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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Feast Construction projects

The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.

Feast Cabins Project

2012 will see the completion of this major project undertaken by the Hampsthwaite Feast Group and for the benefit of the whole community. The Feast Group wish to express their appreciation of the support given by Hampsthwaite Parish Council and our two junior football clubs. We also give special thanks to the following sponsors, all of whom contributed to make the project possible.

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The Waste Recycling Group Ltd are the major sponsors of the whole project. The WREN Small Grants Scheme(SGS) is one of a range of funding streams operated by WREN under the Landfill Communities Fund and it is this scheme which, in November 2011, awarded the majority of the funds needed to complete all work required.

This comprised:

  • a complete reworking of what were previously the nursery toilets, to make them more suitable for general use
  • provision of a new side door to provide direct access to the toilets and reorganisation of interior doors to improve access generally
  • completion of all access routes to ensure all users, including maintenance vehilces, can visit the cabins in all weathers.
  • provision of a durable and secure exterior store in which to house equipment for the two junior football clubs and others.
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A Community Chest grant, awarded by Harrogate Borough Council in November 2011, provided major funding to ensure the two Feast Cabins are easily accessible by wheelchair and pushchair users so that all residents can make full use of our play area and the new facilities located in the two cabins. HBC Planning Department were at all times supportive and helped to ensure the cabins were appropriately located.
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In autumn 2010, North Yorkshire most generously gifted the two Titan Portacabins to the community once their use became superfluous to the needs of our local primary school. Also in June 2011, the NYCC County Area Committee for the Harrogate District granted funds towards the improvement of access to them in their new location.
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We wish to express our thanks to the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund who were able to support our grant application in May 2011. This funded mains electricity and water services into Feast Field following ground works preparation by Feast volunteers on two weekends in early June 2011
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We are particularly grateful to Mark Smith and his team from HACS who managed the siting of the cabins into their final positions and provision of services to them. Their broad range of expertise and willingness to 'go the extra mile', ensured that the two cabins were securely located with proper connections to mains electricity, water and sewerage sytems - they even ensured we have a facility at the rear of the cabins for cleaning football boots!
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Without the full support of John Emsley it is doubtful the project would even have got of the ground - literally! Emsley Cranes came to the rescue when no other way of removing the unwanted cabins from the school playground could be found, and we were in awe of the skill demonstrated by the crews, as they positioned the two cabins with millimetre precision.

Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field
Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field

Feast Mini-Golf - July 2011

Mini-Golf PosterMini-Golf Poster (582k bytes)
Mini-Golf Score CardsMini-Golf Score Cards (2.46M bytes)
Mini-Golf LayoutMini-Golf Layout (333k bytes)

Memorial Hall Planters - 2006/7

BBQ project - 2005

Forge project - 2006

Link to the Feast section of the original Hampsthwaite Village web site

Feast Construction projects
The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.