Community Beat

Dolphinholme Show at The Village Hall. Pictured are Graeme Chapman and Janet Adams tasting the home brew category.
Dolphinholme Show at The Village Hall. Pictured are Graeme Chapman and Janet Adams tasting the home brew category.

This week’s Community Beat news.


Derek Coultherd

The Austwick Village Show’s annual meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 8, at 7.30pm, in the parish hall. Following the formal proceedings there will be an open discussion on classes for next year’s show so please come along with ideas to make 2015 even more successful.

At the latest meeting of Austwick Field and Local History Society, Ian Court, a conservation officer with the Yorkshire Dales National Park, gave an excellent talk on the birds found in the park and the work being done to monitor and maintain their numbers. The talk was given with such enthusiasm and showed great depth of knowledge and was enjoyed by all.

Austwick Church is again proposing to sell Christmas trees which may be ordered anytime between the October 1 and November 10, and will be available for collection from the vicarage garden from Monday, December 1. More details available from the vicarage.

The Sunday service at Austwick will be at 9.30am which will be the Harvest Thanksgiving. The Harvest Supper will follow at 6.45pm for 7pm in the parish hall.

Tickets for the supper are available from Cross Leigh Stores or Ann Moore priced at £7, £3 for the under 16s.

Bring your own bottle and glass. Donations or vegetables, fruit, chutneys, jams, etc, can be left at the back of the church from Friday and help to decorate the church on Sunday will be greatly appreciated.

Indoor bowls will resumed after the summer break on Wednesday, October 1, at Eldroth Village Hall, at 7.30pm. New members are most welcome. For more information please contact Marjorie or Richard Booth on 01524 251168.

The Over 50s Club at Eldroth is meeting again at 2.30pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month. New and old members from a wider community are very welcome to attend to catch up with friends and neighbours.

Admission is £2, which includes tea and home-made cakes. The library will be open and books are loaned free of charge.


M V Carter

Tomorrow, Friday, September 26, a coffee/tea and cake sale will be held at St Mary’s Hall, from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Entrance will be £1.50 for adults and 70p for children.

Stalls will include home-made cakes, bring and buy, a tombola, guess the weight of the cake and a raffle. All funds raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Tombola and raffle prizes are needed as well as bakers to make cakes. Help will also be needed in the kitchen. Please telephone 01524 823013.


Jay Barkley

Coun Roger Bingham gave the starting signal and later presented awards to the winners of the Burton Recreation Trust Fun Run and the 10K Road Race.

The event was well attended with a brief appearance from Paul Northey en route from Land’s End to John O’Groats during his Help for Heroes fund raising cross country trek.

The winners of the 10K race were first female Anna Cunningham and first male John Battrick; Emily Morish and John Clarke came first in the under 21s class; and Maia Doherty and Joe Hunter came first in their class in the Fun Run. The youngest runners on the day were Nicola Baxter and James Coates.

The Trust is looking for volunteers to join the committee. If you can help please telephone Jane on 01524 781248.

Led by Kay and Keith Butterworth, eight Fellwalkers and one dog set off from Winster Church making their way to an ancient clapper bridge over the River Winster, climbing to pass Winster House to reach Rosthwaite Heights with its Lakeland Stone Seat and panoramic views across Windermere, the ideal spot for refreshments.

The return journey was via Rosthwaite Farm with its many sculptures and flower displays.

At one point the way was blocked by an enormous bull complete with his family but, with some gentle persuasion they all ambled off. A perfect afternoon’s walking enjoyed by everyone taking part.

The next Cafe Church will be held at the hall on Friday, October 10, 2pm to 3.30pm. Everyone welcome.

There will be a Studio Open Day on Sunday, October 19, 10am to 4pm, presented by local Burton artist Cally Lawson and featuring Silver by Michelle, at The Old Tearoom, Deerslet Farm. Free off-road parking.

The fund-raiser, Cakes, Tea and a Piano event at 3 The Square was a sell-out with all proceeds donated to St John’s Hospice.

