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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
What a fabulous weekend we all had celebrating ‘Our Queen’. We were told that it was the Queen’s wish for communities to get together to have an opportunity to ‘talk to our neighbours’. On Saturday, the celebration began with a Platinum Pudding Bake-Off and a wonderful display of bunting, drawings, artwork and a spectacular floral display. The standard was very high. When the tasting of the puddings was over (not that it was possible for one person to taste all 16 puddings!) the forty-six voting cards were handed in and votes counted. Judging was on looks as well as taste. The Saturday celebration ended with a Right Royal Revel Family Quiz with 10 teams taking part. There were some very creative people making some brilliant crowns!
On Sunday morning at All Saints Church, Raughton Head, we had a well-attended Service of Thanksgiving, with tributes to the Queen, Bible Readings and Prayers.
A commemorative booklet entitled ‘Our Faithful Queen’ was given out. Extra copies are available at the back of the church.
This was followed by a spectacular ‘Bring & Share’ Jubilee Lunch at the hall at Gaitsgill, enjoyed by more than 100 people – friends, family & neighbours – it was a great atmosphere! The day concluded with a Fancy Dress Parade and Prize Giving.
A big THANK YOU goes to all the organisers and helpers. Thanks to all those who took time to create an entry for the different competitions, providing a fantastic display. Special thanks to Lesley Phillips for putting together an excellent Quiz. Thanks to all of you who attended creating a ‘celebration to remember’. Also, thanks go to the Primrose Hall Committee, the Free Church and Cumbria County Council for providing funding.
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

The Photographs can be viewed here

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations Gaitsgill Raughton
Photograph taken by Diane Warnes

Display of Jubilee Photographs
There will be a display of Jubilee photographs on Saturday
9th July (when copies can be ordered) at the Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill from 10.00 am. – 12.00 noon.
Coffee and scones will be served and a Royal Game to play too!
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

The Competition Results
Platinum Pudding Bake-Off:
Adult section: 1
st Julie Downie, 2nd Melissa Ebbatson, 3rd Karen Calder.
Secondary section: 1
st Georgia Yeates. Primary section: 1st Noah Ebbatson
Right Royal Revel Quiz:
Winners: The Purple Curly Wurlies (the Downie family). Runners Up: Rhys’ Runners (the Farnaby Family). Booby Prize: The Gaitsgill Gang (the Ebbatson Family)
Royal Quiz sheet: ‘Unscrambling words relating to Royalty’
Winners drawn: Pat Dacre, Fern Farnaby, Rod & Lesley Phillips.
Jubilee Bunting:
Pre-School: 1
st Parent & Toddler Group, Gaitsgill.
Infant: 1
st Noah Ebbatson. Junior: 1st Olivia Pigg.
Secondary: 1
st Mia Downie.
Adult: 1
st Julie Downie, 2nd Sally Pigg, 3rd Ina Monkhouse.
Jubilee Drawing/Artwork:
Pre-School: 1st Ada A, 2nd Edie M, 3rd (two chosen) Alfie M & Ross M.
Infant: 1
st Matthew Simmonds, 2nd (two chosen) Roxy B & Alya Calder,
rd (two chosen) Delilah B & Raisa B.
Junior: 1
st Bethan Calder, 2nd (two chosen) James Bainbridge & Ruby D,
rd (two chosen) Erin S & Louis H. Secondary: 1st Roanna Bainbridge, 2nd Mia Downie.
Adult: 1
st Judy Bainbridge 2nd Alan Craig.
Floral Display:
Infant 1st Emily Proudfoot.
Adult: 1
st Kathleen Harrington, 2nd Estelle Bainbridge,
rd (two chosen) Linda Farnaby & Sarah Ebbatson
Fancy Dress:
st Alya Calder, 2nd Noah Ebbatson, 3rd Marian Bainbridge.
Junior: 1
st Bethan Calder.
Adult: 1
st Mark Calder, 2nd Sarah Ebbatson,
rd (two chosen) Ina Monkhouse & Rod Phillips

