Barbara Rickards

01423 771475

Warsill Garden club: will commence with an AGM on Thursday, September 19 at 7.30pm, to follow a Harvest Festival to include pie and pea supper. Members £2 guests £4.

Quarries and Limekilns: Nick Sambridges is looking for information on Monkton Moor and Rock Cottage, quarries and kilns. Does anyone know when they closed? where the lime went or where the coal came from? When did they become landfill sites? Please contact Nick on 01765 677212 or email

Magazine: Monday, September 16 is the closing date for items for the October edition of the magazine. Email, telephone or fax 01423 772617 just drop items through JA Gant’s letterbox at Meadow View, Colber Lane, Bishop Thornton.

Church services: St John CE Church September 15 10am Family services and Baptism, St Joseph’s Catholic Church Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm Sunday Mass 10am Weekday Masses 9.30am.

Awards: St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Council receives two awards which are the Eco-Schools Sliver Award and the Woodland Trust Gold Award, to get the silver award they had to achieve the following: the school has an eco-committee of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half term. Pupils and adults share the responsibility of running the committee. The commitee includes a parent and/or governor representative. Records are kept at the meetings. The committee has completed an environmental review covering the eco-School nine topics. The results of the reviews have been discussed and shared with the whole school. A detailed action plan includes timescale, targets and who is responsible. The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed eco code, and has compiled work on at least one of the eco school nine topics, a big tidy up in the playing field and playground, planting vegetables and flowers, gardening at least once a week, harvesting the vegetables and eating them, planting a new hedge along the fence and weaving willow.

Cricket: Bishop Thornton Cricket Club is looking to recruit new juniors members each year, if you are interested contact

Woman Institute: Bishop Thornton WI members spent a lot of effort to create the display for Ripley Show in August. The subject this year was a Leisure Activity and their choice was a diving scene on a beach. Two fabric figures were created, a lady in a diving suit complete with tapestry wool hair and bikini under her wet suit and her partner lounging in a deckchair in Speedos while covered himself in sun tan lotion. The member who created the figures also produced a very clever backdrop of beach huts along the beach with a central glossy photograph to high light everything. In addition members added sand, grass, pebbles. The judge awarded 36 out of 40 which made them come second which every member were very pleased with. The other institutes that exhibited did some very clever work and they were a delight to look at. Handicrafts’ and produce tables did well and eventually came third overall. It was a good day amongst friends and many visitors who seemed to really enjoy the WI display. The next meeting will be making gifts bags in a shape of a handbag. If you are thinking about joining the members contact Liz on 01765 620003.