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Christmas Quiz & Austwick Entertains Print
Written by Ian Shaw   
Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:18

Many thanks to all who took part, all those who catered. all who helped in any way, and to Chris and Judy Leeming who compiled the quiz.

All those efforts raised the magnificent total of £436.00 for Parish Hall funds.

WELL DONE.

Watch out for details of "Austwick Entertains" returning by popular demand on Saturday 24th January 2015.

Something to look forward to after Christmas.

It's not too early to showcase your "act". If you want to perform, please contact Sheila Gooch, Tel: 015242 51192,

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 December 2014 15:19
 
Records are broken at this year's Street Market! Print
Written by Zoe Miller   
Sunday, 15 June 2014 17:01

The sun shone in Austwick this Spring Bank Holiday and over 1,800 visitors descended on the Dales village for a day full of fun, sun and enjoyment.

Records were broken in more ways than one this weekend.  Austwick village had a record number of visitors, raised a record amount of money (over £11,000) for Austwick Parish and the Jubilee Playing Fields and a new course record was set for the Under 12 and Under 16 fell races by brothers Harry and Luke Bowen.  It was a clean sweep for the Bowen brothers as James Bowen also took second place in the Under 12 race.

The Senior Austwick Amble Fell race was won by Kieran Hodgson, and Deborah Gowans, in the ladies veteran over 50s category, took first place for the ladies.  Age obviously knows no boundaries when it comes to fell racing!

Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Market, now in its 33rd year, has always been a village affair, and this year was no different.  Local businesses provided some fantastic prizes for the grand draw and tombola, as did many local people, who also donated some great items for the spares, magpies and clothes stalls.  Great Yorkshire food was on offer including the Hog Roast (which sold out in record time), bacon butties, pie and peas, scones, cakes, WI afternoon teas, and the bus stop cafe was full to bursting all day!

Children won coconuts at the coconut shy, played on the bouncy castle and won sweet treats once they had scoured the village for answers to the quiz.  Zoot provided his own brand of entertainment, great fun as always, and the animals at the children's farm definitely enjoyed all the attention -particularly Geisha the pony!

This year, in the run up to the main event, the quiz and games night arranged by Wes Spensley and Martin Pettiford on Saturday was well attended and enjoyed by all.  Even the wet weather on Sunday evening didn't put a dampener on the Austwick Music Evening (new for this year), organised by Philip Hoyes, as many locals turned out to enjoy live music from the Confederation Orchestra, The Moonbeams, Heather & Guy and the Rocking Cuckoos!

The fantastic community spirit in Austwick was definitely on show over the bank holiday weekend and the Street Market Committee would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who provided donations, volunteered on and in the run up to the event and attended to support the village on the day!

We'll see you next year!

Thanks to Joan Butler for some great pictures!

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 June 2014 17:06
 
Spring is upon us and the Big Day is nearly here... Print
Written by Mark Stickland   
Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:15

Updates - Austwick Cuckoo Festival and Street Market

Spring Bank Holiday, Monday 26th May, will soon be here, and the village will be once again opening its street to locals and visitors alike.  Over the past few months, preparations have been underway there are more events, music, games, stalls and entertainment than ever before.

Children can try their luck with the quiz or the coconut shy, visit the miniature farm, try out a fire engine and much more!  Great Yorkshire Food will be the treat of the day, whatever takes your fancy; home baked treats in our bus stop cafe, steaming pie and peas, delicious cakes from the local WI, a hog roast, bacon butties and much more.  The Oak Quartet Jazz Band will be the musical accompaniment to the day, watch the stunning shire horses march through the village, take a look at some classic cars and be amazed at the incredible jokes and tricks from Zoot the entertainer!

