AUSTWICK: Derek and Celia Coultherd, 015242 51215
Bowling Club: At the bowling club’s annual general meeting, officers elected were: chairman B Denne; vice chairman, P Morton; secretary, A Smale; treasurer, A Morton; president, J Simpson; captain, K Morphet; vice captain, HE Hird; committee, J Smale, M Pye, J Jelley, D Rees, B Heath and J Jebson. Subs are now due and are £15 for adults and £5 for children. The club’s street market stall will again be jams, pickles, chutneys etc. Donations to buy ingredients would be appreciated. Alongside this, there will be a tombola and items for this can be left in the bowling green hut for collection later. The green is now open, with the first match on Saturday and first club match on Monday. Club nights will be Monday and Wednesday. The green will be available on Thursday afternoons from 2pm and Saturday mornings from 10am to noon for anyone that would like to try their hand with experienced people there to give guidance.
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a rogation and pet service at Austwick at 9.30am, a communion at Eldroth at 9.30am, and a service at Keasden at 11am. Next Thursday, May 5, there will be an Ascension Day service at Keasden at 7pm.
St Andrew’s: The preacher at 10.30am on Sunday will be the Rev Norman Cumming and at 6.30pm the Rev David Edmondson will preach. On Monday the prayer hour will be held from 10am, and at 4.30pm everyone is welcome to join a short walk from the Baptist Church or enjoy an hour of games. It will be followed by tea and a presentation by David and Hazel Edmondson about their recent visit to Italy with the National Methodist Youth Brass Band. Donations are for the building fund. Next Friday, May 6, the toddlers group will meet from 9.30am and there will be a Bible study from 7.30pm at Woodlands, Skipton Road.
Priory Church: On Sunday there will be an 8am Communion (said), a 10.30am Sung Eucharist and a 6.30pm Evening Prayer. As this is the first Sunday of the month, there will be the liquid family service at 9.15am. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10am.
Concert series: The Priory Concert Series kicks off tomorrow at 7.30pm with Peter Frank Jazz Band with Loretta. They will provide toe-tapping entertainment ranging from New Orleans Jazz to Big Band numbers. Tickets are £12 on the door.
Lighting scheme: Work on the new lighting scheme in the Priory Church has begun. The work is expected to take 12 weeks. The main body of the church is now closed from Monday to Friday, but the tower and ruins are fully accessible. A new children’s quiz has been devised to include the ruins.
Wednesday Nighters: Richard Jones will be guest speaker at the Wednesday Nighters. He will give a talk, Finding Sergeant Clarkson. The meeting will take place on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Entrance is free, with a raffle held to cover the costs. For further information, contact 01756 710587.
Queen’s birthday: On Thursday, a beacon was lit as part of the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations. It was built by members of Beamsley Parish Council at Haw Pike Farm by kind permission of Roland Carr. A hardy group climbed to the top of Haw Pike where the beacon was lit by the Rector of Bolton Abbey, Simon Cowling. Guests were then treated to mulled wine and snacks.
BRADLEY: Liz Zieboll, 01535 636369
Bradley Show: This year’s Bradley Show on Sunday, September 4, will start on the Saturday afternoon/evening with a Party in the Park on the playing fields.There will be local bands and entertainment suitable for all the family. If any bands, groups or local artists would like to perform, please contact Jill Webster on 07749 108387 or email email@example.com. Some changes to the timings of the show have also been finalised. The parade will meet at the earlier time of 11am and leave the village hall at 11.30am after the fancy dress classes have been judged. The show itself will open at noon and the fell races will follow at 12.15pm. Additional entertainment will include country events and a children’s marquee featuring Catchy, as seen on television. As always, more help would be appreciated – if you would like to get involved contact Jill Webster, Gwen Herbert (entries secretary) on 01535 635537 or Tim Done (fell races) on 07718 160883.
Neighbourhood Plan: The final draft of Bradley’s Neighbourhood Plan is out for public consultation. It is available to view at bradleyvillage.org/nhp and there are only 10 days left in which to make your views known – the consultation period will end at 5pm next Saturday, May 7. Printed copies are also available to view at the village hall, between 2pm and 5pm on Saturdays and Wednesdays and at The Methodist Chapel, St Mary’s Church, the Slaters Arms and the village store during opening hours. Comments can be submitted online or posted to The Village Store, 5-6 Rose Terrace, Bradley BD20 9DP (marking your envelope ‘NDP’).
