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Enjoyable weekend……

Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee are delighted that the 60th celebrations went so well. The weather was perfect for the occasion and because of this  Robert and his fellow members from the Craven Old Wheels  were able to bring along their Vintage vehicles. Edward  also had his 1950` Fergie parked alongside them.

The 1959 classic comedy film was enjoyed on Friday evening. Many thanks to the Gargrave and Malhamdale community library for organising the event.

A good crowd turned out on Saturday morning to view the display of Gargrave Village Hall memorabilia and also the display from Gargrave Heritage group showing the businesses and shops which were in Gargrave in the 1950`s. Coffee and bacon sandwiches and homemade cakes were an added attraction.

The Swing City Big band played to a capacity crowd on Saturday night, the seventeen piece band and their female vocalist, Rachael were a huge success.

Hattie Bee entertained the audience on Sunday afternoon with her songs from the 1950`s and Tom and Ellie from the Swingcats gave an amazing display of Swing and Lindy Hop dancing. A splendid homemade afternoon tea was also enjoyed.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and special thanks to anyone who helped in anyway with the events - it was quite a weekend! Photographs will appear shortly.

This weekend there will be a Picnic Supper dance on Friday night with live music from  Brian Griffin who will be travelling all the way from Lockerbie. We are fortunate that Brian has stepped in at short notice as Bill Johnson is unwell. Brian will be playing the accordian. Admission 5.00 on the door, music commences at 7.30.p.m.

No Coffee morning on Saturday due to a Pantomime practise. Tickets for the Pantomime on Thursday 28th February to March 2nd are available from the Dalesman Café, cast members or call 01756 749443 for more details. This years production is The Sleeping Beauty with Grace Barnes in one of the leading roles as Princess Beauty. Laura Lipscombe will be playing the villainous Black Fairy and  Claire Addis the Lilac Fairy, will Chris Faulkner as Prince Michael wake the Sleeping Beauty??? Performances are at 7.15.p.m on Thursday 28th February and Friday 1st March and on Saturday there will be two Matinee performances at 1.p.m and 5.p.m.

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