Scarcroft News

Sandra Thompson

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Bardsey Church pig roast and fete: Scarcroft congregation members of All Hallows Bardsey and residents attended the annual pig roast and fete. The weather was fine. The pig roast and barbecue complete with salad followed by a sweet was enjoyed by everybody. Music was provided by a very talented group of local lads, Brace Yourself, double bass, trombone, trumpet, saxophone and drums playing popular swing and jazz music. Along with a variety of stalls, games and tombola was, what has become a highlight, the teddy bear bungee jump! Children brought along their favourite teddy or cuddly toy. These in turn were taken to the top of the church tower, secured to a bungee line, and after taking a look over the parapet jumped. All bears and cuddly toys completing the jump received a certificate. Funds raised are for support of the church.

The Rev Raymond Pearson: Raymond was the Vicar of Bardsey until his retirement four years ago. With his wife Anne they then moved to Bridlington. To celebrate his 40 years in the ministry. A service took place at the Bridlington Priory Church, conducted by Raymond, in his address he referred to his ordination at Ripon Cathedral and subsequent time at various parishes including the Dales and of course 14 years at Bardsey. A group of the Bardsey congregation, including Scarcroft, went across to Bridlington to attend the service. Following the service a decorated cake was cut and distributed, followed later by a buffet lunch for the visitors.

Scarcroft Ladies Luncheon Club: the May lunch was at the village hall with a large turnout of 40 members, an enjoyable lunch prepared by Mary Fowler and her staff. Judith introduced the speaker, Elizabeth Thornhill, My life with Food. This started when she was 10 years old, Mum was a cook living in Stockport and took her to the market, bought chicken, cauliflower and new potatoes and made rice pudding. The following week lamb, mint sauce, peas, broad beans. Lemon meringue pie; from then on made every Sunday dinner until she married. She wanted to go to technical college , but mother wouldn’t let her and she worked in a restaurant, staying for 10 years and then got a job with Lancashire County Council, City & Guilds looking after school meals advisers. Living in Kirby Lonsdale Yorkshire and Morecambe Lancashire. Elizabeth also made wedding cakes, children’s birthday cakes for different ages. She has retired twice but went back. Now retired, but still doing buffet’s and talks and making cakes. A vote of thanks was given by Margaret Midgley. The next luncheon Monday, August 5 at Scarcroft Village Hall.

Land adjoining the Scarcroft Village Hall: residents passing the village hall will be now aware of the area of fenced and mown land below the car park area. This has been received by the parish council as ‘106 open space’ from the development near Castle Mona. Discussions regarding vehicle and pedestrian access into the ground from the hall and car park, clearing areas of brambles and vegetation are currently taking place and hopefully proceed as soon as posible. Also the future use of the land for the benefit of the entire village with many ideas being put forward including village hall events and children’s playground items.

NPower Site Wetherby Road Scarcroft: the owners of the site (ex YEB) are holding a consultation evening at Scarcroft Village hall to ex plain their proposals This is on June 3. Further details in next weeks Wetherby News. It is understood that the large office block will be demolished, 150 new houses built on site. The original Scarcroft Lodge, a listed building, refurbished. For office or residential, and the Woodlands building facing onto the A58 will become a Co-op supermarket. All comments will be welcome (see Scarcroft Website) and the developers; England & Lyle, Yorkshire Office, 2nd Floor, The Portergate, Ecclesall Road. Sheffield S11 8NX. 01142 096256. The plans will be then submitted the Leeds City Planning department in the near future.