Chilli night: Bradley Women’s Institute will hold a Chilli Night at 6pm on Monday, May 9. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the village store.
Film Club: The next showing from Film Club will be Jurassic World (12), on Monday, May 9. The film starts at 6pm and admission is free. There is a loop system.
School news: Thanks go to everyone who supported the recent fashion show. The evening was a great success and raised more than £600 towards school funds. The school will hold a cake sale at 3.30pm on Tuesday. The school is collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers. Please pop any vouchers into the collection box outside the hall, by July 8.
Coffee and Cakes: The next Community Coffee and Cakes event will take place today from 9am to 11.45am in The Swan Inn. Proceeds will go to the Dogs Trust.
Film night: It’s film night in the village hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. This month’s film will be The Hundred-Foot Journey.
May Day celebrations: On Monday at 2pm, outside The Swan Inn, 12 village children will be dancing around the maypole and there will be the crowning of the May Queen. This is a lovely old Carleton tradition. At approximately 2.30pm the Carleton Morris Men will once again perform.
Mart concert: Carleton Ladies Choir will perform in a concert at Skipton Auction Mart next Saturday, May 7, at 7.30pm with Cononley Singers and soprano Rachel Luxon from Opera North. Tickets are £8 and are available from Poppy Cottage Guest House and The Swan Inn. The concert is in aid of Cononley Bowling Club.
Village quiz: The first Big Village Quiz will take place on Saturday, May 14. Teams representing village groups are invited to take part. Entry is £3 per person including supper. There will be a trophy and a cash prize for the winning team. Proceeds will go to the Recreation Ground Project.
St Mary’s: The Coffee Pot at St Mary’s operates every Friday from 2pm to 4pm. On Sunday, the church will hold a service of Holy Communion at 8am and a family praise at 11am.
Bingo night: A bingo night will be held at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30pm.
CLAPHAM: Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135
School news: Clapham School is looking for perennial geraniums and cottage garden plants for their front garden. They are in the process of getting the front garden planted up for summer so the school and visitors can use it. If you can help with the community garden design please get in touch.
Clapham Playpark: Clapham Playpark has undergone maintenance in order to get it ready for the spring and summer. New latches have been added to the gates to ensure children are safe but still make the park accessible. Thanks to Simon Coultherd, Joe Harrison and some farm machinery, the old shelter has been dismantled and will hopefully be replaced with something in keeping with the playpark. The raised beds have been tidied and branches cleared with new signs and replacement slats for the fixed wooden benches likely to come in the future. A big thank you goes to Ann Stewart who repaired parts of the roadside wall and Rosie Hull and Barbara Marshall who helped raise much needed funds. Clapham Parish Council made a large donation which helped cover the cost of the annual RoSPA safety report. The park needs around £900 a year to cover insurance and maintenance costs, as well as the many fundraising events, there is also a collection box in the village store. If you can spare some time to help manage the playpark, contact Tracey Bilton on 015242 51856.
Bell ringing: Clapham Bell Ringers took part in a special bell ringing performance at St James’ Church to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday on Thursday.
Bethel Chapel: Bethel Chapel will celebrate its 40th birthday on Monday between 10am and 4pm. There will be themed displays and the opportunity to sign a celebration card for the Queen. All donations will go to St Johns’ Hospice.
St Peter’s: On Sunday, there will be a traditional BCP Communion at 9.30am. The sermon will look at St Paul’s teaching on relationships.
CONONLEY: Joan Nicholson, 01535 630872
St John’s: On Sunday, there will a service of Holy Communion at 11am, led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet. Members of St John’s will be serving teas in the village institute on Sunday afternoon.
Bowls Club: Starting on Wednesday, the Bowls Club will offer free tuition to anyone who wants to have a go at playing bowls. The bowls club is at the back of Cononley Playing Field and the sessions start at 1.30pm.
Scarecrow Festival: On Saturday, lots of scarecrows will appear all round the village with a scarecrow trail. Programmes (including judging forms) will be available in the shop. And, on Monday, come along between 10am and 4pm for refreshments and activities in the Cononley Village Institute as well as the famous duck races in the beck. Prizes will be awarded at about 3.30pm. This year, the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund is joint organiser.
