April 2019 Volume 41 Issue 1
Compiled by: Sean and Heather Moore
See Web Site: http://www.whitleyvillage.info
On Your Marks for the Whitley 10k
This established and well respected 10k road race takes place on
Sunday 14th April 2019 through the car free lanes of Whitley.
The race and the shorter Fun Run (just under 5k) starts at 11am from the Village Hall and takes in many local
roads. Please note to ensure the safety of the runners, the route will be formally closed to traffic, including
cyclists, from approximately 10am and re-opened around 1pm. Apologies if this causes you an inconvenience
and we would be grateful if you could plan alternative travel arrangements during this time.
Many thanks again for your great support. If you would like to help for the setup up on Saturday or on the day
itself please contact Steve Moore, Chair Whitley Village Hall on 730012. For more details concerning the event
please see www.whitleyvillage.info/whitley-10k
Whitley 10k road closures include:
• Village Ln - Street Ln to Bentleys Farm Ln
• Raddel Ln - Town Green to Bentleys Farm Ln
• Bentleys Farm Ln - Raddel Ln to A559 Northwich Rd
• Dark Ln - Bentley Farm Ln to School Ln
• School Ln - Dark Ln to A559 Northwich Rd
• Lake Ln - Bentleys Farm Ln to Old Mill Ln
• Old Mill Ln - Lake Ln to Goosebrook Ln
• Well Ln - Old Mill Ln to Scotch Hall Ln
• Scotch Hall Ln - Well Ln to Barrow Ln
• Barrow Ln - Scotch Hall Ln to Sandiway Ln
• Goosebrook Ln - Sandiway Ln to Old Mill Ln
•Normans Ln - Old Mill Ln to Bentleys Farm Ln
Helen Summerton Runs 10k to Support “Headway”
and “Prevent Breast Cancer” Charities
Helen of Street Lane, Lower Whitley is running the Whitley 10k! She would like to say “Thank you so much for all
the encouragement and good wishes as I train for this personal challenge. I only took up running in September
and this is my first (and probably only ever) race. A huge thank you to those who have already sponsored me; it’s
given me such a lift to know you're getting behind me and these two important charities”:
Each year, 350,000 people are admitted to hospital with brain injury (stroke, tumour etc) that’s one every 90
seconds. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer with 11,400 breast cancer deaths in the UK every
year, that's 31 every day.
There’s still time to sponsor her if you’d like to help these 2 important charities. The easiest way to sponsor is
online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HelenRu Thank you
Dates for Whitley Parish Council
The Annual Parish Assembly will take place at 8pm on Wed. 8th May 2019 at
April 2019 Whitley Village Hall, immediately after the Annual Parish Council meeting.
4th Please come along and join us for a cup of tea, coffee or a glass of wine and
nibbles. This is an opportunity to raise any matters pertinent to the Parish.
Outing to Chocolate House Community
Blackburn – Leave WVH
9.30am Monday 15th April
10am – 12pm
‘Chutney and Cheer’ Whitley Village Hall
WVH 7.30pm Drop in for a coffee and a chat
11th All Welcome
Film Night More details contact Chris
WVH 7.30pm 730981 or Melanie 730784
14th Rock “n” Roll Bingo is Back
Whitley 10k Run Bingo with a difference!! Music instead of numbers and a great sing along to,
WVH 11am from the 60’s to the 00’s. Lots of family fun, £5 entry per person, raffle and
15th more. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.
7:30pm Saturday 27th April – tickets from Village Hall Committee.
Community Coffee Morning
WVH 10am Church Services April and Easter
18th Sunday 7th 9:30 Communion - Lent 5, St Luke’s
11:00 Morning Prayer- Palm Sunday, St Luke’s
Mobile Library Sunday 14th 19:30 Compline - Holy Week, St Luke’s
WVH 10.10 – 10.40am 19:30 Passover Supper & Communion, St Luke’s
WVH 2 – 4pm Maundy Thurs 18th
27th Good Friday 19th 10:00 All Age Service, St Michael’s Little Leigh
Holy Saturday 20th 14:00 Last Hour Service, St Peter’s, Aston
Rock n Roll Bingo 19:30 Vigil and Communion, St Peter’s, Aston
Easter Sunday 21th 09:30 Communion, St Michael’s, Little Leigh -
11:00 Communion, St Luke’s
Outing to Brindley Theatre Sunday 28th 09:30 Morning Prayer, St Luke’s
Runcorn We hope you will join us for some of our services for the Easter Season.
will visit Whitley Village Hall
on Thursday April 18th
10.10 - 10 40am. It visits the
Village every 3 weeks. The
vehicle has disabled access
and carries audio, cd's and a
The Whitley Village Community Pre-school is busy with fun springtime activities.
