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• Upcoming Events •
Chester Folk Festival
Friday 25th – Monday 28th May 2018
This year's festival will take place as always over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend and features a varied line-up of some of the best performers on the current folk scene.
CONCERTS, CEILIDHS, WORKSHOPS, SINGAROUNDS, SESSIONS
CRAFT FAIR, FAMILY EVENTS & CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
Tickets are available for afternoons, evenings or for the whole weekend. Admission is free to all workshops, sessions, displays, children's events and to the craft fair.
For more information, programme of events and ticket prices, see the website at www.chesterfolk.org.uk.
Kelsall Garden Club Plant Sale
Saturday, 2nd June - Kelsall Green from 9.30
Kelsall Garden Club Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, 2nd June on Kelsall Green from 9.30 to 11.30. Plants for sale are all grown by club members and monies raised go towards the club and its activities. So if you have any gaps in your borders or your veg plot then come along and get something that is really "homegrown".
Village Litter Pick
Saturday, 9th June
Meet at the Community Centre Car Park at 10am
LEAF Open Farm Sunday
Street Farm, Kelsall Road (A54), Tarvin, Chester CH3 8NR
Sunday 10th June 2018 - 11am to 3pm
Visit our family run Dairy Farm:
- Meet the cows and calves - Guided farm tour - A tractor and trailer ride
- A chance to watch the cows being milked - Talk to the farmer and the people involved
- Machinery display - Competitions to enter, proceeds going to charity
- Many activities e.g. Milking Daisy the model cow
Follow the journey to produce a litre of milk and an opportunity to taste fresh raw milk!
Refreshments will be available to purchase
Ceilidh - To celebrate the 150th anniversary of St Philip's Church
Kelsall Community Centre
Saturday 7th July 2018 - 7:30pmm to 11:30pm
Featuring The Time Bandits, a Chester-based folk band and a Hog Roast.
Tickets £16 for adults and £9 for school children.
Tickets can be reserved now by email to email@example.com or will be available from the St. Philip's Cake Stall at the Folk Festival on the afternoon of Sunday May 27th (cash or cheque only).
Flicks in the Sticks
Friday 5th October 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm
Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.
Starring Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas
Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931
Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.
The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival
Friday 9th and
Saturday 10th November 2018
Save the date...
If any companies are interested in sponsoring the festival, or anyone would like to volunteer, please contact us via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kelsallbeerfestival
• Notices •
New Entry on the Business Pages
Kelsall Ironing - Laundry Service
Door to door ironing service for Kelsall and surrounding areas.
For the further details see the entry here: Kelsall Ironing
Contact: 07505 122777
Morris Dancer is Open!
The doors finally opened to the public on Thursday 3rd May and we are thrilled with the response that we have received already. It has been heart-warming to hear the reaction of the locals who have welcomed us with open arms to their community.
Ryan is at the helm, along with a whole host of others new to the company from the local village or those from sister pubs to the Morris Dancer who have come across to form the new team.
The full press release can be found here: Morris Dancer is Open!
A Pictorial History of the Sandstone Ridge
The Sandstone Ridge Trust would like people’s help to compile a pictorial history of the wonderful Sandstone Ridge.
The Sandstone Ridge is one of Cheshire’s most distinctive landscapes, covering 230 sq kms (88 sq miles) of rolling hills and escarpments that stretch from Frodsham and Helsby in the north, through Delamere, Tarporley, Beeston, Peckforton and Bickerton, to Malpas in the south. This is rural Cheshire at its finest, linked by the Sandstone Trail.
The Ridge has a long and rich history that ranges from pre-historic landscapes through the Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods to the present day. Its appearance has been shaped by centuries of farming, forestry and use of natural resources, including water sources like ancient springs and wells, as well as sandstone, sand and gravel, copper, marl and other minerals.
Old photographs and postcards can provide a revealing snapshot into how people have interacted with the landscape over the decades and centuries. By comparing them with present day views it becomes possible to understand how the countryside, villages and buildings in the area have changed over time.
The Trust would like to hear from anyone who has old photographs and postcards of the Sandstone Ridge area. These can be either in their original (photograph/postcard), or scanned (digital) forms. If enough images can be found, it is hoped that they could be published in a small book for everyone’s enjoyment.
