Town and Country: 12/09/13

Bentham Agricultural Show Ian Sedgwick with the Beef Champion Gallaber Hotshot, a 17 month Limousin bull from Gallaber Farm, Burton-in-Lonsdale.
Bentham Agricultural Show Ian Sedgwick with the Beef Champion Gallaber Hotshot, a 17 month Limousin bull from Gallaber Farm, Burton-in-Lonsdale.
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This week’s Town and Country news.


Derek & Celia Coultherd

At the next meeting of the Austwick Field and Local History Society on Wednesday, September 18, Robert White will be speaking about the work of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s Historic Environment Team, with references to the Austwick and Ribblesdale area.

The team conserves, enhances and promotes understanding of the exceptional heritage of archaeological remains, historic buildings and cultural landscape features of the National Park – from sheepfolds to stepping stones, privies to manor houses, limekilns to churches.

Austwick Parish Hall Council presents Quartet (12) starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon, tomorrow, Friday, September 13, at 7pm for 7.30pm in the parish hall. Admission £5 (£4.50 advance purchase at Cross Leigh Stores), themed refreshments available.


Wendy Dowbiggin

015242 61573

Members of High Bentham WI met at the town hall when president Wendy Dowbiggin led the business meeting and arrangements were made for a trip to see Grease at the Lancaster Grand.

The speaker for the evening was Anne Whinnery of Greenfoot Gardens who said how she and her sister Helen had started from Ann’s home to coming across the premises in Wray.

Gardening had always been in their family both on their paternal and maternal sides.

Their business has been running for five years and they continue to have customers from around the area.

Chris Lewis thanked Ann on behalf of the WI. The winner of the competition was Nancy Eno with Carol Elsworth second.

On September 2 Springfield Bowling Club’s A team were at home to Arnside A which they won 5-3. The B team away at Langdale lost 7-1. On September 3 the B team were at Crosthwaite B and lost 6-2. On Saturday the club had a friendly match with Hornby which they won 7-2.

Forthcoming local events include the following: tomorrow, Friday, September 13, at the Methodist Hall from 6.30pm to 9.30pm there will be a Bentham and Settle Special Tuesday Club line dancing fundraiser. Tickets £3.50, all welcome.

Bentham Film Group will be showing War Horse (cert 12A) at the town hall tomorrow, Friday, September 13, 8pm. Tickets £5 on the door. The coffee morning on Saturday, September 14, will be for the Youth Cafe, starting at 10am.

Bentham Footpath Group’s walk on Thursday, September 19 will be at Long Preston, 11 miles, members to meet at Lairgill at 9.30am.

Temptation classes, the Patchwork Class will be on Saturday, September 14, in the Methodist School Room from 10am to 4pm, £25.

The Tuesday Knitting and Crochet classes are held in the shop from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, £4. Tuesday, September 17 – knitting; Tuesday, September 24 – knitting and crochet.

Sewing workshops – Wednesdays, September 11 (2-4pm), September 18 (10am-noon), September 25 (10am-noon, 2-4pm); Thursdays, September 19 (10am-noon), September 26 (10am-noon). All sessions £10.

On Monday there will be creative embroidery, initially for a four week block charged at £50 (equivalent to £12.50 per session) – September 16, 23, 30 and October 7.


Kathryn Smith

THE annual 10K Race and Fun Run was started by district and County Coun R Bingham, who also presented the prizes, sponsored by Aggregate Industries and other local businesses.

The winners in the main race were Sam Fisher and Katherine Whitehouse, in the Under 21s Sam Fisher and Catherine Nichol, Veteran winners were Paul Muller and Katherine Hayer, Fun Run winners were Jack Wilkinson and Samantha Bland, Fancy Dress winner was Jack Stephens and the Youngest Runner was James Coates.

The licensing and installation of the new vicar by the bishop and archdeacon will take place in St James’ Church on Tuesday, September 24, at 7.30pm.


Larry Branyan

The Friends of Carnforth Station is hosting its monthly film night on Monday, September 16, in the Furness and Midland Hall at Carnforth Station at 7.30pm. Programme details available from the website Admission is £3 on the door inclusive of light refreshments.

