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• Latest News and Events •
Industrial action by Arriva drivers in North West England
Due to industrial action, Arriva North West have advised that the 84 bus service will not run on the following dates:- Nov 20, 27 Dec 4, 7, 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22 and 23. So far there have been no indications that the 82 service will be affected. For latest information you can ring Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or Arriva on 0844 800 44 11.
Further details can be found on the Arriva web site: Latest News.
CRTA and KADRAS present a Rocket Theatre Production
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime by Oscar Wilde
Saturday 25th November, 7.00pm for 7.30pm, Kelsall Community Centre
Lord Arthur takes his marriage vows very seriously, but when he has his fortune told just weeks before the wedding, his destiny simply cannot be ignored.
A gripping tale of love, honour, duty, fortune-telling and murder! This hilarious retelling of the classic story revels in the wit of Wilde, while borrowing (rather cheekily) from Wodehouse. Join Lord Arthur and his versatile valet, Middlewick, for an evening of ludicrous indulgence in a show that fizzes with fun.
**** 4 stars “Martin Harris’s script, written for just two characters, has wisely kept many of Wilde’s unforgettable lines. The result is a hilariously funny black comedy… A cracking production of a witty play, which brings pace and energy to the piece.” – What’s On Stage
Ticket price £10 available from:
Jim Struthers 01829 751031
Richard Hancock 01829 752897
Anne O'Donnell 01829 751836
Ro Cowell 01829 752618
John Gray 01829 752833
John Coppack 01829 752450
Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.
A forgotten Kelsall heroine of the First World War:
Kelsall Family History Group, November Meeting
Born in Knutsford in 1897, Marguerite grew up in the Kelsall area, the family base eventually being at Spring Valley, off Green Lane in Kelsall. During WW1 she served as a volunteer ambulance driver in Belgium and France, receiving many awards for her service and bravery under fire. Her later life was equally eventful, serving with the American Red Cross, particularly in war-torn Albania. Then as the wife of a top Finnish diplomat she travelled around the world, notably during WW2. A remarkable story of a very modern woman.
Don't miss this fascinating talk about a forgotten Kelsall heroine:
Tuesday, 28th November at 7.45 pm, Kelsall Methodist Church.
Speaker is local family historian Richard Mortimore.
Members £2, Visitors £3 each.
Announcement - New and Relaunched!!!
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 for the competition can be found here: 2018 Calendar Competition and Photographic Exhibition - Rules
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.
Flicks in the Sticks - "Hidden Figures"
Friday 1st December - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm
As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle MonŠe
Admission: Adults: £4.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548
Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.
Tarporley War Memorial Hospital
Hospital Christmas Carol Concert
Friday 8th December at 7p.m.
St Helen's Church, Tarporley
Tickets are £10 and include mulled wine, minced pies and entry into our raffle.
Tickets go on sale Monday 13th November, and are available from Blagg's Electrical, Swaffields,
The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop, and Tarporley Hospital.
Ashton Sings Christmas Concert
"Please Father Christmas"
Saturday 16th December 2017 at 7:30pm
Kelsall Community Centre
Further details to follow - watch this space!
Flicks in the Sticks - "Viceroy's House"
Friday 5th January 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm
Viceroy’s House in Delhi was the home of the British rulers of India. After 300 years, that rule was coming to an end. For 6 months in 1947, Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The film’s story unfolds within that great House. Upstairs lived Mountbatten together with his wife and daughter; downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite - Nehru, Jinnah and Gandhi - converged on the House to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted. A decision was taken to divide the country and create a new Muslim homeland: Pakistan. It was a decision whose consequences reverberate to this day. "Excellent film - broad sweep of History, mixed with a human interest. The Audience sat in silence at the end as they watched the credits roll"
Starring Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon, Hugh Bonneville
Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548
Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.
• Notices •
dot-art Schools announces new exhibition venue
for Cheshire's inter-school art competition!
dot-art Schools is delighted to announce Chester's new culture hub Storyhouse as the exhibition venue for the second year of our inter-school art competition across Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington.
dot-art Schools is currently welcoming applications from schools in Cheshire and Warrington to showcase the artistic skills of their Year 5 and Year 9 students. Registration is open until Christmas for mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools, both primary and secondary, to take part in the highly anticipated 2017/2018 art competition.
Storyhouse is Chester's brand new £37m theatre, library and restored 1930's cinema and will be proudly hosting the public exhibition of leading entries from Cheshire's dot-art School competition. The annual competition entries can be of any theme and will be shortlisted by noted arts professionals, culminating in a public exhibition with winners selected by an online public vote. A prestigious award ceremony is hosted for students and their families where the overall winners and runners up are chosen by a special guest judge.
Read more in the attached release: Press Release
New Entry on the Business PageBe A Happier You
My name is Sarah Stanyer and I live in Clotton, my new business is called Be A Happier You, this incorporates various therapies but the focus is on Access Consciousness Bars Therapy.
Gift Cards available - Buy 4 and receive a therapy for half price for yourself.
Consultation - Kelsall Pre School & Kelsall Primary School
Kelsall Pre-School and Kelsall Primary School have met to discuss the possibility of joining both of their provisions to enhance the already outstanding offers that both partners provide. Please find attached an updated public consultation document that outlines the proposal in more detail. We are keen to gather the thoughts of all of our key stakeholders and the wider Kelsall Community and invite you to contribute towards this consultation.
Liane Littler (Setting Leader – Kelsall Pre-School)
David Wearing (Principal – Kelsall Primary School)
New Entries on the Business PageBarley Rise Holiday Lodge
Barley Rise Holiday Lodge for rental.Smallholding Contractor
Paddock and small holding field maintenance / management.
For further details click here or visit the web site at http://www.barleyrise.co.uk/smallholding-mangement/.
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.
New Entry on the Business PageStreet Farm Dairy, Tarvin - Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised)
They have proudly milked a herd of pedigree Holstein cows and purebred Jerseys at Street Farm for the past 32 years. Based at the foot of Kelsall Hill, on the A54 in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, surrounded by the villages of Tarvin, Ashton and Kelsall.
Fresh from the cow the milk is cooled and sold through a vending machine called the “Milkbot”. This keeps the milk cool and customers can dispense the amount they want into bottles provided. Fresh Raw Milk (unpasteurised) has a rich, full bodied, clean taste, full of flavour, full of natural goodness, nothing added and nothing taken out, just as nature intended, the nearest thing to a complete food.
For further details click here.
NDP Referendum Results
Kelsall and Willington Neighbourhood Plan referendum results are:
Full details can be found here on the CWAC web site.
Paper copies of the NDP documents can be consulted at the doctors', the vets, the school, both hairdressers
and in the Methodist church lobby.