Highways and Waymarks of West Yorkshire were described to the Huddersfield Group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists by guest Jan Scrine at Golcar British Legion Club. week. She showed an old milestone from Booth Banks, Slaithwaite called the Dyall Stone, now positioned at the Manor House in Slaithwaite. In 1555 an Act was passed for townships to look after roads. The milestone at Blacksmiths Arms Kirkheaton was recently repaired and re-sited to avoid further damage. The Farnley Tyas Stoop is unusual in that it is classed as a listed building! By 1840 toll booths or ‘talbarts’ were introduced to help improve the road infrastructure. Shortly after they started using finger posts as these were easier to construct and follow, they were also cheaper than the stone mileposts. Further information on this subject can be found at www.yorkshiremilestones.co.uk or www.milestone-society.co.uk, which is the society’s web site. This month saw Tom Castleton pass his Advanced Driving Test, with guidance from Stuart Priestley. The next group meeting next Monday at The Royal British Legion Club, Scar Lane, Golcar (7.30pm for 8pm) will feature an IAM examiner as guest speaker. All welcome. Anyone interested in advanced driving should contact Lionel Holmes on 01484-655068.
Golcar Library at Town End will host Sporty Fun events for children aged five-11 on Thursdays September 4, 11 and 18 (2-3.30pm). A wide range of events will include circuits, sports and fun events in the library garden with staff from Kirklees Active Leisure. Children under eight years must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, but booking is essential. Ring 222138 before the event and leave your name and telephone number.
Canon Martyn Crompton welcomed the congregation at St John’s Church and was celebrant at the Family Communion service. Gini Crompton gave the bible reading from Luke 22, verses 24-30 (The Disciples’ argument about greatness) on which Helen Bentley based her sermon. Richard Lodge led prayers and Ann Norton was the organist.
Golcar Baptist Church members took part in a Ginnel Walk on Tuesday, which was preceded by a buffet lunch at the home of Connie Pearson. The sum of £65 was raised for the Forget Me Not Trust.
Sunday morning service at the Baptist Church was conducted by the Rev Chris Thompson and organist was Calinda Stockhill, with Chris Woodhead the pianist.
Sunday morning worship at Golcar Providence Methodist Church was led by Robert Nichols and readings were by Barbara Armitage and Barbara Hallas. David Hollingworth was the organist.
Sunday morning service at Linthwaite Methodist Church was an ‘own arrangement’ led by Doreen Liversidge and Ian Baxter, assisted by Henry Tennant and John Morrison. Pianist was Wendy Redfearn. Welcomers in the vestiblue were Ali Dwyer and Joanna Ambler. A collection at Ian Baxter’s birthday celebration last week raised over £200 for the Forget Me Not Trust.
The monthly Colne Valley Ecumenical service was held on Wednesday at Christ Church, led by the Rev Julian Perkins. To mark the Olympic Games, he spoke and gave a display on being a fit body and he challenged the church to be a fit body in the 21st century. Refreshments were served afterwards.
The Rev Julian Perkins led Sunday morning service at Christ Church and celebrated Holy Communion and gave a blessing. The Rev Jenni Honeyman preached and offered prayers and lessons were read by Sheila Bottomley and Ann Leigh. Sunday evening service was also led by the Rev Julian Perkins, who preached, prayed and gave a blessing. Lessons were read by Margaret McQuillan and the Rev Jenni Honeyman.
On the fourteenth Sunday morning after Trinity, Sung Eucharist at St Mark’s Church was led by guest celebrant, Rev Stephen Henry, who was assisted by Pat Jessop as server. The organist was Philip Turner, who also gave the first Bible reading from Isaiah. The second reading was from Romans and was by Gemma Cook. Stephen based his sermon on personal identities, quoting the instance in the Gospel where Jesus gave Simon the second name of Peter – the rock which would be the foundation of the church. Stephen continued saying that identity with Jesus might cause people to walk on the other side of the road because we show our faith. Intercession prayers were prepared and presented by Margaret Haigh and included a special prayer for Joyce Horsfall who sadly passed away earlier that morning. As the vicar’s wife Carol’s mother, Joyce was a much loved member of St Mark’s church family. Notices after the service included the Vicarage Garden Party and Longwood Sing Weekend in September.
Golcar Band will be in concert in Marsden Park, Manchester Road between 1-4pm on Sunday as part of Kirklees Council’s Summer Brass 2008 season. Admission is free.
The United Church, Marsden’s craft fair on Saturday September 13, will feature a wide variety of hand-crafted goods for sale and plenty of refreshments. Attractions will include morning coffee, cooked lunches and afternoon teas, a tombola, church cake stall, produce stall – with a variety of jams and pickles– and a raffle. The event is staged at the Peel Street church from 10am-3pm and admission is 50p.
The Rev Mike Smith led Sunday morning worship at the United Church, Marsden when Christine Gledhill was the organist. Christine and Barrie Biltcliffe gave readings and welcomer was Tom Fearn.
Sunday’s Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s Church was led by the Rev Mike Gartland. A reading was given by Elizabeth Knight, prayers were by Caroline Hansom and organist was James Harker. Sidesmen were Bunny Lonnen and Brian Mitchell. Coffee was served after the service by Betty Hollingberry and Jenny Mitchell.
Mr D Turner of Milnsbridge spoke on the bible readings of the day at Milnsbridge Christadelphian’s Midweek Bible Class. On Sunday Mr M Spencer, also of Milnsbridge, asked the question Christ Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Brenda Richardson and Yvonne Armitage were callers for bingo at this week’s meeting of Milnsbridge Over 60s club. Raffle prizes were won by Joan Lewis, Margaret May and Irene Bone.
The congregation was welcomed to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning by Marion Lloyd. Guest preacher was Judith Robinson and organist was Kenneth Rothery. Coffee was served after the service by ladies of the church.
The August Ecumenical service was held at Christ Church, Linthwaite and was conducted by the Rev Julian Perkins, who based his talk on What Makes A Good Athlete. The congregation were then asked to assess how they could relate this to their own Christian lives. The Linthwaite ladies served coffee and biscuits afterwards.
The Women’s Institute meeting, held in the Community Centre, was held on Wednesday evening with Maureen Weaving in the chair. She introduced speaker Fred Butler, who was paying a return visit. His talk was Down The Snicket and copies of his signed books were available for purchase. A competition based on anything made from wool was won by Elma Copley.
Julian Oldham of Golcar led Sunday worship at the Methodist Church, when his sermon was based on The Gift Of Light. Wendy Blackburn read from Genesis and Isaiah and John Scott from John 1. The organist was Shirley Scott.
Speaker at this week’s meeting of Slaithwaite Good Companions was David Whitwam, President of Slaithwaite and District Horticultural and Allotment Society. He spoke about what is takes to stage a show and the standards required, as well as his special interest in various species of flowers. He was introduced and thanked by Hilary Ellis. Tributes were paid to Gwenda Cottrell, a member of the Good Companions, who sadly passed away a week ago.
Sunday morning service at St James’ was led by layreader Jeanette Seed, who also led prayers. A lesson was read by Heather Croft and organist was Alvi Whitehead.