Margaret Garner

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Church Service: the morning service on Sunday, July 21 at Saint Luke’s Church, Franklin Square will be at 10.30am when Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Part of Ireland’s History: the next meeting of Harrogate Stray Probus Club will be on Tuesday, July 23 at the Ascot House Hotel, Kings Road. The speaker is Chris Helme, whose subject is A Week In May ( Phoenix Park Murders in Irelan 1882) The fortnightly meetings start at 2.30pm and are open to retired and semi retired men and women. David Watson on 01423 866323 will be happy to give more information.

Well Done: what a difference a year makes, when friends and I attended the Harrogate Grammar School Summer Tea Party last year the heavens had opened and the town’s Yorkshire Show was a washout, but not this year we had the other extreme, a beautiful very hot sunny afternoon. We were welcomed by headmaster Richard Sheriff, Rupert Hatton and the lower sixth students. The Wind Band, conducted by Jane Hinkins, entertained with a variety of musical styles, ending with themes from Star Wars, ET and Jurassic Park. Members of the band had interrupted their day at the Yorkshire Show to come and play for us. Thank you, it was appreciated, we hope you enjoyed the rest of your time there. Paul Dutton had worked hard with the Barbershop Choir and their rendition of Up Town Girl and Noah’s Flood were well rehearsed also the harmonies of the A Level music students included a good to listen to Ave Verum. Tea and cakes were charmingly and generously served by the students including new head girl, Ellie Ryman and some of the younger students. A snippet of Alan Ayckbourn’s Gosforth’s Fete brought a smile to our faces as it was ably performed by Year 12 performing arts students. The afternoon ended with a raffle and special thanks were given to Val Sherwood whose idea for a Seniors’ Tea Party has now been going for five years. Such a lot of hard work had gone into providing us with a lovely afternoon. A big thank you to all concerned.