Village Halls week Coffee morning….

Gargrave Village Hall will be kicking off the National Village Halls week a little early when it holds a joint Coffee morning with Gargrave Library volunteers on Saturday. The national campaign instigated by Action with Communities in rural England officially begins a couple of days later. The campaign intends to shine a spotlight on the contribution England`s 10,000 plus village halls make to rural communities and it gives the hall management committees an opportunity to celebrate their work and showcase their venues. Gargrave Village Hall like so many others has improved life for local residents, providing a safe place where people can gather to combat loneliness whilst delivering a wide range of activities and services.

The organisers of the Coffee morning would be delighted to welcome everyone on Saturday morning from 10.a.m onwards. Table service will be provided and there will be bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes on the menu. Slices of cake may also be purchased to take out.

A book, CD and DVD stall will aid Hall funds whilst proceeds from the raffle will go towards Library funds.

The Management committee at the Hall are pleased to also support fundraising for Manorlands Hospice and there will be a stall selling brand new Gents clothing together with a small selection of bric a brac. There is a lot of clothing!

If you are new to the Village please do ask one of the volunteers for a tour of the premises. They will be happy to show you around. Pocket booklets will also be available which list the 2022 dates for Vintage Fairs, Craft Fairs, Book Fairs, Jubilee Celebrations and monthly dances.

Next weekend there will be a film show on Friday evening . Blinded by the Light will commence at 7.30.p.m. Tickets £5.00 on the door and on Sunday the first Flea Market and Craft Fair of the year which commences at 10.a.m. Refreshments available. 50p admission.

Looking ahead to our Platinum Jubilee celebrations: We shall be holding a right Royal Coffee morning on Friday 3rd June, incorporating a display of Village and Royal memorabilia. A Book Fair will be held on the Saturday. The regal weekend will end on Sunday afternoon the 5th June when we shall be holding an afternoon tea with live music. We are delighted to announce that Andy Wiseman will be providing the vocals for the event, singing iconic and popular songs from the fifties to the present day. Tickets are priced at £10.00 and may be reserved now by calling 01756 749235 or email Admission is by pre booking only.

Happy New Year to everyone….

We do hope everyone had a Happy Christmas and enjoyed good health.

We are pleased to welcome back both our Hirers and Patrons and hopefully we can look forward to 2022 with some optimism.

We do have events planned for January and we hope that Covid regulations will allow us to continue with our plans.

The first event is a Picnic Supper dance on the 14th January, a Coffee morning on the 22nd, the Library Film show on the 28th and the first Flea Market of the year on the 30th January.

Plans later in the year include a Royal celebration in June when we intend to celebrate the Queen`s Platinum Jubilee with a Coffee morning on Friday 3rd June, we may well include a display of Royal and Village memorabilia  during the morning too. We shall be holding a Book Fair on Saturday 4th June and on Sunday the 5th June we shall be holding an afternoon tea with live music, celebrating the music of the Platinum era. This will be a ticket event only so more details will be supplied nearer the time, but please if you would like to reserve a place you can do so at any time.

Happy Christmas

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Hirers, Patrons and friends a very Happy and Healthy Christmas.

We shall be keeping up to date with any new Covid related rules but hopefully we shall look forward to welcoming everyone back in the New Year.

January events include a Picnic Supper dance with live music from Alan Cookson on the 14th January, a Coffee morning held jointly by Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and Gargrave Library on Saturday 22nd January and a Broadway Fairs Flea Market and Craft Fair on Sunday 30th January.

A busy weekend and updated Covid Guidance!

Please,  as from Friday the 10th December we would request that everyone wears a mask when attending events at the Hall. New guidance rules include the wearing of masks in indoor settings.

Firstly a quick recap on last weekend. There was a great turnout of stallholders for the Book Fair last Saturday. The majority of sellers were regulars on the North West Book circuit and they had some fantastic books. They stock general paperbacks and rare and collectable books too. I found a rare one I had been looking out for and at a really reasonable price, much cheaper than any online prices We were pleased to be able to help out both the Cats Protection League and the North West Air Ambulance charities as they both had book stalls at the Fair.

