Fly Fishing – A Local Gem For this blog we are featuring a local fishery at Helwith Bridge just under 4 miles from the guest house as it deserves some recognition. Set in the spender of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the Settle to Carlisle railway and under the shadows of Pen-Y-Ghent […]
Despite the necessary social isolation from others, Langcliffe residents were still very sociable on the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The villagers decorated homes and public spaces with red, white and blue. After a sing along version of ‘We’ll Meet Again’ people got out their picnics and the celebration began just after three pm. Allan Evans used songs from the war to keep the VE Day spirit high. Jean Jelley used a flag that had been displayed at the first VE day to decorate her house. She remembers wearing a red, white, and blue belt with a new knitted skirt to her street party. Another veteran of the first VE celebration Rod Meredith said, “Everyone did a turn at the North London VE Day street party and when I was lifted up on to the long table, at the age of almost five, I took a deep breath and with great confidence and panache, began my rendition of the song as I had heard it; ‘Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
Yes! Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?’
Pam Tye and Judith Allinson entertained the neighbours with ukulele and penny whistle when the broadcast music ended. The party ended at 6 pm for this group and all agreed they had had a wonderful time. A team of facilitators, including the Parish Council, ensured everything in place. Everyone did a first-class job. The residents thank everyone, and each other, for all their efforts.
Fancy something different? A Dales Dip maybe? Les (Dales Dipper) is a friend of ours who, over the years has shared his passion for wild swimming on various social media platforms. Les has now combined his love for this pastime, so has now qualified officially to take both newbies and experienced wild water swimmers to […]
Farmers have helped to produce a new interactive map showing the location of important habitats in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – and are encouraging fellow land managers to use it to spot opportunities for new income streams and conservation work. The mapping tool – named ‘Re:Cover’ – is designed to help people looking to protect, expand […]