UPPER NIDDERDALE

Jan Robinson 01423 755233

januptdale@tiscali.co.uk

Nidderdale Show results for the Upper Dale: well done to Stephanie Graham who gained first prize in the Best Junior Shepherdess Class and to the Brown family, Woodale, for getting a first in the Shearing Tup class and Wool on Hoof section.

Lofthouse School Domino Drive: will take place on Friday, October 18 at 6.30pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the family event which has been specially organised to raise money for the school. A date for your diary is Saturday, November 30 when, at 10am, the school will be hosting its annual Christmas Fair.

Christmas Flower Demonstration: date for your diary. The popular annual event will be held this year on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm at the Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall, when Derek Bridges will be giving a demonstration entitled Ding Dong Merrily. As well as the floral show, there will be a Christmas flower stall and a grand raffle giving the chance to win one of the fabulous displays. Tickets, costing £8 (includes tea/biscuits) are available from Ann Smith on 01423 770468.

Handel’s Messiah: bookings are now open for the tenth Nidderdale Messiah event, which will be held on November 24 at 1pm at the Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Booking is essential for singers and audience, so if you fancy joining in a form is available on www.nidderdalemessiah.org.uk or by telephoning 01423 206535. The event is to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.