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By News Admin on 16 March 2017 12:18
By News Admin on 13 May 2015 17:08
The Leyburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society present "The Pirates of Penzance" at Gunnerside Village Hall, Friday, 15th May, 19.30. Admission £5 at the door. Proceeds to Gunnerside Chapel.
By News Admin on 24 July 2014 10:48
By News Admin on 16 April 2013 16:33
Welcome to Yorkshire are hosting 3 roadshows on Friday, 13th April, to provide information about next year's Tour de France.  These roadshows will provide updates about their current activity on the Tour de France, information on plans for a cultural festival in the 100 days prior to the Tour, an opportunity to meet the WTY team and ask any questions regarding the Tour and tips and tricks to make the most of the event coming to Yorkshire and Reeth.

They are already seeing much enthusiasm for this event already around Reeth, and the area, but they do need businesses/people to register to attend so they are aware of numbers.

The first meeting is in Hawes, at the Dales Countryside Museum, from 10am, the second at Reeth, the Buck Hotel, 2pm, and the last in Leyburn, at Tennants, 5pm.
Visit www.yorkshire.com/tdfroadshows to register.
By News Admin on 15 February 2013 18:24
Films to be shown at Gunnerside Village Hall during Spring 2013.
By News Admin on 11 February 2013 18:25
Tour de France route announced, with cyclists coming over the Buttertubs from Wensleydale and travelling right down Swaledale, from just below Thwaite to Grinton, 5 July, 2014.
By News Admin on 27 November 2012 15:48
The King's Head is now closed, unfortunately. There are still a few options being investigated, but the necessary roof repairs are an ongoing concern and a major obstacle to even temporary opening of the pub as a community venture.
David Crapper has undertaken to keep interested parties informed as to latest information - his number is 01748 886325, email davidcrapper@yahoo.co.uk. Please contact David for further details etc.
By News Admin on 24 October 2012 10:18
A tremendous blow to the upper Swaledale community, the King's Head in Gunnerside will be closing on 6th November. As can be imagined, this will be a huge disappointment to locals and visitors alike; current leaseholders, Paddy and Paula, have been instrumental in changing the fortunes of this lively local pub since they took over a couple of years ago. There have been many, many glowing reports of the friendly welcome, the great freshly-cooked food, the lovely Dales atmosphere, not to mention the high-profile attention given to the unique doggy beer and menu! There is general talk of creating a community pub, although this is complicated by the building requiring some repairs and renovation. What is needed is a community leader to spearhead the campaign to make the King's Head into a community pub, as has been successfully done at Hudswell. Is there any interested, resourceful person who might be prepared to take this task on?  It is not only locals who will be devastated by the loss of this pub, but also the...
By News Admin on 17 October 2012 09:53
Saturday, 8th December, 7.30pm:
"Tortoise in Love". A feel-good film, this romantic comedy is about Tom, a gardener who moves at a lethargic pace when it comes to love. But when he falls insatiably for gorgeous Polish au pair Anya, the entire village gives him the push he needs to win her heart. This was a truly homegrown film effort, in which most of the population of an Oxfordshire village was involved. Young mums helped with the sales and publicity, retirees provided the drivers and props, the WI organised the catering, and all the cast and crew were lodged in the village for the duration of the shoot.
Quiz and refreshments from 7pm.  Tickets £5 on the door, further information from David Crapper 01748 886325.
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....