Dales Diary-Events

April 2010 What’s On in Wensleydale – updated soon

1 – 19 April

  • Exhibition at Herriot’s, Hawes “In all winds and Weather”.

1 – 20 April

  • Exhibition in DCM “Brigantia” – crafts people bringing you a wide variety of quality arts and crafts from Yorkshire

Apr 1st

  • Wensleydale Country Market. Leyburn Methodist Hall, 2.00 to 4.00pm

Apr 2nd

  • Good Friday
  • Hawes Cricket Club Quiz night and Raffle. Fountain Hotel at 8.00pm

Apr 3rd

  • Prayer Breakfast for men. Sycamore Hall Bainbridge 8.30am. see Dates For Your Diary
  • Pathfinder – an introduction to basic navigation in the countryside suitable for all the family 12.30 – 4.30pm at the DCM

3, 4, 5 Easter Art Exhibition. Burtersett Institute.10-30am to 4-30pm

  • Paintings by local artists Ann Kerr and Brian Alderman
  • Refreshments and homemade cake stall.
  • All profits from these to be donated to Brooke Working Animal charity

Apr 4th

  • Gayle Mill Demonstration Tours at 11.00am and 2.30pm
  • Easter Day

Apr 5th

  • Sale of cakes and plants outside St Oswald’s, Castle Bolton. Refreshments in church
  • Book sale, plants and coffee morning in Preston Village Hall
  • Car boot sale, Wensley Park, Wensley in morning

Apr 6th

  • Coffee Morning and stalls. Hawes Methodist Rooms 10.00am to noon
  • Dry stone walling demonstration at the DCM 2.00 – 4.00pm
  • Spinning demonstration in the DCM foyer with museum friends
  • Hawes Drama Group reads “Respecting your Piers”. Gayle Institute, 7.30pm

April 7th

  • Discover and Do – children’s craft afternoon, DCM 2.00 – 4.00pm £3

Apr 8th

  • Wensleydale Country Market. Leyburn Methodist Hall, 10.00 to 11.30am
  • Vacation Chamber Orchestra in St Andrew’s church, Aysgarth at7.30pm Tickets £10 & £5 on the door (07974 698264)

Apr 10th

  • Colvin Quarmby in concert, Carperby village institute. Tickets in advance £10. phone Steve on 663808
  • Guided walk – Hardraw via Sedbusk 6km. Meet Hawes National Park centre at 1.00pm
  • Children’s service, activities and short HC at St Oswald’s, Askrigg

Apr 11th

  • HC Benefice service at St Andrew’s Aysgarth for Licensing of Rev Penny Yeadon by the Bishop followed by bring and share lunch
  • Patchwork and quilting demonstration and “try your hand” at the DCM 10.00am to 4.00pm

Apr 12th

  • Art course with Moira Metcalfe at Gayle Mill

Apr 13th

  • YDNPA Planning Committee; Yoredale 10.30am
  • “Sheep to Scarf” Fran Coates explains the processes from raw fleece through dyeing, carding, spinning and knitting techniques. DCM foyer 2.00 – 5.00pm
  • Decorative and Fine Arts society. Middleham Key Centre 2.00pm

Apr 14th

  • Discover and Do – children’s craft afternoon. DCM 2.00 – 4.00pm £3

Apr 15th

  • Wensleydale Country Market. Leyburn Methodist Hall, 10.00 to 11.30am
  • Hawes WI. Methodist rooms. 7.00pm
  • Dry stone walling demonstration at the DCM 2.00 – 4.00pm

Apr 16th

  • Museum Friends “Settle to Carlisle Railway – Ribblehead and Blea Moor” 7.30pm

Apr 17th

Mobile Skip on Gayle Green (see bottom of page)

  • Saturday, April 17th; 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Gayle Green.
  • Bulky items, plastic and cardboard all welcome.

Apr 18th

  • Wedding Fayre, Simonstone Hall. 10am -4pm Come and view our facilities and see exhibitors.
  • Guided walk – Semerwater and Raydale 8km. Meet : Foreshore car park at 1.00pm

Apr 20th

  • Middleham and Dales Local History group. Key centre 2pm.From Teeside to rural Yorkshire with Dr. Joan Heggie.
  • Christian Aid presentation with refreshments at Wensley Village Hall 10.30am to noon. All welcome

Apr 21st

  • Pole Dancing classes start at 7.30pm at the Fountain, Hawes. £4 per session. Phone Lesley on 650398 for details
  • Gentle Tap Dancing for the Young at Heart 50+. For six weeks beginning April 21st at 2pm -3.30pm. £2 per session

Apr 22nd

  • Wensleydale Country Market. Leyburn Methodist Hall, 10.00 to 11.30am

Apr 23rd

  • Victorian Kitchen. Museum Friends in costume talk about work in the kitchen in the DCM 1.00 – 4.00pm
  • Business Association AGM. Gayle Institute 12 noon.

Apr 24th

  • Annual Three Peaks race
  • Bainbridge Methodist Church gift day
  • Race Night at the Fountain, Hawes for Gala funds, 8.30pm. All welcome

Apr 25th

Apr 28th

  • Upper Dales Family History group.Middleham Key centre 2.00pm. The Black Death – Bubonic Plague in England.
  • Gayle Chapel gift day
  • Spring Concert. East Witton Male Voice Choir. Leyburn Methodist Hall at 7.30pm. Admission is free; there will be a collection in aid of the Martins’ House Childrens’ Hospice and choir funds.

Apr 29th

  • Wensleydale Country Market. Leyburn Methodist Hall, 10.00 to 11.30am
  • Christians in the Dales. Spring meeting at the Methodist Church Hall Middleham 10am to 2.30pm. Charge £5 (which includes tea coffee and biscuits). Bring your Bible and a packed lunch.
  • Gayle Ladies open evening. Methodist schoolroom at 7.30pm. Garden Makers by Andrew Shaw of the North’s leading garden and design centre.

