Embsay-with-Eastby Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197 Churches: This coming Sunday is the Patronal Festival at St Mary’s Church, and there will be a Communion service led by the Rev John Holford. The Methodist Chapel 10.30am service will be led by Glennis Hobbs. All are welcome. St Mary’s celebrates a quiet Communion service at 10.30am on Tuesday, with tea and coffee served afterwards. The church is open from 2pm to 4pm for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation.
Parish Council: It is the responsibility of all of us who are householders in Embsay-with-Eastby to ensure that our trees, shrubs and bushes do not endanger or impede pedestrians, passing motorists and cyclists. Now we are in the peak of the growth period for the majority of plants, it will avoid the risk of injury if we remove, or have removed, all overhanging and blocking growth from the ginnels, paths, lanes, roads and pavements of our villages. Householders may be liable for any accident or damage caused by any overhanging growth from their properties. Many thanks for your co-operation and to those villagers who have already cut back their hedges and trees.
Village Hall Committee: The August meeting of the Village Hall Committee will take place at 7pm on Monday in the hall’s supper room.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale Caroline Thompson, 01756 749235.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale Show: Members of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Show committee will be holding a meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the village hall to discuss final preparations for the annual show, which will be taking place on September 3. The closing date for entries is August 16, which is the day of the meeting. Entries can be left with any committee member or can be brought to the village hall from 6.30pm to 7pm, prior to the meeting commencing. Spare schedules are available from the secretary, Paula Swainson, The Crown and the Lion pubs at Horton, Helwith Bridge Pub or Lamberts Newsagents in Settle. Any offers of help either before or on the day of the show will be gratefully accepted.
Primary School: The governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School exhibition foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full-time continuous courses of advance study. Applicants must currently be resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Application forms can be obtained from Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School BD24 0EX, and must be completed and returned to the same address by September 23 2016.
Church: A morning service will be held at St Oswald’s Church at 9am on Sunday.
Cononley Church: A service of Holy Communion at St John’s Church on Sunday will be led by the vicar, the Rev Dr John Peet, at 11am.
Coniston Cold Young Farmers: Coniston Cold Young Farmers met at Flasby near Gargrave for a farm walk. Members were given an extensive and interesting tour of the organic dairy unit and dairy herd as well as at tour of the higher land. Joe Hudson thanked farm managers Daniel Hayes and Ian McGeogh for interesting tour. Next week’s meeting will be a cycle ride round Malham Tarn.
Austwick Derek and Celia Coultherd 015242 51215 Austwick WI: Members recently enjoyed a gentle evening’s walk around the Ingleton area led by Angela Rogers and Lizz Cook. Unfortunately the weather was not kind and a soaking was had by all. The visit concluded with a light supper at The Gamecock, Austwick, where several other members joined them.
Village Show: If you have not collected a schedule from Crossleigh Stores and want to enter this year’s show you are reminded that entry forms must be submitted by 8pm on Monday. The show which will take place on Saturday, August 20, at 2pm in the Parish Hall.
Bowling Club: Austwick bowling club played their Pickles Doubles club competition last Saturday. Winners J Sutherland and J Simpson; runners-up A Smale and T Kerr. On Saturday is Austwick’s penultimate inter club competition at home to Burton in Lonsdale for a 1.30pm start. The following day is President’s day - names in by 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start . Last week it was reported that winner of the gent’s singles competition was E Booth, runner-up R Sutherland. It should have read: winner E Booth and runner-up R Butterfield.
Church Services: Sunday, 09.30am, morning prayer at Austwick; 11am Holy Communion at Clapham; 2pm Holy communion at Keasden, 6-30pm Holy Communion at Austwick. Monday to Wednesday The Rev Canon Ian Greenhalgh is to undertake a sponsored run along the 80-mile long Cumbrian way from Ulverston to Carlisle; all sponsorship is welcome. Please get in touch with Ian on 51313 Ingleton Sue Brown, 015242 41835 Swimming Gala: Results for this year’s Ingleton Swimming Gala. Cups were presented by Mrs. Dorothy Hodgson. Thanks to all who helped on the day.