On 20th March the children and staff took a walk accompanied by members of the WI. They enjoyed the sights of
the duck pond and built community links along the way. The children served tea and biscuits to their new friends
from the WI.
Reception class from Whitley School visited Pre-school to join in an Easter Egg Hunt on 26th March. A get
together with a difference … Zumba class included!
This lively Pre-school, which is based at Whitley Village Hall, is open to children 2 years plus, Monday to Friday,
9.15am to 3.15pm. [email protected]
School Trip to Stratford
Children from WVS took part in a series of drama workshops
linked to Shakespeare’s “A Midsummers Night Dream”. The
children really enjoyed the chance to work with an actor to
create freeze frames and perform some scenes from the play.
Definitely a once in a life time opportunity.
Thank You Friends of Whitley School PTA (FoWS) would like to
thank families and all those in the village and surrounding area, who
supported the recent ASDA green coin community charity scheme. It has
raised £200 for FoWS and therefore the school, which will be put to good
use for resources and trips etc.
How to Dye Eggs for Easter
• Hard boil your eggs and leave to cool. Choose white or pale brown eggs. Very brown eggs can be used but
this may produce more earthy shades.
• Fill a heatproof jug with boiling water (sufficient to cover egg)
adding a splash of vinegar and food colouring of your choice.
• The more drops, the deeper the colour, red works particularly well.
• Leave for at least an hour.
• Try different effects by applying stickers in a pattern or letters before
dyeing and remove post dyeing.
• Consider natural dyes such as Turmeric or fruits eg blueberries. When
removed store in an airtight container.
• Use for a colourful Easter display or for a fun Easter egg hunt (swap for
a prize). Note it is widely recommended that one should not eat dyed
eggs. Happy Easter
Whitley Village Hall Lottery
1st Alastair Brown
2nd Mike O’Connor
3rd Mrs P Quayle
4th Trish Mills
1st Andrea Shore
2nd Annette Minor
3rd Julie Murphy
4th David Simpkins
The Friendly Club welcomed Steve Hunter, a Blood Whitley WI
Biker on 21st March. He is one of the volunteers transporting vital Chris Jones, president, welcomed 58
medicines to local hospitals. He gave a wonderful insight into the very members, 8 visitors and our speaker Dr
necessary work carried out by the service countrywide. The Friendly Peter Kurer to our March meeting. His
Club next meet in the Village Hall on Thursday 18th April 2 – 4pm. On presentation was titled “What the
4th April we have an outing to the Chocolate House Blackburn and on Quakers did for the Jews of Nazi
the 30th April a visit to the Brindley Theatre Runcorn, see Dates for Europe”. He talked about how his family
your Diary for more information. New members always welcome. were saved from the holocaust by the
Quakers in 1938. He attended a Quaker
History Corner - What’s in a Name? boarding school in England and then
went on to qualify as a dentist. Dr Kurer
At various times known as Over and Nether Whitley, and Superior was keen to tell his story as he realised
and Inferior Whitley and now as Higher and Lower Whitley, the few people knew what really happened
village name stems from Anglo Saxon Lea or Meadow, and White, during that time. Members enjoyed this
probably from blossom or the bark of Silver birch trees. thought provoking talk.
St Lukes Church - grade 2 listed
The date of initial erection is unknown but it was likely built by the A member arranged an educational visit
Touchet family who were squires of Whitley since the middle ages this month to the Safety Central Centre
till the end of the 1600s. It was originally a Chapel of Ease within in Lymm. A most enjoyable afternoon
the Parish of Great Budworth - a chapel for those who could not highlighting how to stay safe in our ever
reach the parish church conveniently. changing world.
It was in a ruinous condition by the mid 1500’s and rebuilt on the
old foundations by Thomas Touchet prior to 1594. Forthcoming events include monthly
The chapel was later renovated and the current parish formed in walk, book and craft clubs. Easter treats
1834. Baptisms commenced in 1777 but it was not licensed for are the topic for our April craft meeting,
burials until mid-1800s. and in May our members are learning
The main timbers of the roof are of oak, thought to be brought cake decorating techniques. There is a
from Spain. The richly carved Hammer beam construction is one of bowls fun day and a guided walk around
only a handful of similar structures remaining in Britain today. the Chester Walls arranged by our
Many residents are interested in local history. Cheshire Federation in June. This year’s
Does your home have a story to tell? Do you have old day out is to Norton Priory is on 11th
photographs to share? See also Whitley Village website History June including lunch and a guided tour.
Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the first
Happy Birthday Thursday of each month at Whitley
Village Hall. Next month we have
Tori Morrell is 8 on the 21st April Melanie Latham who will show us how
to make chutney. She comes highly
Macy Edwards Barnard is 6 on 17th April recommended for her humorous
presentation; ‘Chutney and Cheer’
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