Bardsey Area News

Run for Fun: Are you interested in getting fit and making new friends? If the answer is yes, then you may be interested in joining the new running group, which is to start in April. Meet each Wednesday evening at 7.30pm, at the entrance to Bardsey Sports Club in Keswick Lane, where parking, changing facilities, showers and refreshments are available. Sports Club membership is required for use of their facilities, however it is a ‘not for profit’ running group, so you can just turn up and run for fun. Contact Hayley Dodsworth on 07981 554853 for more details or just turn up at 7.30pm any Wednesday in April.

Help wanted: Is there any member of All Hallows or any resident of the village who would be willing to take on the job of cleaning the brasses once a month at any time to suit yourself. It would be very much appreciated. Give Sue Cairns a ring on 572413 for more information.

You are needed: Are you aged 10 – 18? Do you enjoy singing modern songs? Would you like to sing in a choir at Family Services in All Hallows Church? A new youth choir is being formed with rehearsals on Saturday early evening once a month. Also they are investigating the possibility of forming a music group with piano, drums, guitars and other instruments. For further details give Charlotte a ring on 574077.

Churches Together in Lent: Following the success of recent joint gatherings the Churches Together Committee wish to encourage various events to everyone during the Lenten period as ways to continue the extension of learning from each other. The first takes place on Wednesday at 7.30pm at St. Mary Magdalene with Commination with Communion. If you don’t know what Commination is, do go along and experienced something different.

Horticultural Society: This evenings meeting will welcome Vanessa Cook who will talk on ‘An Introduction to Hardy Geraniums and Pulmonarias’ at 7.45pm in the Callister Hall.

Bardsey Walking Group: A local walk is planned for Sunday, meeting at Grange Close at 10am. It is recommended to wear stout shoes or Wellingtons as the footpaths are very muddy at the moment. Lunch not required and dogs are very welcome with their owners. The Walking Group has many facets and has started to have a meal out occasionally. Their last one was at the Bingley Arms, where the food was excellent, obviously freshly cooked and they were made very welcome. They had a look upstairs at the refurbishment, which has taken place, and it really does look good. Also the ladies of the group went to The Bridge at Walshford for an Abba night, which was great fun. This escalated somewhat and 22 ladies enjoyed a good meal, energetic dancing and good company. The walkers are also going to Derbyshire for a weekend in July as last years venture to Hadrians Wall was so successful. Maeve Curtis has been the instigator of all these activities, and is warmly thanked for her organisational skills.

Bardsey cum Rigton WI: Agatha Christie remains one of our greatest and original crime writers, creator of such well know sleuths as Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Agatha even created a personal mystery by disappearing for a while after the death of her mother in 1926. Sheila Kenny is the speaker at the meeting on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the village hall with her talk entitled ‘Agatha Christie’s Riviera’. Ladies are welcome to join them for what promises to be an interesting evening. The competition is ‘an ink pot’.

Mothers’ Union: How many of you have been around Rigton and seen Pat Cooper giving instruction in carriage driving. She is going to share her knowledge and tales to members and anyone who would care to join them on Thursday in the Callister Hall at 2.15pm.

Diary Date: Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Spring Fayre – This is being held in Wetherby Town Hall on March 12 from 9.30-1pm. Many Bardsey residents support this worthy cause and hopefully will venture to Wetherby. Lots of stalls selling books, bric a brac, cakes, gifts, jewellery, knitted garments, linen and a tombola. Admission is free and refreshments available.