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Swaledale News & Views
By News Admin on 20 June 2012 14:39
Saturday, 20 October, 10am to 4pm: Make Do and Mend Day - including ironing! St Andrew's Church will hold their 3rd autumn event of 'make do and mend' in aid of Fremington Village Hall on Sat, 20th October, 10am - 4pm. Please bring your items of clothing for repair and either stay and enjoy refreshments with us, or drop off your jobs and collect later. Jobs will be assessed as to whether we are able to help or not, but we have worked on a 95% 'job done' basis on past experineces of 'challenges' brought to us. Payment is ona donation per item basis and we look forward to your support of this event. Please contact Susan on 884366, or the Vicar on 884706, if you would like information. Saturday, 1st December - St Andrew's Day Lunch, Fremington Sunday School. 12 noon for 12.30pm start. All welcome. Donations at the door. Contact Susan Allison on 884366 for more information and to let her know you are planning to come. Sunday, 2 December, 7pm: Christmas event at Marrick Priory. Tickets available from Peggy Purver...
By News Admin on 15 June 2012 14:11

Photo competition to win a meal for two!

This year, the Farmer's Arms, Muker, and the Scenic View Gallery, Reeth, have teamed up to launch a photo competition for visitors and locals of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale (and it's FREE to enter!). Winning entries will be published in a 2014 Calendar, published in summer, 2013, to raise funds for the Swaledale Mountain Rescue. Each month has a set theme and all you have to do is take the perfect shot!

The overall 'annual' winner will also have their photo published as the front cover of the said calendar and can have their winning photo professionally printed and mounted courtesy of Scenicview Gallery.

Click here for more details - and good luck!

By News Admin on 12 June 2012 15:25

Muker Silver Band played two well-received concerts on Friday 25th and Monday 28th May, as part of the renowned Swaledale Festival. A varied programme, ranging from Rossini to Madness, was enthusiastically welcomed by the audience at Muker Public Hall. Duncan Bythell, the conductor, had a few interesting words about each of the pieces and the band demonstrated their versatility and talent, with three pieces showcasing solos by cornet, trombone and euphonium players.

The band have a busy year ahead, including a local band contest at Kirkby Stephen on Saturday, 30th June, the popular Wine Party at Muker Public Hall, Friday, 31st August and concerts at Richmond and Hawes churches.

By News Admin on 02 June 2012 10:08
Gunnerside Diamond Jubilee celebrations took place today with the unveiling of a specially commissioned piece of artwork by local blacksmith, Stephen Calvert. Well supported by the local community and visitors who braved the cool weather, the Diamond Jubilee Rose Arch was officially revealed by Stephen’s father, Jim Calvert.

Jim made a witty speech (including wondering where the celebrity who might usually be expected to cut the ribbon on such an occasion might have got lost!), which also paid tribute to the longevity of the Queen and the local community spirit. Muker Silver Band played some patriotic tunes, including “Swaledale” and fruit punch was served.

The Rose Arch itself is situated on the grassy island in the middle of Gunnerside and is decorated (designed by Stephen himself) with two white roses of Yorkshire. Two climbing roses were planted at the ceremony and it was noted that Mr Miller, from Gunnerside Estate, had kindly sent down two planters of flowers to further adorn the island....