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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

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Heritage Open Days 2010 in South Copeland

We are proud to celebrate the heritage of our area, which stretches from the Duddon to the Esk, embracing the market town of Millom and nearby Haverigg, with the villages of South Copeland – an area of great natural beauty and a rich heritage, from the prehistoric to the modern.

A feature of the heritage of this area is that for the most part, it is not about the rich and famous, but is the story of the lives and livelihoods of ‘ordinary’ men and women. Perhaps it is this that makes visitors to our heritage events and attractions so easily able to relate to what they see and hear. The rural and the industrial past is celebrated here in many and diverse ways, but always at the heart of the story are the people of the area.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all those who work so hard to make this Heritage Open Days Festival happen each year. This is entirely done by volunteers, many of whom put in untold hours of effort. We are also grateful for the continuing encouragement and support of English Heritage; especially by its officer, Patrick Burke.

We hope that you enjoy the festival in its many and varied activities, and we look forward to welcoming you."

Wendy Bracegirdle
South Copeland Tourism

Millom & Area Heritage Open Days 2010 - continued!

2010 sees the Millom & Area HODs group provide overloaded days in September for this year's events. A wide variety of venues and open spaces will be used for exhibitions, interesting talks, guided walks and historical facts. The list of over 50 events appears below and is crammed into just four days. To help you get to, from, and between, all the locations, an essential map (along with SatNav location data) has been provided. By using the 'directions' facility, a list of driving directions can be obtained for the lesser-known locations.

Millom Map

A new map for Millom is now available showing various locations and it will give you directions to the marked locations by clicking on the 'directions' link. If there's a place not marked on the map that should be, please let us know using the form below.

Copeland's plans for Millom

Or more precisely, a public meeting to discuss Copeland's draft 'Local Development Framework' where the public had an opportunity via a consultation process to comment on the document's Strategic Policies.

The Document sets out Copeland's strategy by determining pre-defined criteria regarding what Copeland will support or reject. The Document covers many aspects of planning and there well may be something of interest to many members of the public.

The meeting was poorly attended with only 6 members of the public making an appearance. Copeland sent three people to give a presentation on options for Millom: Councillor Geoff(rey) Blackwell, Executive Member for Planning Development; John Hughes, Strategic Planning Manager and Chris Hoban, Senior Planning Policy Officer.

Also present was a representative from 'Planning Aid'. There were no media journalists there but more surprisingly, no Millom Town Councillors, members of Millom and Haverigg Economic Development Group or Copeland Councillors for the Millom area attended.

No. 10 petition for a new Duddon Bridge - result:

The building of a Road Bridge accross the Duddon Estuary, linking Barrow in Furness and Millom will ease the traffic to Sellafield along the A595 and make the road safe for all users. The Bridge will also open up the West Coast of Cumbria so all can enjoy this stunning part of the country.

The petition at http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Barrowbridge/ Submitted by Arthur Sansam – Deadline to sign up by: 06 June 2010 – Signatures: 169

What will happen to the petition once it is finished?
Once the petition has closed, usually provided there are 500 signatures or more, it will be passed to officials who work for the Prime Minister in Downing Street, or sent to the relevant Government department for a response.

Repeat Prescriptions Now Available On the Internet

Millom Doctors' surgery now offers patients the possibility of reordering regular repeat prescription medication via the Internet. Unfortunately you can't just jump on-line, you need to call into the surgery to get the necessary information to access the service. More information about this and services offered can be found on the Waterloo House Surgery web site.

South Copeland Sports Partnership...

...has been formed in an effort to improve physical activity opportunities in the area. The group has recently published its first newsletter.

Volunteers Required for Summer Events

A variety of activities are being planned by Copeland Borough Council for the summer and it is seeking volunteers to help out. Based on a sporting/activity theme, the Council is seeking help with: Sport Leaders, Coaches, Climbing Wall Assistants, Photographers and Admin/Marketing. Also, the Council is seeking 'street sports' coaches including Football, Cricket, baseball and basketball.

If you feel you could help out on any of these or require further information, please e-mail Sabrina Shaw.

And Finally

Do you prefer frogs or sheep ?

