WEST LAKES U3A  TALK  WEDNESDAY 1st DECEMBER History – Drigg Village Hall


Venue: – Drigg Village Hall
10.30 for a sherry and mince pie, start at 11am.

Members £1.5o Visitors £2

A U3A member- MARILYN MARSHALL a researcher for THE DEVIL PORRIDGE MUSEUM Peoples history project will give a presentation about the amazing life of Alice Sherwen of Boonwood ,Gosforth who worked at the Gretna ammunition factory and later travelled the world.   Also Nora Morphet who was awarded a MBE for her work there as well as Thomas Nasmyth.

West Lakes U3A & Wasdale Local History Group presents “MY LIFE, FARMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY” 03/11/21

Wasdale Local History Group and U3A will jointly host a presentation by AMY BATEMAN (wild life photographer of the year winner) entitled

“MY LIFE, FARMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY” and it will include photos of WASDALE SHEEP GATHERING 2020—not to be missed!–hope to see you there.

Wednesday 3rd. NOVEMBER at 10.30am at Drigg Village Hall Notices 10.45am followed by the talk

Refreshments from 10.15 am
Members £1.50 Visitors £2.00

Back to Nature on A595 – willing helpers needed for bulb planting 16th October

Drigg and Carleton Community Fund Project  

Back to Nature on A595


Drigg and Carleton Community Fund are supporting a community scheme to improve the environment between Saltcoats Road end and Holmrook Village near the bridge. This would entail less frequent grass cutting of these areas, to encourage plants and wildlife in line with Cumbria County Council grass management.

In the past, bulbs were planted in the verges but have diminished. The funding from D&CCF has enabled us to purchase English Bluebells for shady banks and Native Daffodils to naturalise on sunny banks. The areas next to the footpath between the Garage and Holmrook will be planted with scented varieties of daffodils to enhance the walk for pedestrians.

As the war time saying goes we need YOU!

Hopefully, if fine the planting of 400 bulbs will take place on 16th October and willing helpers with trowels will be needed.  Meet at 10am at the Bridge Car Park. Adults and family groups welcome. Contact Louise Stewart 019467 24652 for details.