The Jubilee celebrations at Gargrave Village Hall went down a treat. The weekend began on Friday with a special Royal Coffee morning, there was an abundance of homemade cakes and buns to enjoy. There were some great prizes to be won in the right Royal Raffle and memorabilia from the past seventy years raised funds for Manorlands. The icing on the cake was the surprise appearance of Tim the Sax man who played some popular tunes throughout the morning. A Book Fair was the filling in the sandwich of Jubilee events and this took place on Saturday ( the next one is a mid week event on August 16th, please save the date ). The busy team from the Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee together with their friends, Jane, Cath and Norma were back in action again on Sunday preparing and serving homemade afternoon tea for an appreciative and happy audience who loved the vocal performance from Andy Wiseman. A further Royal raffle was held with a different selection of prizes all with a royal theme. The audience sang along with lots of Andy`s popular and iconic song choices from the past seventy years and many also took to the dance floor. Everyone stood at the end to sing God save the Queen which was a fitting and touching end to a great afternoon. A very enjoyable weekend much of it attributed to our very talented local musicians, to whom we extend our very grateful thanks.
Normality returns this weekend though we have been requested to leave up our fantastic display of bunting and floral arrangements ( these may be fading slightly now ) for the dancers to enjoy seeing on Friday. Alan Cookson will be providing the live music for the Picnic Supper dance on Friday evening which commences at 7.p.m until 11.p.m. Please bring along your own Picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided in the interval. Admission is £6.00 on the door and a raffle will be held to raise funds for the Village Hall.
Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee will be holding a Vintage, Collectable and Craft Fair on Sunday in the Village Hall. Please note they will not be holding another until August Bank Holiday Monday this is due to a full quota of private bookings during July. Broadway Fairs however will be holding Flea Markets on July 3rd ( this date had changed from the normal last Sunday in June booking as again there are other private events taking up Sheila`s regular end of the month slot ) and July 31st. There will be lots of stalls on Sunday selling a great selection of both affordable and unique items. Charity stalls supporting Manorlands and the Cats protection league will also be in attendance. Please call in early if it is more convenient as most stalls are set up by 9.a.m. Normal opening hours are 10.a.m – 3.30.p.m. Light reftreshments available until 3.p.m. Admission is just 50p or by donation. Enquiries 07989585564/ 01756 749235.