Rachel Hewson

Church Services: for Sunday, September 1: St Robert’s Pannal 8am Holy Communion, 9.30am Parish Communion, 6pm Evensong.

St Robert’s Beer Festival: is drawing ever closer! This popular event runs again on September 6 and 7. The Friday times are from 6-11pm and the Saturday from 2-8pm. As well as the wonderful ales on offer there will be food, wine and soft drinks available and as usual entertainment and raffles! If you are able to donate a raffle or tombola prize, please get in touch with me, anything large or small would be much appreciated! Saturday has a family feel to it with free entry for children, games and a cake stall! Adult tickets are £10 and are available from The Harwood and the post office in Pannal or from the Black Swan in Burn Bridge. Alternatively you can buy your tickets online at via Whizzy Tickets. The link can be found on the website along with more information at

Pannal WI: ladies held a members’ evening at their August meeting. Some stalwart members briefly revisited their school days and played paper-ball hockey, much to the amusement of the rest of the ladies. This was followed by a faith supper, which included delicious savoury and sweet items. At the same time, ladies worked on solving a Yorkshire quiz, helping to make the whole occasion a fun evening. The next meeting of Pannal WI will be at 7.30pm at Pannal Village hall on September 10 when John Wallis will enthrall us with his highly entertaining view of the Golden Age of Music Hall. This will cover the history of the music hall, interspersed with amusing anecdotes and stories about famous music hall stars, such as Vesta Tilly and George Formby. Visitors are very welcome to attend, for a small fee of £3, including refreshments. Pannal WI will also be holding an international dinner on Friday, October 4 at Pannal Village Hall. Tickets are £15 for a delicious three-course dinner and those attending should bring their own wine.

Pannal Village Hall Music Night: Pannal Village Hall will host a fundraising event on Saturday, October 12. It is a music night with music from the TOGS (Tired old geezers!) a band that plays all kinds of popular music from the past. It will be a great night out for all ages so please support your local village hall and come along. For further information visit the website at If you are able to help sell tickets or donate raffle prizes please contact Pat Fitzgerald via the village hall site.

News and events: please let me know if you would like to publicise your news or an event in Pannal and Burn Bridge. I need to know eight days in advance of publication so that I can include the details.