Apr 30th

  • Yoredale Natural History Society AGM. Methodist Hall, Leyburn. 7.30pm

Mobile Skip

  • Saturday, April 17th; 9.00am to 1.00pm *Gayle Green.
  • Bulky items, plastic and cardboard all welcome.

October 2009

Macmillan Cancer Support

World’s biggest coffee morning

  • Friday October 2nd
  • River view Worton from 10am.

Raffle, and Tombola, as well as delicious cakes and biscuits!
Everyone is welcome to join us.
All proceeds to Macmillan ancer Support.- Margaret Meek.

Bainrigg ladies

October 13th 2009

  • Talk by Laura Clarkson on Marie Curie nursing.
  • Note: We will have a larger raffle than usual as a way of fundraising for this event


West Burton School, has recently had major building works and the interior of the Victorian building has been totally transformed! There is to be an open day for members of the community to come and see what has been happening in school! This will be on Thursday October 15th. At 9am the children will give a presentation on the different stages of the building project. There will be refreshments and guided tours.

Thereafter the building will be open until 3-15 pm and again in the evening 7pm – 8-30pm. Do come to support our school, to talk to Mrs Brotherton (our headteacher) about what the school offers and to have a nosey round the building!! Everyone is welcome!


  • Saturday 31st October 10am – 2pm
  • (Open for sellers from 9.00am) Tables are £10.00
  • Carperby Village Institute
  • FUN FOR ALL! Tombola & cake stall
  • Refreshments will be served
  • Entry: £1 Children free (For St. Andrew’s Church Funds)
  • Contact (01969) 663368 or 663097

September 2009

Demonstration Days at Gayle Mill

Sunday September 5th and October 4th.

  • 11.00 and 2.30

There will be special extended tours which include demonstrations using Victorian Hydro powered and modern woodworking machinery.
A must-see for anyone interested in traditional skills and machinery.

  • Tickets (£10) are limited
  • Book on 01969 667320

Bolton Castle Wensleydale

  • Friday 4th September – Saturday 5th September
  • Medieval Weekend

See Medieval life brought to life as the castle is occupied by a group of medieval living historians.

Saturday 12th September 7.30pm

Emma Hancock in Concert accompanied by Gary Matthewman

  • St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Aysgarth
  • Adults £10, Children £2
  • Advance tickets from the Church Office tel: 01969 663097

Emma Hancock is one of the leading young violinists of today. her performances
have thrilled audiences throughout the world and she is equally at home as a concerto soloist,
recitalist, chamber music player and orchestra leader.

She holds a first class degree from the Royal College of music
and was recently awarded the coveted artists diploma by the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Emma is currently assistant concert master of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in Denver.
Her new CD Fireborn is a stunning compilation of live performamnces, sold in aid of Signpost International

Dalesplay Fashion Show

  • September 23rd

The Fountain Hawes at 7pm

Gayle Ladies

  • September 24th at 7.30pm
  • Tales from the newsletter Alan S Watkinson

Auction of Promises

Saturday 26th September

  • Leyburn Rugby Club from 7pm
  • Tickets £5.00 each (includes supper)available from Liz Peacock 625335

Proceeds for Redmire village hall (donation to Jenny Ruth Workshop). Great selection of itens, promises and pledges.

Great Hall of Bolton Castle

Saturday 26th September

  • This dramatic new play sheds light on the courage, determination and zest for life of England’s on Martyr Suffragette.

The stage premier will take place at 3.30pm in the Great Hall of Bolton Castle on Saturday 26th September.
Tickets available from Bolton Castle-Wensleydale phone 01969 623981

Coffee Morning

September 29th

  • Hawes Methodist rooms
  • 10am to noon
  • Proceeds for Upper Dales Christmas Lighs


29th September

  • 1st Hawes Brownies
  • “Changing the world”
    Centenery Challenge
  • Market House Hawes
  • 6.00pm – 7.00PM

Sale of used books to raise funds for BOOK AID INTERNATIONAL.

August 2009

During August Gayle Mill will be recruiting volunteers, promoting their timber services and selling wood products at the following local shows:

  • Reeth Show Weds 26th
  • Leyburn Market Friday 28th
  • Wensleydale show Saturday 28th

July 2009


  • JULY 11TH – 12TH

A grant from Awards for All has been a big encouragement this month as volunteers
prepare for the Heritage Weekend at St Andrew’s on July 11 to 12.
Do mark this in your diaries!

It will be open from 10am to 5pm on the Saturday and from 1pm to 5pm on the Sunday.
Events include a churchyard party, graveyard tours,
question and answer sheets for children, an exhibition of how the church
was built and its role within the community over the centuries,
information about the Jervaulx Screen, and assistance with finding out more
about any ancestors buried in the churchyard.
There are also five guided circular walks, two long ones
on the Saturday and shorter walks on Sunday.
For details contact Pip Land, tel 01969 663362 or see www.pipspatch.com.

If anyone has any information we could use in the exhibition do please contact Pip.

As well as the exiting events in and around the church,
there will be refreshments in the Lady Chapel.
There will also be various selling stalls on Saturday – produce (preserves & cakes etc.),
garden produce and plants, books, etc.

Donations of items for these stalls will be gratefully received.
*For more information please contact Doreen Mason, 663457

  • or Pat Hesketh 663420′.

June 2009

Band Concert

Saturday, June 27
Aysgarth church at 7.30pm

Leyburn Band is presenting a varied and entertaining programme
of music to raise funds for a charity which helps blind children in the Gambia.

