A major investment in a Scarborough town centre premises is being given civic support. The town’s mayor, Councillor Joe Plant, will cut the ribbon to officially open the new-look Skipton Building Society Scarborough branch in Westborough on Wednesday 17 April.Changes to the branch include it being made more accessible to customers.Faizah Tahir, manager at Skipton’s Scarborough branch, said: “We’re delighted that the mayor has agreed to open the new-look branch and we’d love anyone to join us for refreshments between 10am and 2pm on 17 April and see the changes.“Additional rooms offer more privacy to our customers and also, as Skipton is now part of AccessAble, customers with physical disabilities or in need of additional support can access the branch much easier.” Remarkable opportunity to join rock choir … [Read more...] about Society branch civic opening
Alf McCreary in conversation with Brother David Jardine of the Society of St Francis BelfastTelegraph.co.uk David Jardine was born in 1942 and spent his early years in Banbridge and Downpatrick. His father, David, a postmaster in Downpatrick and Ballymena, died aged 50. His mother, Maude, died at 88. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/alf-mccreary-in-conversation-with-brother-david-jardine-of-the-society-of-st-francis-37984128.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37987831.ece/0ad73/AUTOCROP/h342/vid_Jar-_Read-Only_.jpg Email David Jardine was born in 1942 and spent his early years in Banbridge and Downpatrick. His father, David, a postmaster in Downpatrick and Ballymena, died aged 50. His mother, Maude, died at 88. David, an only child, was educated at Banbridge Academy and Down High School. He took a degree in Spanish with Portuguese at Queen's University, Belfast and a theology degree at Trinity College Dublin. He was ordained in St … [Read more...] about Alf McCreary in conversation with Brother David Jardine of the Society of St Francis
0 Post a comment Friday, 5 April 2019 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Llantwit Major Horticultural Society enjoyed the first of the spring sunshine at Brobury House Gardens in Hereford on March 24. Brobury is a beautiful garden with spectacular views out to the countryside and plenty of space to sit and enjoy it. Teas and homemade cakes particularly went down a treat! We also enjoyed a visit to Oakchurch country store where we sampled several shops, delicious food and had a nosey at the well stocked garden centre. Our thanks to Pencoed Travel and everyone who came with us. Details of our next coach trip will be available on our website soon! www.llantwit-major-horticultural-society.comGR Add Comment … [Read more...] about Horticultural society members enjoy the spring sunshine on trip to Hereford!
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling's decision to buy 550 tickets for his side's FA Cup semi-final against Brighton for pupils of his former school as an "incredible gesture." Sterling grew up in the shadow of the old Wembley, having moved to England from Jamaica at the age of five. "I grew up right next door to the stadium and would dream of one day playing in a cup final or even representing my country there," said Sterling. "To now be able to play there myself is an honour and this is a great opportunity to give back to the community that helped me get to where I am." The England international has become a key figure not only on the field for club and country, but an increasingly prominent campaigner against racism. Sterling was allegedly targeted by racist abuse earlier in the season at Chelsea and also spoke out as England players suffered more disturbing scenes in Montenegro last month. "It is an incredible gesture," Guardiola told reporters on … [Read more...] about Sterling stands for a ‘better society’, says Man City boss Guardiola
Henley Choral Society present Handel’s Messiah | Concert Hall, Reading | Saturday, March 23 HENLEY Choral Society performed Handel’s Messiah last Saturday in Reading’s Concert Hall. The venue was an excellent choice — both visually and acoustically it complemented the 120 singers and the accompanying Dei Gratia Baroque Ensemble. The performance was directed by the choral society’s talented conductor Peter Asprey, a former choral exhibitioner at Cambridge, founder member and singer of Stile Antico and a Gramophone Classical Music Award winner in early music. Despite its familiarity, the Messiah never fails to delight. An oratorio, yet operatic in scale, it is packed with endless melodic arias, ensembles and choruses, each underpinned with Handel’s brilliant orchestration. Though often heard at Christmas time, the work was originally intended for Easter and had its first performance in Dublin in April … [Read more...] about Hallelujah! Choral society’s ‘Messiah’ had us on our feet