UPPER NIDDERDALE

Jan Robinson

01423 755233

januptdale@tiscali.co.uk

NiddArt Trail: included two venues in the Upper Dale which proved to be very popular. Ramsgill artist, Sarah Garforth, had plenty of visitors, some from as far away as Birmingham, pictured to admire her beautiful watercolour landscapes and mosaics created by Ruth Wilkinson. Further up the Dale, at How Stean Gorge, Stan Beer commented that they had more visitors than in previous years and had sold quite a few of the art work on display. Outdoor sculptures, by Stanger Moore, in the form of a viking ship made out of old teapots, groups of mushrooms, a spider and handholds representing eels, had also been very much appreciated and will remain permanently at the Gorge for the public’s future enjoyment.

Studfold Caravanners’ Coffee Morning: raised the grand sum of £1,333, which will be donated equally to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Yorkshire Cancer Research. Ann Challis comments: “The morning was fantastic - a big thank you to all those involved. I personally loved the duck race, when both grown-ups and children were in the water trying to catch the ducks! There were a few escapees, which are now probably floating around down at Gouthwaite!”