Whittington Point to Point

point-to-pointIt seems that Whittington will no longer host the Vale of Lune Harriers Point to Point each Easter.  The following snippet is hidden in the September Minutes of the Parish Council:

Correspondence Received: Vale of Lune Harriers Point to Point Committee cancellation of future events at Whittington.”

John Keegan

PS.  Just to be sure that the PC Minutes provide an accurate picture I have sent the following message to the Whittington Races – Vale of Lune Point to Point, via Facebook.

Whittington Parish Council report that there will be no more meetings held in Whittington. Can you confirm that?”

I have since received a reply.  See the accompanying Comment.

A Bus in the New Year?

Yesterday I was advised by a member of Stagecoach that from January 2017 the 8:45 bus from Lancaster will come through Gressingham, Arkholme and Whittington, arriving at Kirkby at 9:40 then return to Lancaster, through Melling, arriving at the Bus Station at 11:00.

I was given no indication as to what has brought about this change of heart, but it’s welcome.

Let’s hope that Stagecoach is encouraged to reroute at least one more bus this way later in the day.

The more people who use this bus, the more likely are we to get some movement from Stagecoach.

John Keegan

The Price of Fame

Duncan’s first Christmas card of the season has arrived, from Christine Costello of Wells in Somerset.  Christine heard him being interviewed by John Humphrey on Saturday.  She put a comment on the Blog, and sent the card.

postcard-001aIt’s a good job that our local Postie’s know everyone.  But there again, Duncan is becoming famous.

postcard-003aIt is rewarding when your efforts are appreciated.



Whilst Duncan Foster and I, with others,  were sat in Avanti, enjoying a convivial “swift half”, Duncan received a call on his mobile , from the BBC.

John Humphries, of BBC Radio Four fame, would like to interview him in the morning.

Apparently, the program  will be broadcast at7:20 on Saturday morning the 12 November.

Duncan is being picked up by taxi so that he is in the BBC Local Radio studio in Kendal for the program, on time.


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