  • Tickets cost £6 (under 18s £2).
  • Parking at The Falls £1.
  • Details from 01969 663362 or www.pipspatch.com.



  • Sunday 21st June
  • 2pm till 4pm
  • Catherall Hall, West Witton (Next door to Fox & Hounds)
  • £2 Admission including tea
  • All very welcome

May 2009

St Mathews’s Centenery Stalling Busk

Tuesday 19th May

Askrigg Annual Sportsday

Monday 25th May

  • Askrigg Sportsday and Fancy Dress
  • Village Scarecrow Competition.
  • Evening party

Hardraw Church fundraising event

Monday May 25th

  • Tombola, Bake stall
  • Cream Teas from 2.00 to 4.00pm at the church

Please come and support us.
All donations gratefully received

Wedding Dresses, Christening Gowns and Flower Display

May 23rd to 25th

  • Askrigg Church
  • 10.00am to 5.00pm
  • Further details 01969 650595

Carperby Wedding 1930 – Frank Richardson

WestBurton May Fair

Monday May 25th 1.00pm to 5.00pm

  • Maypole and Morris dancing
  • Circus artist
  • Falconry
  • Dog Running
  • Chapel singalong

All the usual stalls, teas and hotdogs.
All the porceeds this year are for the West Burton School Building Project.

Gayle Ladies Open Meeting

National Trust Housekeeping and Conservation

  • 28th May
  • 7.30pm

MG Club visiting The Falls –

we are expecting 15 MG cars from the Preston MG Club to arrive at The Falls on 29th May approx. 3pm.
They are stopping for an afternoon break and will be an attraction for the MG aficionados and photographers alike.

  • The Falls at Aysgarth Falls DL8 3SR is a large licensed catering premise with a large car parking area for cars and coaches.
  • Everyone welcome.

The Falls – Summer Evening Openings.

From 22nd May every Friday, Saturday and Sunday we are open on an evening from 7pm till 10pm.
Live music, karaoke fun, pool table and hot/cold bar food will be served.


May Bank Holiday 4th May

  • Castle Bolton Church
  • 10 00am till 1 00pm
  • In aid of Mission Partners

This event will also be held on Spring Bank Holiday 25th May

Hawes WI Coffee Morning

Thursday 5th May

  • 10am to 12 Noon
  • Hawes Methodist Rooms.
  • Stalls include cakes and produce.


Saturday May 9th 7.30pm

  • St. Andrew’s Church
  • Jill will play music from Mozart, Chopin, Schumann
  • Tickets £10
  • Contact John & Joan Foster 01969 663368 or the benefice office 663097


Sunday 10th May

  • 7.30 pm St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth

Players from Leyburn, Hawes, Reeth and Muker Brass Bands give an amazing one off evening of both traditional and modern brass band music, with everything from marches to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’.
Featuring Stan Roocroft, George Lundberg and Duncan Bythell as guest conductors.

  • Tickets available on the door or preferably reserved by phone

James Yeadon: 01969 663 505

  • £5 adults £2 for under 22s (Including refreshments)
  • Car parking available at the Falls Car Park, concession of £1

Children’s Craft Club

Saturday 16th May 2pm to 4pm

  • St. Oswald’s Askrigg

The children will be making church shaped money boxes.

  • For more details contact David on 650483

March 2009

The Great Vintage Rally

  • pre war cars are stopping for “breakfast” at The Falls Aysgarth.
  • Approx. 9am – 11.30am on Sunday 29th March 2009.

It is part of a London- Edinburgh rally, see their website www.endurorally.com.
This is a great event for the vintage car enthusiasts and a photographic opportunity.
The Falls has a large car park and licensed catering premises, it should prove to be an interesting morning.

Sycamore Hall

Upper Wensleydale Newsletter AGM

  • Monday 16th March at 8.00pm

This is an open meeting so please come along and hear what we have been up to in the last year

Sycamore Hall

Table Top Sale in aid of Sycamore Hall amenity fund.

  • Saturday March 14th
  • From 10.00am until 2.00pm
  • Admission is 50p adults and 20p for children

Tables to cost 2.00 and to book one contact Lisa on 663006. Everyone welcome.

February 2009

Valentines Night at the Falls

  • Saturday 14th February
  • Disco with ‘Atmosphere’
  • 9pm til 1am. Doors open at 8.30pm
  • Must be over 18
  • Admission £5.00 or after 10 30pm £10.00
  • Drinks and food served in th bar lounge


Carperby Village Institute

  • Saturday 21st February
  • 9.30am-2pm
  • NEW & NEARLY NEW items!!!!
  • Cake stall,Tombola and children’s games.
  • Soup/rolls, tea, biscuits cakes will be served.


  • Tables are £10.00 if pre-booked or £12.50 on the day (subject to availability) (Church groups no charge)
  • Entry: £1 (children 50p) (For St.Andrew’s Church Funds)
  • We would like cakes for the cake stall. If you have anything you would like to donate please contact 663368 or 663097


  • Wednesday 4th March 10:am to 12noon
  • In aid of Bolton-cum-Redmire Church Funds and The Children’s Society’
  • Overdale, Redmire, (Margaret Moore)
  • Raffle….. Cakestall …Guess the weight of a ‘Mystery Parcel’!…plus more!

January 2009

  • 2nd Wensleydale Society “Cottage gardens and flowers’ W. Burton 7.30pm
  • 6th Hawes Drama Group reads “The Cruise”. Gayle Institute at 7.30pm
  • 17th History of Swaledale through objects from the Swaledale Folk Museum by Helen Bainbridge. Hawes Methodist Rooms at 2.15pm.
    A Yorkshire Dales Society event; all are welcome.
  • 30th Sensational Silk `n Snowball. Simonstone Hall. 667192 or 666004 for details.
  • 31 Coffee morning at Carperby Institute I O.00am to noon. Proceeds for Diabetics Research and St Andrew’s church.

