I used to see in films when I was a kid (except there's no girl selling cigs from a tray anymore). Tickets from www.thecinnamonclub.net or call 0161 926 8992 or 01925 754080.
The other important one of course in Remembrance Sunday. Lymm Royal British Legion are recognising the occasion of the centenary of The Great War with a Pie and Peas supper plus musical entertainment and a singalong in aid of The Poppy Appeal. At just £5 including the supper it would be foolish to stay in. It's happening 7pm on Saturday Nov 22nd at the Youth and Community Centre. Sue is helping to organise so again you can call us for tickets 754080 or drop into Lymm Electric, Sextons, Coffee House or Nancy's Deli. Please buy your tickets in advance or you could be pie-less!
More exciting news of the proposed Heritage Centre next time.
Happy Christmas (ironic voice)
Tags: Crisis, Remembrance, Poppy, Cinnamon Club
Posted by Neil on Monday, 27 October 2014 at 15:18:24
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Interview, Landmarks
Visitors to the centre of Lymm have a new reason to get the most out of the visit. Lymm Parish Council has launched a new Guide to Lymm.
It contains a brief history of the village, a description of its main features and details of the festivals and events that are held each year. The 12 page booklet has been compiled by last year’s parish council chairman, Councillor Ian Marks.
Clr Marks said: “Lymm has a great deal to offer visitors and I felt we needed a booklet that brought it all together. "Its main purpose is to attract people to visit our village or to encourage people already here to stay for longer.
"The more people who visit and the longer they stay, the more likely they are to spend money and benefit our local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. "I hope it will also serve as a handy reference for local people who want to know more about our village.
"My thanks to the Local History Society for providing source documents for some of the material, to the local Photographic Society for some of the photographs, to Lymm Life for printing and to everyone else who has contributed in some way.”
This year’s chairman, Clr Kath Buckley added, “l am delighted to promote this informative guide to Lymm and its history. I have found out some interesting and intriguing information about the village that l live in.”
Copies of the Guide will be put in outlets in Lymm where visitors are likely to go and in locations outside the village to tempt them to come to the village. Shortly it will also be available to download from the parish council’s website.
Meanwhile a further boost to tourism could come in the form of a proposed new information and heritage centre. A working party has been set up to look at the viability of a heritage centre in Lymm and see if grant funding would be available to make it happen.
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