Hobbies

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Committee: Glenn Stevens, Treasurer;  Benita Smith, Secretary;   Audrey Croft,  Chair. .

Phone Number:
771943
Owner Name:
Benita Smith
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Caton Book Group is a small, informal group of people who enjoy reading a wide range of books and talking about them. We normally meet on the first Monday of each month at 8pm at The Station in Caton.

August 2021 Daphne Du Maurier – Rebecca

September 2021 Jo Nesbo – Macbeth

October 2021 Cressida Connelly – After the Party

November 2021 GK Chesterton – The Innocence of Father Brown

December 2021  Maggie O’Farrell- Hamnet

January 2022 – Social

February 2022  Paula Byrne – The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym

Phone Number:
01524 770174
Owner Name:
Alison Harry
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LUNE VALLEY OCEAN WAVERS SQUARE DANCE CLUB meets at The Centre@Halton, Low Road, Halton LA2 6NB on Mondays starting at 7-30pm. We are the only club within a 50 mile radius of Halton to offer beginners’ classes and can only accept new dancers for this limited period so don’t miss this opportunity to join in the fun.

Even if you think you can’t dance, give square dancing a go and you’ll be dancing from the very start. There’s no fancy footwork or complicated routines to remember. In fact, if you can walk normally at about marching pace you can Square Dance. The challenge is to learn the moves but our experienced Caller will quickly have you dancing to a variety of music from Country and Western to all-time favourites and modern pop. Learning to square dance opens up a whole new world of fun and friendship. Square dancing is good healthy exercise, mentally stimulating and emotionally uplifting. It promotes overall fitness and cardiac conditioning and burns off calories. Above all, it is great fun – we laugh a lot, which is the best medicine of all. So, come and join us on one or more of the free nights – everyone welcome – couples or singles – two left feet no problem – and you will be dancing straight away. There’s even free tea and biscuits at break time.More information from Peter (01524 771415) or Sheila (01524 411439). Club website:  www.oceanwavers.co.uk, email: oceanwavers@hotmail.co.uk,

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01524 771415
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Ocean Wavers
Womens Institute
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The Women’s Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 with two clear aims: to revitalise rural communities and to encourage women to become more involved in producing food during the First World War. Since then our aims have broadened and we are now the largest women’s organisation in the UK. We celebrated our 90th anniversary in 2005 and currently have 210,000 members in 7,000 WIs.

We play a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Caton WI is one of the oldest in the country, having been formed in 1921. We have approximately 60 members some of whom not only meet locally but are also involved in activities with the Lancashire Federation eg. the WI choir, craft workshops, quizzes, walks etc.

Caton WI normally meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Victoria Institute. Meetings usually start at 7.30pm with a short business meeting followed by a speaker. The committee try to make the programme as varied as possible in order to satisfy the varied interests of our members. We end with light refreshments and a chance to catch up on gossip!

New members are always welcome. Just turn up on the day of the meeting, and we will look out for you.

Check the diary on the website for details of the next meeting or other events.

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Organises outings to plays, pantomimes and other events in the area.  With transport from Caton & Brookhouse.

Phone Number:
01524 771943
Owner Name:
Benita Smith
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The Halton Gardening Group was established in 2012 with the aim of providing a forum to share information, swap plants and gardening know-how, and to improve the local environment of the village of Halton.

All are welcome.  You don’t need any gardening knowledge or expertise.  We are keen to involve all sections of our community, and we are open to ideas and suggestions for individual and community benefit. We are enthusiastic amateurs with a varied range of knowledge and experience.

Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, currently online due to government restrictions (Jan 2021).

The group have been very busy in 2021 refurbishing the Memorial Garden on the corner of Low Rd and Foundry Lane, with support from the Parish Council, contractors, and any other willing volunteers. Over £2000 has already been raised from grants and  plant sales to help with the restoration. Donations so far received: Halton Lune Trust, Duchy of Lancaster, DPD Eco Fund, Logs Direct, HiQ Tyres & Autocare, and the Lancaster Community Fund for which we are very grateful.

This ambitious project has captured the imagination of our members and supporters, and we have managed to achieve a huge amount of work,  so far but there is a always a great deal of work to do to maintain the garden and any additional help will be greatly appreciated.

We have removed and reduced overgrown in the three border beds and replanted with a selection of plants and flowers, which reflect the era during which the garden was built and are sensitive to its purpose as a Memorial space. Working with the cherry tree which has been pruned to allow more light, and some remaining shrubs, the new planting will provide year round interest and colour, with respect for wildlife. We expect it will take us until Summer 2022 to complete.

This will provide an interesting foreground to the historic Motte and Bailey behind and complement any heritage conservation and promotion in the future.

If you are interested in helping with our Memorial Garden project or joining our group, please get in touch with Anne Snowden, Secretary HGG, 07523 182617, or email: haltongardeninggroup@gmail.com

Phone Number:
07523 182617
Owner Name:
Anne Snowden, Secretary