MORETON-based author Edward Denmark reflects on the laughs and tragedies of his childhood in a new book.

We spoke in whispers - which is due to be released next week - charts the Falkland War veteran's experiences of growing up in the 1960s and 70s.

The book's press literature reads: "With such a large family life was desperate from the start.

"However desperation was to become the least of his young worries when alcohol addiction took control of his mother's life.

"Remarkably he still found moments to laugh and be happy.

"It really is a journey of contrasts from utter sorrow and sadness to

hilarious escapades."

On his new book Edward said: "On the whole, this book shows that despite hardship, determination will always get you through."

The book follows the success of his first book Not for queen and country, which tells of his time in the army during the Falklands war.

Arts and crafts

PENINSULA Arts & Crafts Association's handmade fair will be held at The Coach House in Royden Park, Frankby this Saturday and Sunday. It is open from 10am to 4pm on both days. Free entry.

Band night

The Paul Mirfin Band will be stopping at St James church, Albion Street, New Brighton as part of its This Train Tour on this Saturday, September 16 September, at 7pm. 

The band has a distinct sound that blends American Country porch music with folk rock and bluegrass.

The tour follows the release of their unique version of This Train is Bound for Glory so join them for an evening of compelling music that will lift your spirits.  Entrance £8.  Information from 0151 639 5844.

Hoylake 10

THERE is just over a week to go until this year's Hoylake's charity 10k fun run.

Taking place on Sunday, September 24, the Globe-backed event raises funds for a special needs club in the town. It starts outside Hoylake Community Centre in Hoyle Road at 11am.

More details about the run from or race secretary Carla Williams at or phone 0151 625 9505.

Fun day

TIXALL Ladies Bowling Club is holding a fun day this weekend in a bid to attract more members.

Beginners welcome.

It takes place at 1pm on Sunday. 

If interested ring the club’s secretary, Mrs Joan Jones 201 0221

Autumn fair

HESWALL Operatic Society's autumn fair takes place this Saturday.

It will be held from 10-1pm at 2nd Thingwall Scout HQ in Seven Acres Lane, Thingwall.

Tables are £8. Contact 0151 648 3457.

Flower club

NIGEL Whyles will give a demonstration entitled shaken not stirred as Hoylake Flower Club's guest this Tuesday.

It takes place at Melrose Hall in Melrose Avenue, Hoylake at 7.30pm. Admission is £5. More details the club secretary at or 364 4554.

Charity concert

THE Dellarte ensemble are in concert for Claire House at St George's Church in Thornton Hough on Saturday, September 23.

Founded in 2010, the Orchestra has played concerts across the North West.

Tickets for the concert, starting at 7.30pm, are from 07850 654330


MEDITATION and Mindfulness classes take place every Thursday at Hoylake Community Centre in Hoyle Road, Hoylake. They start at 7.30pm. Details from 0151 652 2210.

Theatre group

HESWALL Operatic Society is holding a new members night at its new venue on October 10.

Taking place at Kylemore Community Centre in Kylemore Drive, Heswall from 8-10pm it is also open to former members along as well.

Folk dancing

ENGLISH Folk Dancing sessions take place at Victoria Hall, Bebington behind the Acorn pub on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month.

No partners necessary.

Admission is £2 per session. Details from 0151 652 4479 or 0151 339 8854.

Civic society

DAVID Mitchell, Town Crier of Chester, is Neston Civic Society's guest when it meets later this month.

He will give a talk entitled For Crying Out Loud! at the United Reformed Church Hall, Moorside Lane, Neston on Thursday, September 21 at 7.30pm.

Details Janet Griffiths 0151 336 5478 or janet.griffiths.ncs@

Bowlers needed

TEN pin bowling league is looking for new members.

Sessions take place on Tuesdays at 7.45pm. Details from Sue on 677 2220.

Martial arts

JEET Kune Do Martial Arts School Wirral is looking for more members. More details from Alex on 07867694084.

Musical night

WEST Kirby Light Opera Society's show A Night at the Musicals will be staged this Saturday.

Featuring tunes from My Fair Lady, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Mame and many others it takes place at Heswall Hall in Telegraph Road, Heswall. Performance starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £10, from Lingham’s Booksellers, Gould's Stationers and the hall on 0151 342 2614.

Senior swimmers

HESWALL Senior Swimming club meets every Friday from 9-11am at Calday Grange swimming pool.

Go along for a free trial session. Details from Judith on 929 5751.

Country dancing SCOTTISH country dancing sessions will take place at Royden Hall in Frankby every Monday night from September to May.

Organised by Deeside Caledonian Society they will start at 7.45pm and are open to all.

Details from 648 5054 or 677 6653.

Women's rugby

WIRRAL'S only full contact women’s rugby team Birkenhead Park Panthers is recruiting more players for the 2017/18 season.

Training is on Tuesday and Thursday.

Call 07999364546 for more details.

Adele tribute

JENNIFER Barkley performs her tribute to the music of Adele at the Anchor Inn, Irby on September 21.

Tickets are £25 per person, including welcome drink and three course meal. Arrive at 7.30pm, with show starting at 8.30pm.

To book, call 648 1698 or email enquiry@ Tickets limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

Mandolier group

THE Wirral Mandoliers meet on Thursday evenings in Wallasey and are looking for more members.

For details, call Joyce on 638 4119.


CHAIR-based exercise sessions for health and fitness are held every Monday at Christ Church Community Centre in King's Road, Higher Bebington.

They take place from 2.45- 3.45pm and include a relaxation session at the end. To book a place, call Heather on 07925076914.

Gardening club

HESWALL Gardening Society presents The Ravenhill Memorial Lecture by Paul Cook, curator of RHS Gardens Harlow Carr and ex Ness Gardens, when it meets next month.

It takes place at Heswall Hall in Telegraph Road on Monday October 2 at 7.30pm. Admission £4.

Contact Sue 342 2007 or Judith 342 7510.


WEST Kirby Grammar School Old Girls & Guys Association's annual general meeting will be held on Saturday, October 14.

Taking place in the school's Centenary Suite, it starts at 2.15pm. It will be followed by afternoon tea. Admission is £6 per person.

To book a place email or call 0151 632 1701.


A NEW term of 'meditation and mindfulness' classes will take place from September to December at venues across Wirral.

Booking not necessary. Phone 652 2210

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at or call 649 4050