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Brenda Sanderson

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Thank you but please be aware: a big thank you to the farmer who opens the field on Keswick Lane for the children (and adults) to sledge on during snowy weather. However, can everyone please take their rubbish home with them as the reason why the Collingham field has been closed for sledging is that rubbish left in that field, last year, killed two cows in the summer months. Please pass this message on to your teenage children who sledge on their own. It’s a great field for sledging and we wouldn’t like to lose it.

1st East Keswick Beavers Needs You: Beavers is the first section in the scouting family. They provide fun and adventure for children aged between six and eight at East Keswick Village Hall from 5.15-6.15pm every Tuesday during term time. If this fantastic community activity is to continue, they need new leaders. Leadership can take many forms and can be shared between a group of people. If anyone would like more information about how to keep Beavers running please call Donna Harrison on 07949 252202 or email on

Community Choir for Easter Sunday: calling all men, women and children who like to sing! Charlotte Meek is getting together a community choir to sing on Easter Sunday in All Hallows at the 10.30am service. They will be singing one song during the service and two practises beforehand on March 23 at 4pm and March 26 at 6.45pm will take place. Give Charlotte a ring on 574077 for more information or just turn up. Everyone very welcome.

Bardsey Bridge Club Results: January 24 Jennie and John Lineham and Glen Thomas and David Blackwell. January 31 Elizabeth and Derek Hornby (N/S) and Gill and Jim Lobley. February 7 Ailsa and Gareth Read and Jean Broadbent and Barbara Cox. February 14 Gwen and Roy Buckle and Jean Broadbent and Barbara Cox.

Call my Bluff: cheese and wine tasting in East Keswick Village Hall on Saturday at 7pm. For more information contact David Wort on 573082.

Church Services throughout the coming week: the month of March is a very busy period in the calendar of the church as Lent continues. Today, Thursday and again on March 14 a Churches Together Evening Prayer will be held at 7.30pm in East Keswick Methodist Church. All Hallows will hold a Mothering Sunday Family Communion at 10.30am when gifts of flowers will be distributed. Children and/or adults are invited to help make posies at 2.00pm on Saturday afternoon in All Hallows. Holy Communion will be celebrated at Saint Mary Magdalene at 11am on March 13.

East Keswick WI : at their February meeting, they welcomed Keith Barber with his slides and talk of his childhood in Leeds during the war years and the changes which have taken place since. It brought back many memories and mutterings of ‘I remember that!’. At the meeting on Tuesday in East Keswick Village Hall at 2pm, Andrew Lloyd will demonstrate chocolate with his title Island of Truffles and Treats. How can you miss that! New members and visitors very welcome. Their annual jumble sale will be held on Saturday, March 23 at 2pm, in East Keswick Village Hall. Members will be around the village collecting on the Friday or to arrange collection please ring Betty Pattinson on 572972 for more information.

Bardsey cum Rigton WI: ladies, are you a budding David Bailey, Mario Testino or Anne Geddes? Do you want to improve your photography? Then go along and join members on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the Callister Hall, when the speakers will be Nicola Billow and Ian Wray. They will explain how to improve your initial photograph and how to digitally enhance your images. All visitors and friends welcome. This months competition will be A favourite photograph. For more information contact Liz Micklethwaite on 579937.

Mr Macaroni and the Exploding Pizza Pie: is being presented by the Bardsey Players on March 14, 15 and 16 at 7pm with the added matinee on March 16 at 2pm. This is wholesome entertainment for all the family and you are advised to get your tickets as soon as possible by contacting Sue Hughes on 574116. Prices are £7 adults, £4 concessions and £20 for a family ticket (two + two).

Night Shift Band: this band of local musicians will be playing at Pudsey Civic Hall on Friday, March 22 from 7.30pm. Why not go along for an uplifting, social evening listening to good music. Enjoy a drink and nibbles with friends, have a dance if you like, or just listen to Glen Miller style music and crooners. Admission £13, pay at the door.