Book Exchange: is taking place today, November 21 at the village room in Hampsthwaite from 2pm.
Burnt Yates School News: on Children in Need Day the charity organisers, Daisy Hemming and Oliver Booth, organised a range of activities. A variety of stalls were set up in the school before break for all the children to enjoy. These included eating doughnuts from a string, guessing the name of the teddy bear and blind tasting of food. A mini disco was held in the hall after break and there was the opportunity for children to come to school dressed up as a famous celebrity. The school is collecting Morrisons’ vouchers so if anyone can help, please can they be dropped in as soon as possible. Rehearsals are underway for the juniors’ musical production of Jonah Man Jazz which sounds great fun. Earlier this month, Alex Hargreaves from North Yorkshire County Council led a recycling assembly. The children looked at a range of objects to decide which could be recycled. With landfill tax becoming such a cost to councils, it is nice to know children are playing their part in being as green as possible.
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.
Curzon, Ripon: I thought it worth mentioning Ripon now has a cinema again. Located in North Street, there are two screens showing a variety of films with afternoon showings if you prefer not to be out these dark winter evenings. The seats are very comfy and admission prices reasonable.
Doris Peel: who died earlier this month will be much missed by all who knew her. Described as a character who would help everyone, Doris has lived in Hampsthwaite since she was a girl having moved here from Scotton with her family. Doris was a life member of the Wednesday Group and remained active until a few days before she died, attending the last coffee morning at the Chapel. Condolences to her friends and family and in particular son Adrian.