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RAP AGM 2017

Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Filed under Events

The AGM took place on Saturday, 14th October and we were very happy that mayoral parties from Boroughbridge and Pateley Bridge were able to join us.

Before we got down to serious business, some of us enjoyed decorating key rings.

The results were very colourful.

The AGM went well. Jerry read the Chair’s and Treasurer’s reports and Vice Chair Bethany read the report that she had written herself. Carole Anderson was elected to join the Management Committee and suggestions were taken for next year’s programme.

Then it was time for this year’s RAP’s Got Talent to be judged by the mayors and mayoresses. The audience was very appreciative.

Rebekah stunned us all with her hip-hop rap routine…

… and still had the energy to partner Ben in their interpretation of the theme song from Titanic.

Emma performed a magic trick. How did she make that ping-pong ball return to her each time?

Matthew sang for us, Ben played his penny whistle and volunteer Maggie was pressed into reading an extract from her new children’s book Wheels on Fire, but Margaret was the winner with some of her poetry.

Have you ever seen a happier face?

September 2017

Saturday 9 September 2017 - Filed under Events

It was good to be back together again after the summer break.

Most of us enjoyed making decorative tea lights under Sue’s expert guidance and with help from other volunteers.

The results were stunning, don’t you think?

There was less time than usual for games, but some of us made use of the table tennis and pool tables.

Farewell to Tim Robinson

Monday 10 July 2017 - Filed under Events

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The day after our visit to Beamish (see below), when the members expressed their appreciation for everything that Tim has done for RAP over the last 20 years, Jerry and Carole hosted a small gathering of committee members and volunteers. We thanked Tim again and wished him and his wife Rachel the very best of luck for their new life in the Orkneys.

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Tim has been associated with RAP longer than any of us and the photographs in the collage are just a few examples of the many activities to which he has lent his support. Starting off as a volunteer driver, Tim became much more than that and we shall all miss him very much.

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2017 Summer Outing to Beamish

Monday 10 July 2017 - Filed under Events

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We had a combined outing with members of Ripon ARK this year and were all very grateful to be blessed with good weather.

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Driver Jason from Atkinson’s gave us a very smooth ride and even took our group photo. Tim Robinson (3rd left), who has been a RAP volunteer for 20 years, and his wife Rachel are leaving soon for an exciting new life in the Orkneys and will be sadly missed. We took the opportunity at the end of the day to present Tim with a farewell card and gift.

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There are many ways to travel around to the different areas and here are some of us waiting for the tram.

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One comes along every few minutes.

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All aboard!

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Beamish has plenty to offer railway enthusiasts too. Pockerley Waggonway represents 1825.

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Rowley Station was built in 1867 and moved to Beamish over a century later.

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A train ride is always fun.

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Not too fast, though!

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Homes from different eras of housing are well represented and here are a few of us inside one of the period buildings.

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Jerry even found himself an Anderson shelter. How very appropriate!

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This is how portraits used to be. I think most of us would prefer colour photography, but it’s interesting to look back.

AS WE SPLIT UP INTO GROUPS, ONLY A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS HAVE SO FAR BEEN CONTRIBUTED TO THE WEBSITE. MORE WOULD BE VERY WELCOME AND COULD EASILY BE ADDED. PLEASE SEND THEM TO JERRY.

Rain stopped play in June.

Saturday 10 June 2017 - Filed under Events

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The weather was against us today, but our friends at Ripon Spa Gardens Bowling Club made us very welcome in their club house.

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We were able to play a variety of games and enjoy some refreshments.

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The chocolate cake made by Sue was definitely the star of the show!

Boxing Clever in May

Tuesday 16 May 2017 - Filed under Events

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As well as playing some games, we focussed on decorating boxes this month.

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They can be used for all kinds of purposes. No one can ever have too many boxes to keep things in!

RAP Bowling Competition 2017

Saturday 8 April 2017 - Filed under Events

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There was a good turn out this morning for our annual visit to Ten Pin in York and we were glad to see some new faces amongst us.

The winner, though, was Margaret, our longest standing member and we hope that she will enjoy displaying the trophy in her home for the next twelve months. Well done, Margaret!