Educational Grants

Whittington educational grants

The local charity The W Margison Eleemosynary Charity provides a grant of £150 (once per person only) for any Whittington resident aged 16 to 19 in full time education.

Applications are now open for grants for the academic year commencing September2019. Send applications to including the following details:

1. Full name
2. Full address including postcode
3. Age on 1 September 2019
4. Name of the educational institution for the academic year 2019-2020
5. Name of course or courses being studied in the academic year

2019-2020Payment will be made by cheque. If you do not have your own bank account, you must also include your instructions about the name we should put on the cheque.Please note that incomplete applications will be returned, and applications so incomplete that they look like spam will be ignored!

This information is also available online at

Privacy notice: your personal details will be used for no purpose other than the processing of the grant, and the keeping of proper records by the charity.

Gerald’s September 2019 Musings

Sarah Gilbert neé Postlethwaite has been in touch. Her family lived at South View during the war, and she attended Arkholme school with her younger sister. She remembers visiting Charlie Ireland the basket maker, and he made her a doll’s cradle for her Christmas present. Her father was a Colonel in The Royal Engineers, and his regiment was tasked with blowing up the bridges behind the retreating British Army as they made for Dunkirk.

They were too late to escape via Dunkirk but got one of the last boats that left from Cherbourg, arriving in Portsmouth two days later, where he rang his wife to tell her he was safe.

Sarah is busy writing her war-time memories and wanted some photos of Arkholme and any information I could give her. I look forward to reading her small booklet when it is finished.

Alan Blackburn of Loyne Park has recently been appointed Professor of Geography at Lancaster University. Well done Alan, I am sure your students benefit from your expertise enormously.

The next dance in the Village Hall is on 7 September, when Denis Westmorland will be playing his very own Lakeland music for the dancers.

Gerald Hodgson