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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

    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.
  • 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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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.