Come and join us for a great family afternoon at Minskip Midsummer Family Fete! In aid of St John’s Church, Minskip. Lunch – Barbecue, Salads & Pudding. Children’s Games, Auction of promises, Live Music from The Palm Court Dance Orchestra, Treasure Hunt, Stalls & Bar. Children’s Fancy Dress – Prizes! Tombola. Old photos of Minskip on display. Adults £10, Children £5 (Under 5’s free). Family of 4 £25. For tickets, call 01423 323939 or 01423 322712.
Many thanks to K.J. Pugh for raising funds for Lower Ure News on his Coast to Coast ride. Over three days, K.J. cycled with seven men from Boroughbridge across Lancashire, over the top of the Pennines, and across the Vale of York to the North Yorkshire coast. The ride is over, but you can still sponsor a section. With 13 days left on the Just Giving page, let’s see if we can reach our ambitious £600 goal! You can see how it’s going on the Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/LowerUreNews
Over 350 people enjoyed nine walks during the fifth Boroughbridge Walkers Are Welcome Easter Walking Festival.
The festival had a mixture of weather, but heavy rain on Easter Sunday morning did not deter people from the Marton-le-Moor Parish Walk, which provides an opportunity to look at the area’s past.
Organisers added a map reading training event to the festival for the first time, combined with a short three-mile circuit around Kirby Hill and Langthorpe. Attendance was not high, but there was good feedback from those who took part.
The sun shone for the ever-popular Myton-on-Swale and Battle of Myton Walk on Easter Monday with the temptation of an excellent tea at the end drawing in 75 people. The tea raised £300 for St Mary’s church at Myton.
This four-mile circular walk starts with a brief history of Myton’s Grade II* listed church, which was built in the 13th century, before walkers went to look at Myton Hall, styled on a French chateau, which was the seat of the Staypleton family from around 1693 and more recently the home of the late Sir Ken Morrison.
Nick Ramsden, who owns Myton Stud Farm with his brother Nigel, gave walkers an insight into agriculture on the 1,100-acre estate bought by their grandfather in 1933. It once employed around 30 people but today it is run by three.
The Stud Farm, where trotting ponies were bred, was built in 1870 and has been painstakingly restored. It is part of the Home Farm, which was designed in accordance with plans exhibited at the great Exhibition of 1851. Today the farmland is managed with the interests of wildlife as one of its priorities.
The walk ended at the bridge over the River Swale, close to where the Battle of Myton was fought on September 20th, 1319. Irene Robinson, one of the leaders of the successful campaign to have the bridge restored, spoke about that project and gave details of the battle between forces led by the Archbishop of York, William Melton, and Scots raiders under the command of James Douglas and Thomas Randolph.
Three new routes were well received with The Rabbit Hill Walk proving popular with people who wanting a slightly longer, more challenging afternoon, with the opportunity to explore little know valleys to the east of the A168 leading to Marton-cum-Grafton.
Group chairman Barry MacCallum said “Thanks to support from Boroughbridge Chamber of Trade and sponsorship by local businesses, the event gave the town a festive air – particularly with shop windows dressed for the Easter Bonnets competition and treasure hunt clues.”
He also thanked the Hightimers amateur dramatics group for organising the Ghost walk, the Friends of Roman Aldborough for giving a guided tour on the Roman Ramble and the Boroughbridge Lions for stewarding.
How’s this for a happy little face? Emma’s family won the Town Centre Treasure Hunt at last week’s Boroughbridge & Lower Ure Valley, Walkers are Welcome Easter Walking Festival. They come from Selby so great to see that the Festival is achieving its aim of attracting “out of towners” to our lovely home! Emma’s prize was a hamper full of goodies from a number of shops in the town and it was an absolute joy to see how happy it made her to receive it.
The hamper was made up with kind contributions from Baileys of Boroughbridge, Boroughbridge Hardware, K&G Farrers, ThinkFink, Gilchrists Family Bakers and Tearoom, Issima, Pybus Newsagents and Sweet FINK, but thank you to all the traders in the town who helped to mark the festival throughout the weekend.
From Boroughbridge Chamber of Trade @ChamberOfTradeBoroughbridge
On Wednesday 3rd May, students of the School Council at Boroughbridge High School were delighted on behalf of the school to receive a cheque from the Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels for £300. Their kind donation will be used to purchase equipment for the school music department and will benefit all students. Student Councillors are shown here receiving the cheque from the club President Bernard Bateman and Martin Brizzolara, alongside Deputy Head Teacher Kathryn Stephenson.
Jennyruth Workshops is holding an OPEN DAY at
Unit 5, Red House Farm, Bridge Hewick, Ripon, HG4 5AY on Thursday 15 June 2017 from 10am to 1pm. Come and join us to celebrate some of our achievements and see us in action in the workshops. Refreshments served throughout.
Don’t miss it, it is always a fun event, with a great atmosphere and open to all. Enquiries: Tel. 01765 606620 or email info@ jennyruth.co.uk
An evening of live music is held on the last Friday of each month at St Wilfrid’s Community Centre,
Trinity Lane, Ripon. New performers are welcome or just come along and listen. £3 on the door. The next sessions will be on Friday 30th June and Friday 28th July. Contact Tish on tishhw@ waitrose.com.