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Nidderdale Show: results for the Upper Dale: congratulations to Lofthouse School pupils, James Harker and Poppy Leeming-Sykes who were both double cup prize winners! Eight-year old James won the Walker Cup (awarded to the best entry in the Children’s Classes) with his decorated pizza face and the Eileen Crabtree Memorial Cup (awarded to the most outstanding work in the Junior Art Class) with his Nidderdale View. Poppy (aged 12), won the Hutchinson Cup (awarded to the best exhibit in the Flower Arranging Classes) and the B Charnley Trophy (awarded to the best exhibit in Junior Floral Art) for her arrangement in a child’s wellington boot and also won the Plant Pot Model Class. Well done to Lofthouse School pupils for gaining first place in both the Hungry Caterpillar and Self Portrait Children’s Classes, to Morgan Leeming-Sykes for winning the Vegetable Animal Class and to Adam Brown for winning the Hand-made Wooden Photograph Frame Class. Also well done to the Adult Class winners: Kirsty Harker for coming first in the Edible Cake Topper, Home Produce Class with her sugarcraft model of a game keeper, to Ron Parker for winning Horn-headed Walking Stick Classes, Plain and Fancy and the Dressed Walking Stick Class. Also to Christine Harker for winning the Brockhill Perpetual Trophy (awarded to the best exhibit in the Handicraft Class) with her hand knitted scarf/mitten set, the J Houseman Perpetual Trophy (awarded to a Nidderdale WI member for best flower arrangement) and for winning the Handicraft Class with her decorative book cover. Congratulations to Upper Nidderdale WI for winning this year’s Aspdin Rose Bowl Competition with 135 points and for winning the Olive Dougill Perpetual Trophy (awarded to the best produce entry in the Aspdin competition), which gained the full 20 points for an individual dessert. Congratulations also to Upper Nidderdale Flower Club member, Ann Smith, who won the Alexandra Nixon Rose Bowl (awarded to the best small flower arrangement) with her arrangement in a napkin holder, and for coming first in the Vertical Elegance Flower Arranging Class.

Lofthouse Methodist Church: last official service will be held at 2.30pm on Sunday, October 6. This is an open invitation for people to attend the joint service with St Chad’s, Middlesmoor at the Lofthouse Chapel, with speaker Rev Nigel Waterfield.

Church Services: for the Upper Dale for October are as follows: Sunday, October 13 Harvest Festival at 9am at Ramsgill - any fruit, vegetables, tinned/dried food will be given to Netherdale, Pateley Bridge; Sunday, October 20 United Parish Service, starting at 9.30am at St Chad’s, Middlesmoor moving on to St Mary’s, Ramsgill for a Parish Quiet Day which will end with a Celtic Communion. Please take a packed lunch (tea/coffee will be available). For further information, please contact Peter Wright on 01423 755619; Sunday, October 27 Eucharist at 9am at Ramsgill.

Ramsgill Domino Drive: season has started again. The first drive will be held at 7.30pm at Ramsgill Village Hall on Saturday, October 5 to which secretary, Liz Palmer, welcomes everyone. The evening also includes a raffle and supper.

Lofthouse School Domino Drive: will take place approximately two weeks later on Friday, October 18 at 6.30pm. It is a family event, especially organised to raise money for the school, to which everyone is very welcome. A date for your diary is Saturday, November 30 when, at 10am, the school will be hosting their annual Christmas Fair.

Upper Nidderdale WI: next meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, October 9 at Ramsgill Village Hall, when Catherine Shields will give a talk entitled Liverpool to Bouthwaite. This month’s competition is Something with a French Connection. Visitors very welcome.

The Eagle Owl: has landed again in Middlesmoor! The magnificent bird returned approximately two weeks ago, its distinctive hoot heard across the village, even giving an early morning call at 6am from its perch on a telegraph pole!