November 2008


  • Friday 14th November at 7.30pm
  • St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth
  • Conducted by Stan Roocroft
  • Tickets: £5 (or pay at the door)
  • Proceeds to be divided between church & choir


  • High Green House, Thoralby
  • Saturday 22nd November 10am-12noon
  • Bring & Buy Cake & Produce Stall
  • £2.50 entry coffee & mince pies
  • In aid of St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth

Note for your diary: Thursday 18th December

  • A Romanian Choir will be visiting St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth.
  • More details next month

September 2008

The Moorcock Show

  • Show Date: 6th September
  • Show Location: The show ground is on the A684 Sedbergh/Hawes Road, Thwaite Bridge

The Moorcock show is one of the leading sheep show in the Yorkshire Dales and attracts not only the farming community and locals but also visitors to the area.

In addition to the sheep there will be craft stalls, local produce stalls and children’s entertainment, plus food and drink providers.

July 2008


By International Concert Pianist MARTIN ROSCOE

  • St. Andrew’s Aysgarth on 5th July 2008 at 7.30pm


“Roscoe is a pianist who both thinks and offers full-blooded playing of breadth and depth.In this country, he is an uncommon creature.”
Daily Telegraph

  • Tickets £15.00 (£5 for 16’s and under) (for church funds)
  • For more information contact John & Joan Foster 01969 663368
  • Tickets also available from Leyburn Tourist Information Centre 01969 623069 (Cash or cheque only)

June 2008

May 2008


  • Playing Fields West Witton (Pavilion if wet)
  • 10.00AM – 1.00PM

There will also be a selection of stalls with the proceeds to St. Bartholomew’s church funds.

(The PCC would welcome donations of plants/cuttings or cakes Any items can be collected Tel: 01969 624542 or delivered to Bolton Dene, West Witton-next door to the Wensleydale Heifer)



  • Thornton Rust
  • 24 – 26th May
  • Trail sheet available from 10.30am each day Cost £1
  • 10:30-11:30 morning coffee
  • Soup lunch between 12 and 1:30pm
  • Cream Teas from 3:00 to 4:30pm

Plant stall, tombola and a chance to buy Thornton Rust mugs and postcards

All proceeds are for the Institute refurbishment fund.

March 2008



SATURDAY 1st MARCH 2008 – 6.30pm

  • Admission £2 – covers all games and tea/coffee

Contact Peter Williams (peter.williams@thegarth.me.uk – 01969 663860)

February 2008

Hawes Amateur Operatic Society 2008

Proudly Presents “LOVE IS IN THE AIR”

An entertaining Evening of Song, Dance, Drama and Romance

  • Market Place Hawes
  • Wednesday 13th February
  • Thursday 14th February
  • Friday 15th February
  • Tickets Adults £6.00 and children £4.00

Booking Office_The Old Sweet Shop Market Place Hawes

  • Open Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • Sunday 10.00am till 4.00pm Tel. 01969 667764
  • No telephone bookings before 10am.

January 2008

Sycamore Hall

Twelfth Night

  • Sunday January 6th
  • refreshments at 4.30pm followed by film Twelfth Night

Sycamore Hall

Healthy Eating Presentation

  • Wednesday January 23rd at 1.30pm
  • Facts about your food
  • Cookery demonstrations
  • Quiz, tasters
  • some products will be for sale at the end
  • Why not come along and change your lifestyle!!!

Thoralby Village Hall Burns Night

Saturday 26th January

  • Meal followed by dancing to the Rooster Ceilidh Band
  • Entry by ticket only £14 per person. Numbers limited
  • Tickets tel.663565 or 07866010638 or 663076


  • Sunday 27th January at 2.30pm
  • Song recital by Richard Frewer with John Foster – piano.

Richard has been soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia and l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has broadcast in several countries, on radio and television, including solos in televised Messiah from the Royal Albert Hall, London.

He will sing songs by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Vaughan Williams (Songs of Travel) and Copland.

  • Tickets from 01969 663368 and local Tourist Centres.
  • Adults £7.50 School age £4.00

February 2008

History Revisited Dales Countryside Museum

50 years in the Dales is a project between the Dales Countryside Museum and the Wensleydale School. On the evening of the 5th February at 6.30 we will be having an Open Evening where we would like to invite anyone from the community who would be willing to share their memories with young people from the Wensleydale School.

Refreshments will be provided.
Please come along.

December 2007


  • Saturday 1st December 7.30pm
  • At the Village Hall, West Witton
  • If you would like to join in with the foot or hand pamper please bring an appropriate dish and small towel.
  • £5 per ticket to include wine & supper. Tel. 624394
  • In aid of the joint churches of West Witton, St. Bartholomew’s & Methodist Chapel

North Country Theatre present

The Electrical Wizard of the North

An hilarious ripping yarn from the heyday of the Edwardian Music Hall

The Wensleydale School performs: BUGSY MALONE

  • Thursday 6th, Friday 7th, Saturday 8th December 2007.
  • (More information of times for evening performance to follow).

The Aysgarth Singers

  • Thornton Rust Village Hall
  • Tuesday 18th December at 7.30pm

Annual Charity Concert Hawes Market Hall

Hawes Silver Band and East Witton Male Voice Choir

  • Friday December 21st at 7.30pm
  • Proceeds for the Great North Air Ambulance.

