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15 NOVEMBER 2009- WINTER SOCIAL

Bredbury Band


Rod, Molly, Jim and Kevin
Bredbury Dance
Square Sets
Bredbury Social

Music for a Sing Song
Bredbury Social

Having a rest from dancing

25 OCTOBER 2009 - WALK AT RIVINGTON

Rivington Walk
Jean Allan led a lovely walk round Rivington
Rivington Lunch
Lunch stop - no soggy sandwiches

8-11 OCTOBER 2009 - COTTON ARMS, WRENBURY

Kevin and Bill
Kevin and Bill entertaining us
Dancing at Wrenbury
We had lots of dancing
Pat the Darts Champion
Pat McShane - the Darts Champion
Noel and Steve
Noel and Steve Jackson singing
Buffet at Wrenbury
What a lovely buffet supplied by members
Dining at Wrenbury
Enoying the food
Band at Wrenbury

Musicians on the commercial site joined our musicians for a morning workshop
Lunch stop at Marbury Church
Nice lunch stop at Marbury Church

24-27 SEPTEMBER 2009 - LANGHO COMMUNITY CENTRE

View at Langho
Nice view of the surrounding hills
Coffee Morning
Coffee morning-some people are relaxing in the tent
Catering Officer
Bob Hayes- our hard working Catering Officer
Maureen's Birthday
Maureen Spurr's Birthday-sign already on the wall
Rod and Elaine's Golden Wedding
It was Rod and Elaine's Golden Wedding Anniversary
Serving the Hotpot
Serving the Hotpot
Enjoying the food
Enjoying the meal




Pretend there is a photo taken on our walk to even it up- my battery went flat when I wanted to take one!

10-13 SEPTEMBER 2009 - GREAT SUTTON VILLAGE HALL

Caravan View

A small part of the site
Fish and Chip Tea
Fish and Chip Tea in the sunshine
Fred Fearon singing
Fred had us in stitches with his new music stand
Fred with his music stand
Fogot to take photos so here is Fred Fearon again

20 AUGUST-1 SEPTEMBER 2009-HALSALL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Halsall Band
Band Workshop
Bead Workshop
Callum running a bead workshop
Craft Workshops
Busy doing Crafts
Dancing
There were lots of opportunities to dance
Game of Hoy
Judith organising a game of Hoy
Lynn calling
Lynn calling a dance for us
Stick Dance
Stick dance demonstration led by Judith
Bear Hunt
Maureen doing a bear hunt
Bill, one of our visitors at Halsall has put a video on YouTube taken at Halsall. Judith had intended it to be a dance for the children to do one morning but they preferred to play outside so the adults did it instead and then did a demonstration at the evening dance.
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21-26 JULY 2009 - FOODEN FARM, BOLTON-BY-BOWLAND

Bolton-by-Bowland- Pendle Hill
View of Pendle Hill from the site
Bolton-by-Bowland Tent
Why has Bob got his arm round Bruce?!!
Bolton-by-Bowland Coffee time
Coffee in the sunshine for a change
Bolton-by-Bowland Rain on the Canopy
Torrential rain not good for canopies
Bolton-by-Bowland Walk
Walking over the Bridge at Skirden Beck
Walk at Bolton-by-Bowland
What fun walking in the rain!!

16-21 JULY 2009 - THORNTON HALL FARM, THORNTON-IN-CRAVEN

Dancing in Thornton Barn
Luxury Barn to dance in!! Good fun though
Thornton-animals in the barn
Animals in the barn competed with the singers
Thornton Peter and Graham
Peter - a visitor from Edinburgh with Graham
Thornton Boules Compettition
Judith organised a boules competition
Thornton Walk View
Nice view at lunchtime
Thornton Walk
On the way back from a lovely walk

2-6 JULY 2009 - BRICKFIELD FARM, TARPORLEY

Tarporley - Shirley calling
Shirley Bunting calling for dancing
Tarporley Pam calling
Pam Watson calling for dancing
Tarporley Coffee Morning
Coffee Morning
Tarporley Fred with his spoons
Fred Fearon playing his 'bones'
Tarporley dancing
Having fun dancing
Tarporley teatime
Enjoying a lovely buffet supplied by members
Tarporley Walk - lunchtime
Lunchtine Stop - found a bench
Tarporley-Walk on the field
Walking across the field

11-15 JUNE 2009 - BROCKLEHEAD CARAVAN PARK, DARWEN

Darwen Caravan
Darwen Site - Can just see Fred making bread
Walk at Darwen
Geoff led a lovely walk to Darwen Tower
Colin Paley at Darwen
Colin Paley singing for us
Judith's poems at Darwen
Judith Veevers reciting risque Steve Morris poems
John at Darwen
John Warin called some dances
Darwen John and Elaine
Music workshop for two - John and Elaine
Darwen - Geoff leading Walk
Geoff Errington leading a walk
Darwen Walk Lunch Stop
Lunch stop in the long grass

