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Over the past week we have been reviewing 2014 in Audlem, featuring two months a day.

Today we look back on November and December, a time when Audlem hit headlines in Britain, across Europe and even further afield:

November 2014

  • The annual F.A.S.A Spooky Disco
  • News that Audlem NSPCC Support Group's Stapeley House lunch made a profit of around £1,300
  • Parish Council votes to acquire from Cheshire East the Playing field, Children's play area, Tennis courts and Car Park subject to further due diligence
  • Shroppie Fly starts new Sunday carvery
  • Exhibition to commemorate the start of WW1 by Audlem District History Society shows display of fascinating memorabilia in St. James's Church
  • ADAS AGM makes awards for Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year and for best gardens
  • Huge turnout for ASET Fireworks a& Bonfire on 8th November
  • ARS visit Audlem raised Giles Meadows' brewery at Wincle after its November walk
  • Buerton Parish Council proceeds with a neighbourhood plan
  • Glorious Colour weaving exhibition at Audlem Mill
  • A525 to Woore re-opens after four week closure for (brilliant) resurfacing on Shropshire side of the border
  • Planning setback for Cheshire East's as its housing supply is questioned by Planning Inspectorate
  • Volunteer Lock-Keeper Best-Practice day in Audlem very well attended
  • Newly designed Audlem tea towel, by local artist Ronnie Cruwys of drawingthestreet available from Williams of Audlem depicting various local village scenes
  • APHAx (the Public Hall Annexe Committee) hears its bid for Big Lottery funding has passed successfully through the first stage of the process
  • Daystar Theatre's newest play 'A Bad Penny' at Scout & Guide Hall on 22nd November
  • Uplifting family comedy 'What We Did On Our Holiday'Audlem's in film season at Public Hall
  • Ritchie Kay featured in European Space Agency's comet landing
  • Audlem Medical Practice attracts excellent ratings in official surveys
  • History Society meeting sees Audlem's old railway line from Geoff Farr's aerial view
  • JA's coffee shop opens for business from Thursday 27th November, replacing The Pinfold
  • ADAPT's Homemade Christmas stall attracts much interest
  • Keep Monks Lane safe campaign following a planning application that make parts of the lane busier with HGVs
  • Packed village for Santa's arrival on Audlem Lass and The Big Switch On of the big tree in the Square and over fifty other trees
  • 29th November sees a big turnout for the singing on the church mound of Amazing Grace
  • Audlem Lass laying up supper
  • Festive Craft & Vintage Fair in the Public Hall

December 2014

  • Santa visits the children of Audlem St James' school by helicopter to huge excitement
  • Neighbourhood Plan website goes live
  • Residents hold silent protest as Cheshire East Planning Committee visits the Hockenhull development site at Heathfield Road/Mill
  • Doctors Thornton, father and son, honoured with plaque at Emberton Place on the site of they old Thornton House
  • Heathfield Road planning application for 26 new homes approved by Cheshire East on 10th December
  • Amazing Grace DVD launched live on BBC's North West Tonight
  • Audlem Bowling Club presents First Responders with £600 cheque
  • Audlem featured on BBC Breakfast Show and ITV national news singing Amazing Grace
  • Sold out Audlem Voices concert with Cheshire Constabulary Band and Corps of Drums
  • Glory of Christmas production plays to two packed houses at Methodist Church
  • Charity Quiz at Lord Combermere raises £5,300 for Mend our Mum
  • Carols around the Big Tree attracts large crowds
  • New fibre-optic network now becoming available in parts of Audlem
  • Mend Our Mum's Amazing Grace tops Religious & Gospel chart
  • Cheshire East freezes council tax
  • Audlem featured on Canadian TV national news singing Amazing Grace
  • Audlem FC win first match but have their points deducted as their opponents resign from league
  • Mend our Mum fund raising passes £85,000 out of £100,000 target
  • Audlem Public Hall annexe plans submitted for planning permission
  • Neighbourhood Plan children's competition winners announced
  • AudlemOnline attracts 100,000 readers in a month for the first time
  • Macy starts in a special night at The Lord Combermere of live music including many of the Amazing Grace musicians including Steve Overland of FM