Masham News

Mashamshire Community Office

01765 680200

Story time for the under-fives: Mashamshire Community Library, 7 Little Market Place on Thursday, July 11 from 9.30-10am. In association with Acorns and North Yorkshire County Council. Everyone welcome. 01765 680 204.

Masham and Further Afield: Kathryn Holland is exhibiting her striking local photographs at the Blue Light Gallery, 7 Little Market Place. Open 10am to 3pm daily except Sunday. Other artist’s work will be featured in our display cabinets. If you would like to exhibit, please contact 01765 680 200 or email to check availability.

Story Corner: at The Bivouac, High Knowle, Knowle Ln, Masham. TEvery Thursday, 4-6pm. 01765 535020

Lobster Festival: Vennell’s Restaurant are holding their Lobster Festival from Thursday to Saturday, July 11 to 13. Please call Vennell’s Restaurant on 01765 689000 to book a table.

Style for a Steal Evening: at The White Bear Hotel, Wellgarth, Masham on Thursday, July 11 from 7pm. 07768 121966.

It’s a Wonderful Life!: at The Gallery, 24 Market Place, Masham. The new exhibition opens on Saturday, July 13 and runs until Sunday, August 25. Open daily from 10am to 5pm but closed on Mondays. Paintings to cheer the soul from Claire West, Sharon Winter and Rachel McEwan.

Book Sale: at Masham Town Hall. Saturday, July 13, 10am to 4pm. Books from 25p upwards. £1 entry on the door. For more information please contact Stephen Boyden on 01423 711784.

Fearby & Healey Sports Committee Sports Day: is to be held on Saturday, July 13 from 2-6pm on the village green at Fearby. Children’s fancy dress, produce show, children’s activities, afternoon tea in the marquee at 4pm, bingo. Entry costs £2 for adults and children are free. For further information contact Helen on 01765 689389.

Grooving on the Green: takes place on Fearby Village Green from 7pm until midnight on Saturday, July 13 after the sports day. Disco, barbecue and bar. Tickets cost £5 and children under 16 are free. Available from Mashamshire Community Office on 01765 680200. For further information contact Helen 01765 689386.

Masham Golf Club Annual Hog Roast and Dance: Masham Golf Club, Burnholme, Swinton Road, Masham. Saturday, July 13 from 7-11pm. With the stunning Southwest Band also featuring singer/songwriter Johnny Walker. Food served 7.45pm. Tickets £16 available 07774 242367 or email

LED-ZEP/DC: are back by popular demand and playing at Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place on Saturday, July 13. Doors open at 7.30pm. Classic sounds of Led-Zeppelin and AC/DC. Bar. Advance tickets cost £8 and available from Mashamshire Community Office or call 01765 680 200. Tickets will be available on the door, subject to availability at £10.

Holy Communion: is celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Masham at 8am. There is a Masham Bible Sunday United service at the Methodist Church at 10.45am. Evensong is at Healey at 6.30pm.

Methodist Church Services: Masham Methodist Church, Sunday, July 14 at 10.30am with Diana Johnson. Rev David Richardson is leading the service at Ellington at 6.30pm.

Dog Funday Festival: at Brackenfarg Kennels, Masham Road, West Tanfield on Sunday, July 14 from noon until 5pm. Fun dog show, have-a-go-agility, dog games and displays, trade stalls and barbecue. Come and meet the Ears (Emergency Animal Rescue Support) and Brackenfarg Kennel team. Raising funds for foster care and advice for Animals in Need in North Yorkshire. For further information call 01765 688666 or 07714 004537.

Pirates of the Curry Bean: Class 4 from Masham School present Pirates of the Curry Bean at Masham Town Hall on Wednesday and Thursday, July 17 and 18 at 6pm. Tickets cost £3.50 for adults, £2 for children and £10 for a family ticket and can be bought from Masham School in person or by calling 01765 689200. A raffle will be held in the interval. If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please drop off at the school.

Thank you: from the residents of Maple Creek Sheltered Housing Scheme in Masham. Over £1,100 for Saint Michael’s Hospice raised by donations from residents and a Craft Fair held at Maple Creek.The residents invited stall holders to the event and then raised the money by having a tombola, a raffle, selling refreshments and a variety of games designed by the residents. Just as important as the tremendous amount of money raised was that everyone who took part in the event as either organiser, volunteer or visitor enjoyed themselves. As one of the residents said “it has been so good to show everyone that old folks like us can have fun and raise money for such a good cause”. A cheque was handed over to Sheila Danton of Harrogate Borough Council warden services. She will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Saint Michael’s Hospice.