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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Miss Fylde Coast 2013 - Competition Results


Miss Fylde Coast 2013:
1st Jenna Howard
2nd Kendal Rae Knight (left in photo)
3rd Sophie Maseyaki (right in photo)

Miss Junior Fylde Coast 2013
 1st Ashley Wilde
2nd Ellie Lamb
3rd Georgia Graham

Other Awards:
Miss Popularity (Public Vote):
Jnr Ashleigh Wild
Snr. Caroline Cooper

Miss Sport
April Gilmartin

Miss Charity
Jnr Olivia Seed
Snr Catherine Silverwood

Best Eco Wear Costume
Kendal Rae knight

Miss Personality (voted by girls themselves)
Jnr Jasmine
Snr Eden Paige Kippax

More info:


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Memphis Belle with Swing Orchestra, Marine Hall, Fleetwood, Friday, 17th May 2013 7.30 p.m.

The Marine Hall in Fleetwood is proud to present the stage version of the Blockbuster Film "Memphis Belle" on Friday, 17th May 2013 at 7.30 p.m. Featuring Greg Francis and his Swing Orchestra and singer Lynn Kennedy.

Tickets are £15.00 per person from the Box Office at the Marine Hall.

Marine Hall

01253 887693

Review: Afternoon Tea at the Chadwick Hotel, St. Annes-0n-the-Sea, Lancashire

This delightful, family-run hotel overlooking the sea on South Promenade, St. Annes, Lancashire is surely one of the Fylde Coast's jewels.

Afternoon Tea is a particular favourite of mine and the afternoon tea at the Chadwick Hotel is particularly delicious.

A choice of tea or coffee (generous pot and hot water that so many people forget these days) with a selection of savoury sandwiches (you get to choose) and a scone with jam and cream costs £9 per person.

The larger version - tea or coffee, sandwiches, scone, jam and cream, plus cream cakes is £11.50 per person.  Very generous portions and absolutely delicious.

Booking is essential for large groups.

The Chadwick Hotel,
113 - 115, South Promenade,
St. Annes-on-the-Sea,
Lancashire, FY8 1WP.

Tel.:   01253 720061
Fax.:  01253 714455


Voce - popular music with a classical twist at Thornton Methodist Church, Saturday, 6th April 2013 7pm £7

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Listen Again: Blackpool Music Academy - Exclusive Interviews

If you missed our radio show on 103.2 Preston FM on Saturday, here's another chance to hear our fascinating interviews about the Blackpool Music Academy community project in Blackpool.

To listen, just click on the relevant sound icon below (please note - this may take longer to load if you are using a Mac...):

To find out more about Blackpool Music Academy, visit the website at

Listen Again: Best Bits From Our Radio Show From Saturday

If you missed our radio show on 103.2 Preston FM on Saturday afternoon - fear not - you can hear the best bits now on demand by clicking on the relevant sound icon below.

Unfortunately, we are not licensed to post copyrighted music on this website but you CAN hear all the fascinating chat.

Just click to listen (please note this may take longer to load if you are using  Mac...):

Ice Hockey: Flyers Battered By Barons

Saturday 9th February 2013
National Ice Hockey League Division 2 North
Fylde Flyers 4 - Solihull Barons 15
Period Scores: 1-5, 2-5, 1-5
Shots On Goal: Flyers 48 - Solihull 54
Penalties In Minutes: Flyers 40 - Solihull 32
Flyers Scorers: Janis Grinbergs 2+1, Andy Clark 1+0, Tom Murphy 1+0, Marriott, Charlton, Jones, Gillingham all 0+1

Having battled on with a reduced bench last Sunday away at Solihull and been just 5 minutes away from coming home with a point, Fylde Flyers would have been hoping for something positive in the return fixture at home on Saturday evening.

Unfortunately all they got for their efforts - playing in front of a sizeable SubZero crowd -  was broken bones, gashes and a ferrying service to the A&E department as Solihull employed highly aggressive tactics in this 4-15 reverse.

Flyers actually opened the scoring with a short handed goal after 9 minutes but by the time they scoted their second in the 35th minute, the visitors had scored 10 and were romping away with the game. 6 Flyers had to withdraw from the game with injuries in scenes reminiscent of matches with the Solihull teams of old with Chuck Taylor et al when the Barons were everybody's favourite team to hate - and it is doubtful whether all will be patched up in time for tonight's road trip to Hull.

Fylde Flyers next home game is on Saturday 16th February when they entertain Sheffield Senators at the SubZero Ice Arena in Cleveleys - 5pm face off.

More info:

Photo: Janis Grinbergs by J Lynch

NWCFL: Gate Beat The Weather

Squires Gate FC overcame the bad weather that led to neighbours AFC Blackpool's game being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch but were unable to hold out against second placed Padiham.

The visitors made most of the running but Gate defended resolutely and it looked as if they might hold on for a well deserved point. The breakthrough came after 67 minutes and a second goal on 90 minutes seemed almost unfair on a Gate side who battled so well throughout.

