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Bilton news – April 5

Spring is here: though winter is struggling to release its grip causing the crocuses and snowdrops in St John’s churchyard to look a little sad at times, but when the sun comes out they look wonderful. Now they are being joined by daffodils and the primroses beneath the tree near the tower have put in an appearance too. It is always a pleasure to walk through the church yard which is kept in such good condition by Terry and his helpers. I am sure the regular congregation expresses their thanks often enough but the many people who take the path through the church yard on their way to the shops or the doctors may like to add their thanks too. So, thank you Terry and helpers. We do appreciate your efforts.

Scrabble: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library tomorrow, Friday, April 6, 2pm. Admission £1 to help with library running costs. All welcome. The library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre.

Tagg House Ladies: meet for an afternoon of quizzes tomorrow, Friday April 6 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 2.15pm. Admission £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. Visitors welcome.

Services at St John’s: on Sunday, April 8 Holy Communion is at 8am and all-age Communion at 10am. At St Luke’s there will be an all-age service at 10.30am. Next week, morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, April 11 Holy Communion takes place at 10.30am.

Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship: on April 9 will celebrate all things Easter, followed by lunch. Bilton Grange United Reformed Church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road. To find out more telephone 01423 503221

Knox WI: Karen from Yorkshire Eyewear is to give a presentation on “Eyes, Glasses and Glamour” at the meeting on Monday, April 9 at Dene Park Community Centre, 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. There is a small charge.

Bilton Men’s Forum: Norman Oberheim is to give a slide show of his latest photos on Tuesday, April 10 at Bilton Community Centre. This has become an annual occasion everyone looks forward to. Tea is served from 2pm, Norman starts at 2.30pm. Admission £2 includes refreshments.

Bilton Ladies Forum: on Tuesday, April 10 at Bilton Cmmunity Centre, 7.30pm Sue Wood is to give a presentation on the History of the Valley Gardens. New members welcome. For further information telephone Jane on 01423 545511

Another defibrillator: in Bilton thanks to Harrogate Lions who wish to thank the Knox, on Knox Lane, for providing the location.

Alpha Course: starting Tuesday, April 24 at St Luke’s, 7pm. It will consist of eight sessions plus an away day and will discuss the Christian faith in an informal and friendly environment. It is for anyone, whether Christian or not and no prior knowledge is required. Each session will begin with a meal followed by a video presentation and discussion. To find out more, email office@bilton-cofe.org.uk or telephone Andy on 01423 565129.

Bilton Historical Society: at the AGM the chairman, John Branson, presented the annual report. The high quality monthly winter lectures have attracted good numbers and membership of the Society now stands at over 100. The Society has started a long term project to index, scan and store its now considerable collection of local information and photographs. It needs help with typing of documents and anyone with knowledge of the use of spreadsheets would be particularly welcome. Also ongoing are projects working with log books from Bilton Grange and Bilton Endowed Schools and preparing a revised version of the book “Bilton Through the Ages” by Bill Williams. The group meets every Tuesday at Bilton Community Centre, 9am-noon. Call in to find out more or visit the website biltonhistoricalsociety.org.uk

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