MISSING BOER WAR MEMORIAL PLAQUE

Do you know anything about this Memorial Plaque?

A member of the public is trying to find the current location of a memorial plaque
which was dedicated to James Atkinson, a former member of the Foulridge Ambulance Division of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade. He died in South Africa, during the Boer War in 1902, and the plaque was unveiled in  the “Ambulance Hall,” in
1903. The Ambulance Hall became the Village Hall in the late 1950s. The plaque cannot be found in the Village Hall.

The following is the full article from the Burnley Express, Wednesday 21st October 1903:
AMBULANCE MEMORIAL AT FOULRIDGE.

An interesting ceremony took place in the Ambulance Hall on Saturday, when a memorial plate was unveiled, which had been unveiled to the memory of James Atkinson, a former member of the Foulridge Ambulance Division. He went out to South Africa during the war, but succumbed to enteric fever at Clanwilliam Hospital, June 24th, 1902, after six months’ service. There was a large gathering of people, including the family of the deceased, members of the Foulridge, Colne, and Barnoldswick Ambulance Divisions. Councillor Ed. Carr, J.P., president of the Foulridge Ambulance Corps, presided, and was supported by Dr. Thompson, district chief surgeon, of Oldham; Dr. Dickey, Colne; Mr. Marquis, Colne; and the Rev. D. H. Hall.
Councillor Carr said they were met under somewhat melancholy circumstances. It was no mean sacrifice their comrade had made, and he trusted that the force of this beautiful example would not be lost upon them. He had heard duty’s call, and had obeyed and died in his country’s service. The Foulridge Ambulance Division had been able to send six of their brothers in that far-off clime. He considered it was a good proportion, taking into account the size of the corps and village.
Dr. Thompson congratulated them upon having sent out during the late war the largest percentage of members of any other corps in Lancashire. He then unveiled the memorial plate, the inscription on which was as follows: – “In affectionate remembrance of James Atkinson, one of our late esteemed members, who died of enteric fever whilst serving his King and country, at Clanwilliam Hospital, Cape Colony, S.A., June 24th, 1902. Erected by the members of the Foulridge Division.”
(Burnley Express, Wednesday 21st October 1903)

Christmas Lunch 2018

Thank you to Councillor Nicholson
for all her hard work ensuring that the
Christmas lunch was a successful afternoon.

 

 

Along with the 3 course
Christmas dinner was a gift, a free
raffle ticket with many prizesand not forgetting the entertainment.

 

 

There was a quiz during the interval and the trophies
and certificates were presented for the annual competitions:

Best Garden, Best Garden runner-up, Best Allotment, Most Improved Allotments and the newly launched Xmas Card Competition.

Congratulations to the prizewinners!

CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION

The judges had a difficult time deciding on the successful entries but after much deliberation from over approximately 50 entries
the Christmas Card Competition results are;

1st prize:Wendy Veevers

Runner up: Elaine Stephenson

Childrens’ entry: G Teasdale

Thank you to all who entered.

POLICE URGENT ALERT

NOT OUR AREA BUT WORTH READING AND NOTING

POLICE URGENT ALERT:

Parents, please be aware that at the Winifred Lane Play area in Aughton yesterday, razor blades/knife blades were attached to the side of the children’s slide.

We would ask everyone to be vigilant and check any play equipment before you let your child use it. Please report anything suspicious or any similar incidents to us by calling either 101 or Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously, on 0800 555111.

If anyone has any information about this we’d urge them to contact us as soon as possible. Whoever did this could have caused serious injury to a child – please be assured the police are fully investigating this matter.

NOVEMBER 2018

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FOULRIDGE PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES 5.11.18

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting
To be held in the Village Hall on 5th November 2018 at 7.30pm

AGENDA

1. The Chair opens the meeting
2. Record apologies and approval of absences
3. Declarations of interest
4. Residents’ Issues
5. To approve the minutes of the last meeting held 1st October 2018 as a correct record  Chair to sign minutes.
6. Bee-keeping – Cllr Whitfield/Knowles/Allotment Association representative
7. Matters Arising
a) Village Green Registration – Cllr Cannon
8. Councillor Vacancy – Cllr Storey
9. Pendle Council/LCC reports
10. Applications for Planning & Highways – Weekly lists circulated prior to meeting.
11. Allotments – Cllr Whitfield/Clark
12. Horticulture – Cllr Clark
13. Best Garden/Allotments – Cllr Storey
14. Area champions – Cllr Cannon
15. Website & Transparency Code – Cllr Knowles
16. Cricket Club Lease – Cllr Knowles
17. Village Green Trees – Cllr Knowles
18. Play Park – Cllr Knowles
19. Remembrance Sunday – Cllr Storey
20. Re-instatement of Chairman’s Allowance – Cllr Storey
21. Calendars & Newsletters – Cllr Storey
22. Finance
a) Balance of accounts
b) Authorisation of payments
23. Any Other Business

Date and time of the next meeting
Monday 3rd December 2018 at 7.30 pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.
Please contact the Clerk, Sue Dickinson on 01282 865419 prior to the meeting or email; mail@foulridgeparishcouncil.org.uk if you wish to speak on a particular topic

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VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES 5.11.18

Foulridge Village Hall Committee Meeting 5th November 2018
To be held in Foulridge Village Hall at 7pm

AGENDA

1. Welcome, Apologies and Declarations of Interest
2. To approve the minutes of the last meeting held 1st October 2018 as a correct record
3. Matters Arising
    a) Security – Cllr Storey/Cllr Whitfield
    b) Woodworm – Cllr Cannon/Cllr Whitfield
4. Village Hall Report – S Burnett
5. Village Hall Maintenance – Cllr Storey
    a) Moving the disabled notice – S Burnett
6. Disposal of the Organ – Cllr Storey/Cllr Clark
7. Xmas Lunch – Cllr Nicholson
8. Finance Report
    a) Balance of Account
b) Authorisation of Payments
9. AOB

10. Date of Next Meeting
Monday 3rd December 2018 at 7 pm

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.
Please contact the Clerk, Sue Dickinson on 01282 865419 prior to the meeting or email; mail@foulridgeparishcouncil.org.uk if you wish to speak on a particular topic