If you're feeling like your New Year's resolutions have drifted astray, dust off your trainers and get preparations underway, because the village will also play host to the Austwick Amble Fell Race. Details of the races can be found at the Fell Race links

Austwick will also host a number of family evening events in the run up to the big day:

  • On Saturday 24th May, a Family Fun Evening will be held in the Parish Hall from 7.30pm.  There will be a quiz, games, pie and peas supper and a licensed bar and tickets (£5 per adult, £1 per child) will be available to purchase from Austwick Post Office.
  • On Sunday 25th May, Austwick Music Evening will be held at the Jubilee Playing Fields from 6pm.  This family-friendly, free social evening will feature live musical performances from the Rocking Cuckoos, Heather and Guy (www.facebook.com/bettolina.music), Confederation Orchestra and The Moonbeams (www.themoonbeams.co.uk).  There will be a licensed bar and this is an outdoor event so bring suitable clothing.

Finally, a last plea to local residents!  If you have any items of unwanted clothing, furniture, gifts or toys, we will be collecting any items you wish to donate (along with raffle ticket stubs/money) on Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd May.

Also, don't forget, the road closure will be in place between the school and the post office on the day of the event (26th May 2014) between 10am and 4pm.

 

Contact

Gwen Cleverly

Tel:  015242 51185

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 May 2014 20:17
 
Fell Race 2014 Print
Written by Michael Menday   
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 11:51

AUSTWICK AMBLE AND JUNIOR FELL RACES

MONDAY 26TH MAY 2014

- RACE INFORMATION

The Austwick Amble Fell Race will once again be held in conjunction with the village's Street Market on Monday 26th May 2014.

-SENIOR RACES

The senior race starts and finishes in Austwick village centre (GR768684). Parking can be found on the approach roads to the village from the A65 although the centre of the village will be closed to traffic.

The senior race is run over a loop circuit of approximately 8 miles/13 km and covers a total ascent of 1200 ft/370m.

The outward journey over the first 4 miles passes through the beautiful Crummockdale limestone scenery and briefly joins Sulber Nick (which connects the Yorkshire peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough). The return leg descends slowly back through spectacular scenery to Austwick, and to the start point on the village green.

Last year the course was modified slightly in the closing stages to remove some of the tarmac section - replacing it with a route over fields and stiles. The overall length of the race was largely unaffected. Junior races were unaffected. The route in 2014 will be the same as last year and the closing section will be clearly flagged and marshalled.

The fastest recorded times on the pre 2013 course were 48:52 (men – Lee.Athersmith - 2011) and 57:05 (women – C Leah - 2006).

The current course record holder is Lee Athersmith who ran 48mins: 44sec last year. For the ladies, the record is held by Holly Page with a time of 60mins: 04 sec.

In 2014 over 160 runners completed the senior race.

- JUNIOR RACES

The Junior U16 race is run over a shorter distance of 2.25 miles / 4km, and runners are required to reach checkpoint #1 before returning to the village. Fastest time is approx 15 minutes.

The Junior U12 race is approx 1.25 miles / 2km. Fastest time is approx 12 minutes.

The course is not recommended for children under the age of 8 years.

- START TIMES AND REGISTRATION

The U12 Juniors start at 11:45am.

The U16 Juniors start at 12:15pm.

The Seniors start at 1pm.

Registration is open from 10.30 am on the village green. Please register early!

- ENTRY FEES

Entry fees ar payable on the day

- £5 for seniors

- £1 for juniors

- PRIZES

The first three senior men and women receive prizes valued £40, £25, £20 respectively

The first three junior boys and girls U12 receive £7, £5, £3 respectively

The first three junior boys and girls U16 receive £7, £5, £3 respectively

First man and woman over 40 receives £15 each

First man and woman over 50 receives £15 each

First man and woman over 60 receives £15 each

- COURSE MARKING ETC

Refreshments are available on the course on a LandRover at Sulber Nick, and on the village green.

First Aid cover will be provided by St John Ambulance Brigade on the village green. A Land Rover with refreshment will be sited at the Sulber Nick checkpoint #4

The race circuit will be well marked by strategically placed flags, and race marshals will be stationed at 5 checkpoints to identify all runners by number. Marshals will have phone or radio contact with the village green and with each other.