Sycamore Hall

  • Friday Dec 14th 6.30pm Domino Drive. Bainbridge School. All welcome.
  • Sunday Dec 16th 2.15pm Carol Singing. Harp Singers
  • Tuesday Dec 18th 2.00pm Carol Singing. Bainbridge School.
  • Sunday Dec 23rd 10.30am Aysgarth and Bainbridge Methodist Carol Service




  • Friday November 2nd at 7.30pm in the Institute, Thornton Rust

Ro Charlton will give a talk and slideshow about Fairtrade in Bangladesh. Ro visited Bangladesh in March on a traidcraft tour and she will share her experience with us. There will be an opportunity to buy a selection of Fairtrade food and crafts from a Traidcraft stall on that evening. Do come & support!

Salsa Sessions

  • Rose and Crown Bainbridge
  • Friday November 2nd
  • Friday 16th November
  • 7.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Tickets £4.00 and further details are available from Middleham Keys Centre
  • Tel. 625142 or on the door

Thoralby Village Hall

  • Saturday November 10th at 7.30pm
  • Casino and Games night with pie and pea supper
  • Tickets only £5.00 full or half portion £3.00
  • 663076 or 078 66010638

West Burton Village Hall Saturday 17th November

Food and Flowers of the Festive Season

  • 10 30am – 3.30pm
  • Demonstrations by Diane Whelan (flowers)
  • Elizabeth Guy (food)
  • Tickets £15 including morning coffeee and lunch
  • Proceeds for St Teresa’s Hospital Darlington
  • St Andrews Church Aysgarth
  • Detail from Pat Hesketh 663420 and Benni Williams 663860

Metro Trip

  • Sunday November 18th
  • Coach leaves Market Hall at 9.30am
  • Seats cost £10.00
  • Please book 667192


  • Saturday 17th November 10am – 2pm
  • Coffee & biscuits will be served.
  • In aid of the joint churches of West Witton, St. Bartholomew’s & Methodist Chapel

Live Music at the Fountains Hotel Hawes

  • Saturday 24th November
  • Dancing to Sounds Familiar
  • Doors open at 10.30pk
  • £5.00 on the door
  • more info tel. 07711211169
  • Proceeds in aid of HAOS


  • Musical Director: Stan Roocroft MBE
  • At The Church of St. Bartholomew’s West Witton
  • Saturday 24th November 2007 7.30pm
  • A mixed programme of Choral and Solo Music to suit all tastes.
  • Admission £5 (please pay at the door) including refreshments in the Village Hall following the concert.

Stalling Busk

Stalling Busk School Room-Events 2007-2008


Halloween Family Quiz night October 31st

  • Fountains Hotel Hawes
  • 7.00pm
  • £1.00 per person
  • Money raised is in aid of Hawes Primary School and Hawes Gala


Thursday September 6th

  • Public Meeting on NHS Services and detail on the application to become a foundation trust
  • Hawes Market Hall
  • 6pm
  • For further details 01642 835598 see http://wwwsouthtees.nhs.uk (in a new window)

Tuesday September 11th

  • Coffee Morning and stall at Hawes Methodist rooms
  • 10am to 12 noon
  • proceeds in aid of St. Margaret’s Church Funds

Saturday 15th September

  • Organised by St. Andrew’s Church Aysgarth
  • At West Burton Village Hall
  • Hog Roast, ceilidh and dancing with THE BUCKLE EYE BAND
  • From 7.00pm with tombola, raffle and licensed bar
  • Tickets £12.50 each, family ticket – £35, child £8
  • Booking Pat Hesketh 66342 , Doreen Mason 663452

Wednesday September 19th

  • Annual General Meeting of Hawes Gala
  • The Herriot’s Hotel 8pm – why not come along
  • New Committee members and support welcome.
  • Any ideas or suggestions can be left in the suggestion box at The Fountain Hotel

Friday Sept 21st FDCM

Saturday and Sunday 22nd and 23rd September

Thursday September 27th

  • Tea and Stalls in Carperby Village Hall
  • In aid of the NSPCC
  • 3pm – 5pm

Friday 28th September

  • Coffee Morning Gayle Institute
  • For Macmillan Cancer Support
  • 9.00am to 1.00pm
  • Cake stall and raffle

Any donations of cakes and raffle prizes, bring on the day or leave at Sue Richardson, The Old Smithy, Gayle.

Saturday September 29th

  • NYCC Mobile skip Gayle Village green
  • 10am to 2pm



Sunday August 5TH at 2.30pm

  • Playing Fields, West Witton
  • Tea will be served (plate of sandwiches/cake and a drink.) at a cost of £2 for adults and £1 for children.
  • Come and support your team! Lots of fun!
  • (For St. Bartholomew’s Church Funds).



  • Saturday August 11th from 2pm – 5pm
  • Stalls & Teas
  • Entrance: Adults £2 Children free (accompanied with an adult)
  • (For Benefice Funds).



  • Sunday August 19th at 3pm
  • Come and enjoy an outdoor Songs of Praise Service at the Upper Falls, Aysgarth.


Table Top Sale

  • Sunday July 1st
  • Hawes Market Hall for Hawes School

Sunday July 1st

  • Carperby open gardens
  • 11.00 am until 5.00pm
  • Admission £3.00
  • Accompanied children go free
  • 15 gardens to view
  • Refreshments served all day in the village hall
  • Music in the afternoon with Muker Silver Band on the village green
  • Plant Stall
  • Off road parking

Wensleydale Chorus 2007

  • This years performance is Faure’s Requiem and Handel’s Nelson Mass
  • Saturday July 14th in St. Oswald’s Church Askrigg
  • And Saturday 21st July in East Witton
  • Both performances start at 7.30pm


  • Jenny Nex soprano
  • Kenneth Mc Cavanagh, tenor
  • Susan Whitehead, alto
  • Jolyon Dodgson, bass
  • Organist: Greg Smith
  • Conductor: Stan Roocroft, M.B.E.

