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All Saints Church Spofforth: the service on Sunday, January 13 will be morning prayer at 10.30am.

Household Waste: collection at Spofforth will be on Friday, January 11.

Spofforth Seniors: coffee morning will be on Tuesday, January 15 from 10-11.30am in the Long Memorial Hall. Any resident over 50 years old is welcome for advice or just a chat over light refreshments. (Although this will be the first meeting of 2013 I am assured that it will not be an occasion to unload surplus mince pies and Christmas cake).

Spofforth Snooker Club: have a dedicated room in the Long Memorial Hall with two superb tables and equipment. The atmosphere is convivial and the club has two teams of five in the Wetherby Leagues where they are, at present, top of their respective divisions. Membership is not confined to

Spofforth residents and members have their own key so they can use the room at any time and the rates are very reasonable. Contact Carl Marston on 01937 590430.

Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council: will meet on Tuesday, January 15 at 7.30pm in the Long Memorial Hall.

Spofforth School: are looking forward to a busy and exciting year.They welcome Miss Bullock who will be teaching class one while Mrs Curtis is on maternity leave. The whole school will be working on a photo mosaic project which will be used to create a mosaic of the school logo. They are hoping to collect over 1,000 photographs so, if anyone has any photographs of the school or school life, please get in touch on 01937 590655 or Email admin@spofforth.n-yorks.sch.uk. Class four visited The Workhouse at Ripon last term. Staff and children dressed up and learned all about Victorian crafts and the many jobs that children had to do when they were sent to the workhouse. This included washing clothes by hand and using a mangle (no washing machines or tumble driers in those days). After a day being put to work Victorian style the children realised how lucky they were to be able to go to school every day.