Bardsey News

Brenda Sanderson

01937 573352

Starting early: baby Dickinson was born to Dave and Clair on Thursday, June 27, safe and healthy. On the Sunday following, at only three days old Elsa Grace was taken to the 8am Communion Service in All Hallows by her proud Daddy. She is beautiful. The congregation were delighted and hope she will become a regular. Well done and congratulations!

Golden Plover garden party: the weather was perfect, sunny and warm with a slight breeze for this annual event which was held in the garden of Pauline Tatman in Mill Lane, Bardsey. Members of Bardsey, East Keswick, Roundhay, Scarcroft and Wetherby WI’s enjoyed delicious cakes, plenty of tea and good company. Pauline and Geffrey Tatman were thanked for their hospitality and chairman Pauline Reeve presented them with a plant and their wonderful garden was admired. Kay Hullah and Marion Hickson won raffle prizes and the group’s next get together will be for an informal lunch at the New Inn, Scarcroft on Monday, July 29. No need to book – just turn up.

All Hallows Church: is restarting Sunday School – on September 15. This will run during term time from 10.30am each Sunday in the Callister Hall. They would like as many volunteers/helpers as possible to join in the rota on a Sunday morning for approximately one and a half hours. Please get in touch with the parish office on 01937 574273, if you feel you can help in any way.

BardEK Walking Group: the walk held on July 7, the hottest day of the year, was eventful, to say the least. The walkers met at Bardsey Village Hall and drove to Newton Kyme to do the pleasant walk along the river to Tadcaster. Unfortunately, one of the dogs found the heat too much and so his owner returned to the car. Further along a lady walker was taken ill and after a phone call was picked up and taken home. The remainder continued and enjoyed the sunshine and scenery. This was a shorter walk than usual and they were home in plenty of time to enjoy seeing Andy Murray win the Men’s Singles at Wimbledon. Their next walk will be held on Sunday, August 4, when a five miler is proposed from Tadcaster to Healaugh.

Parish walk: this takes place on Saturday and will explore the west side of Bardsey. Meet at the bottom of Mill Lane at 2pm. This is a pleasant walk, which should take approximately two hours and will end at the Bingley Arms. Boots or strong shoes are recommended. Children and dogs very welcome. However, the walk is not suitable for push chairs. Contact Charlie Bryant on 0113 2893115 for more information.

All Hallows: the 8am Communion service will be led by the Rev Richard Wiggen on Sunday. Please note that this will be the only service to be held in All Hallows on that day.

Bardsey Wives Group: meet for a coffee in the home of Sheila Evans at 8pm on Monday. Please note that they will not be having a get together in August. For more information give Linda Flockton a ring on 01937 574553.

East Keswick History Group: Janet Douglas, lecturer in politics at Leeds Metropolitan University will lead a walk around sites in Leeds associated with the anti-slavery movement. The walk should take about two hours and will give a fascinating insight into one of the great political battles fought by our ancestors. Numbers will be limited so please book your place. For further details contact Margaret Moseley on 01937 572487.

A reminder: Bardsey Horticultural Society outing to Tatton Park Flower Show is on Thursday, July 25 meeting at 8.15am at Bardsey Village Hall. Contact Wendy Hartley on 573296 for further information.