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.
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*** Latest Issue No. 281 Dec 2021/Jan 2022 Now Available ***
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The KADRAS Committee have decided not to ask the distributors to deliver the magazine and instead to make it available here on the website. Please make family and friends aware of this. Click the link below to access the latest edition. (You will need Adobe Reader installed which can be downloaded from here, free of charge: Adobe Acrobat Reader.)
The KADRAS committee are planning to return to paper copies of the magazine but feel that with the cases still significantly high at the moment this edition will be available online only and the matter will be reviewed again before the next issue at the end of November.
In normal circumstances the Annual Subscriptions (£4pa) would be due and would be collected by your distributors in March/April. However we are living through a very difficult time and for that reason the KADRAS Committee have decided that the collection of subs will be delayed until a more auspicious time.
If you know of any family, friends or neighbours who would like to subscribe, please contact Anne or Ray or any member of the committee.
DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT MAGAZINE IS 12th JANUARY 2022.
Please mark contributions ‘KADRAS News’.
Items to KADRAS Chairman Ray Evans, Ingleside, Chester Rd, Kelsall. tel: 752494 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magazine Editor: Anne O’Donnell, tel: 751836, email: email@example.com.
New Youth Focus Team
Creating more opportunities for our youngsters
A new team made up of Parish Councillors and residents is looking at what is available to youngsters in the parish and what we can do to improve the offer.
We are looking for feedback from teenagers in the age range 13 to 18, so that we can make plans for improved provision of activities and facilities, and have supporting evidence to underpin our spending plans (See www.Kelsall-pc.org.uk).
Simultaneously we are working on obtaining funding to enable us to employ a part-time youth worker to design and deliver a programme that responds to the results of the survey. We anticipate that when the Wellbeing Hub is operational it will provide a venue for some of this programme.
We would also like to start a Youth Council for Kelsall as a way for young people themselves to get involved and help steer the project.
If you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelsall and District Gardening Club
Kelsall and District Gardening Club have just updated their diary for the coming year. Have a look at there entry on the Clubs and Organisations page for further details: Kelsall and District Gardening Club
The Youth Activities page has been updated.
Have a look for further details: Youth Activities in Kelsall Village
Kelsall Family History Group
NEW VENUE & NEW SEASON, 2021
We are delighted to announce that Kelsall Family History Group will recommence meetings in September 2021 at a new venue! We are very happy to welcome everybody back and to meet new researchers too.
Our first meeting of the Autumn/Winter Programme will be at Kelsall Community Centre, The Committee Room on Tuesday 28th September, starting at 7.30pm. We will be following all Covid 19 safety protocols to ensure a safe meeting for all.
Our speaker will be Michael Couper who will talk about making those outstanding family history discoveries that change our research – a EUREKA MOMENT- and make is so satisfying! The meeting will start at 7.30pm and last about 60 minutes.
In future meetings we will be exploring the Delamere Family of Vale Royal, and advanced techniques for recording your research digitally (latter talk tbc).
Everybody Welcome. To celebrate the re-opening for our first meeting only we will be charging just £1 as an Introductory Offer! Come and hear what we do as Family Historians and how you too can have your own Eureka Moment! For further information please contact email@example.com or check out our Facebook page for a flavour of our activities.
THIS HUB’S FOR YOU.
HAVE YOUR SAY and win a £50 Amazon voucher.
In case you haven’t heard, Kelsall’s new Wellbeing Hub will open in March 2022 to help local residents lead healthier, happier and longer lives.
This has only been made possible by the generosity of the local community which raised the funding for the building currently in construction adjacent to the new Medical Centre just off the village green.
Nearly three years ago, when assessing the feasibility of such a resource, you may have completed a questionnaire which provided a valuable insight into what you would like The Hub to be. Since then, however, many new people have joined our community and everyone’s lives have been impacted by the pandemic so we’d like to know your current priorities and views about wellbeing and what The Hub can do to help.
