Chocolate Festival

The weekend ahead of Easter is without doubt the right time for Ramsbottom to host its Annual Chocolate Festival. I went at the start on Saturday when things were still really to get going but it was clear that it was a tremendous success. The report in the Lancashire Telegraph can be read here. I was out campaigning with our excellent local government candidate for Ramsbottom Ian Bevan. In addition to a walkabout in Ramsbottom we also called in to the Spring Fair at St.Paul’s Church.

From Ramsbottom I called in to Crompton Meadows (home to Tottington St. John’s Cricket Club) to take a look at the works being carried out to install new drains on part of the outfield which is particularly prone to waterlogging.

In the evening Sue and I attended Bolton Road Methodists Church where the Ramsbottom Choral Society were performing Handel’s Messiah.

Yesterday, After attending church in the morning Sue and I attended the Palm Sunday lunch in the Parish Hall. I was later interviewed for one hour on The Politics Show on Bury’s Project 29 radio station

A day of radio……. and Christingle

If yesterday was a day of Rotary today has been a day of radio. I was on Andy Crane’s Sunday lunchtime newspaper review show between noon and 2pm aling with musician Holly Burton and comedian Joe Lycett.

Then, despite an incident where a lorry had shed part of its load on the M60 I managed to get back to Tottington for the Christingle service at St.Anne’s Church.

As soon as that was over and I had a quick cup of tea and a mince pie it was straight down to Project 29 Radio in Bury where I was on their politics programme between 4.30pm and 6pm.