Moonrakers: In April, members of the Moonrakers local history group studied Cowling Baptist Monumental Inscriptions. Although Cowling Hill Baptist Chapel was built in 1724, the inscriptions were on graves in its second graveyard and dated from 1816. One was for a young mother, Martha Shuttleworth, of Ickornshaw, who died aged 29 in July and in September of the same year, her one-year-old son John also passed away. There were, however, many people living into old age. The most common family name of those buried at Cowling Hill was Smith, with Emmott, Harrison, Rushton and Shuttleworth also featuring prominently. On July 7, mining expert Mike Gill, of Sutton, will give a talk, Mining in Cowling and Cononley. Admission will be free, with donations invited towards the group’s work. The group will meet again next Thursday, May 5, at 7.30pm on Gill Lane to record historic buildings between Gill and Middleton.
DRAUGHTON: Jane Markham, 01756 711305
St Augustine’s Church: A service of Holy Communion will be held in the church on Sunday, at 9.30am.
Parish meeting: The annual parish meeting will be held in the village hall on Wednesday, May 11 at 7.30pm.
EARBY: David Hartley, 01282 842617
St Peter’s: Shirley Godfrey will lead the 10.30am Sunday service. Then, at 4pm, there will be a Songs of Praise service followed by tea. The church will hold a “bring a plant coffee morning” from 10am to noon on Monday. Visitors can either pay for their coffee in the usual way or give a plant or two to continue the church’s development of the garden. There will also be a cake stall and a bring and buy stall. There will be no exercise class that day.
EMBSAY-WITH-EASTBY: Andrew Wilson 790197
Embsay churches: On Sunday, St Mary’s Church will hold an all-age worship at 9.30am. followed by a communion service at 11.15am. The Methodist Chapel’s 10.30am service on Sunday marks the chapel’s anniversary and will be led by Archie McAdam. On Tuesday, St Mary’s will hold a quiet Communion service at 10.30am and from 2pm to 4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation. Smiley Faces - the toddler praise - is held on Fridays during term-time between 1.45pm and 3.15pm.
Parish council: Work has started on careful pruning of trees in the recreation ground and it is hoped the second phase of this programme will be undertaken shortly to ensure hazards to high vehicles using Main Street are removed. Dragonfly Grounds Services has also started grass verge cutting around the village and in the recreation ground. Weed spraying in areas requiring attention will also be undertaken. The parish council has received a number of complaints relating to fouling of the sandpit area in the recreation ground and is currently considering a number of options. It is likely the sandpit feature will need to be removed and suggestion for alternative play features are welcome. More than 30 parishioners attended the recent defibrillator awareness and training session. Anyone who was unable to attend the session and would like to learn more should contact Cllr Hill or Gill Alcock, the clerk of the council. If there is sufficient interest, a request will be made to the Ambulance Service for another presentation.
Flower Club: The Embsay with Eastby Flower will meet in the village hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm. Carys Harrison, from Kirk Hammerton, will give a demonstration entitled Have Passport Will Travel.
Steam Railway: The steam railway will hold a Branchline Weekend from Saturday to Bank Holiday Monday. Trains will depart from Embsay and Bolton Abbey stations every 30 minutes. Tickets (which can be purchased, in advance, online) allow unlimited travel on the day on all passenger services. There will also be the opportunity to travel in the guard’s van on the goods train for a £5 supplement. There will also be a licensed bar in the grey box van at the top of Platform 1 at Embsay Station. The Hambleton Valley Miniature Railway at Bolton Abbey is also playing host to steam services.
FARNHILL AND KILDWICK: Joyce Wood, 01535 635880
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am and a Family Communion with Baptism at 10am. Also on Sunday, at 6pm, there will be the annual Service of Thanksgiving for Departed Family and Friends. Each Wednesday, there is a service of Holy Communion at 9.30am in the parish rooms.
Village Pump: The Village Pump – the over 50s group – will meet in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute on Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm.
GARGRAVE: Sally Jennings, 01756 748098
Open day: The Village Hall will hold an open day tomorrow. The Tour de Hall will run from 10am and will be an opportunity for everyone to view the recent re-decorations and learn a little about all the different events which take place on a regular basis. Homemade refreshments will be available, so please pop in before or after watching the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race which will pass through the village in the afternoon.