Useful Numbers:

 

 

 

0800 555 111 Crimestoppers
01229 870 870 Furness General Hospital
01229 772631 Hospital (Visiting hours: 3-5pm, 7-8pm)
03000 247 247 Out of hours GP service ("Cumbria Health On Call" (CHOC))
08453 300 247 Police
01229 77 2123 Surgery

What's On ... [This Month] [On dates]

Millom Bowling League welcomes you to try your hand at Crown Green Bowling. Come for a chat and some gentle exercise and have a go. Give Mark Fell a call on +44 (0) 1229777989 for more information.

...This Week (regular events),... [More]

Badminton players are welcome to the open sessions held on Monday* morning (10:45), Friday* morning (10:15) and Wednesday evenings at 8:15pm. at the Recreation Centre. The £1·80 sessions last an hour and a half where 'mix & match' doubles is played.
(* Excluding Bank Holidays.)

Craft class, Bradbury Centre, Wednesdays 1:30-3:30. £3 charge covers materials and refreshments. Carers welcome.

Friendship Club, Bradbury Centre, Thursdays 1:45pm-4. £1·50 (to £1·80) charge includes refreshments. Various activities. Carers not welcome.

Holborn Hill Royal Brass Band practice night Tuesday evenings 7:15-9. Further information from Andrew Cain 889572

Knit and natter, Bradbury Centre, St. George's Rd, Wednesdays 10:00-Noon. Knitting and crochet - pastimes to help raise funds for age UK. Carers welcome.

Luncheon Club, Bradbury Centre, Fridays 12:15-1:30. £5 charge for a sociable 3-course meal! Booking required. Carers welcome.

Millom and District Quiz League. Quizzes weekly (October-June) at the: Castle, Harbour, King Billy, Millom Cricket Club, Miners, Plough, Punch Bowl and The Knights. Teams of 4 (+ a reserve). Contact Pauline Altree on 772081 for more info.

Millom Blind Social Club meets Fridays 1pm-3 Salvation Army, Nelson Street. Contact Maggie Nelson 820698 or just turn up for more info.

Millom Chess Club is currently dormant. If you're interested in getting it going again, please call 773651

Millom Scrabble Club Meets Monday evenings. Further details: 773651

Millom's table-tennis club (Millom Former Pupils TTC) meets most Sundays for practice games at Millom Recreaction Centre at 7:00pm. All levels of player welcome. Contact Jack.Andrews (771266) [at]tesco.net for further details or to confirm practice dates.

Over 55s Drop-in social chat, Bradbury Centre, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-11:30. A leisurely cuppa and chat with opportunities to access information and advice including browsing the Web. Carers welcome.

Over 55s Drop-in social for those with memory problems, Bradbury Centre, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30 Free tea, coffee and activities. Carers welcome.

Parent and Toddler Swimming - Millom School Swimming Pool Wednesdays 10:45-11:45 £2·60. More info: Janette 719650

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...This Month...

 

 

 

Disability advice and information surgery, Bradbury Centre, First Fridays 1pm-4. Run by South Copeland Disability Group. Contact Noel Moore 773341

Hearing Drop-in service, Bradbury Centre, Third Tuesdays 1:30-2:30. (followed by free lip-reading class 2:30-3:30). Run by Caritas Care.

Millom and District Sport for the Disabled: meets on the 2nd Friday of the month 7pm-9, Millom Guide Hall for sports/activities; outings and social events as arranged. Raffle, cards, bingo and dominoes. Transport arranged, tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes, trips, dinners etc. Annual membership £2. Contact Vivien Birkett 775135

Millom and District Flower Club: Monthly demonstrations on the fourth Thursday of the month (except July) in the Pensioners' Hall at 6:45pm.

Millom (motor)Bike Group meets on the first Monday of the month 8pm at The Knights, Queen St. Various rides and events inc. fundraisers for air ambulance. Contact Abb Chambers 774321 for further details.

Public police meeting - Millom Library fourth Tuesday 3pm. Raise your issues and concerns over policing and safety matters.

South Copeland Disability Group - Millom Network Centre second Monday 09:30 Open meeting regarding local disability issues.

Yu-Gi-Oh Swap Club, Millom Library First Monday 4pm-5 No need to book, just come along. Meet new friends, swap cards etc. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

...And On The Following Dates: (Don't forget to check This Week's and This month's events !)

