Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates News

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Hampsthwaite, Clint and Burnt Yates

Liz Perrett

01423 771904

lizperrett@btinternet.com

Coffee Morning in Hampsthwaite: on Saturday November 17 hosted by the ladies from the Mothers’ Union. It will take place between 10.30am and midday at Hampsthwaite Vicarage. Admission is by donation at the door.

Country Chic: which has its showroom and workshop on Clint Bank will be selling furniture and accessories at Ripley Town Hall this coming weekend November 17 and 18.

Hampsthwaite Gardening Society: the next meeting on November 21 will have a festive theme when Mabel and Sandra from the Yorkshire Flower Club will be giving a demonstration entitled An Early Christmas Box at the Memorial Hall at 7.45pm. Even better, the displays will be donated as raffle prizes on the evening.

Woodland Trust Donation: to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee, the Woodland Trust has donated to the Hampsthwaite Feast Group a pack of 105 native rowan, hawthorn, hazel, silver birch, wild cherry and dogwood to plant on the Feast Field alongside Cockhill Beck. There is also an oak sapling grown from an acorn on the royal estate which it is planned to grow on in a container until it reaches a good size and suggestions are being sought for a suitable place to plant it where future generations can admire it.

Film Show in Hampsthwaite: The Blues Brothers will he shown at the Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 24 at 7.30pm. The audience is invited to dress in black. A bar is available and themed nibbles will be served. Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for under 16s, and are available from the Post Office.

Panto Time Again: oh no it isn’t – oh yes it is. The Hampsthwaite Players are performing The Wizard of Oz at the Memorial Hall between Wednesday, November 28 and Saturday, December 1 at 7.45pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2pm. Tickets are on sale at £6 for adults and £4 for children under 12 and are available from the post office, or by ringing Janine on 770604. The ones for the Friday and Saturday evenings are sure to sell out fast so if those are your preferred dates, then best buy sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

YCA News: at the last meeting of the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association, Tina Gill the treasurer of the Harrogate branch of the children and teenagers’ cancer charity, Candlelighters, spoke movingly about the help and support given by Candlelighters when her own son became ill. Candlelighters was set up about 20 years ago and is based in Leeds but offers help to all those in Yorkshire as well as funding posts at the unit in Leeds General Infirmary, contributing to research and providing equipment. The unit in Leeds has 28 beds but at any one time about 100 children and young people are receiving treatment. A cheque for £350 was presented by the group towards the work of the charity. The ladies of Knaresborough YCA are hosting an afternoon tea and speaker who will talk about Victorian Christmas traditions on Monday, November 19 at 2pm when members of the groups in the Nidderdale Circle are invited along. The Christmas party for the Burnt Yates cum Hartwith branch is on December 4 at 2pm at the Village Room in Hampsthwaite. Those attending are reminded to take a contribution to the buffet table and a wrapped present costing £5. The YCA Carol Concert is being held at York Minster on Friday, November 7 at 2pm.

St. Andrew’s Church, Burnt Yates: thank you to Carolyn Lawton for dropping me an email to let me know there is to be a Saint Andrew’s Charity evening in aid of Sight Savers in the church on Friday, November 30. A short talk on the work of Sight Savers will be followed by supper. For more details please contact Hilda Walmsley 01423 770149 or Sylvia Loxley 01423 771683. The Christingle Service will be take place on Sunday, December 2 at the usual time of 9.15am.

John McNicholl in Concert: at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall on Sunday, December 2 at 7.30pm. For more information or to reserve tickets ring 770609.

Hampsthwaite Show Photographs: I took quite a few snaps at the 2012 Show and Geoff Howard has very kindly put them on the Hampsthwaite Village website. So if you would like to be reminded of warmer days then do take a look.

Post Office Gift Card: while I was in Hampsthwaite Post Office the other day, my eye fell on a “One4all” multi store gift card which you can buy from the post office and it can be exchanged at a number of shops. It occurred to me this could solve present buying for far flung family and friends. The leaflet says there is no fee for cards purchased in the post office. It is also worth remembering that Hampsthwaite Post Office can also renew car tax for those with reminders dropping through the letterbox.