What’s On In March

Saturday 2nd March

Jumble sale in St Alban’s Church, Tattenhall, from 11am-2pm.


Saturday 2nd March

Tarporley Rotary Country Market at Tarporley Community Centre, 9.30am-1pm. Including a butcher, tasty quiches, chutneys, jams, cakes, yoghurts, cheese, meat pies, eggs and fish counter, also five craft stalls, book stall, cards, pictures etc.


Sunday 3rd March

Tattenhall Music Society returns to the Parish Church of St Alban on Sunday 3rd March when they welcome back the renowned pianist Steven Osborne with accompaniment by Jean Johnson, his wife who is an accomplished clarinettist. Their music will comprise of pieces by Gershwin, Bernstein, Poulenc, Brahms and Weber. This will bring the Season to a close and please note the change of date! Concerts are usually the second Sunday of the month but to fit in with the busy schedules of Steven and Jean this one is the first Sunday.

The concert starts at 6.30pm and the doors open at 5.45pm. Admission for non- Season Ticket holders is £12 and are on sale from Tattenhall News, Tattenhall Post Office and on the door. Enquiries Anne McGrath 01829 770932


Every Monday

Silver Singers Choir, Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, every Monday 3-4pm,.

Friday 8th March 
The War Memorial Hall, Duddon, will be holding a Quiz starting at 8pm, entry is £2.50 and there will be the usual bar and raffle.


Friday 8th March

Huxley Film Night, 7.30pm at Huxley Village Hall: ‘First Man’. Entrance £5. Refreshments on sale.
Information 01829 781294 or 781573
Saturday 23rd March
Huxley Jumble Sale, 2pm at Huxley Village Hall. 50p admission. Information 01829 781294 or 781573


Wednesday 27th March

Film at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall, Lean on Pete – a 2017 drama film written and directed by Andrew Haigh, based on the novel of the same name.  Starring Charlie PlummerChloë SevignyTravis Fimmel and Steve Buscemi.  Charley, a 15-year-old living with his single father, finds casual work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean On Pete. When his father dies, making him likely to go into care, and he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, Charley and the racehorse embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a long lost aunt.


Friday 22nd March
Quiz Night at Cotebrook Village Hall at 7.30pm, in support of Cotebrook Village Hall Development Fund. Tickets £5 per person includes a light supper. There will be a bar and a raffle. For tickets and further information contact Judith Walters on 01829760513/judithmjones@hotmail.com or Ian Stockdale on i.stockdale@btinternet.com/0784164425

Saturday 23rd March
Quiz Night at Kelsall Community Centre in aid of Kelsall Wellbeing Hub.7:30pm for 8pm. Licensed bar, raffle and light refreshments.Tickets in advance 7:00, contact Lyn Howe 07725 040852 or email lynhowe1@gmail.com


Sunday 14th April

Spring Jumble at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall.  9.30am – 11.30am drop off, doors open 2pm – 4pm for the sale.



Tarporley U3A

The next meeting will be on Thursday 21st March in the Community Centre, Tarporley.   (Please note that for this month only this is the third Thursday of the month as we were unable to have the room for our usual fourth.  Doors  open at 10am.  Refreshments until 10.30am. The speaker starts after a few minutes after 10.30 following brief notices. Usually ends by noon. Speaker Judith Walmsley OBE who is coming to give a further talk on the ‘Homeless of Manchester’.


Tiverton District Garden Club

Tuesday 5th March, 7.30pm at Tiverton Village Hall, Huxley Lane (just off A49). Spring is on the way, so come and learn how to grow some of our most attractive and colourful flowers – Mr John Millington will introduce us to the delights of ‘Primulas and Auriculas’. Entry £2 (members), £3 (visitors), includes raffle and refreshments. All are welcome.


Huxley & Hargrave WI

The next meeting is on Wednesday 13th March at Hargrave Village Hall at 7.30pm when D Cook JP, talks about ‘Humour in Education’. On Wednesday 10th April there is to be an Open Night for non-members with a violin recital & talk about Chetham’s School of Music – WISHs (WI Supportive Husbands) also welcomed! We are a vibrant WI with lots of outings, events and interesting speakers. Visitors are always welcome and many outings are open to non-members. For details of the yearly calendar please contact Connie on 01829 781298


West Cheshire Rural U3A

Come and join us for the next meeting on Thursday 21st March at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall. Esther Sadler Williams will talk about how medicines are developed in ‘From Inception to Prescription’. Refreshments will be available from 2pm. For further information on membership and forthcoming events please contact either Hilary Scarratt 01829 770516 Hilary@Scarratt.com or visit our website u3asites.org.uk/west-cheshire


Bunbury WI

On the 14th March, Pete Turner, Magician is coming to takes us on a magical journey, followed on April 11th by Lisa and her birds from Shropshire Falconry as seen on Countryfile. Birthday plans are underway for more exciting events so watch this space. everyone warmly welcomed. Contact Sue Watson 01829 260 642


Kelsall WI

The year ended with our Christmas dinner at The Royal Oak, which we all enjoyed very much.  After the meal we had a quiz which generated a great deal of chatter and debate but it was all great fun.

In January our usual evening meeting was replaced by a Coffee Morning.  Members enjoyed a Bring & Buy and a raffle whilst catching up with all the Christmas and New Year news.

The first regular meeting of 2019, in February, saw the return of Simon Le Frenais.  Simon had previously spoken to us about Queen Victoria but this time the talk was about a very different Victorian, Robert Fitzroy, Captain of The Beagle.

March sees a change to our published programme.  The speaker will be bringing along some owls, which should be interesting.  We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in Kelsall Methodist Church schoolroom.  Do come along if you are interested in the WI in general or owls in particular.


Peckforton and Beeston WI

We had a very interesting talk in February given by Mark Powell, an ex-banker / project manager. In 2018 Mark went with a friend, Debbie, to Toungoo in Myanmar (previously known as Burma) for three weeks teaching English to young children in two village schools, and to visit a boarding hostel in the mountains for older school children, funded by a donation that Debbie had helped to raise. Mark explained that in the sixties it was forbidden for anyone to speak English and so a whole generation has lost this skill, hence the need for volunteer teachers. At the end of this subject he also talked about four local charities for whom he collects warm clothing and bedding some of which has been donated by several of our members. On 6th March we will hear about ‘The Science of Chocolate’ from Diana Leitch’ and on 3rd April, ‘Chutney and Cheer’ with Melanie Latham. Margaret Ellis, 01829 261898
Tarporley, Bunbury and District Historical Society
Thursday 28th March, 7.30pm, at Tiverton Village Hall, speaker: David Cummings on Hockenhall Platts. Visitors very welcome


Tarporley WI
Please come to our meeting on 6th March, when we will enjoy a Chocolate Talk and Taste from Charles Hardy of The Old Fire Station Chocolate Shop. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month in the Done Room behind St. Helen’s Church.  We have lights to guide you down the path to the Done Room.  Doors open at 7:30pm for 7:45pm.  Friends and visitors are always welcome – your first meeting is free!  Membership renewals are due; otherwise you are welcome to drop in for £5 per visit. Refreshments will also be served, £1 donation requested. Find out more by visiting our website www.TarporleyWI.org  or email Tarporleywi@hotmail.com  or phone Sarah on 733813.

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