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  • Easter egg hunt trail at Bolton Abbey Ilkley Gazette: Great Malvern Easter Egg Hunt starts tomorrow (Saturday)

    Bolton Abbey’s annual Easter Egg Hunt is set to be bigger and better than ever. read more

  • Ilkley Cow and Calf cafe refused bid to create seating area

    Plans to extend a snack kiosk by the Cow and Calf Rocks landmark and create an indoor seating area for visitors have been turned down by district planners. read more

  • Ilkley trio launch Get Up and Go Ilkley Gazette: Planking on the Moor are (from left) Sarah Mayrick, Tanya Lindop and Chantelle Scargill

    Three fitness instructors are to launch new exercise classes, boot camps and training sessions with a family-friendly twist. read more

  • Magic of Stars in Their Eyes Beatle

    Talented singer/guitarist Nick Bold was born to perform... read more

  • Centre hopes to start again in a new home Ilkley Gazette: West Yorkshire MS Therapy Centre secretary Linda Toothill

    An MS therapy centre which has been forced to find a new home could be offering treatment again within weeks. read more

  • Tour trophy makes visit to Kings Hall

    The Tour de France Grand Depart winner’s trophy was in the Kings Hall, Ilkley last Thursday and two members of Ilkley Grammar School’s Cycling Club, Freya Bishop and Jack Hamilton-Croft, got to see it. read more

  • Ilkley Brewery commissions Grand Depart jersey Ilkley Gazette: Directors of Ilkley Brewery Richard Shelton (left) and Chris Ives modelling the new cycling jerseys to celebrate the Tour de France Grand Depart coming through the town in July

    As the Grand Départ draws ever closer, Ilkley Brewery is setting its wheels in motion for the world’s greatest cycle race by commissioning its own yellow cycling jerseys. read more

  • Edinburgh gallery shows Dixon’s work

    Work by Ilkley-based artist Kevin Dixon has been selected for a prestigious exhibition in Edinburgh. read more

  • Extended home is marvelously modern

    Carloway, Turner Lane, Addingham, £560,000 Dacre, Son & Hartley, Ilkley, (01943) 600655 read more

  • Churches join together for two Easter services

    People from all the Churches in Ilkley and Ben Rhydding are coming together for two Easter events in the town. read more

  • Wowed audience give standing ovation after 20-minute encore

    The Manfreds King’s Hall, Ilkley read more

  • Improved housing 100 years ago entices town folk to try country life

    125 Years Ago – 1889. read more

  • Dinner for Macmillan charity Ilkley Gazette: Katharine Jex, president of Soroptimist International of Aireborough, and Clara White, fundraising manager of Leeds Macmillan Cancer Support

    Members of Soroptimist International of Aireborough held a gala dinner to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. read more

  • Network for women growing

    The professional networking group Women@Work continues to move from strength to strength as their most recent event ‘Building the Business’ proved to be a great success. read more

  • Congregation led by donkeys

    ST PETER’S CHURCH, ADDINGHAM: Holy Week began with a particularly evocative Palm Sunday service. read more

  • Lions boost work of Craft Aid

    The work of Craft Aid International has received a practical boost from Otley Lions. read more

  • Good Neighbours enjoy trip

    A beautiful sunny day on Monday was a bonus for the 22 people who went on the first of Ilkley and District Good Neighbours’ 2014 excursions. read more


    BRIDGE CLUB: On Friday, April 11, seven tables played 28 boards, N/S: 1st Mrs Yeadon and Mrs Biss, 2nd Mrs Deakin and Mrs Adams; E/W: 1st Mr Gilbert and Mrs Cawthorne, 2nd Mr Lee and Mrs Atkinson. read more


