Graham Smith

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Heather Tetley: Glasshouses student Heather Tetley, 21, has just been awarded a First Class Degree in BioMedical Sciences at Kings College London. She attended Glasshouses Primary School, Nidderdale High School and St Aidan’s for A levels. Heather has been accepted at St Bart’s NHS Trust London to study medicine at the new Whitechapel Hospital, this is the largest hospital in Europe and was recently rebuilt at a cost of £1bn.

Kamamica back at The Playhouse: Kamamica return to The Playhouse this weekend with a programme packed with their favourite show songs from the last 31 years. The Harrogate based musical group are a big favourite at The Playhouse, and always present a slick, fun and entertaining programme. This year’s show, The Best of Times, will feature songs from Cabaret to My Fair Lady, Chess to Hello Dolly, as well as some Noel Coward numbers, a Frank Sinatra showcase and a music hall selection. Kamamica’s show will be presented on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and are available from The Boastess Gallery in Kings Court, or by phoning 01423 711915.

Charity Festival: there were hundreds of people gathered at the Pateley Bridge Showground on Sunday, July 21 for a festival to celebrate charitable work in Nidderdale and beyond. Forty-five charities were represented, with all bringing displays and information about their particular concerns. Macmillan Cancer Support (of the Milk Stout Bike Ride fame) provided an excellent barbecue, and the Church in the Dale served tea/coffee and home-made biscuits which were much appreciated. Entertainment was provided by two groups of musicians, Reeth Brass Band and St Cuthbert’s school band; and with the Prats sword dancers performing twice, there was plenty to watch. Face painting and two bouncy castles kept the children amused and a variety of games, competitions, tombolas and craft articles for sale held the interest of the adults. Many charities report raising valuable funds, but, perhaps more importantly, raising awareness and introducing people to their activities.

Pateley Bridge 200 Club: the winners in the are: £50 no 105 Mrs A Derrick; £20 no 86 Mr J Burgess; £10 no 147 Mrs J Reilly.

St Cuthberts Summer Party: on Saturday, August 10, 2pm onwards. Cream teas, cakes, book stall, tombola and childrens games.

Wath Chapel Summer Fete: on Saturday, August 31, 2-4pm. Refreshments and cakes, plants, books and tombola.

Pateley Bridge WI: Sensory Plants and Gardens with Gordon Kirby at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Thursday, August 8. New members and visitors welcome.

Cinema in the Dale: the Memorial Hall , Pateley Bridge, which is the venue for the Cinema in the Dale project, has had new blackout curtains fitted to improve the quality of the film projection system. An additional film has been programmed in August following requests from regular attendees. The award winning film Life of Pi will be shown at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 10. Tickets are available from Pateley Bridge Pharmacy or on the door if any are still available. The autumn season of films organised in conjunction with Cine Yorkshire commences on Saturday, September 7 with the screening of Quartet starring Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly.

Samina Khan: invites you to come and celebrate Margaret Kendrew’s 50 years work at the pharmacy on Sunday, August 4, 2-6pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. All customers are most welcome.

Charlie’s Day 2013: charity fundraiser for Yorkshire Cancer Research at Pateley Bridge Cricket Club on Sunday, August 18 at 10.30am. Six a side cricket, raffle, tombola, barbecue, bar. Anyone interested in putting in a team please contact Michael or Liz Eglin on 01423 712224. Also we would gratefully receive any offers of raffle or tombola prizes. All proceeds to Yorkshire Cancer Research

Pateley Bridge Art Club summer art exhibition preview evening: on Wednesday, August 14, 6-8pm, at St Cuthberts School. The exhibition will then be open Thursday, August 15 – Sunday, August 18, 10am-5pm each day. More information on 01423 780921.

NiddArt Trail 2013: this spectacular annual festival of arts and crafts which spans the whole of Nidderdale from Middlesmoor all the way downstream to Knaresborough will take place Thursday, August 15 – Bank Holiday Monday, August 26. With 31 locations taking part there will be open studios, exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, paintings, ceramics, jewellery, photography, prints, textiles and glass. View the works by foot, bike, bus or car – look out for balloons to indicate locations. Brochures, which include a map and details of all the locations which can be visited, are available from the Tourist Information Centres in Pateley Bridge, Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough, from Nidderdale Plus, from the following galleries - Artful Arts, Grimaldi and Galloway, and the Boastess gallery in Pateley Bridge, Chantry House Gallery in Ripley and Art in the Mill in Knaresborough, and, of course, from many of the shops in the area. For more information contact Lynn Cook 01423 714865/07714 700766, or John Clapperton 01423 780921.

Drivers Required: Wilsill Luncheon Club would be grateful for more drivers to transport their members to Pateley Bridge Methodist Church every third Wednesday in the month. If you can help please contact Nan Davies on 01423 712440.

Volunteers Needed: Moor-View Rescue has so many dogs in their care at the moment that they are bursting at the seams. With so many dogs which are needing lots of care and attention due to neglect, volunteers would be very welcome who are willing to take some dogs out for long walks. Please contact Moor-View, 01423 711993, if you can offer some time.

Pateley Bridge Dance club: the next dance will be on Friday, September 6, 7.30pm – 11.30pm, at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Dancing to Philip Randles. Entry £7 on the door to include supper. There will be a raffle. Bring your own drink. All welcome. Details from 01423 711197 or 01423 711642.

Bewerley Chapel Flower Festival: takes place over the bank holiday weekend, August 24 – 26, 11am-5pm. Art and flowers, refreshments and stalls. Admission free

Jumble needed: Julie is busy collecting for her annual jumble sale in aid of Cancer Research. If you can help her please drop items in to Teacups or Park View Stores.

The 2013 Great Milk Stout Ride Needs you: every year Nidderdale’s Great Milk Stout charity cycle ride takes place to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and this year’s event will be on Sunday, September 8. Thanks to the support from the superb volunteers who gave up their time last year, we raised a massive £21,000 for Macmillan to help them carry on doing their essential work, supporting cancer patients and their families. We desperately need public-minded citizens to step forward again this year. If you think you might be able to help with marshalling the ride on September 8, or in any other capacity, please contact Ian or Gill Deakin on 711950. And if you’re considering entering this year’s Great Milk Stout, why not register now at

Church services: Sunday, August 11 Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Sister Janet Durbin. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Mrs Cindy Beck.Wath Chapel 10.30am Miss Olive Moyses. St Michaels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion. St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Eucharist. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.