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Cowlingweb Update Archive - April 2009
Added: 28th April 2009
Sad death in the Cowlingweb family
Sadly Cowlingweb's Iomega 500gb external backup hard drive passed away in the early hours of this morning.
It is a great loss but the good news is having contacted Iomega they say they will replace the drive due to it still being under warranty! And it was only a backup for our main hard drives.

But what would you lose if your drive died?

Words for the wise - if you have photos, video, documents or any other data that could not be replaced, back it up!
Below are a couple of links to external hard drives and also bulk DVD suppliers.

External Hard Drives.
(We would recommend that you buy a external drive that is bigger than the one inside your computer)
> Amazon <
> EBuyer <
> PC World <

Bulk CD / DVD
(When backing up important data to CD or DVD we recommend that you do two copies)
> SVP <
> Big Pockets <

Cowling Football Club v Clitheroe (Northern Plant Hire Trophy Semi Final)
Supplied By: Jo Jones - Received Via Email

Cowling Football Team Shot - April 2009

Cowling FC are playing in the semi-final of the Northern Plant Hire Trophy on Thursday night at Cowling.
Kick off is 6.30 and they would love everyone that can to come down and support them against Clitheroe.

3 Old Photographs Added To Old Cowling Photos
Supplied By: Howard Benson. Received Via Email
Added to: Old Cowling Photos

Freda Smith (O'Sol)  c.1940
Freda Smith (O'Sol) c.1940
Marriage of Derek and Gwen Benson - 1954
Marriage of Derek and Gwen Benson - 1954
Alice Smith with Rev.Alan Raine M.A.
Alice Smith with Rev.Alan Raine M.A.

Added: 24th April 2009
Pinnacle Productions - FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
Supplied By: Angela Scott  - Received Via Email
Pinnacle Productions are hosting our first..
FAMILY QUIZ NIGHT
Friday 15th May 2009, Cowling Village Hall, 6.30pm

Who do you think has the best quiz team?
Sun Street or Acre Meadows?
Cowling Companions or The Moonrakers?
Middleton or Ickornshaw?
The Binn's family or The Green's?
We are throwing down the gauntlet to EVERYONE in the village!

So forget the TV, grab a pen and pit your wits against the
neighbours or family friends! Teams of 2 - 6 can be made up of all ages.
Bring your own drinks and nibbles and we will provide the questions and prizes

Places can be reserved by phoning - Angela on 01535 634936

Entrance £2 per adult & £1 per concession/child

Added: 22nd April 2009
Affordable Housing Public Meeting 20th April - Report
Supplied By: Darren Broadbent - Received Via Email
This meeting was called by the Parish Council who was eager to hear what the residents of the village felt about the proposed development of 19 affordable houses on a Greenfield site.

The turnout of the meeting was somewhere near to 140 people-a fantastic turnout that the Parish Council and Villagers alike should be proud of! It goes to show how residents of a small village can come together and have a really big voice!

The residents were unanimous in their opinion. When the Chair of the meeting asked the residents to take a vote, 100% were AGAINST the building of the affordable homes on this Greenfield site. This vote was taken via villagers raising their hands - not one single person raised one single finger in agreement of building on this Greenfield! Quite fantastic!

The residents of the village that attended this meeting, have sent a VERY clear message to CDC, Cllr Green, Cllr Knowles-Fitton, Skipton Properties, Firebird Homes, Manningham Housing and the Parish Council that they DO NOT WANT ANY HOUSES ON THIS GREENFIELD!!! 140 people’s voices CANNOT now be ignored when this comes to the planning stage!

The CPRE also attended the meeting and voiced their opinion of the proposed development. They too are against it!

I feel that the residents of the village were let down by the fact that CDC failed to send a representative from their Strategic Housing Team, despite the fact that they told the Parish Council via email that they would attend. However, Cllr Knowles-Fitton promised the hall full of people that he would investigate as to why any representative failed to attend.

Once again, without meaning to sound patronising, the village should be proud that they turned out in such numbers! I now have confidence that this momentum will continue! This may be the first of many fights to save our green fields!

Added: 21st April 2009
Frozen Lumb Waterfall Photograph Added To The Photo Gallery
Photo taken by: Phillip Priestley - Scanned by: Cowlingweb
Added to: Photo Gallery

Frozen Lumb Waterfall - Date: 1979-80
Frozen Lumb Waterfall - Date: 1979-80


Added: 11th April 2009
Affordable Housing Public Meeting 20th April at Cowling Village Hall
This will be the second meeting that Cowling Parish Council have arranged for villagers to attend regarding Affordable Housing in the village.

