Boroughbridge Manor Strawberry Tea: was held on Saturday, May 18. Residents and visitors had a lovely day with lots of nice treats including strawberries dipped in chocolate and strawberry scones with everyone enjoying entertainment from singer Emma James. A fabulous £117 was raised and that has gone into the residents’ fund to be spent on them, to fund more trips out and more in house entertainment.
Northern Aldborough Festival: starts this evening with a concert in St Andrew’s Church, Aldborough by Benjamin Grosvenor, piano. Following on from this concert, St Andrew’s Church is the venue for further concerts tomorrow by Ensemble 360 and on Monday by Alma Abragimova, viola, with Steven Osborne, piano. On Wednesday there is With Much Love...the music and letters of Kathleen Ferrier and next Thursday there is the Festival Celebration Concert, the Durufle Requiem. Next Friday, June 21, the Charles Court Opera presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. In addition to these concerts in St Andrew’s Church, there are morning concerts in beautiful venues in the area and a jazz evening Featuring Django Bates Beloved Birda at the Old Hall, North Deighton on Saturday at 2pm. Next Saturday, June 22, there is a Last Night Extravaganza in the grounds of Aldborough Manor when Voulez-Vous return to Aldborough with the punk marching band Perhaps Contraption. For more information on all the concerts, or to book online please see the website at www.aldboroughfestival.com or call the box office on 01423 900979.
Amblers: the group has a short local walk tomorrow, led by Ruth, followed by a summer lunch at the Black Bull, noon for 12.30pm. For information about this walk, contact 01423 324729. At the end of the month there is a four mile walk at Coneythrope, led by Chris B. Lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged. All are welcome.
Roecliffe WI: holds its June meeting tomorrow at 7.30pm in Roecliffe School with a talk on Markenfield Hall by Dr Keith Jones.
Pub Praise: is back tomorrow at the Blue Bell in Kirby Hill from 8.30pm onwards. Come and sing your favourite hymns in a relaxed welcoming atmosphere. Great fun is guaranteed at this community event for all the family.
Shoppers’ Coffee Morning: at Boroughbridge Methodist Church on Saturday at 10.30am with a bring and buy stall of fresh homemade produce.
Boroughbridge and District Antiques Society: meets on Tuesday at 7.45pm in the small room upstairs at the Coronation Hall. The talk will be given by the Leader Brothers, entitled Another Box. This is a fun evening trying to identify the contents of the box. The society welcomes anyone who is interested in antiques to join them for this free taster session. This is the last meeting of this session, meetings will start again in September with a new and exciting programme. If you would like any further information, please contact Sue Hufton on 01423 360711.
Marton-le-Moor: meeting room is holding an afternoon of events next Sunday, June 23, starting at 2pm with children’s sports on the playing field. Following on from the sports, there is a strawberry cream tea with Pimms at the meeting and a topical picture quiz. Tickets are £5 for adults, £2.50 for children or £12.50 for a family ticket. Please contact 01423 323387 for further information.
Marton-cum-Grafton: open gardens next Sunday, June 23, from 11am-5pm. There will be an art and craft exhibition, a floral display in the church, games on Grafton green and lunch, cakes and drinks in Marton Village Hall. The admission charges are £5 for adults with children admitted free.
Church Services: this Sunday there are services of Parish Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am and at Dunsforth at 9.30am with the Confirmation service at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 4pm. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am. There is a service of Holy Communion at Skelton at 9.30am and a Family Service at Kirby Hill. 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 St James Church at 10.45am.