We aim to take photographs of all the local events and activities in our community. Some readers have kindly sent in pictures of their holidays which you may enjoy viewing as well.
The Altrincham Festival took place in July and our photographer was there to capture the days festivities.
All of the pictures have been uploaded onto our website www.haahandbook.co.uk and are available to download free of charge.
All of our pictures are available to download for free.
“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke
At the very end of last month the clocks ‘sprung’ forward and British Summer time officially began and the evenings have now become lighter.
The name for the month of April originally came for Aprilis which means to open which is very appropriate because in so many places the trees and flowers begin to bloom and go on to flower during the month of April. When April arrives our hearts are usually full of thoughts of new and fresh beginnings. We may have some April showers but the showers are refreshing and invigorating because we know the sunshine will return soon…..fingers crossed.
Some famous people from years gone by were born in April such as William Wadsworth, the English poet was born April 7, 1770. Leonarado da Vinci, Italian painter, sculptor and scientist was born April 15, 1452, Adolf Hitler, dictator of Germany was born April 20, 1889 and William Shakespeare, the playright, was born on April 23, 1564.
As it is St Georges Day this month our local churches will be holding special St George’s Day parade services in and around your area on Sunday 24th of April.
We must not forget the thousands of people who will be taking to the streets of Manchester on Sunday 7th April for the Manchester Marathon. They will be raising thousands of pounds for charities as well as putting their bodies through an incredible feat. Our front cover picture shows the comradary that takes place amongst spectators and runners, although I think the real 118 runner in the middle carried The Brook team up the hill rather than the other way round. Good luck to everyone who takes part and I am sure the streets of Sale, Altrincham and Timperley will be lined with people cheering them on. I know I will be.
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