AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215: Bowling Club: On Saturday, Austwick Bowling Club held its annual ladies’ and men’s singles competition which turned out to be a family affair with Di Rees winning the ladies and E Rees winning the men’s. The runner-up for the ladies was R Burns and the runner-up for the men was B Burns. On Sunday, Austwick was away to Kirkby Lonsdale and were put in their place losing nine games to three. This Sunday, there is a club competition for the Coulthurst Trophy. Names should in by 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. People holding trophies should return them to the secretary, Ann Smale, by next Saturday, September 5.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a united church service at Keasden at 10.30 am. Holy Communion is celebrated at Austwick Church every Wednesday at 10.30am.
BARNOLDSWICK: Probus Club: Last week 62 West Craven Probus members were treated to a slideshow by David Alred. It was entitled Transport Mixture and featured cars, boats, trains and planes from days gone by.
Rotary Club: When Philip Arthur White joined the Royal Navy in 1939 he could hardly have envisaged he would soon be on the end of three torpedo attacks, survive two air raids and, when he got back to the mainland, was in a train smash. His story was told to Barnoldswick and Earby Rotarians by member Arthur Bardsley, himself an ex-naval man. The ill-fated White was aboard the battleship Royal Oak, disastrously sunk at anchor in Scapa Flow by U-boat 47. Mr Bardsley said that Philip White became a naval commander serving as a diving officer, completing 32 years’ service, and married an American woman naval officer.
BOLTON ABBEY: Priory Church: The services on Sunday are 8am Communion (said), 10.30am Sung Eucharist and 6.30pm Evening Prayer. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am.
Wednesday nights: The advertised speaker for the first meeting after the summer break on Wednesday has unfortunately had to cancel due to ill health. John Sheard has stepped in with his new talk and slide show entitled Arbella Stuart, The Lost Queen, who was related to the Cavendish family and Bess of Hardwick. Everyone is very welcome. Entrance is free and a raffle is held to cover the costs. For further details, contact Margaret Cody on 01756 710587.
Summer fete: Bolton Abbey summer fete will take place on the green between the Priory Church and Bolton Hall on Bank Holiday Monday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Admission is free.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369: Barbecue: Everyone is welcome to join Bradley Cricket Club’s barbecue at the cricket pavilion on Saturday. It will start at around 7pm.
Family Show Day: The closing date for show day entries is 5pm on Monday and completed entry forms should be handed in at the village shop. There is something for everyone, including floral displays, home grown produce and categories for children. Entries are also invited for the fancy dress, which can be entered on the day - entrants should be at the village hall by 12.30pm. The parade will leave from the village hall at 1pm and make its way through the village to the playing field, where there will be numerous attractions for all the family. Pitches for craft/produce stalls are available to book for a small fee. Volunteers are needed to help the day run smoothly. If you are willing to assist add your name to the rota, which is on display at the village shop.
Table tennis: New members are welcome at the table tennis club, held in the village hall on Tuesdays between 1.30pm and 3.30pm. The cost is £2 per session. For more information, ring 01535 630470.
Whist drive: New members are welcome at the whist drive, which is held in the village hall every Thursday between 7.30pm and 10pm. For details, contact June Yousuf on 01535 611592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quiz night: The Slaters Arms will hold its next quiz night on Wednesday.
BURTON-IN-LONSDALE: Jean Thornber, 015242 63033: Harvest concert: Burton-in-Lonsdale Methodist Church will host a concert by the Orton Male Voice Choir, followed by a harvest supper, next Saturday, September 5, at 7pm. Donations for chapel funds will be gratefully received.
CARLETON: Raymond Bone, 01756 790587: Big breakfast: The Bank Holiday Big Breakfast has been moved to Sunday. Come along to Carleton Village Hall between 9am and 11am and get a full cooked breakfast for £2. The event has been organised by Carleton Community Umbrella.
Lunch Club: The Lunch Club is back! Two-course lunches will be served in the village hall from 12.15pm to 1.45pm next Thursday, September 3. The cost £3 and transport can be arranged by calling Sue on 01756 704601. The lunches are organised by volunteers and supported by the Carleton Community Umbrella.