The meeting starts at 7.00pm at the Village Hall, Park Road and anyone is welcome to attend.
Representatives from Skipton Properties (The land owners) Firebird Homes; (The developers) Manningham Housing (The parent company of the developers) and Craven District Council have all been invited to attend the meeting.

This is your change to find out more about the proposed planned development and also have your say about what you think the village needs regarding affordable housing.

Added: 10th April 2009
Cowling Pinnacle Photograph Added To The Photo Gallery
Photo taken by: Geoff Webster
Received via email from Scott Mirfield
Added to: Photo Gallery

Cowling Pinnacle - Taken by Geoff  Webster
Cowling Pinnacle - Taken by Geoff Webster


Added: 9th April 2009

1 Old Photograph Added To Old Cowling Photos
Supplied By: Dr John Laycock. - Received: Via Email.
Added to: Old Cowling Photos

Bridge over Ickornshaw Beck - Wainmans Bottoms.
Bridge over Ickornshaw Beck - Wainmans Bottoms.


Added: 8th April 2009
Demolition work starts on Carr Mill.

Carr Mill - April 2009
Carr Mill - April 2009

Joan Tindale Outside Carr Mill.
Joan Tindale Outside Carr Mill.

Demolition work started this week on Carr Mill.

Carr Mill was built by Thomas Binns in the 1890s as a weaving mill and was one of the first mills in the area to use its own electricity generator plant to power the lighting. The mill was later taken over by Thomas's brother John Binns who also owned Croft Mill.

The mill was originally a three storey building but was reduced to one storey after it was damaged by fire in 1988.

The photograph to the left shows Mrs Joan Tindale (Nee Binns) who is the Great, Great, Great Grand daughter of Thomas Binns.

Skipton Properties have planning permission to build 14 houses on the site and an agreement with Craven District Council says that when 7 out of the 14 houses are occupied a sum of £8,500 will be given to the village to improve recreational facilities.

Cowling Toilets Are Now Closed!

Public toilets at North Ends  closed.
Public toilets at North Ends closed.

The public toilets at North End are now closed.

Craven District Councils Policy Committee on 17th February made the decision to close not only the Cowling Public Convenience but also ones in Glusburn / Crosshills, Settle (Ashfield Car Park), Skipton (Coach St Car Park), Burnsall, Gargrave, Bentham and Ingleton.

Cowling Parish Council were offered to take over the day to day running of the toilets which would mean an increase of 25% precept for the village. The Parish Council does not have that money this year, and will ask the villagers for their decision before next years precept.

So the toilets are now closed for the foreseeable future.

Cowling Football Club 3 Earby Town 0
Supplied By: Jo Jones - Received Via Email

Cowling Football Team Shot - April 2009
Cowling Football Team Shot - April 2009

Cowling striker Lee Barker evades the Earby defenc
Cowling striker Lee Barker evades the Earby defence

Cowling Football Captain James Complin
Cowling Football Captain James Complin

Cowling secured their first silverware in over a decade, taking the First Division title with a 3-0 home win over Earby Town. Laying a point behind league leaders Rolls Royce before kick-off, the home side needed only a point from Saturday’s game to finish top of the table.

It was an assured first 45 minutes from the home team, who enjoyed the majority of possession and goal-scoring chances. Playing with a strong wind at their backs Cowling pressed Earby deep in their own half and were rewarded by a goal after 25 minutes play. Rhys Thomas scored his second of the season stabbing home a loose ball from a yard out after a goal-mouth scramble.

Cowling’s second followed almost immediately and had an element of fortune to it, with Lee Barker blocking a clearance on the edge of the box which rebounded past the stranded Earby ‘keeper. Barker’s second and Cowling’s third came from a set piece; Adam Smith laying the ball into the path of Ali McEwen, whose low cross was finished inside the six-yard box.

With the wind behind them in the second half, Earby pressed forward and created a few chances of their own, but the Cowling defence stayed strong to see out the game with a clean sheet. At the other end a few good Cowling chances were foiled by the impressive Earby ‘keeper.

A run of seven successive wins has propelled Cowling to the title, overtaking both Settle and Rolls Royce in recent weeks, and is testament to the levels of commitment and team spirit shown by all the players throughout the year. Recently injured Kyle Willis was first up to receive his winner’s medal and club captain James Complin lifted the trophy to the delight of his team mates. The ever-improving young midfielder Matt Lister received the man-of-the-match award after another assured display in the centre of the park.

