Lover of country sports dies at age of 73

Craven Herald: Silsden's John Hinchliffe, who died aged 73

4:59am Thursday 30th October 2014

A SILSDEN man who loved shooting and "living life to the full" has died.

Garnett's Year

Craven Herald: Garnetts Year - Autumnal colours shoud the historic "Brokken Bridge" at Clapham , North Yorkshire. (12051292)

4:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

AUTUMNAL colours shroud the historic "Brokken Bridge" at Clapham.

Craven curiosities

Craven Herald: This week's mystery object

4:21am Thursday 30th October 2014

CONGRATULATIONS go to those who guessed the identity of last week's Craven Curiosity.

Skipton stages annual suckled calf highlight

Craven Herald: James and Janet Huck with their 2014 Skipton suckled calf champion

3:56am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Craven mother and son Janet and James Huck presented the champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual autumn showcase for this year’s crop of suckled calves and over year store cattle with show potential.

Efforts to improve habitat of rare, endangered dormouse

Craven Herald: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA (11942909)

3:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

FEW of us will have ever been lucky enough to have ever seen a dormouse - but efforts to improve the hedgerows along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal may help make the minute, endangered mammal a more common sight.

Queen rules as Shaun Richards again crowned top dog at Skipton

Craven Herald: Shaun Richards with his top price 4,050gns dog Queen

3:52am Thursday 30th October 2014

NORTH Craven’s Shaun Richards was top dog again at Skipton Auction Mart’s autumn sale of working sheep dogs when selling his three-year-old tri-coloured bitch Queen for a sale-topping 4,050gns (£4,252.50).

Pothollers celebrate 50 years

Craven Herald: 50th anniversary of Yorkshire Subterranean Society. Picture shows  Fiona Durham in the bunk barn quarters at the club. (11756037)

3:49am Thursday 30th October 2014

A CAVING club, whose early members were from mining communities in West Yorkshire, has celebrated its 50th birthday .

Grassington's farmers' markets come to an end

3:40am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE monthly farmers' markets, held on Grassington's cobbled square, have come an end.

War exhibition gets second airing

3:35am Thursday 30th October 2014

A WORLD War One commemorative exhibition, staged at Hebden Village Institute in August, will get a second airing next weekend.

Head - Watmuff

Craven Herald: Oliver Head and Charlotte Watmuff. Picture by Mark Tattersall

3:34am Thursday 30th October 2014

A COUPLE who met while working on the production team of Britain's Got Talent were married Bolton Abbey Priory Church.

Jennings continue a tradition of success at Skipton Auction Mart

Craven Herald: Robin Jennings at Skipton’s Craven Dairy Auction, with his champion and third placed newly calven heifers

2:58am Thursday 30th October 2014

ROBIN Jennings, who runs the Stainbank pedigree dairy herd in South Stainley, emerged as champion at the early October Craven Dairy Auction show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.

Family secure memorable double

Craven Herald: British Charollais Sheep Society chairman and Skipton females show David Mawhinney is pictured with three generations of the Geldard family – Richard, George, aged nine, and John, along with their Skipton champion and reserve.

2:57am Thursday 30th October 2014

THE Geldard family clinched a memorable championship and reserve championship double at the milestone 10th anniversary show and sale of pedigree breeding females staged under the auspices of the British Charollais Sheep Society at Skipton Auction Mart.

A Craven Diary

Craven Herald:

1:08pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

There are several references in the Craven Herald of 1914 of farmers and the local hunt handing over their horses for the war effort. A photograph of such a gathering has been sent to us by historian Ben McKenzie, who is keen to find out where the picture was actually taken

Addingham Beer Festival helps charity following theft

Craven Herald: Ale connoisseurs at the recent Addingham Beer Festival

5:39am Saturday 25th October 2014

YORKSHIRE Air Ambulance will be the first to receive a charity award provided by the Addingham Beer Festival Committee after callous thieves stole its charity box from the local newsagents.

When an elepant and a camel passed through Gargrave

Craven Herald:

9:13am Friday 24th October 2014

One can only imagine what the three boys in Gargrave High Street thought more than 100 years ago when a camel and elephant passed by their front doors.

Halloween comes to Thornton Hall Farm

Craven Herald: Stacey Pickles looks petrified as a scary clown and goat take part in the launch of the Halloween celebrations at Thornton Hall Farm Park

5:17am Friday 24th October 2014

A THORNTON-in-Craven farm park is planning a week of 'spook-tacular' Halloween activities.

Trust spearheads efforts to create more wet woodland habitats

Craven Herald: The Yorkshire Water team at Steeton Ings, near Silsden

4:53am Friday 24th October 2014

A TEAM from Yorkshire Water has joined forces with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to increase wet woodland habitat at Steeton Ings near Silsden.

Cross Hills brewery to set up new restaurant

Craven Herald: Robert Naylor from Naylors Brewery with hundreds of apples which will be made into Cider. (10778799)

3:45am Friday 24th October 2014

TWO brothers who run a Cross Hills brewery have been busy setting up a new restaurant following another successful cider pressing day.

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

Craven Herald: (11259992)

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.

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