Summer concert: Carleton Ladies Choir will be staging its summer concert next Saturday, September 5, at 7pm in Carleton Village Hall. Tickets costing £4 adults and £2 children are available from the Village Store, Carleton Pharmacy, Carleton Post Office and The Swan Inn. For more information, call 07834 545679.
Garage sale: Do you want to open up your garage, drive or garden and have a good clear out in time for Christmas? For £5, you can take part in the Great Carleton Garage Sale on September 19 and have your stall listed on a map that will be provided at a cost of £2 per person at the Swan Inn where complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits will be available. Your stall must be set up between noon and 4pm. Please contact Leonie Gunn on 07731 316 726 or Lesley Day on 07851 210 645 before next Saturday, September 5, to book your place on the map.
Bollywood night: A Bollywood Night will be held in the village hall on Saturday, September 26, at 7.30pm. There will be a talk and cooking demonstration by celebrated Kashmiri cook Yasmein Barg Ali followed by an Indian dance display. Tickets are £12 per person and include an authentic Kashmiri meal. A bar will be available. Tickets are available from the Swan, Post Office, Village Shop and Pharmacy.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 01524 251135: Photographic exhibition: Settle Photographic Group is holding an exhibition of members’ work this Bank Holiday weekend in Clapham Village Hall. On Saturday and Sunday, Rosie Hull and friends will be serving refreshments at the event to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
Wedding celebration: A Celebration of Weddings is taking place in St James’ Church over Bank Holiday weekend. The free exhibition will include wedding dresses, flowers and memorabilia as well as refreshments. The exhibition will be open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday between 10am and 5pm. If you have anything you would like to be displayed, contact Melanie Greenhalgh on 01524 251313.
CONISTON COLD: Young Farmers: Coniston Cold Young Farmers met at Tewitt Hall Farm, at Bolton-By-Bowland, to compete in the Semple Trophy. They were joined by fellow clubs Burton, Rathmell, Lawkland, Gisburn, Slaidburn and Bolton-By-Bowland. Ten members from each club judged beef, sheep, photographs and scones with Coniston achieving third place in the outdoor and indoor competitions and came second overall. Members will run a ducking stool at Malham Show on Saturday.
St Peter’s: There will be a joint service with St Andrew’s in Gargrave on Sunday.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872: St John’s: On Sunday, St John’s Church will hold a service of Morning Prayer, including a baptism, at 11am, led by the vicar, the Rev John Peet.
COWLING Anniversary service: As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, a special service will be held at St Andrew’s on Sunday at 10.30am. It will be led by Stuart Duckworth of Cottingley, and formerly of Cowling.
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305: St Augustine’s Church: This Sunday, even though it is the fifth Sunday in the month, there will be a special August praise family service, starting at 9.30am.
Parish council: The council will meet tomorrow at 7.30pm in the village hall to consider plans for a development at Field House Farm, and to discuss advice on local broadband services. All are invited to attend.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617: St Peter’s: The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by Barry Jackson. There will also be a Songs of Praise service followed by tea at 4pm. On Bank Holiday Monday there will be an open day at the Manse, 2 Green Walk, Earby. Tea and coffee and homemade cakes will be served between 10 and noon and 2pm and 4pm. There is no charge, but any donations will go to the St Andrew’s (Barnoldswick) Building Fund.
EMBSAY- WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197: Flower Club: Embsay-with-Eastby Flower Club will hold its annual general meeting on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. Following the formal part of the evening, Sandra Harder will give a demonstration entitled Flower Arranging With An Antique.
Embsay churches: On Sunday, the Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am communion service led by the Rev Janet Clasper while at St Mary’s Church, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 9.30am. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a communion service at 10.30am and will be open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation between 2pm and 4pm.
Library apology: The community library volunteers would like to apologise for the unfortunate closure of the library on Saturday, August 15. This happened because there was no volunteer available on that day. More volunteers are needed to help run this valuable village asset.
