Diary updated on 22/08/2018
Updated on 22/08/2018


Success of the village web site depends on the input from all the local groups, societies, businesses, services and venues. To be featured on the site please email the with all the relevant details, together with photographs (if applicable).

Development of the web site will continue over the next few months, so if you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions please email the Photographs of the local area or events are especially welcome.

• Upcoming Events •

Flicks in the Sticks - Darkest Hour

Flicks in the Sticks

"Darkest Hour"

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

The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival

Friday 9th and
Saturday 10th November 2018
Community Centre

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 •

2019 Photography Exhibition and Competition Poster


2019 Photography Exhibition and Competition Poster
'2019 Photography Exhibition and Competition' image

St. Philips Church, Kelsall

150th Anniversary

2019 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 the Firs Veterinary Centre, St. Philip's Church (generally open 10-4 daily) & website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk, Kelsall Village website and by emailing kroberts18@talktalk.net, tel 752209.

Entries to be received by Friday 17th August 2018.

Full rules and entry form for the competition can be found here: 2019 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.

If anyone in the village has any easels or large plate stands suitable for display purposes that they would be willing to loan for the Exhibition/Competition weekend from Thursday 6th September until Monday 10th September, please email Kath Roberts at kroberts18@talktalk.net. Thank You.

Updated 19th July 2018
Kelsall Medical Centre
Kelsall Medical Centre Wellbeing Hub Taking Shape


Kelsall Medical Centre Wellbeing Hub Taking Shape


The planning application for the new Medical Centre has now been submitted which included the artist’s impression shown. A decision is expected in September.

Meanwhile, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) has been developing its thinking on the Community Space mentioned in our previous article. It has been temporarily renamed the Wellbeing Hub as all of its activities will be focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the community of Kelsall and patients of the Kelsall Medical Practice wherever they live.

We are planning to conduct a survey in the village into what kind of activities people would like to see in the Hub, and even what it should be called, so that patients and residents have the opportunity to participate in its development and to shape the outcome.

The project still depends on the new Medical Centre receiving funding approval from the Clinical Commissioning Group. The Hub depends on the PPG being able to raise 130,000 to pay for it.

Dr Baker attended a conference in Frome where a project known as Compassionate Frome has been offering a wide range of activities and interventions aimed at increasing the wellbeing of the community. It is credited with reducing emergency admissions to hospital at a time when they have been rising elsewhere. The aim was to break a familiar cycle of misery: illness reduces people’s ability to socialise, which leads in turn to isolation and loneliness, which then exacerbates illness. We shall be using this experience as a role model for our Hub. We will aim to address issues experienced by all ages, from young people, young parents all the way through life to the elderly. The Hub will be made available to charities to run sessions aimed at addressing these issues.

We have a particular need to hear from anyone who could help us with a local social media campaign to help with community engagement and fund raising, and from people who would be willing to help deliver our survey to every household in the village. Please contact kelsallppg@gmail.com or

Caroline Stein 751308

Michele Grant 752778

Humphrey Claxton 752905

Updated 19th July 2018
The Farmers Arms, Kelsall

Update on the Food & Drink Pages

The Farmers Arms

From the end of June 2018 The Farmers Arms came under new management. The Farmers Arms is a traditional pub serving home-cooked, proper pub grub using fresh, quality produce at good prices.

For the further details see the entry here: The Farmers Arms.

Contact: 01829 751 480 or visit the website.

Posted 1st August 2018
The Village Fryer Cheshire

New Entry on the Food & Drink Pages

The Village Fryer Cheshire - Mobile Fish & Chip Van

Each meal is freshly cooked just for you, from their fully fitted mobile fish and chip van. As well as the traditional fish and chips the menu also includes scampi, jumbo sausages, meat pies, fish cakes, chicken nuggets, mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy.

The Village Fryer Cheshire parks outside the Social Club every Wednesday evening between 5pm and 8pm or phone your order through on 07597 322740.

For the further details see the entry here: The Village Fryer Cheshire

Contact: 01829 740532 / 07597 322740 or visit the website.

Posted 20th July 2018
Morris Dancer

New Entry on the Food & Drink Pages

Morris Dancer

The Morris Dancer, situated in the heart of the village, is part of the Brunning and Price group offering the same high standards of indoor and outdoor dining together with a varied selection of beers.

For the further details see the entry here: Morris Dancer.

Contact: 01829 701 680 or visit the website.

Posted 20th July 2018
St Philip's Church Lounge St Philip's Church Lounge

The Lounge

The lounge at St Philips Church has had a complete refurbishment and is now available for hire to organisations, groups, families or individuals. An ideal location and venue for meetings, coffee mornings, presentations, small family gatherings or parties, children's parties or whatever you require your ideal space for.

A small but well equipped kitchen with serving hatch to main room. Kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, kettles, crockery and cutlery.

The main room has been decorated in a pleasant colour scheme and easily moveable tables and chairs mean that you can set the room to meet your needs.

For further details or to make a booking, please contact Heather Leather on 01829 752558 or email hleather16@gmail.com

Updated 20th July 2018
C & K Jones International Rose Specialist

New Entry on the Business Pages

C&K Jones International Rose Specialist

Award winning rose specialists and exhibitors, Rachael and Keith Jones grow thousands of beautiful roses and run their mail order rose business from Golden Fields nursery on Barrow lane in Tarvin.

For the further details see the entry here: C&K Jones International Rose Specialist

Contact: 01829 740663 or https://jonestherose.co.uk

Sandstone Ridge

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 info@sandstoneridge.org.uk.

Posted 15th April 2018
Poppies St Philip's Church - 150 years

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: jo29@mackriell.me.uk tel 01829 752639).

Posted 12th February 2018
Physiotherapy led Pilates

Pilates Classes

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.

For more information please contact Sarah. Mobile: 07813297757,
email: sarah.lloyd-pilates@hotmail.com or Facebook: www.fb.me/kelsallpilates.


Arthritis Care Arthritis Research UK

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: cheshireacpfsg@gmail.com

Full details available here: Tattenhall Chronic Pain and Fatigue Support Group

OPAL - Older People Active Lives

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

'The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas' image

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.

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas