Carol Singing around Caldbeck Parish – the 73rd year. The evening of 22nd December was ideal for carol singing, a dry evening and not too cold. The rain didn’t start until we were on our way back to the Chapel for mince pies and hot drinks! Two groups sang their way around the village of

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The St Kentigern’s Church Flower Festival, held over the Bank Holiday weekend of 22, 23, 24, 25 May, raised a wonderful £9,307.20 for church funds. The Reverend Malcolm Riches expressed his sincere thanks to Margaret Brough who co-ordinated the Flower Festival and to everyone involved. In his email of thanks to everyone he commented: Not

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The Returning Officer for Allerdale Borough Council has announced the results of the uncontested election for Caldbeck Electoral Parish. The new Parish Councillors are: Norman Atkinson, Tim Cartmell, Angela Glendinning, Alastair Macfadzean, Ian Shaw, Colin Smithson, Alan Tyson.

The Reverend Malcolm Riches is thrilled to report that at the Coffee Morning on Saturday at St Kentigern’s Church the donations towards the DEC’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal raised £3,435.97. When Gift Aid is added the total becomes £4,045.97.A big thank you to all those who supplied cakes and biscuits, John Porter for the sale of

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‘The Spice of Life’ CALDBECK Players is a prolific amateur dramatic group that has contributed immensely to the life of the village and area for many years. Their latest production ‘An All Ages (7-77) Variety Show’ displayed once again that the Players can turn their talents to almost anything and put on a show.The show

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The 18th December was a damp evening but it did not deter three groups of Carol Singers. Two groups managed between them to sing to most houses in Caldbeck but did not reach Upton – we will get to you next year! The third group visited a number of farms. Thank you very much for

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The Christmas Tree Festival held in St Kentigern’s Church over the weekend of 28th, 29th, 30th November 2014 was a great success and hugely enjoyed by all who took part in the various events or visited to see the beautifully decorated trees. Report coming soon!

A number of you may remember Anne Utting who lived at Greenrigg Cottage in the 1980’s. Anne wrote a series of 61 articles, ‘The Cottage on the Fell’, about life in the area which were published in Cumbria magazine. Anne’s son, Nigel, published the articles in a book which is now out of print but

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The Shepherds’ Meet Sat 3rd May saw Caldbeck Parish Hall packed out, people with an interest in the village history and tradition, those interested in the Cumbrian dialect and family and friends of those taking part. The evening began with Emma Armstrong and Stuart Hird reading the piece about living in the Lake District that

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