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Barbara Rickards

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Aladdin: what a wonderful production by all the children from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School gave to family, friends and governors. The singing and dancing to tell the story of Aladdin was not deterred by the hot weather and was enjoyed by all. There were a number of thanks given by headmaster, Mr Stockdale for the help of staff, parents and Mr Roberts from St John Fisher High School in Harrogate, who came along to help get this production together for everyone to enjoy. A presentation of a card and gifts was also given by the chair of governors to Mr Stockdale to wish him all the best in his new post in September.

Car boot sale: on Nidderdale Showground on Sunday, July 28 by Glasshouses Cricket Club. Cars £6, vans £8. 01423 712821.

Local travel questionnaire: in Shaw Mills. Please return the questionnaire on the needs of transport for your village. Without your input how will The Dales Intergrated Transport Alliance know how they can help to improve access to local transport?

Cricket: Bishop Thornton 1st plays away to Ouseburn on July 27, 2nd team play Boroughbridge.

Bishop Thornton and Shaw Mills WI: meeting for July met up in their own cars at Bishop Thornton for a ride out, travelling on their journey through beautiful Yorkshire countryside on a summer’s evening. The journey took members through the village of Markington, Bishop Monkton and onto Roecliffe. The final resting place was the Tiger Inn at Coneythorpe. A meal and plenty of time for conversation about the journey was enjoyed at this lovely venue. Jenny, one of the members, has recently attended the National AGM at Cardiff, along with almost 6.000 other women. A proposed resolution about safeguarding our high streets was voted on and was carried unanimously. If you are concerned about the situation of the decline on the high street, then be sure that the WI will be making every effort to help support all trades that operate from a high street. If everyone reading this article just visited one establishment each week it can make a difference and bring some prosperity to an area. Members also have a book club meeting this month and discussed Kristen Kimball’s book on farming and life in America titled The Dirty Life. The next book is Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain. Contact Jenny on 01765 620085 for details..Members are now busy preparing for the Ripley Show on Sunday, August 11.