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Park High school Colne
Friday 17th November at Colne High School as the theme was to be a Lancashire Night with your hosts being Alma. Brian Barbara Allan.
18 units made it for the 5 PM. start in cold but dry conditions on the Friday evening and enjoyed a game of bingo/ Dancing and a quiz from Brian.
Saturday morning 3 more units arrived to swell the numbers to 21. The afternoon was great fun in the hall as we had many games to play including curling. domino’s etc. 50% of the members dressed up in Lancashire attire and we were served a very tasty hot pot/ fresh bread followed by various cakes. Take your pick/ Card Bingo following on with a quiz by Allan. Big thanks to your Hosts who put the effort in to make a great evening.
Sunday morning at 11AM. we all gathered in the hall to say our goodbyes. Apart from the Dreadful weather a great weekend was had by all.
T Stewart Mills (Scribe) He’s been promoted.
PS. Can I just say, Stewart is doing a great job. Although he is not familiar with the weather in Colne. So just to put the record straight, It wasn’t rain, it was low cloud.
Allan S Parker (webmaster)
May I take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Alma for all she has done as scribe over the last four or five years.
I have taken this from a post on Facebook with permission of the poster. With thanks
It is known as Lancashire Day, when those born within the boundaries of the red rose county should proclaim their allegiance.
It stems from 1295 when, on November 27, the first elected representatives from Lancashire were summoned by King Edward I to attend Parliament at Westminster, this was later to be know as the Model Parliament and was the beginning of democracy in Britain.
Today, the Lancashire Day proclamation is read out by town criers throughout the county on that date.
THE LANCASHIRE DAY PROCLAMATION
To the people of the city and County Palatine of Lancaster, Greetings!
Know ye that this day, November 27th in the year of our Lord 2023 the 2nd year of the reign of His Majesty King Charles III, Duke of Lancaster, is Lancashire Day.
Know ye also and rejoice, that by virtue of His Majesty's County Palatine of Lancaster, the citizens of the Hundreds of Lonsdale, North and South of the Sands, Amounderness, Leyland, Blackburn, Salford and West Derby are forever entitled to style themselves Lancastrians.
Throughout the County Palatine, from the Furness Fells to the River Mersey, from the Irish sea to the Pennines, this day shall ever mark the people's pleasure in that excellent distinction -
God bless Lancashire and God Save the King,
Duke of Lancaster.
With 24 units making there way to Houghton Hall Charity weekend on Friday 10 November. Lisa our chairperson made us all welcome.
A warm welcome to our newbies, Brendan and Maggie Mc Laughlin.
Allan Parker was on top form with his usual banter when calling the Bingo.
This weekend was a special event to raise money for the Southport Lifeboat Station which is very close to Mel Clements heart ❤ and raised a fantastic amount.
Saturday evening was a fun night with various games organised by Carole Westerman who could not stop Lisa from singing in the key of council flat. Ho. Ho. To top the weekend off one of the members put on a fabulous buffet. Many thanks to all the committee helpers. A two minute silence was observed in the hall at 11 AM. on Sunday in remembrance of the fallen.
All in all it was a most enjoyable weekend away with friends.
Thomas Stewart Mills. (Acting Scribe)