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Crosthwaite Community News report - 2nd November 2018


Remembrance events marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of the First World War are taking place in and around Crosthwaite.

The annual All Souls Service will be held on Sunday November 4th at 4pm. In this service, those whose funerals have been conducted in church in the the last 12 months are remembered. There is a list in church, to which may be added the names of loved ones from other areas or past times. These names will then be read out at the very moving service, to which all are invited.

On Saturday November 10th st 7pm there will be a Movie Screening of ‘Testament of Youth’ , from the memoir by Vera Brittain, at Crosthwaite Memorial Hall. The film explores the author’s personal experience of the war and it’s far reaching effects on the lives of those it touched. Refreshments will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to share reflections after viewing this powerful film, in the context of the 100 years since the end of the First World War. Tickets are free, donations to cover costs will be welcome on the night. If you would like to come, please contact Lorraine Brierley at , tel. 07826 800469.

On Remembrance Sunday, November 11th, there will be a Service at St Mary’s Church at 10.50am, conducted by Archdeacon Vernon Ross.

Crosthwaite and Lyth WI welcomed members and guests from surrounding WIs to their Annual Group Meeting, held on October 22nd. President Jean Sherratt, on behalf of members, was very honoured to welcome Federation Chairman Ruth Rigg. Ruth was attending her final engagement in her role, as she retires the following day. Crosthwaite and Lyth branch were delighted that she chose to spend this significant occasion with them. Also present was Federation Trustee Eileen Kirkby. All enjoyed a very entertaining Murder Mystery Evening, ‘Murder at the Crosthwaite Exchange ‘, written and produced by Peter Sherratt, with several WI members performing in the play. There was a gruesome competition to devise the most ingenious method of murder, and a much less gory one to design a circular flower arrangement, both of which were won by members from visiting branches.

he AGM of Crosthwaite and Lyth WI will be held on November 21st at 7.30 pm in Argles Memorial Hall. All members are encouraged to attend as important elections will be held for next year’s committee members. Several offices become vacant at the end of this year, due to retirement or as a result of the incumbents reaching the end of their maximum term of office. The elections will be followed by a variety of entertainments provided by members.