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Annual General Meeting 23 July 2014

by gyca on 19/07/2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Grappenhall Youth and Community Association will take place on Wednesday July 23rd at 7.30pm in the sports bar.  Everyone is welcome.

Copies of the Audited Accounts for both The Bellhouse and the GYCA are available to view on line here :

GYCA GYCA Accounts 2013 – 2014

The Bellhouse BHC Accounts 2013 – 2014

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Vintage Afternoon Tea Party

by gyca on 02/07/2014

The newly introduced Vintage Afternoon Tea party has got off to a flying start. Held on the 4th Wednesday in the month the over 60′s can come along and enjoy homebakes and tea in the traditional manner using china crockery for just £2 per head. Booking essential on 01925 268633

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‘Home and Away’ Grappenhall at War 1914 – 1918

Saturday 15th November 11am to 4pm

 In the Olde Barn Grappenhall Community Centre

 Café open all day serving home bakes,  teas and coffees.

 Free Entry

An exhibition depicting what life was like for those living in Grappenhall and Thelwall during the years 1914 – 1918 while the men were away fighting and what life was like for the men who were away fighting in the trenches of France. The aim of the event is to commemorate the contribution of those that served on our behalf, regardless of whether or not they returned home.

The event is being organised in conjunction with The Grappenhall Library and the Grappenhall Local History Group, but will also feature exhibits from Grappenhall Pre-school, St Wilfrid’s Primary School, St Wilfrid’s Church and other local organisations.

The Olde Barn will be suitably decorated with vintage bunting, WW1 posters and newspaper cuttings.  There will be displays of mementos and artefacts (kindly loaned by local residents) including maps and medals. Transcripts of interviews held with elderly members of the community who have had memories handed down to them through their family. Grappenhall Local History Group will give an illustrated talk and have annotated photographs with short stories on view with a roll call of the known inhabitants who went to fight and also those who failed to return, together with photos of war graves and memorials both here and in France. During the afternoon there will be readings from Diaries at the time, finishing with a concert of WW1 songs.

We would welcome input from any members of the community who have memories they would like recorded or artefacts that they could either loan or have photographed for this event.

More details  can be obtained from www.grappenhall.com or from Grappenhall Library. Or by phoning Pauline on 01925 268633

 

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World Cup

2 June 2014

World cup fever is upon us with the start of some friendly warm ups.  Dont forget that we will be showing all England games on the Big Screen in HD including the all important first game England V Italy on Saturday 14th June kick off at 11pm.  We have  a BBQ planned from 8pm and a […]

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18th Annual Grappenhall Beer Festival 16th & 17th May 2014

14 March 2014

This year will be the 18th Annual Beer Festival at the Grappenhall Community Centre and will take place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th May 2014. We have a selection of over 30  Real Ales, Ciders, Bottled Beers, Wine and Soft Drinks for drivers. There will be three sessions as usual: Friday night from 7.30pm […]

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Upgrade To Main Bar Area

18 February 2014

For those of you who regularly visit The Bellhouse you will have seen that just before Christmas we unveiled the new Lounge Area at the top end of our bar, complete with comfy sofas a fire and ambient lighting.  The comments we have received since completing this work have been marvellous, everyone loves it and […]

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The Bellhouse – New Sign

17 May 2013

You may notice some changes in the coming weeks.  The sign has changed and we are now known as   THE BELLHOUSE instead of the Bellhouse Club.  THE BELLHOUSE is a traditional village pub open to all.  We look forward to this bringing more customers of all ages to enjoy our facilities at a time that […]

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Grappenhall Beer Festival – 17th to 18th May 2013

12 February 2013

This year will be the 17th Annual Beer Festival at the Grappenhall Community Centre and will take place on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th May 2013. We have a selection of  Real Ales, Ciders, Bottled Beers, Wine and Soft Drinks for drivers. There will be three sessions as usual: Friday night from 7.30pm to Midnight […]

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Fund Raising

16 October 2012

The GYCA received a grant from WREN to upgrade our heating back in August, but in order to access this grant we have to raise £7,500 extra to top it up.  During the past 8 weeks the work has been going on to replace the central heating boiler in the Club House which serves all […]

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Refurbishment of Sports Hall

10 July 2012

In June 2011 we were awarded a Big Lottery Grant for £9000 for the refurbishment of the gym/sports hall at the GYCA. All users of the hall were invited to a meeting to discuss what they would like to see done by way of improvements to the hall and the result is fantastic. We have […]

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