Hampsthwaite Village Society: the AGM is taking place this evening at the Memorial Hall and includes a buffet supper.
Film Night: Sing-Along-A-Sound of Music is coming to Hampsthwaite’s Memorial Hall this Saturday, March 9. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. This event is being hosted by the Wednesday Group and tickets are £7.50 for adults and £3 for children under 16. Supper is included in the ticket price. A licensed bar will be available.
Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: at the February meeting, members had a fascinating presentation by Sue Woods the horticultural officer for Harrogate Borough Council who gave a behind the scenes account of working with TV presenter Sarah Raven for the 2012 programme. It won the Horticultural Channel’s award for Television Series of the Year. It was a comparison of planting regimes – one which used plants which encouraged bees, butterflies and insects the other the more traditional bedding plants which have a lower pollen count. It proved to be a most interesting evening and also gave those attending an idea of what should be planted in a domestic garden to provide pollen for bees. Incidentally, on display were posters for a gardening event in Valley Gardens on Sunday, May 19 between 11am and 3pm. The next meeting will be a week earlier than stated in the programme and will be held on Wednesday, March 13 at 7.45pm at the Memorial Hall when Michael Mitchell, owner of the gold medal winning Slack Top Alpine Nursery above Heptonstall will be talking about Alpines in Contemporary Containers. There will also be an opportunity to buy plants and the new book.
Hampsthwaite Methodist Chapel: the anniversary is on March 10 so on Saturday, March 9 at 7.30pm a concert given by Ashville College Choir will be held under its director and conductor, John Dunford. Tickets are £6 of adults and £3 for children and can be reserved by ringing 01423 770619 or by calling into the Post Office.
Thank you: I have been asked to pass on a huge thank you via this column from Anita Robson to everyone who has sent cards and flowers and supported her during her illness over the last year. Anita hopes to be fighting fit again and well enough to hold an event in the autumn, at which of course, she will be serving her famous bacon butties, with the proceeds going to Horticap.
Coffee Shop Closure: Sophie at the Hampsthwaite Coffee Shop is having a well earned holiday so will be closed between March 13 and Easter Sunday when she will re open.
Nidderdale Museum: I had a visit to the Nidderdale Museum at Pateley Bridge the other day and as on previous trips I was amazed and delighted by the presentations. It was a truly wonderful afternoon out and of course gives a fascinating insight into the history of the Dale, which includes our patch.