Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates

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Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates

Liz Perrett

01423 771904

lizperrett@btinternet.com

Hampsthwaite Mothers’ Union: will be holding its annual lunch at the Station Hotel in Birstwith on Friday, January 25.

Hampsthwaite Book Exchange: will take place from 2pm on Thursday, January 31 at the Village Room.

Hampsthwaite Film Night: January is always such a depressing month, a time of broken resolutions and diets so it is nice to have something to look forward to. Go along and sing your socks off to all the old favourites from Grease which will be shown at the Memorial Hall on Saturday, February 9 at 7.30pm. Hot Dogs will be served in the intermission. Tickets are £6 for adults and £4 for children under 16.

Film Study Day: still on the subject of films. It will only cost £20 to go to the next Film Study Day in Hampsthwaite on May 11 if you can recruit someone who has never been before. Even if you cannot find someone, provided you book by the end of January, the reduced fee of £25 applies. Stephen Brown’s courses have attracted quite a following and for this course the theme is Pulling a Stunt. It is hoped a real live stunt artist will be able to go along. This is an opportunity of looking at the who, what, why and how of action movies. The day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. The cost includes refreshments including lunch. For more contact Stephen on stephenbrown83@hotmail.co.uk. Or a cheque can be sent to 88 Prince Rupert Drive, Tockwith, York, YO26 7QS. Having been to Stephen’s course entitled Made in Yorkshire, I can confirm you would be in for a fascinating day.

Thank you: to those who responded to my plea for Christmas lights. I was hoping to make up a set but all that has happened, is that we’ve ended up with five different bulb types even though superficially they all look the same size.

Apologies: to all those who used Clint Bank Lane in January and had to negotiate the vans and lorries parked outside Sunnyside. We were having the drive block paved and there was a rush to get it done before the forecast snow arrived. The chaps from Duffields in Ripon were absolutely wonderful. They worked so hard and the whole team was amazingly professional from our first inquiry to the last block being laid. Thanks also to Stuart from Skeltons who recommended them in the first place.

Burnt Yates School News: the theme this term is transport and the infant children tried to guess the main form when the school opened in 1760. They were quite surprised to discover that most children walked. The juniors have been thinking of different methods of transport and linking this in to their French language studies. The science topic is motion and the juniors are making impressive waterwheels and a helicopter. Thanks go to Nidderdale High School for the loan of light and power boxes. Parents have been requested by the parish council to park in the village car park when dropping off and picking up children in the interests of highway safety.

Tax: a reminder for those who need to pay tax at the end of January, this can be done at Hampsthwaite Post Office. Car tax can also be renewed there.