The Rotary Club of Carnforth is sponsoring a charity concert featuring the Guisborough Salvation Army Band and Carnforth Choral Society at St Oswald’s Church, Warton, on Saturday, September 21. Tickets cost £8 on the door.


Rory-Jo Daniels

Clapham Village Hall Committee is again to host a quiz night in the hall. The quiz-master will be Stuart Marshall and a delicious supper will be cooked and served by Lorraine Wildman and her band of willing helpers. Make a note in your diary, the quiz will be on Friday, October 11, more details nearer the date.

Around 140 people attended a recent performance of the Alan Bennett monologues Talking Heads in St James’ Church. Organisers hailed the event as a great success and thank everyone who helped and attended.


Saturday opened wet and windy but nothing deterred the competitors for the Dolphinholme Annual Show with their hundreds of entries and flowers only slightly battered by the weather.

With so much to see and so many people to meet, a good time was had by all.

But the children as usual stole the day by showing that there is more than one use for a vegetable. They entered an amazing display of animals made from vegetables.

On September 10, the B4RN – Broadband for the Rural North, pronounced ‘barn’ – cabinet was delivered to the village hall in readiness for the link-up from Green Bank to Dolphinholme.

This exciting community project promises to connect all villagers who want it with optic fibre-to-the-home broadband. For those currently suffering from 0.01 to 2mbs, the anticipated speed of 1000mbs is hard to imagine.

The possibilities are endless and ‘future-proof’ as B4RN say, and, since the digging is done by the village and the network owned by the B4RN community, the charges will be kept down.On Saturday, September 28, the Village Autumn Market in Dolphinholme Village Hall will be fund raising for B4RN.

The market offers a range of craft and produce stalls, antiques and bric-a-brac. Liz Collinson has a new range of Dolphinholme mugs, and even if you are not in a buying mood, between 11am and 1pm the market will be offering coffee and cake and a great barbecue. All welcome, free entry.


Gill O’Donnell

As part of the national Heritage Open Days the chapel at Giggleswick School will be open to the public this Saturday, September 14, between 11am and 4pm, and on Sunday, September 15, between 1pm and 4.30pm. There will be a display on the history of the chapel and musical recitals during the weekend. All welcome.

The Autumn season at the Richard Whiteley Theatre starts tonight with a piano recital by Charles Own.

Recognised as one of the finest British pianists of his generation this recital of piano favourites will include Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Debussy’s Claire de Lune.

This concert is a special fundraiser in aid of Elizabeth Finn Care, a charity which helps more than 300 people in the North of England by providing assistance with the costs of household and disability items.

Tickets cost £15, to include a glass of wine or soft drink. Please note that this event will take place in the school chapel.

On Thursday, September 26, there will the first of the new initiative – the Gigg Lectures. The idea is to provide illustrated lectures with the aim of inspiring, entertaining and challenging audiences.

The first of these will be Alan Hinkes OBE who in 2005 became the first Briton to have climbed all 14 of the world’s highest mountains.

On Sunday, September 29, the community cinema showing at 3.30pm will be The Great Gatsby. All tickets are available via or from 01729 893180.


On Saturday, September 21, a Grand Book Sale will be held at Christ Church, Glasson Dock, from 10am to 4pm. Home-made refreshments will be available. There will be a wide range of hard and soft backed books plus pamphlets, cigarette cards, etc. If you enjoy reading give this event a visit to see what is on offer.


John Bateman

The licensing service for the new Priest in Charge Rev Graham Burrows will be held in Burton Church on Tuesday, September 24.

Graham’s first service in charge will be this year’s Harvest Celebration, here in Holme on Sunday, September 29, at 10.30am which will be an outdoor service in the church grounds (unless wet when it will be held inside).

This will be followed by a hot buffet lunch where people will be able to meet Graham and his wife Julie and family.

The church will be decorated with harvest produce which will then be donated to Manna House in Kendal.

There will also be a special gift day, cash offerings for Christian charities taken at this service. Everyone is sure of a warm welcome.

Don’t forget tonight, Thursday, September 12, is the fund raising quiz for the village fireworks display, 8.30pm start in The Smithy, teams of four.

