Heritage Open Day 2017

We are now planning for the national Heritage Open Day on Saturday 9th September when St Katharine’s Church will be open from 10-4pm. There will be lots of information, photographs and special things to look at, so do call in during the day and enjoy a browse. The Tower Ringing...

Continue reading

FOSK – Friends of St Katharine’s

Friends of St. Katharine’s are holding a Strawberry cream tea & Prosecco Afternoon from 2-4pm (coffee and tea are available too) On Saturday 12th August At Sylvia & Graham Moss’s garden, in Blackrod £6.50 each Tickets available from FOSK members  

Continue reading

Blackrod Community walking Group

July 2017- A Walk towards Higher Henshaw and Lead Mines Clough For our walk this month we all met at Rivington Bowling Club.  Unfortunately it was raining, so all eleven of us had on full waterproofs except for Harvey, Rob’s little dog.  We set off heading up Sheep House Lane,...

Continue reading

Ladies who Lunch – August 2017

Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal.  Why not join us? There’s a raffle and proceeds go to the charity chosen by the group. We are having a break over August and...

Continue reading

Blackrod Stitch & Knit – July 2017

  On Mondays from 10am to 12.30pm in St Katharine’s Church Upper Room  For anyone with an interest in stitching  Telephone 01204 697763 for details  A non-profit making group – all funds raised go towards the costs of materials, refreshments and the occasional minibus for our days out. Everyone welcome. See...

Continue reading

Ladies Who Lunch – July 2017

Wednesday 19th July At Owen’s, Ramsbottom To book a place and arrange transport please contact Jean on 01204 691575.   All welcome. Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area. Meet new friends, have a chat, enjoy a good meal.  Why not join us?...

Continue reading

BLACKROD COMMUNITY WALKERS – July 2017

  The Road to Rivington Tuesday 13th June.  Sunny morning awaited us as we met at Rivington Bowling club.  Eight adults only today.  Walked down Horrobin Lane, turned right passed upper Rivington reservoir.  On hitting Knowsley Lane, turned right following the reservoir then up Parsons Bullough Road.   As we walked...

Continue reading

Ladies Who Lunch – June 2017

    Wednesday 9th June   At The Original Farmers’ Arms, Eccleston To book a place and arrange transport please contact Jane on 07739 363671. Our chosen charity this month is The Salvation Army.   Ladies Who Lunch meets once a month for  lunch at various venues around the area....

Continue reading

Blackrod Community Walkers at Rivington Terraced Gardens

For this month’s walk we arranged to have someone from The Groundwork Trust come to talk to us about the development of Rivington Terraced Gardens.  Lottery funding of £3.6 million is available in stages to develop parts of the former Leverhulme Estate.  Helen and Andrew came along and met up...

Continue reading

Friends of St Katharine’s (FOSK)

FOSK present a QUIZ NIGHT with a ‘Blackrod Swindle Raffle’ At BLACKROD CRICKET CLUB on FRIDAY 9th JUNE @ 7.30pm Ploughman’s Platter Supper £7.50 Maximum team of 4. Tickets are on sale from members of FOSK — Sarah Skinner, Margaret Sumner, Sylvia or Graham Moss, Jennie Jones and David &...

Continue reading