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  • Memorial Hall and COVID-19

    Following Lockdown, Village and Community Halls were able to accommodate indoor sport and exercise, dancing classes and certain other performance-related activity from 25th July 2020.The Memorial Hall Management Committee is taking a 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
  • VE Day 75 - Stay at Home Street Party - 8th May 2020

    Stay at Home Street Party - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden”.The village was bedecked in red, white and blue bunting (see also a short video taken by resident Charles Charlesworth on the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall FaceBook page)Teas were prepared by the local coffee shop, Sophie's.With sandwiches, sausage roll, cream scone and Victoria sponge. One recipient later declared it to be “As good as tea at the Ritz”. A VE day quiz was also distributed with each tea.A group of volunteers distributed the teas, one came appropriately dressed in an outfit from the 1940s
  • Frank and Peggy Shuffe - Licensees at the Joiners Arms 1956-1977

    Frank Shuffe, the from 1956, was an English professional footballer who played as a right back for Bradford City and later became trainer at Valley Parade.On leaving football he became manager of the The Prospect Hotel at Ecckeshill, Bradford during October 1953 before moving on to become Landlord of the Joiner's Arms in 1956 Frank died at Harrogate Hospital on 7 February 1973 after a short illness aged 55. Peggy continued on with their son John, a keen sportsman, until she retired in 1978 and moved to live near friends in Scotland  
  • The 'Spanish Flu' - Hampsthwaite 1918

    Milly Hebblethwaite was  a delightful and diligent 14 year old pupil at Hampsthwaite school, who came from a growing family who lived in the Hollins.  The previous year the school had given her a prize for her excellent attendance.  She died of influenza on 10th November, 1918;  This was one day before the end of the ‘War to end wars,’ the first World war.[article by Angela Sansam - June 2020]
  • DTOnline

    DT Online aims to provide, free at the point of use, a substantive resource base generated by teachers and educationalists to support Design and Technology education.The project is supported by the enterprises listed below.
  • Here I Belong by Matt Hartley

    Performed by Falling Stars Theatre Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, North Yorkshire, HG3 2EJSat 25th April 2020Travel through time from 1953 to the present day in this moving, funny and charming play about village life. Elsie has lived in the village for sixty years. She has seen elections, weddings, wars, people coming, people going. The village is where her daughter grew up, it’s where her husband died and it’s where she’s going to stay.Performed by Falling Stars Theatre. Known for their immersive style of performance they will capture your imagination and make you feel like you are living the play with the characters. Don’t miss this opportunity to see exciting, engaging theatre right on your doorstep.Tickets available via TicketSource at : https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/whats-on/hollins-lane/hampsthwaite-memorial-hall/here-i-belong-by-matt-hartley-performed-by-falling-stars-theatre/2020-04-25/19:30/t-amzgoq
  • VE Day 76 – Saturday 8th May 2021

    Our Memorial Hall was built to honour the fallen in two world wars and give thanks to those who returned. It is appropriate therefore that we played our full part in the national celebrations and village activities which were planned for May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - moved to Friday 8th May for the purpose - but which had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.In its place we supported a very successful  - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden” which was organised by local volunteers and received support from the Knabs Rdge Community Fund.The intention now is to repeat this for VJ Day on August 15th 2020 and, on this occasion, funding support will be provided by the Memorial Hall
  • UCI Road World Cycling Championships Come Through Hampsthwaite 2019

    Click on the NYCC Interactive Map below to see details of all road closures, parking restrictions, diversions and race timings. Briefly for Hampsthwaite they are as follows:Tuesday 24th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 23 Sep 22:00 - 24 Sep 18:30 - Road closed:  08:30 - 17:30 Mens U23 Individual Time Trial due to come through between 10:35 and 12:18 Women Elite Individual Time Trial due to come through between15:07 and 16:35 Saturday 28th Sept. 2019 for High Street and Elton Lane : No Parking: 27 Sep 22:00 - 28 Sep 16:00 - Road closed: 28 Sep 13:40 - 15:00 Publicity Caravan - leaves Ripon at 12.34 so due here around 1.10pm Women Elite Road Race due to come through between14.29 and 14.47 Click on the FanZone image to see full details of the many attractions on Harrogate centre during race week
  • Plans, Layouts and Resources

    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall can provide facilities and resources for most events and has a good car park with marked spaces for over 50 cars. There is a well-equipped kitchen and catering area with dishwasher, water-heater, micro-wave, Rangemaster Pro induction cooker and ample supplies of crockery, glassware and cutlery. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Servery with hatchways through to both the Main Hall and Dining Room (or small hall) which can be used as a bar. The Memorial Hall is licenced to sell alcohol. The Main Hall includes a well-equipped stage area and Green Room at one end, with P.A. system, both rear and front projection facilities for DVD, Blu-ray or data, ample stage-lighting, star-cloth, a mirror ball, and can be rigged with a ceiling canopy if needed. The Main Hall can open out into the adjacent Sun Lounge to accommodate larger numbers or as a bar area. The Dining Room, or small hall, is used for meetings, for groups, to place a buffet for example, or as another alternative bar area. There are ample chairs to furnish each of the spaces using either rectangular or circular tables. Table cloths and chair covers are available on request.
  • George Frederick Grimshaw - biography

    George Frederick Grimshaw 20th October 1914 - 17th June 1940
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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




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.

Prime Minister's statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 31 July 2020

  • Face Coverings are required in cinemas
  • No live performances
  • Wedding celebrations not now to be allowed
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Memorial Hall COVID Guidance and Procedures.

Following Lockdown, Village and Community Halls were able to accommodate indoor sport and exercise, dancing classes and certain other performance-related activity from 25th July 2020.

The Memorial Hall Management Committee have now conducted a Risk Assessment and is taking a steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure. R
evised Conditions of Hire and associated guidance have been produced with a view to our being able to accept bookings and resume most activities from September 1st 2020- see Memorial Hall and COVID-19.

It would be must helpful if groups contemplating starting up again in the foreseeable future could download and complete the Memorial Hall Re-opening Questionnaire below.

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


Link to https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/vjday/

VJ DAY - 15th August 2020

Our Memorial Hall was built to honour the fallen in two world wars and give thanks to those who returned. It is appropriate therefore that we played our full part in the national celebrations and village activities which were planned for May Day Bank Holiday 2020 - moved to Friday 8th May for the purpose - but which had to be cancelled because of Covid-19.

In its place we supported a very successful "Stay at Home Street Party - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden” which was organised by local volunteers and received support from the Knabs Rdge Community Fund.

The intention now is to repeat this for VJ Day on August 15th 2020 and, on this occasion, funding support will be provided by the Memorial Hall

Link to http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/buy-local

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

Link to https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/6Y68XD5
Please click on the text and complete our short survey to help us improve our Memorial Hall

As part of the Memorial Hall management committee we are looking for your support, we are looking at how we can improve the Memorial Hall and its facilities... we have a 9 question survey asking you to rate our project ideas and space to add any ideas you have...

We need your support to prove the need for these projects, if you could spare 2 minutes of your time we would be greatly appreciated.

Link to https://www.thelocallotto.co.uk/support/hampsthwaite-memorial-hall

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.

Link to https://www.industrialhistoryonline.co.uk/yiho/

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.

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://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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