UPTON & KEXBY: Friendship Club

Members were given a talk by Mr Knight on electricity, he spoke of the history of electricity, saying that 1100 BC electricity had been found in static electricity.

The first power station was in Godalming in Surrey in 2881. In 1904, a station powered by steam engines to generate power was in Brighton. The uses of fuses and the RCD were explained. The quiz at the Rose and Crown next Thursday will be for the club to buy a television set for the club. Mrs Doris Jubbs, chairman thanked Mr Knight for coming to talk to the club.

The next meeting is on Thursday 5th February, when the speaker is Rev D. Cotton.


Last week was for the Vitality group, £ 160 was raised, including other fundraising. Winners were tho “Oblong Table” & “Bernards Gang.”

This week is in aid of the Friendship Club.


Sunday 1st February, Church - Holy Communion at 9.30am.

Chapel - Service at 10.30am with Tim Smith.

Upton Parish Council

The council met in the Methodist Schoolroom on Tuesday evening, when all councillors were present, the WLDC councillor J. Milne and one member of the public.

The public forum prior to the council meeting heard of a thank you for the new street light on Cade Lane and of litter picking on Cow Lane. The council were asked if more information could be received for the newly updated web site, the clerk to write to all secretaries of organisations, asking for information.

The council were pleased that highways had repaired the old post office corner and the footpath to Kexby. The steps to the war memorial were being investigated. The old phone box had been reported but as yet nothing had been heard.

L. Alsop was thanked for her organisation of the Christmas Market. 12 organisations received £124, members asked if a balance sheet had been sent to organisations. A neighbourhood watch meeting had been held but response was disappointing. J. Allen had enquired about transport, also a walking group was to be formed. A newsletter to be sent out in March, when election nominations for parish council may be requested. Next meeting March 10th 2015.