Squires Gate are at home again next Saturday 16th February in a NWCFL Premier Division match against bottom team Stone Dominos.

AFC Blackpool travel away to Padiham next Saturday in the 3rd round of the NWCFL Challenge Cup.

More information:

Friday, 8 February 2013

Best Kept Secrets Show On 103.2 Preston FM - 4pm Saturday!

We have a brand new time slot for our "Best Kept Secrets In Conversation" show on 103.2 Preston FM.  We are now on air at 4pm on selected Saturday Afternoons. It may be a new time but you'll still get all the usual stuff as we bring you the best of the new releases, some great music nostalgia, events news and lots of fascinating chat.

This week we talk to John Shaw about the Blackpool Music Academy, look forward to a poetry exhibition in Blackpool, hear about Paul's new ice hockey book and talk to jazz singer Lynne Foz about her latest CD release.

There's more new music from Helena Jesele, Funeral For A Friend, Skullians, Les Voix Perdus and a great double play from the A-Heads new CD "Damaged Goods" and lots more besides.

So join us from 4pm on 103.2 Preston FM this Saturday afternoon.

Unfortunately, the online stream is down at present as Preston FM is moving premises so you won't be able to listen live for the time being. However, we will post the best bits here on the website after the weekend so that you can listen again on demand.

To find out more about Preston FM, take a look at the website at

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Poetry "Taster" Exhibition 'Female Poets of the First World War', Monday, 18th March 2013, Parks Art Deco Cafe, Stanley Park, Blackpool FY3 9EQ

A 'Taster' exhibition of Female Poets of the First World War will be held at the Parks Art Deco Cafe in Blackpool's Stanley Park on Monday, 18th March 2013 from 12 noon until 4 pm.

Included will be biographical details and examples of poems from:

Margaret Rowntree from Fleetwood
May Sinclair who was born on The Wirral
Mary Webb
Cicely Fox Smith
plus some examples of female poets from  other countries
and a few more surprises. . .

The usual self-service snacks, meals and drinks will be available from the Parks Art Deco Cafe.

A special afternoon tea is also available but if you would like that please book in advance by calling 01253 395191.

Parks Art Deco Cafe
West Park Drive
Stanley Park

Tel.:  01253 395191


Blackpool Music Academy seek Friends, Investors and Sponsors

The innovative and inspirational Blackpool Music Academy is looking for people to help drive this amazing Community venture forward.

At 420 Waterloo Road Blackpool you will find:

A cafe/takeaway offering hot and cold snacks and tea and coffee
Music lessons - including singing lessons - at very reasonable prices including taking exams if you wish
Conference facilities
Recording facilities
Regular Thursday afternoon sing-alongs

So whether you are interested in taking music lessons or not why not go along, have a coffee, talk to volunteers and have a look around.   You cannot fail to be impressed.

Blackpool Music Academy, 420 Waterloo Road, BLACKPOOL, FY4 4BL

Tel. No.:  01253 695398

The Mayor and Mayoress of Wyre host The Mayor's Charity Civic Dinner and Dance, 15th March 2013 at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood

Councillor and Mrs Don LAWRENSON are hosting the 2013 Mayor's Charity Civic Dinner and Dance on 15th March 2013 at the Marine Hall, Fleetwood.

The event is black tie and starts at 7.00 p.m. with a Reception with dinner served at 7.30 p.m. and Carriages at Midnight.

Entertainment will be provided by Bill Barrow's Big Dance Combo and DJ Scottie.

Catering is in partnership with Twelve Event Management, Cleveleys.

All proceeds will go towards the Mayor's Charities 2012/2013 - Brian House Children's Hospice and Help for Heroes.

Tickets are £35.00 and bookings are being taken for circular tables of eight or oblong tables of nine, plus individuals.

For further details, please contact Andrea Mullin, Electoral and Civic Services Officer, The Civic Centre, Breck Road, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 7PU.  Tel. No.: 01253 887257 or e-mail:

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

"And did those feet" play by Les Smith and Martin Thomasson, Thornton Little Theatre, 6th - 9th March 2013

Poulton Drama present "The moving and funny story of a Community brought together by the Beautiful Game..."

A play following the story of two families during the run up to Bolton Wanderers' participation in the 1923 FA Cup Final, which was the first Cup Final to be held at the new Wembley Stadium.

This should be an amazing experience.

Tickets are available from 01253 200737

Adults:  £8

Patrons and Students: £5  and on Facebook

Prom Dress Extravaganza Evening, Marine Hall Fleetwood, Wednesday, 20th February 2013 19h.00

This should be a fabulous event - there will be stalls and a fashion show will take place at 20h.00.

Tickets £2.00  Proceeds to Brian House Children's Hospice.

