Filmed in Yorkshire

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A day studying dozens of feature films that were made in Yorkshire

10.00am - 4.00pm
Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall

Ever since Louis le Prince filmed Leeds Bridge carriages in 1888 every part of Yorkshire has been a film set - Elizabeth; Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves; Room At The Top, Yanks; The Full Monty; Billy Elliot; All Creatures Great and Small; Chariots of Fire, Harry Potter ,Calendar Girls. Dustin Hoffman, Richard Attenborough, Michael Caine, Bette Davis, Kevin Costner, Anthony Hopkins, Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John Mills, John Schlesinger, Ken Russell, Vanessa Redgrave, Tara Fitzgerald, John Cleese, Ewan McGregor, Judi Dench, etc. have all filmed here in Yorkshire.

COURSE LEADER Stephen Brown - author, journalist and broadcaster (

FEE £29.50. Means-tested benefit concessions: £15.00

Lunch has been booked with our usual excellent caterers plus a little more besides.

MORE DETAILS: Cheques ('Stephen Brown'), + tear-off slip to Stephen Brown, 88 Prince Rupert Drive, Tockwith, YorkYO26 7QS obtainable from the downloadable form or e-mail or call 01423 359142 or 07521 705350


Hampsthwaite in Bloom

IE5 icon Link to Hampsthwaite in Bloom web site for details of the judges' comments during their visits.

Number 24 Bus Service

Withdrawal of winter Sunday and Bank Holiday Services.

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Waste Recycling in North Yorkshire

find out more about new ways of dealing with York and North Yorkshire’s waste, including proposals for a waste recycling and energy recovery facility at the existing Allerton Quarry site, next to the A1.

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Hunt for Veteran Trees

The North Yorkshire County Council ecology team are looking for keen members of the public to help with the hunt for veteran trees across the county.

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Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund

This fund will award grants between £200 to £2500 to local charities and community groups in the parishes of Felliscliffe, Hampsthwaite, Birstwith, Norwood, Menwith with Darley, Haverah Park with Beckwithshaw and Fewston for projects that are innovative and that can demonstrate they will make a real difference to people lives.

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20's Plenty For Us

20's Plenty For Us was formed in order to campaign for the implementation of 20 mph as the default speed limit on residential roads in the UK.

Research has shown that the vast majority of the public would like 20 mph on residential roads. 2006 changes in Dept for Transport guidelines have relaxed the recommendations and in many residential areas 20 mph limits may be set without any physical measures at all.

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Smart Water

During our recent Neighbourhood Watch presentations, we were introduced to SmartWater - a simple colourless, odourless and non-toxic spray that uniquely identifies any product. SmartWater has been used in crime reduction programmes worldwide and has been proven to reduce crimes such as burglary and car-crime, by over 80% in some cases. Click on the logo or link to for further details

A pack suitable for marking up all domestic items is available for less than £45 from:
SmartWater Technology Limited
PO Box 136

Tel:0870 2428899


Yorkshire in Bloom


Parish Plans

web link Presentation on Parish Plans by Jo Buffey, Development Officer (North Yorkshire) for the Yorkshire Rural Community Council
web link LInk to The Countryside Agency web site for an explanation of Parish Plans and to view examples

Litter and Dog Fouling

Email: to suggest amendments or additions.