    MERCURY MOVIE MAKERS: On Wednesday at Mercury Movies we were entertained by celebrated local film maker Bob Lorrimer who brought a entertaining selection of his work. A very brief view of key cutting was followed by a visit to a Cocktail Party. Bob’s very sharp photography was already highlighted by these two examples. A popular song was featured in Bob’s version of a ‘pop video’ and this was followed by an animation film. A specialist paper manufacturer had his products shown on a promotion type film. The Steps is a film that has had a lot of viewings due to it being on the internet. In it a tired and retired man struggles up some steep steps with his shopping. On gaining the top step, purchases of fruit cascade out of the carrier bag and down the steps, leading to an argument. Titanic borrows from the recent cinema success but uses less familiar ‘stars’, very amusing. The overriding theme of Bob’s show was humour and we had plenty of that. Titles included Bear Behind, No Way Back and The Egg - also widely seen on the internet. A documentary style was adopted for Cycling and Pop Video. Rock Bottom and The Boot and a comedy spoof based on The Malta Story (a wartime romance) brought this highly amusing evening to an end. Our own Bob Rudd gave the vote of thanks. See website read more


    METHODIST CHURCH: On Easter Sunday at 10.30 the family service of holy communion will be taken by the Rev Keith Reed. Tomorrow at 10am the Churches Together Good Friday Walk of Witness begins at St John’s Church, Menston, and ends at Burley at noon. The oratorio Olivet to Calvary on Good Friday at 7.30pm traces the last days of Christ from his entry to Jerusalem to his crucifixion. The choir and friends will present an abridged version with music, readings and congregational hymns. Refreshments will be served at the end. Members of the church will be joining others in celebration of Easter Day at The Cross on the Chevin at 7am on Sunday. Cornerstone Cafe, which is run by volunteers, will be open on Easter Monday from 10am to noon, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm and 10am to noon on Saturday. The church office is open on Thursdays from 9.30am to 3.30pm, call (01943) 871909. Our website provides information and pictures of facilities and activities. read more


    CAMERA CLUB: Members were treated to an astonishing show of printed images last Thursday, beginning with ones that were originally slides, moving through ones taken on film to present day pictures taken with digital cameras. This impressive collection is the work of husband and wife team David and Sheila Coates, with so many letters after their names they would occupy a whole paragraph! Many of these pictures had been the winners of competitions both in this country and abroad and were of landscapes from our own limestone pavements to spectacular rocks in America. Formal meetings of the club are suspended for the next two weeks and resume on May 1 when the Pictorial competition will be judged by Graham Gage ARPS. If you are interested in photography, join us at Otley Town Partnership Rooms on Mercury Row where meetings start at 7.30pm. You can also visit read more


    BAPTIST CHURCH: We wish Howard and Margaret Davies every happiness in their new home, and also our organist Pam Molyneux as she moves into Ilkley into her new home this week. Various members of the congregation took part in the morning service of Palm Sunday, the theme of which was sacrifice focused on the cross as the culmination of Jesus’s earthly life. The opening worship was led by Graham Sunderland and Philip Thompson. Readings with brief commentary were read by David and Mu Thomas. Parts in a sketch illustrating the meaning of sacrifice were taken by Leri-Anne Morgan-Wynne, Eric and Judith Tomlinson and Malcolm Jones. Brian Silcock read part of an article on the theme of sacrifice by Steve Chalk, of Oasis Trust, followed by further reflections on sacrifice by Sheila Sunderland. Paul Chapman presided at the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Paul was responsible for the evening service. Anne Wilkinson read the lessons. The sermon considered by Jesus’s cleansing of the temple had been the ‘last straw’ inducing the authorities to work for the death of Jesus, and how Jesus, though realising the provocative nature of his action, nonetheless stepped out into the unknown darkness trusting in God, and we should do the same. The Maundy Thursday service will be conducted by Roger Whittaker, former coroner of the Bradford and Halifax districts. read more


    BRIDGE CLUB: On Thursday, April 14, five and a half tables played 22 boards, winners: 1st Mrs Banks and Mr Spencer, 2nd Mrs Bent and Mrs Harfield, 3rd Mrs Weston and Mrs Yeadon. read more


