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Village Hall
Womens Institute
Football Club
Cricket Club
Bowls Club
Golf Society
Civic Society
Croquet Club
Skipton Brass Band
Lions Ski Club
Craven Lawn Tennis Club
Craven Radio Amateur Group
Skipton and District Railway Society
Gargrave Village Hall
Location West Street, Gargrave
All enquiries contact the Village hall on: (01756) 748034
Caretaker Mrs Covey (Gargrave) 748866
Trustees Mr Brian Haggas.
Mrs Sheila. Fenwick.
Mr John Henderson.
Mr Dennis French.
President Mrs Veronica Fletcher
Chairman Roland Thomas
Vice Chairman Mr P Perls (01756-748758)
Treasurer Mr Ian Cresswell. (01756 748540)
Subscription Secretary Mrs M. Dawson. (01756-749755)
Committee Mesdames J.Phillip, D.Lambert, M.Dawson, E.Holmes, J.Heselton, Miss E.Heselton.
Messrs J.Stephenson.

Membership entitles you to participate in any of the following Village Hall's diverse activities. Weekly fees may also apply. Contact the following…
Ladies Section Mrs James. (01756-702107).
Dances and events
Lectures Tuesday evenings 7.30p.m.
Members £1.20 Non Members £1.50.
Mr Frank Laver. (01756-749609)
Over 60's Mrs Doreen Lambert. (01756-749495)
Meet Wednesday's 2p.m.
Dance Section. Mrs A. Davy. (01756-748446).
Modern Sequence dancing.
Pantomime. Isobel Nicholson. (01756 749333).
Pantomime and events.
Art Exhibition. Mrs Woodhouse. (01756-749421).
Indoor Bowls. Mrs Doreen Lambert. (01756-749495)
Tuesday & Thursday afternoon.
Wednesday evening. Plus others
Snooker Section. Mr A. Cockshott. (01756-749586)
Snooker is run as a separate entity and has a membership fee. There are three tables and the club is open seven days per week to Snooker Club members only.
Fleamarkets. Caroline (01756)749235.

Regular weekly activities in the hall also include Weight Watchers every Tuesday evenings and Prescott School of Dance for younger childen on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

All public events organised by the above sections and Management are advertised in the "Events" section of this Web Site and are updated on a regular basis.
Women's Institute
President: Mrs Jean Banks
Tel: Gargrave 749228
Secretary Mrs M Mason
Tel: 749505
Treasurer Mrs O Payne
Tel: 749727
Commitee Mesd. Baldwin, Banks, Heseltine
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the Hillage Hall annexe. All visitors are welcome.

Gargrave Football Club
Ground Skipton Road, Gargrave.
President Mr Paul Watson 01756-748056
Chairman Mr John Thompson 01756-749235
Secretary Mrs Caroline Thompson 01756-749235
Treasurer Mr Dennis French 01756-759440
First Team Manager David Jameson. 01756 748126
Reserve Team Manager Luke Boatwright
In this season the teams will be in Craven League Premier Division and Division 2.
Offers of help gratefully received.

Location On Skipton Road, Gargrave at the entrance to the village from Skipton.
President Keith French
Chairman Martin Thompson (Tel 01756-748309)
Secretary Raymond Jones (Tel 01535- 635230)
Treasurer Y.Storr
Junior league officials R. Marshall.    (01756-748479)
P.Smith.       (01756- 749504)
1st team captain TBA
2nd team captain E. Stanley
Commitee T. Cockshott.  P. Cowburn. T. Cowburn.
M. Cox. C. Flood.  A. Jones.  T. Malik.
R. Marshall.  A. Robinson. A. Smith.
C. Smith.  P. Smith.  E. Stanley.
R. Storr.   Y. Storr.
Umpires A. Cockshott.  M.A. Cox.
The first and second teams play in the Craven League.
The club also hopes to run three Junior sides in the forth coming season. unior teams. Sponsors are urgently required as follows:-
Match Ball Sponsors. (£20 per match).
Vice Presidents. (Annual subscription minimum £10)
Club members. (Annual subscription. £5)
If you can help contact either Martin Thompson or Tom Campbell. (phone numbers above)
Gargrave Bowling Club
Location Marton Road. Gargrave
(behind the Masons Arms)
President Colin Brooks
Chairman Mr Andrew Cleminson
Secretary L. Hall. Scaleber Farm. Gargrave.
                    Tel: 01756 749320.
Veterans Secretary Norman Embleton
Treasurer Mrs Ruth Abbott
"A" Team captain M.A.  Cox
"B" Team captain John Hall
Commitee N. Embleton. R. Wharton. M.A. Cox.
                        J. Hall.  N. Green.

Masons Arms Millennium Golf Society
Location Masons Arms
Marton Road. Gargrave
Chairman Chris Smales
Secretary Peter Duck
Treasurer Gordon Currie
Captain Robert Davis
Vice Captain David Leach
Subscriptions New Members £30 (Includes joining fee)
Existing Members £25

Civic Society
Chairman Sue Harland. 01756-748623
Treasurer Ken Hammond 01756-749301
Secretary Vacant
Membership Secretary Margaret Hammond  
Committee Members Elizabeth Telegdy. Helen Paulger.  Melanie Hall Chris Wright.  Chris Lloyd.  Trevor Batchelor.  Audrey Tattersall.
Fees Full Members £6 per annum
Unwaged members. £4 per annum
Croquet Club
Contact Mr Roy Berry Tel: 01756 748065
Skipton Brass Band
Skipton Brass Band draw players from all over the region, experienced as well as anyone who would like to learn to play a brass instrument.
Their services are free of charge and they have a number of instruments which people may use.
Contact Tel: 07074 754786
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Rehearsal Details:-

7:30pm,  Mondays at Christchurch Crypt, Skipton - Senior Band
6:30pm,  Thursdays at Christchurch Crypt, Skipton - Learners Band
8:00pm,  Thursdays at Christchurch Crypt, Skipton - Senior Band
Lions Ski Club
For further details of Lions Ski Club see
Craven Lawn Tennis Club
Location: Off Smithy Croft/Swire Croft Roads
              Gargrave. Tel: 01756 749469 (Clubhouse)
Facilities: 5 Grass courts (also used for Croquet in summer)
2 All weather courts
Clubhouse with kitchen, table tennis table, changing rooms with toilets & showers.
The club is very active, as well as adult tennis there are children / teenager sections and coaching. The club also includes a croquet section. For the most up to date information on the club, visit the website here.
Craven Radio Amateur Group (CRAG)
Craven Radio Amateur Group (CRAG) meet fortnightly in the 'Old Swan' Gargrave.
Further information at
Skipton and District Railway Society
Skipton and District Model Railway Society hold monthly presentations/slide shows during the winter months and outdoor excursions of railway interest during the summer.
Meetings: 2.5 hours one evening per week
Further information at