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Edition No. 102

Date:- 07 June 2003

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Liverpool Croxteth Hall and Country Park invaded by Vikings!

BETWEEN now and June 13, visitors can travel back in time and experience an authentic Viking settlement, complete with battles, costumes and ancient-breed farm animals and to witness a replica Viking longhouse.

Schoolchildren from across the region are visiting the camp to see what life was like at the end of the first millennium. They will don Viking costumes and learn the art of wood and metal crafts along with spinning and weaving, basket making - even how to cook Viking-style. 

The pupils' fact-finding mission ties in with the National Curriculum, Key Stage 2. The camp gates will open to the public on June 8 as a special fun day between 12 midday and 5pm at Croxteth Hall. During the event, a Viking battle will be re-enacted and there will be a wide variety of other entertainment. as well. 

Martin O'Connor, Education Officer at Croxteth Hall and Country Park said:- "This is an excellent opportunity to travel back in time, step into the fascinating world of the Vikings and learn about our local Viking heritage.

Local children will meet the Vikings, find out all about their traditions and customs, and take part in a range of exciting activities. And I hope as many people as possible come along to their skirmish with the local Saxons - it will make history come alive!"

Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, Councillor Warren Bradley said, "It will be great to see the wonderful setting of Croxteth Hall and Country Park transformed into an authentic Viking world. 

It is a great way to educate youngsters in a practical way about how the Vikings used to live." 

Sefton Chamber of Commerce
Women in Business

Date;-  Tuesday 10th June
Venue:-  QV's at Victoria Leisure Club Southport (on the promanade)
Time:-  6.30pm - 9.30pm
Subject:-  'email networking'
Talk Fitting in Fitness! By Victoria Leisure
Buffet Served at 7.30pm

Every one who comes to this meeting will receive a Voucher to enjoy a day out at Victoria Leisure (vouchers will be issued on the evening)

Book in with the Chamber of Commerce 01704 531710 Chamber members £10 non-members £15 plus VAT
Culture crew
take the lead
THIS week the CLIPPER 2002 fleet of eight identical 60-foot yachts set sail on the penultimate 5th leg of the eleven-month circumnavigation and a 2,311 mile long race from Mauritius to Cape Town.

Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Raouf Bundhun, sounded the hooter on the Coast Guard Ship Guardian, to put the fleet edging closer to its journey home and to put the fleet tantalizingly close to the end of one of the most observed yacht races in recent years. 

A picture perfect race start, with light winds from the West and blue skies, saw Adam Kyffin and Liverpool Clipper's crew - boosted by Wednesday's announcement their city is to be European Capital of Culture in 2008 - on great form as they secured an excellent start.

A tight race between Liverpool Clipper and the Bristol yacht is set to see one of the closest finishes in recent race history as the fleet embarked on the route to South Africa, the remaining order was Hong Kong, London, Glasgow, Cape Town and New York.
It was a perfect setting with the dramatic mountainous backdrop and a jazz band treated packed crowds on the jetty to celebrate among the firecrackers and festivities. 
Report with thanks to Liverpool City Council


SOUTHPORT and Formby Community Health Council represent the public’s interest in local health services.

At their public meeting at 7.15pm on Tuesday 17th June 2003, at 53 Hoghton Street, Southport, the Community Health Council will be hosting a presentation on Women’s and Children’s Services by Lynn Wissett, Assistant Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Members of the public and press are most welcome to attend.

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