Infant Non-Swimmer – Lucy Williams; 5 years and under girls 1 width –Brook Parker; Local Cup Winner Lucy Williams; Youngest boy to swim a length – Seth Gowland; Youngest girl to swim a length – Lucy Williams; 6 to 8 boys 1 length freestyle – George McCabe; 6 to 8 girls 1 length freestyle – Lola Calvert; Local Cup Winner Hazel Gowland; 9 to 11 boys 1 length freestyle – Fred Calvert 9 to 11 girls 1 length freestyle – Hannah McMillan; 12 – 15 boys 2 length freestyle – Ivan Robertshaw; 12 – 15 girls 2 length freestyle – Rachel Weller; 6 to 8 boys 1 length breaststroke – George McCabe; 6 to 8 years girls 1 length breastroke – Lola Calvert; Local Cup Winner Kiera Downing ; 9 to 11 boys 1 length breaststroke - Fred Calvert; 9 to 11 girls 1 length breaststroke – Hannah McMillan; 12 to 15 boys 2 lengths breaststroke – Dylan Stephenson-Wright; 12 to 15 girls 2 lengths breaststroke – Rachel Weller; 9 years and under Junior boys diving – Cadyn Parker; Local Cup Winner George McCabe; 9 years and under Junior girls diving- Kiera Downing; 10 years and over Senior boys diving – Toby Campbell; 10 years and over Senior girls diving- Rachel Weller; 9 years and under Egg and Spoon – Hazel Gowland and Harry Williams; 10 years and over Egg and Spoon – Dylan Stephenson-Wright; 16 years and under boys 4 length medley – Max Robertshaw; 16 years and under girls 4 length medley – Hannah McMillan; 9 years and under mixed relay - Chloe Gardner Bonsall, Olivia Howson, Hazel Gowland, Kiera Downing; 10 years and over mixed relay –Hannah McMillan, Rachel Weller, Milly Dinsdale, Max Robertshaw; 9 years and under mixed ring retrieval – Chloe Gardner Bonsall; 10 years and over mixed ring retrieval – Max Robertshaw; Effort Boy – Harry Williams; Effort Girl – Sarah Tyrie; Victor – Max Robertshaw; Victrix – Joint winners - Hannah McMillan and Rachel Weller.
Parish Council: At the August meeting of Ingleton Parish Council, a member of the public raised concerns about the poor state of the railings by Jenkins Beck. It was agreed that the Clerk should write to Highways to request action. The Ingleton Ladies’ netball team had requested a donation and it was agreed to give them £150 towards the cost of new netball posts. After discussion, councillors agreed not to support a local resident’s proposal for a disabled parking bay outside the pharmacy. They also agreed that the clerk should write a letter of objection to the removal of the BT kiosk from the square. A serious pothole on the pavement on Main Street was reported and the clerk will pass this on. Coun McGonnigal offered to organise a maintenance group for the Pump Track and this was accepted with appreciation from the other members. Coun Lis reported on a successful gala. Coun Weaire reported on the recent progress of the Village Action team. A topographic survey was being conducted of the park. Members took note that from April 2017 the blue bins will include paper waste.
Grassington Sheila Denby, 01756 752605 Horticultural Society: Grassington and District Horticultural Society will be staging their Annual Autumn Show on Saturday August 20 in Grassington Town Hall. The display will be judged in the morning and the event will be open to view by the general public during the afternoon.
Hospice Coffee: Martin House Children’s Hospice will be fundraising at a coffee morning on Saturday in Church House, Grassington, 9am-noon. The organisers would be grateful for any contributions of cakes or raffle prizes, which can be left at School Cottages or Church House Cottage. Call Pat Haslam on 7518612.
Hub Market: The annual Street Market in aid of Grassington Hub and Library will be on Saturday, August 27, on Grassington’s cobbled square. This is the 7th Annual Street Market organised by volunteers at the hub and runs from 10am-4pm. They are asking for bric-a-brac and unwanted gifts. All items will be considered for sale apart from larger furniture, clothes or electrical items. For free collection call Grassington Hub on 752222 or The Craft Shop on 753576.
Toddler Praise: The next Toddler Praise Meeting will be on the August 21 at 4pm in Church House.