Parish council: At the extraordinary meeting, which was attended by 21 members of the public, District Councillor Quinn reported on investigations being undertaken by Yorkshire Water. The work was primarily to ascertain the location of underground services in the Skipton Road, Brackenley, Wood View and Millholme areas, but was not apparently linked to any planned upgrading to accommodate new development. The debate about devolution was also reported. Craven District Council is considering the implications of alternative proposals put forward for the region. Whatever the outcome, there would likely be an increased level in a range of responsibilities disseminated down to parish level. Planning, particularly the recent application to construct nine houses on Laurel Croft at the rear of the village hall, was an issue of major concern. Progress in resolving the unsatisfactory grass verge cutting arrangements was reported by Cllr Benjamin. Tenders are being invited from contractors to assess options. Cllrs Smith and Kirkbride reported on road safety. Speeding motorists and cyclists were discussed and it was resolved that, subject to sufficient funding being available, low level speed humps should be installed in East Lane, uphill of the station entrance, together with a “concealed entrance” sign to forewarn downhill traffic of this hazard. NYCC is also to be requested to ensure obstructive vegetation was cut back to improve visibility at this point. Cllr Stead reported on the apparent success of the new parish council website which, at the time of the meeting, had received over 7,500 hits in a little over three months. A proposal by an independent bus operator to divert the route of the three times a day Saturday X75 Harrogate-Skipton service to serve Embsay, subject to an annual subsidy payable by the parish council, was also discussed. In view of an apparent lack of public interest and the financial implications, the council decided not to support this proposal.
Gardening Club: With the annual show due to take place next Saturday, September 5, the club is looking for contributions for the tombola. If you have something to donate, please leave it in the porch at 12 Dalacres Crescent, Embsay, or bring it to the village hall on the morning of the show between 9am and 11am.
Bingo night: The cricket club’s bingo night scheduled for Saturday has had to be cancelled and the next evening will be on Saturday, September 12.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880: St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, services will be Holy Communion at 8.15am and 10am. Tea and scones will be served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm in the parish rooms.
Farnhill Methodist: There will be no service at the church this Sunday.
Village Pump: The Village Pump – the local over 50s group – starts its new season on Wednesday. Meetings will now be held at the Kildwick and Farnhill institute (not Farnhill Methodist Church) between 2pm and 3.30pm. On Wednesday there will be a display of cake decorations made over the last 25 years and photographs of special occasion cakes. There will be a short flower-making workshop. For further details, ring Joyce on 01535 635880.
Parish council: Farnhill Parish Council heard that a report had been made to North Yorkshire County Council regarding the recent flooding under the culvert and it agreed to inspect the gulleys. The parish council is awaiting a reply from the HSE regarding the waste collection point policy, introduced by Craven District Council. Cllr G Harling has put together a number of documents as agreed at the extra meeting which illustrate the parish council’s concerns. One quote has been received for the work to the path, steps and seating area at the Arbour, but the clerk is to clarify the price and Cllr M Scarffe is to organise another quote. He also provided a draft policy for maintenance of the Arbour. A few amendments are to be made before reviewing it again next month. A new light has been erected near Parson’s Bridge and is waiting to be connected by YEDL. NYCC has stated that it thought it best to wait and see if the light caused a problem to nearby residents before shading the lantern. The parish council has completed a Code of Practice form for Canal & River Trust and has confirmed that it is happy with the draft licence provided that it does not incur a great amount of expenditure. The clerk from Kildwick Parish Meeting has informed the parish council that Craven District Council was proposing to remove the three public recycling bins (card/paper, glass/tin/plastic, shoes/clothing) from the White Lion car park. The main issue seems to be they are being contaminated with business waste. It has asked for more details and has suggested enforcement action rather than removal. NYCC has strimmed the vegetation on the path at Red Lane and cut back the brambles. They plan to re-surface the path with a finer material within the next few weeks which should hopefully improve it. It was reported that some repairs had been carried out at Redmans Bridge, but a piece of plywood which had been used had not been correctly fastened down, causing a severe trip hazard. The council will meet again on Tuesday at 7.30pm in Kildwick and Farnhill Institute.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098: Neville House: A big thank you goes to everybody who contributed towards and attended the Neville House garden party last weekend. A total of £629 was raised for the amenity fund.
Coffee morning: The next coffee morning will take place at the village hall between 10am and noon on Saturday, with all proceeds being donated towards the redecoration of the main hall.