Contact:  Box Office, 
Marine Hall, 
The Esplanade, 

Tel.:  01253 887693
E-mail:  marine

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Ice Hockey: Fylde Flyers 7 - Blackburn Eagles 0

Saturday 2nd February 2012
National Ice Hockey League Division 2 North
Fylde Flyers 7 - Blackburn Eagles 0

Period Scores: 4-0, 2-0, 1-0
Shots on Goal: Flyers 75- Eagles 29
Penalties: Flyers 95 - Eagles 56

Flyers Scorers:  Danny Jones 2+0, Elvis Veldze 1+1, Butcher, Caunce, Pirie, Bracegirdle all 1+0, Clark, Melbourne, Hulme, Fearon, Charlton, Grinbergs all 0+1

Fylde Flyers picked up their first shut out of the season with a 7-0 home victory over Lancashire rivals Blackburn Eagles.

It was the first game in Fylde colours for former Trafford Metros player Jason Pirie who signed on deadline day and also former Blackpool Seagull Ryan Johnston.

Pirie had a memorable debut with a goal in the first period and a statisticians' nightmare 2 minute penalty for crosschecking  plus 2+2 for roughing plus 2+2+game for leaving the penalty box all in the last minute of the second period.

By then, Flyers were 6-0 up and the result looked like a foregone conclusion.

A goal-light but action packed 3rd period saw a further 91 penalty minutes handed out - 63 for Flyers and 28 for Blackburn.

Fylde Flyers wll expect a tougher game tonight away to Solihull Barons.

The Flyers are next in home action next Saturday 9th February when they welcome the Barons back to the Subzero Ice Arena in Cleveleys for a 5pm face off.

More info:

Photo by James Birtwistle

Mid Lancs League: Highcross FC 3 - Adelphi FC 0

Highcross maintained their 3 point gap at the top of Mid Lancashire League Division One over Bolton United with a 3-0 home win over Adelphi FC.

Highcross head the table with 30 points from 15 games but Bolton still have a 100% record, having won all 9 games that they have been able to play so far this season.

More information:

Friday, 1 February 2013

North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood - Wedding Fayre Thursday, 7th February 2013 6 pm

The North Euston Hotel is pleased to announce a Wedding Fayre to showcase the hotel facilities.

This will be held on Thursday, 7th February 2013 from 6.00 pm.
Canapes and Bubbly will be served for those attending.

Entry is free but donations to the Hotel's Charity of the Year are kindly requested.

There will be a possibility to view table settings and ceremony layout at the hotel, as well as a large quantity of stands exhibiting all you need to make your special day magical.

There will also be a catwalk show of bridal attire by The Bridal Lounge in Poulton and Moss Bros

Please note there is no Tea Dance at the North Euston Hotel on Thursday, 7th February but Tea Dances will resume on 14th February.   Look out too for the North Euston Valentine Special Menu.

The North Euston Hotel
The Esplanade

Golf Legend Annika Sorenstam to serve as Honorary Host of Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am 1st - 7th April 2013

Three-time Champion eager to lend her support to golf’s first major;
Tickets for the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship now on sale to the public

One of the most iconic players in the history of golf, Annika Sorenstam, will be returning to Mission Hills Country Club in April, this time to serve as honorary host for the celebrity pro-am for the Kraft Nabisco Championship, a tournament she won three times.

The ten-time major Champion will not only play in the tournament’s pro-am, but also provide a legendary presence throughout the week as the top players in the world converge on Rancho Mirage hoping to add their name to the list of prestigious winners of golf’s first major of the year.

Tickets for the 2013 Kraft Nabisco Championship, being held April 1-7, are now on sale and are priced from $15 for the celebrity pro-am hosted by Annika, to $25 for any one-day ticket (valid Thursday to Sunday of Championship) and $225 for a weeklong badge with Clubhouse valet parking . The ultimate all-inclusive experience, the 18th Green Suites built on the water, is also on sale. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 760-324-4546.

“The Kraft Nabisco Championship has such a rich history and I’m honored to be able to play a role in its equally exciting future,” said the Hall of Famer. “While I have remained very busy with my young family and business interests since I stopped playing competitively, I will always miss the thrill of tournament week at a major championship. I’m looking forward to being back on the golf course at Mission Hills, spending time with the other players, fans, sponsors and some of my celebrity friends doing whatever I can to contribute to another exciting championship.”

Some of the celebrities scheduled to appear this year are Ray Romano, Craig T. Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna, Cheech Marin, Alice Cooper, Joe Theismann, Scott Wolf and Ron Perlman.

In addition to her role as honorary host of the Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity pro-am,  Annika will do some television work with the Golf Channel and play an important role in the fundraising efforts benefiting F.I.N.D. Food Bank, the tournament’s designated charity.

“As a three-time champion of this tournament, Annika will go down as one of the greatest champions in Kraft Nabisco Championship history and we are thrilled to have her back,” said Gabe Codding, Tournament Director of the Kraft Nabisco Championship. “I know that Annika’s presence during tournament week will serve as an inspiration to the players in the field and provide a constant reminder of this major championship’s great traditions.”