Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Burton's 37th Annual Onion Show is this Sunday!

Sunday 6th October sees this year's annual Onion Show taking place at the Kings Arms at Burton in Kendal.

For 37 years the annual Onion Show has raised money for Burton Children's Sports Committee, which organises the annual village bonfire night and fireworks, family discos, and the annual sports day and carnival parade.

This year's show has an amended range of classes, and a huge list of items for the auction. Download the PDF list from here: Onion Show Class List

Entries need to be in between 10am and 12 noon. Judging starts at 12 noon. Auction of promises and entries starts at 2pm.

Friday, 27 September 2013

CraftMarket 2013 at Burton Memorial Hall this weekend!

CraftMarket 2013 at Burton Memorial Hall is THIS WEEKEND! Stallholders can set up from 8am each day. Open to the public from 10am - 4pm both days. Free public parking in the Memorial Hall car park and the Royal Hotel car park. Vintage tearoom open 10am - 4pm both days.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Wheels 4 Alex Quiz Sheets on sale NOW!

The Wheels 4 Alex Quiz!

The Wheels 4 Alex Quiz Sheets are now on sale, price £1 each. Each sheet has 50 questions - 46 of them have a connection with the word Alex, the remaining 4 have a connection with the word wheels - it's up to you to work it which is which and answer the questions. Each answer has an indication of the number of words needed for it. Some you'll know immediately, some may need a wee bit of thinking about, and a few will tax your little grey cells! If you get stuck, the answers to every question may be found by using internet search engines, so don't despair!!!

The quiz sheets need to be returned to us by 1st December, 2013, and there are small cash prizes for the first three all correct entries out of the hat. All profits from the quiz (that is all sales minus the prize monies) are going to the Wheels for Alex Campaign Appeal in aid of the new powered outdoor wheelchair for Alex Doherty. See www.wheelsforalex.org for more details of the appeal.

If you would like to buy a quiz sheet, you can find them on sale at:
Burton Village Store & Post Office, Burton-in-Kendal
The King's Arms Hotel, Burton-in-Kendal
Mossdale Services on the A6 at Hale

Or, if you would like to buy one but are not local, we can post you one out for £1.50 (£1 for the quiz & 50p 2nd class postage) payable by PayPal (you can use the button below). If you would like multiple copies of the quiz, we can send up to 10 quiz sheets to you for the same postage rate of 50p, so just select the number of sheets you require and add the postage to the cost. Or if you don't like using PayPal simply send us* a £1 in an envelope along with a pre-stamped addressed return envelope and we'll post one to you.

*Address to post to is Wheels 4 Alex Quiz, c/o BurtonWeb,
4 Drovers Way, Burton, Carnforth. LA76 1HU

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wheels for Alex website is now online!

The Burton-based campaign, Wheels for Alex, has a shiny sparkly new website, where you can keep up to date with the latest news, amount raised, and find a list of the events which are planned to raise more funds towards this amazing set of wheels to keep Alex mobile. Why not pop over and see them and maybe make a donation whilst you are there too?

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wheels for Alex Campaign - Please Help!

The Wheels 4 Alex Campaign has launched, with the aim of raising £9,000 to buy Alex, who has Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, a Boma 7 Off-road Wheelchair.

Five years ago, Burton in Kendal villager Alex Doherty was diagnosed with Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis at the age of 44.  At that time, this father of two young children had his own business as a Professional Outdoor Activities Instructor, working, among other things with companies to encourage teambuilding. He was a highly active person who enjoyed climbing, mountaineering and adventure holidays in his spare time. The effect of this devastating disease has been shockingly rapid over the last five years. Alex is doing everything ‘he can’ to slow down this progression but he is now barely able to use his legs, so we are asking for your help in the Wheels for Alex Campaign, to raise £9,000 to buy Alex some wheels!

You can read more about the Wheels for Alex campaign on our page here: http://burtonweb.org.uk/viewpage.php?page_id=46

If you want to help in any way, the campaign team will be delighted to hear from you:

The wheelchair the Wheels for Alex Campaign wants to buy for Alex:

Protest of Flowers at War Memorials

Families with former and serving members of the armed forces placed flowers at the Burton war memorial today, in memory of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier murdered in Woolwich on 22 May 2013.

The murder of Lee Rigby, a serving soldier, in Woolwich on 22 May 2013, sent a shock wave through the country, especially within families who have members serving in the military forces. By placing flowers at every war memorial throughout the country we hope to show both that we support our armed service personnel wherever they may be based, and that terrorism in any form will not bring us down.

Anyone who would like to support the campaign is asked to lay flowers at the war memorial. The campaign's webpage may be found here: www.facebook.com/events/148533981999928/ 

Monday, 27 May 2013

Children's Sports Day rained off

How sad that, after a few days of fine sunny and warm weather, the cold and wet returned today, causing the abandonment of the annual children's sports day races and stalls today (Spring Bank Holiday Monday). After all the hard work and planning by the sports committee the SPACE-themed parade made its way round the village before the clouds gathered again, the rain poured down, and races were stopped. The stall holders battled on awhile, but by 2.30pm they had accepted the inevitable and were packing everything away.

Some damp Daleks lay in a trailer, the TARDIS was parked on someone's driveway, and the chairs and tables were loaded back into vans for their return trip to the Memorial Hall. Lots of the younger men from the village were out doing a sterling job in horrible conditions, whilst some of the mums and kids sheltered on the bowling pavilion terrace, whilst others had given up and gone home.

Those looking after the still well-stocked burger and bun stall were planning how to migrate it all over to the Hall for tonight's family disco, whilst the team with the stop-me-and-buy-a-coffee bicycle stall were tipping water off their canopy before heading for a drier place. This is such a busy and popular event, and it's sad when it's rained off like this, but at least everyone will have this evening's family disco to look forward to in the Memorial Hall... and there may be a few burgers going too!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Oh what a night!

I make no apologies for stealing a song title to describe last night's gig at the Kings Arms in Burton, as it was such a fab night of music and songs.

Southend's finest (who are both now Cumbrian residents), Mickey Jupp and Mo Witham played for almost 3 hours in the bar, getting through a 3-part set list of some 25 songs, many of which were written by Mickey himself.

People came from near and far to listen, there were even fans from London, the Midlands and Ireland! Mickey and Mo clearly enjoyed the intimate atmosphere of the bar, as well as the excellent beer, and the audience obviously enjoyed their performance!

For anyone who missed the night, never fear, as Mickey and Mo will be back - they are taking part in an event later this year in the Memorial Hall - more details will be available soon.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Lots happening in Burton in 2013!

This looks like being a very busy year in Burton, as lots of events are planned by a host of different groups and societies. We try to bring you an up-to-date listing on our What's On page on BurtonWeb, but we do not always know every detail, so if you have something planned, please drop us a line via the website and tell us what you are doing. We'll be happy to add it (for free) to the events listing for you.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Silverdale & Arnside Art & Craft Trail 2013

We've been asked to share the info below about a forthcoming event in a neighbouring community:

"The annual Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail is taking place from Friday 28th June until Sunday 30th June 2013.

Local exhibitors who wish to register for this event and/or to find out more go to www.silverdalearttrail.co.uk and click on ‘exhibitor login’.

Alternatively, you can contact Debbie Copley on 01524 702563 or via email on trail@silverdalearttrail.co.uk

The deadline for online registration is midnight on Wednesday 28th February 2013."