Notices & Meetings Raughton Head Parish Magazine Women’s World Day of Prayer Carlisle Cumbria
Plant Sale
The All Saints Church, Raughton Head, will be holding a plant sale on Saturday
5th June from 10.00 am. - 12.00 noon.
If you have any spare plants, cuttings etc. which could be sold to raise funds for the Church, we would be happy to receive them.
Weather permitting other items eg. books may be available.
We hope to see some of you on the day.
Janet Preston - 016974 76388
Glenda Furniss
- 07763 372195

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Pop-Up Cafe & Art Exhibition
The Victory Hall, Dalston
3rd July 2021 from 10.00 am. - 4.00 pm.
A date to look forward to, a pop-up café with tea, coffee and cake in aid of DEWODE, a small west Cumbrian charity, together with an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by two Dalston-based artists.
DEWODE supports a women’s group in Uganda who are determinedly making a difference to their impoverished and conflict-affected rural community. The charity has already built a new health centre, and events such as this ensure its future.
As well as the pop-up café, an exhibition of paintings and ceramics: Jean Atkinson has been exhibiting her paintings at The Gincase, Allonby, and the Edwin Talbot Gallery in Carlisle. Julie Kimber is known locally for her high quality and unique ceramic work exhibiting regularly at Pot Fest when not working as an NHS nurse.
This may be one of the first events in Dalston after the Government road map has been completed, we hope, but The Victory Hall will continue to follow Government guidance at the time to ensure Covid safety.
The Victory Hall Committee

Pop-Up Cafe & Art Exhibition Victory Hall Dalston

Gaitsgill Village Hall
Due to the restrictions in place because of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Primrose Hall in Gatesgill has been closed for most of the year in 2020 and the first quarter of 2021, apart from intermittent use by the Parent & Toddler Group, when Government Guidelines permitted.
It is important that we bring life back to the hall in the coming months and make use of this special venue that is at the heart of our community and the only public place where local people can come together.
Individuals and groups can hire the hall for optimum rates and organise a variety of events. 
Birthday parties, Exercise/Dance Classes, Table Top Sales etc
Think it and you can make it happen!
A “Pop up Pub” will be opening in the hall as soon as the government guidelines permit, so look out for further info, post April.
Primrose Hall was built by Lieutenant Colonel Salkeld for the benefit of the local community of Gatesgill and was officially opened on the 17th February, 1886. 
It was widely used for entertainment and education, Gatesgill even had a local Brass Band. Maybe Brass Bands are not quite as popular nowadays but a Jamming session for local musicians could be a welcome alternative.
It only takes a moment of inspiration to organise an event for friends, family or better still, the whole community, so we look forward to hearing from you.
David Parry (Booking Secretary) - 07900 318244 or 016974 76466
Gaitsgill Village Hall Primrose Hall

Advertising Rates for Business’
Do you wish to place an advert in the Raughton Head Parish Magazine for the next year?
£30.00 for the year (see pages 8 & 9 for examples).
Please send a cheque (made out to
Raughton Head PCC) to
Mrs J Preston (PCC Treasurer), 4 Quarry Field, Stockdalewath, CA5 7DP
Please send Avertising copy to

Janet Preston (PCC Treasurer) - 016974 76388
Tony Furniss (editor) – 016974 76535 or 077633 70171

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Daffodil Planting - Raughton
A big thank you to the Hetherington family for organising a Raughton Daffodil planting on Sunday 18th October.  Helen was able to rally the help of the local community to plant 2500 bulbs along the verges to brighten the Spring to come. In the spirit of enlivening things further, others will be renovating our unique Black and White road signs with paint donated by the council.
This Sunday meet was good way for neighbours to have catch-up in a Covid safe way and share in the hospitality of neighbours. It may well be that some who pass through these lanes will learn to drive slower through the village as they admire the blooms next Spring. The walkers and cyclist who use these roads will certainly enjoy the splashes of colour.
Amazingly, there are still more places to plant, so Helen is ordering some more bulbs and volunteers will be welcome. Thank you Helen for your big heart and generosity.
Glenda Furniss - 07763 372195