All the other news about Cowling FC can be seen at www.clubwebsite.co.uk/cowlingfc

Cowling FC would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring them next season.

There are all sorts of opportunities available from kit sponsor to trophies and match balls


Cowling Cricket Club News & Request
Supplied By: Bob Richardson (Club Secretary) - Received Via Email
The Cricket Club outdoor nets should start, weather permitting on Tuesday evening, April 14th. We hope that as many players as possible will be there, because the cricket season is almost on us!
If there are any locals, male or female, old or young, who fancy playing cricket in Cowling, please do come along.....you will be warmly welcomed.
The juniors will meet on Friday evenings and if the weather is OK then we should start on Friday, 17th March. If you are over 9 years of age then do come along.

The club are really in need of people to umpire at matches. If anybody would like to have a go at umpiring, please get in touch with our chairman, David Nicholson, Tel 01535 634730.

Added: 5th April 2009
Yorkshire Post Tribute to David Hoyle.
Yorkshire Post Tribute to David Hoyle.
Published Date: 04 April 2009

http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/obituaries/David-Ware-Hoyle.5142305.jp

Added: 4th April 2009
Robert Wilson
Beacon Man Memorial Stone On Pinhaw Moor

Supplied By: Ray Thornton - Received Via Email
Added to: Local History & Information - Robert Wilson - Beacon Man Memorial Stone On Pinhaw Moor

Click To View Large Photographs

Although this is not really a Cowling related item it is something for over 10 years I have always been interested in due to an interesting story that Ray Thornton a local walker told me of a memorial stone on Pinhaw Moor showing the place were beacon man Robert Wilson was found dead in 1805.

Well a big thank you to Ray for taking the time out to re-visit the stone and this time he had his digital camera with him and emailed me the photographs below.

The stone reads.

Hear was found dead the
body of Robert Wilson one
of The Beacon Gards who
Died Jan 29 1809 Aged
59 years

High Stubbin Photograph Added To The Photo Gallery
Supplied By: Ray Thornton - Received Via Email
Added to: Photo Gallery

High Stubbin
High Stubbin

 

Pinnacle Productions Page Update
Supplied By: Denise Abbott
Added to: Community Listings - Pinnacle Productions

Pinnacle Productions is Cowling’s very own amateur dramatic group, formed back in 1998. We stage two performances per year now, normally one in last spring/early summer and one in late autumn/early winter. Last year, as well as putting on a play, we performed an ambitious pantomime for the very first time, and it went down a storm with 3 out of 3 full house performances.

At the moment we perform at St Andrew’s Hall in the village, but with the building of a new Village Hall we hope to make that our main performance venue.

We have members from their teens to their seventies from all walks of life. Some act, some direct, some help out backstage, with costumes, scenery, front of house, lighting, sound and more.

Every month we meet at a member’s home for a play reading evening – comedy, tragedy, suspense, horror…. and that’s before the reading even starts! Everyone is welcome to come along to these evenings, but you don’t have to read if you don’t want to. Just come along and listen if you prefer. Light refreshments and drinks make the evening somewhat of an anticipated monthly social event. The play readings are advertised in the Craven Herald (village section), the village newsletter and on Cowlingweb. So if you want to meet new people, pursue an interest or just widen your horizons, you will be made most welcome.

Pinnacle Productions also stage fund-raising and social events throughout the year. With these, any member is always welcome to either organise one such event or just to come along.

In 2007 we even went back to school! Well, OK, not quite school, but we took part in theatre workshops run by a local professional actor and director. We all enjoyed it immensely and hope to do some more soon.

So… if all that whets your appetite for joining our band of merry thespians, costumiers, props makers, lighting and sound techies or even producers and directors, you will be made most welcome.

If you’d like to find out more please call:
Bill (Secretary) on 01535 637083

Added: 1st April 2009

7 Old Photographs Added To Old Cowling Photos
Supplied By: Mrs. Ann Haggard - Scanned By: R Tindale - Via Email
Added to: Old Cowling Photos

Cowling Gala 1950s
Cowling Gala 1950s

Cowling Gala 1950s Walter Snowden, Horse And Daugh
Cowling Gala 1950s Walter Snowden, Horse And Daugh

Cowling Cricket Team c1921
Cowling Cricket Team c1921

Cowling Band Gala 1950s
Cowling Band Gala 1950s

Birks Bridge, Leys Lane
Birks Bridge, Leys Lane

1st and 2nd Cowling Cricket Teams c1921
1st and 2nd Cowling Cricket Teams c1921

 

 

 

 

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