Culcheth may be God's little acre but there are risks
3:10pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in North West
CULCHETH was described as 'God's little acre' by Police Community Support Officer Steve Dodd when he and area colleague Maurizio Lucchesi addressed a meeting of the WI branch.
But he also warned people of the risks of leaving windows open and distraction crimes. He praised the youth club at the Methodist Church and to Culcheth High School film club for keeping young people occupied.
Guest speaker was Janet Bradshaw from Tatton Park whose job involves advising school groups on what life was like in bygone days. She dressed in period costume and related the story of life at the Old Hall, built of wattle and daub before the introduction of Cheshire brick.
She explained how pupils were encouraged to dress for the occasion before being welcomed to the great hall illuminated by a great log fire. The children were also to sample a court appearance concerning stolen rabbits and learned how dirty linen was washed twice a year with water, home made soap balls consisting of potash, animal fat and lavender.
Vice president Ann Hambleton welcomed members and birthday congratulations were extended to Chris Wilkinson, Crid Lewis, Kathleen Totham and Jean Pizzey.
Barbara Worthington's hydrangea plant took pride of place and raffle prizes went to Ann Brew, Sheila Stephenson, Shirley Bennett, Maura Appleby, Lorraine Yates, Joan Lawton, Frances Robinson, Fanny Hainsworth, Mary Bardsley, Edna Worthington, Eileen Williams, Lesley Lloyd, Martha Head and Ann McCormick.
We enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon and a vote of thanks was given by Ann Hambleton.