A time capsule in Skipton's history

Craven Herald: Raikes Road Burial Site

10:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

NEW revelations about Skipton's past are emerging from the ground at what has been described as a time capsule to the town's history.

Dales society hosts national conference

Craven Herald: YDS treasurer and trustee Graham Yule is interviewed by Ian White from BBC Look North

5:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE Gargrave-based Yorkshire Dales Society hosted a three-day conference at Coniston Hotel, Coniston Cold.

Field of Vision fades away

Craven Herald: The artwork on the hillside above Hazelwood

5:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AN artistic era has come to an end in Craven.

Pupils recreate World War One trench

Craven Herald: Lucas Bye, Poppy Dobson, Will Greenwood and Lucy Whitehead recreate life in a World War One trench

5:32am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YOUNGSTERS at Beamsley's Boyle and Petyt School have been learning about the Great War.

'Gun to head' claim over barn conversion plan

Craven Herald: Peter Charlesworth is re-elected as chairman of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

5:21am Thursday 23rd October 2014

YORKSHIRE Dales National Park Authority member Ian McPherson said he felt as though he had a gun to his head when determining a barn conversion scheme at Hebden.

Witch brought back to life for Halloween

Craven Herald: Lucy Bell recreates Nancy Winter, who was a real-life witch who lived in Kilnsey in the 1700s. She was famous for telling people’s fortunes

5:18am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A DALES visitor attraction is bringing an historic witch to life for Halloween.

Garnett's Year

Craven Herald: Garnetts Year - Birds Flying  through the arches  in the  eery mystical  setting of Bolton Abbey Priory, provides a backdrop for a Witch on her Broomstick has she launches the Pumkin Trail Event at Bolton Abbey. (11766006)

5:01am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Birds flying through the arches of Bolton Priory provide an eerie backdrop as a "witch" prepares for the Pumpkin Trail at Bolton Abbey.

Father and daughter celebrate Dalesbred win

Craven Herald: Alison Haygarth with reserve champion Josh Ryder and (back), Royston Baxter and co-judges Henry Fawcett and Andrew Wright

4:37am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FATHER and daughter Godfrey and Alison Haygarth, of Aigden Farm, Wigglesworth, emerged victorious at the Dalesbred Sheep Breeders’ Association’s annual show and sale of shearling and aged rams at Skipton Auction Mart on Tuesday.

Palace of dreams

Craven Herald: Annice Holmes and her daughter, Eileen

4:36am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Bill Mitchell recalls operatic interludes in North Craven and the woman who was known as the Voice of the Dales

Nelson nets Skipton Swaledale ram title

Craven Herald: Roy Nelson with his Skipton Swaledale shearling ram champion

4:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

WHILE a robust showing of 96 Swaledale rams were on parade for their annual evening show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, trade was not up to the levels seen in recent years.

Sutton farmer triumphs at calf sale

Craven Herald: Richard Spence, Barry Lawson, of Cogent, and Phil Coleman of sponsors Forfarmers, formerly known as BOCM Pauls, with the champion British Blue cross heifer

4:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

SUTTON-in-Craven farmer Richard Spence produced the champion and top price at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn rearing calf show and sale on Monday;

Last week's mystery object which was a mole catcher

Craven Herald: Craven curiosities

4:08am Thursday 23rd October 2014

DID anyone spot the deliberate mistake with last week's Craven Curiosity?

Outdoor gear manufacturer teams up with national park

3:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

FOOTPATHS around the iconic Three Peaks are in line for a big boost thanks to outdoor gear manufacturer Rohan.

Grassington VC Primary pupils and staff delighted with new school kitchen - and new cook

Craven Herald: Grassington Primary School introduces a new cooking kitchen and sees a huge rise in the number of pupils eating school meals. Picture shows Hamish McKie, Molly Lyons, Billy Mcguinn, Alan Whitaker with cook Amanda Brown

3:38am Thursday 23rd October 2014

HEALTHY and tasty meals are high on the menu for a school's pupils - thanks to a brand new kitchen and the sterling efforts of a new cook.

Stainforth holds autumn fair

3:35am Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of the highlights of the Stainforth calendar will take place on Saturday when the autumn fair is staged in the village hall.

Walker injured after slipping on Penyghent

3:33am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A WALKER suffered a suspected broken ankle after slipping on the descent from Penyghent.

Good turnout for Grassington Feast Sports

3:31am Thursday 23rd October 2014

MORE children than usual took part in the annual Grassington Feast Sports.

Planners defer affordable homes scheme in Grassington

3:27am Thursday 23rd October 2014

PLANS to build 22 affordable homes at Aynham Close,Grassington, have been deferred for a month.