Clapham Cave Rescue has been advised of the race details and will be on standby.

The roads through the village will be closed to traffic for the duration of the fell race and Street Market

- SAFETY RULES FOR COMPETITORS IN THE AUSTWICK AMBLE

1. The Austwick Amble fell race is run under Fell Runners Association (FRA) rules and safety guidelines which you should familiarise yourself. Please see http://www.fellrunner.org.uk/pdf/committee/14_Competitors_Safety_Rules_and_Equipment.pdf

2. All race participants must register and collect a number from the Registration Desk.

3. Once you have received your number, you are in the race! If you subsequently decide not to start the race, you must inform a race official and return your number. If you start the race then retire, you must inform the nearest marshal and you must notify race officials at the start/finish area as soon as possible.

4. Your number must be pinned to your race vest on the chest area. The number must be visible to race officials at all times during the race. Do not fold or mutilate the number. Please be prepared to call out your number if asked to do so by a race official.

5. You are required to carry "full standard kit" as required by the FRA. This means that you must carry the following during the race.

- Waterproof whole body cover

- Hat

- Gloves

- Map

- Compass

- Whistle

(Race organisers may relax these conditions if the local weather forecast allows. We will notify you on the day if we do relax these conditions).

6. There are 5 checkpoints in the race where your number will be recorded by race officials. Ensure your number is visible and call out your number if asked to do so.

7. Please familiarise yourself with the race route. Maps of the course can be purchased at the Registration Desk. Where the route is marked by flags, you must follow the route as flagged.

8. If you encounter an injured runner, please lend assistance if you can and report the injury to the nearest race marshal.

9. Fell running is hazardous! We (as organisers) will do the best we can to make the event as safe as practicable, but you (as a competitor) must accept primary responsibility for your own safety on the fells.

Enjoy your run and be safe !

Austwick Amble Race Route 2014

Start / Finish : Austwick village green. Clockwise circuit direction.

Checkpoint #1 Ladder stile GR 766702

Checkpoint #2 Cairn GR 766718

Checkpoint # 3 Nick Pot GR 770737

Checkpoint # 4 Sulber Nick finger post GR 778735

Checkpoint # 5 Crummack Farm GR 772715

 

SENIOR RACE ENTRY FORM:AUSTWICK AMBLE FELL RACE  26th MAY 2014

8 miles and 1200 ft ascent

Registration is open from 10:30am. Under 12 Junior Race starts at 11:45am. Under 16 Junior Race starts at 12:15pm. Senior Race starts at 1:00pm. Entry fee is payable on the day only, at £5

Course is fully marked with flags. Please refer to the route map on the board. There are 5 manned checkpoints on the course. Please ensure that you shout out your number to the marshals as you pass. Please keep to the recommended route and report through every checkpoint.

Please make sure that you report to the finish, and advise a marshal if you retire.

Drinks will be available at checkpoint #4 from a Land Rover, and also on the green at the finish. Other refreshments will be available during the day in the hall and in the Street Market.

 

The Fell Runners Association Ltd                 RACE NUMBER__________________________

 

FULL NAME _________________________________________________________________

 

ADDRESS___________________________________________________________________

 

_________________________________________________POSTCODE_________________

 

PHONE NUMBER___________________________________VEHICLE REG________________

 

eMAIL (optional)______________________________________________________________

 

CLUB_____________________________________________DATE OF BIRTH_____________

 

CATEGORY (Circle below as appropriate)

MALE                                    MU23          MSEN        M40             M50              M60              M70

FEMALE                               WU23          WSEN       W40             W50             W60           W70

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

 