NSPCC ceilidh: A ceilidh, with Sean Gilligan’s Band, will take place in the village hall from 7.30pm on Saturday. Tickets are £10 per person or £5 for children and this can be paid on the door. A pie and peas supper is included in the entry fee. Proceeds will go to the local branch of the NSPCC.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday, the church will hold a BCP Holy Communion at 8am, followed at 10.45am by Holy Baptism.
Flea markets: There will be a double helping of flea markets this weekend with one on both Sunday and Monday at Gargrave Village Hall. They will both commence at 10am and there will be the normal vast array of stalls selling antiques, bric-a-brac, collectibles, crafts and plants. Some stallholders are present on both days but there are some that are only there for one day. Entrance is 50p and there are refreshments available until close of play at 4pm.
Hatha yoga: A new six-week session of Hatha yoga commences at 9.30am on Wednesday in the village hall annexe and new members are welcome. Full tuition is provided by Corinne Docherty who is a qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher. More information can be obtained from Sally on 01756 748098.
Society meeting: The Fuchsia and Geranium Society will meet on Wednesday from 7pm in the village hall annexe.
Energy meeting: Community Energy in Gargrave and Malhamdale (CEGAM) will hold a drop-in “market place” event in Gargrave Village Hall on Tuesday, September 8, between 4pm and 8pm. The event is being organised as part of the nationwide Community Energy Fortnight 2015 organised by the Community Energy Coalition with Forum for the Future. It is also a launch-pad for CEGAM to explain its mission and promote renewable energy technologies and energy conservation for households and businesses. For further information, contact Sandy Tod on 01729 830690 or email email@example.com.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639: St Alkelda’s: On Saturday, St Alkelda’s Church will hold a walking treasure hunt around the village. It will set off from the church at 6.30pm and will last until 8pm. Please sign the list at the back of the church if you require supper. Admission is £1.
Open days: As part of the national Heritage Open Days, Giggleswick School Chapel will be open to the public on September 12 and 13. On the Saturday, the chapel will be open from 10am to 5pm with music recitals at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. On the Sunday, the chapel will be open from noon to 4.30pm with recitals at noon and 2pm.
Evening reception: The Giggleswick Charities would like to invite all residents of Giggleswick aged 60 years and over to an evening reception at St Alkelda’s Church next Saturday, September 5, at 7pm. Please ring Cllrs Margaret Airey on 823930 or Ray Jones on 822676 before Tuesday to confirm your attendance.
GLUSBURN: Women’s Institute: Spain came to Glusburn and Cross Hills Women’s Institute. There was guitar music, dancing, tapas and a good time had by all. The next meeting is at 7.30pm on Tuesday at Cross Hills Social Club where members will have a talk on The Tales of a Meter Reader by Trevor Kent.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Street market: Grassington’s sixth annual street market on the cobbled village square will take place on Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Goods for stalls (excluding clothes, large furniture and electrical items) would be appreciated and to arrange delivery contact the Hub on 752222. The event is in support of the Hub and Library.
Car treasure hunt: Pick up an entry form from Grassington Hub for the car treasure hunt next Sunday, September 6, from 2pm. There will be miles of fun around local villages, starting in Grassington and ending at the Gamekeepers Inn, Long Ashes. Entry is £6 per person.
Grassington Grumble: Television star Maurice Grumbleweed is hosting Grassington’s Got Talent, an evening of music, dance and comedy in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, at Grassington Town Hall next Friday, September 4.
Season opening: Grassington Friendship Club’s new season starts with the annual general meeting at Church House, Grassington, next Thursday, September 3, at 2.15pm. The following week it will be a members’ mystery trip.
Craft fair: Local artists will sell their handmade crafts and gifts in Grassington Town Hall from Saturday to Monday between 10am and 4pm. Entry is £1, which included a free cup of tea or coffee in the town hall’s vintage tearooms.
Coffee morning: Coffee will be served in Church House on Saturday, from 9.30am to noon, courtesy of the Methodist Church. A previous coffee morning, in aid of St Peter’s Church, Hebden, raised more than £300.
Bridge Club: Grassington Bridge Club meets every Wednesday at 7.15pm at the Congregational Church.
