January 1st - New Year
January 25th - Robert Burns ( burns night )
February 14th - Valentines day
March 16th - 19th - St Patricks day
March 18th - Mothers day
April 8th - Easter Sunday
April 23rd - St Georges da
June 17th - Fathers day
September 23rd - Harvest Festival
October 4th - National poetry day
October 5th-8th - Goose Fair
October 31st - Halloween
November 5th - Bonfire night
November 11th - Remembrance day
December 25th - Christmas
December 31st - Hogmanay
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Gillian Sims gave free books to members of her community on Tuesday 23rd October. 2012
The Manners collection was published in 2009.
This book was at the heart of the community on Tuesday where it was first launched at the Chase library three years ago.
Many children will have the pleasure of reading the light-hearted poetry about manners and will engage with the fun characters while they tell their tales.
Photos and books were exchanged in the community,and all were delighted to receive the books.