Gerald’s Feb Blog

Friend and fellow bowler John Mason is recovering at home after major heart surgery, John was taken ill on a bowling green at Kendal last September and had heart surgery at Blackpool but it is good to know that he is feeling better and managing to have a walk when the weather is nice, so hurry up getting fit again John the bowling season starts in two months time.

David Kenyon tells me he raised £3,767 selling the Lune Valley calendar on behalf of St Johns Hospice and would like to thank everyone who bought one, I thought the photos he collected were very good and a true picture of our villages one hundred years ago.

Congratulations to the ladies who decorated the Church at Christmas it really was beautiful, we spent some time looking at the individual arrangements and wondered at the time and dedication it took to collect and arrange both the flowers and the foliage it really was lovely.

I must inform the Parish Council that the Whittington archives they were discussing do not belong to the Village but are my personal collection that I have put together over the years. 1 want the material to stay in tne village after my time and just wanted to make sure that there is somewhere in the village where it can be kept so that it is available to future generations.

There are two dances this month Dennis Westmorland is playing in Whittington Village Hall on February 7th and the Roe Valley band are here on the 21st. Also best wishes to Jean Dixon, who is in hospital and also Keith Bateson, who are both recovering from operations.

Gerald Hodgson

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