Liz Perrett

01423 771904

Burnt Yates Cricket Club: on Saturday, June 15, the 1st teamis away to Rainton while the 2nd team are at home to West Tanfield 2. Both matches get underway at 2pm. On Wednesday, June 19, the 1st team is playing Pannal Ash at home whilst the 2nd team is away to Sharrow B. The match will start at 6.30pm.

Burnt Yates Summer Barbeque and Fete: is being held on Saturday, June 15 at the church field at St Andrew’s. The fun gets underway at 2pm and there are planned to be side stalls, competitions, a table top sale, face painting, a bouncy castle and many more attractions. There are two competitions. The first is open to all ages and is a photograph on the theme of Sunny Snap. The entry fee is 50 pence per photo. The second competition is only to open to those under 16 and is free to enter. The subject is a greetings card on any subject. Entries need to be made by 2pm. Teas and barbeque will be on offer. Entry is £2.

Informal Service: Hampsthwaite Methodist Church will be the venue for a café style service at 10.45am on Sunday June 16.

Hampsthwaite Gardening Club: the outing to Holden Clough Nursery is on Wednesday, June 19 and I suspect at this late stage there are unlikely to be seats available but on the off chance of a cancellation, it might be an idea to ring Maureen on, 01423 770449 if you fancy going.

Duck Race: the rain held off and a crowd gathered on Hampsthwaite Bridge to watch a blue Birstwith duck bob to victory in this year’s Birstwith to Hampsthwaite Duck Race. With music in both villages, this was a super family day out. Thanks must go to the organizers for all their hard work.

Thanks: too to those who organized the Coronation celebration in Killinghall Village Hall at the beginning of June. On a glorious afternoon, Paul and I dropped in to join the fun and enjoyed a superb tea courtesy of the ladies of Killinghall WI.

Old Tyme Dance: I see from my programme that Jim on the organ will be providing the music on Friday, June 21 at Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall with dancing between 7.30-11.30pm. If you would like to go along, it would be appreciated if you could let Margaret know on 01943 880366 so catering can be organized accordingly.

Joint Benefice Service: will be held on Sunday, June 23 in Killinghall Church. This date co-incides with the celebration of Music Sunday by the Royal School of Church Music. To this end the combined choirs of Birstwith, Hampsthwaite and Killinghall hope to include extra music in the service.

Hampsthwaite WI Summer Trip: will take place on July 4 with the bus leaving at 9.30am from the Memorial Hall in Hampsthwaite. It will be a very full day with a guided tour of the United Reform Church Saltaire and a walk round the village followed by a talk about the  Wulitzer organ at the Victoria Hall which was once the organ in Dale Hall, Hampsthwaite. There will be free time in Saltaire to look at the largest collection of paintings in the country by David Hockney, perhaps or wander round the streets of this World Heritage site. The day will be rounded off with high tea hosted by the ladies of Embsay and Eastby WI. The cost is £22 for members and £26 non members. To book a place ring Ann Dixon on 569153 or Margaret Hardcastle on 770246.

Hampsthwaite Show: the committee has put the finishing touches to the brochure and ithas been sent to the printers. Copies should begin dropping through letter boxes in the Hampsthwaite Show Area from this weekend. Many of the favourite classes have been retained but there are also some new ones which have been influenced by the awaited arrival of the royal baby.