Local artist, author and book illustrator, Hilary Roper was also in attendance and signed copies of her children`s books. Hilary also paints oil on canvas and as well as selling her work at a gallery in Birmingham, she will also be exhibiting at the Great Yorkshire show in 2022.

Please do continue to support the Book Fairs which are held quarterly at the Hall on Saturdays with an additional mid week date in August added.  If you would like a pocket booklet posting with all Book Fair, Flea Market and Craft Fair dates in 2022 please contact 01756 749235 or 07989 585564

Now to the busy weekend ahead – Denis Westmorland will be providing the live music for dancing on Friday evening. The event commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Admission is just £5.00 on the door. Please bring along your own Picnic supper, tea and coffee will be provided. A raffle will aid funds. Booklets will be available listing all next years monthly Picnic supper dances. Please contact the above if you would like one posting .

The Library and Village Hall Committee will be back in action on Saturday morning when they will jointly host a Coffee morning. Bacon sandwiches, toasted teacakes and homemade cakes will be on the menu. There will be a Book and CD stall aiding Hall funds and a Bric a Brac stall in aid of Manorlands. The raffle will raise funds for the Library. Please come along and enjoy a catch up before Christmas.

Sunday will be the last opportunity to grab a bargain before Christmas when the last Vintage, Collectables and Crafts Fair of the year will be held. The event opens around 9.30.a.m, but please pop in sooner if it is more convenient with your other plans for the day. Stalls will close for business around 3.30.p.m. There are lots of stalls booked in, selling a huge variety of items. Great ideas for Christmas gifts, lots of books and jigsaws to keep everyone occupied over Winter. Beautifully knitted baby and childrens items. Plus lots of unique Vintage and Collectable items. A tombola supporting the Cats protection league and a stall supporting Manorlands. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m.

Please do give these local events your support.

Hoping for better weather..

The weather did and didn`t hamper events last weekend. The film show was interrupted on the Friday for a short spell when the electric went off very briefly and typically just when the film reached that crucial stage. However power was restored and the audience went off happily knowing they knew the outcome of the story.

There was great support for the Coffee morning on Saturday which was organised jointly by the Gargrave Village Hall Management Committee and the Library group. A further event is planned for the 11th December.

The Flea Market began in reasonable weather and then the snow just kept falling. The electric went off for a good half hour or more and customers had stopped arriving due to the road conditions so stallholders packed up and made their slow journeys home. A great shame for Sheila who organises the end of the month Flea Markets, please come along and support her next one on Sunday January 30th. Gargrave Village Hall Management team have a Vintage, Collectables and Craft fair on the 12th December so they look forward to seeing customers old and new then.

This weekend we shall be hosting the North West Book Fair on Saturday. This is a fantastic opportunity to stock up on Winter reading ( next Book Fair at the Hall is not until March ) and Christmas book gifts. There will be thousands of books for sale on every subject, both general, speciality and antiquarian. It is hoped that a local author and illustrator of childrens books will be in attendance and she will be signing copies of her book. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. Event open 10.a.m, closure 3.30.p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSURE TIME OF 3.30.P.M. THE GALLERY IMAGE TIME OF 4.P.M  IS INCORRECT.

Weekend of the 26th, 27th and 28th November

Crikey lots happening next weekend!

The newly named Gargrave Cinema Club will be showing a screening of the film “Nomadland”, a moving story of hope and compassion featuring the excellent actress Frances McDormand in the lead role. The doors will open at 7.p.m for a 7.30.p.m start. Admission £5.00 on the door. Please come along and support Gargrave Library and enjoy their monthly film night.

Library volunteers will be back in action on Saturday when together with Gargrave Village Hall committee members they will be holding a joint Coffee morning. Toasted teacakes, Bacon sandwiches and lots of homemade cakes will be on the menu.  Open 10.a.m until Noon. Book and CD stall.

A raffle will aid Library funds and the Library 100 club draw will take place during the morning.