Coffee morning: A coffee morning will be held in the village hall from 10am on Saturday with all contributions being donated to village hall funds. As well as homemade cakes, toasted teacakes and tea or coffee, there will also be the community library monthly draw, a book stall and a raffle.
Jay Walkers: The local touring theatre group will perform two plays at Gargrave Village Hall on Saturday. Godfrey’s Last Stand tells the story of Godfrey Shackleton, a cricket umpire in the Yorkshire Dales League for half a century, whose big dream is to officiate an England-Australia match while The Holiday focuses on Shelley and Bob who are getting divorced, but that hasn’t stopped them going on a final holiday together in Spain. Tickets are available on the door and the performance starts at 7.30pm.
St Andrew’s Church: On Sunday, there will be a BCP Communion at 8am and a Sung Eucharist at 10.45. The sermons will look at St Paul’s teaching on relationships - from his letter to the Ephesians.
Library birthday: Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library will celebrate its fourth birthday on Wednesday, with a party in the library from 2pm to 5pm. Pimms, soft drinks, savouries and cakes will be served.
Fuchsia meeting: Craven Fuchsia and Geranium Society will meet on Wednesday from 7pm in the committee room of the village hall.
Jumble sale: Gargrave Village Hall is now accepting donations for its annual jumble sale in September so if you have anything to contribute then please bring it in during one of the coffee mornings which are taking place on the first three Saturdays of May between 10am and noon.
GIGGLESWICK: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Theatre events: On Monday, there will be a performance of Shakespeare Untold by Seabright Productions and Shakespeare’s Globe. This two-hour production looks at the stories you know from the characters you don’t. For further information, contact 01729 893180.
Primary school: The school was delighted to welcome Spanish visitor Ana Garcia Naveros, from Granada, who will be spending a fortnight in school. Thirty four pupils achieved 100 per cent attendance during the second half of the spring term. Congratulations also go to the pupils who have made the most effort to practise their reading skills. Class three pupils performed some songs at the official opening event at Limestone View. Congratulations go to all participants on their very good sporting behaviour during the tag rugby and netball events as part of the Johnny Walker Festival which involved every single pupil in key stage two.
Women’s Institute: At this month’s meeting of Glusburn and Cross Hills Women’s Institute, members enjoyed a talk about Dementia Friends. The aim is to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. The next WI meeting is at Cross Hills Social Club at 7.30pm on Tuesday when there will be a talk about How the WI Works.
GRASSINGTON: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Embroiderers’ Guild: The group’s April workshop, Paper Gloves and Stockings, with Serena Partridge attracted textile enthusiasts from a wide area who created delightful miniature garments. On Wednesday at 1.30pm, Alice Fox will give a talk, A Coastal Perspective. The meeting is at Wharfedale Rugby Club, Threshfield. Admission is £5 including refreshments.
School coffee: Threshfield Primary School is in charge of the coffee morning at Church House on Saturday from 9.30am.
Grassington Players: Grassington Players will present Richard Everett’s comedy Entertaining Angels at the Octagon Theatre on May 12, 13, and 14 from 7.30pm. Tickets can be bought in advance for £6 from the Hub on 01756 752222 or admission on the door is £7. A bar will be available from 7pm.
Friendship Club: Ann Wild, from Grassington Hub, will be guest speaker at today’s meeting of Grassington Friendship Club. It will take place in Church House from 2.15pm.
Coffee mornings: Coffee mornings continue to be held at Threshfield Court care home on the last Thursday of each month, with the next taking place today from 10.30am.
Community Cinema: Grassington Community Cinema will show two films at the Octagon next Saturday, May 7. It will screen Hotel Transylvania at 4.30pm and Suffragette at 7.30pm.
Jay Walkers: The Jay Walkers Theatre Company will present a comedy double bill in the Octagon Theatre tomorrow from 7.30pm. It will stage Alan Stockdill’s Godfrey’s Last Stand and Peter Quilter’s The Holiday. Tickets cost £7 and are available from thejaywalkers.co.uk or 01756 760302.
Afternoon teas: Afternoon teas will be served at Church House tomorrow in aid of The Hub.
