AT THE CURRENT TIME, WITH THE COVID19 RESTRICTIONS, IT IS LIKELY THAT MOST ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE.  PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANISERS

WOMEN IN MIDDLEHAM (WiM)

Open to all women in Middleham and surrounding area.  We have speakers on a wide variety of subjects at 8 out of 12 meetings a year, which are held in the Key Centre on the 3rd Tuesday of the month between 7pm-9pm.  Also a monthly outing, such as lunch out in Winter, trips  in summer, and coffee mornings 4 times a year.

£25 yearly subscription and £1.00 per meeting to include raffle and refreshments.  Guests are welcome to attend a maximum of 3 meetings per annum at £1.00 per meeting, before paying full membership.

President: Linda Hargraves tel: 01969 625643; Secretary: Liz Stocker tel 01969 625260; Treasurer: Denise Rowlett tel 01677 451927

MIDDLEHAM SPORTS & COMMUNITY WELBEING ASSOCIATION (MSCWA)

Secretary: Richard Fletcher 07743 018274/01969 625365 for all general enquiries including hire of the cricket Pavilion. Community Garden and grounds: Nigel Hopper 07594 814524 Messy boots and pavilion/grounds hire: Kathy Wheeler 07866 132787 Cricket: Richard Sanderson 07710 652348 or Richard Fletcher 07743 018274

MSCWA has a Facebook page @MiddlehamSCWA

MSCWA is an operating committee including all the above with others, chaired by John Kirkbride, to administer the Sports Field and associated grounds and buildings. Originally it was involved in building the current pavilion in the 1980’s via a lottery fund in the Town.

Fundraising and improved organisation over the past 3 years have bought in funds to refurbish the pavilion, so that lettings to the community are possible, and the creation of a Community garden for residents and associated Community play area for children to explore nature and the base for our  Messy Boots playgroup.

Please join us and chat to any of the above contacts for guidance.

Upkeep of the grounds continues in unison with the cricket club to provide available areas for all to use. During the year apart from cricket, we see being played: rounders (we have the posts etc for hire), five a side football (4 goal posts are usually left out for use), golf (teeing off from the rough ground off the main area facilitates good practice).

Newcomers occasionally have difficulty finding the playing fields, the attached directions may help! Directions to Sports Field 2019

MIDDLEHAM CRICKET CLUB

Secretary: Richard Sanderson 07710 652348 (or Richard Fletcher 07743 018274)

MCC runs 2 teams in the Nidderdale league having been promoted back to Division 3 last year (we have been in the first division). Players come from many local villages including Leyburn and beyond. Junior teams (8-16 age groups) practice in a normal season on Sunday mornings and 2 evenings a week.

The ground is of a good club standard with pavilion and refreshment room as befits the town.

The pavilion was opened in 1985 by Arnie Sidebottom of Yorkshire and England.

MIDDLEHAM FEAST DAY

Middleham Feast Day is a traditional community event held on the last bank holiday Monday of May every year. We all come together at the playing fields and the kids join in on different races. There are refreshments available and bouncy castles to keep the kids entertained. In the evening the kids take part in a fancy dress parade and competition that is held in the market place. There is also entertainment including DJ Wilko and a traditional game known as ’tilt the bucket’.   There is a small organising committee and if anyone would like to help out please contact Elizabeth Alderson on 07753183573.

MIDDLEHAM & DALES LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

The Group was set up by a group of amateur but experienced local and family historians to further the research into local and family history in the Dales and to encourage others to become involved. We organise an annual programme of talks on various topics that we feel have local interest, by local or other experienced researchers. We also have an annual members’ outing to a local site, often as a follow-up to a talk about it in our programme. We also organise occasional multi-session courses on a variety of topics in local and family history. Annual membership is currently £10.  For further details please ring Tony Keates on 01969 640436 or email: dotandtonyk@btinternet.com

MIDDLEHAM QUILTERS. 

The makers of the wonderful Millennium Hanging, which adorns the foyer of the Key Centre, we meet every Monday from 11 am until 2.30 pm and usually bring a packed lunch. We enjoy hand and machine patchwork and quilting, and some members are embroiderers and knitters too. New members and beginners are always welcome. Please contact Barbara Brooks on 01969 623658 or Susan Cutting on 01969 623243 email : susan_cutting@icloud.com .

MIDDLEHAM & DISTRICT LEEK CLUB

Club members grow exhibition leeks which are shown on the first Sunday of September at the Richard III Hotel in Middleham. The main category is pot-grown leeks no longer than 6 inches long.  Other categories include onions, long leeks, dahlias, chrysanthemums, gladioli, mixed flowers and pot plants.  After independent judging, all entrants are auctioned off after the show.   A small friendly club which is always looking to welcome new members.  Prospective members are invited to come to the 2020 show, if it takes place, and participate in the show to be held in 2021.   A small membership fee is payable.  If you want to know more, please call Sue Hanslip on 077945 76783

MIDDLEHAM & DISTRICT RADIO CONTROL CLUB.

Flies model aircraft and other radio control vehicles on the Moors.  Contact Lincoln Roberts on 01969 623945

THE CHURCH OF ST MARY & ST ALKELDA.

Our church is part of the Jervaulx Group of Churches (Middleham with Coverdale, East Witton & Thornton Steward) Tel: 01969 326069 / Mob: 07443581463 Further details of services and other activities at www.jervaulxchurches.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/Jervaulx.Churches/

LOWER WENSLEYDALE BIODIVERSITY ACTION GROUP (LWBAG)

LWBAG aims to conserve, protect and enhance biodiversity in Lower Wensleydale. We are volunteer-led and undertake practical conservation projects to make a difference. To find out about our latest projects or to enquire about volunteer opportunities please contact: LWBAGroup@gmail.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/351206685571263 07813 470616

MIDDLEHAM TOWN TWINNING ASSOCIATION.

Middleham has been twinned with Azincourt in France for more than 30 years. We host visits of our French friends from Azincourt biannually for a long weekend and on alternate years a group of our association are hosted in France.

We hold various local, social and fundraising events open to both members and non-members during the year. Please contact the secretary if you are interested in finding out more. Catherine Monaghan email: lcmonaghan11@gmail.com

FOMAS – FRIENDS OF MIDDLEHAM AND SPENNITHORNE SCHOOL:

We raise money to fund the “perks” or added extras for our children. This includes school trips, outdoor learning resources and play equipment.  More information available from Kathy Wheeler on 07866 132787 or at

http://www.middleham.n-yorks.sch.uk/information/foms

‘T’ IN THE AFTERNOON:

Every Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm – 3.30pm for tea, biscuits and chat.  All welcome, bring any craft or just chat. Gentlemen are welcome too!  £1.50 per person.  Please see the Key Centre website for details of current activity.

LUNCHEON CLUB:

Meet weekly on Thursdays at 12 noon providing a valuable social occasion for the over 60’s and a 2-course lunch. – £6 each. If you would like to join, please ring Pam at the Key Centre on 01969 624002 for further details. Please see the Key Centre website for details of current activity.

RACING MEMORIES BY RACING WELFARE

A reminiscence Group, open to everyone and free of charge.  Held in the Key Centre’s Richard III Hall, with refreshments.  If you would like further info contact Gail at Racing Welfare.  Tel 01969 624123. Please see Racing Welfare’s website for details of current activity.

SMART RECOVERY GROUP

Thursdays 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm.  SMART Recovery provides training and tools for people who wish to deal with addictive behaviours.  If you would like further info contact Gail at Racing Welfare.  Tel 01969 624123. Please see Racing Welfare’s website for details of current activity.