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  • Hampsthwaite Village Room and COVID-19

    The Village Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Village Room Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the Village Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Hampsthwaite Community Room and COVID-19

    The Community Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Community Room Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the  Community Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Preserving Our Past

    The churchyard of St Thomas a'Beckett, and its Chapel-of-Ease at Felliscliffe hold within them a wealth of local heritage via their Memorial Inscriptions and Burial Records. Why so many infant deaths, what was happening in society at the time of burial, was there a war or an illness affecting the population? How many local families are represented there and are there any well known names - or not so well nown but with an interesting story attached? Is the design of the Memorial interesting in terms of its art work or the language used?This section of our website aims to list phtographs of all Memorials, together with their Inscriptions and Church Records so that such questions may be answered by browsing or searching both now and in the foreseeable future - even long after some inscriptions may have faded beyond readability.
  • Wiliam Bell 1811-1879

  • Wiliam Lupton 1775-1859

  • Thomas Watson 1825 -1903

  • Hampsthwaite Bridge - photo

    "Hampsthwaite Bridge over the River Nidd. Built in 1598, rebuilt 1640, alterations made in the 19th century. I have been wanting to photograph this bridge for a while now; today the winter light, the sparse vegetation and the mottled snow that remained on the bank of a feeder drain, were perfect."Simon HillJanuary 17th 2021(click photo to return to full article)
  • Previous COVID-19 Announcements

    Previous announcements and updates from UK Gov and ACRE
  • DT Forge

    DT Forge exists to promote good craftsmanship in a rich variety of materials, using traditional hand crafting techniques, supplemented by modern tooling and processes. Products range from original designs in high quality materials to artefacts made by sensitive recycling of iconic objects with the aim of extending their lifespan. "Making something out of the ordinary, out of the ordinary”
  • Memorial Hall and COVID-19

    The Memorial Hall Management Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Memorial Hall Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the hall Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
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Information about Hampsthwaite

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Hampsthwaite is a North Yorkshire village 5 miles north west of Harrogate and lying to the south of the river Nidd.

See Notices and Events for details of Hampsthwaite events and activities



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Link to https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

LATEST COVID NEWS

Any new announcements affecting the Memorial Hall and life in Hampsthwaite in general will be posted here. You must take into account anything posted here first when planning any event or activity.

ROADMAP PUBLISHED

See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021#roadmap  


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Memorial Hall COVID Guidance and Procedures.

RoadMap Step 2: no earlier than 12 April

  • Community Buildings can open (but for small groups only without "mingling")
  • Indoor leisure (including gyms) open for use individually or within household groups.
  • All children’s activities, indoor parent & child groups (up to 15 parents - eg Toddler Group)
  • Funerals (30 max.), wakes, weddings and receptions (15 max.)

RoadMap Step 3: no earlier than 17 May

  • Indoor entertainment and attractions - inc. cinemas and children’s play areas (eg Film Nights)
  • Organised adult indoor group sports and exercise classes now permitted - (eg Zumba, Yoga, Pilates)
  • Most significant life events (now 30 max.)
  • Controlled indoor events of up to 1,000 people or 50% of a venue’s capacity, whichever is lower (for us this would be 125 max), will be permitted (eg conferences, theatre and concert performances and sports events)

RoadMap Step 4: no earlier than 21 June

  • Fully open as 'normal'.
  • May be some COVID-status certification (eg for travel but unlikely for us)
  • Events Research Programme (pilot starts April to check need for other measures to run events with larger crowd sizes and reduced social distancing) - Memorial Hall (or even whole village) events unlikely to be of a scale affected by these findings.


Link to https://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2020/04/06/extra-stops-added-to-ripon-mobile-post-office-route-2/

Change of Times: STARTING AUGUST 3rd

The Mobile Post Office service for Hampsthwaite will now call at the Memorial Hall each Thursday afternoon between 13.50hrs and 15.5hrs
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Businesses encouraged to register on online marketplace

A new website has been launched to enable North Yorkshire businesses and tradespeople who can work under Covid-19 restrictions to share what they offer with customers who need their services.

