Month: August 2017

The Grapevine Parish Magazine entry for September 2017

Life is so wonderfully diverse.  We had another great work party in the wood on Saturday 5th August; fun and laughter whilst digging out the brambles by their roots, from the bluebell area.  You know how one’s garden grows in this changeable weather, well the wood seems to grow even faster and wilder so we’d appreciate even more ‘hands to the pump’ if you feel like joining us one day. Every year the bluebell area seems to expand and the work is hugely satisfying.

In the spring the group cycled to visit churches at Aughton and Ellerton and several members went back to attend a 10th Anniversary Concert by Cantabile, in the church at Ellerton.  It was a magnificent programme with classical music spanning four centuries.  The Ellerton Church Preservation Trust is holding a Heritage Open Day on Sunday 10th September, which promises to be an interesting day, celebrating the history of the Priory.

This autumn we’re organizing another Fungal Foray, led by expert Malcolm Greaves, on  Friday September 29th, meeting at 5.00pm at the far end of Intake Lane, free to Members, £5 if not, just to keep the numbers under control as we had nearly a hundred people one year.

Also on the horizon is a cycle ride to Howsham Mill on Saturday October 14th, meeting at the Adventure Park at 10.00am.  We’re taking a packed lunch but stopping for refreshments at the Balloon Tree on the return journey.  Our autumn lecture in the Reading Room on Wednesday November 22nd will be by Dr Geoff Oxford on “The Hazel Dormouse – a Yorkshire Perspective”.  Isn’t that an attractive title?  Geoff is a keen member of the Yorkshire Mammal Society and I am sure the talk will be very enlightening – everyone is invited to attend.

Future Working Party dates are September 30th, October 21st, November 25th and  December 9th.  We meet at the end of Intake Lane at 10.00am and place a sticker on the noticeboard, at the entrance of the wood, to show the exact location of the morning’s activities.