The Holme Grown Allotment Society’s 4th Annual Show was, in the words of one of the older villagers, “a right good do”, with bumper entries up on last year, especially in the children’s section, and a really good attendance.

Fifty-seven classes were judged with 21 cups being awarded as follows: Smithy Inn Trophy for Best in Show, Storth Machinery Trophy for Best Allotment, Holme Post Office Trophy for fruit and veg and the Beetham Nurseries Trophy for flowers were won by Mandy and John Irvine.

Elizabeth Gruar won the DT Tiling Cup for Best Scarecrow and the Jodie and Shannon Wilson Cup for the ugliest vegetable.

The Keenedge Trophy for Adult Photography was shared between Elizabeth Gruar, Vic Brown and Julie Palmer. Liz Wilson was another double winner lifting the Hair Design cup for the longest runner bean and the Lime Tree Stores Trophy for the biggest cabbage.

Margaret Hayton won the cup presented in memory of Sylvia Boak for Pen and Ink drawings. The CAV Big Onion Cup went to Adrian Martin, and the John and Mandy Irvine trophy for Giant Marrow went to Tom Henson.

The WI Choice Trophy for Home Produce and Handicrafts went to Julie Palmer. Ed Dawes picked up the Elmsfield Hosue Trophy for Best Home Produce and Jane Walton won the Lars Communications Limited Trophy for Best Handicrafts.

The Marwin House Trophy for Best Flower arrangement went to Kelly and Rob Hampshire.

Zara Fecit was a double winner in the children’s classes winning the AT Catering Trophy for her age group and the Mike Prill Cup for overall winner in this section, with Scarlet Hans-Brooker winning her section and the Mick Lord Building Services Trophy and Thomas Eccles the Jo Birkbeck trophy for his age group.

Sue Dawes and Megan Bellaby won the colouring competition.

Well done to all the winners, many thanks to the trophy sponsors and to all the other exhibitors and entrants without whom the show would not have been so successful.


Chris Kynch

Thanks are extended by the Parochial Church Council to all contributors to the Saint Margaret’s Festival, especially to those whose hard work helped to make it such a success including the speakers, combined choirs, flower arrangers and hospitality and catering teams who all played a central role.

The PCC would like to thank specifically Andrew Calvert from the Hornby Village Store who donated wine for the barbecue; Peter Norris Junior who provided the barbecue; Jill Towers, Madeleine, and their team at the village butchers.

Knitters are invited to start work on small items for Christmas shoe boxes for children in need or larger items for Christian Aid. Wool is available on request from Elizabeth Tinker, 015242 21130.

Everyone who volunteered to help with the summer Ploughman’s Lunch, either by serving or donating puddings, is thanked by Hornby Village Trust Committee. They also warmly appreciate all those who supported the event. It raised £678 for Hornby Institute funds.

Thanks also go out to all who donated to Christian Aid this year in Hornby, Farleton and Claughton. Donations totalled £1,000.15, to which £121.42 has been added through Gift Aid. The work of all those who collected envelopes, and who helped count and bank the funds is especially appreciated.

Hornby Mothers Union’s annual service will be held at 2pm in Hornby St Margaret’s Church on Wednesday, September 18, and will be followed by tea and scones.

Popular band Ace DC, with a ‘high voltage 21st century AC/DC show’, return to Hornby Institute tomorrow, Friday, September 13. The bar opens at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £6/£4 and can be booked in advance on 015242 22227.

Hornby Contact, the monthly village news for Hornby, Farleton, Claughton and now Gressingham, continues to put anniversaries worthy of daily note on the front page.

On September 12 the chosen event is Lascaux cave paintings discovered in 1940; on September 13 Yesterday released by the Beatles in 1965; on 14th Handel completed Messiah oratorio in 1741; on 15th the Liverpool to Manchester railway opened in 1830 and on 16th the Mayflower set sail for North America in 1620.


Mrs C Thompson

The campaign for raising funds for St Oswald’s Church at Horton-in-Ribblesdale is progressing favourably.

A considerable amount of money is needed to cover general running costs, necessary maintenance, repairs and improvements.

