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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
Bookings answerphone: (01756) 668218
Please supply your contact details, the date and the room you would like to book.
All Enquiries: (01756) 748098
Caretakers Paul Taylor (07895) 669057
Trustees Mr. J.Henderson
Mr. J.Taylor
Mr. I.Cresswell
Chairman Mr R. Thomas (01756) 748098
Vice Chairman Mr. F.Laver (01756) 749609
Secretary and bookings Sally Jennings (01756) 748098
Treasurer Mr Ian Cresswell.
Membership Secretary Mr. P.Ellis
Committee Mesdames S.Jennings, J.Phillip, J.Heselton, M.Sonley, C.Thompson, J.Provan.
Messrs R.Thomas, F.Laver, I.Cresswell, P.Ellis, P.Covey, S.Smith, M.Johnson.
Ladies section Sally Jennings (01756) 748098
Pantomime sectionMr.D.Faulkner 01756 749443
Art SectionMr.A.Poxon 01756 749686
Modern Sequence Dance SectionMr.J.Stephenson 01535 632935
Indoor bowlsMrs.N.Green 01756 749620
The Wednesday ClubMrs.V.Fletcher 01756 749347
Bingo SectionMr. M.Johnson 01756 748062
SnookerMr. S.Smith 01756 749340
Tai ChiMr.I.Cresswell 01756 748540

See the Events section for events happening at the Village Hall.
Women's Institute
ContactOlive Payne
Tel: 749727
Meetings held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
in the Village Hall annexe. All visitors are welcome.

Gargrave Football Club
GroundSkipton Road, Gargrave.
PresidentMr Paul Watson01756-748056
ChairmanMr John Thompson01756-749235
Secretary Mrs Caroline Thompson 01756-749235
Treasurer Mr Dennis French 01756-759440
First Team ManagerJonathon Chapman(01535) 649285 (07796) 147674
Second Team ManagerSimon Boatwright(07791) 196547
In this season the teams will be in Craven League Premier Division and Division 1.
Offers of help gratefully received.
Location On Skipton Road, Gargrave at the entrance to the village from Skipton.
President R. Jones
Chairman A. Cockshott
Secretary E. Stanley
Treasurer M. Thompson
Child Welfare Officer R. Jones
League Representative M. Thompson
Junior league officials P.Smith.       (01756- 749504)
P. Messenger
1st XI captain C. Flood
1st XI Vice-captain C. Lambert
2nd XI captain E. Stanley
2nd XI Vice-captain T. Boreham
Umpires A. Cockshott.  A. Robinson.
Commitee J.Beckwith; T.Boreham; A.Cockshott; P.Cowburn; T.Cowburn; J.Lambert; P.Smith; A.Robinson; T.Spensley; E.Stanley; R.Storr.

The first and second teams play in the Craven League.

The club also hopes to run three Junior sides in the forth coming season. 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, Ed Stanley or A.Cockshot.

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
Contact Glyn Turton 01756-748160
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