UPPER NIDDERDALE

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Jan Robinson 01423 755233

januptdale@tiscali.co.uk

Remembrance Day Service: will be held on Sunday, November 10 at 10.30am at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor. Everyone welcome.

Nidderdale Young Farmers: report from Heather McArdle: “On Sunday, October 20, members met at Geoff and Joan Robinson’s, Rock View Farm, Fellbeck to judge butchers’ lambs for the Live and Carcass competition. The results from this were kept secret until Wednesday, October 23 when members met at Colin M Robinson’s Award Winning Butchers, Main Street, Grassington to judge the carcasses. The totals from both the Live and Carcass judging were then added together to see who had finally won. The results were as follows: 1 Evie Church - who was also awarded the Crimple Lamb Carcase trophy 2 Jack Heaton 3 Jack Shepherd and Edward Snow 4 Sarah Whitley 5 Mary Staveley. Members would like to thank Geoff Robinson for giving up his time and allowing use of his venue, Joan Robinson for providing such a lovely supper, Lisa Harker for stewarding and Colin Robinson for judging both events and for providing the members with information that will help them improve even more. It was said that our members had really improved from last year, so they can feel really proud of what they have achieved! On Wednesday, October 23 members also met at Feast Field Medical Centre to present them with the cheque of £119, money raised from last year’s carol singing. On Friday, October 25, members met at the Stone House Inn, Thruscross, for a prize giving evening. The results were as follows: The Dawson Challenge trophy (awarded to the senior member attaining the most points in YFC activities): 1 Martin Prince 2 Anna Prince 3 Ruth Staveley 4 Bradley Chandler. The Nidderdale Show/ Major Hirsch shield (awarded to the junior member attaining the most points in YFC activities): Joint 1 Jack Shepherd and Edward Snow 2 Kayleigh and Steven McArdle 3 Evie Church 4 Mary Staveley. The Christine’s Rally Cup (awarded to the member attaining the most points at the District and County Rally): Joint 1 Steven McArdle and Eddie Snow. The Eric Marshall Shield (awarded to the member showing the most promise throughout the year) went to Mary Staveley.The Nidderdale YFC Best Sheep Kenning plate was awarded to Kayleigh McArdle and Sarah Whitley. I would just like to thank everyone who helped to organise such a lovely evening, and to thank Kevin and Helen Hardcastle for the great food, everyone said how nice it was! I would also like to thank our DJ Michael Brown for keeping everyone dancing especially for the last song, Hi Ho Silver Lining (which I bet many of you remember from your days at Young Farmer do’s! A big thank you to the Nidderdale members, who should all be really pleased with their achievements throughout the year - it is a pleasure to be part of such a lovely group. On Saturday, October 26, members held a cake stall at Pateley Bridge from which we made £43. A big thank you to everyone who provided items for this stall and also to Doreen Prince, Katie-Anne Challis, Mary Staveley, Emily and Domanic for selling the items. I would also like to inform everyone of an event to be held on Saturday, November 23, when Nidderdale Young Farmers will be holding a Domino Drive at Ramsgill Village Hall at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing you all.”

Christmas Floral Demonstration: entitled Ding Dong Merrily, will be hosted by the Upper Nidderdale Flower Club on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm in Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. NAFAS demonstrator, Derek Bridges, will be creating some inspiring, fabulous, floral displays which will can be won in the raffle, although leave plenty of space in the car to get them home!

Upper Nidderdale WI: next meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, November 13, at Ramsgill Village Hall, when the AGM and social gathering is on the agenda. Visitors are very welcome.

Lofthouse Village Hall: committee wish to remind everyone about their fund-raising event to be held on Friday, November 15 at 7pm in the hall, when Dorothy & David Morland will be giving one of their lovely slide shows. Entitled A Sound and Vision Spectacular, the talented duo will feature more scenes and music from their extensive collection. The cost is £5 which includes a pie/peas supper.

Middlesmoor Craft Fair: will be held from 2-5pm on Sunday, December 8 in the village hall. Anyone wishing to sell Christmas crafts or other crafts suitable for a present, can hire a table for £5, so please contact Joy Challis on 01423 755634 or Ellen Verity on 01423 755269 to book one. Mulled wine, mince pies and a tombola will all be available to enjoy.

Friends of Lofthouse School: wish to inform us of their Easy Fundraising Website, stating that every time you shop with your favourite store, such as Ebay, Tesco, Next, etc., you can donate a percentage of the sale to the school funds. It’s hassle free and easy to do with no extra work involved. To set up, please go to the school website www.fountains-earth.n-yorks.sch.uk

Christmas Social Evening: to be held at Middlesmoor Village Hall on Saturday, December 21 at 7.30pm. The committee have suggested a co-op supper (main meal and pudding and intend to have a free bar, but donations (to go towards hall funds) will be gratefully accepted. To add to the enjoyment, a quiz and parlour games will be held. Please ring either Joy Challis (755634 or Ellen Verity (755269 to book a place and to inform what food you will be contributing.