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Northern Fells Group Arts & Crafts Fair 2019

posted 19 Nov 2019, 01:52 by Steve Woolley

On Saturday 23rd 10.30am - 4.30pm & Sunday 24th November 10.30am - 3pm

At Mungrisdale Village Hall


This very popular fair is now in its sixth year, visitors come from far and wide to see and buy unique and original goods from amazing talented local artists and craftspeople.  We have many different exhibitors offering that something special you will not find anywhere else.


Some of those exhibiting are listed below;


Barbara Stoddart & Anne Studholme.  Christmas wreaths also gifts and decorations.

Carol Hine. Felted goods, Christmas gifts, pictures and crafts.

Community Action Nepal. (CAN) local charity helping the mountain people of Nepal.  CAN is a mountaineers’ charity to help mountain people to help themselves raise their standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based culture.

Tracey Absalom. Carrock Crafts, selling handmade jewellery, individual designs. 

David Wood. Local artist, original watercolour paintings.

Caldbeck Fairtrade Group. Fairtrade crafts and cards. 

Julia Garner. Oil paintings, needle felting and crafts.

Linda Chapman. Moorend Felts, Nuno felted accessories, hot water bottles, scarves, broaches & corsages

Mungrisdale Art Group. Display of local artists work. 

Peter Huntington. Unique novelty clocks and lamps

Ruth Strong. Hand dyed silk and local wools, hand knitted garments.

Emma Redfern. Handmade bags and fabric things

Andrew Hewatt. Original metalwork, amazing sculptures, unique gifts

Sandra Littlefair. Candles, Pebo artwork, tote bags, boxes of cards

Christine Twigg.  Fabric Crackers, covered notebooks & diaries, wire sculptures, original artwork

Gill Skillicorn and Craft Group. Craftwork

Margaret Wright. Hand knitted clothing

Kath Wood. African jewellery made by a group of widows in Uganda and woollen hats, scarves and needle crafts made by our members locally. All sold in aid of projects delivered in Eastern Uganda.

Ann Miller. Prints

Barney Sharp. Woodwork

Regula.  Hand knitting

Plus some Local Produce and Baking


The Art Café.  Tea, coffee, soft drinks, bacon butties, delicious home-made soups and cakes as well as other light refreshments are available all weekend. 


Entry to everyone is free all weekend


For further information please contact any of the above or

Philippa Groves, Northern Fells Group Village Agent for Castle Sowerby & Mungrisdale 016974 78555

or email

Mungrisdale Film Night at Mungrisdale Village Hall - Friday 29th November

posted 12 Nov 2019, 14:35 by Steve Woolley

We are screening “Rocketman” a musical drama about the human story of Sir Elton John

Starring Taron Egerton as Elton John

Directed by Dexter Fletcher and Produced by Adam Bohling

Doors open at 7pm

Tickets £4 on the door

Coffee/ Bar

Blakebeck Farm Mungrisdale coffee morning - 7th December

posted 12 Nov 2019, 14:30 by Steve Woolley

10am - 1pm 

In aid of The Cumbria Community Foundation Winter Warmth Appeal

Please come and support this event. There will be cakes, mince pies, bring and buy stall and a raffle

Members of the local community’s generosity in past years at the coffee morning has been outstanding, if you feel able to contribute this year any of your winter fuel  allowance to the appeal it would be gratefully received.

The Latest Together magazine information - 12/11/19

posted 12 Nov 2019, 14:06 by Steve Woolley

St Kentigern's, Mungrisdale  December  2019 – January 2020


A CAROL SERVICE will be held in the church on Sunday 15th December at 7pm.

Please come and join in – the church will be decked and lit with candles - a beautiful start to the Christmas season. 


DECORATING THE CHURCH   Please come and help on Saturday 14th December  at 10am if you enjoy this side of Christmas preparations.  Come even if you don’t generally attend church - it’s a lovely thing to do together.


PRAYER TIME on Tuesday mornings in the church, 9am-10.30am.  All welcome to drop in.


BIBLE STUDY:   The final one for 2019 will be on Tuesday  10th December at 7.30pm in St Mungo’s.  All welcome.   We will start again in the New Year on 7th January and continue fortnightly.  Contact Nancy on 016974 78604.


SCOTTISH REELING  in the Village Hall at 7.30pm continues fortnightly on Tuesdays,  3rd and 17th December.  Run by Melanie and Robin Davies from Langwathby, it will start again in the New Year at 7.30pm on Tuesday 14th January and fortnightly thereafter.  Anyone interested, please contact Sally Bohling 01768779602


Come and join together to sing your favourite Christmas Carols in a village carol singing evening led by Richard Hall with organ accompaniment by Frances Faux.
Prompt start at 7.30 p.m.  Collection for charity.


WALK ‘N TALK   There will be no walk in December but we’ll re-start in the New Year on Friday 17th January at 10am - weather permitting; check with Denise or Nancy via 07866965388 or


YOGA at the village hall starting 15th January and every Wednesday, 7.00 - 8.30 pm. Pay on the night £10.00. All welcome, no previous experience of yoga necessary. Contact Anne Edwards 01798 484 610.


