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Crosthwaite Community News report - 9th November 2018


Friends of Crosthwaite School are holding an ‘Auction of Promises’. The event will take place on Friday November 16th, 7 pm at Kendal Rugby Club. Lots already promised include several cooking and eating experiences, a private lunch at Gilpin Spice, lunch for 2 at the Lyth Valley Inn and an Italian family cooking experience. There are sporting and adventure opportunities, in the form of a duck shoot, a 3 hour yacht charter and classics vehicle rides. Tickets are £15 and include a hot supper. Catalogues and tickets available from Crosthwaite School, 01539568471, George Taylor, 07901720616 and Nicola Swindlehurst, 07902874523.

Millennium Wood Plantation at Dodds Howe has been very successfully managed singlehandedly by Doug Blair since its creation. The trees are well established now, and Doug is looking for some help. Volunteers are welcome, either for a single task or on a more regular basis. Please contact Doug for details on 01539568441.

The Atkinson and Lyth Charities welcome applications for educational grants from young people living in the Parish of Crosthwaite and Lyth who are going on to further education or apprenticeships. Applications should be made before the Trustees Meeting on Tuesday 11th December 2018. Contact Gordon Pitt 015395 61975, for further information.

The Lyth Valley Farmers Discussion Group meet on Monday November 12th at 7.30pm at Gilpin Inn. Mr Steve Radcliffe will give a talk on ‘Lake District World Heritage ‘. There will be a showing of the film ‘A Testament of Youth’ at Argles Memorial Hall at 7pm on Saturday November 10th, followed by an opportunity to join in a reflective discussion of the film’s themes in the context of 100 years after the First World War. The event is free, refreshments provided.