Thursday, 30 April 2015

MIDDLEWICH ROSE FETE ART COMPETITION 2015 (ARCHIVED)

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Middlewich Rose Fete

MIchelle Game writes:

To help raise Funds for the 2015's Rose Queen's Charity, The Poppy Appeal,  and Middlewich Rose Fete itself we are holding an Art Competition!

The theme is Silver (to celebrate 25 years of the FAB Festival), Boats (as it's at the Folk and Boat Festival) and Roses (because it's the Rose Fete)

Three Age categories: 3yrs – 5yrs, 6yrs – 8yrs and 9yrs – 11yrs

The winners of each category win Fuzzy Ed merchandise and Play Passes to the Fuzzy Ed soft play area at The Salt Cellar Middlewich!

You can create anything you wish based on the theme, a painting, models, pictures etc.

50p entry and all monies go towards the Rose Fete and the 2015 Rose Queen’s charity, The Poppy Appeal.

Details needed:
Child’s name
Age
Parents name
A contact number

Competition opens: Saturday 13th June 2015 at Fuzzy Ed's at the Salt Cellar and continues through the week and through the FAB25 Festival weekend.

On Saturday 20th June there will also be a guest appearance by a Local Artist to give budding artists a few tips along the way

Competition Closes: Sunday 21st June at 3pm and will then be judged by the Rose Queen Annalise McKenzie. Winners will be announced on the Sunday 21st June at 3:30pm

Happy Creating and Good Luck everyone!!!



AND MIDDLEWICH ROSE FETE FUNDS



Monday, 27 April 2015

THE BEST OF MIDDLEWICH: SNAGGER'S AMAZING BALLOONS!


When you're out and about in Cheshire, watch out for this colourful, larger-than-life Middlewich legend. Snagger can make almost anything out of balloons. You'll see him at local events all over Cheshire and further afield delighting children and adults alike with his astonishing balloon creations.

AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH


SNAGGER'S E-MAIL (DIRECT LINK)
snaggers@uwclub.net


Wednesday, 22 April 2015

CHESHIRE CHEESE DARTS TEAM 1958



We're grateful to Mike Jennings who posted this excellent photo of a local pub darts team of fifty-seven years ago on our Middlewich Diary Facebook Group -Ed

Mike writes:
Here is a photo from my archive.
Cheshire Cheese darts team, January 1958. 
Back row R to L Fred Latham, John Robinson(Uncle), Wilf Barrow, Tom Hemmings.
Front Row R to L Eddie Robinson (Uncle), John Hemmings, Frank Robinson (uncle), J Hitchen.
Mike Jennings


Thursday, 16 April 2015

THE MIDDLEWICH DIARY CHRISTMAS QUIZ 2014 (ARCHIVED)


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Event Registered with HELP for HEROES

HELP US RAISE MONEY FOR A WORTHWHILE CAUSE!
If you'd like to donate a prize either for the quiz or the raffle, please contact us by email or Facebook:

middlewichdiary@aol.com


or ring us on
01606 833404 (David)
01606 835371 (Peter
We're not looking for anything too fancy - just the usual boxes of chocs, bottles of wine etc. All donors of prizes will be acknowledged on the night and also on the Middlewich Diary. Thank you!



Start your Christmas in style with the Middlewich Diary Christmas Quiz 2014, a riot of fun,
facts, disgracefully cheesy music and parlour games nicked from TV, radio and anywhere else we can think of!

Featuring old  favourites like:

MIDDLEWICH PICTURE ROUND
Pictures taken fromThe Middlewich Diary. How well do you know the town you live in?

REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2014
 Current Affairs, Major Events,
 Names In The News,Trivia, and loads more...

MUSIC ROUND ONE
Music - All Kinds - 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s Big Bands, Little Bands, One Man Bands, Rubber Bands, Gastric Bands, Novelty Records, Rubbish Records, Fabulous Records. Everything under the sun, in fact!
 Musical snobs will hate it!

MIDDLEWICH
Based on The Middlewich Diary. Have a look through our extensive Middlewich Diary archives. There's plenty to go at, and more to come before Christmas! 

PATENTLY ABSURD
(Crazy inventions)
Mr Roberts challenges you to tell real crazy inventions from the ones thought up in his semi-deranged mind

CALL MY BLUFF
Based on the popular TV Show. Can Mr Roberts fool you with his definitions of obscure words from the Oxford English Dictionary?