The next fundraising event on the calendar will be this Sunday, September 15, at Langcliffe Village Institute from 2pm to 4.30pm when afternoon teas will be served.

Please come along and enjoy a delicious home-made tea and hear about the plans for the future of this historic church.

The Governors of Horton-in-Ribblesdale Primary School Exhibition Foundation are prepared to consider applications for grants towards full time continuous courses of advance study.

Applicants must be currently resident in Horton-in-Ribblesdale and to have lived there and attended a local school for not less than two years. Applications forms may be obtained from the Mobile Shop or the school and must be returned no later than Friday, September 20.


Sue Brown

St Mary’s Church members are holding a jumble sale in the Ingleborough Community Centre this Saturday, September 14, at 2pm, to raise funds for the new church roof. Donations gratefully received.

Visitors and locals enjoyed their picnics in the beautifully kept park and children made good use of the play equipment during Ingleton’s Picnic in the Park event.

There was a warm response given from the participants reflecting on the beauty and space Ingleton provides for such activities and the potential of the park for community and commercial occasions.

All comments recorded on the day by Rosemary Hartley will be food for thought for the Ingleton District Trades People Association regarding any future event of this nature.

The police officer present at the September meeting of Ingleton Parish Council told members that there had been four road traffic accidents with one slight injury.

A vehicle parked on the Waterfalls Walk had been burgled, there had been an assault near the Bottom Club and two arrests were imminent.

There had been a sharp rise in the theft of sheep in the area.

The police officer alerted councillors to an incident on the footpath near the Waterfalls Walk when a man tried to entice a young woman walking there late at night.

A letter had been received from a local resident suggesting a resident’s parking scheme. This had previously been proposed by the parish council with no success.

Members heard that ivy was growing into the top wall of the Brow and Two to three days work would be needed to remove the undergrowth thoroughly and it was agreed to instruct the work.

Coun Metcalfe reported on the potholes on Oddies Lane and also that mid-way along Dumb Tom’s Lane part of the road had slipped six to eight inches and the clerk took a note.

Street lights had been reported out on Burnmoor Ginnel, 9 Laburnham Cottages and Backgate which the clerk will report to Howsons.

The chairman stated that it was intended to upgrade the lighting in the playgroup room at the centre and he commented on the success of the new lights in the hall. The clerk added that the solar panels had already led to significant savings on the electricity bill.

The clerk informed councillors that under current legislation, employers were obliged to provide first aider cover at work and therefore she, the centre manager and L Ralph had taken a first aid at work course.

A local resident had drawn the clerk’s attention to the wooden stumps situated on the verge at Thacking Lane which were rotting at their bases, she was instructed to request M Coggins to install tannelised replacements.

Coun Brown reported that the swimming pool closed for the season on September 7 after an extremely good summer.

The popular WI Group Produce, Arts and Crafts and Flower Arrangement Show will be held in the community centre on Saturday, September 21, at 1pm. As well as the exhibits there will be face painting and a craft table, tombola, raffle and home-made refreshments.


Gill O’Donnell

Tomorrow, Friday, September 13, the Northern Chamber Orchestra returns to the Victoria Hall for a programme which features Nicholas Ward on violin and Elizabeth Jordan on clarinet performing work by Mozart, Elgar, Webber and Dvorak.

On Saturday, September 14, Chris Berry is performing a range of popular music interspersed with tales and anecdotes from his life as an author, TV presenter and writer for The Yorkshire Post.

Chris most recently appeared at Victoria Hall as the support act for Midge Ure. For details of tickets and times contact the box office on 01729 825718 or

The Folly will be taking part in the Heritage Open Day this Sunday, September 15, with free entry and all the family activities in full swing. It will be open at the usual time, 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

The WI’s Lunch Club is at the New Inn, Clapham, on Wednesday, September 18. Meet at Settle Market Place for the 11.30am bus. Ingleborough Group Show is on Saturday, September 21, in Ingleton Community Centre from 1pm.

The Walking Group will meet at Settle Market Place on Thursday, September 26, to catch the 9.30am Skipton bus for Thornton-in-Craven. This will be a level walk of about five and a half miles.

