Margaret Easton

01423 323387

Amblers: the group has a three and a half mile walk tomorrow at Galphay, led by Viv and Barry. Please meet in the car park in Back Lane for a 10am start, lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged. For more information about the walk, please contact 01423 326182. All are welcome.

Minskip Quiz: St Johns Church in Minskip is holding a quiz night tomorrow at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets are £5 per person, please bring your own drinks. Please contact Minskip Farm Shop for tickets.

Sequence Dance: there is a sequence dance in the Coronation Hall on Saturday from 7-10.30pm. The admission charge of £2 includes tea and biscuits with profits going to charity.

Historical Society: after the October meeting of  the history society, where members of the Boroughbridge branch of the British Legion gave a presentation on  the history and the work of the Royal British Legion, a donation was given in lieu of a speaker’s fee. It was good to be reminded of the good work they have done and are still doing looking after our soldiers and their families. The society also included  the fee  from the MOD’s archaeologist’s talk earlier in the year, he asked that it been given to charity. At the November meeting, to be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7.30pm in the Jubilee Room above Boroughbridge Library, there will be a talk on Roman Quern and Mill  stones  presented  by John Cruse. Quern stones date back thousands of years and can be specific to a region; their uses included the grinding up of corn.

Quiz Night: there is a quiz night, proceeds for St Mary’s Church, at the Crown Inn at Roecliffe on Tuesday, starting at 7.30pm. The entry charge is £5 to include light refreshments and there will also be a raffle. Please arrange yourselves into teams of four or five but please come along if you are not in a team, to arrange on the night.

WI: the Aldborough, Boroughbridge and Dunsforth WI meets on Wednesday at 7.30pm in Aldborough Village Hall. This month’s meeting has a talk from the Institute of Advanced Motorists, brush up on your motoring skills.

Yorkshire Countrywomen: In lieu of a speaker’s fee, the Boroughbridge branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association made a donation to the Royal British Legion after an excellent presentation by members from the Boroughbridge branch. Several members enjoyed the  West Riding meeting and lunch at Bishop Monkton and the autumn meeting at Askham Bryan, where all the branches in the county were  represented. At the next branch meeting, to be held on Thursday, November  at 7.30 pm in the Jubilee Suite at Boroughbridge library, the members will see a cookery demonstration given by Ladies in Pigs. For more information about joining the group please telephone 01423 322988 or come along to the meeting.

Yore Film Society: next Tuesday, November 19, the Yore Film Society has a screening of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, certificate PG, in the Coronation Hall at 8pm. The comedy drama tells the story of a fisheries expert approached by a consultant to help realise a sheik’s vision of bringing the sport of fly fishing to the desert, embarking on a upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible. Tickets are £3.50, there is free parking and a bar, tea and coffee are available. If you would like more information or to volunteer, please contact the society on or go to

Christmas Fair: Springfield Garth is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 23 at 2pm in Springfield Garth on York Road. There will be a cake stall with Christmas cakes and puddings, a tombola, a raffle, jewellery, soap and a white elephant stall. Refreshmets of mince pies and cream scones will be served during the afternoon. All are most welcome to come along to the fair with proceeds going to the residents’ amenity fund.

Church Services: this Sunday there is Holy Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am and the Remembrance Day Service is in St James Church, Boroughbridge at 9.45am, followed by the parade to the war memorial in Hall Square for the Act of Remembrance and laying of wreaths at 10.45am. Dunsforth has a Remembrance Service at 10.15am and Minskip has Children’s Church at 11.15am. The Children’s Church is held at Minskip on the second Sunday of each month from 11.15am – noon. Children are welcome from all the parishes. Each of the fun, interactive sessions is based on a theme from the Bible that links with the Family Services in the same month. There are stories from the children’s Bible, doing sketches, making up prayers ad doing some great creative activities. Parents are invited to relax in Minskip Village Hall with the Sunday papers, fresh coffee and homemade cakes.