The Birkdale Christmas Fayre took place on Thursday 7th December and we opened opened up the Station House from 12:30 pm onwards. This is to gave people the opportunity to have a tour of the house so that they had a better understanding of what we are aiming to achieve. We had lots of visitors and several tours of the house took place showing how we expected the development to take place, plus some history of the house itself.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £5,107.99 from the Co-op Community Fund. We were one of four charities this month who received the benefit of this fund. Thank you to the Co-op and all of you Co-op members who voted for us over the past 6 months. We have now raised £20,000 towards the cost of renovating the Birkdale station master’s house. Your support is appreciated by all the Trustees. Thank you.
Terry Durrance gave an enjoyable talk on ‘Times Gone By’ at the Conservative Club on 17th November. The musical score was provided by the Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus and Olivia Moss, a young up an coming opera singer. Olivia sang both classical and opera pieces, accompanied by a local well known pianist Angela Thompson..
A wine tasting evening took take place at the Wine Rack in Birkdale village on Monday 27th November. It was a Christmas-themed evening run by the experts in the Wine Rack, commencing with Champagne, 7-8 drinks to follow and Port to complete the evening.
We’ve launched the Birkdale Community Hub & Library 200+ club. Please join to make a regular contribution to the project with the possibility of winning cash prizes.
There will be 2 x £20 prizes and 1 x £50 per month, plus a big £500 prize per year. Use the link in the menu above or the image in the sidebar from the Home page for more information and to join up – Good luck!
Everyone enjoyed an afternoon tea with on 30th September us with home baking to enjoy! People dropped in during the afternoon for cake, scone, tea/coffee and to try their hand at Tombola. There was also a book sale.
Keith Hicks, a railway historian, gave a great a talk on the history of our local Southport and Birkdale railwa at the Birkdale Conservative Club in Birkdale Village on Friday September 8th @ 7.00 pm.
We had an amazing response to our efforts during the Open Golf week. Many people took the opportunity to come and visit the house and take part in the conducted tours. It highlighted how much this project is needed by our community. A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all our volunteers who helped during the week. It would have not been possible without them. We held a daily raffle (organised by one of our volunteers), sold crafts (made by our volunteers and local people), cards and Bric-a-Brac. We raised £1,260 which brings our total raised to £13,000. Sooty’s of Tarleton did a wonderful make-over of the garden. All in all a very successful week!
A big ‘Thank You‘ to all of you who attended this very enjoyable and successful evening. A special ‘thank you’ to the contributors of the raffle and auction prizes. Because of the generosity of all of you who attended we raised the amazing sum of £3,532! We really do appreciate your support of this project for our community.
BUNTING – BCHL plan to support the village celebrations by decorating the Station Masters House with bunting. So we are asking those of you who sew if you can make some bunting triangles. To get the pattern please download the PDF by clicking on this link Template for Bunting for the Stationmasters House and then print out as A4 size. The triangle pattern should be 24cm on the long sides and 19cm on the short side. Make them out of washable, woven cotton or polycotton fabric (It does not have to be new fabric, just in good clean condition) in pastel or bright colours, plain or patterned. Please put your completed triangles through the letterbox of the Station Masters House by Birkdale station or contact email@example.com or ring 07561838818 to arrange to get the triangles to us. BCHL will then arrange to have them sewn on to tapes to make the bunting.
CALLING ALL CRAFTERS – BCHL is planning to hold a mini Victorian Bazaar to help raise funds during the open golf week in July. This will include a stall that is a ‘Sale of Fancy Work’. So whatever your craft, knitting, sewing, paper, wood etc could you consider making something for us to sell (or if you have items you have made already and would be happy to donate) to stock our stall. Possible themes for some goods are, golf, books, trains or Victorian, but any beautifully crafted items are welcome. (Although unfortunately for insurance reasons we cannot accept edible crafts.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07561838818 to arrange to get your handicrafts to BCHL.