An Afternoon with Amabile Girls Choir at Low Wood Bay

Amabile Girls Choir

Amabile Girls Choir

On Sunday 14th July Low Wood Bay will be hosting an afternoon of music from the award winning Amabile Girls Choir. Proceeds from the event are to go to their chosen charity, Barnardos.

Only a few of days before (on 10th July), Amabile will be competing at the International Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales, so we thought we would follow their progress and preparation over the next couple of months through this blog. Continue reading

Squash Tournament at Low Wood Bay

The game of squash originated in the UK around 1830 and came about after a few boys, who were waiting for their turn to play Rackets, knocked a ball around in a confined area adjoining the racquets court.

Squash-ball-300x200┬áIn 1923 H.A.L. Rudd, writing in “Baily’s Magazine”, forecast that Rackets would lose many players to Squash with the arrival of the first English Amateur Championships. He was concerned at this prospect as he considered Rackets to be a “manlier” game; Squash afforded a good “sweat” but did not demand the same skill as Rackets, in his opinion. Rudd’s forecast proved to be only too correct as Squash grew rapidly and soon left its parent sport far behind in popularity. Continue reading

Mont Blanc looms for Lancaster House Hotel Manager

Tim Bell practicing for his next charity challenge.

Tim Bell practicing for his next charity challenge.

At English Lakes we are always looking out for ways to have a positive impact on our local communities. We do this in a number of ways from policy and practice to voluntary support and raising funds for charity. We all try to do our bit, but one member of the Lancaster House always strives to take his fund raising to new heights!

Tim Bell, Lancaster House General Manager, is due to make his attempt to summit Mont Blanc between June 15 and 21. He is climbing the mountain to help raise money for local charity St John’s Hospice in Lancaster.

Lying on the France-Italy Border, and standing at 15,781ft, the notorious Alp, which is the highest peak in Western Europe, has often claimed around 100 lives each year. Continue reading