The first winter meeting of the Local History Society heard a very interesting talk by Susan Allen of the Wordsworth Trust entitled Wordsworth in Cumbria.

The next meeting will include a talk by Jackie Hinton on Bleeze Hall and the Wool Trade, which will be held on Monday, October 20, at 7.30pm, in the Burton-in-Kendal Memorial Hall.

Announcements at the parish council meeting included notification of the resignation of the clerk to the council, Jane Johnson. Recruitment for a new clerk will begin immediately.

A letter had been received from the Burton Fellwalkers concerning the poor state of accessibility of some of the footpaths in the parish, particularly that connecting Vicarage Lane to Slape Lane.

The Service of Remembrance on Sunday, November 9, will be at 11am at St James’, Burton, and at Holme Parish Church at 10am.

A first draft budget for 2015/16 had been completed. Whilst further work was needed it was decided to increase the proposed budget for contingencies to allow the council to fund unexpected projects which would be of benefit to the parish.

One such project might be refurbishment or purchase of new equipment for the playground.

It was decided to make a donation of £25 to the Poppy Appeal and to grant up to £50 to be spent on planting in the Triangular Garden. No decision was made about renewing the map and case on Main Street but a further suggestion of displaying the leaflets of the four walks round the parish was made.

The speed monitor at Church Bank was now recording speeds on the A6070 and which would be downloaded and analysed.

Additionally some fixed penalty notices for speeding had already been issued. The Recreation Trust Fun Run had raised £800 for the multi-use games area.


Jean Thornber

Burton-in-Lonsdale will host its 15th Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday, September 26, from 10am to noon, in Burton Methodist School Room. Coffee/tea and home-made cakes will be served and all are welcome.

A very big thank you to Burton-in-Lonsdale WI members and villagers who knitted ‘Fish and Chip’ jumpers and teddies for Babies in Africa.

These were taken to the WI Group Show in the Ingleborough Centre last Saturday where the display table was quickly filled with offerings from the whole district which will be transported to Africa.

Please keep on knitting and pass any handiwork to a WI member for the next collection, and if you require a pattern please contact Jean Thornber on 63033 or


Caroline Thompson

The Benefice Eucharist Service at St Oswald’s Church this Sunday, September 28, will be held at 10am. Afternoon teas will be served in aid of St Oswald’s Church at Langcliffe institute, 2pm to 4.30pm.

A Harvest Ceilidh will be held at Langcliffe Institute on Saturday, October 4. There will be a Jacob’s join supper and the proceeds from the bar will go towards the Friends of Horton School funds.

The evening’s entertainment will start at 7.30pm and admission is £10 per adult with children free. Contact numbers for tickets – 07973 983306, 01729 860251 or 015242 62242.

A Harvest Songs of Praise will take place at 3pm on Sunday, October 5, in St Oswald’s Church when Giggleswick and Settle Brass Band will be playing.

The service will be followed by an auction of produce and supper in the Golden lion. Tickets need to be ordered please to give an idea of numbers for the suppers. Please contact any Parochial Church Council member for further details.


Chris Kynch

The annual Mothers’ Union service was held in St Margaret’s Church on September 17. The service was taken by the Vicar, Rev Michael Hampson. Peter Entwistle played the organ for hymns and an organ recital to follow.

Michael gave a long and interesting talk about Women of the Church Past and Present, and their prayers.

Notices were read by Barbara Bullivant. The meeting finished with tea and scones, kindly made by one of the MU members.

Hornby District Ramblers’ walk this Saturday, September 27, will start at 9.30am from Hornby car park. The route of Settle, Mearbeck and Attermire will be between seven and nine miles and led by Doug Leyland (01729 82090).

Jazz in Hornby returns this Saturday, September 27, at Hornby Institute, with Chris Coull, joined by Dennis Freedman (piano), Jake Steels (sax), Rob Steels (bass) and Jack Davies (trumpet).

The performance starts at 8pm and the bar is open at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought on the door or by ringing 015242 22227.


