Graham Smith

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Light Lunches: will be again on the menu at the village hall on Saturday, May 11 when the usual team of volunteers will be offering a selection of tasty treats from noon in aid of the village hall heating fund.

Monthly Quiz: Killinghall Village Hall’s popular monthly quiz is being held in the small hall on Tuesday, May 14 from 7.45pm. For an entry fee of only £3, which includes half-time refreshments, quiz fans get the chance to compete for a cash prize of £20.

Coffee Morning: on Saturday, May 18, 10.30am-12.30pm at Beckendale, Grainbeck Lane, Killinghall. Cake stall, raffle, tombola, craft stalls, cards, plants, hanging baskets. In aid of St Thomas the Apostle Church.

Concert: at Killinghall Church on Saturday, May 25 at 7.30pm. An evening of light vocal music with the Cantemus at Calday choir. Enjoy a wide variety of musical styles from light to serious. Tickets £5 to include light refreshments. Tickets/info from Ian 506532, Sylvia 531136, Adele 07966 511642, Christine 562136.

Coronation Fair: Killinghall memories of 60 years ago are being revived at St Thomas’s Church, the village hall and adjoining cricket ground on Sunday, June 2 to mark the anniversary of the Queens Coronation. As in 1953, the celebrations will start with a United Service of thanksgiving at St Thomas’s at 9.30am followed by an afternoon of family activities noon - 4pm at the village hall and cricket ground based on a 1950s theme featuring traditional indoor attractions, such as roll-a-penny, hoop-la and hook-a-duck, and outdoor children’s competitions – including egg-and- spoon, three-legged and sack races. The organizing committee is planning many more activities - which will offer a wide range of childrens prizes - including appearances by members of the school choir and orchestra, a childrens roundabout, giant inflatable slide, refreshments from members of Killinghall WI and an ice cream van with the aim of creating a flavour of what older residents can still remember took place in the village 60 years ago, only this time (hopefully) without the Coronation Day rain. Admission to the afternoon event, which is open to all residents and non- residents, will be £1 for adults and free entry for children. All proceeds from the Coronation Fair will go towards the village hall’s heating fund.

Church services: Sunday, May 12 St Thomas the Apostle 9.30am Holy Communion. Killinghall Methodist Church 10.30am Family Service with Rev Christine Gillespie. 6.30pm At Hampsthwaite.