Theatre Support: On behalf of the Trustees of Grassington Town Hall and Devonshire Institute, their Chairman, Andrew Wilson is making an appeal for financial support to re-seat The Octagon Theatre. New, individual, padded red seats are to replace the hard bench seating in this lovely building. Already half are paid for and Andrew points out that each seat costs £150, which could attract gift aid from the government per seat of £25.
Upper Wharfedale Sheila Denby, 01756 752605 Churchyard Upkeep: Throughout the year The Hubberholme St Michael’s and All Angels churchyard has been very well maintained by Gordon Kelvington. The Churchyard Maintenance Fund did not cover the basic upkeep. In the extended churchyard, sheep performed the main tasks, thanks to the co-operation of Mark Falshaw and thanks have been extended to him for his willingness to help.
School Room: The room at Buckden continues to be used by the community and for church meetings and fundraising events. A regular, fortnightly Contemplative Service has been introduced on Thursdays at noon in this church building.
Seat Move: The ‘Sheep Seat’ which was made for Grassington in Bloom from a felled tree has been moved from the Elbolton Corner to a more central position opposite the Colvend Car Park as it was felt the it made more of a point to village visitors about the nature and heritage of our area.
Bloom Tea: Grassington in Bloom raised £260 at the afternoon tea event in Church House during Grassington Festival. The group is self-funding and will help with planting costs for the coming year. Chairman Diane Mackridge described the welcome support received from many local people who give their time in other ways such as maintenance work, baking, helping out at fundraising events.
Burnsall Ed Williams, 01756 720335 A Celebration of the music of Simon and Garfunkel will be performed live by Tim Chu and Ian Bailey, tomorrow, Friday, at Burnsall Village Hall. Doors open 7.15pm, the show starts at 8pm. Licensed bar. Tickets are £12.
Sutton-in-Craven Coffee Morning: The regular coffee morning, on the second Saturday in the month, is at the Sutton-in-Craven Community Centre, 5 North Street, at 10am on Saturday. All welcome.
Silsden Linda Berry, 01535 654643 Boot Sale: Riverside car boot sale will be held on Sunday, 7am-1pm. Cars are £10, vans and cars/trailers are £15. Free onsite parking and facilities for visitors.
Stroke Support: A group to support stroke victims and their families may be set up in Silsden, if a sufficient need can be proved. The initiative comes from Later Life Cobbydale, a network of individuals and local organisations which has come together with the aim of boosting services for older people in the district and which currently meets every six weeks at the town hall. Following an approach from a family coping with the effects and isolation of a stroke diagnosis, Later Life Cobbydale wants to hear from others in Silsden who may be interested in attending a group which would offer social activities as well as information, encouragement and mutual support. Anyone who would like to discuss this further should telephone Liz on 01535 618008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Horton-in-Ribblesdale Caroline Thompson, 01756 749325 Church Service: A morning service will be held at St Oswald’s church on Sunday, starting at 9am.
Show Meeting: Members of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Show committee will be holding a meeting on the Tuesday at 7pm in the village hall to discuss final preparations for the annual show which will be taking place on Saturday, September 3. The closing date for entries is Tuesday, the day of the meeting. Entries can be left with any committee member or can be brought to the village hall from 6.30-7 pm before the meeting. Spare schedules are available from the Secretary, Paula Swainson, The Crown and the Lion pubs at Horton, Helwith Bridge Pub or Lambert’s Newsagents in Settle. Any offers of help either before or on the day of the show will be gratefully accepted, new committee members always welcome.
School Grants: The Governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School exhibition foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full time continuous courses of advance study. Applicants must currently be resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Application forms can be obtained from Horton-in-Ribblesdale school, BD24 0EX, and must be completed and returned to the same address by the September 23.
Cononley St John’s: On Sunday, a service of Holy Communion at St John’s Church will be led by the Vicar, Rev Dr John Peet, at 11am.
Draughton Jane Markham, 01756 711305 St Augustine’s: The service of Morning Prayer, at St Augustine’s Church, starting at 9.30am on Sunday. All welcome.
Embsay-with-Eastby Andrew Wilson, 01756 790197 Churches Festival: This coming Sunday is the Patronal Festival at St Mary’s Church and there will be a communion service led by the Rev John Holford. The Methodist Chapel 10.30am service will be led by Glennis Hobbs. All are most welcome at any of these services. On Tuesday at 10.30am St Mary’s celebrates a quiet communion service with tea and coffee served afterwards, then 2-4pm the church is open for tea, coffee, home baking and conversation.