Craven farmers take honours at Clitheroe

3:19am Thursday 23rd October 2014

CRAVEN farmers have taken the honours in sheep sales at Clitheroe Auction Mart.

Earby firm employees complete Three Peaks Challenge.

Craven Herald: Twenty-five employees of Earby-based cottages4you and Lowestoft-based Hoseasons complete the Three Peaks Challenge

3:11am Thursday 23rd October 2014

TWENTY-FIVE employees of Earby-based holiday letting agency cottages4you and Lowestoft-based holiday firm Hoseasons completed the Three Peaks Challenge - and raised more than £1,600 for the Three Peaks Project.

Castle owner will talk about life in the 21st century

Craven Herald: Ripley Castle

9:56am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SIR Thomas Ingleby, of Ripley Castle, will be guest speaker at Saturday's meeting of the Airedale and Wharfedale Association of the National Trust.

Artistry at the Angel

Craven Herald: Art in the Bar social pictures at Angel at Hetton. Picture shows  Liz Clayton and Susan Briggs. (11378135)

3:06am Friday 17th October 2014

ART lovers gathered at The Angel in Hetton for the preview of the inn's first Art in the Bar exhibition, with work from Masham artist Ian Scott Massie, and the launch of a paperback written by Mr Scott Massie called The Dale of Angels, featuring stories from the local area, with added walks and recipes using local ingredients. Mr Scott Massie's exhibition runs until January 11, with displays by different artists due to continue until January 2017.

David rules the roost at poultry show

Craven Herald: David Pownall with one of his champion White Wyandottes

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

DOUBLE national poultry champion David Pownall ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auctions premier poultry show and sale on Saturday.

Maudsleys’ Hercules shows strength at Skipton beef cattle highlight

Craven Herald: Beth Maudsley with the Littlebank herd’s 3,900gns top price British Blue bull

5:02pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A WELL-BRED pedigree British Blue bull called Littlebank Hercules proved the heavyweight performer in the sale ring, selling for a high of 3,900gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn pedigree event for beef breeding cattle.

Level trade at Skipton gimmer lamb highlight

Craven Herald: Kevin Huck, right, with his first prize pen of Skipton Swaledale gimmer lambs, joined by judge Richard Stockdale.

4:59pm Thursday 16th October 2014

EWE lambs – all 5,320 of them - were in the spotlight for their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart.

Gisburn holds its final sheep-only sale of the season

4:56pm Thursday 16th October 2014

THE noted Hull House Texel flock of Hellifield farmers John and Linda Mellin started proceedings at Gisburn Auction Marts' final sheep only sale of the season on Saturday.

Craven farmer shares his experiences at northern conference

Craven Herald: John Henderson (l) and Tony Shepherd(10872462)

6:51am Thursday 16th October 2014

CRAVEN hill farmer John Henderson will give an insight into his experiences during more than 30 years of share farming when he takes to the stage at this year’s Northern Farming Conference at Hexham on Wednesday, November 12.

Top chef is back on home ground

Craven Herald: One of Trevor Hambley's culinary creations

5:15am Thursday 16th October 2014

A SON of Yorkshire has returned to his homeland as new chef patron of a popular restaurant.

Hunting has changed beyond all recognition

Craven Herald: The Pendle and Craven Forest hounds

4:55am Thursday 16th October 2014

I'VE never been hunting, despite having had offers over the years.

Farmers' daughter is new recruit

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3:53am Thursday 16th October 2014

FARMERS’ daughter Rachael Moore is the latest recruit at expanding rural practice chartered surveyors Windle Beech Winthrop, based at Skipton Auction Mart.

Baltic study group looks at pioneering work taking place in Craven

Craven Herald: The study group explores Ingleborough National Nature Reserve

3:48am Thursday 16th October 2014

WILDFLOWERS experts and farmers from Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria played host to a Baltic study tour group, showcasing some of the pioneering work taking place locally to help protect and restore wildflower habitats.

New support scheme for farmers

2:50am Thursday 16th October 2014

CRAVEN farmers are being invited to the launch of a new business support initiative run by SAC Consulting and funded through The Prince’s Countryside Fund.

Community minibus launched in Grassington

Craven Herald: A volunteer helps an elderly passenger

7:12am Saturday 11th October 2014

A NEW community bus service aimed at helping people get out and about has been launched in Grassington.

Grassington pupils' 'cake bake' aids endangered mountain gorillas

Craven Herald: Aisha Shenton, Zoe Knight, Saoirse Kelly and Rebecca Harrison hold a bun sale to raise money for mountain gorillas

6:37am Saturday 11th October 2014

PUPILS at Grassington VC Primary School baked up a storm to help save gorillas in Africa.

