Falkirk news from Thursday, April 23

The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street
The announcement Bank has been placed in administration is another blow for the high street

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Domino League

Fairplay Domino League week 7 results: Roman Bar A 5, Legion 7; Scotia 9, Star Inn 3; Anchor 5, Tam Bain 7; Aunty Katies 4, Mill Inn 8; Ship Inn 7, Ellwyn 5; Clachan 11, Railway 1; Soohoose 8, Cheerz 4; Aitkens 5, Roman Bar B 7.

Blind Club

On Tuesday afternoon the club held it’s weekly meeting in the warm-up area in the Falkirk Stadium. Members enjoyed an afternoon in the company of John and George, one played the keyboard and the other the accordian, and together they presented a very pleasant and varied programme of music. This was their first visit to the club, and those who were there hope it will not be too long before they make a return visit to entertain us once again. The club invites anyone who is registered blind or visually impaired to come along and enjoy an afternoon in our company. Have a tea or coffee and home baking, chat with others and meet or make new friends. The meetings start at 1 p.m. and a warm welcome awaits anyone taking up our invitation.

Spiritualist Church

The New Falkirk Spiritualist Church, Westfield Community Centre, Westfied Street welcomes Medium Martin Gilbert from Grangemouth to our platform on Saturday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join with us at our services. For further information see www.falkirkspiritualistchurch.com

Camera Club

Last Thursday FCC held its annual Presentation Night. This was an informal evening with refreshments and buffet. The award winners were: Section A Monthly Monochrome Prints, Jim Stewart Trophy, Robert Wallace; Camera Shop Trophy, Iain Jamieson. Section A Monthly Colour Prints, Presidents Trophy, David Jones. Section B Monthly Colour Prints, Iain Jamieson. Section A Projected Digital Image, A.G. McKenzie Trophy, David Jones; section B, Elena Mae Shield, Ian Craig. Excellence in Monochrome Print, George Riddell Memorial Trophy, Robert Wallace. Excellence in Colour Print, David Jones. Excellence in Projected Digital Image, Jim Stewart Trophy, David Jones. Best In Wildlife, Donald Polson Trophy, David Jones. Audio Visual/Digital Image Sequence, Don McDougall Trophy, Geof Longstaff. Monochrome Print of the Year, William Forman Trophy, Nancy MacArthur. Colour Print of the Year, Eric Bryson Trophy, Eileen Sutherland. Projected Digital Image of the Year, Stanley Bloch Trophy, David Jones. Projected Digital Image Knock-Out, David Jones. Best Beginner in Mono, Colour and PDI, Alex Drennan Trophy, Iain Jamieson. Congratulations to all trophy winners and those who were runners-up. For information on FCC visit www.falkirkcameraclub.co.uk. FCC also has a Facebook page and flickr site.

Annual Concert

The Forth Bridges Accordion Band’s annual spring concert takes place on Friday, May 22 in Falkirk Lesser Townhall. It starts at 7.30 p.m. and tickets are now available for £6 or £5 concession from Falkirk Steeple Box Office on (01324) 506850.

Philatelic Society

Falkirk and District Philatelic Society (FDPS) hosted the annual meeting of the Scottish Stamp Congress at Perth on April 17 and 18 in recognition of the Society’s 50th anniversary. Approximately 20 Members of FDPS displayed parts of their collections, which were appreciated and well commented upon, particularly for the variations and presentation of the displays. A rota of members attended the Hosts table and our presence was recognised. A ‘cover’, a stamped envelope showing an artistic drawing of Callendar House with a special commemorative post mark, was on view and for sale, the profits from which, amounting to £250, will go to Stathcarron Hospice. The 50th Anniversary Dinner, of the founding of the Society will be held on April 30 to round off our celebration.

Writers Circle

Tuesday April 14 saw members rehearse their performance pieces for the forthcoming Words & Music evening to be held during the Tryst Festival. This is an evening of prose and poetry, written and performed by members of the Circle, interspersed with music from Glasgow band ‘The Daddy Naggins’. On Tuesday members read 450 word short stories on the topic of ‘Phone her back NOW!’ and ‘No you can’t have my sisters phone number.’ Members are also reminded that Mark is looking for pieces of 450 words for publication. Further information from isobel.quinn@outlook.com or by phoning (01324) 620048.

Caledonia Choir

The choir was in great voice on Monday for the third last rehearsal before the annual Spring Concert on April 29. Tickets, £12 and £10 concession, are available from the Steeple Box Office and the concert starts at 7.30 p.m. prompt! As well as range of classical and Scottish songs, there will be excerpts from modern musicals and opportunities for the audience to join in and see if they can out-sing the choir! A free programme will be provided and will contain the words of some of these songs. The audience will enjoy a great night’s entertainment for a very reasonable price.

Art Club

A big ‘thank you’ to Nichol Wheatley for a fantastic crit night on Monday with lots of positive comments about everyone’s artwork. Artshare continues each Monday at 7.15 p.m. up until and including June 22 apart from Monday, May 18 which is Exhibition Weeek. Information on the xhibition will be announced soon. For more info visit our Facebook page or contact the secretary on 07730134422.

Spiritual Church

The Pleasance Spiritual Church off the Cow Wynd welcomes its own mediums, John Beattie, Stephen Wright and Jackie Walker on Sunday. Doors open at 6.15 p.m. The service starts at 7 p.m. followed by a healing circle. Everyone welcome.

Falkirk Operatic

The Society continues its Scottish Premier performance of The Slipper and the Rose in Falkirk Town Hall tonight (Thursday), tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets are still available from The Steeple Box Office or Town Hall for evenings and Saturday’s matinee performances. Curtain up at 7.30 p.m. and 2 p.m. for the matinee when children are invited to dress up in character and enter our competition. A free fairy wand will also be given when purchasing the programme.

Women’s Register

The National Women’s Register is a discussion group, and so much more, for all lively-minded women. We have weekly evening meetings, to discuss pre-arranged topics, in each other’s homes around Falkirk District. In addition we have monthly morning excursions to cafes and through the summer fortnightly evening walks. On Wednesday, April 29 we will be discussing aspects of life in Japan. New faces are very welcome. If you would like to come along please call Alison on (01324) 631363.

Braveheart Walks

The wonderful Helix Park night walk takes in the various sights and wildlife of the area, including the Kelpies. Meet in the Falkirk Stadium car park for 7 p.m. where our walk leaders look forward to seeing you there for this one hour long walk. For more information call (01324) 673703. Braveheart’s beautiful walk around Callendar Park every Monday, leaves from Callendar House at 2 p.m. There is a slow 30 minute walk or a one hour walk of more brisk pace. Come along and meet our Walk Leaders, and friendly walkers where you can enjoy a cup of tea and a scone in Callendar House after your walk.

Lodge St John

At the regular meeting of Lodge St John No. 16 on April 14, the RWM Ronnie Forsyth welcomed everyone into the Lodge. One candidate was advanced to the M.M. Degree in a dignified and solemn manner by the Past Masters of the Lodge headed by PM Stuart Gillies. A presentation was then made to Rev. John Jenkinson on his retirement as Senior Chaplin of Prov. Grand Lodge of Stirlingshire. R.W.M. Reg Sutherland of Lodge Griffin replied on behalf of the visitors. The next meeting will be on Tuesday and will be a M.MM Degree and will be carried out by the Brethren oif the Loch Lomond 1483. The Lodge will tyle at 7.30 p.m. All visitors welcome.