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Crosthwaite Community News report July 22th 2018


Crosthwaite and Lyth WI members welcomed representatives from WIs in Crook, Underbarrow and Storth plus members, partners and friends to their Open Meeting. Sally Lister gave a very entertaining cookery demonstration entitled the ‘45 Minute Dinner Party’. Sally, a former WI National Cookery Advisor, offered some useful hints and tips and indeed produced a delicious 3 course meal in 45 minutes!

On display at the meeting was a 25metre length of bunting made from fabric donated by members, which was sewn and assembled by member Christine Gibson. The bunting celebrates the 90th Anniversary of Crosthwaite and Lyth WI, and it is hoped it will be included in the attempt by local businesses woman Shirley Crisp to beat the Guinness World record for the longest continuous string of bunting - currently 10 miles!

President Jean Sherratt also thanked members who contributed 7,000 buttons to the recent appeal for buttons to commemorate the lives of children list in the Holocaust.

Tickets for the 90th Anniversary Community Party on August 15th have all been distributed, but if you have a ticket and are unable to come, or you haven’t got a ticket and would like to go on a waiting list, please contact Jean Sherratt on 015395 68000.

Crosthwaite and Lyth Bowling Club

Crosthwaite School teacher Mrs King, together with 25 year 5&6 pupils enjoyed a morning on the green with coaching and refreshments provided by members. Our Ted Inman Teapot Competition, played on July 14th was won by Roy Bainbridge with Shirley Taylor as runner up.

The Recreation Field Trust Annual Strawberry Tea.

Despite competition from the Wimbledon finals and the Works Cup Final, villagers turned our in large numbers to enjoy a Strawberry cream tea, raffles games and competitions and £932.07 was raised.

Messy Church

Messy Church was a great success, as over 40 people joined together for an exciting morning of activities, followed by lunch. This event takes place once a half term, so look out for future dates.

The Crosthwaite Show

Crosthwaite Show Committee are keen to encourage children to get involved in the show this year. One of the categories is ‘how many different and interesting objects can you fit into a matchbox’, so use the summer holidays to get collecting. As it’s a competition, matchboxes of uniform size will be available from school at the start of next term, so keep your objects safe until then.