12 Aug:

Bouncy Castle Madness Morning - Millom Recreation Centre 10am - 12. £4/child

14 Aug:
Coffee Morning/Table Top Sale - Pensioners' Hall 9:30am - 12 Usual stalls, Entry: 50p Table tops £4·50 Pauline 772081
Coach Trip: Edinburgh. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

16 Aug:
Meet The Mayor - Council Offices Mayor, Cllr Doug Wilson's surgery 9:30am - 12:30. An opportunity to discuss Millom's issues important to you. Appointments: 772340

18 Aug:
Pennington Dramam Group - 'The Cleopatras' - Broughton Methodist Church 7pm. Adults: £4, U16 £2 inc. light refresment

20 Aug:
Evening of Mediumship - Guide Hall 6:30pm Medium Margaret Strong from Cleator Moor, Raffle & Refreshments £1

21 Aug:
Coach Trip: Blackpool. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

24 Aug:
Annual Show - Hawkshead Agricultural Society Hawkshead Hall Farm. Falconry and Eagle Flying Display. Admission: £6, children £2
Police Meeting, Millom Library 'safer stronger community' meeting 3pm where the public can discuss issues in general with the police and choose policing priorities. Next meeting 21/09/10

26 Aug:
Bouncy Castle Madness Morning - Millom Recreation Centre 10am - 12. £4/child

28 Aug:
Millom and Broughton Show West Park, Broughton-in-Furness
Coach Trip: 'Hairspray', Liverpool. £12·50 coach seat + £43·50 show, Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

01 Sep:
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04 Sep:
Model Railway Exhibition - Millom Palladium 10am - 5pm Approximately 10 layouts from invited groups and hosts Millom Railway & Scale Modellers. £3 (£2). 5" train rides weather permitting. Event sponsored by Northern Rail.

05 Sep:
Model Railway Exhibition - Millom Palladium 10am - 4pm Approximately 10 layouts from invited groups and hosts Millom Railway & Scale Modellers. £3 (£2). 5" train rides weather permitting. Event sponsored by Northern Rail.

08 Sep:
Tai Chi & Chinese Health Exercise, 7 wk course - Guide Hall 10:30am - 12 £35 (for the whole course). More info: Graham Dyer 01539 558132

09 Sep - 12 Sep:

MILLOM & AREA HERITAGE OPEN DAYS. The locations of the following events can be found on the MAP (along with SatNav location data).

HODs Displays - Millom Network Centre 9am - 4pm
HODs Millom Library 9am-12, 1pm-7 Display on a local history theme
HODs Masonic Hall 10am - 12
HODs Bootle Evangelical Church 10am - 4pm Chapel built in 1780
HODs St. George's Church 10am - 4pm, Display relating to the Boer War memorial
HODs St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bootle 10am - 4pm Local history display
HODs Millom Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre 11am - 4pm. Local history and life including notable exhibits on iron ore mining and local poet Norman Nicholson
HODs TALK: The History of Haverigg School, Haverigg School 6pm - 7pm Illustrated talk linking the story of Haverigg School with the village and the people.
HODs TALK: Take a Closer Look at Stone Walls, Holy Trinity Institute 7:45pm A talk by Stephe Cove about the history of our local field walls

 

 

10 Sep:
HODs Displays - Millom Network Centre 9am - 4pm
HODs Millom Library 9am-12, 1pm-5 Display on a local history theme
HODs Millom Methodist Church 9:30am - 2:30pm 1868 church - historic photos and documents
HODs Masonic Hall 10am - 12
HODs West Coast Tanneries story - St. Luke's Church Haverigg 10am - 3pm
HODs Bootle Evangelical Church Chapel built in 1780 10am - 4pm
HODs Holy Trinity Church 10am - 4pm Norman construction, 'fish' window, centenary of the porch in memory of Rev. J Irving - exhibition of his life
HODs Old Schoolroom, Holy Trinity 10am-4pm Display of scouting memorabilia
HODs St. George's Church 10am - 4pm, Display relating to the Boer War memorial
HODs St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bootle 10am - 4pm Local history display
HODs Millom Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre 11am - 4pm. Local history and life including notable exhibits on iron ore mining and local poet Norman Nicholson
HODs TALK: Development of communal singing and hymns, Millom Methodist Church 7pm Talk includes some singing !