Sue Brown

Joyce Park was welcomed to the September meeting of the Ingleton Rural Community Association (IRCA) as the representative of Ingleton Methodist Church.

Members heard that four youths entered the swimming pool area during the night of August 30 and caused damage to four chairs and a table, however they have been identified by the CCTV and are going to pay for replacements.

Christmas Bingo will be held on Thursday, December 4. The basket swing in the play area is still waiting for new parts for repair. Honesty boxes are to be installed on the toilets in the car park.

The recent Dahlia Show was the best ever with 400 vases on display. The Horticultural Show was brilliant with a full hall and the children’s section was exceptionally good.Junior Badminton started on Monday, September 22, and is held from 4pm to 5.30pm for ages 10 and over.

Fun day at the pool was a great success. The Hook-a-Duck competition was won by F Stavely, P Bell and P Simpson. The event raised £1,300, with thanks to Ingleton Quarry for donating the prizes.

Donations of £1,254 have been received from Park Foot Holiday Park Fun Day, £400 from the Three Horse Shoes Quiz Night and £53 from Jayne Lis who produced a quiz sheet for the pool – a big thank you to everyone.

The Football Club Sportsmen’s Evening will be held on Saturday, October 11, and the NSPCC Table Top Sale on Sunday, October 26.

On Saturday, October 4, as part of the Folk Weekend, Ingleton Methodist Church will be holding a guitar workshop at 11am.

From 2.30pm to 4.30pm there will be afternoon tea and folk music jointly with St Mary’s Church. On Sunday, October 5, a joint Open Air Service will be held in the Square at 10.30am and a singing workshop at 2.30pm.

Old People’s Welfare enjoyed an outing with 99 people travelling to Ripon then on to Tennants of Leyburn for a meal. Their jumble sale will be held on Saturday, October 18.

St Mary’s jumble sale raised £750, many thanks to all and especially Doreen Wells the organiser. The Church Roof Fund is now more than £50,000.

Gift weekend is this weekend, September 26 to 28, and church will be open from 10am to noon.

This is also Harvest Thanksgiving weekend. This Saturday, September 27, there will be a Harvest Supper and Quiz Night in the church room at 7pm.

The first prize of £20 in the 200 Club went to Carol Capstick, the second of £10 to Gill Titterington and Alan Ideson, and Joan Mitton and Sally Gregory each won £5.

Ingleborough WI Group Show, held on September 20, was a great success with the community centre full of flowers, produce and crafts. The prizes were presented by Pat Mann who was one of the judges. The results were as follows:

Austwick rose bowl (floral arts): Kath Hewitt of Clapham WI; Giggleswick trophy (handicraft): Susan Ellis of Ingleborough WI; Hargreaves trophy (produce): Margaret Airey of Giggleswick WI; Mason trophy (co-operative class): Ingleborough WI; James trophy (runner-up co-operative class): Low Bentham WI.

Maudsley candlesticks (overall winner in all sections): Margaret Airey of Giggleswick WI; Anglesey rose bowl (floral art): Kath Hewitt of Clapham WI; Burton trophy (pot plant): Mauricia Aldred of Ingleborough WI; Clara Brown trophy (handicrafts): Jeanette Davison of Horton WI; Ingleborough trophy (pot plant): Mauricia Aldred of Ingleborough WI; Best Domestic trophy (produce): Christine Jennings of Low Bentham WI.


Mary Taylor

Tatham Fells Women’s Institute gave a sensitive, moving, and at times funny presentation of Women and the Home Front during World War One, in the Good Shepherd Church on September 18 and 19.

The production took place in front of a backdrop of no man’s land from the trenches; lighting was by gaslight and candles, with a bomb wrapped in barbed wire and poppies in tin cans on the windowsills.

Margaret McIntosh gave the narration from the pulpit, Louise Kitchen provided live music and Jenny Jennings played recorded music. President Carole Thurnham led the talented WI members – Ruth Garstang, Carole Butcher, Linda Kirkby, Ann Dawson, Jenny Herd, Ruth Holden, Olive Beard and Helen Wilkinson, and each acted several parts in authentic costume and read World War One poems.