NAME________________________________________________PHONE________________________

I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS RACE IS HELD IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOTH THE RULES AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OF THE FRA. I CONFIRM THAT I AM AWARE OF THE ORGANISERS INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THIS RACE.I CONFIRM THAT I HAVE NAVIGATIONAL SKILLS APPROPRIATE FOR THIS RACE AND WILL CARRY THROUGHOUT THE RACE ANY EQUIPMENT SPECIFIED EITHER BY THE FRA SAFETY REQUIREMENTS OR BY THE ORGANISER. I ACCEPT THE HAZARDS INVOLVED IN FELL RUNNING AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I AM ENTERING AND RUNNING THIS RACE AT MY OWN RISK. OTHER THAN THE ORGANISER’S LIABILITY FOR CAUSING DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY BY NEGLIGENCE, I CONFIRM THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE ORGANISER ACCEPTS NO LIABILITY TO ME FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY NATURE TO MYSELF OR MY PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF MY PARTICPATION IN THIS RACE.

 

Signed_______________________________________DATE__________________________________

 

PHONE NUMBER_(if different from emergency number given above)___________________________

 

 


Last Updated on Saturday, 03 May 2014 13:45
 
Village Show Report 2013 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:13

After three years of inclement growing weather, this year showed a marked improvement for exhibitors to Austwick’s Annual Flower and Handicraft Show, although Friday’s downpour did damage several flower exhibits at the last minute. However, residents rose to the challenge and entries were made in almost all classes. It was particularly encouraging to see new exhibitors and new faces winning trophies. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high and those visiting the show were not disappointed and all judges were very impressed with the standard of the exhibits.

This year’s results are as follows:

Challenge Trophy for The Best Exhibit in the Show:Pam Smith. Winifred Mattinson Cup for most points in the Flower Section : Frances Southworth. Ulrich Kube Memorial Cup for four roses : Sue Brown. Chapman Trophy for the most points in the Artistic Flower Section : Carol Wilkinson. Byles Challenge Cup for the best Bowl of Roses : Kathryn Huck. Richard Wallbank Trophy for Best Pot Plant: Catherine Vaughan-Williams. Preston Cup for most points in the Vegetable Section: Bill Procter. Fred Price Memorial Trophy for the best Potato Exhibit : Bill Procter. Glyn Jones Challenge Cup for the most points in the Handicraft Section : Karol-Ann Hewgill. Metcalfe Cup for the best Photographic Exhibit : Joan Butler. Malcolm Bowker Trophy for Photography (set subject): Judy Leeming. Brook Cookery Cup for most points in the Cookery Section : Janet Huck. Foster Beaver Challenge Cup for most points in the combined Produce Sections: Bill Procter. Brook Poultry Cup for the best exhibit in the Egg Section : Jackie Smith. Jean Dodgson Award for best item in Handicraft Section:Pam Smith. Nellie Price Memorial Cup for the most points in the Children's Section : Jack Hewgill. Brook Handwriting Cup  (8-11 years) : Luke Harrison. Sharples Cup  for the best exhibit in the Children's Section : Luke Harrison.

Flower Section:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:15
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Village Show Photos 2013 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:02

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Village Show Photos 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:42

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 12:05
 
Village Show Results 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 20:34

Austwick Village Show 2012

 

For the third year running Austwick residents were faced with the challenge of trying to put together the Annual Flower and Handicraft Show after yet another very wet summer. This is a popular event in the village and despite a particularly difficult year for flower and vegetable growing, residents rose to the challenge and whilst entries in the fruit and vegetable section were down, cookery and children’s classes were much improved. The quality of the produce displayed was extremely high and those visiting the show were not disappointed and all judges were very impressed with the standard of the exhibits.

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:57
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Village Show - Outline Schedule 2012 Print
Written by Austwick   
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 08:57

Flower Section

  1. 4 Roses (individual stems)
  2. 3 Roses – a bud, one half open & one fully open
  3. 4 Garden pinks- any variety
  4. 4 Pansies or violas
  5. 4 Pot marigolds (Calendula)
  6. 4 French or African marigolds
  7. 4 Dahlias
  8. 4 Phlox
  9. 9 Spikes sweet peas
  10. A container (max. ht. 8") of sweet peas
  11. A vase of hardy annuals
  12. A vase of hardy perennials
  13. A flowering house plant
  14. A house plant grown for its foliage
  15. A cactus or succulent plant

Artistic Flower Section

Measurements refer to both width and depth, including base

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 August 2013 11:58
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Latest Austwick Parish Newsletter Print
Written by Austwick   
Saturday, 07 April 2012 00:08
The latest Austwick Parish Newsletter is available online here
Last Updated on Saturday, 07 April 2012 00:11
 
TRAMPS– The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show. Print
Written by Michael Menday   
Monday, 10 January 2011 12:37

Films start at 7.30pm in the Austwick Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm.

