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Neston Ladies Club Day 200th Anniversary - Heritage Project Update

Published: 27th May 2014 09:51

FULL REPORT of Neston Ladies Club Day 2014 here.  

If you live in, work in or visit Neston on a regular basis, it cannot have escaped your attention that something rather special is on the horizon.

On Thursday June 5, the town will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Neston Ladies Club Day - the annual procession organised by Neston Female Society.

In the run up to this auspicious occasion, Hip & Harmony CIC have been co-ordinating a Heritage Project, involving the efforts of many partner organisations and individuals, the results of which will be coming to fruition over the next two weeks. 

By way of an update:

ANTHEM

Neston Ladies Club Day Heritage Project

'It's Ladies Day' - a song written with the help of local schoolchildren, brought to life by 100 children's voices and the talents of Paula Prytherch, Steve Daintree and Patrick Dineen.  Watch the video here.

Paula and Steve went into four local primary schools over a number of weeks to talk about Neston Female Society and it's annual Ladies Club Day. The children then contributed lines for the song, based on what they had learned. The lyrics were organised and put to music by producer Patrick Dineen.

All the participating children will each be given a copy when they return to school after the half term break.

A limited edition of CD copies of the anthem are on sale at £1 each. They will be available outside the Brown Horse on Ladies Club Day.  For more info, please contact paula@hipandharmony.co.uk.

BROCHURE

Neston Ladies Club Day Heritage Project BrochureSouvenir brochure - the cover.

A souvenir brochure has been produced, containing information, photos, newspaper clippings and the writings of local people. 

Copies are on sale now, priced at £2, at Neston Library, Neston Community & Youth Centre, The Brown Horse and Tracey's Food Hall.  They will also be on sale outside the Brown Horse on Ladies Club Day.

BUNTING

CAN Group have been into local primary schools to help children create pennants, with designs based around Neston and its history. These have now been duplicated and turned into weather-proof bunting which is now on display in the town centre.

It is envisaged that the bunting will continue to be used in future years, possibly with more designs added over time.

Neston Ladies Club Day Heritage Project - new bunting

EXHIBITION

The 'Celebrating Neston Female Society's Ladies Club Day' Exhibition is now open and will run until the end of July at Neston Library, during normal opening hours.

The Exhibition launch prompted laughter and tears in equal measure - more here.

Come along and find out all about the history of the Female Society and its annual procession.  View archive footage and flick through photos and news clippings from over the years.  Information and materials have been collated by Neston Library staff, Cheshire Archives and Local Studies and volunteers from within the community of Neston.

Free entry!

FLOWER STAVE WORKSHOPS

Neston Ladies Club Day Heritage Project flower stave workshopFlower stave workshop at Neston Primary

CAN Group have already been into local schools to show children how staves are made in the traditional way.  Now, they are inviting anyone who is walking on Thursday June 5th to come along to a workshop at Neston Town Hall.  Learn how to make your own stave - £5 for the workshop and all materials. Booking is ESSENTIAL - details here.

NESTON PLAYERS - 'A Walk Through Time.'

Slightly separate to the Heritage Project, but embraced as a 'sister' endeavour, this unmissable play provided laughter, tears and a true homage to Neston's greatest story. 

The show was a sell-out across five performances at the end of May.  A selection of reviews can be read here.

NESTON LADIES CLUB DAY 2014

A full report of Neston Ladies Club Day 2014 can be viewed here.  Includes photos and video.

Neston Ladies Club Day

See also:

Neston Ladies Day 200 - Heritage Project

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