The sudden emergence of three lively Morris Men dancing up the aisle to loud music started the evening with a bang, before they vanished into the vestry.

The Suffragette Anthem led into a sensitive piece about the situation of the conscientious objectors, and a sombre clergyman tolled the church bell.

In contrast a paper boy in very unbecoming shorts ran up the aisle with a newspaper declaring war, and twice more with posters.

Young men decided to sign up, and in authentic uniforms and boots posed as a photographer, helped by the boy, struggled with his enormous camera and tripod. In awe the audience was inspired as the magnificent Nimrod by Edward Elgar resounded in the darkened church.

The photographer was again in evidence at a wedding, with a young soldier leading his bride up the aisle, to the Bridal Chorus and back to the door to the strains Wedding March.

The girls left behind knitted socks and shocked everyone by wearing trousers as Land Army Girls or as clippies.

Lady Denman gave an account of the start of the Women’s Institute in this country and the audience sang Jerusalem.

A bed was put up, and a bare foot wounded soldier was helped up the aisle and into bed where one of the nurses gave him an injection from an enormous syringe, and a lighted cigarette, with an authentic fire bucket on standby.

The production concluded with Far the Fallen by Laurence Binyon and the playing of the Last Post.

Following on Kath Coates and her team provided refreshments in the Old School where World War One memorabilia was on display.


Janet Purvis

At St Helen’s Church there will be a Eucharist Service at 10.45am this Sunday, September 28, which will include Junior Church. Join the congregation for refreshments after the service.

On Sunday, October 5, the Harvest Festival Service will start at 10.45am and will include a short presentation by the Junior Church.

Fair Trade goods are on sale in church and a food collection for the food bank.

Also on Sunday, October 5, there will be a Harvest Eucharist Service at 2.30pm at Sunderland Point Mission.

A Harvest Hot Pot Supper and Auction of Produce will be held at the Globe Hotel, Overton, on Monday, October 6, starting at 7pm, with tickets at £6 for adults and £3 for children.

This is a fun way to raise funds for the church and the Bishop of Blackburn’s Harvest Appeal. Tickets available from PCC members and in church (numbers required by October 3). Further details available from 01524 855636.


John Leach

The planning applications to Lancaster City Council to demolish Islay and Seaway were discussed in the open forum prior to the September meeting of the parish council. Islay and Seaway are two residences on The Shore, Hest Bank. Parish Coun Stephen Jones had requested Lancaster City Council to issue a Building Preservation Notice.

The reasons for this are: these two houses were originally built as the summer residence and music room for the family of Thomas Mawson and their musical interest (Islay being built as the music room) and being thus carefully designed for its coastal setting.

The properties are a unique part of the Arts and Craft Movement having been designed by one of its leading exponent, as one single dwelling known as The Bungalow and being thus carefully designed for its coastal setting.

The properties should be considered of being of special architectural and historic interest in a national context as they are in danger of demolition which would affect its special interest.

Further Thomas Mawson has been described as “the most prolific garden, park and civil landscape maker of Edwardian times, a man who designed parks and gardens for royal families and leading industrialists of the time.

His wide-ranging abilities made him the most sought after professional, he used his architectural skills to shape house and garden into the landscape.” (Thomas Mawson life, garden and landscape by Janet Waymark 2009.)

The parish council later endorsed this request as it is not keen for the replacement of these dwellings given their historical and architectural interest in the development of the village.

The parish council will replace the waste bin that has disappeared from the green in Peacock Lane.

The original bin has disappeared. If anyone knows where it is would 
they inform the clerk to the parish council on 01524 825464.

The new gates have been hung at the entrances to the recreation field and the parish council is keen to work with the group of mothers who have some clear ideas of the improvement they wish to see.

The parish council is trying to get the football pitch sorted so it is safe to use. There have been meetings with the contractor but to no effect.

