We recently made a visit to Markenfield Hall, which is just south of Ripon. This medieval moated house is still a family home and has been largely untouched since it was built in the 13th century.
We were guided through the house and its history by Geoff Layen who was able to bring to life the ups and downs of the various owners of the house over the centuries. After the tour club members enjoyed afternoon tea.
More information about the hall can be found on their website https://markenfieldhall.com/
more Monday 25th March 2024 at Leyburn Arts and Community Centre
more Club members went to Theakston's Brewery at Masham for a tour
more Members visited the Museum in Hawes on a very wet day in November 2023 - followed by lunch at the Wensleydale Pantry at Hawes
more Members and guests enjoyed a talk by Tom Orde Powlett about his family history and their environmental efforts.
more A small group of us enjoyed exploring Newby Hall Gardens
more Members of Wensleydale Rotary Club recently visited Tennants Fine Auctioneers where Tennants’ silverware expert Jeffrey Lasseline gave a talk demonstrating some of the items going into their upcoming Fine Jewellery, Watches and Silver Auction
more The coffee morning was a great success !
more Members moved our Rotary plaque to the new venue
more 12 members and partners thoroughly enjoyed The Great Yorkshire Proms at Harewood House
more Our guest speaker yesterday evening was Sue Ryding, who gave a very informative and entertaining talk on The Role of Women in The Army (a personal view).
more Ray, Philip, Albert and David's Muscroft and Milner met old friends at Upper Eden Rotary Club for their 42nd Charter Night in Brough.
more Our wonderfully entertaining speaker on the 23rd was Dr Cheryl Hardy, on the subject of “An Indian Decade” of Politics, Education and Textiles.
more Day trip to the World Heritage Site at Saltaire.
more 14 members and partners enjoyed an excellent barbecue at Barrie's house
more The Club took advantage of a once a year opportunity to visit Coverham Abbey, near Middleham, for its yearly plant fair and open day.
more A group of Wensleydale Rotarians and friends visited Jervaulk Abbey for a guided tour followed by tea in the cafe.
more Wensleydale members enjoyed a visit to the Himalayan Gardens
more For our second Wensleydale Rotary excursion we visited a very local landmark, Bolton Castle.
more Members, family and friends enjoyed helping at the event
more 40 members and guests attended the annual Christmas Dinner, this time at our new venue, the Bolton Arms
more Five members and three wives attended District Conference in Scarborough
more Members and partners gathered at Preston on Scar village hall for their annual pancake evening.
more About 60 members and guests enjoyed an excellent evening in Calverts restaurant in the Wensleydale Creamery on 29th June
more Although numbers were lower than usual, for various reasons, the 20 members and wives that did attend had a very enjoyable evening in Tennants Dining room.
more 12 Wensleydale Rotarians and wives enjoyed a fascinating visit to Foxglove Covert in Catterick Garrison
more Almost 50 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an excellent evening in Calverts restaurant in the Wensleydale Creamery on 30th June
more About 40 members and their partners enjoyed an excellent dinner at Aysgarth Falls Hotel
more 46 Rotarians and partners, together with Rtn Michael Weatherald's family, gathered at Penley's for his 90th birthday celebration
more 40 Rotarians, partners and friends enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Tennant's.
more This year's Charter Dinner took place on Friday 22nd June at the Queen's Head, Finghall.
more The annual Quoits match with RC Newton Aycliffe took place at Aldborough St John on 26th June.
more A few rose early to set up the tents but many attended the feast at President David's house after the event.
more The 2013 Charter and Handover Dinner was again held at the Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes. 64 Rotarians, partners and friends attended.
more A large contingent of Rotarians and partners from Wensleydale Rotary, together with guests from Upper Eden Rotary, were allowed a viewing of Neil Corner's amazing collection of cars
more Wensleydale Rotary held a very enjoyable Burns Night
more A group of members and wives had a two day stay at Hillthwaite House Hotel in Windermere in October
more About 40 Rotarians and guests enjoyed an excellent meal at Hawes Creamery for this year's Charter celebration.
more Berkhampstead Rotary Club walking group spent a day in Wensleydale, first hiking in Wharfedale guided by members of the Wensleydale Rotary Club, then being introduced to Quoits in the evening
more 45 members, partners and friends enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Tennant's Auction rooms.
more This year's Charter Dinner was unusual in that there were TWO members of parliament on the top table!
more 17 members and partners enjoyed the Conference in Scarborough
more Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes again provided an excellent meal for the 60 or so Rotarians, partners and friends who attended this year's Charter and Handover night.
more Karin gave an entertaining and informative talk on her hens and how some will be used as Henpower at the new care home in Leyburn
more Rtn Bhojaraja Sketty visited the Club from Barakur in southern India, and presented his club's bannerette.
more 15 members of Wensleydale Rotary visited the Rotary Club of Sale near Manchester to present a Paul Harris Fellowship award to John Alcock
more Upper Eden Rotary Club v Wensleydale Rotary Club fought a close contest at The Charles Bathhurst Inn in Arkengarthdale, with Upper Eden just 'nicking it' 11-1
more Another successful Charter and handover dinner was held at Wensleydale creamery, with over 70 attendees.
more Eight members from Wensleydale, together with their wives, attended the District Handover which took place at District Governor Elect Em Lloyd-Davies' farm in Staveley
more Club members enjoyed a game of Quoits with large team of Rotarians from the Richmond Club at Downholme
more 30 members, wives, and guests enjoyed a relaxing canal cruise at Skipton. Among the guests were Adrian, Sarah, and their daughter Jemima from Australia.
more 33 members and guests enjoyed Christmas Dinner at Friars Head restaurant at Akebar on 22nd December.
more Gordon Walker organised a pancake making session at Preston Village Hall.
more About 40 Rotarians from North Group Clubs enjoyed an evening of games hosted by RC of Wensleydale.
more Monday 6th September 2010 Bolton Arms, Leyburn. 7.30 pm Open to teams from clubs, societies, villages, businesses...
more The 30th Charter & Handover took place at Wensleydale Creamery on 25th June.
more Mark Johnston showed 25 Rotarians, wives and friends around Kingsley House stables
more 12 Rotarians, wives and friends visited Mark Johnston's horse training farm
more The Rotary Club of Wensleydale held its annual Charter Night and Handover at Wensleydale Creamery on 24th June.
more The annual Quoits match with Newton Aycliffe Rotary Club took place in Aldborough St John.
more Rotarian Adrian Jones and his wife Margaret hosted a very successful curry lunch at their home in Newbiggin
more This year's Christmas Dinner was held at the Queens Head, Finghall, and was very enjoyable
more 15 members enjoyed an informal evening at the George and Dragon in Aysgarth
back We meet most Monday evenings for a meal, followed by a speaker, unless some other activity has been arranged, such as a game of quoits or a trip on a canal etc.