The BOFFS started their Autumn Season with entertainment from the Hoghton Players.
Brian Hoyle gave a historical poem about the Battle of Hastings, Members of the Players then gave us a ghost story play, ‘The Dwelling in the Darkness’ , followed by a humorous dialogue of war remarks and level of combat by Joyce Hoyle. The afternoon concluded by Ian Murray dressed as Lord Nelson and Stephen Boult as modern day Hardy having a chat about the health and safety aspects of the Battle of Trafalgar. They ended with a kiss !!!
October 9th – North West Blood Donors
October 30th – Celebrate with Cheese
All welcome at Brindle Community Hall at 2.00 p.m. Enquiries to Sue Aspin 01254 853596
The Mothers Union annual Bake Off !!
Our Branch meeting this month saw stiff competition in the Annual Bake Off. There were so many delicious bakes, I don’t know how our judges coped ! We had flapjacks, brownies, viennese whirls, cake with mashed potato and five spice, bakewell tart, scones to mention a few.
After some tough judging by Hazel and Pauline, a winner was announced – well done Margaret on a really tasty Bakewell.
Whilst the judging was taking place we had a catch up with friends, and new people who had attended.
A cup of tea or coffee and of course, cake ended the evening.
Our Speaker in September was peter Foley from Waddow Lodge near Clitheroe talking about ‘Hardy plants for cold places’. Peter was originally the owner of Holden Clough Nursery, which is now run by his son John. Peter explained that all the plants at Holden are home grown and they can be the only growers of certain plants in the country. Peter brought along a selection of plants and showed slides of his own plants in his garden and other sites where these hardy plants exist. Peter said that primulas should be divided now and moved to a fresh site with some compost. Rudbeckias should be divided regularly and Day Lilies should be fed and divided. Phlox are a very worth while plant as they have a long flowering period and a lovely scent in the evening. Peter advocated that Shep’s Wool compost is an excellent slug deterrent and can be bought on the internet. Peter had a good selection of plants to buy and the members enjoyed his presentation. Waddow Lodge Garden is the N.G.S. and open at certain times during the year.
The next meeting is on Thursday October 19th when Margaret Robinson will be talking about ‘Vegetables for Every Table’ All welcome at 7.30 pm. Enquiries to Mel Gardner 01772 313386 or Eileen Banister 01254 852713
BRINDLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Our first Meeting in the Hall after the summer break was on the 18th September. Our Speaker was Boyd Harris from Whittle – le – Woods, widely travelled with a great interest in local history, and long standing member of Chorley Photographic Society. There was a good turnout of both members and guests.
Boyde was one of the earliest people to do underwater archaeology in the 60’s and 70’s when the rules covering what they had to do and the equipment available were in their infancy. This meant that much of the waterproofing of cameras etc had to be done with homemade solutions and the responsibility for carrying out the explorations and disposal of what was found rested on the honesty of searchers.
The remainder of the programme for 2017 can be seen on the Society’s website and more information on the Society and Brindle is available on Facebook
November David Ratledge will talk on Roman Roads in Lancashire; it is said Lancashire has some of the country’s finest !
As ever non – members are welcome to come to the Meetings.
Any queries please contact Henry Stone 01254 854290
We also played ‘Host’ to the Brindle W.I., Brindle Village Show 2017, a Harvest Supper on behalf of Brindle St James’ Church and numerous Private Hirers