Dalston Makers Market
The Dalston Makers Market will be held every third Saturday in the month.
The next one being the
16th July in the Victory Hall from 9.00 am. - 1.00 pm. There is no Market in August. Put the date in your diary to come along and do some shopping in a friendly market atmosphere with a wide variety of food & craft stalls selling high quality, good value products!
Visit the Pop-up Cafe to catch up with friends over delicious home baked scones and coffee. For more information contact
Chris Scales (Victory Hall Committee) - 01228 319714 or 079036 47525

Social Walking Group/Scafell Challenge
Due to a busy June, we've decided to head out on Saturday
2nd July for a one route for all, starting from Askham Swimming Pool carpark at 10.00 am.
The route is relatively low level, with excellent paths.
Please bring a packed lunch.
The new date for the cancelled Scafell Pike Challenge is Saturday
6th August.
If interested in either the challenge or the social walk, please contact:-
Rod Phillips - 016974 76172

Social Walking Group:Scafell Challenge

Dalston Festival (6th August - 12th August)
The Festival Week will be going ahead this year, after 2 years of cancellation.
Please see our facebook page for details of events as they are confirmed.
David Fowler - 078251 57234

Dalston Festival copy

day Quilting and Needlework Exhibition  in Burgh-by-Sands

Dalston Community Cinema
Starting in September, on the 2
nd Thursday of each month, in the Victory Hall, Dalston.
Doors open at 7.00 pm. for a prompt 7.30 pm. start. Tickets £5.00 on the door.
Refreshments available. Programme details to follow.

Ukulele Night
A Ukulele concert is being planned for the evening of Friday 16th September in the Primrose Hall, Gaitsgill.
Tickets will be available. There will also be a drawing and refreshments.
All profits on the night will go to a Ukraine Charity.
If anyone feels they would like to help, please contact
Elizabeth Martin - 01228 711817
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316

Old Trust Fund Legacy
About 70 years ago the people of Raughton Head set about raising money to build a village hall next to the school. Eventually the plan was abandoned, but the money was left in a trust fund with HSBC. The amount involved is something short of £1,000.00.
Now all the Trustees have died and perhaps it is time to offer this fund to a community establishment, maybe the Church and/or Gaitsgill Village Hall.
My husband Michael was one of the trustees and I have been talking to the bank. We are required to have consultation within the community before they will release the money.
If you have any comments, please contact
Felicity Coulthard - 016974 76277

Caldew Squirrel Initiative (CSI)
This March saw the formation of a new local charity, ‘The Caldew Squirrel Initiative”.
Its aim is to support the conservation of red squirrels across an area surrounding the River Caldew, Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck, Sebergham, Welton and Dalston.
The CSI has been formed because the ‘Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group’ has withdrawn support for this area. For details or squirrel sightings, please contact
Steve Kirk (Chairman) - 07542 191865

Penrith & District Red Squirrel Group
The pandemic has affected all our lives but I want to reassure you that the group has been working flat out and we have been greatly helped in this by the DEFRA et al Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant for 2021. Obviously, there are some things which have had to be suspended and this has affected fundraising, with virtually all events cancelled.
Our rangers and volunteers out in the woods on the 650sq miles that the group covers have continued working exceptionally hard carrying out red squirrel conservation and grey control right through the various lockdowns. This has however coincided with a very good breeding year for both reds and greys. Unfortunately, the greys are more prolific and there has been an explosion in their numbers over the last few months over the entire area. This is largely on the back of an excellent natural feed year in 2020.
Of course, increased grey numbers has inevitably meant isolated squirrel pox outbreaks which is disappointing and sadly this has depleted reds in some areas. Hopefully these areas will recover quickly and there are good healthy numbers of reds in most of our area which will help the recovery.
Robert Benson (Chairman)

Primrose Village Hall
Regular users are the Parent/Toddler Group, the WI, the Cloggers, the Free Church, the Young Farmers, other groups and sometimes parties! The fee is £12.00 for a morning or afternoon session and £15.00 for an evening session. The Village Hall needs your support.
Please contact David Parry if you would like to hire the hall for a morning, afternoon or evening sessions.
Ruth Bainbridge - 016974 76316
David Parry - 016974 76466

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