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Bentham Community News
7:00am Thursday 7th February 2013 in News
Historical Society: Sir John Kerr, chairman of the Ewecross Historical Society, welcomed guest speaker Dr Andrew Jotischky to the first meeting the year at Bentham Town Hall. Dr Jotischky spoke on Medieval Food, showing slides of recipes for vegetable soup and stew served in monasteries on the continent in the early medieval era. He gave a very interesting and comprehensive account of the life of the monk and explained how some western Benedictines managed to evade the strict dietary rules. Thanks were expressed by the chairman. At the February meeting, Dr Alan Crosby will speak on Market and Fairs.
Bright Hour: Bentham Methodist Bright Hour met at the Methodist Church last Tuesday. The president welcomed members and Joyce Ellershaw spoke about the Journey Of Life. Thanks were expressed and light refreshments served. The next meeting is on Tuesday and the speaker is Sharon Harpur.
Age Concern: Members of Age Concern met at the Masonic Hall on Friday. They enjoyed a tasty lunch, served by Lynn Mountain, Janet Plummer and Sue Park, and a talk by Malcolm Culshaw. The raffle winner was Clifford Park Coffee morning: At a recent coffee morning, £150 was raised for Goodenber Play area. Thanks are expressed to all the helpers, donors and visitors.
Primary school: A very successful coffee morning was held on Saturday for the High Bentham Primary School. It was staged in the town hall ballroom and there were numerous stalls including toy stall, jumble, cakes, tombola and a good raffle. Thirty children sang and the choir was led by teacher Libby Wheildon.
Footpath walk: Bentham Footpath Group will tackle a five-mile walk in the Lowgill area today. Meet at Lairgill at 9.30am.
Women’s Institute: High Bentham WI will meet in the Wenningdale Room of the town hall today. The speaker will be a solicitor from an office in Burnley and the competition is A Photo Of Your Granny.
Bentham Praise: On Saturday, Bentham Praise Choir will hold a coffee morning in the town hall at 10am.
Live music: Morecambe Male Voice Praise Choir will perform at a Saturday Night Live event at the Methodist Church on Saturday at 7.30pm.