Upper Nidderdale Area News



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Nidderdale Show: winners in the Upper Dale: Isobel Hardcastle, from Heathfield, won the Junior Floral Art class and Barbara Charnley Trophy for her Arrangement in a Teapot; Ann Smith (Upper Nidderdale Flower Club member) won the Flower Arranging class with her Diamond Jubilee display; Sue Mouser (Upper Nidderdale Flower Club member) won the J Houseman Perpetual Trophy, (awarded for the best exhibit in the flower arranging section); Rose Verity (WI member) won the Isabel Holliday Perpetual Trophy, (awarded for the best flower arrangement in the Aspdin Rose Bowl competition) and Christine Harker won the Brockhill Perpetual Trophy, (awarded for the best craft in the open section) with her appliqued apron, a first for her cafetiere cosy and the Alexandra Nixon Rose Bowl for her man’s buttonhole (much to her delight as she has been attempting to win this trophy for 16 years!). In the Stock Judging class, Evie Church won three cups, one being the Iveson Cup, a special cup originally presented by her great-great-grandfather, Thomas Iveson in 1953. Well done to all winners in the children’s section, and to Jack Harker, aged four, of High Lofthouse, who won the Duplo Lego class and the A3 Painting class, and also the Walker Cup, (awarded to the best entry in the children’s classes) with his painting of the Cow Jumped Over the Moon (pictured above). Many congratulations to all the Updale winners!

Upper Nidderdale WI: next meeting will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, October 10 at Ramsgill Village Hall, when Jane Forsythe will give a talk/slides on Horticap (plus plants for sale). This month’s competition will be a small autumn planter. Visitors very welcome.

Ramsgill Domino Drives: resume this month, starting with the first round of games on Saturday, October 6 at 7.30pm in Ramsgill Village Hall. Pauline Brown informs us there will also be supper and a raffle and that everyone is very welcome.

Joint Harvest Festival: will be held at Lofthouse Chapel on Sunday, October 14 at 2.15pm, to which everyone is very welcome.

Methodist Church Services: for October are as follows: Sunday, October 14: Harvest Festival at Lofthouse (as above) and 6.30pm at Wath; October 28: 2.15pm at Lofthouse (Morag Waterfield) and 6.30pm at Wath (Olive Moyses).

Markington & District Snooker/Billiards: results as follows: Snooker match played on Tuesday, September 18: Middlesmoor 4 - Kirkby Malzeard 2. Billiards match played on Wednesday, September 19: Middlesmoor 1 - Hookstone 4; Lofthouse 2 - Birstwith 3.