Memory Lane Gets Back to full-length afternoon cafe sessions

From the start of May 2022 we revert to our pre-COVID arrangement of  afternoon-only sessions (1.30-4pm).  These run for two and a half hours – just as we did before COVID.

Our first afternoon-only cafes (1.30 – 4pm) of 2022 will start at Boothtown (4th May) and Sowerby Bridge (14th May).

We want to make the most of this extra half hour – so we’re asking all of our members what they’d like to do.

Venue:
Boothtown Methodist Church
Boothtown Road
Halifax HX3 6LP
(use side entrance in Beverley Place)

Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday

£2 including refreshments

Upcoming dates:
May 4 and 18
Jun 1 and 15
Jul 6 and 20
Aug 3 and 17

For more information call June on 01422 706 373 / 07920 549 131
june@memorylanecafe.org

www.memorylanecafe.org

For the Sowerby Bridge sessions, click here

We’ve been running morning and afternoon cafes (of 2 hours each) since September 2020. We began to do this because of legal (COVID) limits on the numbers we could have in the room and we’ve continued so as to optimise space between people. We’ve been able to continue to operate these “double” cafes for the past 18 months through the efforts and dedication of our wonderful volunteer team.

Whilst COVID certainly hasn’t gone away, we are confident that we can operate safely with larger numbers in a single session. Now that winter is over we’ll focus on ventilating the room to improve air flow (also using a Carbon Dioxide monitor to measure air quality during the cafe).

We’ll continue to sanitise tables and other surfaces. Hand-sanitiser will still be provided.

We have ended the requirement for people to wear masks – but people may, of course, choose to wear them.

Thanks to all our members and volunteers for staying with us through the trials and tribulations of the past two years.

Memory Lane Cafe dates for 2022 – Boothtown, Halifax

Happy New Year from everyone at Memory Lane Cafe!

Please find the dates for our cafes in 2022.

For the Sowerby Bridge Memory Lane Cafe, please click here

We deliberately haven’t listed the times of the cafes as we are still running TWO sessions on each date (11am-1pm & 2-4pm). We have been doing this for the past 16 months because, by spreading people over two sessions, it allows us to give more space between folk in these COVID times. Currently, our plan is to continue like this until at least the end of March.

We’ll review things as 2022 progresses and will then, when circumstances are right, revert to our pre-COVID arrangements (i.e. a single 2.5 hours afternoon cafe 1.30-4pm on each of the dates).

In the meantime, if you want any more information and/or to book a place please ring June (Cafe Co-ordinator) on 07920 549131 or 01422 706373.

Memory Lane Cafe Calderdale
Charity Reg No 1178595

Boothtown and Southowram Church Easter Fair

Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church,  Akroydon, Halifax HX3 6LR  will be holding a Easter Fair on Saturday 6 April, 11:00am-2:00pm.

Enter via the main Church Door (opposite the Post Office) and entrance is FREE.

There will be lots of craft stalls along with hot food (including a vegetarian options) and fun games stalls for all the family.

Proceeds will be split between a homeless charity and the church.

Boothtown and Southowram Church Christmas Fair

Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church,  Akroydon, Halifax HX3 6LR  will be holding a Christmas Fair on Saturday 1 December, 11:00am-2:00pm.

Enter via the main Church Door (opposite the Post Office) and get your FREE raffle ticket for the chance to win this year’s entrance prize (you must be there to collected your prize on the day which will be drawn around 1:00pm)

There will be lots of craft stalls along with hot food (including a vegetarian options) and fun games stalls for all the family.

Boothtown and Southowram Church Summer Fayre

Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church will be holding the Summer Fayre on Saturday 21 July, 11:00am-2:00pm.

With stalls, games and ‘burgers in the park’ or Afternoon Tea as you choose, this will be fun for all the family.

Admission is FREE but if you wish to book a stall, prices vary but for more information email paulaprosser@btinternet.com

Easter Fair at Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church

On Saturday 17 March, 10:00am – 2:00pm Boothtown and Southowram Methodist Church, Beverley Place, Halifax will be holding their Easter Fair.

Entry is FREE and there will be lots of stalls and things for the whole family to do.
The funds raised this year will be split between the Church and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Staying Well in Boothtown – Community Open Day

Meet groups, try some taster sessions, and tell us what you want to see more of such as exercise, crafts, coffee mornings, gardening and much more at the Staying Well Boothtown Community Open Day.

Thursday 30 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At Boothtown Methodist Church, Boothtown Road, HX3 6EU

Call Andrew Mitchell on 01422 356365 for further details or just turn up on the day

boothtown-community-open-day