Community Library: The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books from their local library during the long summer holiday. The theme for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge is ‘The Big Friendly Read’. When the children complete the challenge they will receive stickers and certificates at their school in the autumn term. Call into the library and get signed up.
Parish Council: It is the responsibility of all of us who are householders in Embsay-with-Eastby to ensure that our trees, shrubs and bushes do not endanger or impede pedestrians, passing motorists and cyclists. Now that we are in the peak of the growth period for the majority of plants it will avoid the risk of injury if we remove, or have removed, all overhanging and blocking growth from the ginnels, paths, lanes, roads and pavements of our villages. Householders may be liable for any accident or damage caused by any overhanging growth from our properties. Many thanks for your co-operation and to those villagers who have already cut back their hedges and trees.
Hall Committee: The August meeting of the Village Hall Committee will take place on Monday, at 7pm in the hall’s supper room.
Carleton St Mary’s: The St Mary’s Coffee Pot will be held at 3 Leys Close this Friday from 2-4 pm. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate with complimentary biscuits. All welcome. On Sunday there will be Bread, Wine and Worship at 11am. This is a more informal service with a short family communion and worship songs. The St Mary’s Garden Party will take place in the church grounds on Saturday August 201-4pm, serving light lunches, cream teas and cakes. There will be a Pimms bar, plant stall, bottle stall and games for the children.
Swan Quiz: Quiz Night at The Swan Inn on Wednesday at 8.30 pm. £1 per person including supper. Cash prizes.
Gargrave Sally Jennings, 01756 748098 Air Ambulance: A dance held on July 29 raised over £800 for this charity. Thanks to all for their support.
Art Classes: Watercolour art classes are starting from today, Thursday, at 10am and also on August 18 and 25 in the village hall annexe. They are aimed at every level of experience from beginners to those who need to perfect their painting techniques. More information can be obtained from Alison on 07743 007784.
Ballroom Dance: The next dance is tomorrow, Friday, from 8pm in the Village Hall with the entertainment being provided by Elizabeth Harrison. Entry is £5 per person and everybody is invited to provide their own refreshments.
Coffee Morning: This will start at 10am in the village Hall on Saturday 13 August with all contributions being donated to Village Hall funds. As well as home made cakes, toasted teacakes and tea or coffee there will also be a book stall and raffle. If you wish to donate any items to the forthcoming jumble sale on September 24 they can be left at the hall during the morning.
St Andrew’s: On Sunday at Gargrave parish church there will be a traditional BCP Holy Communion at 8am, and a Pet Service at 10.45am. All pets and their owners are welcome (provided they would fit in the church if the weather is poor).
Fuchsia Show - The Fuchsia and Geranium Show will take place on Sunday at Gargrave Village Hall. Entrance to the public will be from noon until 4pm when the winning exhibits from all over Craven will be on show and there will be numerous fuchsia and geranium plants for sale. Refreshments are available throughout the day and there will also be a raffle and tombola.
Giggleswick Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639 Horticultural Show: This year marks the 75th annual Giggleswick Horticultural Show. The event will take place on Saturday in Giggleswick Junior School Pavilion. Doors open to the public at 1.30pm with an opening ceremony at 2pm. Admission is £1.50 with under 16s free. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon. Schedules and entry forms are now available from Lambert’s, Tourist Information Centre, Lay of the Land, The Garden Shed and The Tuck Shop in Giggleswick. Proceeds support local charities.
Clapham Rory-Joe Daniels, 015242 51135 Church Crafts: St James’ Church will be hosting a ‘Flower and Crafts’ event over the August Bank Holiday weekend August 27, 28 and 29 in the church, 10am-5pm. Entry is free and refreshments are available, enquiries to Sue Mann on 015242 51792.
