Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates
Book Exchange: the next one will be on Thursday, October 11 at the Village Room in Hampsthwaite between 2-3pm. There are books to suit most tastes.
Pilates in Hampsthwaite: takes place at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday mornings starting at 9.30am for one hour. It is suitable for beginners and intermediates. To reserve a place or for more information contact Ian Sinclair BA. OCR. REPs ( Pilates) Professional Pilates instructor on 01423 867647, 07977 190268 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. The web site is www.pilatesidealbodysolutions.co.uk
Burnt Yates School News: as part of their art/science studies, the junior children have been tie dyeing which took me back to my student days when we recycled clothes and shoes with the assistance of Dylon. Perhaps given the need to cut back and do more with less, this will be something which comes back into vogue and the Burnt Yates children will be in the vanguard.
Hampsthwaite Show AGM: is taking place on Monday, October 15 at the Joiner’s Arms at 7.30pm. All welcome.
Film Show in Hampsthwaite: the new film season is underway and the first is The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which will be shown on Friday, October 12 at 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. This is a film based on the novel by Deborah Moggach and features some of the best known actors around including Judi Dench, Penelope Wilton, Maggie Smith, Celia Imrie, Bill Nighy, Ronald Pickup and Tom Wilkinson with Dev Patel (from Slumdog Millionaire) as the hotel manager. Spicy snacks are included in the ticket price.
Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: John Foley from Holden Clough Nursery, the BBC’s Young Gardener of the Year for 2011 will be the speaker at the next meeting on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.45pm at the Memorial Hall and he will be talking about Crocosmias. John was awarded the gold medal at the recent autumn flower show and will have a lot of plats for sale. For anyone interested, annual membership is £10 or to go along to a particular evening the admission is £3.
Fashion Show: the Wednesday Group in Hampsthwaite is hosting a fashion show which will be put on at the Memorial Hall on Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £4 and this includes tea and biscuits. They are available from Jane at the Post Office.
Plastic Drinks Bottles wanted: Hampsthwaite school is seeking empty two litre clear plastic drinks bottles with the ambitious idea of building a greenhouse so the children can grow plants at all times of the year. It’s a bit difficult to imagine what it looks like but there is a picture of a completed one on the wall in the Hampsthwaite shop.
World’s Largest Coffee Morning: I doubt if there can have been a grander venue in the country for a coffee morning than Hollins Hall in Hampsthwaite. Jennie Marshall and her team worked incredibly hard to make the event a huge success. The tombola and cake stalls were loaded with goodies and the coffee delicious. Jennie gave me a ring later to let me know over £1,200 had been raised for Macmillan which is an amazing sum. Thanks go to everyone at Hollins Hall who worked so hard.
Local Taxi firm: I thought I would mention a local business in Hampsthwaite which is an excellent facility. I am told that AYS run by David and Hilary provide a prompt and efficient service at competitive rate. They undertake local journeys if pre-booked and are happy to give a quote. The telephone number is 771512.
Photographs of the Flood: we bumped into Geoff Howard the other day and he mentioned he had taken some photos of the floods at the end of September. He had compared them with the ones taken in 1968 and found they looked identical save that in 1968 the Beck had flooded as well due to debris blocking it. Geoff hopes to make them available to look at via Hampsthwaite Village website.
Music of the Renaissance: I am pretty sure this is a first on our patch. Helen Atkinson, soprano and Nancy Horseman a Renaissance lutenist will be giving a recital on Saturday, November 3 at 3pm at the St. Thomas a Becket Church, Community Room. Tickets are £7 (£5 concessions) and are available at Hampsthwaite Post Office, by ringing 07960195890 or on the door on the day.