Sheila from Broadway Fairs will be at the Hall on Sunday when she holds one of her Flea Market and Craft Fairs. This will be Sheila`s last Fair of the year as she holds her markets on the last Sunday of each month ( next one in January ). The next Village Hall Collectables and Crafts Fair will be held on Sunday 12th December. Lots of stalls at each event, selling Collectables, Crafts, Bric a Brac, Books and Jewellery. Open 10.a.m ( but please come along earlier if it fits in better with other plans ) closure approximately 3.30.p.m. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m. Only 50p admission.

Busy weekend..

A Picnic supper dance will be held on Friday evening the 12th November with live music provided by Alan Cookson. Admission is £5.00 on the door. Please bring along your own picnic supper. Tea and Coffee will be provided and a raffle will aid Village Hall funds. The music and dancing commences at 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m.

The largest Vintage, Collectables and Crafts Fair of the year will be held in the Hall on Sunday. The venue will be full to capacity with lots of stallholders selling a great variety of stock. Plenty of Christmas gift ideas with the benefit of no queues, no out of stock and no delayed deliveries! Admission is just 50p, the event opens at 10.a.m but please come along earlier if it is more convenient as most stallholders are ready to sell by 9.a.m.. Light refreshments available until 3.p.m in a spacious Cafe area. A two minute silence will be observed at 11.a.m to acknowledge Remembrance Sunday.


North Craven Flower Club will be holding their annual open evening at the Hall on the 11th November. The guest demonstrator will be John Dalton , the talk and demo is entitled `Christmas Greetings` Doors open at 6.30.p.m. Admission is by ticket only, numbers are restricted so please purchase your £10.00 ticket as early as you can by calling Jean Kayley 01729 840303.


Remember to change the clocks!

We are back round to that time of the year again when we need to put the clocks back one hour, apparently the correct time to do this is at 2.a.m on the 31st October!

Lets hope all our Flea Market stallholder`s remember the change before they arrive to sell at Broadway Fairs on Sunday. There will be a good variety of goods for sale ranging from Collectables, Jewellery, Books, Bric a Brac and Crafts. All at very affordable prices, no crowds, no queues, no out of stock or delivery delays at Gargrave Village Hall! There will also be a rummage box sale in aid of Hall funds and charity stalls raising money for Manorland`ss protection league. Light refreshments will be served from 10.a.m until 3.p.m , with spacious seating to enjoy your snack in the match room.

Don`t forget we only have three more Flea Markets before Christmas: Sunday 14th November ( all stalls booked so full to capacity ), Sunday 28th November and Sunday 12th December.

Crafts and Christmas

There will be a great opportunity over the weekend of the 16th and 17th October  to purchase some delightful gifts at a two day Craft and Christmas gift Fair at the Village Hall. Come along and treat yourself  to a unique item from one of the Craft stalls or purchase some new Christmas decorations. There is no out of stock or delayed delivery problems from the friendly stallholders at Gargrave Village Hall. The event will be held over two days commencing at 10.a.m until 3.30.p.m, admission is just 50p and though some stalls will be at the Hall on both days, a few will be there either just on the Saturday or just on the Sunday so it is worth calling on both days if you live locally. Light refreshments will be available until 3.p.m each day and served in the spacious match room. Please call 01757 ( Selby code ) 229805 for further details.

Message of thanks……

A huge thank you to all who helped at the annual Jumble sale at the weekend, we needed approximately thirty helpers to make the event possible. Special thanks to our Committee member Carol who bravely manned the kitchen by herself. The buyers picked up some great bargains and again many thanks to them for their support.

Our next fund raiser is the monthly Friday night Picnic dance which takes place this Friday from 7.30.p.m until 11.p.m. Live music will be provided by Cumbrian musician Denis Westmorland. Admission is £5.00 on the door. Please bring along your own refreshments.

Sheila Palmer of Broadway Fairs will be at the Hall next weekend on the 16th and 17th October when she will be holding a two day Craft and Christmas Fair. Some stallholders are there on both days. some just the one, so please pop in on both days, admission is just 50p. Light refreshments will be served in the match room until around 3.p.m on both days. Any enquiries for this event please call 01757 ( Selby code ) 229805.