Gill Winch: It will be possible for visitors to descend the 340ft main shaft of Gaping Gill, the largest natural cavern in Great Britain, from Saturday August 20 to Monday August 29, when Craven Pothole Club will be running the Gaping Gill winch. The descent costs £15 (includes guided tour of the main chamber) and minimum age is seven years old, at the co-ordinators’ discretion. No advanced bookings are taken so arrive as early as possible; the winch opens at 8am on the weekend and Bank Holidays and 9am on a weekday. Book on arrival at the tent next to the winch.
Photographic Group: Settle Photographic Group will be holding its annual exhibition on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the Bank Holiday Weekend, in Clapham Village Hall, 11am-5pm. Free entry.
Bolton Abbey PRIORY CHURCH: On Sunday there will be Communion (said) at 8 am, 10.30 am Sung Eucharist and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm. On Wednesday there is a said communion service at 10 am. On Saturday at 6pm the Priory Church is the venue for a concert ‘A Collection of Musical Delights’ by pupils of Opera North founding member, Susan Lees, accompanied by Timothy Raymond (piano). We need to recruit new guides to the Priory Church Visitor Welcome Team. If anyone would like to join us or would like further information please contact Susan on 01756 709080.
Langcliffe Helen Jarvis, 01729 825303 Website Catalogue: The catalogue for the Village Show is on the website http://langcliffe.myfreewebsites.net. The Village news and the church newsletter are posted on the relevant pages. This year’s poetry entries are available on the Village Show page.
Church News: On Sunday there will be Evensong at 6 pm A recent fundraising meeting focused on the Angel Festival. This will take place on the weekend of October 1 and 2. It is hoped that residents will display an angel of some sort in windows and/or on doors and gates. There will be a workshop in church on Monday September 19, 4-8 pm. The church will have decorative angels in each window and in the chancel.
Village Garden: The Langcliffe Community Garden field now belongs to the village. There will be a meeting of the Trustees in September.
Village Show: The Village Show Catalogue is on the village website. http://langcliffe.myfreewebsites.net and there are copies at the back of church. The members of the Show’s organising body have agreed to provide a ‘Jacob’s Join’ for the judges and stewards. Kate has agreed to coordinate the food and the Institute Committee members are going to act as servers. Graham Jarvis is organising the raffles and if anyone has any prizes please give them to him.
Settle Gill O’Donnell, 01729 825639 Railway Walks: Two walks are planned for this coming weekend. On Saturday there will be a 14-mile moderately strenuous circular walk from Settle taking in Whelp Stones. This leaves Settle at 09.50am. On Sunday there is a Swaledale walk from Hawes to Muker via Great Shunner Fell. This is a 10-mile strenuous walk leaving Ribblehead at 10.28am and making use of public transport to Hawes and for the return journey from Muker to Ribblehead. Throughout the month there will also be free guided walking tours of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and a visit to Blea Moor tunnel each Wednesday. To join a tour, meet at the Heritage Centre on Ribblehead Station at 10.25am for a tour of the viaduct site which lasts about two hours. All participants should wear stout footwear and bring warm and waterproof clothing. Participants who wish to undertake an extended tour of the Ribblehead Viaduct site and visit Blea Moor Tunnel should also meet at 10.25am. Participants wishing to visit Blea Moor Tunnel should bring a packed lunch. No reservation is needed for any of these walks. Details of all walks can be found at www.foscl.org.uk Gallery Exhibition: A new exhibition is now open at The Gallery On the Green featuring work by sisters, Chris Marflitt and Gill O’Donnell. The Light at the End... showcases the work of Escape Tunnel Crafts. The exhibition runs until September 24.
U3A Session: The U3A group is holding a coffee and chat session at Victoria Hall today, Thursday, from 10.30am onwards to coincide with its enrolment session for 2016-17. There will be an opportunity to chat to current members and find out more about the range of activities on offer. New members welcome.
Trivia Fun: St John’s Methodist Church invites you to join them for a ‘pointless’ evening of trivial fun tomorrow, Friday. The event will start at 7.30pm and is suitable for all ages.
Bric-a-Brac: A bric-a-brac sale will take place at Settle Parish Church on Saturday 10am-4pm. There will be home-made refreshments all day with proceeds going to both Giggleswick and Settle parishes.