HELLIFIELD: Ken Leak, 01729 850845
Gala queen: This year’s Hellifield Gala Queen and attendants were chosen at a family St George-themed party, at Hellifield Institute on Saturday. Holly Mounsey was crowned queen and her attendants are Charlotte Chapman, Millie-Anne Singleton and Ella-Rae Hardacre. The lucky boys were Kian Stanford and Aston Szpitter. The St George and the Dragon village hunt was won by Carl, Maria, Tegan, Kian and Lucas and the car treasure hunt was won by Ruth and James Gulliam. Music was by Mik’s Disco. Thanks to all who supported the event.
Tour de Yorkshire: Tomorrow will see the Tour de Yorkshire pass through the village and to celebrate this, St Aidan’s will be open its church and grounds. An afternoon tea will be held on the lawn from noon to 5pm and, inside the church, there will be a sale of pre-owned pictures and paintings to help raise funds for the heater appeal. In the evening, Barnoldswick Brass Band will play in the church. Tickets are £7.50. The church will also be open on Saturday from 10am to 2pm for a special art-themed coffee morning including an exhibition and sale of work stall.
HORTON-IN-RIBBLESDALE: Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235
St Oswald’s: The congregation of St Oswald’s Church will take to the great outdoors on Sunday for a lambing service at Newhouses Farm, Newhouses, Horton-in-Ribblesdale by kind invitation of the Davidson family. The service of hymns and prayers in the lambing shed will commence at 3pm and will be followed by the feeding of the pet lambs. Tea and cake will then be served. Everyone is welcome and suitable footwear is recommended. A big thank you is extended to everyone who came along to last month’s marmalade festival in church when £385 was raised for funds.
Gun Club: Members of Penyghent Gun Club have have taken part in three members shoots. The first was held at High Birkwith Farm, The winner was R Carr with 26 kills, second was K Humphrey with 25 kills and third was R Bold with 23 kills. The winner of the pool shoot was R Carr. The following two shoots were both held in Horton Quarry. The first was a down the line shoot and the winner was K Humphrey with 79 kills. Second was S Bamber with 76 kills and third was R Bold with 63 kills. S Bamber was the pool shoot winner. The final shoot was also won by K Humphrey with 74 kills, second was S Bamber with 68 kills and third was G Bowers with 59 kills. S Bamber was the pool shoot winner. The next members shoot will be on Sunday, May 15, at 6pm in Horton Quarry and will be against Arncliffe Gun Club.
INGLETON: Sue Brown, 015242 41835
Rural Association: It was reported at the April meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association (IRCA) that the swimming pool had been emptied and found to be in very good condition. The pool will open on Saturday, May 28, and new lockers had been ordered. Easter Bingo made a profit of £535. Carl Lis reported that work on the pump track would start in May and would take about four weeks to complete. Congratulations were given to the badminton B team which has moved from the third to the second division. The Old People’s Welfare outing will be on Thursday, August 18, to Ryecroft Hall at Hambleton for a three-course lunch and an afternoon of entertainment. A jumble sale on May 28 will be held to raise funds for the outing. The Rev Nick Trenholme will be licensed on July 14 at 7.30pm as team vicar in the Ingleton area. He is married with two young children. Kirkby Lonsdale Choral Society will perform at St Mary’s on April 28 at 8pm. There will be a Pentecostal outdoor service in the Square at Ingleton on May 15. There has been good investment in the B4RN project. There is good news from the Tourist Information Centre (TIC), volunteers have doubled the turnover and there is increased footfall. There will be a jumble sale on May 7 to raise money for the gala. The winner of £20 in the 200 Club was Eunice Preston, second with £10 was Jeffrey Hall and David Gadd, Grace McGonnigal and Nev Capstick each won £5.
LANGCLIFFE: Helen Jarvis, 01729 835303
Church news: On Sunday, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 10.30am and the following Sunday, May 8, there will be Evensong at 3pm. On Sunday, June 5, a team from church will serve the teas in the institute. If you can help bake, serve, run the tombola or the craft stall please let Kate or Helen A know so that a rota can be made. The craft stall will sell both craft items and items for doing craft projects. There will also be craft books for sale. Let Helen J know if you can donate any items for this stall. (825303). Helen A has been knitting lots of mice which will go into hiding around the village and there will be a mouse hunt with clues to assist with the search. The project to modernise the kitchen area is progressing. An architect has drawn up some plans, which Kate will circulate for everyone to consider. The steps into the vestry are going to be more of a problem than first thought but it is hoped that an affordable solution can be found.
