Favourite poems: local peoples’ favourite poem are being read on Wednesday at The Ship in Aldborough, starting at 7pm. Admission is £7.50 including supper, in aid of the Boroughbridge Church organ fund. Do come along, even if you haven’t entered a poem, and have a good evening.
Amblers: have a three mile walk at Rievaulx on Tuesday, led by Joan and Heather. Please meet in the car park on Back Lane for a 10am start and, for any more information about the walk please contact 01423 360216. Lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged. All are welcome.
Boroughbridge and District Historical Society: Tony Powell will give a talk on the History of the Rievaulx valley for the first lecture of the summer programme. The meeting will be held in the Jubilee Suite above Boroughbridge Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday and all are welcome. The society is putting together an exhibition on the second world war so, if you have any memorabilia about the Land Army Dig for Victory and farming memories of that time, please contact the secretary on 01423 322988.
WI: the Aldborough, Boroughbridge and Dunsforth WI meet on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Aldborough Village Hall. The subject for April’s meeting is Skincare with Sharon Fay. The committee has also organised a coffee morning on Friday, April 19 in the Jubilee Room above Boroughbridge Library. The aim is to raise funds for the WI, particularly to pay for the WI sponsoring a hanging basket in the town. They are planning to serve coffee, tea and cakes from 9.15am-1pm and there will be a stall selling jewellery, scarves and handbags by Stella and Dot. Everyone is welcome and the organisers hope to see you there.
Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association: at the April meeting of the Boroughbridge branch, to be held on Thursday, Jill Beaumont will give a presentation on osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition that affects the bones, causing them to become weak and fragile. This is a normal part of ageing, but for some people it can lead to an increased risk of fractures. It is important that people at risk of osteoporosis take steps to help keep bones healthy and reduce their risk of developing the condition. This may include: regular exercise, healthy eating and lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake. Approximately three million people in the UK are thought to have osteoporosis, and there are over 250,000 fractures every year as a result. Although commonly associated with post-menopausal women, osteoporosis can also affect men, younger women and children. The meeting will be held in the Jubilee Suite above Boroughbridge Library at 7.30pm on Thursday and guests are welcome. For further details please contact 01423 322988.
Royal British Legion in the Community: learn how the Royal British Legion is helping to provide services and facilities for the treatment and support of wounded, sick and injured service personnel. The Boroughbridge branch presents Defence Recovery by Major Kevin Young MBE, the officer commanding the Personnel Recovery Unit Training Team in the Jubilee Room above the library next Tuesday, April 16 at 8pm. Entrance is free to all members and non members.
Antiques detective: Boroughbridge Antiques Society is holding an open meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 7.30pm in the Coronation Hall when Judith Miller from the Antiques Roadshow and Miller’s Antiques Guide will speak on How to be an antiques detective. Admission is £12 and there will be a buffet supper including a free glass of wine. Tickets are available from Audrey Osborn on 01423 330104 or Sue Hufton on 01423 360711.
Brunch break: looking ahead in the month, Boroughbridge Methodist Church is holding a Brunch break on April 20 with butties and tea or coffee from 10–11.30am. Call in whilst you shop. There will also be a bring and buy produce stall, second hand books and talents table.
Church services: this Sunday there is Parish Communion and the AGM at Dunsforth at 9.30am, Parish Communion at Aldborough at 10.45am and Evensong at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 6.30pm. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am. On Monday there is Holy Communion at Roecliffe at 11.30am. On Wednesday there are services of Holy Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am and at Boroughbridge at 10.45am.