26-31 MAY 2009 - BATHAFARN HALL, RUTHIN

Dancing at Ruthin

Enjoying the Dancing
Outdoor Games Evening
Outdoor Games Evening
Afternoon Tea at Ruthin
Afternoon Tea - Molly baked some scones
Walk at Ruthin
Having lunch
Lovely walk at Ruthin
Lovely views on a walk led by Ann Smith
Caravan View
Nice views of the hills from the site
Ruthin Stan Witton
Stan Witton singing some humerous songs
Ruthin Band
Live Band for dancing
Ruthin Male Choir
Kellett leads a Male Voice Choir
Ruthin Female Choir
He also led a Female Voice Choir

21-26 MAY 2009 - BODAFON FIELDS, LLANDUDNO

Gorgeous Sunset
Gorgeous Sunset - view from the site
Caravans at Llandudno
View of our caravans at Bodafon Fields
View of caravans from Little Orme
Caravans from a different direction - Little Orme
Walk from Llandudno
Geoff led a nice walk
Walk from Llandudno
Another lovely walk
Llandudno Coffee

Enjoying Morning Coffee in the sunshine

Llandudno Band
Playing in the Band - John Nix calling
Llandudno Breakdown Truck

Graham wanted to save on petrol going home!!

1-5 MAY 2009 - VILLAGE HALL, SIDDINGTON

Siddington Skiffle
Kevin McShane led a skiffle session
Siddington Band
Noel Jackson and family led a Band two evenings
Siddington Singing
Impromptu singing session
Siddington Cheese and Wine
What a great selection of Cheese and Wine
Siddington Jeff and Lynn
Jeff and Lynn Hoyle serenaded us
Siddington Noel and Steve
Noel and Steve Jackson singing

27-29 MARCH 2009 - VILLAGE HALL, CRANAGE

Cranage Crafts
Susan Wallwork organised a craft session
Cranage View
Nice flat field with hard standing next to the hall

Cranage Buffet




What a lovely spread was provided by our members with such a large variety of items. Bob's waiting to get in first! He was going to do the brewing up though to had a good excuse.
Cranage Dining
Dining on the lovely food
Cranage Dining Again
More people enjoying the food

22 FEBRUARY 2009

Parbold Walk
Sunday walk round Parbold led by
Allan and Ann Smith
Parbold Walk
Lunch in the woods

FEBRUARY 2009

Arnside Walk


About 24 of the North West Members, along with about the same number of non-members,were on a dancing holiday at a hotel in Arnside organised by Allan Rumbles and 14 went for a lovely walk during the day

PHOTOS TAKEN IN 2008

ST MARK'S CHURCH, BREDBURY - 7 DECEMBER 2008

Bredbury Social
Christmas Party

Bredbury Social

Dining on a nice buffet supplied by members
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The Band played carols for us

LOWER WHITLEY VILLAGE HALL - 11-14 SEPTEMBER 2008

Lower Whitley
We had a hotpot supper and apple pie/cream
Lower Whitley Walk
Lunchtime stop on a pleasant walk

NATIONAL FEAST OF LANTERNS, PICKERING - 28-31 AUGUST 2008

THE FOLK GROUP WON THE MARDI GRAS PARADE

Carrying the Pennon
Pennon Parade
Pennon Parade
North West Pennon
NFOL Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras Choir
MFOL Mardi Gras
Winners of the Mardi Gras Parade

ST CUTHBERT'S PRIMARY SCHOOL, HALSALL - 14-26 AUGUST 2008

Halsall Crafts Elaine
Craft Time
Halsall Crafts Judith
Crafts for Children with Judith
Mulberry Bush Dance
Here we go round the Mulberry Bush Dance
Mulberry Bush Dance
Elaine is the Mulberry Bush
Musicians
Musicans Playing
Singing
Singing Session

CARTMEL RACECOURSE - 22-27 JULY 2008

Cartmel Games
Games Evening
Cartmel Entertainment
Molly, Jeff, David, Andrea, Barbara playing for us
Cartmel Walk
Lunch stop on a lovely walk
Cartmel Skiffle
Skiffle session led by Kevin
Nan's Debut
Nan's debut playing the concertina
Cartmel Priory
View of the Priory from the campsite

CROOKLANDS FARM, KENDAL - 17-22 JULY 2008

Kendal Barn
Get together in the luxurious barn!
Kendal Band
Steve Burgess leads the Band
Kendal Boat
Members on a boat trip next to the site
Kendal Stand up for the Queen
Having fun playing a card game
Kendal Stepping Stones
Vivienne gets helping hand from Geoff
Kendal Walk
Lined up for inspection!!

