Upper Nidderdale News

Jan Robinson

01423 755233

januptdale@tiscali.co.uk

pic caption - Winner of the Jim Cowan shield (for best entry overall) Stephanie Graham. (S)

Middlesmoor Bell Festival: children’s craft competition results: Winner of the Jim Cowan shield (for best entry overall) was Stephanie Graham, so many congratulations to her! Artwork (globe) - aged 5 & under: 1) Alice Graham 2) Phoebe Lacey 3) Lucy Bagueley; aged 6-7: 1) Emily Clayton 2) Rachel Hattan 3) Zoe Brown; aged 8-9: 1) Emilia Walker 2) Oliver Hall 3) Connor Marsland; aged 10-11: 1) Holly Walker 2) Adam Brown 3) Amy Brown. Handwriting - aged 5 & under: 1) Ella Hall 2) Thomas Clayton 3) Lucy Bagueley; aged 6-7: 1) James Harker 2) Joe Warrington 3) Rachel Hattan; aged 8-9: 1) Emilia Walker 2) Morgan Leeming-Sykes 3) Oliver Hall; aged 10-11: 1) Stephanie Graham 2) Euan Baird 3) Amy Brown. Food for Thought model - aged 5 & under: 1) Jack Harker; aged 6-7: 1) James Harker 2) Joe Warrington 3) Rachel Hattan; aged 8-9: 1) Heather Lawrence 2) Emilia Walker. Artificial posy - 5 & under 1) Jack Harker; aged 6-7: 1) Zoe Brown 2) Emily Clayton 3) James Harker; aged 8-9: 1) Emilia Walker; aged 10-11: 1) Adam Brown 2) Amy Brown.

Friends of Middlesmoor Playground: are to hold a fundraising event on Sunday, June 30 from 11am-4pm at Ramsgill village hall in order to improve the play area in Middlesmoor village. The event will include tea/cakes, tombola, money board, cake stall and table top sale. If anyone is interested in having a table, at a cost of £5 per table, then please contact Sarah Graham on 01423 755291. Donations of cakes and tombola prizes would also be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Upper Nidderdale Flower Club: had perfect weather for their very enjoyable outing to Constable Burton Hall & Gardens last week. The beautiful afternoon commenced with an interesting guided tour of the house, introduced to the group by the owner’s son, Darcy Wyvill. Mr Wyvill shared some intruiging familial and historical facts whilst walking around the beautiful old building, still occupied by the Wyvill family, so therefore a privilege to see. Afterwards, the group were given a guided tour around the grounds, with head gardener, Phil Robinson, who gave a potted history of how the gardens had evolved and an informative talk on the plants and trees in situ. The late spring fortunately meant that the tulips were still in bloom, so the stunning display could still be appreciated. The day was rounded off with tea at the King’s Head, Masham. Four members, Christine Harker, Ann Smith, Rose Verity and Eileen Bain, have also been proud to be involved in the Whixley Flower Festival held at the Church of the Ascension. Entitled, It’s a Colourful World, the event was organised by Pat Hutchinson and Jon Hawkridge, who invited the ladies to interpret Air, which they successfully achieved with copious amounts of gypsophilia.

Upper Nidderdale Transport Services: are to provide demand responsive buses from Stean to Ripon, return (DR15) on a Thursday and Stean to Harrogate, return (DR15), on a Friday, times as follows: Stean - Ripon, return: Stean 0950, Lofthouse 0954, Pateley 1007, Glasshouses 1013, Dacre Banks 1022, Fellbeck 1032, Risplith 1038, Low Grantley 1042, Aldfield 1048 arriving in Ripon at 1058. Return journey times: Ripon 1300, Aldfield 1308, Low Grantley 1314, Risplith 1318, Fellbeck 1324, Dacre Banks 1334, Glasshouses 1343, Pateley Bridge 1348, Lofthouse 1401 arriving in Stean at 1408. Stean to Harrogate, return: Stean 0950, Lofthouse 0955, Pateley Bridge 1010, Glasshouses 1015, Fellbeck 1022, Dacre Banks 1033, Shaw Mills 1038, Bishop Thornton 1043 arriving in Harrogate at 1053. Return journey times: Harrogate 1330, Bishop Thornton 1338, Shaw Mills 1343, Dacre Banks 1348, Fellbeck 1400, Glasshouses 1406, Pateley Bridge 1412, Lofthouse 1427 arriving in Stean at 1434. To book a place on the bus, call transport booking line on 08458 725282. Please book at least 24 hours in advance and the bus will either collect you from your home address or an agreed pick up point. It will cost £10 for an adult, £5 for bus pass holders (return fare).