Your top priority from the previous survey was the provision of somewhere to ‘DROP IN FOR A CHAT’ so we’d like to invite you to do just that at;
Kelsall Community Centre - Friday 17 September - 2pm to 7pm
This will be the first opportunity to get a taste of what The Hub could feel and look like with demonstrations of the kind of activities it may offer such as yoga, seated exercise, gluten free cooking and a lot more. You’ll be welcomed with A FREE HOT DRINK AND SLICE OF CAKE over which you can tell us what you need from The Hub and how and when you would like to use it. There will also be opportunities to get involved by joining the growing band of volunteers that are making The Hub happen. Your views are very important to us so, as a thank you for your input, all attendees will be entered into A FREE DRAW TO WIN A £50 AMAZON VOUCHER. Please fill in your details below to be entered.
Of course, not everyone will be able to attend on the day but you can still tell us what you need from The Hub by going to our website: 2021 Have Your Say, emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or just jotting down your thoughts below and dropping them off in THE HUB BOX AT THE CO-OP BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER.
Your details are for entry into the draw ONLY and will not be retained.
St.Philip’s Church, Kelsall
Photography, Art and Craft Exhibition 2021
‘LIFE IN KELSALL DURING LOCKDOWN’
Have you taken photos or
done any art/craft during 2020-21?
St. Philip's Church will be holding an Exhibition on the weekend of 9th and 10th October 2021 and will be displaying work that shows 'Life in Kelsall During Lockdown'. You have until 17th September to submit entries, so there's still time to get snapping or making! Come along to see the newly modernised church building on 9th and 10th October. There's no entry fees or admission charges (donations welcome), and we will have excellent tea, coffee and cakes from our fabulous bakers available.
Saturday 9th October - 10:30am to 4:30pm: Sunday 10th October - 12 noon to 4:00pm.
Kelsall Baby and Toddler Group
My name is Charlie Fuller and I am pleased to inform you that I have now taken over running the Baby and Toddler group at the Kelsall Community Centre. The first day of opening is on Wednesday the 14th July, 9.30am to 11am and there is a small fee of £2.50 per family, for ages 0-preschool. The group is informal, fun and relaxed, an ideal place to meet other parents, grandparents, carer’s and for children to interact with others and have fun. We have lots of different toys, soft play and activities, story time, crafts and songs.
KELSALL WELLBEING HUB
Please note that the Wellbeing Hub now has it's own page on the website. Look under Health / Kelsall Wellbeing Hub.
Why not watch the launch video here: https://youtu.be/qavKzIjjefs
Kelsall Covid Support Network
Please note that the Kelsall Covid Support Network now has it's own page on the website. Look under Health / Kelsall Support Network.
KELSALL FAMILY HISTORY GROUP
MINI-PROGRAM, MAY-JULY 2021
Hello all, we have put together a program of events on our favourite topic – Family History! All the meetings will be via Zoom, so you can make yourself comfortable with your favourite screen, get a brew and some nibbles, and sit back and enjoy some information and entertainment from the comfort of your own home!
The program is:
- Tuesday 26th May, Jane Taubman from Family Historian: "Family Historian 7 explained"
- Tuesday 29th June, Derek Carter: "Getting the most from the Lost Cousins Portal"
- Tuesday 27th July, Linda Clarke: "PC Furness: a Victorian bobby in Kelsall and his unexpected legacy"
FREE. All meetings start at 7.15pm until about 8.30pm on Zoom. If you are interested in attending but are not a member of the KFHG please email Linda to receive an invite at: email@example.com.
Kelsall Community Centre
Online Booking System is now live
Kelsall Community Centre now has an online booking system which is accessible via the Community Centre page here: Kelsall Community Centre. The calendar at the bottom of the page shows all the activities going on at the centre, just click on an event to view more details or to make a booking request click on the .
82 Bus Service
now provided by D&G Bus
The 82 bus service has been taken over by D&G Bus. The timetable for the new service can be seen on their website here: 82 Bus Timetable. The terminus in Chester is now the new Bus Interchange.
OPAL GoOnLine sessions in Kelsall
At The Royal Oak, Chester Road CW6 ORR, 10am to 12noon
Free GoOnLine service for Volunteers, Carers and the over 60’s continues to run in Kelsall.
So if you lack confidence or just need extra help in using computers, tablets or your mobile phone and would like individual support in a friendly and relaxed environment join us.
The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10am to 12 mid-day.
For further details see the OPAL GoOnLine website here: www.opalservices.org.uk
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.
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.