Tickets available from the Old Town Hall tearoom, Redmire 01969 624982 or at the door.

  • Cost £5.00

Summer trip to Gretna Retail Park

  • Askrigg, Bainbridge,Hawes.
  • Thursday July 19th
  • Bookings 667512

Askrigg Football Pitch

  • Junior Party (DISCO) on the pitch
  • Friday 20th July 8-10pm
  • Age 11 +
  • Tickets £2 on the night
  • Refreshments available

Askrigg Football Pitch

  • Party on the pitch
  • Live music from Ray and the Teenbeats and Sounds Familiar
  • Saturday 21st July
  • 8.30pm – 1.00am
  • Bar and a Hog Roast + food available
  • Information and ticket sales
  • Allen Kirkbride 01969 650325
  • Lesley Williams 01969 650060/07968 606571
  • Colin Bailey 01969 663181 /07711 211169 or colinbailey@craven-college.ac.uk

Preston Under Scar Nr. Leyburn

  • Art Exhibition by Preston Artists
  • Village Hall
  • Friday 20th July 10am – 9pm
  • Saturday 21st July 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday 22nd July 10am – 6pm


Dales Discovery 2007

  • Hawes Methodist Church
  • July 25th Wednesday at 7.30pm
  • Dales Characters Past and Present
  • by Peter Wright
  • Yorkshire Dales Society


  • St Margaret’s Church Summer Fayre
  • Saturday 28th July 2007
  • Market Hall
  • From 10.30am

Hawes Market Hall

  • A Concert by Muker Silver Band
  • Saturday 28th July 2007
  • 7.30pm
  • Admission £5 on the door


Thornton Rust Institute

  • Saturday June 16th
  • Doors open 2.00pm

Flower Display and Demonstration

  • Cost £6.00 to include afternoon tea.
  • For a ticket phone 663504
  • Flower arrangements will be raffled


  • Hargill Court, Redmire Saturday 23 June,
  • 10.30am – 3.30pm.

In aid of Bolton-cum-Redmire Church and the Great North Air Ambulance. Donations for Tombola or Bric-a-brac may be left in the boxes provided in either church or at 1, Hargill Court.
Cakes etc welcome on the morning of sale.
Further details from Shirley on 624

Gayle Ladies

Annual Outing to Durham

  • Thursday 28th June
  • Leaving Hawes Market House 9.30am return approx. 4pm
  • Tickets will be £6.00 – £10.00 depending on numbers.
  • Contact Janet Jackson 01969 667842 to book your seat


Hardraw Church Pipe Organ Fundraiser

  • Saturday April 28th at 7.30pm
  • A social Evening with a concert by the Dalesfolk
  • Wine, cheese and fruit cake

Admittance is free but donations will be requested for funds for the installation of the pipe organ.

Quaker book and coffee event

  • Saturday April 28th from 10.00am until noon.

Bring books, tapes, and CD’s in advance to Judy Nicholls in Askrigg or Sylvia Crookes Bainbridgeor even better, to the Quaker Meeting House Bainbridge on Friday 27th April.

  • Proceeds will be in support of Bainside Arts.

Spring Charity Concert

  • East Witton Male Voice Choir
  • Leyburn Methodist Hall
  • Wednesday April 25th 7.30pm
  • Admission free but there will be a collection for the Alzheimer’s Society

Askrigg Tower open day

  • Saturday April 14th
  • 2.00 – 5.00

If you are interested in bellringing come along to St. Oswalds Church Askrigg. See the bell chamber, clock room and belfry, and see the bells being rung.

  • Admission free
  • Further details contact 650330


Wine savouries and entertainment by KAREN AND ELAINE

  • Thoralby Village Hall
  • Saturday March 17th at 7.30pm


  • Seats have been provisionally reserved for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Summer season in Newcastle.
  • Anyone interested in going should phone 01969 663259 before March 15th


  • Sunday 11th March
  • Market House Hawes


  • Tuesday March 13th 10am until 2pm
  • Hawes Methodist Chapel
  • In aid of Marie Curie (Cancer Care)

February 2007


  • Guitar Concert featuring Pavlo
  • Tickets with refreshments £10.00
  • Contact Jenny or Nigel on 650070


  • Group music making for all levels all instruments for adults
  • 24th February 9.30am-7.30pm
  • Yorebridge/Askrigg School. Cost: £25.00
  • Contact Joan Foster 01969 663368


  • 3rd February 10am-4pm at Carperby Village Institute
  • Take your table to sell all your unwanted Christmas socks etc!
  • Tables are free if you are selling for church funds.
  • If you are selling for yourself tables are £7.50 if booked before and £10.00 on the day.
  • Refreshments will be served all day.
  • Contact Christine Gard (Benefice Secretary)
  • Tel: 663097 or email christine.gard@tiscali.co.uk

January 2007


  • “Work by local artist Melanie Geldeart”.
  • St. Bartholomew’s Church, West Witton
  • 11th to 14th January from 9am – 3pm
  • All Welcome

December 2006

Sycamore Hall

  • The Harp Singers (In Victorian Costume)
  • Sunday 10th December 2.00pm

Christmas Whist drive

  • Wednesday 13th December
  • Dining room at 7.30
  • Refreshments served
  • Major Raffle. Tickets available from Sycamore Hall or staff at High Hall and Sycamore Hall
  • We appreciate your support

Annual Charity Concert

Hawes Market Place

  • Hawes Silver Prize Band
  • East Witton Male Voice Choir
  • Friday December 15th at 7.30pm

”Proceeds for Dales Support Group for Multiple Sclerosis

Gayle Ladies

  • Thursday December 30th
  • Gayle Institute

Christmas Lights Switch on outside Sycamore Hall.