Photographic Group: The next meeting will take place at Townhead Court on Monday at 7.30pm. The theme will be Black and White photography. Would members please note that the black and white gallery has been postponed and that the theme for August’s gallery is ‘the flowerpot festival.’ Cream Tea: Anchor homes will be holding a cream tea on August 18 at Townhead Court, 2-4pm. All are welcome, proceeds to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There will be a charge of £2.50 for tea and a cake or scone with strawberries.
Victoria Hall: On Wednesday August 24 the hall welcomes Ricardo García-Curbelo, an innovative performer and one of the most experienced composer-performers of today’s Latin American harp music. On August 30 there will be a talk by Andrew Bradley about The Red Arrows Display Team. Andrew was Chief Engineer for the Hawk aircraft for 10 years and is uniquely placed to give the inside story on the Red Arrows. This event is a fund raising event on behalf of the hall. For details and tickets of all events contact 01729 825718.
Embracing Diversity: An outbreak of rainbows is planned in Settle over the coming weeks. In an attempt to combat current international, national and even local gloom and bad news Settle shops are being urged to display a sticker showing a rainbow and declaring that Settle welcomes the world. The idea is to spread a positive feeling about the town and show that as a town we always welcome diversity. For details as to how to obtain a sticker and how to take part contact email@example.com Talent Show: A grand auction and talent show is being planned for September 9 at Victoria Hall, in aid of Settle Swimming Pool. The aim is to raise funds to purchase a wheelchair and pool vacuum. Offers of items for the auction (including promises of time and services) would be gratefully received from businesses, organisations and individuals. Similarly entrants for the talent show are required. In both instances please contact 01729 825944 / 822090.
Theatre Trips: Booking is now underway for the next season of theatre trips. Two trips are scheduled to Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. On the way the trips will be calling at Grasmere for refreshment (not included in ticket price). Both outings leaving Settle cricket club at 9.30am and cost £30 per person per trip (including transport). The first trip is on Thursday September 22 to see Richard Sheridan’s The Rivals, a Georgian comedy. The second is on Wednesday November 2to see Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott. Further ahead, but already booking, on Wednesday March 29, Matthew Bourne’s ballet, The Red Shoes at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford. Price £42per person. For more details contact Michael Cullingworth 01729 823978.
Hellifield Ken Leak, 01729 850845 Coffee Morning: This coming Saturday, the Coffee Morning in the Institute will be a fund raiser for the Church. From 10am, with cake stalls, tombola, raffle etc. The coffee morning on August 20 will be for the Institute itself.
Walking Group: The next Hellifield Walk will be held on Sunday August 21. It will be a medium category six to seven-mile walk around Easington and Grindleton Fells. Contact Paul Emsley on 851659 for details.
Gardens Association: The Hellifield Area Allotments and Gardens Association invites everyone to the allotments off Brook Street,2-4pm on Sunday. Entry is free and refreshments will be available. There will be the chance to pick up surplus produce in return for a small donation. Contact David Gooch on 850886 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gala Report: Record numbers attended Hellifield Gala on Saturday as the warm weather helped the village celebrate its 47th annual event. It started on the Friday evening, when a ‘Hellifield’s Got Talent’ night was held in the marquee. On Gala Saturday, a procession around the field and the crowning of this year’s Gala Queen, Miss Holly Mounsey, took place at 1pm. Miss Mounsey’s attendants were Charlotte Chapman, Millie-Anne Singleton, Ella-Rae Hardacre, Kian Stanford, and Aston Szpitter. This years judges at the fancy dress were Ruth and James Guilliam from Just Now Designs. Entertainment on the field included a Buckin Bronco, Alpacas, Goats and Donkey, Circus Jim Childrens Entertainer, plus Skipton Majorettes. The Fell Races were well attended. Five-a-side football also took place. On Saturday evening a disco was held in the marquee courtesy of Dale and Mik Cardus. The committee would like to thank all who supported the gala this year, and thanks all its sponsors local businesses and village organisations.
Skipton Lacemakers Guild: The Craven Guild of Lacemakers entry to the National Lace Guilds John Bull Trophy competition entitled ‘Celebrations’ was a picture in lace depicting the 200th Anniversary of the opening of the Leeds and Liverpool canal.The work shows the canal wending its way through Skipton Basin and was made up from individual pieces of lace made by several members and then attached to material and framed. The judging has taken place and members of the group are due to visit the exhibition of all the entries, in August at Farfield Mill, Sedbergh.The group will be holding a celebratory meal in late September at Rhubarb restaurant, Skipton, to mark the 30th anniversary of the guild’s formation.The next meeting will be on Thursday, August 18, at Christchurch, Skipton,10am-3.30pm. Further enquiries on 01535 656637.