 

11 Sep:
HODs Displays - Millom Network Centre 9am - 4pm
HODs Masonic Hall 9:30am - 12
HODs Millom Library 9:30am-12 Display on a local history theme
HODs WALK: Hodbarrow and the Mines, Mainsgate Road 10am The walk, led by Stephe Cove and Frank Irving, a former miner at Hodbarrow, will focus on the industrial origins of the site. Pre-booking required: contact Millom Network Centre 01229 719650
HODs Millom Methodist Church 10am - 2pm 1868 church - historic photos and documents
HODs West Coast Tanneries story - St. Luke's Church Haverigg 10am - 3pm
HODs Captain Shaw’s CE Primary School Bootle 10am - 4pm. Displays and activities
HODs Millom Police Station 10am-4pm Crime prevention tools and old cell visits
HODs Old Schoolroom, Holy Trinity 10am-4pm Display of scouting memorabilia
HODs Our Lady and St. James’ R.C. Church 10am-4pm 1888 church, displays re the parish, people and school
HODs Bootle Evangelical Church Chapel built in 1780 10am - 4pm
HODs Holy Trinity Church 10am - 4pm Norman construction, 'fish' window, centenary of the porch in memory of Rev. J Irving - exhibition of his life
HODs Salvation Army 10am - 4pm Salvation Army band playing outside
HODs St. George's Church 10am - 4pm, Display relating to the Boer War memorial
HODs St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bootle 10am - 4pm Local history display
HODs Thwaites Heritage and Local churches stained glass windows - Thwaites Village Hall The Green. 10am - 4pm, 7 - 10 display of pictures and historical research
HODs Millom Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre 11am - 4pm. Local history and life including notable exhibits on iron ore mining and local poet Norman Nicholson
HODs Millom Amateur Operatic Society - Millom Palladium 11am - 4pm Photographic display of shows and costumes of past productions and theatre tours
HODs St. James' School 1pm-4pm Old School records and photos on display. Family-friendly activities
HODs WALK: Millom Ironworks Local Nature Reserve, Devonshire Road 2pm The walk covers the history of the ironworks and the nature reserve
HODs TALK: Wish You Were Here, Kirksanton Village Hall 2:30pm An illustrated presentation by Millom local historian Bill Myers, taking a nostalgic look at the visitors who arrived for a day at the seaside in Edwardian times
HODs TALK: Stained Glass of St Anne’s Church, Thwaites Village Hall 7pm A talk by Margaret Bratley about the windows in local churches

 

12 Sep:
HODs Displays - Millom Network Centre 9am - 4pm
HODs West Coast Tanneries story - St. Luke's Church Haverigg 10am - 11, 12:30 - 3pm
HODs St. Anne's Church, Hallthwaites 10am - 4pm with service at 11am 1854 church with unique stained-glass windows
HODs St. George's Church 10am - 4pm, Display relating to the Boer War memorial
HODs St. Michael & All Angels Church, Bootle 10am - 4pm Local history display
HODs Millom Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre 11am - 4pm. Local history and life including notable exhibits on iron ore mining and local poet Norman Nicholson
HODs Millom Amateur Operatic Society - Millom Palladium 11am - 4pm Photographic display of shows and costumes of past productions and theatre tours
HODs Old Schoolroom, Holy Trinity 12-4pm Display of scouting memorabilia
HODs Holy Trinity Church 12 - 4pm Norman construction, 'fish' window, centenary of the porch in memory of Rev. J Irving - exhibition of his life
HODs St. James' School 1pm-4pm Old School records and photos on display. Family-friendly activities
HODs Our Lady and St. James’ R.C. Church 1pm-4pm 1888 church, displays re the parish, people and school
HODs Bootle Evangelical Church Chapel built in 1780 2pm - 4pm Sunday Services 11am & 6pm
HODs TALK: Railways in the Millom area, Millom Network Centre 2:30pm Illustrated presentation by Millom local historian Bill Myers

 

13 Sep:
Meet The Mayor - Council Offices Mayor, Cllr Doug Wilson's surgery 9:30am - 12:30. An opportunity to discuss Millom's issues important to you. Appointments: 772340

21 Sep:
Police Meeting, Millom Library 'safer stronger community' meeting 3pm where the public can discuss issues in general with the police and choose policing priorities. Next meeting 19/10/10

24 Sep:
Lempen Puppet Show 'Ugly Beauty' - The Beggar's Theatre 6:30pm "A theatrical performance using acting, puppets, shadows and music for everyone from 5 years old to 105 years young."

