Monday, 9 September 2019

Women's Institute meeting.

The next meeting of Natland and Oxenholme WI will take place on September 18 (7.30pm) at the village hall. The guest speaker will be Philip Caine who will give a talk on From Barrow to Baghdad. The competition is beginning with B.
You are very welcome to come along.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Pandora's Handbag

This is going to be a fun evening of acapella singing to help raise funds for the church. You may remember that the concert was cancelled unavoidably last March because one of the singers was ill, but now they're all fighting fit and ready to go! Put the date in your diary. Tickets to be bought on the door. £6. The concert is on the 21st September at 7.30.

Natland and Oxenholme Village Hall Events.

Autumn activities are starting up again at the Village Hall. Here is the Diary showing when the events are on, and when the Village Hall is available to hire.
  • The University of the Third Age are putting on Indoor Bowls, Badminton, and Table Tennis doubles and singles. Click here to contact U3A.
  • Natland and Oxenholme Table Tennis Club's new season has started. Mondays 6-7 for juniors and Tuesdays at 7.30 for the Club night.
  • Pilates will be starting on Tuesday 10th September at 4.30. email 
Click here for the Parish Directory which gives contact details for the following activities and groups.
  • Age UK are offering Gentle Exercise on Mondays at 2-3pm followed by tea and a chat (except the third Monday in the month.) You are welcome to come along. £2.50 per session.
  • The Badminton Club will be starting up on Thursday the 19th September.
  • Sarah Brook holds HIIT fitness sessions on a Thursday at 6pm.
  • The Craft Group is starting up this week, 2-4pm on a Wednesday. 
  • For youngsters there is Brownies at 6pm on a Tuesday. 
  • Dappaday dancing is on a Saturday at 9am.
  • The Women's Institute meets on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.30. 
  • Monday Club for the over 50s meet on the third Monday of the month, at 2pm.

Monday, 2 September 2019

The Weather in August

August average
Temperature at 8 a.m.
14.6° C
13.62° C
Minimum Temperature (Ave)
12.8° C
11.65° C
Maximum Temperature (Ave)
19.0° C
17.85° C
186 mm
151.4 mm
August was warmer than average, although we did not get the extreme temperatures experienced in the South East. Always a wet month, we had a very wet August this time.   John Dobson. 

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Monday Club Meeting

Meetings held in the Village Hall start again on 16th September at 2pm when John Bateson will give a talk on "Employment and living conditions in 19th and early 20th century Kendal".
Tea and biscuits to follow, and bookstall.
Reminder: The annual membership fee of £12 will be collected at this meeting. Cheques (if possible) payable to Natland Monday Club.
New members always welcome.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Parish News for September

The month is kicking off in style with David Aris leaping from an aeroplane on the 1st September. He's doing it in aid of St. John's Hospice, and he will be attached to a parachute. If you would like to sponsor him, take a look at page 4 of the Parish News. There are details of Church Services, Coffee Mornings, and many more church and village activities.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Parish Council Meeting last month

Planning matters were discussed at the last meeting of Natland Parish Council in July. Click here for the minutes of the meeting.

Tuesday, 6 August 2019

The Weather in July

July average
Temperature at 8 a.m.
15.9° C
14.8° C
Minimum Temperature (Ave)
14.6° C
12.9° C
Maximum Temperature (Ave)
20.5° C
20.2° C
136 mm
110 mm

We had some very hot days in July. The 25th was 27C which is the hottest I have recorded here although well below 38C for that day in Cambridge. it was wet, particularly over the last two weeks of the month. John Dobson.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Welcome, Craig.

St. Mark's Church has a brand new curate, freshly ordained as a deacon. He's called Craig Bentley, or rather the Reverend Craig Bentley now, and he will be trained into the ins and outs of parish work by Angela, the vicar, over the next three years. There's more about him and his family on page 12 of the June Parish News. 

Monday, 29 July 2019

Captain Ross and Clinker

Clinker, with Captain Horatio Ross up. By John Ferneley 1782-1860
Captain Ross and Clinker was the name of the Inn which was on the site of Ross Lodge on Burton Road. Notes written by Miss Anne M.E.Schofield in 2003 and who lived at the house now called Ross Lodge were passed to me by Barry Charnley. 

Horatio Ross was born in 1801 and lived in Scotland and doesn't appear to have links with this area. However he and his horse must have had a popular following for when the name of the Inn was changed from the Grey Horse to the Captain Ross and Clinker, local farmers' lads around Barrows Green held steeplechases from the newly named Inn across to the Beehive Inn (no longer an inn) on the Old Hutton road. The Captain Ross and Clinker was pulled down in 1860.