Indoor bowling: Indoor bowling has resumed at the town hall. Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 2pm. For more information, ring 07796 956827.
Armchair yoga: Watch out for armchair yoga in Church House on Mondays from 1pm to 2pm in September.
Book sale: Surplus library books are being sold at The Hub. They cost 30p and include novels and children’s books.
Community Cinema: The Grassington Community Cinema film season starts again next Saturday, September 5, in the town hall’s Octagon Theatre. The afternoon film is Shaun the Sheep and the evening film is The Imitation Game. Screenings start at 4.30pm and 7.30pm respectively.
Embroiderers’ Guild: The Guild will begin its new season with a lunch, followed by the AGM, at 12.30pm on Wednesday at Wharfedale Rugby Club, Threshfield. This will be followed on October 7 by an all-day workshop, Exploratory Use of Fabrics. Both events require advance booking. Please ring 01282 843405 for more details.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845: Coffee morning: Saturday’s coffee morning in the institute will be a fundraiser for Threads and Street Children. It will start at 10am.
Gala thanks: The gala committee would like to thank everyone who helped out behind the scenes, and assisted on the day with this year’s gala, which was a success.
Sponsored ride: St Aidan’s will hold this year’s sponsored cycle ride on Saturday, September 12. Starting at the church at 9.30am, participants will follow a 20-mile route, designed for all ages and abilities. They will then return to the church, where refreshments will be available. Sponsorship forms are available at the back of the church. For more information, contact 07776 347170 or 01729 851511.
Cheese and wine: Contact Margaret Smith on 851860 if you would like tickets for the cheese and wine evening on Thursday, September 17, at 7.30pm. Entertaining on the night will be humourist, author and ex-policeman Mike Pannett. This evening is part of the 100-year celebration of the Women’s Institute.
Age Concern: Please let Ellen know on 850864 if you are attending the Friday luncheon from 11.15am at the Boars Head, Long Preston, on the Wednesday prior to the meet. Age Concern also holds minibus outings on the fourth Wednesday of each month, plus shopping trips to Morrisons each third Tuesday of the month at 9.30am.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235: Church news: The service on Sunday for the three parishes of Horton, Stainforth and Langcliffe will be held at St John’s, Langcliffe, at 10.30am. A talk will be given by John Ellershaw, of Gideons International.
Gun Club: Members of Penyghent Gun Club met in Ring Pot Pasture for a match shoot. The winner was R Carr, second was P Fox and third was S Bamber who was also the pool shoot winner. Another shoot was held at Jop Ridding Farm, Austwick. The winner was A McLernon, four guns tied for second position - K Humphrey, S Bamber, P Fox and R Carr - and two guns tied for third place - E Sharpe and K Iball. The next members’ shoot will be held in Horton Quarry next Sunday, September 6, at 2pm.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835: Rural association: Chairman Carl Lis welcomed members to the August meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association ( IRCA) and introduced Tim Goundry as a representative for the 1940s Weekend. There are only two weeks left before the pool closes for the winter. Bookings have been good this year, the only slight problem has been finding lifeguards. The pool held a triathalon on Saturday, August 15, with around 200 people attending, and there will be a fun day at the facility on Saturday. After a really successful gala, a working party is now needed to help sort out the barn. It was reported that planning permission had been applied for a change of use of part of the Middle School land to build a bump track which is not as high as a BMX track. The centre management committee reported that the centre had a new front door which needed to be fitted with an automatic opener for disabled use. The Three Horseshoes Hotel has donated a coffee machine which will be situated in the foyer and takings will be split between the centre and the pool. The I Save a Life Group has now raised enough money to purchase eight defibrillators. The NSPCC had a successful gymkhana and their open gardens raised £550. There will be a walk up Ingleborough on September 12 as a memorial to Liz Weller. The WI is holding an afternoon tea at the centre on Sunday, September 13, to celebrate the centenary of the WI. The Dahlia Show is on Wednesday. The winner of £20 in the 200 Club was Ann Kellett, second with £10 was Marilyn Shaw and Linda Tooby, David Gadd and Eunice Preston each won £5.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303: Memorial concert: On Saturday, there will be a concert at St John’s Church in memory of local poet, the late Jim Hacobian. The event will commence at 7.30pm and will feature local artists including Val Baulard, Stephen Dawson, Paul Fisher, Richard Leigh and friends. This is free event but there will be a retiring collection to help purchase a memorial stone for Jim. To make a donation, contact Helen Atkinson on 823325.
