HAMPSTHWAITE, CLINT AND BURNT YATES

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Liz Perrett

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Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: The next meeting will be on Wednesday, November 20 when Martin Fish, the director of the Harrogate Flower Show will be talking about My Life in Gardening. The evening gets underway at the memorial hall at 7.45pm.

YCA News: at the November meeting of the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association, the ladies were in creative mode making a beaded bookmark under the eye of Christine Staniforth. Christine also brought along some of her lovely decorated books and diaries and also some pretty necklaces which were much admired. The ladies are to be guests of the Knaresborough branch on Monday, November 18 at 2pm when the speaker will be talking about Christmas. Still in festive mode, the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith ladies will be having their next meeting at the village room in Hampsthwaite for their Christmas tea and this will be followed on Friday, December 6 with the trip to York Minster for the annual YCA carol service.

Burnt Yates School News: prior to breaking up for half term, all the children were looking at the subject of teeth in science. The infants were taught about the care of teeth while the juniors learnt a rap on the subject and exactly what the different types of teeth did.

Hampsthwaite Players: are performing Pompeii Panto, an original entertainment written and produced by Janet Bates. It will be on at the memorial hall from November 27 to 30 at 7.45pm with a Saturday matinee at 2pm. Tickets are £7 for adults and £4 for children are on sale now at the post office or by ringing 01423 770604.

Apologies: for getting the date of the Clint cum Hamlets Parish Council meeting wrong last week. It should of course have read November 13.

John McNichol in Concert: at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall on Sunday, December 1 at 7.30pm. For more information or to reserve tickets ring 01423 770609.

Christmas Coffee Morning: will be held at St Andrew’s Church, Burnt Yates on Wednesday, December 4 between 10-11.30am. On sale will be wreaths, cards and cards.

Hampsthwaite Films: the next film in this season is The Great Gatsby which will be shown on Friday, December 6 at 7.30pm with doors opening at 6.45pm. The plot revolves round an American Midwestern war veteran who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour. Leonard di Caprio and Carey Mulligan star. Tickets can be obtained from the post office and can be bought either individually or if you would like to make up a table that is fine as well. There will be a theme if you fancy entering into the spirit of the occasion by wearing appropriate dress and nibbles.

Christmas Dance: Felliscliffe Young Farmers are well known for organising super dances and I am sure the one being held on Saturday, December 7 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall will be another sell out success. The buffet is being provided by Indulge and live music will be followed by a disco. The evening gets underway at 7.30pm and tickets are £20 which includes a drink on arrival. They are sure to go quickly so ring Nicola on 07939 460843 to make sure of yours.