TENANTS at Portland Court flats in New Brighton held a 1930s-themed party to mark the 80th anniversary of the building’s opening.

Organised by the leaseholders and tenants’ committee, last weekend’s event featured a competition for the best / most authentic thirties male and female outfits.

The lobby was decorated with bunting, period photographs and extracts from 1930s magazines. 

There was also a quiz based on the period. The buffet featured a selection of Thirties delights such including 'devils on horseback' and stuffed eggs, Spam, KitKats, blancmanges, jellies and nibbles on cocktail sticks.

A spokesman for the committee said: "The block of flats was built in 1937/38 after the demolition of Ewart House in 1937, then being marketed before the end of 1938, so it was only proper that the party had a Thirties theme.

"A good number of attendees had dressed up in attire reminiscent of the 30s and prizes were awarded to the best dressed man and best dressed woman.

"The ladies in particular had gone to great lengths to achieve authenticity and looked splendid."

Hoylake 10k

THE Hoylake 10k fundraising coastal run takes place this weekend.

The hugely popular Globe-backed event, now in its 20th year, will take place along the town’s promenade on Sunday.

It will start opposite Hoylake Community Centre, in Hoyle Road, at 11am, on the day.

For full details on how to enter the run, you can email Paul Robinson at uts.paulrobinson@ gmail.com or call him on 632 6409.

Sign language

A BRITISH Sign Language meet up group takes place in Mayer hall, Bebington every Monday evening.

It is a chance to build on, and develop sign language skills in  a fun relaxed atmosphere. All levels of sign language users welcome. It starts at 6.30pm.

For more details, phone or text 07986656178.


TICKETS are now available for Wallasey-based St Paul's Musical Theatre Company's production of Lionel Bart's classic Oliver!

Staged at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from October 25 to 27 it features the songs Food, glorious food and You’ve got to pick a pocket or two.

Tickets from the group’s ticket secretary on 342 4718 or box office on 643 8757.

Townswomen meeting

NEW Brighton Townwomen’s Guild meets this Thursday at Emmanuel Church Hall in Seabank Road, Wallasey.

Starting at 1.45pm it features a presentation from a guide dog user about her adventures with her dog. There will also be tea, cake and raffles.

Open day

THE Friends of Heswall Dales are holding an open day at the nature reserve this Saturday from 11am until 3pm.

Full details online at www.heswalldalesfriends.co.uk.

Garden society

HOYLAKE & District Gardening Society meets next Thursday (September 20) 7.30pm at St Michael & All Angels Church Centre, Newton.

Sue Beesley will give an illustrated talk on Autumn in the Perennial Garden.

Admission £2, including refreshments.

Welsh Society

BIRKENHEAD Welsh Society meets a week on Monday, September 24. Meetings will take place at Seion Chapel in Laird Street, Birkenhead, starting at 7.30pm. Details from the group's secretary on 644-0419.

Acting classes

ACTING classes will be held at Hoylake Community Centre on Thursdays. Details from www.adultactingclasses.co.uk, call Martin on 07788 723570 or martin@adultactingclasses.co.uk

Organ recital

INTERNATIONALLY-renowned organist Professor Ian Tracey will give an organ recital at St James' Church in Albion Street, New Brighton this Friday. It starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets, £12 for adults, £6 for 16-18 year olds, and no charge for under 16s. Proceeds to church restoration fund.

Details from 639 5468.

Ten pin

THE new Ten Pin Bowling season in New Brighton has started. Old and new members are welcome.

Details from Sue on 0151 677 2220 or just come down on the night.

Support group

A WEEKLY group to support breast feeding mothers will be held at Hoylake Parade Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake from next Wednesday. Details, 632 2889.

Ukulele classes

UKULELE classes are held at Charolotte's Brightside Community Centre in New Brighton.

Details from www.wirralukuleleclub.com or Clive on 07853288809.

Bowling season

THE New Brighton Ten Pin Bowling season starts this Thursday at 10am. New Members are welcome.

Details from Pauline on 677 3079.

Italian evening

AN Italian event for the Bible Society will be held at the Parish Hall of St Hildeburgh’s in Hoylake next month.

Taking place at the Stanley Road venue on Saturday, October 6 it starts at 7.30pm.

There will be supper and entertainment. Admission by ticket only, £10 per person, bring your own drinks. Details from 632 6131.

Join the club

NORTH Wirral Probus Club invites retired ladies and gentlemen to join its monthly luncheons in the function suite of Manor Restaurant, Greasby on second Tuesday of each month.

Details from Reg Chapman on 677 4219.

Accordion club

WIRRAL Accordion Group is looking for more members. It meets on Tuesdays at 7pm.

Details from 608 3273.

Greasby townswomen

Greasby Townswomen's Guild meets next Wednesday at Greasby Methodist Church from 2-4pm.

The group holds talks, social events, a lunch club and outings.

Welsh Society

BIRKENHEAD Welsh Society will meet this Monday (September 24).

The meetng will take place at Seion Chapel in Laird Street, Birkenhead, starting at 7.30pm.

The group extends a warm welcome to all Welsh speakers and learners, old members and new faces. Further details from secretary on 644-0419.

RAFA club

THE Wallasey Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) Club is looking for new members.

It meets on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 8am-11pm and Sunday from 2-5pm. Details available on the club’s facebook page, RAFA Wallasey, or Ron Mooney on 07793 017 376.

Players wanted

WIRRAL Table Tennis League needs players for the new season in September.

Call the chairman on 07446 839 505 or email: davidandlizh@ talktalk.net. Details from the website tabletennis365.com/wirral.

Ladies bowling

IRBY Park ladies bowling club is seeking new members. Full details from Brenda on 648 5064.

Iron Maidens

THE Iron Maidens ladies group meets every second Wednesday of the month and is looking for more members.

Meetings take place at Serpentine Family church in Liscard Road, Wallasey from 7.45-10pm. Details on the group's Facebook page, The Iron Maidens WI Liscard.

Make new friends

DO you sometimes wish for a better social life? If so, 'Ex-Nexus' social group meets every Wednesday night at 8pm and is looking for more people to join.

It is a chance to make a new circle of friends.

Details from Brian on 648 1516 or Mary on 01244 531 874.

To advertise your event for free on our community noticeboard, email Craig at cmanning@wirral-globe.co.uk or call 649 4050