2016 saw the Bicentenary of the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, and villages and towns along this historic stretch of waterway came together to celebrate this momentous occasion, and the community of Melling was no exception.
The young people of the 7th Sefton East (Melling) Scout Group enjoyed taking part in lots of fun activities and crafts at the St Georges Activity Day which took place in Lydiate on Saturday 24th April.
Melling Baptist Community Project held a Christmas Craft Night recently where people could try out making their own decorations for trees, doors, tables, etc. At each table there was a demonstration of one particular craft activity, and having succeeded at one, those who attended could move on to a different table.
The Melling Baptist Community Project recently held it’s annual Nativity. Dressing up was absolutely required, although some of the costumes may not have accurately mirrored the Bible account! Although the Bible story was told with a measure of flexibility, everybody knew who the baby was, and Mary and Joseph and all the other characters (and animals) entered into the spirit of the event.
Yet again the weather shone for us on our final clean-up of 2015. Enthusiastic volunteers clean up Melling with the children as our star pickers receiving awards for their hard work. The event ended with a lovely lunch and refreshments at the Horse and Jockey Pub.
Melling’s ‘Shoot’ Photography Group, which is run as part of the Melling Baptist Community Project, held its first exhibition on Friday 9th October in Maghull Baptist Church Hall.
On Sunday 18th October the community of Melling, along with The Mayor and Mayoress of Sefton Cllr. Stephen Kermode and Mrs Gwen Kermode, Bill Esterson MP, Ward Councillors and Police Inspector Phil Hatton, joined Melling Parish Council at the 2015 Civic Awards to celebrate the outstanding work that goes on in Melling.
Pupils of Melling Primary School have taken part in a canal clean up as part of a MADCOS (Maghull And District Community Of Schools) project.
Once again it was great to see members of the community turn out with enthusiams to help clean up the village. The Melling Big Community Clean Up was another great sucess and saw 19 sacks of rubbish collected from along the Canal, Rainbow Park, Satinwood Park, Waddicar Lane, Heyes Drive as well as other areas of the village.
The St Thomas Church fair had all the charm of a beautiful traditional country fair with delights such as home-made cakes and jams, donkey rides, traditional games, plus displays by the fantastic Morris and Maypole dancers. The highlight of the event being the crowing of the 2015 Scarecrow Festival Winners,
We are delighted to see a return of the fantastic scarecrow festival to Melling this summer.
Winners will be announced at the Melling Scarecrow Country Fayre at Melling Tithebarn on Saturday 27th June at 2pm when there will be Maypole & Morris dancing, tug o war, donkey rides, fancy dress, toys, plants, and much more. Entry to the Fayre is Free.
Residence turned out in great spirits for The Melling Big Community Clean Up and the so did the weather. Volunteers of all ages enthusiastically cleaned Satinwood Crescent and park, Waddicar Lane, Station Road, Wheeler Drive & park, Rainbow park, Tithebarn Lane, the canal towpath and other areas of Melling.
April saw the outstanding A4 Brass Quartet perform for the Melling Arts Association. The concert covered a wide repertoire including pieces composed and arranged by members of the quartet and an interesting introduction to each item was given by the artists.
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