WEDNESDAY 20TH MARCH 2019 EXTENSIVE VILLAGE GREEN TREE WORKS

To Towngate (& nearby) Residents
 
Please do not park your cars in Towngate (lower) on 
Wednesday 20th  March 2019 From 8am.
 
Due to the risk of harm to the public and property & at the advice of the Tree Preservation Officer at Pendle Council, extensive tree works will take place on the Village Green and the tree surgeon has requested space at the lower end of Towngate to leave room for heavy transport & machinery.
 
FPC apologises for any inconvenience & appreciates your co-operation.
 
Owners to park at their own risk. 

FOULRIDGE PLAY AREA/PARK

Thursday 14th March 2019
Please observe the barriers round the new play equipment in the Alma Avenue Play area however much it seems tempting for your child/children to try the slide etc. 
Because of the wet, soggy conditions of the ground, the equipment was not 
installed to a satisfactory standard and could be unsafe to use.
The barrier is there for the health & safety of your little ones.
Thank you and please share this news.

INVITATION TO LUNCH

COME AND JOIN US FOR A

LIGHT LUNCH & DESSERT

THURSDAY 21ST FEBRUARY
AFTER THE COFFEE MORNING
AT 11.30 IN THE VILLAGE HALL
COST £1.50

PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND;
HAZEL – 862647
JANICE – 07880 530198

THIS IS A ONE OFF EVENT
WITH A VIEW TO HOLDING A
REGULAR LUNCH CLUB

CLICK BELOW FOR THE POSTER
LIGHT LUNCH

 

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 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.