CLIVIGER: Village history has gone on show

SONGS OF PRAISE – The first service of the autumn last Sunday was memorable with friends meeting to sing. After the service of well-known hymns, led by Alan Scholes, everyone enjoyed a buffet made by ladies from Mount Zion Chapel. The next service is on October 2nd.

HERITAGE EXHIBITION – More than 60 people visited the exhibition at Mount Zion Church by Cliviger Archive Group with photos of the area from bygone days to recent pictures and literature. There was a heritage walk calling at Southward Bottom and Mereclough Fold to hear the history that has been researched and a visit to the site of the former Methodist chapel and day school at Mereclough, now a memorial garden. A total of £50 was donated to the archive group which has been handed to St John’s repair fund.

WHIST – Winners at the whist drive in the village hall were: Mrs M. Bleasdale, Mrs T. Crabtree, consolation Mrs J. Metcalfe. Gents - Mrs G.M. Walsh, Mrs G. Smith, consolation Mrs O. Western. Dominoes - Mrs E. Nicholson, Mrs J. Cottam, Mrs B. Robinson, consolation Mrs P. Longrigg. The competition was won by Mrs J. Cottam. The next whist and domino drive is on Thursday.

FRIENDLY HOUR – Members met for a picnic lunch on Tuesday and enjoyed whist and dominoes. On Tuesday members and friends have a trip to Lytham, calling at the Hole-In-One for lunch. The coach leaves Walk Mill at 10 a.m. and follows the usual route to be at Pike Hill for 10-15 a.m., leaving for home at 3-30 p.m. There are seats available for friends.

MONDAY CLUB – Members met in the village hall on Monday when guest speaker John Clayton, of Radio Lancashire, spoke about his career. The next meeting will be the AGM in October with entertainment by the Over 50s Theatre Group. Arrangements will be made for the birthday dinner on October 19th.

MOUNT ZION CHURCH – An invitation is extended to join in a family fun day on September 23rd, with a bowling and pizza night. There will be a family church special service on September 25th, at 10-45 a.m., and also a Songs of Praise, at 6 p.m. All welcome.