  • Saturday December 2nd
  • Hawes Silver Band will be playing
  • Sherry and mince pies
  • Time 2.30pm

November 2006

Hawes Methodist Church

  • Organ Recital by Philip Scriven
  • organist at Lichfield Catherdral
  • Friday November 10th at 7.30pm
  • The recital is free but donations may be given for the organ repair fund at the end of the recital

Thoralby Village Hall

  • Casino and Games night
  • Saturday November 11th from 7.30pm
  • Tickets only event
  • Adults £5 and children £2.50 including a pie and pea supper

Tickets from B. Mc Gregor 663565 or 07866 010638 or
N Piper 663747

Christmas Food and Craft Fair

  • Askrigg School
  • Wednesday November 15th from 7.00pm
  • Entrance fee is £3.00 and includes a glass of mulled wine, tea or coffee with a mince pie

Quaker Meeting House

  • Folk Music by the ‘Dalesfolk’
  • Friday November 17th at 7.30pm
  • Tickets cost £3.00

Contact Jenny or Nigel at the Barn 650070

Fountain Hotel Hawes

  • The band Sounds Familiar
  • Saturday 18th November
  • Doors open at 10.30pm
  • Tickets are £4.00 asnd the proceeds go to HAOS
  • Colin Bailey 07711 211169

Christmas Pie Supper

  • Bainbridge Village Hall
  • Saturday November 25th from 7.00pm
  • There will be entertainment and a raffle
  • Tickets are £6.50 from Margaret Preston 650009
  • Proceeds are for the village hall

Askrigg Pottery

  • Christmas sale of seconds
  • Saturday November 25th
  • from 10.00am to 12.30pm
  • Tel. 650548

West Burton Village Hall

  • The Misfits Theatre Company presents
  • the comedy Secrets and Lies and DIY for one evening only
  • Sunday 26th November at 7.30pm
  • Performance suitable for anyone over age 14
  • Tickets cost £7 and will include supper

Contact Rachel on 663753 or
Christine on 666792 to book your tickets


St Andrew’s Church Aysgarth

  • Dales Chamber Orchestra
  • Saturday September 2nd at 7.30pm

A superb programme of wonderful music given by North Yorkshire’s outstanding Student Chamber Orchestra.

  • R. Strauss – Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings
  • W.A. Mozart – Divertimento in D Major (K131)
  • R.Strauss – Suite in B flat for wind instruments
  • Admission £8 (Children £6) Tickets at the door or from Michael Mason 01969 663457, Aysgarth NPC or Leyburn TIC.


Askrigg and District Produce Show

Low Mill Askrigg

30th Anniversary Open Day

  • Saturday August 27th from 1.00pm

Tombola, Welly Wanging, Cream Teas, Rodeo Bull, BBQ, Climbing Tower, Archery, Bouncy Castle, Homemade ice-cream and a Duck Race at 3.00pm.

  • Fresh radio will also be there.
  • Don’t miss out on this event!!!

Grand Benefice Garage Sale

The Vicarage Carperby

  • Saturday August 5th
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm

Entrance fee to include refreshments-

  • Adults £1.00
  • Children 50p

Please hunt out any of your unwanted items for us to sell.
If you need help with transporting goods please ring Christine at the office 01969 663097

July 2006

Summer Fair

St Margarets Church Hawes, July 29th all day event

  • Morning coffee a.m.
  • Lunch
  • Cream Teas p.m.

At 7.30pm Muker Silver Band will give a concert

  • Tickets at the door £4.00

St. Andrew’s Church, Aysgarth, July 29th at7.30pm

With Lauren Walker & The Needwood Singers accompanied by John Foster

Lauren Walker is a very promising 18 year old soloist who many will remember for her success at Wensleydale Tournament of Song in March.

Lauren will sing 2 groups of songs and she will sing 2 items with the Needwood Singers. One item is Laudate Dominum by Mozart and another is Blow The Wind Southerly specially arranged by John Foster.

The Needwood Singers are from Barton under Needwood in Staffordshire. They are conducted by Margaret Lanford, a professional singer who is a member of Ex Cathedra, a choir who feature regularly on Classic FM and BBC3.

The concert will be shared between church funds and ‘United For Alex’, the charity set up by the alternative Manchester United Team and supporters. Alex is the grandson of Margaret Langford and his mum is Joan Fosters god-daughter. Alex has severe cerebral palsy and needs a special modified electric wheelchair. Several thousand pounds have already been raised towards the purchase of the wheelchair and half the proceeds of this concert will be contributed to this worthwhile project.

You can visit the website www.unitedforalex.com for more info.

  • Tickets: £8 for adults £3 for children
  • For more info tel: John & Joan Foster 01969663368

Burtersett Show

Sunday July 30th

to be opened by Mr and Mrs Thomas Raw at 2.00 pm.

Schedule of classes:
Children under 11 and 11-16: Please put age on front of entries

  • Garden in a tin
  • Vegetable necklace
  • Decorated flower pot
  • “Animal”- hand-written piece. Max. 50 words.
  • Drawing of your house; size A4
  • Longest stick of rhubarb leaf attached
  • Homemade fancy bun (i.e fairy cake).


  • Flower arrangement
  • Oat biscuit (sweet); 3 on a plate
  • Limerick; any theme
  • Homemade strawberry jam
  • Knitted item
  • Photograph of a stile (max. size 7×5 in.)
  • Homemade toy
  • Homemade wine

Entries to be in 10.00 am to noon on the day of the show.

There will also be a dog show and a junior fell race up to 16 years.

