Masham News

Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Masham Youth Club: meet at Masham Town Hall regularly every Thursday evening from 7-9pm. Tonight, Thursday, May 23 it is Speed Hoc, 2-a-side. The club is for anyone in Year 7 and above. Any queries, please contact Sam: or call 07885 500848.

Lights Out Land Girls: Badapple Theatre on Your Doorstep presents a new comedy by Kate Bramley with songs and music by Jez Lowe at the Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Kirkby Malzeard tonight at 7.30pm. Join our land army heroines Buff and Biddy for the last war-time summer of 1945 where, in the long working days of the farm, everything and nothing has changed. Tickets cost £9.50 for adults and £5 for under 16s. For more information, please call 01765 658 438.

Church services at St Mary’s Church, Masham: Holy Communion is at 8am and 10.45am. Evensong is at Healey at 6.30pm.

Masham Methodist Church services: this Sunday, May 26 the service is at 10.30am and taken by Rachel Duck. Rev David Richardson leads the service at Ellington at 6.30pm.

Masham Town Hall: is celebrating its centenary with events throughout this weekend. On Friday, May 24 the long-awaited return to Masham of folk-rock’s most legendary band, Fairport Convention are playing at the town hall. Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are very limited, available at the community office for £20 each.

Vintage fair: on Saturday, May 25 from 10am-4pm. Lovely stalls with clothes, accessories, house and kitchenware, vintage workshops, live music and a vintage tearoom. Entrance £1 on the door.

Centenary reception: on Saturday, May 25 from 6-7pm. All welcome to toast 100 years with a drink and some well-chosen words. This is followed by a Centenary Party, with a Community Cabaret, a ten-act cabaret/music hall-style first half followed by two sets of wonderful party music from The Conspirators. The Supper Room is available all evening for resting, chatting and reasonably-priced hot food. Tickets cost £5 and available from the community office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham. Tel: 01765 680200.

Children’s party: fun and games, lunch, and a gala film show of Up on the Cine Yorkshire big screen on Sunday, May 26 from noon-3pm. Ages five to seven (must be accompanied by an adult), and eight to eleven (preferably accompanied). Tickets cost £1 and must be booked in advance from the community office. Tel: 01765 680200.

Charity & community fair: the centenary weekend draws to a close on Monday, May 27 with over 20 charities and organisations from Masham and the area coming together for a bank holiday fair full of things to see, do and buy, activities, information and home-made refreshments. The fair is from 10am-4pm. For further details on the weekend’s events, please contact the community office on 01765 680200. email:

Car boot sale: at Masham Recreation Ground on Monday, May 27 from 7am. In aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Cars £8, vans £10 each. Refreshments are available so no food stalls please. For more information, please call 01765 689435.

The Singing Pink Wellies: are a group of amateur female singers drawn from the rural communities in and around Coverdale, Thornton Steward, Middleham and East Witton. They are performing a concert at St John’s Church, East Witton on Tuesday, May 28 at 7.30pm. The evening is in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and there is a collection during the event. Refreshments are available during the evening.

Masham Local History Group: introduce the Ripon Hornblower, George Pickles on Tuesday, May 28 at 7.30pm at Masham Town Hall. George will speak about his role, its history and some interesting stories. Non members are charged £3 per meeting which includes refreshments. For more information, please contact the secretary

Hackfall Intrepid Explorers: as part of National Family Week, take a magical tour of inspiration and adventure around Hackfall. Visitors can also take part in woodland nature detective activities on this guided two to three mile activity walk. Meet at The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe at 2pm. The paths are steep in places and can be muddy. Dogs are welcome. The cost is £3 per child and adults are free. To book contact Nidderdale AONB on 01423 712950 email

Movies in Masham: is very much hoping to be back in the autumn, although this is dependent on the distributors’ funding continuing. Please do share any ideas for contemporary or classic films that you would like to see, by leaving a note at the community office, 7 Little Market Place, Masham or email the Town Hall Clerk on Films released up to March 2013 should be available.

The Himalayan Garden and Sculpture Park: is open until Sunday, June 16, daily from 10am-4pm except Mondays, although open on bank holidays. Admission is £6.50, children under 12 are free. Visit the inspiring garden with 20 acres of beautiful walks with a plant nursery and a sculpture exhibition in the garden by renowned artists. Light refreshments are available at the garden tearooms. For more information, visit The Hutts, Grewelthorpe, Ripon, HG4 3DA. Tel 01765 658009.