Fine weather for Whaley’s Christmas lights switch-on

At 7pm on Friday 25th November, the Chair of Whaley Bridge Town Council, Cllr David Lomax led the countdown to the switch-on of the Christmas lights.

All photos shown by kind courtesy of Peter Cull._k8c1946

This was followed by carols sung by the large crowd accompanied by Whaley Bridge Band, and a performance of nativity scenes by members of Churches Together introduced by Rev Margaret Jones.





The Band then gave an impromptu performance in the Mechanics institute where a table-top fair was taking place.



Whaley Bridge Christmas Lights Switch-On 25th November 2016


We will remember them ….

Remembrance Sunday in Whaley Bridge Park

A large crowd gathered at 10.45 am

Last Sunday saw a very large turnout at the War Memorial in Memorial Park for a service of remembrance organised by the Royal British Legion and Churches Together for the fallen of this parish, and those from all countries who fought for our freedom. The service was led by Rev Margaret Jones. All photographs by the kind courtesy of Peter Cull.

Remembrance Sunday in Whaley Bridge Park

Rev Margaret Jones & the Chair of Whaley Bridge Town Council, Cllr David Lomax

Remembrance Sunday in Whaley Bridge Park

Wreaths laid by representatives of the services and civic bodies


John Cooke of WBRBL with Whaley Band leader Sheila Walton

John Cooke of WBRBL with Whaley Band leader Sheila Walton

Remembrance Sunday in Whaley Bridge Park

Whaley Bridge Band

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Furness Vale Christmas Lights Switch-On 24th November 2016


Lantern Making Workshops


Fireworks Tonight !!!!!

Don’t Forget – Fireworks tonight at the Bowling Club, Whaley Bridge.

Fireworks start at 8pm. Gates open from 6pm.


Squash Players Wanted !

With 3 squash players from Whaley Bridge already playing at a local Squash Club, based at the Disley Amalgamated Sports Club in Disley, the first and second teams are looking for new players of both sexes and all ages to provide additional depth to the squads.

Whether you are an expert or a relative beginner, the club offers an opportunity to practice, train and improve on various team nights and the opportunity to play in both second and first teams. Squads are mixed sex and mixed ages. Matches are played on a Thursday evening from 7pm, and you can turn up to training nights  on Tuesdays or Sundays as you wish.  DASC have one squash court at the moment, but plans are underway to reinstate another which is currently used for other activities. The court is bookable throughout the week, so games with other players can easily be arranged as you wish.

Squash is a superb game to be involved with and we have a really varied set of people from all backgrounds involved, which makes it a great social experience too.

The teams play in the North West Counties Squash League, with the second team (Disley 2) playing in the Division 5 South area and the first team (Disley 1) playing iin the Division 4 South East area. Individual and team progress can be monitored on the web here . It’s helpful to have transport, but lifts can generally be arranged if required.

If you’d like to get involved, please email Jon Goldfinch on .



Halloween Children’s Disco at Whaley Club Friday 28th October from 6pm


Whaley Bridge Community Fireworks on 5th November from 6pm


Five Years of Floral Creations !

This Saturday 8th October, FloralCreations in Whaley Bridge will have been open for a wonderful five years. !

Hayley Barton, who owns the shop, which is located in Whaley Bridge just next to the arched  Railway Bridge and opposite Stanways electrical, will be celebrating at the shop on the day and would like to thank all her customers old and new who have helped to make the last five years so successful.

Why not take the opportunity to visit the shop this Saturday and join in the celebrations. You can also visit them online at


FloralCreations specialize in wedding flowers and Funeral flower arrangements, and also have a range of gifts for all occasions.