You can contact the Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poppies at St Philips
1918 - 2018
To mark the centenary of the first Armistice Day, we want to fill our churchyard at St Philip’s with 3000 poppies (approximately one for each person in the parish). These will be displayed in July when we celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary, and then again in November to mark Remembrance Sunday. Can you knit, crochet or otherwise create poppies that are (approximately) 10cm diameter, which we will either fix to 30 cm sticks (you can supply these as well, if you prefer) or attach to netting. Can you ask family, friends, your club or group, to participate, to mark this very special anniversary year?
For more information, or for a pattern, please speak to Jo Mackriell (email: email@example.com tel 01829 752639).
St Philip's Church Lounge
St Philip's Church Lounge is now available for hire to small groups. The Lounge has recently been refurbished and is a pleasant meeting place for up to 40 people.
For further details or to make a booking, please contact Heather Leather on 01829 752558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Physiotherapy led Pilates Classes with Sarah Lloyd a Chartered Physiotherapist (CSP) and HCPC registered professional will be starting on Monday's from 9th April 2018 at Kelsall Methodist Church. Classes will run at 6:15pm and 7:15pm.
All levels catered for from beginners to advanced. No previous experience of Pilates required.
We need your help to make
Kelsall's new Medical Centre a reality.
It has finally been agreed that Kelsall Medical Centre will be relocated into a new purpose built medical practice, which will be located on land behind the new Morris Dancer. This is envisaged to be completed in 2020.
The Doctors are keen that the new Medical Centre contains a Community Space, which will be used for medically related activities such as diabetic, age concern and young mum groups. They also want a place to encourage people to meet in order to address the growing problem of social isolation in sections of our community. Therefore the space will also be used daily as a Community Café, which will be run by volunteers.
Whereas the Medical Centre is already funded, the Doctors have asked if the village can raise the money to pay for the community space. The figure that is needed is £130,000.
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) has been tasked with running this fund raising effort.
This is a great opportunity to get Kelsall a fantastic facility but the PPG needs your help to make it happen. We need volunteers who have experience and enthusiasm to contribute ideas and practical assistance.
If you would like to join the team please contact us at:
Caroline Stein 751308
Michele Grant 752778
Humphrey Claxton 752905
Or visit our website www.kelsallmedicalcentre-patientgroup.org
Come along to the Tattenhall Chronic Pain
and Fatigue Support Group
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
10am - 12am
Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX
You are not alone, a very warm welcome awaits you. Refreshments available, hugs and information. Come along to share experiences.
For more information about the Group and to register interest in coming, please contact Sarah: email@example.com
Full details available here: Tattenhall Chronic Pain and Fatigue Support Group
Great News OPAL GoOnLine is returning to Kelsall
Starting Tuesday 13th February at The Royal Oak, 10am to 12noon
We are thrilled to be back at The Royal Oak an excellent venue for our free service for carers, or anyone over 60 years of age.
So if you lack confidence or just need a little help in using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone pop along and get one to one support from one of our experienced volunteers.
The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10 am to 12 mid-day on May 8th, May 22nd, June 5th and June 19th.
For further details see the OPAL GoOnLine website here: www.opalservices.org.uk
St. Philips Church, Kelsall
2018 Photography Exhibition and Competition
"Through the Seasons in Kelsall
(and surrounding area)"
Adults and Childrens classes — 13 winning photographs will be chosen for a 2019 village calendar.
Prizes for the winners!
Photographs need not be recent and do not need to be digital - dig out some old snaps that fit the bill.
Photographs of the village welcomed for exhibition only (no entry fee) in addition to or instead of competition entries.
Entry forms available from 1st December at the Firs Veterinary Centre, local shops, St. Philip’s Church (generally open 10-4 daily), Kelsall Village website and St. Philip’s Church website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk.
Entries to be received by Friday 10th August 2018.
Full rules and entry form for the competition can be found here: 2018 Calendar Competition and Photographic Exhibition - Rules and Entry Form
A photography exhibition and voting for entries by the public will take place on Saturday 8th Sept, 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Sunday 9th Sept 12noon - 4:00pm at St. Philip’s Church Lounge with afternoon teas available.
The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas
Kadras has kindly allowed the full text of the book 'The Story of Kelsall' by Elspeth Thomas (with illustrations by Anne Saul) to be made available on the website. The book is in a text searchable pdf format. Click the link below to have a read of this fabulous resource.