North Yorkshire Buy Local has been created by North Yorkshire County Council and can be found at www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local. Businesses and tradespeople that continue to provide essential goods and services during the outbreak are being encouraged to register now on this online marketplace.

Businesses can register on the site at www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local
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Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall Lottery Page - now LIVE!

A £1 ticket gets you the chance to win £25,000 - and much better odds than the National Lottery! Plus lots of other prizes!

In addition, our Memorial Hall benefits from 50% of ticket sales which are purchased via our web page - what's not to like? Help us get new toilets and make our stage area even better for the amazing productions regularly put on there.

Get as many of your friends as you can to buy a weekly ticket - and that can  include friends and family from anywhere in the UK!
Link to https://www.thelocallotto.co.uk/support/hampsthwaite-memorial-hall

Hampsthwaite is designated as a Conservation Area and the area to the north and west of Hampsthwaite is recognised as an Area of Great Landscape Value

The village has a mixed population of approximately 1200, living mainly alongside two main streets and within a more recent housing development, who enjoy the benefits of a close, mutually supportive community and access to a wide range of facilities. These include a Village Room and the Memorial Hall for larger events, post office, shop, and Joiners' Arms.

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Visit our History section for more information on Hampsthwaite past.

"A History of Hampsthwaite" - a series of books written and published by people in Hampsthwaite, and covering many aspects of village history, is now available for purchase - click here or on the book cover for more information

An Interactive Map of Hampsthwaite is available which provides links to database entries on many locations in the village.


Hampsthwaite CE Primary School is at the heart of the village and the focus for many community activities.

Link to Hampsthwaite in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The entry includes a comprehensive listing of other sites relating to Hampsthwaite obtained by clicking on the Map sources for Hampsthwaite link at the bottom of the page.
Link to https://www.industrialhistoryonline.co.uk/yiho/

Heritage Gateway

This website allows you to cross-search over 60 resources, offering local and national information relating to England’s heritage.

Just enter Hampsthwaite into the Search Box to uncover a listing of the records available which relate to Hampsthwaite's local heritage.

Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Online

Recording and Communicating Yorkshire's Industrial Heritage - this searchable database of Yorkshire's industrial heritage includes some references to places and people in Hampsthwaite.

The aim of YIHO is to provide free web access to information about Industrial Heritage Sites within the historic county of Yorkshire. YIHO is a fully searchable database, that has been developed by a group of Industrial History Societies, and which aims to provide an on-line repository for members' knowledge, photographs research notes, audio, and sound recording of industrial sites, artefacts and processes.

Link to https://maps.nls.uk/view/102344731
The National Library of Scotland has an online 'Map images' resource you can access and view all the maps they have scanned as high-resolution, colour, zoomable images. The maps date between 1560 and 1964 and although relate primarily to Scotland they also have maps of areas beyond Scotland, including old maps of Hampsthwaite.

The easiest way of finding material relating to any particular location is to use the Find by Place search tool. Note also that there is also a Side by Side tool which enables you to view an old map alongside a modern view to compare them.

Link to Streetmap.co.uk to see street maps of the village and surrounding area.

Link to Google Maps to see street maps, get directions on how to get here and search for local businesses.

Link to Flood maps enter your Post Code to see where the Environment Agency estimates there may be floodplains if the river rises above its banks.

Link to CalverleyInfo is dedicated to the collection and free publication of all historical and genealogical information pertaining to Calverley Parish and the surrounding district and villages - including Hampsthwaite.


The original Hampsthwaite village web site remains as an archive and may still be accessed by clicking here


Information about Hampsthwaite
Hampsthwaite is a North Yorkshire village 5 miles north west of Harrogate and lying to the south of the river Nidd.

See Notices and Events for details of Hampsthwaite events and activities



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