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Making a splash
for charity
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GETTING WET IN A GOOD CAUSE: Mervyn Beecroft  and Richard Houseman raised £100 for charity by getting pledges from spectactors to undergo the Bishop Monkton Beck Challenge at a fund-raising village BBQ  The event, organised by Emma and Steve Oates, raised £1,300 for the Bardet Bierdi Society. Emma and Steve would like to thank everyone who supported the event.

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Congratulations
on promotion

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CONGRATULATIONS to our cricketers on winning promotion to Division 3 in the penultimate match of the season. They beat local rivals Burton Leonard 2nds  on Saturday by a resounding nine wickets!
Go to SPORT/CRICKET for match report.
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Overall winner
at our big
Produce Show

PAUL GOSNEY who won The Walmsley Plate as
Overall Winner at the Bishop Monkton Produce Show,
pictured in his greenhouse.


VISITORS are impresssed by the high standard of entries at this year's Produce Show.
Go to NEWS/Produce Show 2014 for main results and more photos.

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Winners of the
Eddie Bowes Trophy



TROPHY WINNERS:   Jan Laker, John Kerr and Christine Wood pictured after receiving the Eddie Bowes Trophy for random triples. With them is Florence Bowes who presented the trophy.

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Another century for
Charlie Hutchinson


CHARLIE HUTCHINSON is congratulated on completing
yet another century.  The team is currently top of the table
and has already won promotion to Division 3.


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GENERAL NEWS ITEMS (click on photo for more)
  • Great War feature

    You can still read the whole of our Greart War feature by clicking on THE GREAT WAR 1914-18 on the navigastion bar (left). Then click on any of the listed item of interest to you.


  • Best pub float

    TREVOR AND CAROL dressed up to ride on their float in the St Wilfred's Day Procession in Ripon where they won the trophy for Best Pub Float.


VILLAGE NOTICEBOARD
REMEMBERING THE 'FEW'
This picture of a Spitfire taken recently by Chris Higgins at Duxford on the Merlin flying day, reminds us that Monday was the anniversary of The Battle of Britain.
The picture jogged the memory of Richard and Pat Field, recently back from a Baltic cruise. On the first day, at Dover, a lone Spitfire from Biggin Hill was used to make a series of low level flights over the ship to the strains of Vera Lynn singing 'The White Cliffs of Dover'.
Richard's attempts  to picture the Spitfire on its low level flights over the ship failed miserably so he is glad to use Chris's picture instead!  (See also Picture of the Month).

FOR EARLY BIRDS

The Saint Michael's Hospice Sunrise Walk will start from Bishop Monkton Village Hall this year on Sunday, October 12 starting at 5.30am!
Walkers are staring from the hall then walking across the fields to the canal path and into Ripon to the Cathedral where Bacon Butties are being served.
Anyone wishing to join the walk should contact Emily Eiserwood oneisherwood@saintmichaelshospice.org
 

HERITAGE DAYS
Each year St John Baptist Church opens its doors for 'Heritage Open Days'.  This event happens this year from Thursday to Sunday, September 11 to 14 during which time historic properties nationwide are open for all to visit. 
This year our Church has an added attraction. Posters have remained in place after the World War 1 Memorial Service identifying the history of those from the village who died in the Great War.  Also the material about the Great War from the bishopmonktontoday website will be available for visitors to read. A good opportunity for those villagers not on-line to be able to read it for thermselves.

GOODBYE BRIAN
AND THELMA


Last Thursday we said a sad farewell to Brian and Thelma Richardson. They left their home in Melrose Drive to move to Northallerton where they will be nearer to members of their family.
Thelma has been a member of Bishop Monkton Women's Institute for the past 15 years, and this year was President. She has also served as a Co-ordinator for the LifeSavers.
Brian has been table tennis representative on the Village Hall & Playing Fields Committee and was leader of the Wednesday morning table tennis group. He was a founder member of Bishop Monkton Life Savers since the scheme began five years ago and has been on call as a first responder for at least two days every month ever since.
Both have been valuable members of our community and will be sadly missed.
In a message from Northallerton Brian writes: 'The move went very well and we are in (just) but still can’t move for boxes and furniture which is just too big for this property. Think we are going to have to be much more ruthless'.

ON TARGET
Bill Flentje,
who researched the World War 1 rifle range at Wormald Green, has kindly provided a revised and extended report about this remarkable facility. The new version can be read by going to THE 1914-18 WAR/Wormald Green Rifle Range.

KEEPING IN TOUCH
A new way of communicating with his flock has been started by The Revd. Dr. Jonathan Singh, assistant curate at Bishop Monkton and Burton Leonard Churches.
Jonathan has started producing and circulating a bright and well-designed weekly e-newsletter which contains notices and news from both the Diocese and our two churches.
Jonathan has shown himself to be a computer whiz. Just one more job for him in his very busy schedule!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Bishop Monkton Bowling Club is to be congratulated on winning both the Bateman and Dalesman Leagues this season - the first time they have pulled off this notable 'double'.
For more details go to SPORTS/Bowls.


GARAGE SALE SUCCESS
A novel village-wide event, The Great Bishop Monkton Garage Sale, was a huge success attracting 16 stalls which were erected outside houses. on driveways or in gardens with 150 buyers seeking bargains.
Maps were made available free from the Parish Church gates to direct customers to the stalls which will be dotted around the village.
Profits went to to participating stall holders each of whom was asked to make a reasonable donation from it to church. The event raised £468 for Parish Church funds.

MP's SURGERIES
Julian Smith
MP is holding surgeries in September, November and December in Ripon. Bishop Monkton residents are welcome to attend.
Go to WHAT'S ON/ Coming events. 

PARKING OFFER
The Manager of The Moody Cow, Martin Spalding, has advised us that he is willing to allow local villagers to use their car park so as to make easier use of the public transport from the nearby bus stop to Ripon, or to Harrogate and Leeds or beyond.
Thanks, Martin.

TO PLANT NEW HEDGE
A hundred hawthorne saplings are to be planted on the boundary of the Bishop Monkton Queen Elizabeth ll Field opposite the new estate before the winter.
Another development is that a new storeroom has been constructed this month at a cost of £12,000. This building will be used for storing heavy equipment which will free off space in the existing  store.
It is also planned to add a new concrete path round the side of the hall.

WASTE COLLECTION DATES
Here are the week commencing collection dates for household waste and recycling items.
Grey (household landfill waste in grey topped wheely bin): June 9/23. Jul 7/21.
Green (black box and blue bag): June 2/16/30. July 14/28.

LOCAL WEATHER:
Click below to find what the local weather has in store.
CLICK HERE for forecast

 
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CONTACTING US

Editor: Richard Field
Website:
www.bishopmonktontoday.btck.co.uk
E-mail:EditorBMToday@aol.com

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16 September 2014

Visitors to site since launch in 2005: 
210,453
Reached 200,000: 27 May 2014
End of 2013:   182,475
Visitors in 2013: 31,297
Record one day visitors: 435 on 25 September 2012
Record one month visitors: 4,152 on June 2012
Target by end of 2014: 210,000

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