Six clubs in South Lancashire Region competed this season for the team trophy. After a summer of keenly-fought matches, SI Crosby’s points total topped the table. On ‘finals day’ individual high-scoring bowlers from four clubs (Southport, Liverpool, Leigh & District and Crosby) played in a knock-out competition for the Tricia Fahey Trophy. The final game was between Rosemary Moore (SI Southport) and Sandy Taylor (SI Crosby). It was nip-and-tuck all the way until Sandy scored two points to win. Region President Sue Underwood presented the Rose Bowl trophy to team captain Sandy and her SI Crosby members; then the individual trophy to Sandy herself. It was a blustery day of sunshine and sudden, heavy showers. Bowlers and spectators often had to run for cover to the clubhouse. Dot Massey (SI Southport) was again the season’s co-ordinator. “The bowls competition is a well-established tradition in South
A small group of SI Crosby recently visited the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Exhibition in Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery is holding a major exhibition, exploring the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928) and his contemporaries, presenting many objects which have never before been displayed outside of Scotland. The Walker will be the only English gallery to host the exhibition They were chauffeured into Liverpool in great luxury thanks to John Daly and they all found the exhibition interesting and enlightening. There was lots to see and lots to read, followed by a good chat over a leisurely lunch in the Walker Café. A great way to spend the morning. The exhibition, runs from 15 March to 26 August 2019. The exhibition takes place during what would have been Mackintosh’s 150th year (b. 7 June 1868) and features more than 250 objects, ranging from ceramics
Members supported a fundraising event at CHET on 23rd June and were rewarded with a highly entertaining evening. Everyone contributed to a joint picnic consisting of starter, main course and even dessert. Of course, there was also a tipple or two! Opera and Musical Theatre star Rebecca Caine, who created the role of Cosette in the original Royal Shakespeare Company/West End production of Les Miserables and starred as Christine in the Canadian Premiere of The Phantom of The Opera, performed songs from her first solo album “Leading Ladies”. The concert celebrated the leading ladies of London’s West End from 1909 -1960 including Gertrude Lawrence, Jessie Matthews, Lizbeth Webb and Julie Andrews. In between beautifully performed songs, Rebecca entertained us with stories and amusing facts about the various leading ladies. The acoustics in the Hall were excellent and the audience joined in with
So say Clare Baxter and Jane Daly who joined the hundreds of guests at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party on May 21st. The duo were invited along with the other two trustees with whom they serve on the board of CHET Crosby Hall Residential Trust. They were fortunate to see Her Majesty the Queen, William and Kate, Edward and Sophie, Princess Alexandra and the Dukes of Kent and Gloucester. “We were fortunate enough to see so many members of the Royal family and look round the beautiful palace gardens in glorious sunshine. We enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea while listening to the music of two military bands, a truly quintessentially English occasion,” said Jane and Clare.