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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.

Every Month..

 

‘The year’s at the Spring, And day’s at the morn.
Morning’s at seven: The hillside’s dew-pearl’d:
The lark’s on the wing: The snail’s on the thorn:
God’s in his heaven- All’s right with the world!  by Robert Browning

No-one knows for certain where April got its name, but it may have come from the latin word ‘apeirire’ which means ‘to open’. April is, after all, the month when the northern hempishere buds begin to open and things start to grow again after winter.

April 1st is the day everyone knows as April Fool’s Day. Not many people take into account the history of this day. Part of the origin goes back to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar we use today. Of course, many now celebrate the “New Year’s Eve” on January 1st as a result, but before the Gregorian calendar was used people would celebrate the beginning of the year on April 1st.

‘The first of April some do say, is set apart for All Fools Day;
But why the people call it so, not I, nor themselves do know.

April is also the month when we are most likely to see and hear the Cuckoo sing. The cuckoo is reputed to sing from St Tiburtius day (14th April) to St John’s Day (24th June) so keep your eyes and ears open, as the cuckoo signals the arrival of spring.

April 23rd is St George’s Day and is Englands national day. St George is the Patron Saint of England and Scouting. Our local churches will be holding special St George’s Day parade services in and around your local area on Sunday 22nd of April.

We must not forget the thousands of people who will be taking to the streets of Manchester on Sunday 8th April for the Manchester Marathon. They will be raising thousands of pounds for charities as well as putting their bodies through an incredible feat. 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.

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