8th November 2015
Some of you will be aware that in the past we have had some issues at the MUGA due to vandalism. As an example we have struggled with the provision of ‘First Aid’ facilities. Strange you may think ! Two boxes have been damaged with the contents destroyed.
We have now located the 3rd box on the wall of the Medical Centre as shown on the photograph. A big thank you to Dr Suleman for helping us out.
New Society Book – Main Street Memories
8th November 2015
We are delighted to announce that another Society book will be published very soon. It has been written by Beryl Falkingham and Gloria Stitt, with a lot of help and support from Don Barrett. It will be priced at £4.00, so keep an eye open for its launch.
Present day Addingham is very different to what it was during the Second World War and the 1950s. The first part of this book describes the everyday life of two young girls growing up on Main Street during the war, and for their families. With rationing, gas lighting and no central heating or modern conveniences, life was hard for mothers particularly, many of whom had their husbands serving on the front line. However, as youngsters, the authors didn’t know anything different as playing in the fields and shopping on Main Street (particularly for sweets and comics) were more important! The second part of the book describes an imaginary walk that they could have made down Main Street and back in the 1940s, with descriptions of all the sixty plus shops and other businesses that then lined the street – few of which remain today. The many grocers, butchers, bakers etc. supplied the village with their every need. However, Addingham, even though no longer a working mill village, retains its charming village character and still has lots to offer, with its thriving population, some much valued shops, and all of its pubs.