Appleton Fields Association
In 2020 the Appleton family donated the field and wood adjacent to Newburgh Sports Club in Cobbs Brow Lane for recreational use. The gift is a memorial to Charles and Kathleen Appleton, who lived in Newburgh for many years, and to great uncles.
The land is gifted “for the use and enjoyment of the people of Newburgh and with a view to maintaining and enhancing its ecological value.”
The site is owned by Newburgh Parish Council and managed by the Appleton Fields Association formed by a groups of residents in 2021.
Initial work has included considerable thinning of the wood and maintenance of the meadow. Long term plans are being developed.
For more information contact Chris Hayes, Chair of the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Moore, Secretary, at email@example.com
Douglas Valley Lions Club – Lions are groups of individuals who join together in Clubs and endeavour to meet many of the challenges faced by the vulnerable in society who are less able, less advantaged, and/or have special needs – this is done within local, national, and international communities. Meets on first Wednesday of the month at Briars Hall Hotel, Lathom and on third Wednesday of the month at the Red Lion Hotel, Newburgh – contact Lion Evan Wm Jones Tel 0345 8335739; and/or http://www.lionsclubs105cn.org.uk and/or http://www.lionsclubs.co and/or http://www.lionsclubs.org
Newburgh Morris A women’s traditional dance side, we perform at local events and travel to dance with other teams. New members – dancers or musicians – always welcome. Practice night Tuesday. Contact Barbara Barclay Tel 01257 436615. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links with other local traditional dance and folk groups:
Regency ReJigged perform traditional English country dance in period costume www.regency-rejigged.org.uk
Ormskirk Folk Dance Club: www.ormskirkfdc.org.uk
Little Longborough Dance Club www.littlelongboroughdanceclub.org.uk (meet fortnightly 8 – 10.00pm at Rainford Village Hall).
General information about folk events in Lancashire: www.lancashirefolk.co.uk
Room at the Top is Newburgh’s own folk club offering an evening of any type of acoustic music or poetry, held at the Red Lion, Newburgh every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 8.15pm to 10.30pm. All welcome, whether you play, sing, read or simply sit back and enjoy the evening. From 10.30pm till 11pm we run a session where people who don’t perform in public can join in with some well-known songs to improve their singing and playing. Help is given to them with chords and playing technique during this half hour. Admission £1 including raffle. Contact Mark Dowding or Maggi Huyton on 01257 464215.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: The club has returned to the Red Lion following the lockdown imposed by the virus. We are restricting numbers to 20 to maintain distance between people in the room and therefore we would be grateful if you could phone or email email@example.com to book a place before you turn up as you may not be able to get in on the night if the room is full. These are the rules of the club which the Red Lion have endorsed. On the first Monday of the month we are having a Zoom meeting by request to keep in contact with our friends who have joined us over the past 2 years or so but the other nights are at the pub.
Newburgh Sports Club, King George V Playing Field, Cobbs Brow Lane, Newburgh WN8 7ND
Football: Newburgh Harrock United – Saturday League 1st team. Olympic FC – Sunday. Junior football (Under 11s, 12s and 13s). If interested in playing at Newburgh Sports Club please contact Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665
Running: Newburgh Nomads – road, trail, cross-country and fell running. Organise annual Ashurst Beacon trail race and Harrock Hill race series. Meet each Tuesday at 19:30 at the sports club, all abilities welcome. Contact Wally Coppelov – Tel 01695 580955 firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Kennedy – Tel 01704 895374 email@example.com
Darts and Dominoes every Friday starting in August playing in the Burscough League; new players welcome. Please contact Andy Birks Tel 07484217451
Club facilities: Recently refurbished Club room, licensed bar, pool, darts. Small kitchen facilities. Changing rooms and showers. Club available for hire (£60) for funeral wakes, christenings, birthdays and other social functions. Meeting room available for group events. Tel 01257 463715 or Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665 email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com https://newburghsportsclub.weebly.com/
Club opening times: Weekday opening times depending on sporting events; Saturday 12.30pm to 12am; Sunday 12.30pm to 11pm. Occasional special functions with late bar. Other times by arrangement. Tel 01257 463715 or Doug Birks Tel 07825 558665
Newburgh Women’s Institute: Meets at 7.30pm on third Monday of the month in Newburgh School for interesting talks on a wide range of subjects, followed by refreshments and chat. Outings to theatres, concerts, stately homes, gardens and a summer mystery tour with a meal out. WI book group meets at 8pm on the first Monday of the month.
Contact Mavis Sudworth Tel 01257 463242 or Jackie Kindon Tel 01257 463848. (Book group contact Pauline 01257 462884; Craft group contact Linda 07805 982716 or Jean 07914 447155; Walking group contact Mavis 01257 463242)
Over 60s Club:Meets at 1.30pm usually on second Friday of the month in the Newburgh Church Vestry. Contact Margaret Swift Tel 01257 462629
Parbold and Newburgh Garden Society: Meets monthly on Wednesdays at Parbold WI Hall. Speakers on topics to help you manage and enjoy your garden. Annual plant sale in May offering annual and hardy plants raised locally – many by the Society’s members – and sold at very reasonable prices. Society always willing to help with gardeners’ problems. Contact David Pennington 01704 821984.
Young people’s groups
(See also Newburgh Sports Club, Newburgh Church and Newburgh School)
56th Newburgh and Dalton Group
Scouts For boys and girls aged 10 1/2 – 14 years. Meet Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm at Newburgh School. Contact Stuart Carlson 07538 777837 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cub Scouts For boys and girls aged 8-10 years. Meet Mondays 6.30pm – 8pm at Newburgh School. Activities include climbing, archery and swimming. We take part in Ormskirk and West Lancs District activities. Annual St George’s Day parade at Coronation Park. Contact Phil Atty Tel 07595 056726.
Beavers For boys and girls aged 6 – 8 years. Meet Thursdays 6pm – 7pm. Contact Julian Pletts Tel 07434611699; email email@example.com
Guides Age 10 years and upwards. Meet Tuesdays 7.30pm-9pm at Newburgh School. Activities include games, crafts, outings, outdoor activities including camping and occasional District events. Contact Jean Holmes – Tel 01257 463763.
Brownies Age 7-10 years. Meet Tuesdays 6pm-7.30pm at Newburgh School.
Activity days, Brownie Revels, outings including pantomimes, and occasional District events. Contact Elizabeth Taylor 07712761797
Rainbows Age 5 to 7 years. Meet Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Parbold Hut on the Hill. Games, songs, crafts, trips. Contact Julie Munro – Tel 01257 462532.