Mini Antiques Roadshow

Foulridge Parish Council held a Mini Antiques Roadshow on Sunday 19th August in the Village Hall. The well respected, Jonathan Cook of Heliers Auctions in Blackburn along with his colleague Philip, were on hand for valuations & advice. A steady stream of folk came through the door with various items for valuation: A beautiful jade ring handed
down in a family valued at £200 – £300; a collection of Clarice Cliff pottery; a chrome jaguar from the front of A 1950’s jaguar car valued at £50 – £60 and a gentleman who brought in a penny whistle played us a tune! There were 42 valuations with some people leaving the items with Jonathan to go to auction and others only wanting some information about their treasures. There were people from all walks of life: Foulridgers; people from the surrounding area who had seen it advertised on posters and the website; a lady came at 10.30 as she thought it started at 10 am (not 12 as advertised) and one gentleman came on the bus from Burnley, unfortunately expecting THE Antiques Roadshow which is on TV! Another lady who runs an animal rescue service, had come to sell her personal Items as the vet bills were becoming too much for her. It was a successful and enjoyable afternoon.

COFFEE MORNINGS & DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING

The coffee morning held on 21st June was also joined by a group who attended for an information and training morning for the two defibrillators we now have in the village. Thank you to Nigel who gave up his time and demonstrated (for free) these potentially life-saving devices. One defibrillator is situated outside the Social Club in Towngate. The second one which was donated to the village by the Sutton Trust, is outside the Hare & Hounds on Skipton Road opposite the Cenotaph.
If more interest is shown, there will be another training session arranged.
Please contact the Foulridge Parish Council Clerk Sue, to indicate your interest:
Email: mail@foulridgeparishcouncil.org.uk
Tel: 01282 865419

There was a very good attendance at the latest Coffee Morning & Book Swap on Thursday 19th July with a few new faces joining the happy, chatty gathering.
Thank you to all the regulars – keep spreading the word.
The coffee mornings are very informat and all are welcome.
Remember the coffee/tea is FREE! We even throw in a biscuit or two.

The next coffee morning will be on Thursday 16th August 10am – 12noon.
Please only bring along the books if you are going to swap them. As you will appreciate, we now have more than enough of a very good selection of books and don’t have the room in the village hall to store any more.

Jo Cox Great Get Together

Foulridge Parish Council held their second Jo Cox Great Get Together on Sunday 4th June which would have been Jo Cox’s 44th birthday. Jo was an MP for Spen & Batley and was murdered 3 years ago. In her maiden speech in Parliament, Jo said,  “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us”. Jo wanted a chance to bring our communities together to celebrate what unites us.

To bring our own community together, The Parish Council invited villagers to an afternoon tea with music from the Trawden String Quartet. Unfortunately, the excellent weather and the England football game conspired to work against us and the turnout was not as good as we would have hoped.

Even so, all who attended had a very good time and there was a surprise appearance of Andrew Stephenson who bought a 2019 Foulridge Calendar which has just gone on sale. Donations were kindly made to the Foulridge Village Hall Fund.

COFFEE MORNING ON THURSDAY 19TH APRIL

We were very pleased that there were 18 attendees for our coffee morning so our
regular, monthly get-togethers are growing nicely.

Of course, not everyone brought a book to swap but that is not necessary. We just wanted to get people chatting over a coffee/tea. After a while, we pushed the tables together so that we were one big happy group! It was very enjoyable.

Next coffee morning and book swap will be on Thursday 17th May.

We look forward to seeing you and don’t forget – the coffee or tea is FREE!

COFFEE MORNING AND BOOK SWAP

Thursday 22nd March 2018

The coffee morning was quite a success. OK so we had just 8 residents to visit us, but you have to start somewhere and we hope that word will get around  and more people will come, especially when the weather starts to pick up.

But we had a nice time and a chat and in fact it got quite busy at one stage with folk
coming all at once (as is usually the case as I am sure you all know). It’s like buses – none at all then 3 at once!!

Starting next month on Thursday 19th April we will be having a regular Coffee Morning and Book Swap every 3rd Thursday in the month. We will be asking villagers what they would like to see happen in the village hall in the future.

See Forthcoming Events for the poster
See you there!

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FIRST COFFEE MORNING AND BOOK SWAP 8TH MARCH 2018

Thursday 8th March 2018

I woke up on the morning of 8th March looking forward to our first Coffee Morning
Drop-In and low and behold – SNOW!! Lots of it!
Not to be deterred, Hazel and I opened up the Village Hall (living in hopes that at least one or two folk would brave the elements) and eventually there were myself, Hazel, Graham, Maureen and Tony (Councillors) and then in walked Stewart our caretaker and his wife Susan. So we had a nice, cosy little gathering and quite enjoyed ourselves even though there were no other Villagers. One of us even bought 5 books. The books can be swapped or can be bought for 50p each. A very good selection actually.

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