Graham Smith

01423 772832

Book Sale: at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church on Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24. Open 10am-4pm on Saturday and 11.30am-4pm on Sunday. As usual, the room will be packed with books, with a large £1 table and a table of donated books to raise money for Glasshouses Cricket Club. Recent arrivals are a fairly large collection of local interest books, some going back to the 19th century, and a plentiful supply of natural history books. Entry is £1 at the door, which will be deducted from the books you purchase.

George Shackleton memorial: eighty years ago, little George Shackleton was lost at Scar Village. Despite extensive searches by the workmen engaged on Scar Dam, he wasn’t found until too late. The grave of the three-year-old has just been located in Pateley Bridge Cemetery, and the recently-disbanded Former Residents of Scar Village Association are using the remains of their funds to provide a memorial to the little lad. A stone, complete with an image of Scar Dam, has been designed and carved by local stone carver Joe Hayton, and it is to be unveiled in Pateley Cemetery on Saturday, November 23 at noon. Afterwards, there will be a cup of tea and cake at Middlesmoor Village Hall at about 1pm. The Shackleton family would like to invite former members of the Scar Village Association to attend either or both ceremonies. Anyone else with an interest in Scar Village History will also be welcome.

Coffee Morning: on Saturday, November 23, 10am-12.30pm at Margaret Mitchell’s home, Lindisfarne, Wath Road (just up the road from church). You are warmly invited for coffee to support Nidd Chorale’s music fund and the work of Jessie’s fund. There will be cakes, musical games and gifts on sale and a raffle.

Silk Art Workshop: for children aged seven-12 years making Christmas items with artist Jane Carlisle Bellerby. Saturday, November 30, 9.30-noon at Nidderdale High School. Cost £20 - booking essential 858806.

Christmas Fair: at Pateley Bridge Methodist Church on Saturday, November 23, 10am-1.30pm. There will be a wide range of stalls so come along and get some early Christmas gifts. Hot lunches will be available.

Christmas Fair: St Cuthbert’s CE Primary School will be holding its Christmas fair on Friday, November 29, 3.30-5.30pm. This is one of the biggest fundraising events of the school year and will be held on a Friday afternoon after school so as not to clash with other events in the town at the weekends. Santa will be in his Christmas grotto and the school choir have been practising some Christmas songs for everyone to enjoy. Children will be allowed to creep into Santa’s secret workshop (no parents allowed) where they can choose a small gift and wrap it in secret for that special person, grown-up or otherwise. There will also be a variety of seasonal stalls and activities including a raffle with fabulous prizes, many of which have been kindly donated by local businesses. Festive refreshments will also be available so please come and enjoy yourselves whilst supporting our wonderful local school. All welcome.

Advent Fair: the Friends of Dacre Braithwaite are having an Advent Fair and Table Top sale at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall in on Saturday, November 30, 10am-1pm, to raise funds for the PTA. There will be a mixture of crafts on sale, together with raffle, tombola, cake stall, children’s crafts.

Cinema in the Dale: the next film at the Memorial Hall, Pateley Bridge is Lincoln on Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm. Daniel Day-Lewis gives an award winning performance in the role of US president Abraham Lincoln. The heart of the film is a few weeks in January 1865 in an overcast wintry Washington between Lincoln’s second election and his inauguration. In this brief moment of opportunity he’s faced with a crucial decision. Should he end this bloody war, one of the most costly, bitter and divisive in modern history, by a compromising peace with the Confederate enemy? A towering performance not just by Day-Lewis but by the rest of a star-studded cast. A film not to be missed. Tickets £5 available from Pateley Bridge Pharmacy.

Christmas Fair: the PTFA of Nidderdale High School will be holding their Christmas Fair on Friday, November 22, 5.30-7.30pm in the school hall. There will be a variety of unusual and inspiring stalls to purchase your Christmas presents from, seasonal food and drinks will be served by the PTFA and students so please come along to support your school. If you are a trader who would like to take a stall please call J Staniforth on 01423 711246.

Pateley Bridge Ladies Club: will next meet on Monday, November 25. Top of the World, slides and talk by Richard Fountain. Meetings are held at the Pateley Club at 7.45pm. New members and visitors are always welcome. For more info contact Pam on 711679.

Bead MakingWorkshop: for children aged seven-12years with artist Michelle Pilkington. Saturday, December 7, 9.30am-noon at Nidderdale High School. Cost £20 - booking essential 07727002181

Gardening Club: the next meeting of The Glasshouses and District Gardening Club will be held in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall tonight, Thursday, November 21. The speaker will be Edward Clements who will be talking about Mediterranean Travels with a Camera. Our meetings are free to members, and non members are always welcome to join us, though in that case we ask for a contribution of £3. Queries to Anne Martin 01423 711175 or June Douse 01423 712124.

Come and Sing Handel’s Messiah: bookings now open for the 10th Nidderdale Messiah event, to be held on Sunday, November 24 at 1pm in Holy Trinity Church, Knaresborough. Booking essential for singers and audience – to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Booking form or tel 01423 206535.

Ding Dong Merrily: Upper Nidderdale Flower Club - Christmas Flower Demonstration by Derek Bridges on Friday, November 22 at 7.30pm at Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall. Tickets £8 (includes tea/biscuits) Available from Ann Smith 01423 770468

St Nicholas Fair: will this year take place on Saturday, December 7, 10am-1pm at the Memorial Hall, Pateley Bridge. There will be gift, cake and plant stalls, tombola, Santa Claus and his favourite elves, and various children’s activities. Mince pies and coffee will be served followed by homemade soup and crusty bread for lunch. This is the main fundraising event for your Parochial Church Council - please bring all your friends and relatives to support this important community event.

Church services: Sunday, November 24 St Michael and All Angels Church, Wilsill 9am Holy Communion. St Marys Church, Greenhow 6.30pm Celtic Communion. St Cuthberts Church 10.30am Eucharist. Pateley Bridge Methodist Church 10.30am Mrs Charmian Hopkins. Glasshouses Methodist Church 10.30am Holy Communion with the Rev Nigel Waterfield. Wath Chapel 6.30pm Deacon Rowland Wilkinson. At the Roman Catholic churches Sunday Mass will take place at 10.30am at Pateley and at 9.15am at Menwith Hill.