DEAD OR ALIVE
Famous people. All we need to know is: Are they alive and kicking or pushing up daisies?
Nicked from Radio 1

MUSIC ROUND TWO - CHRISTMAS
We turn up the Control marked CHEESE to bring you well-known Christmas songs.
Musical snobs should cover their ears or stay at home!

REFRESHMENTS KINDLY PROVIDED
by THE BOAR'S HEAD HOTEL

RAFFLE

 PRIZES
Plus loads of old tracks from the last 60 years presented 
by the famous
A great night out for a worthy cause!


COMPILER/QUESTIONMASTER: DAVE ROBERTS
SCORER/QUIZ CO-ORDINATOR: PETER COX
SPECIAL GUEST QUIZ CO-ORDINATOR BERNICE WALMSLEY

PRIZES DONATED BY BERNICE AND BILL WALMSLEY
LYNNE HARDY








First published 13th November.
Re-published 4th December,
 17th December and 21st December
Final update 16th April 2015


UPDATE - 22nd December: Many thanks to those who attended and helped us raise £50 for this worthy cause. Attendances were depleted because of the appalling flu bug doing the rounds at the moment. Even Peter Cox, our organiser and scorer, had to bow out after bravely taking the PA system down to the pub for us. Get well soon! 
Many thanks to Bernice Walmsley for stepping into the breach and helping out with the raffle etc. and, as always, to Pat and Liz at the Boar's Head for hosting.
We'll be publishing details of winners, etc, as well as selected questions from the quiz in due course. Many thanks again everyone! - Dave Roberts

UPDATE - 16th April 2015.

Help for Heroes says thanks!


Note: This was the last ever Middlewich Diary Quiz.




Monday, 6 April 2015

GO LOCAL ISSUE 51 OUT NOW!


Issue number 51 of GO LOCAL, covering April and May, is out  and should be on your doorstep now. If you think this is just another local advertising magazine you're in for a pleasant surprise.
There is, as always, an invaluable WHAT'S ON guide for the next two months (page 26), as well as
contact  numbers for local services such as the Town Council, property maintenance, plumbers, electricians, legal services etc (page 34).
ESSENTIAL INFO (Page 32) gives you vital emergency contact numbers for gas, electricity and water services, doctors, dentists and everyone else you may need in a hurry.
The actual advertisements, too, are a great source of information if you're looking for goods or services and want to 'Go Local'!
There's also the usual DID YOU KNOW? feature (page 12) and Julie Elizabeth Smalley, in another fascinating MIDDLEWICH'S HERITAGE, feature, talks about those colourful 'roses and castles' which adorn many traditional narrowboats.
Julie makes the suggestion that Middlewich might want to adapt this style to become a part of the town's civic identity.
All in all, as always, GO LOCAL is well worth looking at and keeping handy for reference.

GO LOCAL FACEBOOK GROUP


Thursday, 2 April 2015

THE BEST OF MIDDLEWICH: MIDDLEWICH ROSE FETE 2015 (ARCHIVED)

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Once again the Middlewich Rose Fete brightens up the Saturday afternoon of the Middlewich FAB Festival Weekend bringing a touch of local Cheshire tradition to the proceedings and giving its participants a chance to shine, in many cases for the first time in their young lives. More details will appear here as the great day approaches.
The Collin School for dance will once again be taking part in the festivities. Here's a link to their website which has some details of the Rose Fete and Festival procession :



Photo: The Collin School Of Dance/Michelle Game. With thanks to Theresa Kay.
When we asked for permission to use this photo we had to ask if it was actually taken in Middlewich, as the background, though vaguely familiar, was rather puzzling. In the end we twigged it. That's a tiny bit of Brooks & Bostocks shop sign in the top left hand corner. Next is the St Luke's Hospice Shop and a solicitor's office. The white building to the right is the former Jan's Cafe. In other words, we're at the 'toppender' Wheelock Street and the photographer has managed to fool us by cutting off most of  the shop signs. Whether this is by accident or design is not clear. The photo shows members of the Collin School For Dance at the 2013 FAB Festival with some members opting for the much-admired 'Wellies' look


The Middlewich Diary has been helping to publicise the Rose Fete since 2012.

Here are links to our Diary entries on the last three years;


     2012    2013    2014

Middlewich Rose Fete 2011


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Simon McGrory: I was involved with the Rose Fete some years ago when it was resurrected. Great to see there is still the enthusiasm for keeping it going. Great stuff.