Monday meeting – speaker Paul Trickett

Monday’s meeting started with Margaret giving us not one, but two Graces. She couldn’t decide which to choose, so decided on both!  After a very tasty meal of Tomato and Red Pepper Soup, followed by Chicken, we got down to business! First up, we heard about our member’s visits to other clubs. Lyndon Heap, Acting

The Lancashire Cotton Industry – a talk by Michael Jackson

The talk in essence set out that  the Industrial Revolution started in Lancashire; in fact in Oswaldtwistle with a man called James Hargreaves who invented the Spinning Jenny The revolution started with mechanising the production of cotton materials; the Spinning Jenny increased production 8 fold Lancashire entrepreneurs and inventors were key in the formative years; Richard

Introduction to Cyber Security

A presentation by corporate member Mark Edwards who is Operations Director at Stonehouse Logic This was a really informative talk.  Here is a precis which hopefully will be useful to all members What are the threats?   How to combat? “Common Sense” said Mark; and here are some of his pointers emails be sceptical of

Ride the Lights – Blackpool

Excellent event which is held annually a few days before the Big Illuminations Switch On. There was live music promoted by Radio Wave operating opposite the tower.  Radio Wave were also organising fun events. Tina Wilkinson and her husband Neville, who came along to the event with their two daughters, got the group revved up to do

Whalley Treasure Hunt

The treasure hunt was one of Church and Oswaldtwistle (CandO) Rotary Club’s August activities.  Also it was a joint fund-raising event with the Ready 2 Network (R2N) group.  The event was based in Whalley and held on a surprisingly dry and pleasant evening on August 7th.  It comprised cryptic clues, picture clues, observation clues whilst


Jim Hargreaves, outgoing President of Church and Oswaldtwistle Rotary, at a recent meeting presented a cheque for £500 to Advocacy Focus who are based in Accrington. This organisation have been delivering independent advocacy since 1998. This money will be used to further extend Advocacy public awareness events across Lancashire. The aim of these events is


    The President change over ceremony took place recently at the Rotary club of Church and Oswaldtwistle, when outgoing President Jim Hargreaves handed the baton to new President Lennie Herbert. Jim has been a first class President and has worked hard to ensure the club achieved a very successful year. Lennie joined the club

Dr Grimes advocates sunshine!

We had a really captivating talk today from Dr. David Grimes who is a friend of our President Jim Hargreaves. David talked about Diabetes and basically said don’t let a doctor diagnose you and get plenty of direct warming sunlight.  He did add a caveat – don’t get burnt! To find out more why not

Sally Hope talks about Stonehouse Logic

  An excellent presentation by our first corporate member on her career and together with husband Mark, building an IT business, Stonehouse Logic,  over a 16 year period. Graduating from Newcastle University, early employment with Graham & Brown to setting up their own business, with 38 staff servicing 200 companies. The business is Sage accredited


At a recent Rotary meeting at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, the president of Church and Oswaldtwistle Ian McTurk, presented a cheque amounting to £653 to Sharon Crymble, fund raising manager from the East Lancashire Hospice. During a Sunday collection at the Accrington ASDA supermarket-which had been kindly authorised by the management at the store, Santa and