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  • 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
  • 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  
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Mail Merge Lists

Contact details of friends and family for example, can be entered into a spreadsheet or database application to create lists which can be stored, edited, sorted and used to produce outputs such as address labels.

Common 'Office Suites' of software include both a spreadsheet application and a wordprocessor which, when used in combination, can accomplish the task.

Creating a Contacts List

This task can be accomplished used a spreadsheet application or one of the Office Suites of software or even one of the two online versions.
 

Creating Address Labels and Mail Merging

Moving data between applications

In general, most software applications save out files ‘in their own image’, as proprietary file types, and it is these you can usually just click on to open and run the program. To see what else is available, it is often necessary to select 'Export' or 'Save as . .' and click down arrows against prompts such as 'Save as type' to reveal the range of possible file types to export into.

Similarly, applications are increasingly able to receive files in a range of file formats and these can be seen via drop-downs alongside Open or Import options found in File menus.

Saving worksheets:

A common basic file format for spreadsheets is CSV (comma separated variable) and almost all will save out and/or accept data in this format.

The 'native' output format for MS Office Excel however is XLSX (or XLS for older versions) and LibreOffice defaults to ODS but these can be changed if required using the Save as... option.

MS Excel Online will automatically be stored on your One Drive but can be saved on your computer as an XLSX file using the Download a Copy... option from the More menu (indicated by a 3 dots graphic at top right).

Similarly, Google Sheets will automatically be stored on your Google Drive but can be saved on your computer in any of the formats mentioned using the Download as... option from the File menu

Opening or importing worksheets:

Both MS Office and LibreOffice will accept CSV, XLS, XLSX and ODS simply by dragging and dropping the file on to an empty worksheet (although Excel hiccups a little when offered ODS in this way!).

To use an existing spreadsheet within MS Excel Online, it must first be uploaded on to your One Drive using the Upload option. All file formats mentioned are accepted.

Similarly, spreadsheets are first Imported on to your Google Drive from where they can be accessed by Google Sheets for editing.

Viewing file format extensions:

The file extension showing the file format (e.g. CSV or XLSX) is often hidden from view on Windows computers but can be revealed by opening a folder (eg My Documents), and ensuring the box against File name extensions in the View menu is ticked.

Alternatively find 'Folder options'. (e.g. by simply searching for Folder Options). Choose the View tab from the top and look down the list to find the box marked 'Hide extensions for known file types'. Ensure this box is not ticked.

 

Mail Merge Lists

Contact details of friends and family for example, can be entered into a spreadsheet or database application to create lists which can be stored, edited, sorted and used to produce outputs such as address labels.

Common 'Office Suites' of software include both a spreadsheet application and a wordprocessor which, when used in combination, can accomplish the task.