Saturday, 20 August 2011

Mixed Exhibition at East Windy Hall, Reeth 27th August til 11th Sept

Paintings, Patchwork, Pottery, Sculpture, Printmaking are all being exhibited at East Windy Hall near Reeth.
Admission is free
Open daily 11.00-5.00
Sundays 2.00-5.00

for more information call 01748 884316

Artists include Joy Bently, Daphne Chandler, Tom Purvis, John Calver, Mary Farnell and Jenny Davies.

The exhibition runs until Sunday 11th September.

Friday, 19 August 2011


It is simply gorgeous in the Dales at the moment.  The harebells are in full bloom in the verges and we even have some lining the road at Laykin.
The housemartins are swooping and chirruping around the cottage and one youngster accidentally got into our bedroom through an open window but was un-noticed til it made a scuffling noise around midnight and frightened us!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Yorkshire Day

I never knew til today that 1st August is Yorkshire Day!

Yorkshire Day

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society, initially in Beverley, as "protest movement against the Local Government re-organisation of 1974", The date alludes to the Battle of Minden, and also the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in theBritish Empire in 1834, for which a Yorkshire MP, William Wilberforce, had campaigned.[1][2]
The day was already celebrated by The Light Infantry, successors to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, as Minden Day. Together with five other infantry regiments of the British Army, a rose is permitted to be worn in the headdress. In the case of the Light Infantry, the rose is white.
Amongst the celebrations there is a Civic gathering of Lord MayorsMayors, and other Civic Heads from across the country, convened by the Yorkshire Society, which has been held in :
Saltburn and Saddleworth have also played host.
Similar events have been promoted by the Friends of Real Lancashire (27 November, since 1996) and the Huntingdonshire Society (25 April, since 2002) to promote their causes.

[edit]Critical reaction

The day has attracted some criticism:
Despite the serious underlying purpose and money-raising activities for charity, some Yorkshire people worry that it has become a media and marketing jamboree, perpetuating stereotypes of whippets, black puddings and flat caps. "We have to be careful not to overdo it, but regional distinctiveness adds colour. I'm against a grey uniformity spreading over everything, which is the way the world is going," says Arnold Kellett from the Yorkshire Dialect Society.[3] Others have called it a 'Masonic Jamboree' because of its impressive list of council leaders and officials.[who?]
In its early years, the day was not widely acknowledged. A 1991 Times editorial read: Today is Yorkshire Day. Not many people know that, as a very non-Yorkshire person likes to say, and probably not many Yorkshiremen either know or care. It is almost as artificial as Father's Day, which, as all thrifty northerners know, was created to sell more greetings cards.[14].