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  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: info@hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com URL: www.hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsthwaiteAG
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953
  • HAMPSTHWAITE UNDER THREAT!

     
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See: https://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/portal/pp/lp/as17/as17
  • Brookfield Garth Proposed Development

    HAMPSTHWAITE ONCE AGAIN UNDER THREAT! PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BROOKFIELD GARTH, HAMPSTHWAITE  
  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
  • Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite

    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
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Groups and Societies

Dancing for Well-Being

Link to http://www.dancingforwellbeing.org
Come and enjoy music, fun and laughter with like-minded people at the Dancing for Well-Being group at the Memorial Hall, Hollins Lane on Wednesdays at 11.00 a.m. til 12.30 p.m.

You can dance SITTING or STANDING, you don't need a partner, you can move at the right level for you, and you don't need a good memory.

Dancing for Well-Being is ideal if you find other exercise/dance classes too much, e.g. if you have mobility/balance problems, use a walking aid or wheelchair, if you have heart or breathing problems, or conditions like arthritis, Parkinson's or dementia.

The cost is £5, which includes refreshments. For more information you can visit http://www.dancingforwellbeing.org or call Jackie Terry on 01423 531235, or email her at info@dancingforwellbeing.org
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Brownies

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Pack meets in the Memorial Hall on Tuesday evenings between 6.00pm and 7.30pm.

Gardening Club

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Meetings in the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall at 8.00pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, September to May, unless otherwise stated.

This friendly Club welcomes anyone who is interested in the many and varied aspects of gardening

See also the Hampsthwaite Events calendar

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Hampsthwaite and Birstwith Junior Football Club

Link to http://www.hbjfc.co.uk/

HBJFC is run for the benefit of children living, or attending school, within the Hampsthwaite and Birstwith area catering for boys and girls ages 6 through to 11. Saturday morning coaching sessions are run in Hampsthwaite on Feast Field. For details visithttp://www.hbjfc.co.uk/

Hampsthwaite in Bloom

Link to http://www.yorkshireinbloom.co.uk/

See the Yorkshire in Bloom website for details of this campaign which is open to all communities in the County, from villages through to the largest cities. It aims to encourage people to work together to care for their local environment. Entrants are judged according to a set of criteria which include floral enhancement, community, cleanliness, permanent landscaping, conservation and recycling.

Hampsthwaite Feast

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Hampsthwaite residents are welcome to attend and to participate in the organisation of this major annual event.


See the Feast section of this web site for more details

Hampsthwaite Picture House

Link to http://www.bfi.org.uk/neighbourhoodcinema/hampsthwaite-picture-house

Check the programme of film screenings by visiting the Hampsthwaite Picture House website. Films screened at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends sat at our convivial, candle-lit tables with refreshments, 'nibbles', food and bar as appropriate to the film being shown.

Tickets available from Hampsthwaite Post Office ( or at the door if available) - why not book a table and come as a group?

Hampsthwaite Players

Link to https://www.facebook.com/TheHampsthwaitePlayers

Hampsthwaite Players present two productions each year! A spring production normally a Play, which generally falls around the last week of March, the Group also present an autumn pantomime towards the end of November. Anyone wishing to join the group can do so by contacting Phil (secretary) or Michael Binns (chairman) either by any member of the Hampsthwaite Players or e-mailing hampsthwaite.players@ntlworld.com

Indoor Bowls

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Wednesday and Friday afternoons in the Memorial Hall

Ladies Keep Fit

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In the Memorial Hall each Tuesday from 8.,00pm until 9.30pm

Mother and Toddler Group

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We meet every Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am at Memorial Hall. We have crafts, art, toys, singing and refreshments. Mums, Dads & Grandparents welcome to bring their children. Open Term Time Only.

Mothers' Union

Link to http://www.stthomasabeckethampsthwaite.org.uk/mothersunion.html

Meetings in the Village Room every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Visit http://www.stthomasabeckethampsthwaite.org.uk/mothersunion.html for details

Nidderdale Bridge Club

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Mondays at 7.15pm in the Memorial Hall

Snooker and Billiards Club

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New members welcome

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome new and old members to join our friendly club

Situated at the Memorial Hall in Hampsthwaite, we provide high quality playing facilities for those who wish to play socially or who would like to compete in one of our league teams.

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Tennis Club

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Meet at Birstwith

Village Show

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Organised each year on the weekend following the 17th July - the same day as the Feast

Village Society

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To preserve and improve the character and amenities of the village. To promote activities of interest to the members.

"Where friends meet hearts warm"
- Scottish proverb

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Wednesday Fellowship Network

Link to http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/PhotoFrames/WRY/HampsthwaiteMethodist.html

Every 3rd Wednesday at 2.30pm in the Methodist Church

Wednesday Group

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Meets on the first Wednesday of each month

Women's Institute

Link to http://www.hampsthwaitewi.com/

What do YOU know about the LARGEST women's organisation in the country?

Hampsthwaite WI meets at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall on the first Monday of the month.

Contact Us:

Website :
www.hampsthwaitewi.com/
Email :
contact@hampsthwaitewi.com

About Us:

Join us in our 70th year for a fabulous year of experiences and discussions with a few competitions and lucky draws on the way!

Have a look at our 2017 Programme from Hedgehogs to Healthcare, from Local history to Music. Along with our WI ethos of making our voices count.

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Walking

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Thursday evenings from April to September - meet outside the Post Office at 7.00pm