W.I.

Mrs Susan Bowe, President, 01423 330651

Mrs Christine Bonnett, Secretary. 01423 331621 christinebonnett621@hotmail.com

Mrs Carol Wake-Treasurer. 01423 330012.

We meet at Kirk Hammerton Village Hall and Green Hammerton Reading Room on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm

 MARCH MEETING

At our WI meeting this week Tuesday 14th March, Mr Roger Mattocks took us through a walk at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve at Staveley, recounting the different species of animal, insect and bird life one could encounter during each month of the year, his photographs were superb and it was altogether an enlightening talk making a visit to the Reserve a must.

I have attached a photograph of the duck (Mallard) that I mentioned to you at our meeting she is nesting 5 feet up a willow tree directly in front of my house. Each morning she comes along flies up and lays an egg then carefully covers it and off she goes returning the next morning to lay another.  I think there are 5 eggs in there this morning (Sat).   It will be interesting what happens when the ducklings emerge!!!  Any ideas?  Perhaps a ramp?

Our next WI meeting will be on Tuesday 11th April at the Green Hammerton Social Club starting at 7.30 pm.  Helen Heattie will talk about the Body Shop and will bring goods for sale, everyone is welcome to our meetings including guests.

Early announcement for our May meeting, this will be in the form of a Fashion Show by M & Co of Wetherby and will be held in the Village Clubl Green Hammerton on Tuesday 9th May at 7.30 pm.

Further information can be obtained by contacting Ann Johnson 01904 738541 or e mail anneandwilliam@tiscali.co.uk

Kirk & Green Hammerton WI Programme for 2017

All meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (except in July) & begin at 7.30pm. They take place in either Kirk (KH) or Green (GH) Hammerton village hall

March 14th (GH)           Roger Mattocks   A Year at Stavely Nature Reserve

April 11th (KH)               Helen Heattie     Body Shop – products for sale

May 9th (GH)                          M&Co         Fashion Show

June 13th (KH)                      Alan Hunt   Wildlife Artist

July 18th                                Garden meeting

August 8th                            Summer Outing

September 12th (KH)            Patrick Boucher  Volunteering with the Air Ambulance

October 10th (GH)                Susan Goss-Clements   Coastal Country Cottages

November 14th (KH)            AGM and quiz

December 12th (KH)             Bob Hirst  Candle Making

 

Brownies and Rainbows- Vicky Abbott 01423 339401

Kirk Hammerton Cricket Club  –

Indoor nets have been booked at King James’s School Knaresborough on Mondays January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th. February 6th, 13th and 27th. March 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th. No nets 20th February. Nets booked 8pm to 9pm. Open to all existing and potential new members. For more information and/or a lift, ring Tom on 07801658249

Film Nights. Elaine Matthewman 330804; email filmnights@tiscali.co.uk

Films are shown in the Village Hall at 7.30 on the last Monday in every month except August. For a small annual subscription (£20) residents can come and watch the films, and borrow the DVDs or equipment. Details of the next film are in the Kirk Hammerton News or phone Chas.
Gardening Club David and Helen Cunliffe 01423 331474

The club meets on the last Tuesday of every month in the Village Hall at 7.30pm, unless specifically arranged otherwise. The club organizes a variety of events including talks, quiz’s and visits.

The Village Library

The Library is open on Mondays and Fridays from 10am until late afternoon, unless it is the second or last Monday in the month, in which case it will be open until 7:30 pm, and on Saturday mornings. The Library works in the following way:

  • Any villager is most welcome to come to the library
  • There is no membership fee or details taken
  • Any amount of books may be borrowed for any length of time; it is assumed the borrower will return the books at some point.
  • Donated books are most welcome and if there are numerous copies of the same book, some may be donated to a local charity shop.
  • The Village Hall committee need to be aware of numbers using the library and to that end a book will be provided to sign in as a record of usage only. PLEASE sign this book as if the library is not used it will be closed and the room made available for an alternative use.
  • The access to the Library will be through the garden at the front of the Village Hall and up the steps to the right and at the rear. Any person with difficulty using the steps is asked to telephone, so the main door to the Village Hall can be left open.

Kirk Hammerton baby and Toddler group. – Helen Herbert 01423 331374

Painting Group – Kathleen Flintoff 01423 330598

The Art Group is an informal get together of amateur artists who like to paint and get together. We are mostly villagers or local and meet at the Village Hall on the second Monday of the month from 10am to 1pm. We have no tuition and share the cost of the village hall between us. We start with a coffee and a chat and then get down to painting – mostly still life or landscapes but we have done portraits. People may do their own thing or work as a group.

Anyone is welcome to come along and join or just try a morning.

School Three Thirty Club – Please contact Kirk Hammerton Primary School

Wilstrop Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association

Initial contact- Liz Powley 01423 330246 email mp@farming.co.uk

This organization was formed in 1983. We start at 1.45pm with a speaker/demonstrator and then have tea and biscuits before our business meeting. We choose a different charity each year and all the money we raise goes to them. We also donate once a year to the Kirk Hammerton church. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month in the Kirk Hammerton Village Hall at 1.45pm. until approximately 4pm.

If you would like you to see your club, group or activity listed on here please send us information via the contact form on the homepage.