Bilton news – October 4
Bilton Health and Wellbeing Hub: had a McMillan Coffee Morning last week and I, along with a steady stream of other people, called in and found a warm welcome, good coffee and a table full of delicious looking cakes. I can confirm that the cakes tasted as good as they looked. There are several different activities at The Hub and one that comes to mind after consuming cakes is Slimming World which takes place on Wednesdays at 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Email Slimsarah@hotmail.com for more details.
Bilton Historical Society: the latest newsletter has arrived. It contains details of the winter lectures, the final part of “A letter from America” and a description of a book “Elim” by Ephziba published by Ackrills in 1892. Interesting and varied responses have been received following a request for information about some of the photographs in the last newsletter. Also included is the second part of an article on the Harrogate railways and stagecoaches plus research into a nasty smell at Valley Farm, fortunately in 1821. To find out more about the Society visit the website http://www.biltonhistoricalsociety.org.uk or call into Bilton Community Centre any Tuesday 9am-noon or Bilton and Woodfield Community Library on Fridays October 5 and 19, 10am-noon.
Tagg House Ladies: Sharon Canavar of Harrogate International Festivals is the speaker tomorrow, Friday, October 5 at Bilton Community Centre, 48 Bilton Lane, 2.15pm. Visitors are welcome. Entrance £1.50 includes tea and biscuits. Raffle.
Scrabble: at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library tomorrow, Friday October 5, 2pm. Entrance £1 towards library running costs. The Library is on Woodfield Road on the same site as the school and Children’s Centre. There is a car park.
Services at St John’s: on Sunday, October 7 Holy Communion is at 8am, there is a parade service at 9.30am and Holy Communion at 11am. At St Luke’s all-age Communion takes place at 10.30am. Next week morning prayer is on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9-9.30am. On Wednesday, October 10 Holy Communion is at 10.30am.
Bilton Grange URC Monday Fellowship: is moving to music with Beryl on Monday, October 8 at 10,30am. Entrance £1. Bilton Grange United Reformed Church is on the corner of Woodfield Road and Skipton Road.
Knox WI: is also on on the move on Monday, October 8 with Margaret Whitcombe and circle dancing. The meeting is at Dene Park Community Centre, 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome. There is a small charge.
Bingo: at Bilton Community Centre on Monday, October 8, 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in the fun. Admission 30p, bingo books 50p each.
Bilton Men’s Forum: on Tuesday, October 9 at Bilton Community Centre Tony Birkitt is to give a slide presentation on New Zealand. Tea is served from 2pm followed by the speaker at 2.30pm.
Bilton Ladies Forum: what an energetic week this is. There is an opportunity to enjoy belly dancing with Helena Orientale on Tuesday, October 9 at Bilton Community Centre, 7.30pm. New members welcome.
New Park Primary Academy: is holding open days on Wednesday, October 10, 9.30-11am and Saturday. October 13, 10am-noon. Anyone looking to choose a school for their child for September 2019 or a nursery place now is invited to go along.
Creative Adventures with Textiles: C.A.T.s next meet on Saturday, October 13 at Bilton Community Centre, 10am-4.30pm. There will be a workshop using paper and stitch to create items for a Christmas tree that will be on display later in the year at St John’s Church, Knaresborough. Take basic sewing items, scissors, needles, pins and thread. Other items will be supplied though a small contribution towards the cost may be requested. Visitors £1. Telephone Sue Hawley on 07731 507156 for more information.
Baby Basics Harrogate: is a small local charity providing vulnerable mums and families with the necessities they need when having a baby. They are given Moses baskets with a new mattress. The baskets are filled with nappies, clothes, cotton wool, towels, etc. There is a small display at Bilton and Woodfield Community Library until mid -October and a collection bucket for unwanted holiday change to convert to sterling
Harvest Feast: on Saturday, October 13 at St John’s Church, 6pm. Tickets are free but please take along a bottle and dish of delicious food to share. Entertainment will include author Rob Cowen, Richard Taylor School Choir and Alabama blues rock. Telephone the church office on 01423 565129 to enquire about tickets.
Harrogate Male Voice Choir: will perform at St John’s Church on Saturday, October 20 at 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of Bilton and Woodfield Community Library and St John’s Church. Tickets are available from the Library, the Church, Music House on Cheltenham Parade or on the door. Adults £7.50, under 16s £4. All welcome.