Upper Nidderdale

Upper Nidderdale

Jan Robinson 01423 755233

januptdale@tiscali.co.uk

Markington & District Billiards/Snooker: results as follows: snooker match played on Tuesday, March 12: Birstwith B 4 - Middlesmoor 2; March 19: Middlesmoor 2 - Ripley C 4. Billiards results: Wednesday, March 6: Lofthouse 1 - Ripley C 4; Darley 4 - Middlesmoor 1; March 13: Middlesmoor 0 - Hampsthwaite A 5, Lofthouse 3 - Ripley A 2; March 20: Hampsthwaite A 4 - Lofthouse 1, Kirkby Malzeard A 4 - Middlesmoor 1.

Upper Nidderdale WI: report from Rosie Szlumper: “At our last meeting Elizabeth Hird gave us a demonstration and talk on making granola. Mrs Hird told us she lived on a hill sheep farm at Yockenthwaite, had been secretary of the Rare Breeds Association and used to worked at Skipton Auction Mart. Their farm had to diversify following the foot and mouth epidemic, so Mrs Hird and her husband decided to start the granola industry. She explained that the cereal was made from the fresh ingredients of spelt, wheat, rolled oats, nuts, oil, fruit and honey which is all mixed together, then baked. Sales were so successful for the couple at Skipton Farmers Market that it led to the development of new premises, presently employing three people. After her talk, Mrs Hird demonstrated milling the grain in hand-turned mills. The competition, something made from breakfast cereal, was won by Mabel Parker and Betty Whittaker. President Cathy Lamb, then informed everyone that a letter of thanks had been received from Horticap acknowledging the group’s Christmas donation and another received from the Federation congratulating the Upper Nidderdale WI on its 85th anniversary this year. The ladies were then informed of forthcoming workshops such as a Mosaic Walk, a talk by Pam Rhodes and patchwork bag, stained glass and beaded tassels workshops.” The WI’s next meeting will be held on April 10 at 2pm at Ramsgill Village Hall, when Annette Jeffrey will give a talk entitled The Dressmaker. The competition is My Favourite Accessory. Visitors are very welcome.

Reeth Brass Band: is to play a concert at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall on Sunday, April 14 at 3pm. Sue Marshall informs the Upper Dale that the event is a joint fund-raiser for the hall and Reeth band. It is free admission, however there will be a collection at the end of the evening. Tea/coffee/biscuits will be available at a small charge.

Ramsgill Domino Drive: reminder for this Saturday, April 6 at 7.30pm in Ramsgill Village Hall. Everyone welcome.

Comic Relief Bake Sale: organised by Crowsnest Antiques, Pateley Bridge, raised £753 for the national charity. Therefore, Linda Hanby, wishes to express her thanks to all those people who contributed cakes and also to those who supported the event, as she was thrilled by the overwhelming response and by people’s generosity.

Cinema in the Dale: will be showing Midnight in Paris on Saturday, April 13 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets are available from Pateley Bridge Pharmacy. A date for your diary is May 11, when the cinema will be showing Les Miserables.

AONB Events: for April are as follows: Wednesday, April 10 Hackfall Family Adventure Day from 11am-4pm. At the drop-in session, families can take part in woodland printmaking and a whole range of Nature Detective activities including pond dipping around Fountains Pond. Paths are steep in places and can be muddy/slippery. Dogs are welcome. Booking is not required. The second event, Hackfall Trees and Woodland Landscape Photography workshop, will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 9am-12.30pm or 2.30-5.30pm. This is a good opportunity to join award winning photographer, Edward Parker, to discover the beauty of Hackfall, although it is not suitable for under 16s. The cost is £16 which includes buffet lunch organised from 1-2pm. Please meet at the Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe. However booking is essential on 01423 712950 or complete a booking form online at aonbevents@harrogate.gov.uk