Maghull Wind Orchestra Fundraise for Woodlands Hospice

Maghull Wind Orchestra put on a concert at Maghull Town Hall on 28th October to help the Mayor of Maghull raise money for her charity Woodlands Hospice.


The concert was Halloween themed and many of those in this large and excellent orchestra dressed up for the occasion.

These photos are not particularly good as the light levels were very low but have a look at Phil their conductor dressed as a pumpkin! Cllr. Jen Robertson can also been seen with her cat ears amongst witches and a skeleton.



Lydiate – Scarecrow Festival at Church View Farm

Mm, the link above to the Ormskirk Advertiser, says it was in West Lancs but Lydiate is firmly in Merseyside, however, the story makes for some good background to what has happened and why over the past weekend.


Edie Pope, a Lydiate Parish Councillor and well known local farm shop proprietor, certainly put on a show with many people, groups and schools bringing their own scarecrows for display with a Halloween theme. And it drew massive crowds throughout the weekend with cars having to be parked in the field next door to the display.


It was all in a good cause – Woodlands Hospice – and Edie had the support of Maghull’s Mayor Joan Deegan, a fellow fund raiser for Woodlands, who judged the scarecrow competition.

The photos above and some others from the festival are amongst my Flickr shots at:-

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