• Musical evening will raise funds to help Afghan refugees

    A FUNDRAISING musical evening to raise funds to help Afghan refugees to re-settle in Skipton, Bradford and Leeds, is to be held on Saturday, October 30. Organised by the Skipton Refugee Support Group, ‘sing for Afghan refugees’ will feature members

  • Canal-side gym plans for Silsden

    PLANS to turn a former industrial building on the canalside area of Silsden have been submitted to Bradford Council. If approved a 453 square metre section of Canal Works, off Elliot Street, would be converted into a “multi functional gym.”

  • Devastating flu pandemic at Raikeswood Camp

    Forty-seven German prisoners in Raikeswood Camp died in the influenza pandemic during spring of 1919. Historian Alan Roberts investigates. FOR the 636 prisoners confined in Skipton by two lofty barbed wire fences it must have been devastating to

  • Skipton bridal business predicts bumper wedding numbers

    A SKIPTON bridal business owner is predicting a bumper number of weddings for 2022 and 2023. Mandy Abramson, who owns Cinderella’s at High Corn Mill, says her own business is booming. not only with rebooked weddings postponed because of the pandemic

  • Skipton groups can benefit from Hillards Charity

    SKIPTON charities and organisations can apply for funding from the Hillards Charity because there used to be a store in town behind Sheep Street. The Trust makes grants for social welfare causes particularly for the benefit of young and old in

  • Seaside trip for Skipton RBL members

    MEMBERS and guests of the Skipton Branch of the Royal British Legion set out for a trip to the seaside organised by members George and Janice Martin. The destination was firstly Fleetwood’s famous market, followed by a visit to nearby Cleveleys

  • Annual race sees local stars shine

    VERY few can doubt that 2021 has been a weird and mixed up year but for the summer season of fell running at least, there was the “usual” dramatic finale race accompanying the Wasdale Shepherd’s Meet at Wasdale Head. The race itself is a lung inverting