    FORUM 2000: We have had some fascinating mornings with Eric Houlder. Coaching Memories on April 8 evoked the romance of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer but in fact the reality of coaching days was more hard work and exhaustion than romance. He explained that with the dawn of the industrial revolution businessmen needed to travel and improvements in roads made this possible. Speed was of the essence in coaching and Eric described drivers, guards, post boys and frequent inns for changing horses. The advantage of linking coaches with delivery of mail led to Royal Mail coaches. These were glamorous equipages with matching horses, 40 of which were needed to go to York. There was a locked boot under the guard’s seat for mail and under the driver for luggage and parcels. It took four days of continuous travelling to get to York. The passengers alighting could choose the loo or the meal but time did not permit both. Other vehicles, however, also used the new roads: huge lumbering carts for parcels and large pieces and furniture and hired carriages – post chaises – which more-prosperous people used. Eric’s pictures, and sounds of post horns, told the story – there was the bandy-legged post boys, guards with their stove-pipe hats and all the colour and comedy of the interesting men who made stage-coach travel possible. The second part of the talk showed the coaching inns on The Great North Road, some of them still there and others sadly demolished. It was another tour de force for Eric Houlder. The forum’s next meeting is on April 30 with Roger Dedman and The Rise of the Post Office. Forum 2000 meets on Wednesdays at 10am in The Grove Centre, New Street, Horsforth. LS18 4BH. Everyone is welcome. Contact (0113) 2583521. read more


    METHODIST CHURCH: Morning worship on Sunday was led by Stan Loach and, being Palm Sunday, the theme of the service was Jesus’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the events leading up to Holy Week. At 6pm a joint Churches Together in Burley and Menston service was held in the quiet and meditative style of Taize, led by the Rev Paul Wheelhouse. Today, Maundy Thursday, there will be a Reflective Communion Service at Burley Methodist Church and tomorrow, Good Friday, the Churches Together Walk of Witness will begin at 10am at St John’s, Menston, finishing outside the Grange at Burley. At our Partnership Churches tomorrow evening, Olivet to Calvary will be performed at Menston Methodist Church at 7.30pm and there will be a service of music and meditation at Addingham Methodist Church at 7pm. On Easter Sunday morning, there will be an all-age worship with holy communion led by the Rev John Lambert and Jill Pullan. Burley-in-Wharfedale Methodist Church wishes everybody a blessed and happy Easter. read more


    THE PRIORY CHURCH: The services for Holy Week and Easter are as follows: today, Maundy Thursday, 7pm eucharist of the Last Supper with footwashing and watch before the Blessed Sacrament until 9pm. Tomorrow, Good Friday, at 10am there is a children’s service and hot cross buns, at noon the three-hour devotion with the liturgy of Good Friday led by the Rector and at 7pm The empty silence, a sequence of words and music for Good Friday with the priory choir; on Holy Saturday, at 7pm, there is Easter Eve ceremonies with lighting of the Easter candle; on Easter Day, 8am holy communion, 10.30am sung festal eucharist, 6.30pm evening prayer. Everyone is welcome to join us at any of the services. Each Wednesday there is a communion service at 10am. All services are BCP. We are now collecting for Skipton Food Bank, with fortnightly deliveries being made. Contributions can be left after services or left in church. read more


    WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Victorian Glass and Decanters was the topic of speaker Jane Hollingworth at the April meeting. Jane has had a long career as an antiques journalist, not only editing collectors’ magazines but also producing a book on glass decanters for Christie’s, the well-known fine art auction house. She brought with her several examples of glassware to illustrate the development of glass making from simple bowls and cups from Afghanistan to elaborately engraved and cut glasses and decanters from the Victorian era. We even learned how to tell the difference between ‘pressed’ glass and genuine cut glass – it’s apparently all in the feel of the object. Our many activities are in full swing again with the arrival of spring. Our craft, Scrabble and luncheon clubs all meet every month. The flower arranging club has its last meeting before the summer this month. Our next trip is to Haworth today for a visit to the Bronte Parsonage Museum. Some of our members are also getting ready to provide afternoon tea at the WI centenary baton hand-over at the Cow and Calf Rocks on Wednesday and later on we will be busy baking for the Ilkley Flower Show coffee morning on May 24. Looking ahead to June, six of our members are going to the National AGM at Leeds Arena – as our president said, they cannot wait to hear 5,000 voices singing Jerusalem! The competition this month was for a piece of Victorian jewellery and, from the many entries, the winner was Anne Jackson, with Sheila Turner second and Joan Knight third. Our meeting next month is on Thursday, May 8, when we will be discussing this year’s WI resolutions and celebrating our 25th anniversary with cake, scones and other goodies. We already have a certificate of congratulations but feel relatively young compared with one WI which is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. As always, we meet at 2pm at Ben Rhydding Methodist Church Hall and extend a warm welcome to visitors at a charge of £3 and prospective members. read more