This Saturday, September 27, is scheduled to be a busy day for St Luke’s Church when it holds a series of exciting family events. Mystified people will be observed leaving the church hall at 2pm, as they partake of a treasure hunt around the village.

All ages are very welcome, but under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. It is anticipated to take around two hours to complete and prizes will be awarded to winners and runners-up.

If it is a fine day there will be a barbecue starting at 5.30pm in the church grounds. Should it rain, it will be held in the hall. At 7.30pm the hall will host a sports quiz.

Again families are welcome to join in by creating their own team, or just turn up and make up another team. For further details contact Jonathan on 01524 824029.

The village thespians will stage two one-act plays for two performances in the memorial hall, on Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, October 25, at 8pm, bar open from 7.30pm.

These plays contain adult humour and the audience is restricted to over 18s.

At the meeting of the Over 60s Club in mid-September Margaret Western won the games of whist with Marie Anderson second and Nancy Rolston and Marjorie Bainbridge joint third.

At the same meeting June Gardner won the games of dominoes with Jean Uttley second and Chris Rowen third.

The Over 60s Club meets on alternative Mondays at 2pm to play whist and dominoes. New players welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held on September 29.

At the last meeting of the Equipment Fund in September, June Gardner won the games of dominoes with Audrey Eaton second and Sheila Makenson third. At the same meeting Sylvia Standrill won the games of whist while George Metcalfe made second, Henry Milner third and Marjorie Bainbridge fourth.

The high halves were taken by Mary Barker and Brian Cornish. The Equipment Fund meets on alternative Fridays at 7.15pm to play whist and dominoes. The next meeting will be held on October 3 and new players are welcome to attend.


Rita Smith

Members and friends of Wray Over 60s recently enjoyed a trip through the Yorkshire Dales.

The destination was Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle, where the magnificent paintings, ceramics and many other fine collections are displayed in the beautiful old building.

There was time to visit Barnard Castle with the many small shops and cafes before returning home.

On a pleasant sunny afternoon the homeward journey went through the lovely countryside and the interesting places including Richmond, Reeth and Hawes.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 21, when Mrs Susan Bull of Hornby will give a talk entitled Hornby Castle. Non-members very welcome.


The Dolphinholme Show was held on Saturday, September 13, and this year was an outstanding success with 150 people (including 59 children) entering 815 exhibits. This was a small increase in the number of entrants and exhibits from last year.

2014 cup winners: Barbara Gorst – The Coulthurst Cup, awarded for the highest number of points overall; Lucy Dowson – Children’s cup; Allen Norris – The Queen Elizabeth II Cup, for the best entry in the photography section; Simon Lee – The Worthington 
Cup, awarded for the most 
points in the cookery section.


Horticultural (fruit and vegetables) and produce – Potatoes red: Eddie Smith; Potatoes white: Marcus Worthington; Courgettes: Marcus Worthington; Marrow: Donald Hanton; Cabbage: Katherine Hakes; Cauliflower: Marcus Worthington; Onions white: Duncan Hart; Onions red: Duncan Hart; Shallots: Marcus Worthington; Carrots: G France; Beetroot: J Rhodes; French beans: Nigel Pye; Runner beans: Nigel Pye; Leeks: Marcus Worthington; Cucumber: John Entwistle.

Tomatoes with calyces: Marcus Worthington; Truss cherry tomatoes: J Rhodes; Raspberries: Donald Hanton; Apples culinary: Pennie Drinkall; Apples dessert: Lucy Dowson; Plums: Nigel Pye; Pears: John Entwistle; Collection of vegetables: Molly Gorst; Eggs (chicken): Carl Mead; Eggs (other): Joshua Thistlethwaite.

Horticultural (floral) – Foliage pot plant: Janice Burrow; Flowering pot plant: M Rhodes; Cactus: J Rhodes; Carnivorous plant: Angela Worthington; Perennial flowers: Barbara Gorst; Annual flowers: Andrew Thompson; Sweet peas: Angela Worthington.

