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Village Life

BUSCA event raises over £1000 for LOROS
The organisers of the BUSCA New Year’s Eve Party Disco were delighted to be able to hand over a cheque for £1016 to Loros after a terrific evening of celebration and partying.

It was thanks to the BUSCA team but also to our resident DJ Ben who drove the evening forward with enormous skill and good humour.

Everyone has been clamoring to do it again next year and that is exactly what we propose to do. You’ll have to snap up your tickets quick when they become available.

Open Gardens June 2010
The June 2009 event was more successful than ever, producing over £3,000 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice and attracting people from Northampton, Coventry, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Derby, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton as well as from nearby villages.

In the area of ‘Open Gardens’ Barrow has the reputation for ‘a great variety of gardens and a most welcoming and friendly place’. We invite you to join us on June 12th & 13th and open your garden. No garden is too small or too large, the greater the range, the better the event will be.

Proceeds raised in 2010 will again be for the benefit of Rainbows Children’s Hospice where we continue to support the provision of a separate facility for teenagers so that they do not have to be with the younger children. I’m sure you will agree that this is a worthy cause.

We would like to have even more gardens open in 2010 and make the event even more enjoyable and successful.

If you are prepared to join us and want more information then please do not hesitate to contact: Mike Morley 01509 412982

Keep the bells ringing!
The bells of Holy Trinity Church, Barrow have been ringing out for 360 years. When I called to take some photos of a practice session, there was a really good attendance, a lot of laughter and a warm sense of comradeship.

It also seemed to be a good form of exercise: up the corkscrew stairs to the belfry, gentle arm exercise with the ropes and real mental exercise to keep pace with what everyone else is doing.

However, this tradition may soon come to an end due to the dwindling number of ringers; I was assured that the numbers on this day were unusually high. Unfortunately, the group is unable to teach beginners from scratch and are looking for any former ringers to join them on Sunday mornings from 9-15 to 9-45am.

At present, practices are held only on the first Friday of the month - from 11-00am to 12 noon. Visitors are welcome but it is advisable to check beforehand that ringing will actually take place.

Contacts: Mary Thompson, Tower Captain. 01509 413264
Valerie Thompson, Tower Secretary. 01509 413403

Mary Thompson