Women’s Institute: The Happy Bundays WI enjoyed a lively Solo Salsa dance session led by Carole Hill from the Healthy Lifestyle Studio. Everyone had great fun. The next meeting is on Monday at Champions Church, Skipton at 8pm Amelia and Sarah from Coffee Care will share their story with a presentation and tasting session.
Holy Trinity: On Sunday there will be a Holy Communion service at 8am and a Parish Communion service at 9.45am. On Tuesday the Toddle into Church activities for babies and pre-school children are in the Vestry Rooms 2-3pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at 10.45am using the historical version of the service from The Book of Common Prayer. The Coffee Shop is open from 10am-2pm, Wednesday to Friday, and the Café, with a wider menu, on Saturday 10am-3pm.
Christ Church: Family Eucharist will be celebrated in Christ Church on Sunday at 9.30am and Evening Prayer at 6.30pm.
Earby Earby Gardeners: Earby and District Gardeners are inviting entries for their 73rd Horticultural Show to be held on Saturday at the New Road Community Centre. Schedules are available from Dorothy Bullock 01282 842134, in the New Road Community Centre or can be sent online by contacting email@example.com. Lunch will be served from noon and public viewing is from 1pm.
Churches Together: The speaker at the next meeting of Churches Togethers, which will be held in the Centenary Room of the New Road Community Centre on Thursday, August 18, is Melanie Clarke, the Anglican reader at St Thomas’s C of E Church, Barrowford. The meeting will begin at 6.30pm with a two course meal and everyone will be made welcome.
St Peter’s: Frances Oliver will lead the 10.30am service on Sunday at St Peter’s Methodist Church. There is a gentle exercise class at 1:30pm on Monday.
Stainforth Garage Sale: There will be a garage sale in Stainforth on August 20 between 11am and 4pm. A map of the trail can be collected from the village hall, which will also be offering tea and cakes. Nine houses have signed up so far . Money raised will go to Mountain and Cave Rescue. Money raised from refreshments will go the village hall. If you live in Stainforth and would like to sign up for a pitch, please contact Carole Colombi via the village hall website.
Farnhill and Kildwick Joyce Wood, 01535 635880 St Andrew’s: On Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8.15am and at 10am. On Sunday afternoon the church will be open to visitors 2.30-4.30pm and tea and scones will be served in the Parish Rooms.
Coffee Morning: The Farnhill Methodists’ coffee morning will be held on Saturday in the Kildwick and Farnhill Institute, 10-11.30am. The proceeds are in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
Scarecrow Festival: The Farnhill and Kildwick Scarecrow Festival will be held from Friday, to Sunday, August 21. Sunday will be a family fun day with a barbecue at the White Lion starting from 2pm with prize giving at 5pm. Make and site your own scarecrow, registering it at the White Lion by August 16 (only registered scarecrows will be judged). Forms and entry numbers are available from the White Lion, Priest Bank Road, Kildwick. Telephone 015325 632265, email: thewhitelionkildwick.co.uk Threshfield WI Talk: Ann Cryer, former Keighley MP, entertained the members of Threshfield and Linton WI with a talk entitled ‘People I Have Known in my Career’ as an MP, at the July meeting, followed by a question and answer session.
Cowling Holy Trinity Church: On Saturday morning we are hoping that generous people with either strimmers, shears or even scissors will help us to get the graves tidied up. Please turn up and make us proud of our churchyard.
Barnoldswick St Andrew’s: The Rev David Edmondson will lead the 10.30am Sunday service, which includes the baptism of baby Lily Rose. Then at 3pm there will be a Messy church session on the Barnoldswick Beach followed by an hour of worship and praise. Wendy Fryar will then lead the 6pm service. On Monday at 9am, there will be prayers in the Majestic Church prior to activities on Barnoldswick Beach. A Bible study will be held at Woodlands on Friday, August 19.