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This item was submitted by the White Lion Fundraising Group.
Groovin' on the Green - Update
The Save the White Lion Fundraising Group are
pleased to announce that the arrangements for our 50/60s themed event
“Groovin’ on the Green”, scheduled for Saturday September 7
are well under way.
The legendary local band “California Blue” are
booked and will be performing three 45 minute slots. There will be a
competition for the best turned out 50/60s car as well as the best
turned out 60’s dresser so dig out your mini-skirts, winkle pickers
and ban the bomb shirts. Oh, and don’t forget to ‘wear some flowers
in your hair’. Flowers will be available to purchase on the day!
N.A.S.A. has given us permission to approach
local Professor William Gibbons, the designer of the prototype to the
Apollo programme. He has kindly offered to put his rocket on display
Prof. Gibbons, we are informed, is likely to take centre stage in
more ways than one!
Numerous side shows and games are planned for kids of all ages.
Memory Lane Classics will be bringing along a
fantastic selection of their cars and there will be a photo
opportunity and the chance to ride in some of their beautiful
There will be a licensed bar, a BBQ, tea, coffee
So please do come along and help us restore The
White Lion as our community pub.
The event starts at 2pm and goes on until 10pm.
Tickets (wristbands) £5.00 (cash only) can be
purchased at Williams of Audlem and at the Nantwich Bookshop on the
square, Nantwich. Children under 12 will be admitted free of charge.
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This item was submitted by the Webmaster on behalf of Pamela Whitworth
Appeal for information about the Timmis family.
My husband and I are spending a week in the Nantwich area at the moment, having visited for the first time approximately 20yrs ago.
During WWII, my father Henry Fennell, a Gunner RA, became friends with a ? Timmis living at 2 Council Houses, Hankelow. Occasionally my mother, my sister and I lived with the Timmis family to escape N London. In Aug 1944, my father warned Mum that the enemy were about to start bombing London with doodlebugs so to take herself, my sister of 3mths & me (3ys) to stay with the Timmis family. I have a good memory of my childhood from the age of 3yrs, recalling times here, the family & the US soldiers with their saying, “Got any gum, chum?” etc. Unfortunately, whilst we were here, my grandfather was killed when a bomb did actually demolish the house we all lived in. Mum had to leave my baby sister with the Timmis family for a few weeks and return with me to settle the family affairs.
My parents are now no longer with us, so I wonder if you possibly have any updated news of the Timmis family? I was surprised to see that the family ran a grocers shop as wasn’t aware of this. A big, big thank you to them from my sister and I for their kind assistance all those years ago.
With best wishes and in anticipation of any assistance.
Pamela Whitworth nee Fennell.
If anyone can help Pamela please
contact me and I will pass on your information.
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This item was submitted by the White Lion Team.
Groovin' on the Green!
Following on from our very successful ‘Gathering on the Green’ on June 28th 2019 which raised over £1000 for pub funds (See the video link on the
White Lion website) we are raising the bar with a 'Groovin' on the Green’ event on September 7th 2019. Make a note in your diary!
This will be a themed 1950’s 1960’s event. Local band California Blue is booked, the stage is organised, owners of cars belonging to these periods will be welcomed, their cars taking centre stage. Various competitions are being organised including best 50/60’s dress. There will be a barbecue serving burgers, hotdogs, spam fritters (maybe) and a licensed bar serving beers, Blue Nun, Liebfraumilch and Babycham!!
Entry tickets will be in the form of printed fluorescent wrist bands priced at £5 each. These will be on sale at the Memory Lane display at the Audlem Transport Festival on 28th July as well as other local outlets through the area (TBA), and online at
eventbrite. Keep up to date on our Facebook page.
Please support the event and help us restore the White Lion as our local community pub!
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Thanks from the Amenities committee
Thanks from Geoff Cope
Geoff Cope was recently presented with a Ceanothus "Blue Skies" on the occasion of his retirement from the Parish Council after 45 years of service to Hankelow.
He tells us he is very pleased with the plant, and wishes to convey his thanks to everyone.
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This item was submitted by Anne Draper
With the centenary of the Armistice approaching I asked myself what WW1 meant to me personally. The numbers of men killed and wounded were too much to get my head around. Each time I went into St James Church in Audlem I passed the War Memorial with the list of those men who had died in WW1 but they were just names. It was then I decided to do some research to try to bring these men back to life, to see them as sons, brothers, and fathers, just ordinary people. In all I researched 41 men, including some not on the Memorial but who are buried in the cemetery with War Grave headstones plus two brothers who were born in Audlem but not remembered there. The display in St James Church was held over Armistice weekend 2018. Out of this display came the book ‘Audlem remembers’ which also covers men from Hankelow and Buerton with photos of those memorial scrolls and monuments as well. The book also includes poems written by Year 5, Ruby Class from St James School Audlem, they were so well written and so integral to the display that they had to be included
The cost of the book is £12.95 and it is available from Audlem Mill Shop. ALL the profits go to the repair fund for St James Church so I hope you will support the fund raising and enjoy the book.
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