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Sandra Thompson

0113 289 2650

pcthompson@uwclub.net

Scarcroft Parish Clerk: following 15 years service as clerk to the Scarcroft Parish Council, Peter Hart is retiring, many thanks for all his efforts over the years. Interviews of applicants for the post took place on Monday and the successful candidate is Gina Carter who lives at East Keswick. She is a magistrate and has a wide experience of administration managing budgets and public affairs. We wish her all the best as parish clerk and hope she finds the work enjoyable and satisfying.

Scarcroft Ladies Luncheon Club: 2013 got off to a good New Year start with the January lunch at the village hall. Judith Oxer introduced the speaker Coldogh Tweedale whose subject was Calling Cards along with slides. It was very formal in those Victorian days. She talked about a few, some had your name on and men carried them in their pocket, most left their cards out on the mantle and visiting time was two - four hours, no longer. Visiting cards for condolence where black, the cards for ladies had narrow edging, those for men wide. To visit someone who was ill you would turn up the bottom corner card. She bought along examples of the cards that were in use in those days. Ivory, tortoiseshell, snake skin, and Sheffield steel, sandal wood ,mother of pearl. These are now very collectable and command good prices at auctions. Margaret Midgley gave a vote of thanks. Next lunch Monday, February 4 at noon.

Scarcroft Village Hall: the next meeting of the hall committee is at the hall Thursday, January 17 at 7pm. Support for the village hall is important. Everybody welcome.

Scarcroft Parish Council: the Next meeting of the Parish Council is at the village hall on Monday, January 21 at 7.45pm.

The Scarcroft Village Development Group: the AGM of the Scarcroft Development Group will be held at the village hall on Monday, January 28 at 8pm. Contact, G Jameson 0113 2892349.