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Margaret Easton

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Mothers’ Union: meets this afternoon at 2pm in St James Church, Boroughbridge with speaker Ruth Deeth.

Pantomime: the Hightimers’ production of Dick Whittington starts this evening in the Coronation Hall. There are performances this evening, tomorrow and on Saturday, then next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all at 7.30pm with matinees at 2.30pm on the Saturdays. Tickets are £7.50 for adults with concession and children £5 and are available from DH and J Treharne Chemists, Boroughbridge Post Office, Claire Marie’s Fashions or from Michelle Henstock on 01765 607247. For more information please go to

Amblers: the group has a four and a half to five mile walk at South Kilvington tomorrow, led by Linda. 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 322988. The group’s following walk is on Monday, December 9 at Myton. This three and a half mile walk is led by Joan, further details on 01423 360216.

Quiz: Boroughbridge Allotment Society is hosting a quiz tomorrow evening at Boroughbridge Social Club, doors open at 7.30pm and the quiz starts at 8pm. The cost is £4 per team with up to four people on a team and there is also a raffle. For more information see or email

St James Christmas Fair: St James Church is holding its Christmas Fair on Saturday at 10am with something for everyone. There are various stalls with cakes, provisions, Christmas decorations, cards and books. There will also be the grand raffle and tombola with refreshments served. In addition, a soup and sweet lunch will follow the fair.

Woodworking Demonstration: the John Boddy Timber Store in Boroughbridge has a free demonstration tomorrow with Simon Whitehead on woodturning. The demonstration runs from 10am-3pm with a break for lunch. For more information please email or see

Late Night Opening: Boroughbridge holds its Christmas late night opening event on Wednesday from 5pm till late with attractions throughout the town. The event will appeal to all ages with a Santa’s grotto, new for this year, on Hall Square.

Winter Concert: there is a winter concert in St Andrew’s Church in Aldborough next Thursday, December 5 at 7pm. This is a candlelit concert of seasonal and other music with St Aidan’s Chamber Choir. Tickets are £7.50, including a glass of wine, accompanied children £3, from Market Square Antiques, 01423 324992 or

Christmas Tree Festival: Boroughbridge and District Community Care invites you to its annual Christmas tree festival in St James Church, Boroughbridge next weekend, Saturday December 7 from 10am-4pm and Sunday December 8 from 10am-3.45pm. The admission charge is £1 with children under 12 admitted free with an accompanying adult. There will also be a prize tombola and refreshments. The festival is followed by carols on the Square on Hall square on Sunday, December 8 at 4pm. There will be a torchlit procession with Father Christmas from the church at 3.45pm.

Church Services: this Sunday there is a Toddlers’ Service at Aldborough at 9.10am, Parish Communion at Dunsforth at 9.30am, Parish Communion at Aldborough at 10.45am and an Advent Service at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 6.30pm. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am, led by Mrs P Robert. There are services of Holy Communion at Skelton at 9.30am and at Kirby Hill at 11am with Sacred Space at Kirby Hill at 6.30pm. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at St James Church at 10.45am.