Brenda Sanderson

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Coffee Mornings for Macmillan: on a beautiful sunny morning two events for this charity took place in the parish. In EK Methodist Church Hall, in memory of Pat Stoddart, despite a power cut they managed to serve people with tea, coffee, bacon butties and cake and raised a fantastic £580.

In Bardsey Village Hall, Year 5 and 6 children from Bardsey School helped in the morning and continued to bake and sell buns in the afternoon at school. It was a lovely event bringing together all ages for a great cause. In all £550 was raised, which was matched by Lloyds Bank employee scheme, so in total £1,300 was banked for Macmillan. Thanks to everyone who supported these events and gave so generously.

BardEK Bridge Club Winners: September 26: Vicki and Brian Clifford (N/S} and Alan Exley and Dave Padgett (E/W). October 3 Vicki and Brian Clifford (N/S) and Hazel Male and Elizabeth Ward (E/W). October 10 Alan Exley and Pauline Tatman (N/S) and Gill and Jim Lobley (E/W).

Bardsey Primary School: there has been a strong focus in Key Stage 2 this term in using the local community to enhance the children’s learning. Year 4 children have been out and about in the village, looking to see what the community is like, what amenities it has to offer, and how it has changed over time. This is to support their topic Bardsey and Beyond. Year 5 and 6 children now use the facilities at the tennis club one day a week to develop their tennis skills. A link has also been developed with Amy the Vicar of East Keswick Methodist Church who delivers an Assembly once a fortnight to the whole school.

Bardsey Horticultural Society: the committee wish to thank all those who helped or took part in their annual village show September 7. The weather was kind and there were a very good number of exhibits in most classes. The class for the banana cake had a record 22 entries, giving the judges plenty of work. Well done to those who won prizes and it is hoped you will all be inspired to have a go next year. Our next evening talk will be tomorrow, Friday by Kath Doggett who will take the audience to a Secret Garden, in the Callister Hall at 7.45pm. Members please note subscriptions are now due and remain at £3 for the year. Non members are welcome to attend talks for a small charge.

Local History Group: this evening, Thursday Hannah Phillip and Roger Ward from Fairfax House in York will talk about The Keeping of Christmas. Their illustrated account ties in with an exhibition opening at Fairfax House later in the month, depicting the lavish festive season setting in a Georgian town house, which once hosted parties for the great and the good of York and surrounding areas. All are welcome to join them in East Keswick Village Hall at 8pm.

All Hallows: the services on Sunday will be led by the Rev Richard Wiggen. At 8am Holy Communion and All Age Worship at 10.30am.

East Keswick WI: on Tuesday at 2pm in East Keswick Village Hall, Pauline Tatman will talk about her life while growing up in Kenya. Do go along and join them, visitors are always welcome.

Bardsey cum Rigton WI: their AGM will be held on Wednesday in Bardsey Village Hall at 7.30pm. The Collingham Singers will be entertaining them once the formalities have finished. Do go and join them, visitors always welcome. The competition this month is for A motto which will appear on the programme for 2014. For further information please call Elizabeth Micklethwaite on 01937 579937.

Diary Date: Mothers’ Union meet on Thursday, November 14 in the Callister Hall at 2.15pm to hear Monica Cairns talk about Ghana. Visitors are always welcome to this friendly group.