Bardsey cum Rigton WI: the August meeting is by tradition shared with our friends from Harden WI. This year it was the turn of Bardsey to entertain. The committee had been busy during the day preparing the hall and food for the evening. President Pauline Tatman opened the meeting by welcoming all those present, especially the 16 ladies from Harden. Jerusalem was sung and everyone sat down to a most enjoyable supper of quiche and salad followed by meringue, with a delicious Tatman fruit compote, coffee and tea with chocolates completed the veritable feast. Entertainment for the evening was by Magic Ali a young magician who went round each table during the meal captivating members with his slight of hand card tricks. He then entertained all with some magic moments as he tore a marked £10 (belonging to Sue Stothers) into tiny pieces; there was silence as he pulled out his wallet, unzipped it and produced the original note. Gillian Taylor gave the vote of thanks. One of the Harden Ladies won the lovely plant raffle prize. Pauline thanked everyone for coming and all who had helped to make the evening so enjoyable. The Harden ladies thanked Bardsey for their hospitality and hoped they would visit Harden next year. Christmas trip to Castle Howard. A board was circulated for members to sign up. Federation quiz Friday October 11 - Members asked to volunteer for team. Reminders for the RHS lunch at St Chads and the evening cookery demonstration /Julie Clark at Scarcroft both on October 17.
Bardsey Sports Club: as the cricket season comes to a close, there are mixed feelings. Through lack of support from some players early on, they could not fulfil a 2nd team cup fixture, which was very disappointing as it is the only game they have ever missed, except for weather. On the plus side they have had great weather since June. The seniors completing around sixty matches and the juniors about 75 matches. The juniors have been more successful than the seniors, but nevertheless it has been a most enjoyable time for all.
They had a great evening in July when Bardsey hosted the Nicholas Priestley Cup between Colton and Bolton Percy, which Colton won. A former president of BCC, Les Scarr presented the cup to the under 17 boys section of the Wetherby league. This final is always played at Bardsey. The cup being in memory of Nicholas Priestley, a young Bardsey cricketer, who lost his life in an air crash in the 60’s. The football season has now begun and they have senior and junior sides playing. Why not go along and support them as a lot of effort goes into providing sport in our village and keeping the wonderful sports club up to scratch. Thanks to all the helpers and well done to all the players.
Mothers Union: members have two interesting afternoons to look forward to this month. Today, Thursday, members from the Bridlington Deanery are to visit All Hallows, instigated by past leader of Bardsey MU and vicar’s wife Anne Pearson. They are visiting Leeds and will drop in for a cup of tea and refreshments while admiring our lovely church. On Thursday, September 12 Elizabeth Holleran will talk on The Life of Charles Dickens at 2.15pm in the Callister Hall. Visitors always welcome.
BardEK Bridge club: commences its tenth season in the Bardsey Sports Club this evening at 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start. Duplicate bridge is played in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Single players can meet new partners in the first weeks, so no partner, is not a problem. The club is open to non-residents and all abilities.
1st East Keswick Beavers: this group are happy to announce that they will carry on in September because Angela Ward has agreed to be their new leader. They are still on the look out for an assistant, and if anyone feels they could fill this role, please ring 01937 572959. Also if you would like to put your child’s name on the waiting list give them a ring.
Community choir: the rehearsals for The Historic Weekend Musical Hour, which takes places on Sunday, September 15 from 4-5pm, are as follows – this coming Saturday at 5pm and/or Thursday, September 12 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to join in the singing. There are no auditions and you don’t need to be able to read music. Contact Charlotte Meek on 01937 574077 for further information or just turn up to a rehearsal.
Bardsey Horticultural Society Annual Show: takes place on Saturday at 2pm in Bardsey Village Hall. As well as a wide variety of interesting classes to peruse there will be stalls and a magic show for the children. Afternoon teas available and sale of fruit and vegetables at 4.15pm. This is always a super village event and an important day for the Horticultural Society.
All Hallows: on Sunday the Rev Richard Wiggen will lead the 8am Communion service. At 10.30am the Rev Canon Charles Dobbin will officiate at the All Age Worship and Baptism.
Over the past weeks: an advertisement has appeared on the Diocesan website and in the Church Times for a new House for Duty Priest for Bardsey and East Keswick. On September 9 the Bishop, the Right Rev John Packer, and the Archdeacon and Area Dean will be in the parish and together with the parish representatives will be interviewing candidates for the post. Hopefully there will be some good news soon.
Bardsey cum Rigton WI: is chocolate your indulgence? Go along to the meeting next Wednesday in Bardsey Village Hall at 7.30pm, when the speaker will be Stella Smith, from Thornton’s chocolates. It will be an interesting talk and perhaps even the chance to sample some of the goodies. Do go along and join them, visitors always welcome. The competition is for a bon bon dish. If you need any further information please call Elizabeth Micklethwaite on 01937 579937.