Additional details of these films will be advertised outside the village hall, and in the village shop, in the days before the scheduled event. Tickets are available in advance from the shop (at a reduced price), or on the door on the night. Themed refreshments will be served during the interval.

Please address any enquiries to George Gooch, John Dyson, or Mike Menday.

TRAMPS  (The Ribblesdale Area Moving Picture Show) in Austwick in 2013

Dates for Autumn 2013 are;

Friday 13th September

Friday 18th October

Friday 22nd November

 

 

Films to be shown;

FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2013

Quartet (2012)                       Rating PG-13  Running time 98 minutes

Comedy Drama

Cecily, Reggie, and Wilfred are in a home for retired musicians. Every year, on October 10, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday and they take part. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva, but she refuses to sing. Still, the show must go on... and it does.

Starring Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon.

Directed by Dustin Hoffman (debut).

Filmed at Hedsor House.

 

FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2013

Les Miserables (2012)                        Rating PG-13  Running time 158 minutes.

Musical Drama.

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine's daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Eddie Redmayne.

Directed by Tom Hooper.

Music by Alain Boublil, Claude – Michel Schonberg.

From the novel by Victor Hugo.

 

FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2013

The Great Gatsby (2012)       Rating PG-13  Running time 143 minutes.

Romantic Drama

A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbour.

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan.

Directed by Baz Luhrman

From the novel by F.Scott Fitzgerald.

 

Remaining dates for 2014;

Friday 7th February

Friday 14th March

April (date to be determined/agreed)

 

Friday 7th February 2014

Philomena (2013).  Running time 98 minutes. PG 13.

Drama based on Martin Sixsmith’s 2009 book The Lost Child Of Philomena Lee.

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

Director Stephen Frears.

Judi Dench plays an Irishwoman who became pregnant when she was only 18, and was sent to a convent for fallen women, in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. There, between long, punishing stints in the laundry, she was allowed to play a part in raising her son, Anthony.

But when he was three he was taken from her and adopted by an American couple, in return for £1,000, which was duly, egregiously, pocketed by the Church.

Fifty years pass, and Philomena settles in England, the secret tightly knotted in her heart until eventually she shares it with her grown-up daughter (Anna Maxwell Martin) and then with former BBC journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan), who is nursing his wounds after being sacked from his job as a government spin doctor.

 

Friday 14th March 2014

Sunshine on Leith (2013). Running time 100 minutes. PG.

Musical with music from The Proclaimers.

Starring Antonia Thomas, Jason Flemyng, Peter Mullan.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher.

Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the stories of Davy and Ally, who have to re-learn how to live life in Edinburgh after coming home from serving in Afghanistan. Both struggle to learn to live a life outside the army and to deal with the everyday struggles of family, jobs and relationships. It is a simple story of romance and heartache threaded around the experiences of two soldiers, lifelong pals Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) who are returning from Afghanistan.

 

April 2014 - date to be determined.

The Railway Man (2013). Running time 116 minutes. Rated 15.

Drama starring Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman. Based on a true story.

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky.

Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during WW2. His experiences, after the secret radio he built to bring news and hope to his colleagues was discovered, left him traumatised and shut off from the world. Years later, he met Patti, a beautiful woman, on a train and fell in love. Patti was determined to rid Eric of his demons. Discovering that the young Japanese officer who haunted her husband was still alive, she faced a terrible decision. Should Eric be given a chance to confront his tormentor? Would she stand by him, whatever he did?

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