Whist drive: A whist drive was held at the institute in aid of church funds. MC was John Jebson. Winners were: ladies - 1 E Morphet, 2 J Jebson, 3 M Wright, booby D Pullen; men - 1 J Jebson, 2 H Jackson, 3 B Garnett, booby R Middleton. New players are needed for the drives, with the next taking place on Friday, May 13, at 7pm. Admission is £2, including supper.
Birthday exhibition: An exhibition entitled “1926 and all that Jazz” will be held over the weekend of June 10 to 12 to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. Please let Kate Croll (822875) know if you can help with stewarding or if you have any items from the 1920s which can be exhibited.
Institute news: Sue Parker needs more volunteers to work on the institute teas on Sundays during the summer. Even if you can only help at one session, please let her know on 822114.
Village website: The second and third books produced by the Millennium/History group are available as downloads on the history page of the website. A new page is planned to follow the progress of the Community Garden. The website address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Farmers: Lawkland Young Farmers were given a tour and a very interesting talk on the history of Settle’s Victoria Hall. Next week’s meeting is at Townson Tractors, Hellifield, at 7.30pm.
RATHMELL: Elaine Illingworth, 01729 840087
Reading Room: There will be no zumba class on Monday.
Thursday Club: The Rathmell Thursday Club meeting on May 5 will not be in the Reading Room as it is Polling Day. Instead, members will go out to Hindelinis, of Gisburn. They will share cars and meet up for lunch at 12.30pm.
SETTLE: Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639
Town council: The town council invites all members of the community to the annual parish meeting at Victoria Hall on May 23 at 7pm. This provides an opportunity for everyone to find out what the town council have been doing over the last year and to find out what plans are being considered for the forthcoming year. Wine and cheese will be served. Meanwhile the council is encouraging everyone to decorate their house or business ready for tomorrow’s Tour De Yorkshire and enter the best dressed competition by sending a photo to settle.org.uk/showcasesettle.
Victoria Hall: First Sunday Folk, introduced by Mike Harding, takes place on Sunday. This month’s guests are The Oldham Tinkers whose music is gleaned mainly from their own childhoods. May 6 sees Daniel Kemish visit Settle with his Fools and Money tour. Daniel is an Outlaw/Americana artist showcasing tones from his American influences. On May 8, there will be music from multi award-winning Nordic folk band Basco. For details and tickets, contact 01729 825718.
Gallery on the Green: To mark the visit of the Tour de Yorkshire to Settle tomorrow, the Gallery on the Green is staging a special exhibition looking at the links between art and the world of cycling. It includes a collection of postcards, showing both the variety of bike designs and the use of the bicycle in advertising and various art forms. The exhibition has been supported by Settle Town Council and will remain in place until May 20.
Charity books: Settle Rotary Cub will celebrate the Tour de Yorkshire coming to Settle with a charity bookstall and book shop at 3 Duke Street. It will be open tomorrow from 10am until 6pm and from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. Books and CDs are free with voluntary donations going to local charities and good causes, such as Settle Swimming Pool, Cave Rescue Organisation and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Bric-a-brac sale: Settle Parish Church will hold a bric-a-brac sale and serve refreshments between 10am and 4pm tomorrow and Saturday.
The Folly: To mark the visit of the Tour De Yorkshire, The Folly will be open between 10.30am and 6pm tomorrow. There will be a reduced entry fee of £2. Tea and coffee will be served all day.
St John’s: Many thanks go to Margaret Smith for her fascinating presentation of a voyage to Antarctica. Her description of the voyage and slides of the wildlife in the Falklands and South Georgia captivated the audience. The Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band concert scheduled for May 21 has had to be postponed and will be rearranged for later in the year.
Heritage Trust: Tomorrow, North Craven Heritage Trust will hold a talk at St John’s Methodist Church entitled Settle-Carlisle Railway, 1850-1990: Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. The meeting will begin at 7.30pm and admission is £2 for non-members. The event is part of Ride2Stride 2016 and the speaker will be Martin Pearson.
Coffee morning: On Saturday, Settle Amateur Operatic Society invites you to a coffee morning at the Old Court House on Station Road from 10am.
Book fair: On Monday, there will be a second hand book fair at Victoria Hall between 10am and 4pm.