Langcliffe teas: An amazing £362 was raised at last week’s Sunday Teas. This money will go to help the institute. Next week’s teas are also for the institute. If you can help next year contact Sue Parker on 822114.
Short mat bowling: The institute offers short mat bowling group on Thursdays, table tennis on Tuesdays and a snooker room.
Recipe book: The book, Langcliffe’s Favourite Recipes, is still on sale although there aren’t many copies left. They can be purchased at Settle Tousist Information, next week’s Sunday Teas or from Jean Jelley on 01729 822963.
Educational Foundation: The Langcliffe Educational Foundation gives small awards to support further or higher education, training for work or careers or to develop skills. The awards are for people of any age who either live in Langcliffe or who attended Langcliffe Primary School. To apply, write to Barbara Fiorato (Hall Cottage) or David Croll (Pendeen). For more information, contact David on 01729 822875. Applications must be received by Monday.
LAWKLAND: Young Farmers: Young Farmers competed in the Semple Trophy at Paythorne. Dan Taylor was first in breeding sheep, Steph Cowgill was second in beef judging and Cathy Polkinghorne was second and third in indoor judging. The club was first overall in outdoor judging. Next week’s meeting is district dog trials and agility at Rathmell.
LOTHERSDALE Over 60s: At last Wednesday’s meeting of Lothersdale Over 60s, the speaker was David Aldred, from Burley-in-Wharfedale, who gave a slide show entitled Zion to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. The next meeting will be the trip to Millstones on Wednesday, which will cost £20 including transport. Anyone wishing to go should ring Brenda on 01535 630663 as soon as possible.
SALTERFORTH: Women’s Institute: Janette Pate welcomed everyone including three new members. A trip to the Trafford Centre in November was discussed and also plans for the WI Centenary Jacob’s Join next Thursday, September 3. Orders are still being taken for calendars and diaries for 2016 but will need to be finalised at the September meeting. Mrs Pate then introduced Christine Hunt, who used to be a teacher in adult literacy and numeracy and has taught in Manchester’s high security prison where many young offenders have left school unable to read properly and do basic maths. The competition to design a police badge was won by Joyce Wilson, with Pam Fieldhouse runner-up. The next meeting will be on September 10 at 7.30pm in Salterforth Village Hall when John Barnes will speak about Pigeon Keeping. The competition will be “A feather found on a walk”.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639: Pool draw: The Friends of Settle Swimming Pool have announced the August winners of the 200 Club. They are: No 106, Pat Higginson, £50; No 173, Jean Parsons, £30; and No 96, Carole Phillipson, £20.
Bowling Club: A most enjoyable day was held at Settle Bowling Club last Sunday when non-bowlers competed for the Novice Shield. Nineteen pairs - a record number of competitors - took part. After a “round robin” competition, the first semi-final was between Ange Prankett and Susan Chambers against Martin Scaife and Steve Monks. A keen game ensued eventually won by Scaife and Monks who ran out comfortable winners at 12-3. The second semi-final was between Tony Cawthorne and Tony Bailey against Phil and Elaine Ward who won 8-2. In the final, the game was fiercely contested with both teams playing good woods. However Scaifey and Monksy (winners in 2012) showed their experience and went on to win 8-4. The event will be repeated next year.
Women’s Institute: Fifteen members enjoyed an outing to Leyburn. Travelling in cars, they visited various locations en-route including Hawes Creamery, The Edwardian Rock Garden in Aysgarth, Berries Farm Shop & Cafe, Swinithwaite, and Wensley Church to see the medieval wall paintings before meeting up at Tennants. There they were given a talk and behind the scenes tour of the Garden Rooms by Rodney Tennant. The next meeting is on Wednesday at 2pm in St John’s Church Hall when Trevor Kent will speak about his experiences as a meter reader in the 1970s.