30 Sep:
Femme Fatale Theatre Company's 'Scrubbers' - The Beggar's Theatre 7:30pm A London-based theatre company's play about 5 cleaning ladies who all have their own story to tell and is funny and poignant with music and songs; by Cenarth Fox. Seats are £9 and available from the Box Office Tel: 0161 408 6389.

11 Oct:
Meet The Mayor - Council Offices Mayor, Cllr Doug Wilson's surgery 9:30am - 12:30. An opportunity to discuss Millom's issues important to you. Appointments: 772340

17 Oct:
Coach Trip: Walt Disney on Ice Presents: '100 Years of Disney', Manchester Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

19 Oct:
Police Meeting, Millom Library 'safer stronger community' meeting 3pm where the public can discuss issues in general with the police and choose policing priorities. Next meeting 23/11/10

24 Oct:
Coach Trip - Hodgson's - Torbay 8 day tour The Seabury Hotel, Babbacombe £295 inc. D. B&B, Entertainment & day excursions. Bookings: 772814

27 Oct:
Coach Trip: Blackpool lights. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

29 Oct:
The Ashton Group, Apprentice Actors: 'Diffusion' - The Beggar's Theatre 7:30pm. A brand new play by Jamie Cubiss
Coach Trip: London Weekend. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

12 Nov:
Coah Trip - Hodgson's - London Weekend Royal National Hotel £124 (S/S) inc. optional Sunday morning trip to Windsor. Bookings: 772814

23 Nov:
Police Meeting, Millom Library 'safer stronger community' meeting 3pm where the public can discuss issues in general with the police and choose policing priorities

25 Nov:
StrangeFace Theatre Company: 'A Christmas Carol' - The Beggar's Theatre Strangeface present an extraordinary adaptation of Charles Dickens classic Christmas ghost story.

27 Nov:
Coach Trip: Leeds. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

30 Nov:
M.A.O.S. Pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" - Millom Palladium Doors 7pm for 7:30 start

01 Dec:
M.A.O.S. Pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" - Millom Palladium Doors 7pm for 7:30 start

02 Dec:
M.A.O.S. Pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" - Millom Palladium Doors 7pm for 7:30 start

03 Dec:
M.A.O.S. Pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" - Millom Palladium Doors 7pm for 7:30 start

04 Dec:
Coach Trip: Bolton. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489
M.A.O.S. Pantomime "Beauty and the Beast" - Millom Palladium Doors 7pm for 7:30 start

10 Dec:
Xmas Bingo, Millom Palladium

11 Dec:
Coach Trip: Trafford Centre. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

27 Dec:
Coach Trip: 'We Will Rock You', Manchester £12 coach, £37 show seat. Bookings: Pet Shop, Newton St. 770397/773489

 

Clock Tower Cafe Reopens

 

The Clock Tower Cafe in the Market Square has reopened today (17/05/10) following apparent closure due to repeated attacks on the property resulting in broken windows. The windows have been boarded up for several days but all bar one of the boards came off and it was business as usual.

Gwen Fearon, proprietor, said that the rumours of the business being driven out of town due to the vandalism were untrue. While the business has been closed, she has taken the opportunity to have a holiday from running the business although staying close to home. She said they're back fully open and currently have no plans to close. During the temporary closure, Gwen has received a great deal of support from customers and locals in the hope the business would reopen. She'd like to thank those for their support and encouragement in seeing the business continue.

Windows of the premises had been broken twice in recent weeks leading up to the fully boarding up of the front of the cafe and closure. There are rumours doing the rounds as to who the vandals are; including the involvement of another business. However, Millom Police say they do not have sufficient evidence to take further action which may lead to a prosecution. They added, although witnesses have come forward, there is insufficient evidence to proceed. If further evidence comes to light from new witnesses contacting the police, the situation may change. Millom Police can be contacted on 0845 33 00 247 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Townsfolk are encouraged to come forward if they have anything they'd like to report to the police for the benefit of the local community.

The Clock Tower - so called as the business property includes the town's square clock which has been out of action for several months. It is reported that the mechanism is worn out and needs thousands of pounds spending on it to bring it back into a fully working condition. The clock faces are also in need of refurbishment to bring them back to their former glory. The owners are currently looking at options to work with local businesses with the necessary skills to get the work carried out more economically.

 

Neither the Evening Mail nor the CN Group will be held liable for any erors or omissions in the above information which is given in good faith.

 

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