Community cafe brings refreshing brew to village life

Village life is increasingly refreshing thanks to an idea to bring people together.

Friday, 16th November 2018, 2:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd November 2018, 7:54 am

Nancy Griffiths moved to Aberford from Boston Spa three years ago but thought something was missing.

“Having moved from Boston Spa, where lots happens, I was sad that Aberford had so little,” said Nancy.

“I decided to take the plunge as nothing ventured nothing gained and approached the Village Hall committee to see if I could have a go at running a community cafe in the hall.”

Nancy’s idea was welcomed and she has now also been co-opted onto the Village Hall management committee.

The cafe is run by volunteers and is open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, serving hot and cold drinks, cake and a little tuck shop for the children.

“We have a jigsaw on the go and sometimes a game of cards,” added Nancy.

“We get a lovely mix of old and young, sometimes it’s quiet, sometimes it’s busy, but it’s about providing somewhere to meet, not about making money.”

A WWI Armistice Centenary event recently took place after the normal cafe.