Sicklinghall village news

Sicklinghall

Lou Graham

01937 583383

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Sicklinghall Village Hall Diamond Jubilee Field day (1952 – 2012): it was a double celebration on August Bank Holiday Monday with Sicklinghall’s Annual Field Day and a ceremony to mark 60 years of the village hall. Mary Hobson, who was involved in the original fundraising to build the hall in 1952, opened the afternoon’s celebrations with a short speech and the unveiling of a brass plaque at the entrance to the hall. Despite the damp weather, this popular event in the village’s calendar was well attended. The new look Field Day had something for everyone - refreshing Pimm’s drinks; warming barbecue food; enticing stalls; delicious cakes and tea: a variety of sporting activities; entertaining music and impressive competition entries. Many thanks to all the hard working organisers for putting on such a successful event, to those who kindly donated to the village hall appeal and to all the villagers, visitors, friends and family for supporting so enthusiastically.

Sicklinghall Book Club: a reminder that the book club next meets in the Scott’s Arms at 8.30pm on Tuesday, September 18, to discuss Requiem for a Wren by Neville Shute.

Summer Event: the Friends of Alfie Martin are organising another popular event to fund raise for much needed special care baby transportation and intensive care facilities. This will take place on Saturday, September 15, at 7.30pm, in Sicklinghall village hall. Tickets are £25 each and include a welcome drink and supper, as well as music and dancing until 11.30pm.

St Peter’s Church: there are still tickets available for the popular quiz night with a fish and chip supper on Friday, September 21, at 7pm in the village hall. Tickets at £12 are available from Joan Buck 01937 581521. All money raised will go towards new building projects for the church.