January, 2012 Issue

  • Shameem Arnold’s Cleator Moor fans in her Moky dance fitness classes at St Bega’s Church Hall are thrilled to hear that she has been chosen as an official torchbearer when the...

    Shameem to Carry the Flame

    Shameem Arnold’s Cleator Moor fans in her Moky dance fitness classes at St Bega’s Church Hall are thrilled to hear that she has been chosen as an official torchbearer when the…

  • The feeling that Christmas should bring people together was beautifully expressed when children from each of Egremont’s primary schools, St Bridget’s Primary, Orgill Primary and Bookwell Primary, congregated in St Mary’s...

    Schools Together with Carols

    The feeling that Christmas should bring people together was beautifully expressed when children from each of Egremont’s primary schools, St Bridget’s Primary, Orgill Primary and Bookwell Primary, congregated in St Mary’s…

  • Alan Cleaver interviews Paul Marks   When did you form and why? The band was formed in April 2011 for several reasons. Having bought a house in Gosforth five years...

    The La’al Big Band

    Alan Cleaver interviews Paul Marks   When did you form and why? The band was formed in April 2011 for several reasons. Having bought a house in Gosforth five years…

  • Jack and Isa Douglas recall life with with Stone Age villagers   “Hey, these are real people!” For Isa Douglas that was a revelation. Having grown up in Parton and worked...

    Hey, these are real people

    Jack and Isa Douglas recall life with with Stone Age villagers   “Hey, these are real people!” For Isa Douglas that was a revelation. Having grown up in Parton and worked…

  • In the afternoon of Christmas Eve in 1963 1 received a message in my surgery asking me to visit a dog in difficulty having pups. The village to which I...

    A Happy Christmas

    In the afternoon of Christmas Eve in 1963 1 received a message in my surgery asking me to visit a dog in difficulty having pups. The village to which I…

  • By Edna Branthwaite   When Brian Capstick and his Lakeland Construction team rebuilt the retaining wall between Mill Cottage and the River Ehen in August 2011 they used only the materials...

    Egremont’s Story Wall

    By Edna Branthwaite   When Brian Capstick and his Lakeland Construction team rebuilt the retaining wall between Mill Cottage and the River Ehen in August 2011 they used only the materials…

  • Nothing could have been further from spouting Shakespeare. This was a party where people had come to share delight and above all to listen to one another with all barriers down....

    Cheek by Jowl at Shakespeare Party

    Nothing could have been further from spouting Shakespeare. This was a party where people had come to share delight and above all to listen to one another with all barriers down….

  • asks Alan Alexander   Let me start with something really positive. A survey by the internationally renowned Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has confirmed that the NHS is...

    Are You Feeling Well

    asks Alan Alexander   Let me start with something really positive. A survey by the internationally renowned Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has confirmed that the NHS is…

  • By David Bradley   What do you think these two characters are saying to each other? If you are feeling creative, why not make a suggestion via email to peter@egremont2day.com to arrive...

    Cartoon Caption Competition

    By David Bradley   What do you think these two characters are saying to each other? If you are feeling creative, why not make a suggestion via email to peter@egremont2day.com to arrive…

  • Law abiding residents looked on in amazement as no fewer than sixty Santa Clauses chased a giant Christmas Turkey round the streets of Egremont. Many of those taking part in the...

    Santas on their marks to chase that Christmas Turkey

    Law abiding residents looked on in amazement as no fewer than sixty Santa Clauses chased a giant Christmas Turkey round the streets of Egremont. Many of those taking part in the…

  • Congratulations to Mary Garner on recognising East Road roundabout And the Moor Row War Memorial. Send your answers for this month to E2D, Waverley, Greendykes, Egremont, CA22 2JS, by 4th...

    Spot The Landmark – January 2012

    Congratulations to Mary Garner on recognising East Road roundabout And the Moor Row War Memorial. Send your answers for this month to E2D, Waverley, Greendykes, Egremont, CA22 2JS, by 4th…

  • By Edna Branthwaite Can you unscramble the following ten anagrams to find the names of ten male country singers. 1. DRIP CLAY HERE 2. I SERVE JEM 3. BARRY M....

    COUNTRY BOYS

    By Edna Branthwaite Can you unscramble the following ten anagrams to find the names of ten male country singers. 1. DRIP CLAY HERE 2. I SERVE JEM 3. BARRY M….

  • Across7. Pine for a seasonal decoration. (9,4)8. A paper editor materialised in confusion. (8) 9. In Bethlehem? That’s the limit, I hear. (4) 10. Found 1 down teased on the...

    Crossword – January 2012

    Across7. Pine for a seasonal decoration. (9,4)8. A paper editor materialised in confusion. (8) 9. In Bethlehem? That’s the limit, I hear. (4) 10. Found 1 down teased on the…

  • Di Hampton introduces – Francesca’s Damp Lemon and Almond Cake   This is one of those lovely moist cakes that is improved for keeping, wrapped in foil, for a day...

    Francesca’s Damp Lemon and Almond Cake

    Di Hampton introduces – Francesca’s Damp Lemon and Almond Cake   This is one of those lovely moist cakes that is improved for keeping, wrapped in foil, for a day…

  • A happy gardening year to everyone! Let us hope that the weather is kinder this year to compensate for 2011. January is a good month to sit back and take...

    Adam welcomes winter flowering plants

    A happy gardening year to everyone! Let us hope that the weather is kinder this year to compensate for 2011. January is a good month to sit back and take…