September 2nd, 2019September 2019 Beechcroft news Welcome to our September addition. Welcome to our September issue. Can you believe its September already. It will nearly be Christmas. While we are talking about Christmas keep a look out for Posters for our Christmas Fete. Date to be confirmed soon. Announcement We are asking for Volunteers to help on our minibus trips outing. If you can help in anyway, please let Lisa our New Manger or Nikki our Activities Coordinator know. Thank you The end of September we will be visiting the country Germany We have had St Hilda’s church visit for our regular church service this is going really well and we have them booked all the way up till Christmas. In August we had some lovely activities planned. We saw the lovely and talented singer Tanya. She kept us all entertained with her lovely singing voice. She will be back before Christmas time to see us all again. Unfortunately The greyhounds trust had to cancel in August due to one of the dogs being to poorly to visit, we look forward to arranging another visit as soon as the dogs are fit enough to visit us. As some of you may Remember I was asking everyone if they would like a house cat, due to allergies we will not be able to have a cat at this present time, however we will re assess this in the next few months. This Month due to increase in nice weather we have been able to go for walks to the allotments, to see what they have growing. It’s been lovely to take some residents over, some have even mentioned they used to go to the allotments when they were younger and buy various fruits and vegetables, for much cheaper than now. We have been able to hand pick some apples, pears peppers. We have picked some lavender and smelt some lovely mint. As the last pub lunch went so well in June, we are going to have another pub lunch outing. We unfortunately had to cancel the one in August, but rest assured the next one in for Tuesday 17th September. We have the same list of people for the August trip. If your name isn’t on the list, but if you still would like to come on one of our pub lunches. We will be doing another one and we can add you to the next pub lunch. We have kick started some sing along sessions and these have been going down very well, so well that we have all said we need to go on Britain’s got talent. We will continue with our wine and cheese afternoons, as these afternoons always go down a treat with everybody. With the hot weather we have been having we will also be doing jelly and ice cream , ice cream afternoons as well, to help us cool down in this lovely hot weather. We are going to be holding a cheese and wine afternoon on Wendesday 18th September. All are welcome. We will also be holding a mini raffle tickets for this will go on sale Monday 2nd September. Price for the tickets are £1 a strip. We look forward to seeing you at our cheese and wine evening. More Important News It has been that much of a success that we have booked in our diary’s next year’s Summer Fete. This will be held on Saturday 18th July 2020. Pop it in your diary folks it will be another day you won’t want to miss. If you have any unwanted gifts you would like to kindly donate for our next raffle, we would be very grateful for your help. Birthdays this Month: Thursday 19th September – E M Wednesday 25th September – A R We would like to wish everyone with Birthdays this month a very big happy Birthday. We hope you all have a lovely day. Historic September by Ben Johnson Among many other events, September saw the Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III, lead the English to victory over the French at the Battle of Poitiers (pictured above). 1 Sept. 1159 The death of the only English Pope Adrian IV (Nicholas Breakspear). 2 Sept. 1666 The Great Fire of London begins in Pudding Lane and rages for 5 days, but kills only 9 people. 3 Sept. 1939 Britain and France declare war on Germany. 4 Sept. 1962 The Beatles start their first recording session at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios, London 5 Sept. 1800 The end of the Siege of Malta, as Napoleon’s forces surrender to the British following a two year long naval blockade. 6 Sept. 1620 The Mayflower sets sail from Plymouth, Devon, carrying the Pilgrim Fathers to America. 7 Sept. 1533 Birth of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. 8 Sept. 1944 The first V2 flying bombs kill 3 people in London. 9 Sept. 1513 James IV of Scotland is killed at the Battle of Flodden. 10 Sept. 1771 Birth of Mungo Park, Scottish explorer who published his ‘Travels in the Interior of Africa’ in 1799. 11 Sept. 1915 Britain’s first Women’s Institute opens in Wales. 12 Sept. 1908 Marriage of Winston Churchill to Clementine Hozier. 13 Sept 1902 Harry Jackson becomes the first person in Britain to be convicted on fingerprint evidence. 14 Sept. 1752 The first day of the Gregorian calendar in Britain. 15 Sept. 1830 MP William Huskisson becomes the first rail fatality at the opening of the Liverpool Manchester Railway. 16 Sept. 1400 Owain Glyndwr proclaimed Prince of Wales. 17 Sept. 1701 King James II of England died whilst in exile in France. 18 Sept. 1709 Birth of Samuel Johnson, compiler of the first English dictionary. 19 Sept. 1356 The Black Prince, eldest son of Edward III, leads the English to victory over the French at the Battle of Poitiers. 20 Sept. 1258 Consecration of Salisbury Cathedral. 21 Sept. 1327 Death of Edward II, murdered with a red-hot poker by his jailers. 22 Sept. 1735 Britain’s first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole moves in to 10 Downing Street. 23 Sept. 1848 Chewing gum is produced commercially for the first time. 24 Sept. 1776 The first St. Leger horserace is run at Doncaster, Yorkshire. 25 Sept. 1818 First transfusion of human blood is performed at Guy’s Hospital, London. 26 Sept. 1580 The Golden Hind arrives in Plymouth harbor having sailed round the world under the captaincy of Sir Francis Drake. Drake plundered a few Spanish ships en-route to keep morale high! 27 Sept. 1888 First use of the name, ‘Jack the Ripper‘ in an anonymous letter to the central news agency. 28 Sept. 1745 ‘God Save the King’ is sung for the first time at London’s Drury Lane Theatre. 29 Sept. 1758 Birth of Horatio Nelson. 30 Sept. 1938 Misguided British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain says, after meeting Hitler in Munich, ‘I believe it is peace for our time‘.