Wensleydale area news

Askrigg: The new multi-use games area is now officially open, and is based at Yorebridge. Sports available include football, tennis, netball, and basketball. To hire the court or to enquire about further details, contact Paul Price, on 01969 650060

Aysgarth: On Remembrance Sunday, at 4.30pm in St Andrew's Church, there will be a Concert Requiem for Remembrance.

Bainbridge: A Christmas Pie Supper will be held in Bainbridge Village Hall on November 26 at 7pm. There will be entertainment, a raffle and tombola. Tickets cost 6.50, and are available from Rita Cloughton on 01969 650552 or Margaret Preston on 650095

Bainbridge and District Motor Club’s annual dinner and presentation of awards is to be held at the Rose and Crown on November 25 at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets cost 15 each, and can be obtained by phoning 650537 or 667009.

Bainbridge Primary and Nursery School PFA has an Auction of Promises tonight in the village hall. Viewing is from 7pm and the auction starts at 8pm. Tickets cost 1 (includes glass of wine and cheese) from 01969 650468 or 650506

Harmby: Captivated by Christmas is the title of a demonstration of flower arranging by David Ryland, a national demonstrator, at the Wensleydale Flower Club's annual open meeting. This will be held at Harmby Village Hall on November 19 at 2pm. Admission is by ticket, price 8.50, including afternoon tea. Tickets from 01969 667352.

Leyburn: A Christmas coffee morning for St Teresa’s Hospice is being held today from 10am - noon in the Methodist Hall, Leyburn. Come and support the raffle, tombola and cake stall.

A coach trip has been organised to Newcastle on November 16. Meet at the Methodist Hall for 8.30am coffee, depart at 9am. Enquiries to 01969 624173.

Everyone is welcome to attend a Christmas coffee morning at Brentwood Lodge on December 2 at 10am. Entrance of 1 includes coffee and mince pie. Brentwood bingo is held on the second Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. Proceeds for the residents’ amenity fund.

At the Upper Dales Family History Group meeting on November 23 November from 2-4pm in Leyburn Methodist Church Hall, the speaker will be Brian Beeken. His talk is entitled "A Magnificent Achievement - an Introduction to Heraldry". Everyone very welcome, non members 1. Further details of any of the meetings can be obtained from 01969 640436.