Kirk Hammerton

Les Hornby

01423 330154

les_hornby@tiscali.co.uk

Dorothy’s Tea Rooms: provided the most scrumptious tea served by very obliging waitresses and plenty of tea, assorted sandwiches, scones, and cream cakes. A very delightful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Watch out Betty’s you were upstaged in Kirk Hammerton just before Christmas. The event raised £535.70 for church funds.

The village choir: ably conducted by Nigel Robertshaw raised £360 at the Christmas concert held in the parish church just before Christmas. An excellent performance appreciated by a sizeable audience. The proceeds were shared between the parish church and the village hall.

The garden club: starts its 2014 programme on January 28 at 7.30pm in the village hall. Don Witton of Sheffield will be talking about Euphorbias and Spring Perennials. Don holds the national collection of Euphorbias and will give us ideas and inspiration for spring planting combinations. Non members welcome.

The village school’s Christmas fair: was very successful raising £1,040 for school funds. The Christmas party was also a great success with not only a visit by Father Christmas but by real reindeers.

The village Youth Club: had a brilliant year in 2013 with between 15 and 20 young people attending each week. Grants and local support has enabled the club to provide exciting games and equipment. The new session started last Monday and there is every confidence that the club will go from strength to strength.

A happy band of carol singers: again ably led by Nigel Robertshaw, sang carols round the village providing enjoyment for the listeners and for themselves. Donations received on the night of £155 were sent to St. Leonard’s Hospice, York.

Thanks to sponsorship: from village people the church will be floodlit, not just over Christmas, but every evening until Lent. Our ancient and beautiful church will now be shown in all its majesty throughout the dark evenings of winter.

Kirk Hammerton village hall’s rafters: were left shaking as the village’s very own Hammertones performed a special Christmas concert. Boasting James Herbert on vocals, Dave Dickinson on bass, Colin Lee on drums- and returning to the kit after a brief twenty year hiatus- newcomer and guitar maestro David Chellingsworth. The band went down a storm. They performed a stellar selection of classics, with a few Christmas hits thrown in for good measure. Proof that rock and roll just gets better with age!