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We will be hosting Silverdale and Arnside Art and Craft Trail on the weekend of the 22nd to 24th June 2018.

Full details can be found on their website at


Pete McSweeney has resigned as Chairman but will be staying on as a trustee. We want to record our thanks to him for all he has done


Our new Chairman is Andy Pringle.




David Marland:


The new bench in memory of David Marland, a longstanding Trustee before his death earlier this year, is now in place on the lower path down to the coastguard station.

He did a great deal for the Trust and is fondly remembered by all of us.

The seat & The view from the bench

John Stewart Platts:

The Trustees expressed their sadness at the death, on 3rd August. of Stewart Platts.

Stewart had been a Trustee and the Treasurer of the Trust from 2009 to 2013 when he had to retire because of failing health. He did a great deal for the Trust during his years as a Trustee.


The trees and bushes spoiling the view from the seats near the war memorial have recently been cleared. This has opened up the vista once again.

The 2017 grants have all now been allocated. 

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The Barnes Charitable Trust was set up in 1991 under the terms of the will of the late John Barnes, who for many years was the owner of Earnseat School.
The Barnes Charitable Trust Registered Charity 1002338
Trustees: Andy Pringle (Chairman), Ian Walsh (Secretary), Mary Hamilton (Treasurer), David Barton (Vice-Chair), Helen Caldwell, Julia Holroyd, Basil Herwald, John Stride, Michelle Thear,
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