What a great time everyone had again.
St James’ Ladies started it all off with their coffee morning on Friday 7th September, a massive thanks to the Pensioners’ Hall who stepped in when part of St James’ Church Hall was out of use.
Once again the Alessi restaurant did us proud on Monday 10th September when 82 of us sat down for a lovely meal which raised a huge amount for Cancer Research UK.
On the Thursday evening Audley Ju Jitsu put on a very skilful demonstration with proceeds from the tickets sold and other donations going to Cancer Research UK.
It was a privilege and great experience to work alongside Aspire Housing on the Friday and the Library also pulled out all the stops for us and thanks to lots of volunteers. It was a very productive day in many ways.
Saturday started off with our parade, “what a parade” led by the fantastic Porthill Scouts Drumming Corps. It was really nice to see others take part including the Audley Parish Bowmen, Audley 77th Scouts, the Storm Troopers, Standard Bearers, the roar of the Star Bikers, the Town Crier and the Deputy Mayor and her consort. It was an honour also to have Dennis Cornes in the parade who said he wanted to represent his late wife, our lovely and greatly missed Dylis .
A huge thanks to Audley Community Centre for letting us use their car park and toilets on the day.
Also thank you to our local PCSOs, Audley First Responders and the Rotary Club of Audley for helping with the parade and looking after us during the day.
The library and their lovely volunteers were in action again doing tea, coffee, cakes, a book stall and there were also other stalls inside and outside.
Peak Pursuits were pulling in the crowds on the library car park with their climbing apparatus and that great combination of Shaun the butcher and the Audley WI were keeping everyone well fed with tasty baps and delicious cakes.
What a novelty at the Cobbles with their Purple Puddings and Purple competition. It was really nice to see so many taking part.
Margaret and Tracy with their purple stall, Tracy can be seen top right with Deputy Mayor Councillor Elizabeth Shenton, Consort Michael Shenton and Town Crier Gordon Brayford enjoying cakes on the stall. Tesco provided refreshments outside the store and the Co-op ran a raffle. Mary Cornes selling her lovely glass ware and the Audley 77th Scouts Stall. Our local Radio Station Hit Mix were broadcasting live outside the Co-op which was a real hit with everyone.
The Star Bikers were showing us their lovely motor bikes in Church Street and the Drumming band gave us another show on the Library car park, thanks also to Geoff from Horsleys for allowing the band to perform outside his shop.
Audley Parish Bowmen were giving lessons again in Leddys Field, the Deputy Mayor was very interested in learning about the history of archery from them.
St James’ Tower was open again with breathtaking views of our lovely Parish.

The opening of the
tower takes a lot of
organising so a big
thank you to those who were involved with this. The Bell Ringers were telling us all about the history of the tower and letting everyone have a go at ringing.
What a thrill it was to see Ribble 3years old and Gunner 5years old, the two magnificent Thwaites Shire Horses outside the Boughey Arms pictured below.
This year they were doing flu jabs in Audley Health Centre and the Patients Panel were making everyone so welcome and holding a raffle with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK
The festivities carried on into the evening with everyone having a good time, lovely entertainment on, and everyone being so generous when we did a tour of the pubs.

Audley Cricket Club put the finishing touch to everything with their Grand Disco and Raffle evening on Saturday September 22nd.
Please accept
my apologies if I
have forgotten to
mention anyone,
if so thank you for
being part of our
event.
I would like to
offer my personal
thanks to all the
volunteers,
helpers, sponsors
and contributors
who have been kind enough to help me over the last
five wonderful years. Due to other commitments I am
unable to carry on as the main organiser and it would
be nice if someone else could take over this role. I will
of course help them in setting everything up and in as
many other ways as I can. Please contact me on
petershore1@outlook.com if you want to have a chat
about it. The total raised was a fantastic £7256.46.
Well done everyone.
Peter Shore.