Garnett's Year

Craven Herald: Garnetts Year -  Autumn colours reflect into the still waters of  Rylstone Pond, as a  solitary duck breaks the mirror like image on its journey  across the water. (11161461)

7:16am Friday 10th October 2014

AUTUMN colours are reflected in the stillness of Rylstone pond, as a solitary duck breaks the mirror-like image in the water.

Lots to see in the autumn skies

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6:10am Friday 10th October 2014

Taking an expert look at what is happening in the night sky during October is Martin Lunn, of Earby

Craven curiosities

Craven Herald: This week's mystery object

6:02am Friday 10th October 2014

ONCE again, our curiosity seems to have defeated our readers.

North Craven teenager is one of the youngest harness racing drivers in the country

Craven Herald: 15-year-old Reece Holgate racing Vyrnwy Marquis

7:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

REECE Holgate is not your average teenager.

Little Ellie shows the way with gundog handling abilities

Craven Herald: Junior Gun Dog Handler 4 year old Ellie Close who was the youngest person  to qualify for the "Great Wall" World Series Gun Dog Handler championship.Picture shows Ellie sending her dog " Magic" to retrieve. (10889992)

7:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl from Oughtershaw has been impressing country show judges across the country with her gundog handling abilities.

Dales can take a lead on alternative energy

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7:19am Thursday 9th October 2014

Campaigner and Yorkshire Dales Society founding secretary Colin Speakman considers energy alternatives which could be at the cutting edge in the local countryside

Former lawyer called to a new bar

Craven Herald:

7:21am Thursday 9th October 2014

FORMER lawyer Steve Banks has swapped the court room for the bar room in launching a new career.

Long Preston Floodplain Project celebrates ten years

Craven Herald: Opening of the new bird hive

6:37am Thursday 9th October 2014

CELEBRATIONS have taken place to mark a decade of conservation and education working in harmony with farming on the River Ribble floodplain at Long Preston.

New chapter opens for Settle Storytelling Festival

Craven Herald: Rathmell Primary School pupils Charlotte Booth, Amelia Roberts, Rebecca Ashcroft and Connie Hardman enjoy listening to a story by Brazilian storyteller Ana Maria Lines

6:21am Thursday 9th October 2014

STORYTELLERS from across the world will descend on Settle this weekend.

Little Sisters head for Wigglesworth

Craven Herald: Girls on Parade

8:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

A NEWLY-FORMED band, inspired by the Andrews Sisters, will entertain at Wigglesworth Village Hall on Saturday.

Another prime-time Skipton double for Keelham Farm Shop

Craven Herald: Simon Bennett, left, with his October prime cattle champion at Skipton, joined by buyer James Robertshaw, of Keelham Farm Shop

7:31am Thursday 9th October 2014

A FARM farm shop is well on its way to buying every single prime cattle champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s monthly shows in 2014.

Storytelling festival gets under way

Craven Herald: King of Things, Adrian Buckingham

7:14am Thursday 9th October 2014

SETTLE'S fifth annual storytelling festival will be staged this weekend.

Caged hen rescuer pens book about chickens as pets

Craven Herald: Middletown Allotment owner Andrew Hinkinson writes a book called Chickens As Pets

6:13am Thursday 9th October 2014

A SKIPTON man who rescues caged hens has written a new book about keeping chicken as pets.

Mawson BFL ram achieves 2,000gns top price at Skipton multi-breed

Craven Herald: Richard Mawson with his Skipton Multi-Breeds top price 2,000gns Blue Faced Leicester shearling ram and followers from the same pen. Picture by Adrian Legge Photography

5:29am Thursday 9th October 2014

SKIPTON Auction Mart’s annual multi-breed highlight attracted an increased turnout of 1,264 head of sheep.

Averages soar at Skipton Swaledale female highlight

Craven Herald: Pictured with the champion pen of Skipton Swaledale ewe lambs are, from left, Deborah and Stuart Robinson and judges David and Matthew Airey. Picture by Adrian Legge Photograph

4:34am Thursday 9th October 2014

SWALEDALE females had their annual show and sale day at Skipton Auction Mart, with the entry of 3,579 head selling at an overall average price of £121.44 per head, £29.47 up on last year’s corresponding fixture.

Veritys victorious at Skipton horned wether highlight

Craven Herald: Keith Verity, left, with the family’s first prize Skipton pen of Swaledale wether lambs, joined by judge Ian Lancaster.

4:33am Thursday 9th October 2014

Verity hill farming families from Middlesmoor clinched both red rosettes at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual shows for pens of horned wether lamb.






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