The next meeting of Greenish Fingers will be held on Tuesday 5th September 2006 at 7pm in the village hall. New members will be most welcome.
As the new school year commences, the 414 Arriva bus will implement a revised timetable. From Monday 4th September the 16.35 bus from Pontefract Bus Station will no longer operate. For accurate and reliable public transport information ring Travel Line on 0870 608 2608
The new regular time and date for the prize bingo sessions is the third Wednesday of every month.
the next session will be Wednesday 20th September at 6.30pm in
the village hall.
Cridling Stubbs Produce Show, held on 19th August, was a
resounding success, attracting 86 entries from both young and
not-so-young. Long display
tables positively groaned under the weight of preserves which ranged from
traditional blackberry, plum and cherry jams to the more adventurous fig
with lemon jam and apple with garlic jelly.
Womersley-grown cabbage could only be described as a monster and the
winner of the most unusual fruit (a tomato) was rather too rude to be
After some particularly fierce bidding between the auctioneer and a visiting chocaholic, the best chocolate cake fell to the auctioneer way above its guide price. There was some strong competition in the Victoria Sandwich cake category and all the baked goods sold like the proverbial hotcakes. Please note that the organisers of this show can not be held responsible for expanding waistlines.
children’s categories of filling a matchbox, decorating a bun and making
miniature gardens (which were all worthy of Alan Titchmarsh) were much
enjoyed. However, despite the
“Great Escape” of livestock into Forge Garth, the children
particularly enjoyed washing the ducks/ goslings!
“Best in Show” awards went, in the adult section, to Mrs Carolyn
Mortimer and in the under 16s to Sebastian Wilson. Especially commended are John Vause and Gloria Byram who had
the unenviable task of judging the entries.
and many thanks to everyone who took part and supported this event in any
way. It was very successful
and it is hoped to do it again next year. The whole day raised £150 for
village hall funds.
Barbeque and Barn Dance was not well attended but, as ever, a good time
was had by those who did go along.
are due to Darrington Quarries Ltd for carrying out electrical testing of
all the equipment in the village hall free of charge.
This testing has to be done annually and has saved a lot of money.
a less positive note, the village hall was vandalised on Friday 18th August
by two youths. A
reminder that the telephone number to report such criminal damage is 0845
60 60 247.
The next meeting of Cridling Stubbs Parish Council is on Wednesday September 13th 2006. The new local neighbourhood police constable, Karen Wilson, will hopefully be present to give an update on recent changes. As usual, all residents are invited to attend.
in purple polo shirts, village youngsters and adult volunteers went to
Fairburn during the first week of the summer holidays to the official
opening of the skateboard and BMX facility. Other trips out included the Railway Museum in York and the
Coalmining Museum near Wakefield. Thanks
to those adults who provided transport, their time and lots of energy to
entertain the children.