September 2017

Newsletter September 2017

Hello everyone! The newsletter is back. A massive computer failure saw it disappear from your screens for some months but now it is back and raring to go.

First of all a warm welcome to all the new “Friends” who have joined us this year and we hope to see you in the Library and art gallery soon at some of our events of the Autumn Season.

One of them – by the time you read this will have already taken place.

The Friends and the staff of Brighouse Library combined forces to hold a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses. It was a great success- plenty of cake, chat and money raised for this worthy cause. Pat Priestley -our Events Officer- had the idea and steered it through to its successful conclusion.
Together they raised £129.34p. Those cakes must have been good!!!!!

“Saturdays at the Rydings”

This is a series of talks which will take place the last Saturday of the month in Brighouse library, at 2 p.m.
Entry is £3.00. £2.00 for members of Friends of the Rydings
Refreshments are always available with usually some homemade biscuits!

September 30th : City and Rural Life in China. Sheila Lumm

October 28th. : The Worth Valley Railway.

November 25th : Islam and Community Relations

“Cake & a Slice & Something X-tra Nice”

Our coffee mornings have grown in popularity hopefully due to our delicious homemade cakes!
We have a small band of bakers but would welcome any other “bakers” who would like to join our Saturday Cakefest. Doors at the library open at 10.00 and we are in the gallery to approximately 12.30. Everyone is welcome for a coffee, tea a slice of cake and some friendly banter.

These mornings take place on the first Saturday of the month:

October 7th

November 4th


This will take place on December 2nd in the Art gallery form 10 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This was a very happy and successful event last year and we are hoping to repeat this again, this year.
It gets the festive spirit going and winds up our series of events for 2017.

“Comfy Chairs”

It was raised by some of our Friends, that there was a distinct lack of comfortable seating in the Art gallery. So some of the committee decided to sponsor a chair, for the gallery, to enable the public to enjoy the paintings in a more comfortable manner. So please enjoy them when you visit the Gallery.

The Gates

I hope you have noticed the newly painted gates on the pavement entrance. They look resplendent in their new colours and add a sense of importance as you enter the grounds of the Rydings.

More news next month. Hope to see you at the talks and coffee mornings soon. A warm welcome awaits.





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