WI    On Wednesday 4th December, we ‘ll be going out for afternoon tea at the Borrowdale Hotel instead of our usual Christmas party.  Details from Lorraine 017687 79877, or Judith 017687 79957.

The competition is for a Christmas stocking / sock.


At Blakebeck FarmMungrisdale
Saturday 7th December    10am - 1pm
In aid of Cumbria Community Foundation’s WINTER WARMTH APPEAL

All welcome.  Donations from government fuel allowances are gratefully received at this event.

Also at Blakebeck -  WREATH MAKING DAYS

Monday 9th December and Wednesday 11th December
Make a wreath and have a light lunch - £35
Proceeds also for The Winter Warmth Appeal


CALDBECK SURGERY        Tel 016974 78254

The surgery will be closed 25th and 26th December and 1st January.  It will also be closed for training on the afternoon of Thursday 16th January from 1pm.

Deliveries of prescriptions will be one day early  - on the 23rd and 24th December.

 Art in the Waiting Room this month is by Sally Bohling.



In Caldbeck Village Hall  7.30pm

December 13th   Wajib     2017  Cert 15  1h36m      A father and his estranged son spend a day together hand delivering family wedding invitations as the local Nazareth custom requires. This is a comedy-drama that interleaves the background tension in the Israeli town with moments of terrific humour and warmth.

January 10th  Woman at War  2018  Cert 12A   1h41m    An Icelandic woman leading a double life as an environmental activist fighting against the local aluminium industry in a thrilling and life affirming contemporary fable.




The NFG Mungrisdale lunch group takes place on the second Wednesday in the month at the Mill Inn   12 for 12.30 - this month on 12th December.  Please contact Lorraine Evans 017687 79877, or Judith Egan 017687 79957 to book.


C.R.A.F.T. (Cannot Remember a Flipping Thing ) Club

Reminiscing sessions for all.

Monday 2nd December at 1pm in Millhouse Village Hall.



Mungrisdale Village Hall e-mail List

posted 28 Oct 2019, 02:32 by Steve Woolley

The Mungrisdale Village Hall committee are looking to create their own official emailing list for events and activities taking place in the hall and local community.


They would ask anyone interested in being included in this list to email their consent for inclusion in the list to Steve Woolley at who is administering the new list.


Prince Charles visits Low Beckside Farm in Mungrisdale.

posted 27 Mar 2018, 14:44 by Steve Woolley

EE Announces Broadband Trial Offer within the Northern Fells Area

posted 14 Jan 2018, 01:49 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 14 Jan 2018, 06:09 ]

EE is now in a position to offer 50 to 100 local households the opportunity to receive a 4G superfast broadband service at a discounted introductory 18 month price.


Anyone who wishes to take up this offer should express their interest by sending an e-mail including their name and e-mail address to


EE will then send out a simple survey to allow it to assess the suitability of each location for acceptance on the trial.


When accepted the package will include the following, based on signing up for a 18 month contract: -


·        Free antennae & router and free installation (saving £100).

·        Free service on selected tariff for 3 months.

·        Service then reverts to purchased service for the remaining 15 months of the contract.


The tariff bands are:

·        10Gb - £25 per month

·        50Gb - £35 per month

·        100Gb - £45 per month

·        200Gb - £60 per month


We appreciate that the first band may not be enough for most people but are assured that these prices have just been reduced significantly, and cannot be compared with landline broadband prices as the infrastructure costs are very different.


Once accepted and signed up for the trial, a voucher code for a router would be issued, and once this has been received the installation can be booked. The 18 month contract will commence when the router is received.


It is expected that the total time from providing a EE with your contact details to the installation of the equipment will be less than 2 weeks.


Current users of EE with old kit will be able to obtain an antennae and new router installed free of charge. They can then simply swap over their old SIM card into the new router. There will be no additional discount and they will continue with their current contract.


Anyone who doesn’t want the service but wishes to comment can also provide feedback to the e-mail address. Feedback will be welcomed.


For more advice please feel free to contact one of the Northern Fells Broadband representatives:-


Bob Clarke

01768 779 315

Paul Doherty

07748 640 191

Mal Hilton

01697 476 955

Steve Woolley

01768 779 678

Mungrisdale Footbridge Reconstruction 2017

posted 27 Nov 2017, 12:15 by Steve Woolley   [ updated 28 Nov 2017, 13:50 ]

Thanks to Chris Evans for the photographs of the reconstruction work carried out in the Autumn of 2017.

This footbridge replaces the previous one which was washed away by Storm Desmond in 2015.

Check out the new Mungrisdale Village Hall Facebook Page

posted 24 Jan 2017, 14:16 by Steve Woolley

Why not check out the new Mungrisdale Village Hall Facebook page at


By liking the page you can keep up-to-date with all the latest news and events.

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