Kwezana link: Earlier this month, staff and pupils from Kwezana Primary went to their local graveyard to clean the graves of local heroes. They then painted them with the National flag and trimmed the grass around the graves. The school does this to honour the people locally who were exiled fighting for their freedom.
Creative session: Settle Sessions have organised a second poetry writing session for children today from 2.30pm to 4pm. This free, fun and friendly event is aimed at children under 10 and will last about one-and-a-half hours.To book a place, contact Catherine Barlow on 01609 535820 extn 5820.
Photographic Group: All the pictures featured in the recent town trail will be on display at the group’s annual exhibition in Clapham Village Hall this weekend, August 29 to 31. The exhibition will be open daily between 11am and 5pm and admission is free.
All sorts market: The Friends of Victoria Hall will hold an all sorts market at the venue on Saturday. This will run from 10am to 4pm with refreshments available. To book a stall, contact 01729 840205 or 825718.
Victoria Hall: On Saturday, there will be a fundraising night for the hall with bar, barbecue and a chance to bop along to Settle’s own rock and country group, Jukebox Junkies. Barbecue items will be on sale from 7pm with music from 8pm. On Sunday, Pendle Productions will present a family show of Alice in Wonderland at 2.30pm. Booking facilities are available for the Settle Folk Gathering next weekend. All events are free but booking is essential as admission is by ticket only. For details, contact 01729 825718 Coffee morning: There will be a coffee morning in aid of NSPCC on Tuesday at St John’s Methodist Church. The event will run from 10amto noon.
Walk for Creation: On Tuesday, Churches Together in Settle and District will hold two walks with meditations. Each 90-minute walk will have three stops for discussion and meditation. The afternoon walk, departing from Settle Parish Church at 2pm, is wheelchair accessible and is an easy walk. The second walk leaves Settle Parish Church at 5.45pm and is more challenging, going via Castleberg flagpole. Walkers on this route are advised to wear appropriate footwear. For details, contact 01729 822138.
Charity dance: The next charity dance will take place at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall next Saturday, September 5, and will be in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The dance will run from 8pm to 11pm. For further information or to book, contact 01729 823259 or 824038 by Friday.
Fun day: Due to a change of plans, the charity fun day and car boot sale in aid of Settle Swimming Pool previously advertised as being on September 6 will now take place on September 5 at North Ribblesdale Rugby Club. The event will start at 11am.
Race night: Settle Amateur Operatic Society invites you to a horse race night at Victoria Hall on Saturday, September 12. The first race will take place at 7.30pm. Tickets can be obtained from Victoria Hall on 01729 822364 or 822959. The price includes pie and peas supper.
Family evening: A family evening is being held at the North Ribblesdale Rugby Club on Friday, September 18, to mark the England v Fiji match. There will be fun rugby games, a face painting, food, a happy hour bar and the opportunity to watch the match live on large screens. The event will commence at 6.30pm.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643: Civic Society: The first meeting of the Civic Society’s 2015-16 season will take place in the Methodist Church next Thursday, September 3, when Norman Robinson will give a humorous talk entitled How I nearly became a millionaire. Doors open at 7pm and the talk starts at 7.30pm followed by refreshments. All are very welcome.
Open day: Silsden Fire Station will be open to the public on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Call in to look around and meet the team.
Ladies Circle: The Ladies Circle will hold its first meeting of the autumn programme at Silsden Methodist Church on Tuesday, September 8. The speaker will be Catherine Luford and ‘friend’. Her talk will be Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. The meeting begins at 7.30pm and entry will be £2 to include refreshments. There will also be a raffle. All are welcome.
Tea dances: A new afternoon tea dance is starting in the town hall ballroom in September. This will be a monthly session hosted by local dance teacher Andrea Wortley and set up by the friends of Silsden Town Hall. Everyone is welcome. The dances will start on Monday, September 7, and will take place from 1pm to 3pm. All standards of dancers will be catered for as tuition will be given. Entry is £3 to include refreshments and all are welcome with or without a partner. The dance will then run on the first Monday of every month. If you would like more information, please contact Andrea on 07919 820375.
