Bardsey News


Brenda Sanderson

01937 573352

Fresh Vegetables: we now have the opportunity to get our fresh vegetables locally by going along to the Bingley Arms car park on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm each week. It’s like having our own farmers market on the doorstep.

Pate and Poetry: members of local Women’s Institutes met with members from West Yorkshire for an entertaining evening at Scarcroft Village Hall recently. By coincidence it was National Poetry Day and so they celebrated in style. Many had taken along poems and readings, which were enjoyed by all. The selection was wide, ranging from humorous to sad, and saucy to meaningful. The experience of reading out loud to an audience however informal was a good one and something that WI encourages within its membership. A light pate supper was enjoyed and time for conversation.

What do Rainbows do?: their motto is ‘Look, learn, laugh and love’ and they meet at Bardsey Primary School on a Wednesday evening (termtime only) from 4.45-5.35pm. Rainbows is a world wide organisation run by volunteers for girls aged from five to seven and then they move on to become Brownies and then Guides. They spend their time doing crafts, play games, sing songs, go on outings and make new friends. To register your daughters details on the waiting list contact Hayley on 07981 554853 asap. Volunteers are always needed to support these guiding groups and if you would like to help please do go along and find out more.

BardEK Walking Group: what a glorious day – sunny and blue skies for their recent walk which started at Harewood village hall. They admired the trees while walking around the estate and particularly the long distance views of Harewood House. Crossing the Leeds Road they went through Wike Woods and the track back to Harewood Avenue. Refreshments were taken by the side of the lake where many geese were resting. They experienced their first muddy patch on that stretch but soon got over it and arrived back at the hall in good spirits. Thanks to Ailsa Reed for leading and watch this space for where they will walk on the first Sunday in November.

St. Gemma’s Fundraiser: Rosy Lea Vintage Tea Pop Up Café will be open on Saturday at 10am in the Callister Hall. Serving morning coffee and afternoon tea with delicious home made cakes to enjoy with family and friends. All proceeds to St. Gemma’s hospice. Please give your support. For more information contact Stephanie or Susan on 01937 574116.

Bardsey Wives: get together on Monday evening at 8pm for a coffee or tea and a chat at the home of Linda Flockton. Ideas for the Christmas party will no doubt be discussed and also a wealth of other topics.

Bardsey Debating & Literary Society: they meet on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the village hall when Ron Pattinson will propose that corporal punishment should be reintroduced and Jane Greenwood will oppose. Visitors are welcomed warmly to all their meetings and for more information contact Alan Pease on 01937 573669 or

East Keswick Art: are a friendly group of enthusiastic artists ranging from beginners to the more experienced. On Thursday, October 25 they have Alex Purves as their tutor and if you would like to know more give Janita Dedicoat a ring on 01937 573923.