Coffee Pot: Each Tuesday St John’s Methodist Church holds a “coffee pot” session with home made cakes in the coffee lounge. This is open to all and runs from 10am to noon. On the first Tuesday of the month the coffee pot is held in aid of a charity chosen by a member of the congregation. Next week’s charity is MIND, which provides advice and support to anyone facing a mental health problem.
Women’s Institute: The WI will meet in St John’s Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday at 2pm when Fr Frank Smith will recall his Life as a Prison Chaplain.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held at Settle Rugby Club in aid of Settle Area Swimming Pool. The quizmaster will be Stuart Marshall. The quiz will take place at 7.30pm on Friday, May 5, and tickets cost £5, including supper. They are available from the HSBC bank in Settle, Settle Pool or via 015242 51488.
Pool AGM: The Friends of Settle Pool will hold their annual general meeting next Friday, May 6, at 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House.
Europe and You: A presentation entitled The European Union and You is to be held at the Friends’ Meeting House next Friday, May 6, at 7pm. The aim is to present accurate facts as far as it is possible, There will be time at the end of the meeting for people to share their views.
Charity dance: A charity dance will take place next Saturday, May 7, at St Mary and St Michael Parish Hall and will run from 8pm to 11pm. Funds raised will be donated to Settle Swimming Pool. If you are able, please confirm your attendance by contacting 01729 823259 or 824038.
Christian Aid: Christian Aid week will take place from May 15 to 21. There will be a house-to-house collection as well as a Tuesday collection outside The Naked Man. On Wednesday, May 18, there will be a coffee evening at St John’s between 7pm and 8.30pm. Volunteers are needed to distribute and collect envelopes. If you can help, contact 01729 822311.
Theatre trips: Two theatre trips are being planned for the summer. The first trip is to the Gilbert and Sullivan International Festival at Harrogate on August 6. This will be a Saturday matinee performance of Pirates of Penzance at the Royal Hall. The total price is £44, including stalls seat, coach and gratuities. The second trip is to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, to see Wicked. The cost is £63. The latest date for bookings is May 28 and for more information, contact 01729 823978.
Amnesty International: The next Amnesty letter writing session will take place at Friends Meeting House in Kirkgate on May 18 between 5pm and 8pm. Individuals are invited to come along and write a letter to assist in Amnesty’s work. For further details, contact 01729 268912.
Beetle drive: On May 21, St John’s Methodist Church will hold a Beetle Drive at 6pm. This will be followed by a pie and peas supper. The event is open to all ages. Vegetarian and special diet pies can be catered for by contacting 01729 824661 in advance (if possible). Admission is free, with donations invited to help cover the cost of catering.
Settle Soup: The next serving of Settle Soup will take place at Victoria Hall on May 24 from 6pm to 8pm. Settle Soup is a scheme where new ideas can receive start-up funding. Four ideas have four minutes each in which to pitch their ideas for community projects and then this is voted on by the people present. The winner receives the takings from the evening to help them start their project. Booking is essential for food. There is a suggested donation of £4 on the door (£2 for under 18s). To book a place or to discuss a project, contact 07977 040329.
SILSDEN: Linda Berry, 01535 654643
Sports Club: The Sports Club will present a band night on Saturday. It will feature The Brookes, a Grimsby-based garage rock band, The Yorkshire Puddings, a local two-piece comedy folk group and topping the bill, The Escapades. The gig starts at 7.30pm and admission is £5 on the door.
Camera Club: Silsden Camera Club met in St James’ Church hall last Wednesday. The competition was entitled Shadows in black and white and the results were: 1 and 3 A Bland, 2 J Moody, 4 N Newsome, 5 B Clough and 6 S Thomas. The judge was Stuart Parker, who gave detailed feedback on all the photos. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, meeting at the canal basin in Skipton at 6.30pm. For further information, ring 01535 653528.
Cricket matches: There are no cricket matches this weekend due to the Tour de Yorkshire travelling through the Dales. The season started on Saturday with both the first and second teams starting out with a win. There will be a match played every Saturday (weather permitting) throughout the summer at the Keighley Road ground with refreshments available and plenty of open spaces for spectators.
Gala queen: Silsden Gala committee will choose its 2016 King and Queen at a morning of family fun activities next Saturday, May 7, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. This will be at St James Church Hall and will include face-painting, raffle, penalty shootout, F1 racing competition, card making plus tea, coffee and cakes donated by Crumbs Café. All entrants must be aged five or over and accompanied by a parent.
