Graham Smith

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Advent Fair: the Friends of Dacre Braithwaite are having an Advent Fair and table top sale at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall in on Saturday, November 30, 10am-1pm, to raise funds for the PTA. There will be a mixture of crafts on sale, together with raffle, tombola, cake stall, children’s crafts.

Christmas Fair: at Christ Church Community Centre on Saturday, November 30, 2-4pm. Admission £1. Lots of stalls, games, tombola, teascakes and Santa.

Nick’s Christmas Quiz: at The Royal Oak, Dacre Banks will be held on Sunday, December 1 at 8pm. To help raise funds for Dacre Banks Playgroup. The quiz has a £2.50 entry fee per person, included is a pie and pea supper and several prizes. Preferably teams of no more than four but not enforced. It is advisable to ring Anna or Steve on 780200 and book a table. This also helps with the catering, although not essential. Just come and have some fun, we will find you a space.

Family Christmas Fair: at Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall is on Saturday, December 7, 1-5pm. Free entry. There will be fantastic stalls, refreshments, a grotto and children’s activities. Everyone welcome.

Festive Fayre: at Hookstone Memorial Hall, Low Lane, Thornthwaite on Saturday, December 7. Apple and chestnut soup, cranberry daube, roast turkey sandwich with stuffing and cranberry. Mince pies with chantilly cream, traditional sherry trifle, chocolate roulade, fresh fruit pavlova, mulled wine and more. Raising funds for the hall - Charity No: 701972.

Felliscliffe Young Farmers - Christmas Dance:will be held on Saturday, December 7 at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, 7.30pm-12.30am. Band, buffet supper and homemade deserts. Tickets £20 to also include complimentary drinks on arrival. Licensed bar available. Tickets available from Nicola on 07939460843.

Festive Coffee Morning: hosted by D Craggs, at New House, Dacre Banks on Saturday, December 14, 10am-noon.

Summerbridge WI: the speaker at our November meeting was Tania Umpleby from Cooking Fantastic on Knaresborough High Street. Tania had brought along a large selection of cooking utensils and kitchen gadgets, and she and her assistant Sally gave us a very entertaining demonstration of some of the gadgets while cooking several dishes, which we were then able to sample. Our December meeting on Monday, December 2 is at Dacre Top. This will be our AGM followed by social time with supper provided by the committee. Don’t forget your wrapped gift.

Church services: Sunday, December 1 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Rev P Clarke at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Deacon Rowland Wilkinson at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Mr Stephen Edwards at 10.30am. St Judes Church, Hartwith Holy Communion at 11am. Christ Church, Darley Holy Communion and Toy Service with Junior Church at 9.30am. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Holy Candelit Advent Carols Service at 6.30pm.