Ripley news

Ripley Show: The show takes place tomorrow at Ripley Castle Park. It features falconry, bike stunts, vintage tractors, sheep dog trials, gymkhana, ferret racing, carriage driving, gun dog competition, crafts, trade stands, bouncy castle, children's fun area, Punch and Judy, classic cars, produce, cattle, sheep, heavy horses, pony club, flower arranging, and more. Car parking free, adults £6, children 5-16 £3, under-5s free.

All Saints’ Church: Sunday August 10 - 10.45am Eucharist. Wednesday August 13 - 10am Eucharist.

Barbecue: The Star Club annual barbecue will take place tonight (Friday) at 7.30pm and is again a bargain at only 5 per head. Following the barbecue there will be an optional quiz so a full evening's entertainment is on offer.

Town Hall Events: Sunday August 10 Arts and Crafts Fair. August 16 and 17, Garden Furniture Sale. August 23 and 24, Antique and Collectors Fair.

Pig Festival: Wednesday August 20, 10am to Monday August 25, 6pm. Competition sheets available from shops in Ripley. Fabulous prizes to be won.

Car Boot Sales: During August the car boot sales at Ripley Cricket Club will be held on Sundays 17 and 31. The site will be open to sellers from 7.30am and to buyers from 8.30am.

Ripley Ramblers: Ripley Ramblers is for anyone. Feel free to come on the second Sunday of each month for a walk of five or six miles.

Meet outside Ripley Church at 1.30pm. Or join us at 1.30pm any Tuesday afternoon. Meet outside Ripley Church. Further details from John Vauvelle, 01423 771637.

Mobile Library: The mobile library and information service will next be visiting Ripley on Wednesday, August 20 from 3.05-3.15pm.

Because of parking restrictions in the village the van can no longer park near the stores and will in future park near the car park. If you have any queries about the service, telephone 0845 0349580.

Old Farmyard: The Old Farmyard Ripley will be open every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday noon-5pm. In the beautiful setting of Ripley village in the unique old fashioned fold yard come and see our beautiful Clydesdale horses, jersey cows and calves, hen, piglets and rabbits, different breeds of sheep feed, a baby lamb, also old traditional craft displays and rural life museum of bygone days.

Then go on a horse and carriage ride round the village. Adults 3, Children 2.50.

We also take bookings for school visits and group bookings. Details on 01423 772962.