Musical night: The Sound of Musicals - a night of songs from some well known musicals performed by local artists - will be held at Silsden Methodist Church next Saturday, May 7, at 7pm. Tickets are available from Twiggs newsagents or can be paid for on the door. They cost £6 adults and £3 for children which includes light refreshments. All proceeds go to Sue Ryder’s Manorlands Hospice and Silsden Methodist Church.
Quiz night: A quiz night will be held in St James’ Hall, Silsden, next Saturday, May 7, at 7pm. Tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children and are available from the committee or 01535 655347.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday, there will be a Holy Communion at 8am, followed by the Parish Communion at 9.45am. At 11.30am, there is All-in-Church, specially aimed at families, and at 6pm, there is a Songs of Praise “Hills of the north, rejoice!”. Toddle into Church is each Tuesday at 2pm for all pre-school children and their parents or carers. On Wednesday is a service of Holy Communion BCP at 10.45am. On Thursday at 8am, Ascension Day is celebrated atop the tower led by the Right Rev James Bell, Bishop of Ripon. Later that day, at 7pm, there is a service of Holy Communion.
Dalesway WI: An uplifting talk was given by Alison Wragg from Martin House Hospice, Boston Spa, about the tireless volunteers who care for children to adults with a life-shortening illness. The next meeting will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm when a representative from the Dogs Trust will explain its work as the largest dog welfare charity in the UK.
Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church on Sunday at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. The regular weekly service of Holy Communion will take place at 9.30am on Wednesday, followed by Toddler Praise at 10.30am in the Church Hall. Bishop James from Ripon Cathedral will celebrate a Solemn Eucharist for Ascension Day next Thursday, May 5, at 7.30pm.
Organ recital: On Monday, at 11am, the second in the Christ Church organ recital series will be given by Simon Russell from St Mary’s Church, Nantwich. Coffee will be served from 10.30am, and there will be a retiring collection.
Women’s Institute: Skipton with Stirton and Thorlby WI welcomed Megan Carrys-Sunley who gave a demonstration of flower arranging and techniques. The institute also welcomed two visitors. Last Wednesday, members attended a spring group event, hosted by Long Preston WI where they were treated to a rousing performance by the Skipton Ukelele Band. The institute meets at the Soroptimists Rooms, Otley Street, every third Tuesday of the month.
Gardeners Club: April’s presentation was given by Michael Myers, Craven Herald’s monthly garden journal writer and Craven College lecturer. His amusing and comprehensive advice included low maintenance and wild flower gardens. Members appreciated top quality photographs of some Yorkshire garden designs, aimed at illustrating ways to reduce time and work, and an explanation on how to establish a meadow in a garden setting. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 18, at 7.30pm in the Soroptimist Rooms when David Nelson will give a talk, Onions, Leeks and Allotment.
St Thomas’: A coffee morning will be held on Saturday at the Community Centre, North Street, at 10am. There will also be a raffle and cake and stall. All money raised will go to church funds. The service on Sunday is Holy Communion at 10.45am.
Tea dances: Tea dances are held in Sutton Village Hall every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm. Admission is £2, which includes refreshments.
THORNTON-IN-LONSDALE: Paula Kendall, 015242 42390 and Rosemary Hartley, 015242 42207
Church pilgrimage: All are invited to walk on a pilgrimage around the five churches of the benefice over this Bank Holiday weekend. All churches will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, offering refreshments and exhibitions. Oswald’s will host an exhibition for The Westhouse Walks.
UPPER WHARFEDALE: Sheila Denby, 01756 752605
Entertainment break: The entertainments group at Amerdale Hall, Arncliffe, is taking a break. Its next event is Walking in Littondale in June, followed by Littondale Fete in August.
Community Centre: The Queen’s Birthday and St George’s Day were the subjects of a table quiz and children’s activities at the Bacon Butty morning on Saturday. There will be a village street party for the Queen on Saturday, June 11, and full details will be announced nearer the time. April’s 100 club winner was R Booth. This Saturday there will be an extra whist and dominoes session starting at 7.30pm. The centre will be used as a polling station next Thursday, May 5. Please book your tickets for the Beatles tribute band who will perform on Saturday, May 14, at 7.30pm. Telephone 01729 840794.