Settle Amateur Operatic Society offers an invitation for a night at the races tomorrow, Friday, September 13, when they hold a Horse Race Night at Langcliffe Institute.

The first race will take place at 7.30pm and tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for children. Admission includes a pie and pea supper. There is no bar at this event but you are welcome to bring your own drinks. For tickets please contact 01729 822364/822959.

This coming weekend there will be a fundraising event for the New Life Foundation for Disabled Children, to support a child in North Yorkshire. This will take place this Saturday, September 14, at Victoria Hall between 10am-3pm.

There will be a variety of stalls, a raffle and a children’s lucky dip. Tea, coffee and light snacks at reasonable prices will be available throughout the day. There will be an entrance fee of 20p.


J Leach

This Sunday, September 15, at 2pm, there will be a public meeting at the Christadelphian Meeting Room, Main Road, A6, Slyne, when David Evans will speak on the subject God’s answer to violence and fear. All welcome and refreshments at the conclusion of the meeting.

Little Lambs parent, baby and toddler group will meet on Monday, September 16, at the Christadelphian Meeting Room. Call Kate on 07739 031739 for further information.

The Kenyan Project workshops restarted on the first Tuesday of September with 15 ladies taking part and two visitors who popped in to the memorial hall’s Mawson Room to learn more about the work.

Although the workshops had closed for the summer the ladies had been busy making lots of delightful items, ready to be taken out by members of the group.

One of the ladies celebrated her 80th birthday during the summer and still produces exquisite work. When everyone had a cup of tea or coffee they also enjoyed a piece of birthday cake, as well as home-made ginger biscuits. Although this type of refreshment cannot be promised each session, there will be a warm welcome.

The Kenyan Project always has stalls at the Community Coffee Morning on the first Saturday in the month.

The craft workshops are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month in the memorial hall from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. For more information telephone Susan on 01524 823928.

For the September meeting Hest Bank Ladies enjoyed an informative talk by a specialist in asset management who provided advice about enduring power of attorney should the ladies or their spouses ail such they could not manage their own affairs and possible ways to avoid paying care costs.

Lancaster Beekeepers will be running their Honey Show on Saturday, October 12, in the memorial hall from 2pm to 4pm. There will be free honey tasting, honey for sale and hand crafted honey and beeswax products. Tea, coffee, home-made cakes and other refreshments will be on sale during the afternoon.

This is a competitive show with 20 classes for Lancaster Beekeepers and 16 open classes. Members of the public are welcome to enter any or all of the open classes.


Paula Armstrong

St Oswald’s Church would like to thank all those who supported the recent jumble sale, when £661 was raised for the church development fund and has enabled soft seating and coffee tables to be added to the hospitality area.

The Harvest Festival service at St Oswald’s will be held on Sunday, September 22, at 9.30am, all welcome. Donations of flowers, produce and help to decorate the church on Saturday, September 21, (10am) gratefully received.


Carol Millar

Warton held yet another successful Playfest with more than 600 attending and raising around £2,000 for the village. Well done and thanks to everyone involved.

The Children’s Society is to hold an Afternoon Tea in Warton Church Hall this Sunday, September 15, at 3.30pm. All proceeds to the Children’s Society. Further information is available from Sue Brown on 01524 734014.

The Arnside/Silverdale AONB Landscape Trust is hosting a Welcome to Warton weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, based at Archbishop Hutton’s School.

Included will be an exhibition, guided walks, talks and tours, social and natural history, geology and landscape and much more.

There will also be the Gardening Club garden and Craft Show and a concert by the Carnforth Choral Society.

For full details see posters in the village, AONB website or village website A full programme of events is also available from Warton Post Office.

Warton Gardening Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month in the village hall. New members always welcome.

The next meeting of the Warton Crag WI will be held on Thursday, September 19, with a talk entitled Planning for the Future by Birchall-Blackburn Solicitors. The competition is guess who, a school photo. For membership details contact Hilary on 01524 730533.

Warton Sports annual meeting will be held on Monday, November 4, at 8pm in the Methodist Church. New members very welcome.