Boroughbridge News


Margaret Easton

01423 323387

Christmas Fair: Kirby Hill School holds its Christmas Fair tomorrow from 6 -8pm. The children can meet Santa in his grotto with a magical walkway leading to the grotto. The evening includes craft and gift stalls with the chance to support local traders, mulled wine and mince pies, a tombola and a raffle. The admission charge is £1 for adults with children admitted free of charge.

Antiques Society: the Boroughbridge and District Antiques Society has a meeting on Tuesday with Clodagh Tweedale, her subject is Oh, I’ve got one of those. The meeting is at the Coronation Hall at 7.45pm. For further information please contact the secretary, Mrs Sue Hufton on 01423 360711. New members are most welcome.

HADLAD: the Harrogate and District Literacy and Dyslexia Network, which has recently been holding its meetings in Boroughbridge has changed its venue for the next meeting. The group meets on Thursday, November 22 from 7-8.30pm at Rossett High School in Harrogate with speaker Greg Jones, the teacher in charge of the EMS for children with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia, based at Rossett School. Space is limited so please contact Julie Moorhouse on 07515 462666 or email to reserve a place.

Badapple Theatre: presents A Yorkshire Christmas Carol adapted from the Charles Dickens story by Kate Bramley. The production comes to Little Ouseburn Village Hall on Friday, November 30 before going on tour until December 30. Enjoy a family treat for Christmas 2012 and join the much lauded Badapple Theatre for their latest ‘theatre on your doorstep’ production. Writer Kate Bramley (Back to the Land Girls) and her itinerant band of actors put their classic Yorkshire comedy slant on the Dickens’ Christmas story. Have a good chuckle while the blustering, skin-flint farmer Ebeneezer Scrooge gets his comeuppance and is forced to see the error of his penny pinching ways. Full of local stories and carols, puppets and mayhem, and new original songs by Jez Lowe, plus a whacking great dose of seasonal bonhomie, this is a winter warmer to put a smile on everyone’s face this Christmas. Starring Robert Angell (from the BBC’s Waterloo Road) and Aiden Lee Brooks. The production is supported by Harrogate Borough Council and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Tickets are £9.50 for adults, £5 for children and £25 for a family ticket for up to two adults and three children. Tickets are available from 01423 339168. The production is suitable for ages 5 – 95. For more information please see

Pantomime: the Hightimers present a Yorkshire Christmas Carol, written by Barbara Brodigan and Charles Dickens, at the Coronation Hall later in the month. The performance dates are Thursday, November 29, Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, all at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2.30pm. The pantomime continues the following week on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 6, 7 and 8, again with evening performances at 7.30pm and a Saturday afternoon performance at 2.30pm. Tickets are available from DH and G Treharne Chemists, the Post Office in Boroughbridge, Jean Pendlebury on 01765 608729 or Michelle Henstock on 01765 607247. Tickets are £6 for adults, children and concessions £4.

Church Services: this Sunday there is Holy Communion at Aldborough at 8.30am, a Family Service at St James Church, Boroughbridge at 9.30am and Parish Communion at Dunsforth at 9.30am. Boroughbridge Methodist Church has Sunday Worship at 10.30am. On Wednesday there is a service of Holy Communion at St James Church at 10.45am.