    WOMEN’S INSTITUTE: Unfortunately our speaker, Mike Bevington from the National Trust, was forced to cancel his visit at very short notice. We were fortunate that Sheelagh Trigger, one of our committee members, volunteered to talk about her experiences as a walks guide for HF Holidays. After enjoying various walking holidays herself Sheelagh decided to apply to lead walks in the UK and eventually, after taking voluntary redundancy from teaching, she moved on to leading walking groups all over Europe and picking up German, Italian and various other languages along the way. She had many interesting and funny experiences during her time as a guide and it was a thoroughly entertaining evening. In 2015 the WI will be 100 years old and ahead of the celebrations a centenary baton is travelling around the country visiting all 69 WI Federations en route. At the end of this month it passes from North Yorkshire to West Yorkshire, the official handover taking place at the Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley on April 30. Many of us hope to be there together with fellow members from neighbouring WIs. Next month’s meeting on Thursday, May 1, is a week earlier than usual as many of us will be away at Denman, the WI’s residential college, the following week. We are delighted that our guest will be Sandra Harder who will be demonstrating spring flower arrangements. Sandra lectured in floristry and flower arranging for many years at Bradford and Ilkley College and is currently president of the Yorkshire Flower Club. She has exhibited at Chelsea and also arranged flowers at Westminster Abbey as well as very many exhibits at the Harrogate Spring and Autumn Flower shows, so it should be a wonderful evening. Visitors are very welcome to this meeting which starts at 7.30pm in Askwith Village Hall. There is an admittance charge of £3 and all Sandra’s arrangements will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like to come along, ring Sue Appleyard on (01943) 839292. read more


    BRIDGE CLUB: On Tuesday, April 8, four and a half tables played 27 boards, winners: 1st Mrs Bent and Mrs Pearson, 2nd Mrs Harfield and Mrs Weston, 3rd Mrs Banks and Mr Spencer. read more

  • Ilkley pensioner died after she was thrown on bus in town

    A coroner is to make a report to a Government vehicle standards agency after hearing how a 90-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries when she was thrown from her seat on a bus. read more

  • Road closure for Ilkley Carnival

    The organisers of Ilkley Carnival are giving residents and motorists notice of disruption to traffic on Monday, May 5 2014. read more

  • Garden centre hosts talking news group

    Otley and District Talking Newspaper members will be talking about their work at an event in Otley next weekend. read more

  • Tourist essentials

    As a tourist town and busy town centre, public toilets are one of the essentials anyone would expect to find in Ilkley while walking, shopping, or visiting local attractions. read more

  • Country living

    Easter for most of us – whether religious, firmly secular, or somewhere in between – is a time to celebrate rebirth and experience rejuvenation. read more

  • Borrowed from his rivals to ‘hide debts’

    Markets Act 2000, and one of using a false instrument, contrary to the Forgery and Counterfeiting Act 1981. read more

  • Victory will give Ilkley league title

    Rhys Morgan will tell his Ilkley players to play with their heads not their hearts as they go into Saturday’s home game with York knowing that victory will give them the Yorkshire One title. read more

  • Ben Rhydding impress in Yorskhire finals

    Ben Rhydding’s under-16 girls produced an impressive performance to finish runners up in the Yorkshire League play-offs at Halifax on Sunday. read more

  • Aire-Wharfe Cricket League prospects Ilkley Gazette: David Pennett has moved from Guiseley to Ilkley

    A look at the key moves in the Aire-Wharfe League read more

  • Lizzie Armitstead's hopes sent crashing

    Lizzie Armitstead’s hopes of challenging for victory in the Energiewacht Tour were wrecked by a crash on the third stage of the race through Groningen in Holl-and. read more

  • Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup final

    Ventus United will tackle Yeadon Veterans in the final of the Wharfedale FA Sunday Cup at Otley Town’s Old Showfield Ground on Monday at 11am. Admission is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions. read more

  • Made in Chelsea stars take in what Ilkley has to offer

    Two stars of hit TV show Made In Chelsea could be spotted in and around Ilkley last Friday. read more

  • Sylvia Cannon

    CANNON Sylvia Died peacefully in Leeds General Infirmary, on Tuesday April 8, aged 90 years. Wonderful wife of the late Raymond, loving mum to Martyn and Pauline, also beloved grandma and great grandma. Will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service will be held at Guiseley Methodist Church, on Thursday April 24, at 12.45pm., followed by private cremation. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Sylvia to the British Heart Foundation, a box for which will be available at the service. Any enquiries to Denison’s Funeral Service, Guiseley. Tel. 01943 872619. read more

  • Graham Walker

    WALKER Graham Passed away peacefully at Beechville Care Home, Bolton on Wednesday April 9, aged 79 years. Loving husband of Andrea, dad of Stella and the late Richard and grandad of Joe, Tom and Lewis. Funeral service will take place at St. Oswald’s Parish Church, Guiseley on Monday April 28 at 11.15am followed by cremation at Rawdon Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Graham to Alzheimer’s Society, a box for which will be available at the service. Any enquiries to Denison’s Funeral Service, Guiseley. Tel. 01943 872619. read more

  • ronald ''ronnie'' marshall

    MARSHALL Ronald "Ronnie" Peacefully at home in Otley, on April 9, aged 81 years. Much loved husband of Pat nee Duffissey, loving father of Graham and Claire, loving grandad to James and a loving uncle. Funeral service will be held in Our Lady and All Saints Church, Otley, on Tuesday, April 22, at 10.30am., followed by private interment. Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Ronnie may be given to The National Brain Appeal. All enquiries please to Donald Pickles and Son. Tel. 01943 462185. read more

  • betty tesseyman

    TESSEYMAN Betty Died peacefully in Wheatfields Hospice on Thursday, April 10, aged 86 years. Loving wife of the late Richard, wonderful mum of Margaret, Lesley, David, Andrew, Peter and Tracey also loving grandma. Funeral service will take place at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Menston on Friday, April 25, at 11.15a.m, followed by interment at Guiseley Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Betty to Wheatfields Hospice, a box for which will be available at the service. Any enquiries to Denison’s Funeral Service, Guiseley. Tel. 01943 872619. read more

  • Margaret Hebron Dowson (Peggy) Bainbridge

    BAINBRIDGE Margaret Hebron Dowson (Peggy) Steven and family would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and support following their sad loss. read more

  • Mary Watson

    WATSON Mary Suddenly in hospital on April 9, aged 100 years. Dearly loved wife of the late Charlie and loving mum of Christine and the late Michael. Funeral service will take place at Rawdon Crematorium, on Tuesday, May 6, at 1.00p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Mary may be made to the British Heart Foundation, a box for which will be available at the service. Any enquiries to Denison’s Funeral Service, Guiseley. Tel. 01943 872619. read more

  • Christopher Calvert

    Christopher CALVERT Died April 16, 1994. Deep in our hearts your memory is kept, A very dear son and brother we'll never forget. Just as you were you will always stay Loved and remembered every day Mum, Dad and Alison. read more

  • john trevor ellison

    John Trevor ELLISON April 16, 2007 Treasured memories of my darling husband and a very dear dad. Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. We don't say goodbye Trev. All my love, Pauline, Emma, Bethany, Andy and Ethan. xxxx read more


    Neville BEANLAND April 21, 2010. Treasured and loving memories of my darling and adored husband Neville. We thought we had a lifetime to share, but it wasn't meant to be, So I live my life from day to day on all my memories, But I've never known such heartache since the day that I lost you. Loving you was easy, Neville, It will always stay the same. Loving memories of a very much loved son of the late Jenny and Harry and a much loved brother of the late Kenneth. Love you, forever, Neville, Miss you so very much. Your devoted wife Shirley. XXX read more

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