The community web site of the village of Bellerby in Lower Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, DL8
About Bellerby
Meeting Places
Yoredale Art Club Tuesdays 1.20-4.00pm, Memorial Hall, (September-March, outdoors in summer).
Contact Judy Farrar 01748 824514.
Other Local Activities
last updated Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:05
Middleham and Dales Local History Group
Meetings and short courses, concentrating on local history
Contact Tony Keates 01969 640436 - email dotandtonyk$ (replace the $ with an @)
Wensleydale Society
Monthly talks in winter on Friday 7.30-9.00, West Burton Village Hall and autumn-spring walks programme. Coach service from Leyburn. Secretary Dr R.H. Donaldson 01969 624609.
Yoredale Natural History Society
Monthly talks in Autumn and Spring. Walks programme April - October.
Secretary Barbara Bootland 01969 663656.
Wensleydale Decorative and Fine Arts Society.
Meets 2nd Tuesday in the month, October - May at 2.00pm and May & June at 8.00pm, at Middleham Key Centre. Membership Secretary Elaine Frances 01969 624203.
Local groups and activities are listed in Leyburn Life, delivered free each month to every household. Other local events and notices are reported in the Darlington and Stockton Times, published each Friday.

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Study Group

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The Bellerby Study Group, now in its 26th year, is a group from Bellerby and the surrounding area that originated as a WEA class which over several years researched the village's history culminating in the production of the book 'Bellerby: a Dalesend Village' and a number of articles which are in Leyburn Library.

It has since developed into a group which meets each Wednesday, in term time, from October to April and hears speakers on a variety of subjects both of local and general interest. Members are drawn from Bellerby, Leyburn and from further afield. It is a very friendly and welcoming group and a great way to keep in touch with neighbours and meet new friends.

The Bellerby Study Group is an excellent way to get to know people in the village. You can keep your mind active through our series of interesting talks and keep physically fit by joining our summer walks.

Publications available from Bellerby Study Group
Step by Step Round Bellerby … a Dalesend village walk. - by June Hall £1.00
Bellerby: a Dalesend Village. - by David S Hall £5.50

In summer, members organise a series of walks in the Dales. They leave from The Cross Tree on the village green on alternate Sunday mornings at 10.45am. These walks commence in the Spring

We also arrange a summer visit, and following the Autumn programme we get together before Christmas for an evening meal out.

If you would like to join us contact the following for further details
Bridget Swann telephone 01969 624418 for further information.
Colin Nesbitt Walks Organiser 01969 624897

All meetings are at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Church Street, Bellerby.
followed by tea home-made cakes.

Fees just £10 per term for members. Visitors £2.00 per person per meeting.
Visitors and new members are always welcome.
Contact: Bridget Swann 01969 624418

Memorial Hall

Bellerby Study Group

Programme for Spring Term 2014

Wed 22nd January Places visited while working with Bats Digby Angus
Wed 29th January Après moi le Deluge ? 617 Squadron Past & Present Flt lt Jonny Mulhall
Wed 5th February It's Only Water Steven Stanyon
Wed 12th February

Talking About Jervaulx

Ian Burdon
Wed 19th February
Wed 26th February
Hackfall Anew
David Mason
Wed 5th March Keeping the Feast: marking time before we kept diaries
Marion Moverley
Wed 12th March A Walk Around Reeth: a photographic tour of the village Fiona Wilkinson
Wed 19th March The Heritage of Dry-stone Walls in the Dales Kevin Cale
26th March 2014 AGM followed by Member's Quiz  

Previous visits and walks

Bellerby Indoor Bowlers Club

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Thursday 7.00-9.30pm, Memorial Hall, Church Street.

The Bellerby Bowls Club was founded in 1992 by Derek & Joyce Langley at the behest of the Village Hall Committee.

In August 1993 The Richmond & District Carpet Bowles League was formed and the club agreed to join.

Over the years the membership has fluctuated and today the club boasts 14 members who play on Thursdays and enjoy the social spirit, engendered by belonging to the league.

If you are interested and would like to try your hand at carpet bowls why not come along, all are welcome young and old alike.

Walks Around the Village
The walk description are in a pdf format which you should print
Walk No 1    
Walk No 2    
Walk no 3 Paths and Fields to the East of the Village 3miles 1.5hr
Walk no 4    
Walk No 5    
Walk No 6