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Margaret Easton

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Favourite Poems: if you have a favourite poem you can come and read it, or have it read, on April 10 at 7pm at the Ship in Aldborough. Admission is £7.50 including supper, in aid of the Boroughbridge church organ fund. Do come along, even if you do not want to enter a poem, and have a good evening. If you wish to submit a poem please send the title in to 01423 326299 by March 27.

Mothers’ Union: holds its March meeting today at 2pm in St James Church, Boroughbridge with speaker Reverend Trevor Vaughan.

Quiz Night: organised by St John’s Church, Minskip takes place tomorrow at 7.30pm in Minskip Village Hall. There will be a pie and pea supper and tickets are £5 per person, £20 for a team of four and are available from Minskip Garden Shop, 01423 322712 or 01423 323939.

Fashion Show: Kirby Hill School PTA is holding a fashion show tomorrow at 6.30pm with discounted ladies and children’s clothes on sale. There will also be a raffle and refreshments. Entry is £1 for adults with children admitted free.

Soup and Sweet: Boroughbridge Methodist Church is holding a soup and sweet lunch on Saturday from noon-1.30pm. There will be a choice of soups, sweets plus coffee, great value at just £5.

Easter Egg Hunt: in Marton-le-Moor Meeting Room on Saturday from 10.30am-12.30pm with a chocolate egg hunt for the children and tea, coffee and cakes for the adults to enjoy. Organised by Kate and Mark Staniforth, the event is in aid of a new gazebo for the meeting room. The cost is just £2 per child for the Easter egg hunt with donations taken for the coffee and cakes. Please come along to the Meeting Room, the last building on the left on Whitegate Lane in Marton-le-Moor, and join in, all are welcome.

Charity Jumble Sale: at Boogie Shoes performing arts centre, Unit 2/3 Brick Lane, Roecliffe Industrial estate on Saturday from 9am-noon. The girls in the Roecliffe Rockettes Cheer Dance Squads are holding the sale to raise money for their squads to enter the British Cheer Association Competition in Blackpool this June. The girls are looking for donations of jumble as well as people to come on the day.

Artists and Artisans: Aldborough Village Hall is hosting a free informal exhibition on Saturday by Poplar Framing from 10am-4pm with a glass artist, felt maker, jewellery and hat maker, collage maker, print maker, botanical artist, photographer and 3D art. The exhibition will provide a friendly atmosphere for visitors to explore a range of work, some exhibitors will be demonstrating their skills and will be happy to talk about what they do. For more information about the event please go to the blog

Yore Film Society: has a screening of Only Human, certificate 15, a Spanish comedy romance on Tuesday in the Coronation Hall at 8pm. Admission is £3.50, enjoy a relaxing evening with a bar, tea and coffee and free parking. If you would like more information or to volunteer your help. Please contact the society at or go to

Amblers: have a three mile walk, with a slight hill and stiles, at Darley on Wednesday, led by Linda. Please meet in the car park in Back Lane for a 10am start and, for more information about the walk, please contact 01423 322988. Lifts are available and transport sharing is encouraged.

Walking Festival: to celebrate the attainment of the Walkers are Welcome status for Boroughbridge and the Lower Ure valley, the Yore Vision walks group are organising a launch event from March 30, Easter Saturday to the following Saturday, April 6. The organisers aim that this will become an annual festival and event for the area. During that week the group will be presenting a Festival of Walks, giving both locals and visitors the opportunity to take part in walking any number of the award winning ten Ure Walks Through Time. Each of the walks will have a leader giving a description of the walk with information on the history, nature and other interesting aspects of the area. Please see for details of all the walks taking place during that week.

Church Services: this Sunday there is Communion at St James Church at 9am, the Walk of Witness at 9.40am, Palm Sunday service at Aldborough at 10.30am and Compline at Aldborough at 5.30pm. There are services of Holy Communion at Skelton at 9.30am and at Kirby Hill at 11am with the Palm Sunday procession starting from the war memorial in Kirby Hill at 10.50am. On Wednesday there is Holy Communion at St James Church at 10.45am.