BRAMPTON: Ladies Club find out about the work of Edale Mountain Rescue team

The Brampton Ladies Club had a visit from Tony Hood of Edale Mountain Rescue Team at a recent Wednesday evening meeting. He gave the ladies an insight into one of the busiest mountain rescue teams in the country. whose ‘customers’ are engaged in all sorts of activities. Walkers and climbers form the largest group but they are also called out to rescue mountain bikers, paragliders, horseriders, off-road motorcyclists and fell runners. In addition, they are regularly asked to assist the police with searches for missing people, often vulnerable adults such as dementia sufferers, potential suicides and lost children. The team also help the ambulance service with patients who are hard to reach or recover wherever they are. Eileen Batteson gave the vote of thanks for a very interesting talk.

The Lucky Draw winner was Ann Dilkes.

Refreshments were served by Pam Oldale and Ann Dilkes.

A letter from the Alzheimer’s Society was read out thanking the group for the donation made in memory of Joan Kirby.

The following week, Sally Wibberley (a regular visitor to the group) demonstrated the making of two spring flower arrangements. These were later donated as prizes and won by Diana Drury and Sheila Unwin. Refreshments were served by Edith Hill and Pat Hollis.

At the next meeting, Phillip Cousins gave an interesting talk entitled ‘Chesterfield in the 1970s’ showing how the family firms were disappearing and the big high street shops began taking over. Margaret Edwards gave the vote of thanks.

Diana Drury was the lucky draw winner. Refreshments were served by Mavis Clark and Christine Dennis.

At the final meeting before the break for spring bank holiday, Mike Kelley recounted his working life ‘Behind Closed Doors’ when he lived and working in The Sudan a secretive country which, although fascinating, is mainly closed to westerners. Celia Scattergood thanked him on behalf of the ladies for such an interesting insight.

Glenys Oldfield won the lucky draw and refreshments were served by Ann Dilkes and Christine Cory.

A member of the group, Winnifred Slack, was celebrating her diamond wedding anniversary and congratulations were given to her and her husband Clive on reaching this landmark.

For further details of this friendly group who meet on a Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, during term time at Storrs Road Methodist Church contact Margaret Edwards tel 01246 279368.