ARROWE BROOKE FARM, GREASBY - 3 - 7 JULY 2008

Greasby Male Voice Choir
Kellett's Male Voice Choir entertaining us again including new members- notice the youngest one
Greasby Coffee in the Barn
Living it up in the Barn complete with
Massey Ferguson

DALE HEY FARM, RIBCHESTER - 12-16 JUNE 2008

Ribchester-Caravan-View-Fred
Fred on his way for Coffee
Ribchester Awning Get Together
Get Together and Sing-a-Round
Ribchester Waiting for Bus
Waiting at Request Stop to Longridge - Was it an outing from the Rest Home!!
Ribchester Walk
Nice walk led by Jeff Hoyle - view of the river at Ribchester
Ribchester Garden
Picnic Lunch in Jeff & Lynn's lovely garden
.Dale Hey Singing
Jim and Colin leading the entertainment
Dale Hey Dancing
Dancing in the Barn
Dale Hey Dancing
Yet more dancing

STATION CAMPSITE, CARROG - 27 MAY - 1 JUNE 2008

Carrog Caravans
Carrog Site
Carrog Choir
Kellett conducts the Male Voice Choir
Carrog-George-Party
George's 80th Birthday -Maureen singing to him
Carrog Ian Calling
Ian Revill calling for the first time for us
Carrog Rounders
A game of Rounders
Carrog Bridge
The lovely Village of Carrog
Carrog Awning View
Watching the Entertainment in the opposite awning
Carrog Singers/Musicians
David, Barbara, Andrea, Colin, Graham
Carrog Walk
Chris, Bill, Janet, Bryan, Barbara, David & Adrienne
Carrog Skipping Session
Skipping Session for adults and children
Caravan View at Carrog
View of the Caravans on a walk
Carrog walk in the rain
Not fair weather walkers!!
Andrea, Bob, Vivienne, Sue, Barbara, David

PYLLAU FARM, TAL Y BONT - 22-27 MAY 2008

Tal y Bont Caravans
Tal y Bont Site
Tal y Bont Caravan View
View of Caravans from a Walk
Tal y Bont Get together
Evening Get Together
Tal y Bont Skiffle
Sandy, Jim, Graham and Fred
Tal y Bont Walk
Ian Revill led a lovely walk
Tal y Bont Pub
We stopped for a drink at the pub on the walk

VILLAGE HALL, SIDDINGTON - 2-6 MAY 2008

Siddington Birthday
Cutting the Birthday Cake for six of our Members
Chris, Ian, Elaine, Ann, George & Judith
Siddington Group
Lyn, Jim, Graham, Rod (hiding!), Jeff & Bob
Siddington Kazoos
Molly ran a Music Workshop for Kazoos
Siddington Walk
A select few went on a walk with Tony
Cheese and Wine Party





Members brought a contribution to the Cheese and Wine Party so people were able to sample a variety of different types of cheese and wine

VILLAGE HALL, BRADWALL GREEN - 17-20 APRIL 2008

Colin and Valerie Paley
We celebrated Colin and Valerie Paley's
Golden Wedding
Colin Paley
Colin and Valerie supplied desserts and drinks
Bradwall Skiffle
Skiffle - Bob playing tea-chest base for 1st time
Bradwall Skiffle Sessions
Skiffle Session led by Kevin McShane
Bradwall Tea
Tea-time at Golden Wedding Celebration
Bradwall Kevin-Rod
Kevin and Rod entertain us

VILLAGE HALL, WEST BRADFORD - 4-6 APRIL, 2008

West Bradford Skiffle
Skiffle Session led by Molly
West Bradford Band
Band on Saturday Evening - John joined it later
West Bradford Judith
Judith reads us a story
West Bradford Colin
Colin sings for us
West Bradford Dance
Enjoying the dancing
West Bradford Walk
Lunchtime in the sun

NATIONAL GROUP EASTER MEEET, THIRSK 21-26 MARCH 2008

Caravanning in the Snow
We woke up to a few inches of snow
Easter Snow
Makes you feel cold looking at it
Border Morris
Demonstrating Border Morris at the Showcase
Skiffle Session
Skiffle Session at the Showcase
Maypole Dancing
Maypole Dancing
Keith & Doreen's Trailer Tent
Keith and Doreen Nunnerley in their new Trailer Tent

WINTER WALK - SABDEN - 24 FEBRUARY 2008

Sabden Walk Lunch Stop
Sheltered spot for Lunch
Lunch Stop Sabden Walk
Always nice to manage lunch whilst fine
Sabden Walk
Gloria takes our photograph



Mac and Gloria led a very nice walk for us from Sabden. Unfortunately rain at the start deterred some people from joining us, but it turned out better than expected, although we did get some light rain.

WINTER SOCIAL - VILLAGE HALL, HESKIN - 6 JANUARY 2008

Heskin Food
We always get a lovely spread of food at our socials
Heskin Social
Time to have a chat
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