Film Around Richmondshire and the Dales Countryside Museum proudly presents

The Chronicles of Narnia on Saturday 1st July at 2pm

  • Doors open at 1.30
  • Refreshments available
  • Adults £3.50 Under 16s £2.50
  • Advance booking from the museum on 01969 666210
  • or email hawes@ytbtic.co.uk

Grand Gala Concert

  • St Andrews Parish Church Aysgarth
  • Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm
  • By International Pianist Martin Roscoe
  • To Celebrate the newly aquired piano
  • Refreshments will be served

April 2006

Yorebridge Sports Barbeque-2006

Blood Donor Session

  • Hawes Market Place
  • Wednesday April 12th
  • 2.15 to 4.00pm and 5.00pm to 7.00pm

Please attend if you can

Easter Monday

Wensley Car Boot Sale

  • 8.00am
  • more info Tel. 01969 622338

St Oswald’s Church Castle Bolton

  • 10.00am – 12.00noon
  • Home cooking/coffee and plant stall
  • Proceeds to church funds

West Witton Chapel Church ‘Barn’ Saleroom

  • 11.00am to 4.00pm
  • Selling gifts of discarded goods and home bakes
  • Tea coffee and biscuits will be served

Flower Festival at St. Andrew’s Church Aysgarth

Days of Yore (a history of the Dales in flowers)

  • PreviewFriday April 28th 7.00pm to 9.00pm
  • £5.00 including nibbles and a glass of wine
  • Saturday 29th April 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Sunday 30th April 12.30pm to 5.30pm
  • Monday 1st May 10.00am to 5.30pm
  • Entrance £2.50 children free

Hawes Silver Band and Aysgarth Choral Society

  • Saturday Evening April 29th 7.30pm
  • tickets £7.50 each including wine and nibbles.

Songs of Praise

  • Sunday Evening April 30th 6.30pm

Tickets for preview & Concert available from

  • Pat Hesketh, Thoralby 01969 663420
  • Doreen Mason, Carperby 01969 663457
  • Hilary Davis, Thornton Rust 01969 663461

March 2006

Chainstore Kid’s Clothing

Askrigg Primary School

  • Monday March 6th
  • 6.30pm Free Entry

Refreshments will be on sale to raise funds for the PTA.

  • For details Te. 663531

Aysgarth Choral Society

Spring Serenade

  • Conducted by Stan Roocroft
  • at DCM
  • Friday March 10th at 7.30
  • Admission £3 at the door

Marie Curie Cancer Care

  • Hawes Methodist Chapel
  • Tuesday 14th March
  • 10.00am – 2.30pm
  • Refreshments coffee and homemade cakes

Community Investment Prospectus Meeting

The CIP community Group is holding a meeting

  • Monday March 20th
  • The Band Room in Hawes Market Hall
  • 12 Noon
  • Everyone in Upper Wensleydale is welcome to attend.
  • Find out what is going on in your local area and what local community groups are trying to acheive

February 2006 Childrens Concert

  • St. Andrews Parish Church, Aysgarth
  • Sunday 26th February
  • 2.00pm
  • tickets at the door : Adults £3.50 children 50p

Film Around Richmondshire presents – at the Dales Countryside Museum

Wallace and Gromit – Curse of the Were Rabbit

  • Wednesday February 22nd
  • Time 2.00pm
  • Tickets £3.50 adults and £2.50 for children under 16
  • Refreshments available
  • Telephone 01969 666210

Film Around Richmondshire

Thornton Rust Institute

Life in the Antarctic over two miles down

  • Illustrated talk by Dr. Mike Thompson
  • Wednesday 22nd February at 7.30pm
  • Tickets £4.00 to include light refreshments.
  • Children admitted free

Proceeds in aid of the renovation Thornton Rust Mission Room

January 2006

The Valley of the Mills

Illustrated talk by Bryan Peacock

  • Friday 20th January at 7.30
  • At Gayle Institute
  • Admission £1 including refreshments

Organised by the Friends of Gayle Mill

December 2005

  • Christmas Programme

The Harp Singers

  • Thornton Rust Institute

Aysgarth Choral Society – Conducted by Stan Roocroft

  • Christmas Concert of seasonal music and song
  • Tuesday Dec 20th at 7.30
  • Admission £4.00 including refreshments

  • Hawes Market House

Annual Charity Concert

  • Friday Dec 16th at 7.30pm

A Spanish Tapas Night

  • Thursday Dec 15th from 8.00pm
  • Price £12 and includes a glass of sangria
  • Booking Essential. Tel:667212

  • Low Mill Askrigg

Christmas Coffee morning – Tuesday Dec 13th 10.30am

Saturday December 10th Sunday December 11th


The Dales Countryside Museum is transformed into a Christmas wonderland for the weekend.
Come along for craft demonstrations and a chance to have a go yourself.

  • Free museum entry
  • Meet Mother Christmas
  • Live Music, mulled wine and mince pies and an opportunity to stock up on last minute presents

  • Hawes Market House

Hawes Pantomime

  • Mon 5th Dec to Sat 10th Dec

  • Thornton Rust Institute

Grand Whist Drive and Prize Draw

  • Friday Dec 9th at 7.30pm
  • Admission 2.50 to include light supper

  • The Dales Countryside Museum

‘Christmas Spirit’ with The Dales

  • Friday Dec 9th at 7.30pm

November 2005

  • Askrigg Primary School

Food and Craft Christmas Fayre 23rd Nov 8.00pm

  • Do your Christmas shopping for home baked foods and local crafts
    and come and support Askrigg school.

Beetle Drive – Sunday Nov 27th at 3pm.

  • Organised by Kate and Laura to raise funds for Children in Need
  • Admission Adults £3.00 and Children £1.50
  • Cakes tea and coffee will be served. Raffle

Courtesy of the Upper Wensleydale Newsletter

December/January Events in Upper Wensleydale-2008/2009

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