A Busy Day in the Dale


Every Saturday morning in Silverdale, almost without exception, there is a charity coffee morning. This Saturday’s wasn’t in the usual venue, the Gaskell Hall, but in the Church Rooms instead…



And was a Scout fund-raiser. I’d cried-off helping with a Rugby tournament which S was playing in, and sent TBH in my stead, but now felt well enough to help here by selling tickets for the raffle.

The reason the Gaskell Hall (named for Elizabeth Gaskell who holidayed in the village and whose daughters lived here)…


…wasn’t used was because it was being filled with exhibits…


…for the Spring show…



A Hellebore? Cousin to the wild ones growing by Holgates caravan park?

There are classes for photographs and craft items as well as flowers and we usually submit several entries between us, but this year only Little S entered, in the Cubs craft-class which he won. (Being the sole competitor – he was very happy.)


Later, we popped across the road to the Methodist Chapel where there was an Art Exhibition. Sadly, once we got inside I was too busy looking at the exhibits and forgot to take any pictures. TBH bought a vase. You can see the work of three of the artists by visiting:



Threlfalls Art Studio

Given our recent adventure, it was particularly enjoyable to see a number of paintings and prints featuring Striding Edge.

As you can see, the weather was very fine and I was champing at the bit to get out for a walk. Which is what I did next…

A Busy Day in the Dale

4 thoughts on “A Busy Day in the Dale

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      I’m so pleased you’ve alerted me to Vivienne Pooley Conrad. It seems that I drive past her studio most weekends without knowing about her at all. There’s a painting on her website of the Esk and Scafell which I really like.

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      Isn’t he? And Little S is almost as tall. (And currently obsessed with Monty Python’s Holy Grail – you’ll love all the lengthy sections he can quote).

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