This week sees the return, the return of the kids going back to school. For those parents who are just about to embark on this journey, I salute you and wish you godspeed. On the positive side, Ramsbottoms schools are decent, possibly why you moved here. I found this which was written by a Emma Robinson on Facebook, you might have heard it, if not and you’re a parent dropping your kids off at school for the first time, good luck:
Dear Teacher – Emma Robinson
I know you’re rather busy
First day back, there’s just no time
A whole new class of little ones
And this one here is mine
I’m sure you have things covered
And have done this lots before
But my boy is very little
He hasn’t long turned four
In his uniform this morning
He looked so tall and steady
But now beside your great big school
I’m not quite sure he’s ready
Do you help them eat their lunch?
Are you quick to soothe their fears?
And if he falls and hurts his knee
Will someone dry his tears?
And what if no-one plays with him?
What if someone’s mean?
What if two kids have a fight
And he’s caught in between?
You’re right, I have to leave now
It’s time for him to go
I’m sure he’ll learn so much from you
Things that I don’t know
Yes, I’m sure they settle quickly
That he’s fine now without me
I know he has to go to school
It’s just so fast, you see
It seems like just a blink ago
I first held him in my arms
It’s been my job to love, to teach
To keep him safe from harm
So, when I wave goodbye in a moment
And he turns to walk inside
Forgive me if I crumple
Into tears of loss and pride
I know as I give him one more kiss
And watch him walk away,
That he’ll never again be wholly mine
As he was before today.
Back to Ramsbottom then, well we’ve got another cafe on the horizon, this is one that popped into my peripheral vision only recently. It will be called Amelias and they are currently undergoing a bit of a renovation but planning on opening soon. They will be opening in the old Vitality Plus Health shop which has been closed for, I think around 18 months now.
It’s on Bolton Street next door to Ramsbottom Tap if you’re unfamiliar exactly where I’m referring to.
From their updates on Facebook it sounds like some electrical works have been completed so far, they’ve been working on the downstairs and presumably they’ll be having an upstairs too.
I’m not yet sure what style of cafe they’re going to be but their description on their page says they are a heartwarming independent cafe & bar in the heart of Ramsbottom. Bringing freshly baked loveliness & colour to the North West.
Speaking of renovations, did you get chance to visit The Chocolate Cafe this weekend? New owners Philip & Valerie have been working extremely hard to get the business back open since taking over. They’ve had a bit of a rocky start, firstly half of the tables that were ordered for the cafe didn’t arrive, oh and all the table legs for them.
They do have this new kids area though:
How many primary schools does Ramsbottom have?
The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion will be revealed a little later on in the podcast episode.
9:13 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
15:24 – Ramsbottom Cricket News: 🏏
Congratulations to Ramsbottom who won the T20 finals at the end of August. In the first match Ramsbottom faced Church & Oswaldtwistle with Ramsbottom winning by 81 runs As the hosts Bacup beat Rishton this meant a final between Ramsbottom and Bacup.
Ramsbottom won the toss and we opted to bat first as we had in the first game against Church. In 20 overs we made 159 for 6. After a couple of early wickets Bacup were going well until their pro was caught by Bradley Fielding for 56 leaving Bacup 98 for 3. A confident victory and a nice trophy to be had, this is the 4th time we’ve won this trophy.
17:04 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
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