Rose bloom: Barbara Gorst; Three rose blooms: Barbara Gorst; Floribunda rose: Barbara Gorst; Three spikes of gladioli: Dave Cross; Spike of gladioli: Barbara Gorst; Marigolds: Ruth Chapman; Sunflower: Donald Hanton; Dahlias: Andrew Thompson; Display in a teacup: Janice Burrow; Arrangement of flowers: Angela Worthington; Dried flowers: Angela Worthington; Arrangement of foliage: Janice Burrow; Hedgerow arrangement: Janice Burrow.

Photography – Canal scene: Matt Waite; Autumn: Allen Norris; Crazy pet: Niyah Johnston; Danger: Michael Baines; Wildlife: Allen Norris; Sporting activities: Allen Norris; Black and white portrait: Matt Waite.

Cookery – Quiche: Jilly Higton; Chocolate fudge cake: David Winder; Victoria sandwich: Anne Wallace; Swiss roll: Janice Burrow; Scones (sweet): Simon Lee; Scones (savoury): Karl Moss; Carrot cake: John Smith; Cup cakes: Karen Baines.

Flapjack: Katherine Hakes; Traybake: Jilly Higton; Muffins: Kath Prashar; Chocolate brownies: Larry Probin; Fruit pie: John Smith; Fruit cake: Ellen Burrow; Sweet biscuits: Helen Gilliat; Bread (hand-made): Tim Pink.

Bread (machine): Jane Entwistle; Bread rolls: Simon Lee; Jam (soft fruit): Valerie Winder; Jam (any other fruit): Jane Entwistle; Jelly: Jane Gibson; Marmalade: Pennie Drinkall; Lemon curd: Anne Neil; Chutney: Val Simpkin; Pickles: Donald Hanton; Fruit liqueur: Barbara Gorst; Cordial: Joan Drinkall.

Handicraft – Knitted article: Pennie Drinkall; Crocheted article: Victoria Vass; Soft toy: Helen Huddleston; Cushion: Pennie Drinkall; Tapestry or cross stitch: Susan Predergast; Other embroidery: Susan Predergast; Pencil drawing: Marian Hodge; Painting: Roy Drinkall; Pottery: Georgie Dilkes; Woodwork: Sarah Troughton; Jewellery: Susan Predergast; Origami: Roger Higton; Miscellaneous handicraft: Kath Gregson.

Pre-school classes – Animal from vegetables: George Kenyon; Model from recycled materials: Molly Gorst; Edible necklace: Katie and Florence Prest; Gingerbread man: Mary-Ann France; Picture to colour: Katie Prest; Face mask: Sam Duncan.

Reception/infant classes – Animal from vegetables: Reggie Worthington; Flowers in a mug: George Kenyon; Model from recycled materials: Hannah Duncan; Miniature garden: George Kenyon; Cup cakes: Mollie Hetherington; Gingerbread man: Isabelle Lavender; Pencil drawing: James Proctor; Painting: Ellie Proctor; Birthday card: Harriet Kenyon; Face mask: Richard Prest.

Junior classes – Animal from vegetables: Alex Probin; Flowers in a mug: Niyah Johnston; Model from recycled materials: Alexander Dearden; Miniature garden: Joshua Thistlethwaite; Cup cakes: Alexander Dearden; Gingerbread man: Molly Dowson; Pencil drawing: Niyah Johnston; Painting: Molly Dowson; Birthday card: Pixie Rhodes Pink; Needlework: George Hetherington; Woodwork: Molly Dowson;Stone or pebble: George Kenyon; Phone case: Molly 

Secondary classes – Cup cakes: Suzannah Dearden; Victoria sandwich: Oliver Atkinson; Pencil drawing: Suzannah Dearden and Lucy Dowson; Painting: Lucy Dowson; Birthday card: Suzannah Dearden; Needlework: Zeb Rhodes Pink; Woodwork: Lucy Dowson; Friendship bracelet: Suzannah Dearden; Poem: Lucy Dowson; Gaming case: Suzannah Dearden; Photo (party time): Lucy Dowson.

Special class – Grow bag of potatoes: Alice Dowson.