Graham Smith

01423 772832

Pateley Bridge WI: Pandora Heap - Making a Christmas Canvas Decoration, today, Thursday, October 10 at the Methodist Church, Pateley Bridge at 2pm. Visitors and new members welcome.

Grand sale of everything: to be held at Pateley Bridge & District Farmers Auction Mart on Saturday, October 19 at noon. Entries invited. Please ring 01423 712032, 01423 755278, or 07587147587.

Pateley Bridge Ladies Club: will next meet on Monday, October 14 for a country supper and quiz. Please bring a small amount of food, plates and cutlery. Meetings are held at the Pateley Club at 7.45pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more info contact Pam on 711679.

Pateley Bridge Dance club: the next dance will be on Friday, October 11, 7.30-11.30pm, at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Dancing to Denis Westmorland. Entry £7 on the door to include supper. There will be a raffle. Bring your own drink. All welcome. Details from 01423 711197 or 01423 711642.

Gardening Club: the next meeting of the Glasshouses and District Gardening Club will be held in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall on Thursday, October 17. Our speaker will be John Armitage who will be talking about The History of Bonsai. Our meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome to join us, though in that case we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423 711175 or June Douse 01423 712124.

New Comedy for the Playhouse: Pateley Bridge Dramatic Society’s next production is a new comedy specially written for the Playhouse by local writer Keith Burton. Keith’s last play was highly successful, and his writing received national recognition. His new play Grounds For Divorce sits in the English Whitehall Farce tradition with comical characters in ludicrous situations all adding to the mayhem. The show will be presented Tuesday, October 22 – Saturday, October 26 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets priced £8 are now on sale at and are available at the Playhouse on Saturdays between 2-4pm, or by telephoning 0781 696 1854 between 2-6pm Mondays to Saturdays. Patrons should note that this play is not suitable for children.

Pateley Bridge and Upper Nidderdale Crown Green Bowling Club: will be holding their AGM on Friday, October 18 at 7pm in the Committee Room at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. All members are welcome.

Pateley Bridge Cricket Club: will be holding their AGM on Friday, October 25 at 7.30pm at the Pateley Club, High Street, Pateley Bridge. The club would like to encourage all players and those associated with the club to attend. For further information, please ring Helen Goldsbrough (club secretary), 01423 714904. The quiz on behalf of Harrogate Hospital Radio held at the Royal Oak in Pateley Bridge on Thursday, September 26 raised £90 for the charity’s funds. Harrogate Hospital Radio would like to thank Jacko and his team for their support, Pam for preparing the questions, those who donated prizes and to all who attended. It is hoped that everyone enjoyed the evening. Pateley Bridge Cricket Club have made the final draw of the 200 Club for this season, and the winners are as follows: £50 No 141 E Foxton; £20 No 67 N Donovan; £10 No 60 T Goldsbrough. The jackpot of £100 was won by ticket no 112 which belongs to P Chadwick.

Homeowners Day, Caring for your historic building: Saturday, October 12, 10am-5pm. An interactive day for owners of historic buildings with talks, demonstrations and a guided walk. This is a joint event with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority at Burnsall Village Hall. Cost: £15 per person (inclusive of lunch).

Booking essential.

Heritage Forum, Exploring Nidderdale’s Monastic Heritage: Friday, October 25, 10am-4pm. A day of talks and workshops exploring Nidderdale’s Monastic Heritage. At Sawley Village Hall, cost £5 per person (includes buffet lunch). Booking essential. Nidderdale AONB, The Old Workhouse, King Street, Pateley Bridge,

Harrogate, HG3 5LE. Direct dial 01423 551667, switchboard: 01423 712950. email: Web: Facebook: Nidderdale AONB. Twitter: AONB

Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah: bookings now open for the 10th Nidderdale Messiah event, to be held on Sunday, November 24 at 1pm in Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Booking essential for singers and audience – to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Booking form or telephone 01423 206535.

Church services: Sunday, October 13 Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Morag Waterfield. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Mrs Cindy Beck.Wath Chapel 6.30am Holy Communion with Rev Chris Stark. St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Eucharist. St Marys Church, Greenhow 6.30pm Celtic Communion. St Michaels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.