Dacre, Darley and Summerbridge News

Dacre, Darley and Summerbridge

Graham Smith

01423 772832


Glasshouses & District Gardening Club: will meet tonight, Thursday, January 17. One of your favourite garden memories. The meeting will be in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall at 7.45pm and non-members will be welcome to attend.

Max Pullan Memorial Ground, Dacre Banks: you are invited to visit the new pavilion at the Max Pullan Memorial Ground, Dacre Banks on Saturday, January 19, 11am-2pm. You will have the chance to see the new facilities, talk to members of the management committee and view a short presentation about the Max Pullan Memorial Ground. You will also be able to enjoy a complimentary warming drink and cup of soup. The Max Pullan Memorial Ground is owned and administered by the Dacre & Hartwith Playing Fields Association, a registered Charity, which has recently replaced the old pavilion, after extensive fund-raising efforts. This included contributions from the cricket, tennis and bowls clubs, the two parish councils (Dacre and Hartwith-cum-Winsley) and a grant from the LEADER programme, which provides funding through the Rural Development Programme for England, which is jointly funded by Defra and the European Union.

Max Pullan Memorial Ground Quiz Night: Dacre & Hartwith Playing Fields Association presents a Quiz Night Extraordinaire at Darley Memorial Hall on Friday, February 22, from 7pm. Experience a quiz night like no other. Enjoy the fantastic Darley cinema-size screen, the full video, audio and lighting effects and Cabaret-style interval entertainment by Past Tense. You will have a truly memorable evening. Tickets cost £10 and include a two-course hot supper. They are available from the Dacre Banks Cricket, Tennis or Bowls Clubs or telephone 01423 780970. All proceeds go to the Pavilion Restoration Fund at the Max Pullan Memorial Ground, Dacre Banks.

Burns Night Ceilidh: celebrate Burns Night in traditional style at Dacre & Hartwith Village Hall on Friday, January 25, 7.30-11.30pm. You will enjoy a three-course hot supper followed by dancing to the lively music of The Village Hop Band. The event is organised to support maintenance of the village hall. Why not organise your own group, book a table and have a great evening together. Tickets, priced at £12.50 for adults and £5 for children, are available from Doris Carling 780814 and Di Driver 781707. Please bring your own drinks.

Nidderdale Society: the next meeting will be on Monday, January 21 and will be a talk by Dr Mather entitled Costa Rica: Gem of Central America, 7.30pm at Dacre Banks Village Hall. Membership of the Nidderdale Society is open to all persons of all ages. The annual fee is currently £7 per person, the payment of which entitles the member to attend all presentation meetings; it also includes light refreshment. Anyone wishing to attend a one off meeting may do so for a payment of £2. The society also organises walks, most of which are not very demanding. They range in distance from about 5 to 10 miles. These usually start at 10.30am on the Tuesday of the week following each presentation meeting. At present, there is no charge for persons participating in these walks. The next walk will be Knaresborough Carvings, Toffee Park on Tuesday, January 29 starting at Knaresborough Cricket Club. The leaders will be Anita and Norma and the walk will be four miles long. For more information contact 01423 780946.

Pie and Pea Supper: plus entertainment at Hookstone Memorial Hall, Low Lane, Thornthwaite on Saturday, February 16 at 7pm. Tickets £5 from Gwen 01423 780694.

Felliscliffe Young Farmers: are holding their buffet dance on Saturday, February 23 at Darley Memorial Hall. Music is by The Directors. Admission is by ticket only and cost £17.50 for adults and £10 for under 14. Tickets are available from Kathryn on 01423 780811, Michelle on 01423 770489 or Nicola on 01423 771172.

Church services: Sunday, January 20 Providence United Reformed Church, Dacre Top Mr N Robinson at 9.30am. Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks Sung Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer at 6.30pm. St Judes Church, Hartwith Holy Communion at 11am. Christ Church, Darley All-age Family Service at 9.30am. Summerbridge Methodist Church Mr Derek Barnes at 10.30am. Darley Methodist Church Miss Olive Moyses at 10.30am. Chapel of Ease, Felliscliffe Holy Communion at 2.30pm.