Mothers Union: hosted over 40 ladies and two gentlemen from the Bridlington Diocese MU in All Hallows on a warm Thursday afternoon. They had been to Leeds to a M&S Exhibition, then to Roundhay Park for lunch and finally warmly welcomed by Bardsey members to our lovely church. Sue Cairns pointed important features and gave them an insight on the workings and this was appreciated. Tea and home made refreshments were enjoyed with the opportunity to admire and peruse more intently. It was a lovely afternoon and gave the opportunity for conversation. Anne Pearson had organised the day out and it was good to see her back in the village on such a happy occasion.
Bank Top Stores: fourteen months ago Tracey took the very brave step of re-opening a shop at Bank Top for papers, general goods, wine, confectionery, pies, sandwiches etc. She has had her ups and downs but through it all kept a super clean establishment and a friendly service. This has paid dividends as she has been awarded a ‘5 star’ certificate from the Food Standards Agency in conjunction with LCC for hygiene. She has also started selling fresh vegetables, which is a bonus. There is a strong possibility that in the future PO services could be available in store. The post office have a new concept, to have their services available in local shops, which would be good for our village. Watch this space for more information, but in the meantime if you haven’t experienced our local shop, then give it a try.
Ceilidh evening: go along with your neighbours and friends to have a fab night in East Keswick Village Hall on Saturday from 7.30pm. Dancing will be led by Harrogate band, Stray Chord and a fish and chip supper is included in the £15 admission and there will be a licensed bar. All money raised for the East Keswick Playground Project. Tickets from Emma on 01937 572951.
All Hallows: the 8am and 10.30am Holy Communion services will be led on Sunday by the Venerable Paul Hooper, Archdeacon of Leeds.
Sunday school: this starts again on Sunday at 10.30am in the Callister Hall. All children welcome. This is a new venture and contact the parish office for more information on 574273.
Bardsey Wives: this month the wives are venturing into Wetherby for their coffee evening on Monday at 8pm to the new home of Ann Poulter. For further information please ring Linda Flockton on 574553.
Diary date: Collingham Garden Society (late Horticultural Society) hold the first meeting of their winter season on Tuesday, October 1 in Collingham Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Pat Inman of the Hardy Plant Society will give a talk on Plants that earn their keep. Everyone is welcome wherever they live.