Town strolls: Silsden Strolls 5-8 are now online, freely downloadable, fully waymarked, mapped, plotted and described. Download from Silstrolls.co.uk or ask for a copy from the library Treasure trail: On Sunday, there will be a children’s treasure trail and challenges, followed by a family quiz, face painting, glitter tattoos and other entertainments at the Punchbowl Inn starting at 1.30pm. The event has been organised by the All Stars Majorettes troupe and will support Candlelighters. Teams can comprise up to six people and the cost is £1 per person.
SKIPTON: Navy news: The president of the Skipton and District Royal Naval Association, Sam Bottomley, and shipmate Ben Turpin represented the branch at the VJ Remembrance service in Skipton High Street. The previous Tuesday, the committee of the Sea Cadets of TS Dolphin met and learnt that Coca Cola had donated four crates of drinks and Seabrooks had sent boxes of crisps to enjoy at their stand-easy. The committee agreed to hold a bingo night on Saturday, September 26, and invites supporters to come along.
Oddfellows: Skipton District Oddfellows will hold their next Fish & Chip Bingo session at the Three Links Club on Tuesday from noon to 2pm. Visitors are welcome. Frank will host his music quiz night next Saturday, September 5, from 8pm. The new Events Diary covering September to December is now available. Pick up a copy and find out what is going on. For more information, contact Geraldine on 01756 798022.
Concert treat: Vocalist Lianne King will perform in the concert room at the White Rose Club on Saturday from 8pm.
Holy Trinity: If you can get to Holy Trinity Church – at the top of the High Street - for 11am this morning, you will be more than welcome to have a cuppa in the cafe with the folk who gather on the last Thursday of the month for Happy Hour between 11am and noon. The church will open for visitors and worshippers throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, except when there is a baptism service taking place. Morning Prayer is at 9am on weekdays and Sunday services include 8am Holy Communion, 9.45am Parish Communion and 6pm Evening Service. There will also be a Traidcraft stall over the weekend, supporting fair trade products and farming initiatives among some of the poorest communities in the developing world.
SUTTON-IN-CRAVEN: Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held at the Community Centre, North Street, at 10am on Saturday. All money raised will go to the funds of St Thomas’ Church.
Tea dances: Tea dances are held in Sutton Village Hall every Thursday at 1.45pm. Admission is £2, which includes refreshments.
Art Club: Sutton Art Club resumes its weekly meetings on Wednesday at 7pm in the Community Centre, North Street.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605: Coffee morning: A total of £190 was raised at the Yorkshire Air Ambulance August coffee morning at the King’s Head, Kettlewell. Another coffee morning will be held on Wednesday, starting at the slightly later time of 10.30am.
Concert club: New members are being invited to join the Upper Wharfedale Concert Club. Coach travel is arranged to venues. For more information, contact Brian Wilks at 32 Hardy Meadows, Grassington, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book sale: Books and CD stalls will be on sale in Buckden Schoolroom on Bank Holiday Monday. Proceeds will go to St Michael’s and All Angels’ Church, Hubberholme. Refreshments will be available from 10am to 4pm.
Children’s Society: Pamela Wilkinson, of Threshfield, is organising a summer collection of Children’s Society charity boxes. They can be brought to St Michael’s Church, Linton, or left at Grassington Newsagents. For more information, contact Pamela on 01756 753521.
Wire scuplting: A wire sculpting course will be held at Manor House, Linton, tomorrow from 10am to 4pm. The cost is £50 and to book a place, call Sarah on 07770 727301.
Guided walk: Join the Dales Volunteers for a two-and-a-half hour guided walk, Threshfield Quarry - a Story of Regeneration. It will leave Wharfedale Caravan Club, Long Ashes, at 10am on Wednesday. The cost is £5 for adults and free for children.
WIGGLESWORTH: Community centre: Zumba is held on Thursdays and bacon butty mornings are held on Saturdays. A family Jacob’s Join barbecue will take place tomorrow from 6pm and whist and dominoes will be played on Saturday. Next Saturday, September 5, is curry night and tickets cost £5 for children and £10 for adults from the centre. Soft drinks are free, but guests are invited to bring their own alcohol. A big clean-up will take place next Sunday, September 6, both inside and outside the hall. All are welcome!